Thursday September 16, 2021 at 4:56 pm

The 2021 Poker Masters crowned a couple of new champions this week with Chris Brewer shipping Event #8 $25,000 NL, Stephen Chidwick binking Event #7 $10,000 NL, Maxx Coleman winning Event #6 $10,000 8-Game, and Daniel Negreanu victorious in Event #5 $10,000 NL. Overall, Brock Wilson is atop of the leaderboard with Brewer and Negreanu in hot pursuit of the Poker Masters purple jacket with four events remaining.

Chris Brewer wins 2021 Poker Masters Event #8 (Pic by PokerGo)

Who will win the prestigious purple jacket? The 2021 Poker Masters returned to the Aria Casino with 12 high roller events including the $100,000 buy-in Main Event championship. The leaderboard winner gets awarded the coveted purple Poker Masters jacket and they also get points for the overall PokerGo Tour leader board as well.

So far, the 2021 Poker Masters completed eight events with four more on the agenda for this upcoming weekend including the Main Event.

Chris Brewer faded a field of 57 runners to win Event #8 $25,000 NL. Brewer banked $427,500 for his first win and third cash overall. With $490K in total winnings, he moved into second overall on the Poker Masters leaderboard. Brewer defeated Darren Elias, the newly-added ambassador for partypoker US, heads up for the title. The final table in Event #8 also included Lou Garza, Brock Wilson, John Riordan, Matt Wantman, Alex Foxen, Ian O'Hara, and Aliran Yamin.

It took Stephen Chidwick almost nine months before he took down his first major victory of 2021. Chidwick outlasted 68 entrants to win Poker Masters Event #7 $10,000 NL for a score worth $183,600. Chidwick beat a tough final table that included Dylan DeStefano, Lou Garza, Dan Smith, Sean Perry, Brekstyn Schutten, and Shawn Daniels.

Maxx Coleman was the last player standing in PokerMasters Event #6 $10,000 8-Game Mix. Coleman faded 30 total runners and banked $120K for his mixed-games prowess. Only the top fix cashed including Chad Eveslage, Jeremy Ausmus, Stephen Chidwick, and Erik Sagstrom. Yes, that Sagstrom! Erik123 lives.

Daniel Negreanu snagged a PokerGo Cup win over the summer. KidPoker added a Poker Masters title to his resume with a big win in Event #5 $10,000 NL. Negreanu outlasted a field of 66 runners and defeated a final table that included Nick Petranagelo, Vikenty Shegal, Jake Daniels, Barry Hutter, and Jeff Trudeau.

Brock Wilson managed to survive a difficult field of 73 runners at Poker Masters Event #4 $10,000 NL. Wilson banked $189,000 and rocketed into first place on the leaderboard. The final six in Event #4 included Elio Fox, Brekstyn Schutten, Chad Eveslage, Sam Soverel, and Nick Petrangelo. Other notables who went deep and cashed in Event #4 included Shawn Daniels, Steve Z, David Colman, Aram Zobian, and Chris Brewer.

Adam Hendrix shipped Event #3 $10,000 PLO by outlasted a treacherous field of 69 PLO-enthusiasts to rake in a first-place prize worth $186,300. Hendrix defeated Matt Wantman heads-up for the victory and bested a final seven that included Jake Daniels, Brent Roberts, Jake Schindler, Chris Brewer, and Erik Seidel.

Sean Perry binked Event #2 $10,000 NL for a $206,400 score after he was the last player standing in a sharp field of 86 entrants. Perry edged out Jeremy Ausmus heads-up for the crown, while Daniel Negreanu busted in third place. Notables who cashed in Event #2 included Jake Schindler, Sam Soverel, John Riordan, Jason Koon, James ROmero, Erik Seidel, Lou Garza, Metin Aksoy, Jonathan Jaffe, and Jim Collopy.

Shannon Shorr kicked of the 2021 Poker Masters with a hefty score in Event #1 $10,000 NL. The field for the opening event was 82 players deep. Shorr won $205,000 after he defeated David Peters heads-up for the win. Notables who cashed in Event #1 included Dylan DeStefano, Ben Yu, Nitis Udornpim, Jim Collopy, Sean Perry, John Riordan, Jonathan Jaffe, Brock Wilson, and Dylan DeStefano.

In the race for the purple jacket, Brock Wilson is still the one to beat. Wilson binked Event #4 $10,000 NL which earned him 190 points and rocketed him to the top of the leaderboard. Wilson finished in fourth place in Event #8 for his third cash overall. He retained the top spot on the leaderboard with 350 points and $414,300 in total cashes.

Brewer sits in second place trailing by 38 points, while Kid Poker is in third with 281 points including one victory and two cashes for a total tally of $281,4000.

2021 Poker Masters Leaderboard

1. Brock Wilson 358 points (1 win, 3 cashes) $414,300

2. Chris Brewer 320 (1 win, 3 cashes) $490,800

3. Daniel Negreanu 281 (1 win, 2 cashes) $281,400

4. Sean Perry 280 (1 win, 3 cashes) $280,000

5. Dylan DeStefano 260 (3 cashes) $260,800

6. Lou Garza 234 (3 cashes) $313,700

7. Stephen Chidwick 232 (1 win, 2 cashes) $231,600


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