Nick Schulman Wins Poker Masters Event#1 for $918k

Nick Schulman Wins Poker Masters Event#1 for $918kThe inaugural high-stakes tournament series called Poker Masters kicked off on Wednesday at the Aria Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, with 51 players entering Event #1: $50,000 No Limit Hold’em to create a prize pool of $2,550,000. Amongst its entrants was Nick Schulman, who following two days of action, managed to best the small but tough field, including Matthew Hyman heads-up, to claim an impressive top prize worth $918,000.
Despite being a huge amount of money, the prize was only Schulman’s second biggest score to date, with the 32 year-old having started off his tournament career back in 2005 with a victory at the $10,200 WPT Mashantucket for $2,167,500. Following his latest win, the 2-times WSOP bracelet winner now boasts $10,164,821 in live earnings, placing him at number 64 on poker’s ‘All Time Money List’.
On Day 2 of the $50,000 event, seven finalists returned to the arena to decide an ultimate champion, with all guaranteed at least $102,000 for making it thus far. That prize went to Daniel Negreanu (J-J), who called Schulman’s all-in shove from the cutoff holding K-J. Unfortunately for the Team PokerStars Pro, though, the board ran out 2-10-8-Q-9 to send him to the rail in 8th with a minimum cash.
A while later, Schulman then took care of Steffen Sontheimer in 4th, before being dealt pocket kings and doing likewise to Steffen Sontheimer (Q-Q) in 3rd, to take a 4.2m to 2.295m chip advantage over Hyman into the final phase.
As the blinds began to mount, the players finally got their stacks all-in preflop with Schulman’s A-K holding out against the A-8 of his opponent to claim the title.
Final Table Results:
1: Nick Schulman (USA) $918,000
2: Matt Hyman (USA) $561,000
3: Stefan Schillhabel (Ger) $306,000
4: Steffen Sontheimer (Ger) $204,000
5: Dominik Nitsche (Ger) $178,500
6: Koray Aldemir (Ger) $153,000
7: Adrian Mateos (Spn) $127,500
8: Daniel Negreanu (Can) $102,000
The next event currently underway at the week-long Poker Masters is another $50,000 No-Limit Hold’em tournament, with the players having just reached its final table of seven including Christian Christner, Fedor Holz, Tom Marchese, Steffen Sontheimer, Adrian Mateos, Phil Hellmuth, and Bryn Kenney.

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