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|
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.
|2019 Poker Masters Championship Final Standings|
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