Through the first half of the Poker Masters series, four players have won battles, but the outcome of the war is still to be decided. That is because the Poker Masters Purple Jacket doesn’t go to the player that started the fastest or was the most successful through the first few events of the series. The Poker Masters Purple Jacket™ goes to the winningest player throughout the series, meaning that the war won’t be over until the $100,000 Championship concludes this week.
While the Event #4 prize pool was the smallest we’ve seen throughout the Poker Masters series, the way the Event #4 final table shook out had some serious Purple Jacket implications. Clubhouse leader Steffen Sontheimer returned for his third final table of the series and if he was able to notch a second victory, the race to the Poker Masters Purple Jacket could have been over before the $100,000 Championship had even started.
Alas, Sontheimer bowed out in 5th, opening the way for Brandon Adams and Doug Polk to push themselves into the conversation. Despite their big Event #4 scores and moves into the top-five, the top-three remains unchanged.
Over the next three days, that leader board will go over multiple make overs. If any of the current top-five make deep runs in the $100,000 Championship, they could lock up the Purple Jacket before the final event plays down to a winner. Players just outside the top-five could also push themselves into contention, including, Erik Seidel ($576,000), Matt Hyman ($561,000), Fedor Holz ($550,000), Jake Schindler ($409,500), and Steffan Schillhabel ($306,000).
Watch the world’s best battle in the biggest event of the Poker Masters series this week exclusively on PokerGO, starting with the opening day of the $100,000 Championship at 8:30 PM ET. A complete $100,000 Championship streaming schedule can be found here and both Poker Central and PokerGO will update fans on the Poker Masters Championship Standings over the next three days.