Martin Zamani is the winner of Event #6: $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em at the 2022 Poker Masters. Zamani topped the largest field of this Poker Masters series - 97 entries - to take home the $223,100 top prize.

Zamani entered Day 2 fourth in chips and was able to come out on top to score his first-ever PokerGO Tour (PGT) and Poker Masters victory.

2022 Poker Masters Event #6 Payouts

Place Player Country Prize
1st Martin Zamani United States $223,100
2nd Jared Jaffee United States $155,200
3rd Justin Saliba United States $116,400
4th Matthew Wantman United States $97,000
5th Anthony Hu United States $77,600
6th Masashi Oya Japan $58,200
7th Ken Aldridge United States $48,500
8th Jesse Lonis United States $38,800
9th Dan Shak United States $38,800
10th Ben Yu United States $29,100
11th Jim Collopy United States $29,100
12th Mitchell Halverson United States $19,400
13th John Riordan United States $19,400
14th Amir Lehavot Israel $19,400

Zamani's Road To Winning Event #6

Martin Zamani came into Day 2 of Event #6: $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em in fourth place on the leaderboard with nine players remaining.

Dan Shak was the first player to bust, then Jesse Lonis hit the rail in eighth place. Ken Aldridge went out next before Zamani scored an important double up through Masashi Oya with ace-queen versus pocket nines. The double up gave Zamani the chip lead and Zamani would take out the short-stacked Oya shortly thereafter.

Zamani almost scored a double knockout during five-handed play. His kings went against Jared Jaffee's ace-queen and Anthony Hu's ace-jack. Jaffee flopped a queen and rivered an ace to double up, eliminating Hu in the process.

Matthew Wantman went out in fourth place, then Justin Saliba busted in third place, leaving Zamani heads-up with Jaffee. When the heads-up match began, Zamani had a little bit of a lead over Jaffee.

Jaffee quickly worked his way into the lead, but then Zamani fought right back to retake it. Zamani got up to a 2-1 advantage before Jaffee doubled through him and flipped the stacks. The stacks flipped again when Zamani's ace-queen held against Jaffee's ace-six, and this time Zamani was up to a 3-1 lead.

On the final hand, Jaffee took his ace-jack up against Zamani's queen-nine of hearts. Zamani flopped a pair of nines and faded everything he needed to from there to get the victory.

Ausmus Remains On Top of Poker Masters Leaderboard

With a victory in Event #1 and a seventh-place finish in Event #2, Jeremy Ausmus remains on top of the 2022 Poker Masters series leaderboard with 242 points through six events. Ausmus did have to sweat the final table of Event #6, though, because Matthew Wantman, Anthony Hu, Masashi Oya, and Dan Shak could all overtake him, but their finishes left them short.

Martin Zamani's win in Event #6 gave him 223 points and placed him second on the leaderboard entering the big buy-in portion of the 2022 Poker Masters schedule.

2022 Poker Masters Leaderboard Top 10

Place Player Country Points
1st Jeremy Ausmus United States 242
2nd Martin Zamani United States 223
3rd Adam Hendrix United States 216
4th Ronald Keijzer Netherlands 203
5th Ethan Yau United States 198
6th Nick Schulman United States 191
7th Nick Guagenti United States 186
8th Cary Katz United States 167
9th Anthony Hu United States 163
10th Jared Jaffee United States 155

Ivey Now Atop PGT Leaderboard

Phil Ivey has moved into the top spot on the 2022 PGT leaderboard after a new result came in from the Triton Poker Series recently held in Cyprus. Ivey now has 3,083 points, jumping ahead of Stephen Chidwick for the top spot.

Jason Koon also had a result from the Triton Poker Series that moved him into third place. Sam Greenwood also had a result come in from the Triton Poker Series that moved him into 10th place, knocking Sean Winter out of the top 10.

2022 PGT Leaderboard Top 10

Place Player Country Points
1st Phil Ivey United States 3,083
2nd Stephen Chidwick United Kingdom 2,998
3rd Jason Koon United States 2,384
4th Alex Foxen United States 2,356
5th Michael Duek Argentina 2,294
6th Espen Jorstad Norway 2,192
7th Danny Tang Hong Kong 2,139
8th Daniel Dvoress Canada 2,003
9th Mikita Badziakouski Belarus 1,936
10th Sam Greenwood Canada 1,882

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