2023 Poker Masters Crowns Three More Winners as Leaderboard Race Intensifies
- Tamasauskas currently leads the Poker Masters leaderboard after securing his second win 6
- Rheem and Lichtenberger dominated Events 4 & 5 respectively6
- The 2023 Poker Masters runs until September 26
The 2023 Poker Masters is in full swing at the PokerGO Studios at Aria Las Vegas and among the latest winners to be crowned are Andrew “LuckyChewy” Lichtenberger, Chino Rheem, and Vladas Tamasauskas (pictured) who now leads the Poker Masters Leaderboard with two wins.
Latest Winners at 2023 Poker Masters
This year’s Poker Masters kicked off on September 14 and will run through September 26, featuring 10 numbered events. The first five events are already done and dusted, with Events #1 and #2 won respectively by Tamasauskas and Darren Elias.
This week saw three more players crowned at the series, with Tamasauskas claiming his second win in Event #3 for $208,800. The Lithuanian poker pro topped an 87-entry field which included some of poker’s biggest names, such as Chance Kornuth and Alex Foxen, both of whom reached the final table, finishing 6th and 4th respectively for $52,200 and $87,000.
Ren Lin (2nd, $147,900), Daniel Rezael (3rd, $104,400) and Michael Rocco (5th, $69,600) completed the six-handed final table.
Event #4 of the 2023 Poker Masters went to Rheem who engaged in a thrilling heads-up battle against Jonathan Little. The latter entered the one-on-one match with a huge chip deficit but managed to narrow the gap during the later stages of the game. In the end though, Rheem became the last player standing, walking away with his hard-fought victory worth $218,400. Little took home $154,700 for his runner-up finish.
Apart from Rheem and Little, the rest of the final table was also made up of prominent figures, including Brock Wilson (3rd, $109,200), Chris Brewer (4th, $91,000), Justin Saliba (5th, $72,800) and Daniel Negreanu (6th, $54,600).
Lichtenberger turned 36 on September 20 and that day became even more special after the American poker pro secured a first-place finish in Event #5. Lichtenberger battled it out with Brian Kim heads-up and ended up being the better player, walking away with $204,000 in top prize. Kim earned $144,500 for his efforts.
Completing the final table were Daniel Lazrus (3rd, $102,000), Niko Koop (4th, $85,000), Brock Wilson (5th, $68,000) and Koray Aldemir (6th, $51,000).
2023 Poker Masters Leaderboard
As of this writing, Tamasauskas is at the top of the 2023 Poker Masters Leaderboard with his two victories helping him earn 506 points. Lin comes in second with 299, followed by Lichtenberger at no. 3 with 259.
Elias is at no. 4 (259 pts.), followed by Rheem (no. 5, 218 pts.), Wilson (no. 6, 194 pts.), and Aram Zobian (no. 7, 171 pts.). Little is currently at no. 9 with 155 pts., with Foxen at no. 10 with 153 pts.