Brandon Adams took the chip lead into the final table of Event #1 of 2018 Poker Masters at PokerGO Studio in Las Vegas but did not get the result he wanted as he fell to victim to David Peters' final table dominance.
After Day 1 of Event #2: $25,000 No-Limit Hold'em, Adams has put himself back in position for another crack at a win, making the final table once again, this time in second place as the field of 50 was whittled to six.
Adams wrapped up the day with 1,260,000 trailing chip leader Jared Jaffee and his 2,100,000. Superstar Daniel Negreanu will also be present when the PokerGO stream fires up at noon local time on Sunday. Here's a look at the full lineup:
Poker Masters Event #2 Final Table
|2||Jake Schindler||United States||630,000|
|3||Jared Jaffee||United States||2,100,000|
|4||Jason Koon||United States||755,000|
|5||Bill Klein||United States||470,000|
|6||Brandon Adams||United States||1,260,000|
Adams can tie or take the lead in the race for the Poker Masters Purple Jacket with a third-place finish or better on Sunday. A win would give him a second Poker Masters victory to go with his win in a $50K event last year for $819,000.
Things didn't look great for Adams heading into the final table after he paid off Jaffee's full house in a huge pot just before they combined seven-handed. However, Adams doubled through Jaffee when he got his stack in there in a beautiful spot with aces on the turn on a seven-high board with three hearts. Jaffee had only two outs with pocket eights as neither had a heart and Adams scored a big double.
Right after that, Jason Koon busted Dominik Nitsche to signal bagging time. The only player besides Nitsche to bust in the money was Cary Katz in eighth.
Jaffee looked like the no-doubt chip leader for most of the latter stages of the night as he peaked past 3 million, with about half of the chips in play seven-handed. However, the field has closed the gap on him considerably as three players could now double through and surpass him.
The remaining six players return at 15,000/25,000/25,000 with everyone having locked up $75,000 and looking to score the $400,000 for first place. As that final table is playing down or wrapping up, players coming back for the next event will get a change of game as it's time for $25,000 Pot-Limit Omaha.
Tune in to PokerGO for the Event #2 final table and then hit up PokerNews for four-card play-by-play.