Welcome to the PokerGO Studio at ARIA Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, for Day 1 of Event #5: $10,000 No-Limit Hold’em of the 2021 Poker Masters.
The Poker Masters is the longest-running high-stakes tournament series owned by PokerGO that began in 2017. Germany’s Steffen Sontheimer was the inaugural winner of the Poker Masters Purple Jacket, before Ali Imsirovic won in 2018, and Sam Soverel won in 2019. In 2020, the series moved online with Alexandros Kolonias winning the first online series before Eelis Pärssinen won the Pot-Limit Omaha online series. Now the Poker Masters returns to home soil at the PokerGO Studio for the 2021 installment.
Event #5 will see players begin with 125,000 in starting chips, and levels will be 40-minutes in duration with a 10-minute break every two levels. Players that register before the start time of 12 p.m. PT will not have to pay rake on their tournament entry, but this will not apply for late entries and re-entries. Registration closes at the start of Level 7, and players are allowed two reentries during the event.
The Poker Masters will play with a 30-second shot clock, and each player will receive six 30-second time extensions per entry. The final six players will receive an additional six 30-second time extensions. The player that accumulates the most PokerGO Tour points during the series will win the Poker Masters Purple Jacket and receive an additional $50,000 in prize money.
This tournament is part of the PokerGO Tour with players earning points based on the amount they cash for. The full PokerGO Tour schedule can be found here, and the current PokerGO Tour presented by Guaranteed Rate leaderboard is available here.
Following a successful campaign during the 2021 U.S. Poker Open and 2021 PokerGO Cup, the partnership between PokerGO and SuperDraft continues for the Poker Masters which will see daily fantasy poker and real money contests. To celebrate the partnership, SuperDraft has the “PokerGO” promo code that offers a $50 deposit match that pairs with a $20 global bonus to give new users $70 in instant SuperCash! For more information on the SuperDraft and Poker Masters contests, click here.
Cards are expected to be in the air for Event #5 at 12 p.m. PT on Saturday, September 11, from the PokerGO Studio. The PokerGO News Live Reporting Team will be on-site providing exclusive live updates throughout Day 1 as play continues until the PokerGO.com live stream final table is reached. So stay tuned here to follow along with the live coverage, and make sure to tune in to watch the final table play out on PokerGO.com from 1 p.m. PT tomorrow.