NBC Sports is your home for high stakes poker action on TV, and tonight you’ll get to watch the first final table of the 2018 Poker Masters! This past September PokerGO brought you exclusive live coverage of the 2018 Poker Masters, and today the first of seven final tables will be shown on NBC Sports with commentary by Ali Nejad and Jeremy Ausmus.

Poker Masters Event #1 Day 1 Recap

The first event of the 2018 Poker Masters was a $10,000 No Limit Hold’em tournament that drew 69 entries to create a prize pool worth $690,000. After a long day of play, a total of 10 places got paid with Tom Marchese getting eliminated on money-bubble. The remaining 10 players were guaranteed $20,700.

The hand that burst the bubble also sent the tenth-place finisher home as it was Brandon Adams who won a big three-way all in. Marchese busted out holding ace-eight versus Matthias Eibinger’s queens and the tens of Adams. Marchese was all in before the flop while Eibinger shoved on the turn when the board read eight-jack-ten-five. There were three spades on board and Adams called with his set, and despite having both straight and flush draws to go along with his overpair, the Austrian pro was knocked out when the river brought a blank.

The next player to go was Cary Katz who exited in ninth place for $20,700 after an unfortunate runout. Katz was all-in with ace-ten versus the ace-nine of David Peters who caught a nine on the river. Ali Imsirovic busted in eighth place for $27,600 when his ace-nine of clubs did not hold up against the ace-eight of hearts held by Rainer Kempe. The German pro spiked an eight on the turn to jump into third place on the standings.

The last player to hit the rail on the first day was David Eldridge who took home $34,500 for finishing in seventh place. Eldridge ended up all-in holding ten-four on a ten-high flop, but that was no good against the queen-ten of Rainer Kempe. The board ran dry and Kempe knocked out another player to set up the final table that you can catch on NBC Sports tonight.

The 2018 Poker Masters Event #1 Final Table on NBC Sports

Here’s an overview of the seat draw of the final table of this event.

2018 Poker Masters Event #1 Final Table
Seat Player Country Chip Count
1 Brian Green United States 880,000
2 Cord Garcia United States 1,125,000
3 David Peters United States 1,585,000
4 Rainer Kempe Germany 2,230,000
5 Brandon Adams United States 2,385,000
6 Isaac Haxton United States 410,000

Want to see how this final table ends? Catch it tonight on NBC Sports at 9:00 pm ET. Looking for more poker action? Tonight’s poker night on NBC Sports starts at 7:00 pm ET with two episodes of the 2018 Super High Roller Bowl final table, and after two hours of Poker Masters coverage, the 2018 Super High Roller Bowl continues with Day 3 action. 

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