The Poker Masters is ongoing and there are a number of players piling up the wins. We’re recapping three big ones in this week’s poker headlines.
Negreanu Wins Poker Masters High Roller Event
Daniel Negreanu continued his stellar poker career by adding another trophy to his case. The Poker Hall of Famer played in the $10,000 buy-in no-limit hold’em High Roller event at the 2021 Poker Masters and came out on top. This victory came just 61 days after being crowned as the PokerGO Cup Champion, so the man is having a good year.
Negreanu had to work his way past 66 other entries to win the Poker Masters event but it was all worth it in the end. He walked away with the largest chunk of the prize pool with $178,200 and his second title of the 2021 year. He now has over $42.7 million in career tournament earnings, enough to rank him third on the all-time money list.
Negreanu didn’t just receive money, though. He picked up 360 Card Player Player of the Year points, pushing him into 42nd place in the 2021 POY race. Daniel also jumped up to 13th place in the PokerGO Tour leaderboards.
Wilson Emerges Victorious in Poker Masters Event
Nobody could slow down Brock Wilson during the fourth event of the Poker Masters high roller series. The event was a $10,000 buy-in tournament with Wilson coming out on top and earning $189,800 for his victory. Despite being just 26 years of age, Wilson increased his total to $3.7 million with this recent win.
He seems to be on a hot streak as of late. This win came just three days after he finished in fourth place during the kickoff event of the Poker Masters series. Wilson is already in the Poker Masters points lead with his most recent win.
He picked up 190 points for that last win, increasing his total to 272 already. Whoever ends up coming out on top in the poker championship race will get an extra $50,000 along with a Purple Jacket. Brock is also up to $1,179,848 in total earnings just in 2021, with points moving him up into 20th in the Card Player Player of the Year race.
Hendrix Claims Poker Masters Victory
Adam Hendrix continued his solid streak by competing in and winning the Poker Masters $10,000 pot-limit Omaha event. He had to go up against a field of 69 other entries, but nobody could stop him, which allowed him to walk away with $186,300 in prize money. His last notable poker event came a couple of months ago, when he was the runner up in the $10,000 buy-in no-limit hold’em high roller event at the U.S. Poker Open series.
This recent victory now gets marked down as his second largest cash in his career so far. His current highest was a $384,615 payday that he got from an event at the European Poker Tour Barcelona series. As it stands right now, Hendrix is just under the $2 million career tournament earnings mark, though he could pass it any day now.
Matthew Wantman finished as the runner up in the Poker Masters event, claiming $138,000 in prize money for his finish. Jake Daniels rounded out the top three with a reward of $89,700.