In what will go down as one of the most impressive showings in a single poker tournament series, Sam Soverel has closed out his historic Poker Masters championship run by winning the $50,000 Main Event for $680,000. In total, Soverel recorded seven final tables across 10 events, cashing for a total of $1.4 million including the $100,000 top prize for being the top points getter. On the final day of the series, Soverel both beat Chris Hunichen heads-up in the final event as well as receiving the Purple Jacket from the hands of 2018 champion Ali Imsirovic.

“It’s exciting to win,” Soverel said after taking down the Main Event and Purple Jacket. “I just like being in action all the time and when you win you get to play the longest.”

About his play, his performance, and dominance, Soverel said, “A lot of the guys I thought were really good I saw make mistakes online recently and I actually think now that the playing field is a lot more level than I originally thought.”

While Soverel doesn’t make any claims on where he stands on the hypothetical global ladder of tournament players, he does admit that he feels much more comfortable than before.

“I’m glad I don’t feel like I’m at a big disadvantage when playing these guys whereas in the past I kind of felt like that. I come from a cash background and I know I didn’t study enough and understand things like the impact of the big blind ante, but I understand it a bit better now and I think that my live background helps me a lot in the rest of the game.”

Relive the entire $50,000 Poker Masters Main Event on PokerGO right now with commentary provided by Ali Nejad and Nick Schulman.

2019 Poker Masters Event #10 Results
1 Sam Soverel 350 $680,000
2 Chris Hunichen 245 $442,000
3 Elio Fox 175 $272,000
4 Stephen Chidwick 140 $170,000
5 Seth Davies 105 $136,000

The final table of the Main Event started with six players of which one would go home empty-handed. That player turned out to be Ali Imsirovic who busted on the bubble when his top pair top kicker failed to hold up against Stephen Chidwick’s straight and flush draw. The river gave Chidwick a straight and Imsirovic busted in sixth place.

The next big clash was between Seth Davies and Sam Soverel as the former picked up queens against the latter’s kings. This hand sent Davies to the rail and Soverel asserted himself as one of the biggest stacks trailing only Chris Hunichen. Busting in fourth place was Stephen Chidwick who found himself in similar trouble as Davies, running queens into kings. This time it was Hunichen who had kings and Chidwick exited the PokerGO Studio.

Elio Fox maneuvered himself into the Top 3 but at that point, he got coolered by Soverel in a full house vs full house clash. Holding ten-seven versus Soverel’s eights, the board ran out seven-four-nine-nine-nine, and Fox’s full house was inferior by just one pip. After calling off most of his chips on the river, Fox busted just a few hands later in third place.

The heads-up battle did not last long as on the final hand, with Hunichen facing nearly a 4:1 disadvantage, Soverel put him all in with queen-ten and Hunichen called it off with deuces. Soverel hit a queen and end the tournament.

2019 Poker Masters Championship Final Standings
Name Points Earnings Results
1 Sam Soverel 1160 $1,396,800 7
2 Kahle Burns 630 $585,950 3
3 Chance Kornuth 630 $556,400 3
4 Sean Winter 480 $495,350 4
5 Ali Imsirovic 450 $497,600 3
6 George Wolff 420 $404,500 3
7 Alex Foxen 330 $169,450 3
8 Kristen Bicknell 300 $408,000 1
9 Sergi Reixach 300 $369,000 1
10 Isaac Baron 300 $223,100 1

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Stephen Chidwick, Chris Hunichen, Sam Soverel, Elio Fox, Seth Davies, Poker Masters