Two-time WSOP winner and Poker Masters top man Kahle Burns was crowned the winner of event#9, managing to turn his $25000 entry ticket to a massive $416500 win. He outdid Ali Imsirovic, the 2018 Poker Masters Champion.
With only two other events before the series is over, there was a lot of excitement when the tables began. The Current Poker Masters champion Ali Imsirovic was well aware that he would have to win big to retain his current championship title. In action was Sam Soverel, another hopeful, who has secured the top seat in the previous game, had a chance to increase his points to point no one else would be able to beat him.
Unfortunately, both Soverel and Imsirovic did not manage to achieve their objectives. The first participant to exit the game was Alex Foxen. He cashed his 60 points for $61250 and was followed out the door by David Peters.
Peters Set Imsirovic up for an all-in from the start, with just a queen deuce. However, Imsirovic called with a set of ace-jacks, which held up Imsirovic back into contention. By contrast, Peters was left with a short stack and was forced out a few moments later.
Elio Fox departed the game with his tailed firmly between his legs. He came in fifth and walked away with $98000, which was somewhat unlucky for him. Burns did plenty of damage with his ace-seven. When Fox called with pocket queens, it was an ace that did it for him.
Sam Soverel had amassed an additional 120 points but did not get that far in this particular event. He left in the fourth position after losing an essential toss against Kahle Burns.
Ali Imsirovic was in panic mode, knowing that all he needed to do was win in this event to retain his championship. Sadly, he was not able to claw his way back into contention, mainly because he went all-in with a queen-jack. As things stand, Burns is currently one of the few people who are likely to win the 2019 Poker Masters Challenge, and now the lasted winner of $416500.
With only the final to go, three individuals have the opportunity to wear the purple jacket. Chance Kornuth has three spots as runner up and just 630 points, same as Kahle Burns, the newest winner.
Both need to secure the second position in case Sam Soverel does not manage to score in the last event. However, that will only happen if Burns and Kornuth continue to be in the game.