Stephen Chidwick continues to amaze on the high roller circuit with a victory Tuesday afternoon in Poker Masters Event #7: $10,000 No-Limit Hold’em. The British poker star earned $183,600 for his efforts — his second cash of the series — and is now a serious threat (as always) for the coveted Purple Jacket.
Chidwick left the PokerGO Studio in Las Vegas Monday night following the conclusion of Day 1 with a convincing chip lead at 2,950,000 chips and five players remaining. Dylan DeStefano was in second place with 1,970,000.
Give Chidwick a chip lead entering a final table and all we can say is good luck to the other players. The poker pro from across the pond showed up with a big stack and did what he usually does — dominate.
The eventual champ first took out Dan Smith with pocket kings that held up against pocket eigh’s in a preflop all-in hand. He wouldn’t continue to crush the final table throughout. On the final hand, DeStefano raised to 180,000 with Q-10 only to run into K-K and Chidwick had no intention to slow play so he bumped it to 500,000.
To the flop they went which came out 5-Q-9, and Chidwick, who held the chip lead, bet out 350,000 and his opponent made the call. On the turn, which was the 3, Chidwick sized up 525,000, and DeStefano tanked before making the call. The river was the 8 and the big stack put the small stack all in and he couldn’t find a fold.
With that, the seventh event out of 12 at the 2021 Poker Masters series came to an end. Chidwick received $183,600 and DeStefano took home $136,000.
Chidwick earned 184 Poker Masters Points, giving him 232 for the series. Daniel Negreanu, who won Event #5 on Sunday, leads the way with 281, just one point ahead of Sean Perry.
|1st||Stephen Chidwick||United Kingdom||184||$183,600|
|2nd||Dylan DeStefano||United States||136||$136,000|
|3rd||AP Louis Garza||United States||88||$88,400|
|4th||Brekstyn Schutten||United States||68||$68,000|
|5th||Dan Smith||United States||54||$54,400|