Stephen Chidwick Wins Poker Masters $10,000 High Roller For His First Title of 2021
Stephen Chidwick defeated a field of 68 entries to win the 2021 Poker Masters $10,000 no-limit hold’em high roller event, earning $183,600 for his very first title of the year. The score increased the British poker pro’s profession tournament earnings to more than $36.six million, which is excellent for seventh spot on poker’s all-time money list.
Chidwick has been 1 of the most dominant forces on the live tournament circuit in current years, getting completed seventh or higher in the Card Player Player of the Year race from 2017 by means of 2019, when he won the award outright. He took his time returning to the live circuit this year but has now produced seven final tables since the start of June. As a result of his strong summer time and this newest deep run, Chidwick now sits 37th location in the 2021 POY race, which is sponsored by International Poker. The 184 PokerGO Tour points he earned as the champion of this event, moving him into 13th place on that leaderboard.
This victory also saw Chidwick climb inside the best five in the Poker Masters player of the series points race. He earned 184 points in this event and another 48 as the third-location finisher in the $ten,000 eight-game mix. With 232 points, he now sits in fifth place.
“It feels great,” Chidwick told PokerGo reporters when asked about climbing into contention in the Poker Masters race. “I usually really feel like when I’m coming into a series like this that I’m one of the favorites to string collectively some huge final results and win the jacket. To get off the mark the past couple of days and put myself in contention, I guess it’s a bit of a relief heading into the higher stakes portion of the series to be in a position to be inside striking distance.”
The final day of this event began with Chidwick in the chip lead and just five players remaining. Chidwick added to his lead early when he picked up pocket kings against the pocket eights of Dan Smith. The larger pair held up and Smith was eliminated in fifth place ($54,400). Smith remains one spot ahead of Chidwick on the all-time funds list with $37,803,165 in career scores following this most recent deep run.
World Poker Tour Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown major occasion champion Brek Schutten was the next to fall. He got all-in with AK major the A7 of AP Louis Garza, but the board brought both an ace and a seven to see Schutten knocked out in fourth place ($68,000).
Regardless of earning that knockout, Garza was the subsequent to hit the rail. He got all-in preflop and was again behind with A-7 trailing a superior A-X. Dylan Destefano’s AJ held up by means of a AKtwo5K to eliminate Garza in third spot ($88,400).
Heads-up play began with Chidwick holding roughly a two:1 chip lead more than Destefano. It took him roughly 20 minutes to convert that benefit into the title. In the final hand Destefano raised to 180,000 from the button with Q10 from the button. Chidwick three-bet to 550,000 with KK out of the big blind. Destefano called and the flop came down Q9five. Chidwick bet 350,000 and Destefano called. The three on the turn prompted a 525,000 bet from Chidwick. Destefano called once again and the eight completed the board. Chidwick bet adequate to put Destefano all-in and Destefano produced the call with his prime pair. Chidwick’s overpair was great for the pot and the title. Destefano cashed for $136,000 as the runner-finisher.
Here is a appear at the payouts and rankings points awarded at the final table:
|3||AP Louis Garza||$88,400||240||88|
|7||Shawn R. Daniels||$34,000||90||34|
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