Stephen Chidwick is the 2023 Poker Masters champion. With one victory and four cashes, Chidwick topped the series leaderboard with 688 points to earn himself the prestigious Poker Master Purple Jacket and $50,000 championship bonus. Including the championship bonus, Chidwick hauled in $1,159,000 in prize money from the 2023 Poker Masters series.

Chidwick has now added the title of 2023 Poker Masters champion to his résumé that includes being crowned the 2018 U.S. Poker Open champion and 2022 PGT Player of the Year.

All of Chidwick's four cashes at the 2023 Poker Masters were final-table appearances. In addition to his run in the final event, Chidwick finished sixth in Event #6: $10,000 NL Hold'em for $57,000, first in Event #8: $25,000 NL Hold'em for $400,000, and third in Event #9: $25,000 NL Hold'em for $148,000.

Stephen Chidwick's 2023 Poker Masters Results

Event Place Prize Points
Event #6: $10,000 NL Hold'em 6th $57,000 57
Event #8: $25,000 NL Hold'em 1st $400,000 240
Event #9: $25,000 NL Hold'em 3rd $148,000 89
Event #10: $50,000 NL Hold'em 2nd $504,000 302

It took until the very last event of the series for Chidwick to solidify himself atop the Poker Masters leaderboard, and he did so with a second-place finish after outlasting all others in contention. Entering the final event, Lithuanian Vladas Tamasauskas was on top of the leaderboard. Tamasauskas was in first place ever since he won the opening event of the series, but he would be sitting on the sidelines watching the final table of the finale play out because he busted on Day 1. In the end, it was Chidwick's second-place finish that allowed him to surpass Tamasauskas, fade all others, and win the Purple Jacket.

Chidwick was one of seven players to cash four or more times at the 2023 Poker Masters, and he was the only player to win more than $1,000,000 in prize money.

2023 Poker Masters Leaderboard Top 10

Place Player Wins Cashes Winnings Points
1st Stephen Chidwick 1 4 $1,109,000 688
2nd Vladas Tamasauskas 2 3 $506,400 506
3rd Chino Rheem 1 5 $602,650 487
4th Alex Foxen 0 5 $663,500 460
5th Jonathan Jaffe 1 1 $756,000 454
6th Andrew Lichtenberger 1 4 $367,450 327
7th Ren Lin 0 4 $342,800 325
8th Darren Elias 1 3 $359,500 319
9th Justin Bonomo 1 2 $447,000 314
10th Brian Kim 0 2 $375,500 284

The eighth edition of the Poker Masters drew 742 entries across the series' 10 events and awarded $11,065,000 in prize money. The opening event of the 2023 Poker Masters drew 114 entries and set the record for the largest-ever field in a live Poker Masters tournament.

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