Stephen Chidwick Wins Poker Masters $10,000 Excessive Curler For His First Title of 2021
Stephen Chidwick defeated a discipline of 68 entries to win the 2021 Poker Masters $10,000 no-limit maintain’em excessive curler occasion, incomes $183,600 for his first title of the yr. The rating elevated the British poker professional’s profession match earnings to greater than $36.6 million, which is sweet for seventh place on poker’s all-time cash record.
Chidwick has been some of the dominant forces on the reside match circuit lately, having completed seventh or increased within the Card Participant Participant of the Yr race from 2017 by means of 2019, when he received the award outright. He took his time returning to the reside circuit this yr however has now made seven remaining tables because the begin of June. On account of his sturdy summer time and this newest deep run, Chidwick now sits thirty seventh place within the 2021 POY race, which is sponsored by International Poker. The 184 PokerGO Tour factors he earned because the champion of this occasion, transferring him into thirteenth place on that leaderboard.
This victory additionally noticed Chidwick climb inside the highest 5 within the Poker Masters participant of the collection factors race. He earned 184 factors on this occasion and one other 48 because the third-place finisher within the $10,000 eight-game combine. With 232 factors, he now sits in fifth place.
“It feels nice,” Chidwick advised PokerGo reporters when requested about climbing into rivalry within the Poker Masters race. “I at all times really feel like after I’m coming right into a collection like this that I’m one of many favorites to string collectively some large outcomes and win the jacket. To get off the mark the previous couple of days and put myself in rivalry, I suppose it’s a little bit of a reduction heading into the upper stakes portion of the collection to have the ability to be inside hanging distance.”
The ultimate day of this occasion started with Chidwick within the chip lead and simply 5 gamers remaining. Chidwick added to his lead early when he picked up pocket kings in opposition to the pocket eights of Dan Smith. The bigger pair held up and Smith was eradicated in fifth place ($54,400). Smith stays one spot forward of Chidwick on the all-time cash record with $37,803,165 in profession scores after this newest deep run.
World Poker Tour Seminole Arduous Rock Poker Showdown foremost occasion champion Brek Schutten was the subsequent to fall. He bought all-in with AOk main the A7 of AP Louis Garza, however the board introduced each an ace and a seven to see Schutten knocked out in fourth place ($68,000).
Regardless of incomes that knockout, Garza was the subsequent to hit the rail. He bought all-in preflop and was once more behind with A-7 trailing a superior A-X. Dylan Destefano’s AJ held up by means of a AOk25Ok to get rid of Garza in third place ($88,400).
Heads-up play started with Chidwick holding roughly a 2:1 chip lead over Destefano. It took him roughly 20 minutes to transform that benefit into the title. Within the remaining hand Destefano raised to 180,000 from the button with Q10 from the button. Chidwick three-bet to 550,000 with OkOk out of the massive blind. Destefano referred to as and the flop got here down Q95. Chidwick wager 350,000 and Destefano referred to as. The three on the flip prompted a 525,000 wager from Chidwick. Destefano referred to as once more and the 8 accomplished the board. Chidwick wager sufficient to place Destefano all-in and Destefano made the decision along with his high pair. Chidwick’s overpair was good for the pot and the title. Destefano cashed for $136,000 because the runner-finisher.
Here’s a have a look at the payouts and rankings factors awarded on the remaining desk:
|3||AP Louis Garza||$88,400||240||88|
|7||Shawn R. Daniels||$34,000||90||34|
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