Sam Soverel Tops 2019 Poker Masters To Capture Purple Jacket
Sam Soverel has made his 2019 Poker Masters journey truly one to remember after winning the tour’s $50,000 No-Limit Hold’em Main Event for $680,000, and the highly-coveted purple jacket.
Soverel topped a 34-entry field in the Main Event, comprised of some of best and finest in the game, including Dan Smith, Alex Foxen Ben Heath, Matthias Eibinger, Nick Schulman, David Peters, Anthony Zinno, Igor Kurganov, and current All-Time Money List leader Bryn Kenney, all of whom failed to finish in the money.
Soverel did not make the cut during his first attempt but decided to re-enter, and from there he never looked back. He defeated fellow American Chris Hunichen heads up to ultimately capture the title.
Final Table Recap
Ali Imsirovic walked away with just the “bubbleboy” title after falling short of making it to the five-handed final table when his top pair kicker failed to hold against the straight and flush draws of Stephen Chidwick.
Soverel was responsible for the first elimination of the final table, sending Seth Davies to the rail with kings versus queens. Davies collected $136,000 for his 5th place finish. The next to go was Chidwick, who also ran pocket queens into Hunichen’s kings. The British pro won $170,000 for finishing 4th. Soverel went on to eliminate Elio Fox in a full house battle, with the two-time WSOP bracelet winner Fox taking home $272,000 for taking the third spot.
Heads-up play began with Soverel holding a massive advantage against Hunichen. The winning moment came when Soverel shoved with queen-ten, and Hunichen called with pocket deuces. Soverel was able to pair his queen and ultimately secured the top prize.
2019 Poker Masters Overall Standings
Soverel dominated the 2019 Poker Masters with seven cashes, placing him at the top of the overall rankings. He ended his run with 1,160 points, way above Burns who is behind him at No. 2 with 630 points. Burns is followed by Chance Kornuth at No. 3 also with 630 points, Sean Winter at No. 4 with 480 points, and Ali Imsirovic at No. 5 with 450 points.
Rounding out the top 10 are George Wolff (6th), Alex Foxen (7th), Kristen Bicknell (8th), Sergi Reixach (9th) and Isaac Baron (10th).
Following his latest victory, Soverel is expected to make the most out of the year by taking part in the highly-anticipated partypoker LIVE Caribbean Poker Party which started on November 16 in the Bahamas.