Sam Soverel Wins Poker Masters Purple Jacket
The 2019 Poker Masters is officially in the books and Sam Soverel has won the Poker Masters Championship. Sergi Reixach and Kahle Burns won the final two preliminary events and Sam Soverel managed to jump into the lead and lock up the Purple Jacket prior to the Main Event.
However, Soverel was not done as the wound up winning the Main Event for his second win of the series. He becomes the only player of the series to win more than $1 million.
Sergi Reixach Wins Event #8
Event #8 of the 2019 Poker Masters was another $25k NL Hold’em Event. The field of 41 entrants produced a prize pool of just over $1 million. The final six players were paid with Sean Winter, Andras Nemeth, Sam Soverel, and Orpen Kisacikoglu locking up the bottom four spots. With his fourth-place finish, Sam Soverel jumped into the lead for the 2019 Poker Masters Championship.
Heads-up in this event was between George Wolff and Sergi Reixach. Reixach managed to pick up pocket aces and got Wolff to move in his entire stack with just a pair of sixes. Reixach’s aces held and he won his first Poker Masters title and $369,000.
Just two months removed from winning a British Poker Open event, Sergi Reixach added a Poker Masters title to his growing collection of titles.https://t.co/oszKAxPRuy
— PocketFives (@PocketFives) November 13, 2019
Of his win, Reixach told Poker Central, “Everything went in my favor today. When I bluffed, it worked, when I called they were bluffing. I was very lucky today.”
Kahle Burns Wins Final $25k Event
Few players are hotter than Kahle Burns right now. After winning two WSOP bracelets at the 2019 WSOP Europe, he went on to make two final tables at the 2019 Poker Master. He then made the final table of Event #9, the final $25k NL Hold’em Event of the series.
This final table was stacked with elite talent. Sean Winter, Ali Imsirovic, Elio Fox, David Peters, and Sam Soverel all made the final table. Soverel once again finished fourth and added 120 points to his total for the Poker Masters Championship.
One would think that his 810 point total would be enough to lock up the Purple Jacket, but Kahle Burns made things interesting by taking down the event. He faced Ali Imsirovic heads-up and in the final hand, Burns rivered a flush to win his first Poker Masters title.
Burns earned $416,500 in prize money and 300 points to put him in striking distance of Soverel for the Poker Masters Championship.
Congrats to Kahle Burns for winning #PokerMasters Event 9 – $25K NLH
Kahle earned it against a Final Table mostly comprised of players on the points leaderboard and kept himself in contention for the #PurpleJacket@ARIAPoker @PokerGO @PokerCentral pic.twitter.com/7xrMExF8I0
— Paul Campbell (@TDPaulCampbell) November 14, 2019
Soverel Locked Up Purple Jacket With Main Event Win
Heading into the final table of the $50,000 Main Event, Sam Soverel had already locked up the Purple Jacket as both Chance Kornuth or Kahle Burns were eliminated. Soverel was freerolling to the Purple Jacket but turned that freeroll into his second Poker Masters title of the series.
The final table of the event included Elio Fox, Chris Hunichen, Seth Davies, and Stephen Chidwick. Ultimately, it was Hunichen and Soverel battling for the title. Soverel had a 4 to 1 chip lead during heads-up play and the final hand saw Hunichen put his tournament life at risk with deuces against Q-10. Soverel spiked a queen and won the event along with $680,000.
Soverel’s win not only won him his second Poker Masters title of the series but also earned him the Poker Masters Championship Purple Jacket. The Purple Jacket also had a prize of $100,000.
Is Sam Soverel the best NLH player in the 🌍?https://t.co/l1msunsuBn
— Poker Central (@PokerCentral) November 16, 2019
For the series, Soverel cashed in seven Poker Masters events, winning two of them. He earned a combined $1.39 million in the events. He almost tripled the next closest player. Kahle Burns earned a total of $585,950 for the series.
After winning the Purple Jacket, Soverel revealed that he feels much more at ease playing against high stakes players and that the field is much more even than he originally thought. We all knew that Soverel was a great player, but his dominance in this series goes to show that he may now be on another level.