Peters, Adams, Lehr take first three events at Poker Masters

The 2018 Poker Masters has begun at the Aria Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, and the first three winners have been crowned.

The seven-tournament series began at the Aria on September 7 and will run until September 15. The first tournament on the series schedule was a $10,000 No-Limit Hold’em tournament. The cheapest buy-in of the series drew 69 entries. When the last card was dealt, the winner was David Peters. He cashed $193,200 for the win. This was his fourth major tournament win of 2018 and bumped his lifetime earnings up to $23.4 million.

The second tournament on the Poker Masters schedule was a $25,000 No-Limit Hold’em tournament. A 50-player field came out for this one with Brandon Adams outlasting them all. Adams received $400,000 for the win. That was his second major tournament win of 2018 and it bumped his lifetime earnings up to $3.6 million.

The last tournament currently in the books at the Poker Masters was event No. 3, $25,000 Pot-Limit Omaha. This was the first time an Omaha tournament has been played at the Poker Masters and it drew a field of 37 players. The winner of the inaugural Omaha tournament was Keith Lehr. He picked up $333,000 for the win. This was Lehr’s first win of 2018 and gave his lifetime earnings a solid bump up to $3.2 million.

Adams the series leader after three events

The player who earns the most points over the entire Poker Masters series receives the elusive purple jacket and is named Poker Masters champion. Through three events, Adams is in the lead. Along with his win in Event No. 2, Adams also placed fourth in the first event and fifth in the third event. The three final-table finishes have earned him 510 points so far. That puts him 210 points ahead of both Peters and Lehr, who are tied for second on the event standings with 300 points each.

There are four events remaining on the Poker Masters schedule. Next up is the $10,000 Short Deck tournament, followed by another $25,000 No-Limit Hold’em tournament. Event 6 is a $50,000 No-Limit Tournament and the final event is the $100,000 No-Limit Hold’em tournament.