A total of 36 players attracted the Poker Masters Event #5 $100,000 No-Limit Hold'em Event, which resulted to a prize pool worth $3.6 million. This means the final six players shall be awarded at least $180,000, whereas the winner with the most earnings shall take home $1,512,000!
Day 2 chip leader turned out to be Fedor Holz, who managed to rack up 1,471,000. Other players who also got healthy chip stacks are fellow Germans Steffen ‘Goose' Sontheimer with 1,354,000, and Christian Christner with 1,367,000 chips.
Day 2 Poker Masters Event #5 $100,000 Buy-in NLHE Final Table
1 Fedor Holz (Germany) 1,471,000
2 Christian Christner (Germany) 1,367,000
3 Steffen Sontheimer (Germany) 1,354,000
4 Stefan Schillhabel (Germany) 1,218,000
5 Justin Bonomo (USA) 1,050,000
6 Seth Davies (USA) 740,000
Speaking of Sontheimer, he is the current leader of the Poker Masters with $1,221,000 in earnings after he made three final tables throughout the course of the week, and this included winning Event #2. If somehow he manages to land 2nd place, he is sure to get The Poker Masters Purple JacketTM, because Holz (who finished runner-up to him for $550K), and Schillhabel (who has earned $306K) would not be able to surpass him.
On the other hand, Fedor Holz can potentially get the Purple Jacket in case he wins and have Sontheimer settle for 3rd place. Of course, there are still so many unknown scenarios and possibilities waiting to unfold, so Day 3 is expectedly going to be a very exciting day.
Day 3 of the inaugural Poker Masters is scheduled at 2pm PDT at the Aria Resort & Casino in Las Vegas.