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The race is on for the Poker Masters Purple Jacket

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The race is on for the Poker Masters Purple Jacket

Only two events remain in this year’s Poker Masters series, the $50,000 NLHE tournament and the $100,000 Main Event. The $50,000 tournament is now down to the final six players and the Main Event will get underway today. The player who earns the most points throughout the series will take home the coveted Purple Jacket, and the race to victory is heating up.

Brian Adams currently sits on top of the leaderboard with 510 points. Just slightly behind him is Isaac Haxton with 480. In third, but further down the scale, Ali Imsirovic and Ben Yu are tied with 360 points. Imsirovic and Yu finished first and second, respectively, at the latest event to be completed, the $25,000 NLHE tournament, to move up into their current positions.

Tied for fifth place with 300 points each are David Peters and Keith Lehr. Jack Schindler and Jonathan Depa each have 270 points, followed by Jason Koon in ninth place with 240. Four players – Brian Green, Cary Katz, Jared Jaffee and Maurice Hawkins are tied in tenth with 210 points.

Out of the top 14 players, only Imsirovic and Schindler remain in the sixth and penultimate event, giving them the best odds to move up in the standings. However, the Main Event will award more points than do the other events, so there is still a lot of leeway for movements.

The first six events awarded 300, 210 and 150 points to the top three finalists in each event. For the Main Event, the awards jump to 350, 245 and 175.


Hailing from Wisconsin but arriving in Las Vegas in 1995, I'm better known at various US online poker rooms under the pen name "OreoBob" and "SoyFlush". I'm an avid poker player and editor-at-large who has contributed as a freelance writer for diverse national and international iGaming publications since 2004.

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