The 2019 Poker Masters has its first winner
By Bob Garcia
Isaac Baron takes the first event of the series
The 2019 Poker Masters series started a couple of days ago and the first winners are rising, the first event is concluded and there’s a winner. Isaac Baron won the first event, the $10,000 No-Limit Hold’em, and took home $223,100. To conquer the event, Baron had to beat a total of 97 entries in this event.
At the final table, there were important names, including Jeremy Ausmus, Sam Soverel, Scott Blumstein and, Chance Kornuth. After being defeated in heads-up play Kornuth, took home $164.900 for his second place. Since the final table started, Baron had an advantage he was able to seize, as the cheap leader.
Jeremy Asmus was the first one to send someone home, Thai Ha left the table in eighth place with an A-9 versus Asmus’ 8-7 in the pre-flop by going all-in. The next player to break was Dan Shak and this time Baron was in charge. Asmus opened the hand but he then folded when Shak went all-in after Baron raised with his two fives. The final race didn’t have mercy on Shak who couldn’t do anything else and he left the table in seventh place. Scott Blumstein and Sam Soverel were the next ones on the line; Soverel sent Blumstein home and Baron paid the same favor to Soverel with the final goodbye.
After just four players were left at the table, Baron just took some liberties and dedicated to sending them all home. Asmus and Ralph Wong were busted by Baron and after that, entering the duel, Baron was way ahead with four times the amount of chips Kornuth had. Clearly, they wanted to get through with the event and none of them had any reserves in working up that pot, and Kornuth took a shot in the last hand pre-flop and didn’t get lucky.
In this Poker Masters event now Baron has the lead with 300 points, to begin with. Getting the most points out of all of the events will grant the final title of Poker Masters Champion and a nice purple jacket along with the $100,000 prize.