Poker Masters is one of the game's most prestigious tournament series. If you're looking for general information about the Poker Masters, including Poker Masters' history and information on previous champions, then you've come to the right place.
A prestigious high-stakes tournament series, Poker Masters began in 2017. The series is comprised of individual high-stakes poker tournaments and there is a series-long leaderboard to crown the overall series champion. The player to earn the most leaderboard points across the entire series is crowned Poker Masters champion and awarded the prestigious Poker Masters Purple Jacket.
To date, there have been eight editions of the Poker Masters series, which includes the two online versions of the series that took place in 2020 during the COVID-19 pandemic when live poker was shut down. Through the eight editions of the series, $110,467,570 in prize money has been awarded. Poker Masters series champions have collected $11,146,055 of that.
On this page, you will find everything you need to know about the Poker Masters, including detailed information on Poker Masters history, past winners, and player stats.
|2017||Poker Masters||5||Steffen Sontheimer||2||4||$2,733,000|
|2018||Poker Masters||7||Ali Imsirovic||2||3||$1,288,600|
|2019||Poker Masters||10||Sam Soverel||2||7||$1,396,800|
|2020||Poker Masters Online||30||Alexandros Kolonias||2||11||$1,266,296|
|2020||Poker Masters Online PLO||16||Eelis Parssinen||1||6||$735,359|
|2021||Poker Masters||12||Michael Addamo||2||2||$1,840,000|
|2022||Poker Masters||10||Sean Winter||1||2||$777,000|
|2023||Poker Masters||10||Stephen Chidwick||1||4||$1,109,000|
Poker Masters got its start in 2017. To date, there have been seven total editions of the Poker Masters series, with five being played live and two being played online. Every version of the Poker Masters has awarded the prestigious Purple Jacket to the series champion.
The first-ever edition of the series, the 2017 Poker Masters included five tournaments. German Steffen Sontheimer became the series winner with the most money won from the series. For the 2018 series and beyond, the series champion was crowned via a points system. The 2018 Poker Masters saw an increase in the number of events as part of the series, going up to seven. Then in 2019, Poker Masters comprised of 10 events.
When the COVID-19 pandemic struck and shutdowns were put in place, live poker didn't take place and much of the industry transitioned to the virtual world. Poker Masters also moved online, and through a partnership with partypoker the 2020 Poker Masters Online and 2020 Poker Masters Online PLO series were held. The 2020 Poker Masters Online series included 30 events, and the 2020 Poker Masters Online PLO included 16.
In 2021, live poker returned and the PokerGO Tour (PGT) was launched in April. As an owned-and-operated PokerGO tournament series, the Poker Masters became a part of the PGT. The first year as part of the PGT, the Poker Masters featured 12 tournaments. As if the heater wasn't real enough for Australian Michael Addamo, he won two events and the Purple Jacket that year. In 2022, 10 events made up the Poker Masters schedule with one of the top high rollers in the game, Sean Winter, earning the Purple Jacket.
In 2023, the Poker Masters returned to the PGT schedule with another 10-event series held in September. Although Vladas Tamasauskas started out the series on fire by winning two of the first three events, Stephen Chidwick found a late surge for the second half of the schedule and was able to add the prestigious Purple Jacket to his long list of tournament poker accomplishments.
Poker Masters is part of the PGT. You can find the full schedule of events at pgt.com/schedule.
Viewers from around the world can enjoy watching the Poker Masters on PokerGO. Livestreamed final tables from the Poker Masters are broadcast on PokerGO.
|Rank||Player||Cashes||Wins||Total Money Won|
|Rank||Player||Number of Tournament Wins|
|Rank||Player||Number of Cashes|
|T-6||Jooryt van Hoof||12|
Poker fans around the world are able to watch the Poker Masters. The tournament series airs live on PokerGO.com and the PokerGO app. Past Poker Masters events are available on demand on PokerGO.com and the PokerGO app.
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Viewers can also relive Poker Masters action through the exciting highlights that can be found on the PokerGO YouTube channel.