Sergi Reixach Wins 2019 Poker Masters Event #8

With only two events left from the 2019 Poker Masters, Spanish high-roller Sergi Reixach won the $25,000 NLHE Event #8, boosting George Wolff’s heads-up in what could still prove to be a pivotal moment in the Purple Jacket chase.

With Sam Soverel hot on the heels of Chance Kornuth entering Event #8, the fourth worst fears of Kornuth came true as Soverel scored enough points to beat Kornuth in the standings after 80 percent of the high roller series. That Soverel finished only fourth instead of winning may ultimately help Kornuth, as may be the win for Reixach over Wolff.

It’s been a huge day in Las Vegas during the 2019 Poker Masters.

Event #8’s final day started as it meant to go on, with not one but two bust-outs in the $25,000-entry no limit hold’em action. It was the eventual winner Sergi Reixach who was the benefactor, eliminating in one hand Sean Winter and Andras Nemeth, leaving only four around the suddenly oval table.

If the chip magnet appeared to be behind the seat of Sergi Reixach, it was certainly not close to Sam Soverel. The 2019 British Poker Open champion had at least his sights on laddering, but when he went all – in for only eight bigs with queen-ten, he had to make do with 120 points, and Reixach’s call with king-five was good enough to see the Spaniard save Chance Kornuth drop further back in the Series standings.

Before heads-up play, Orpen Kisacikoglu would crash, going all-in with pocket jacks, and being named by pocket eight by Reixach. The Kisacikoglu would flop a set of jacks and lose shows you how amazing his exit really was, with Reixach making quad eight on the river pulling gasps from the rail and sending the commentary team into raptures, likely spiking at the viewing figures that could create such a viral side.

After the flop gave Wolff a pair of sixes and he dedicated his deck, Reixach managed to get it all-in with pocket aces.

It was another amazing victory in a year for Sergi Reixach that has seen him invest $3 million alone in tournament wins. For Sam Soverel and Chance Kornuth, Event #8’s outcomes may well be the ones they look back on as key to their ultimate success in winning the Purple Jacket.

2019 Poker Masters Event #8 final table results:

Place Player Prize
1st Sergi Reixach $369,000
2nd George Wolff $246,000
3rd Orpen Kisacikoglu $164,000
4th Sam Soverel $102,500
5th Andras Nemeth $82,000
6th Sean Winter $61,500


Soverel’s fourth-place finish gives him a 60-point advantage over Chance Kornuth with two events remaining, the same number he trailed just 24 hours earlier as the deficit. In other cases, though Sean Winter and Kahle Burns maintain feint hope of rising above all else by the end of Event #10, George Wolff is in closer proximity, sitting only 270 points behind Soverel –one victory so long as Soverel no longer cashes.

2019 Poker Masters Leaderboard after Event #8:

Position Name Points Winnings
1st Sam Soverel 690 $594,300
2nd Chance Kornuth 630 $556,400
3rd George Wolff 420 $404,500
4th Sean Winter 330 $311,600
5th Kahle Burns 330 $194,200
6th Kristen Bicknell 300 $408,000
7th Sergi Reixach 300 $369,000
8th Isaac Baron 300 $223,100
9th Ryan Laplante 300 $186,000
10th Julien Martini 300 $166,400