Darren Elias is no stranger to winning trophies, having established himself as the best player in the world goat When it comes to World Poker Tour With four titles. And on Saturday, the 36-year-old picked up another win, this time at Aria’s PokerGO studio.
Elias beat 97 entries in event no. 2 of Poker mastersbanking $223,100 out of a total prize pool of $970,000.
It was his second PokerGO title of the year, having also won the $15,000 event in American Open Poker Back in March. The New Jersey resident now has career tournament winnings of more than $12.8 million.
The final 14 players cashed in, taking home at least $19,400. Chris Brewer was eliminated in the bubble on day one, and the field continued to play until the final seven-man table was reached.
Among the prominent figures who benefited from the tournament was the former Poker masters Champion Sam Soverell (13th), as well as Ryan Reese (10th), Dan Schaak (9th), Michael Rocco (8th), Alex Voxen (7th) and Eric Seidel (5th).
Lithuanian professional Vladas Tamasauskas finished sixth, marking his second consecutive final table after winning event no. 1. His ending currently has him at the top of the series’ overall leaderboard.
Present Card player Player of the Year leader Bin Weng also earned his second money in as many attempts, after finishing 16th in event no. 1. This time, the Chinese pro took third place with $116,400, adding another $360 Boy Indicates a group.
Wong is enjoying a breakout year on the championship circuit after winning two WPT Titles, a WSOP Circuit bell, Return Championship in Borgata, earnings exceeding $5.1 million. With 9,198 points so far this season, he is more than 1,200 points ahead of his closest rival, Jose “Nacho” Barbero.
former Boy Winner twice WSOP Bracelet winner Eric Baldwin placed second, taking home $155,200. The Wisconsin native now has $8.2 million in career tournament earnings.
There are 10 events in total Poker masters, which runs through September 26 and features sign-ups ranging from $10,000 to $50,000. The best performing player in the series will receive the Purple Jacket.
The high stakes festival began in 2017 and has been won by Steven Sontheimer (2017), Ali Imsirovic (2018), Sam Souvrell (2019), Michael Adamo (2021), and Shaun Winter (2022).
Final table results
|place||player||He will spend||Boy||Bgt|
|4||Antonio de la Cruz||$97,000||270||97|
*Images from PokerGO – Antonio Abrego