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Jared Bleznick takes Down 2019 Poker Masters $10K 8-Game

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Jared Bleznick won the 2019 Poker Masters Event #4: $10,000 8-Game for $153,000, which also happened to be his first major live poker tournament victory.

Bleznick has battled it out on the virtual felt for several years under the moniker “Harrington10” and “Harrington25” and had won more than his fair share from the nosebleed stakes. Now he has a live title to his name after triumphing over a stellar field in the $10,000 8-Game event.

2019 Poker Masters Event #4: $10,000 8-Game Results

PlacePlayerCountryPrize
1Jared BleznickUnited States$153,000
2Cary KatzUnited States$99,000
3Nick SchulmanUnited States$67,500
4Mike GorodinskyUnited States$45,000
5Jake AbdallaUnited States$36,000
6Brandon AdamsUnited States$27,000
7George WolffUnited States$22,500

Forty-five players bought into this tournament, including some of the best mixed game players in the world. The likes of Eli Elezra, Adam Friedman, Dylan Linde, John Monnette, Anthony Zinno, Matthew Ashton, Jeremy Ausmus, Stephen Chidwick, Robert Mizrachi, and Calvin Anderson were among those who competed but failed to reach the money places.

Elezra busted in eighth place during a Stud Hi-Lo round, sent to the rail by Mike Gorodinsky, to set the final table and burst the money bubble simultaneously.

George Wolff crashed out in seventh place in 2-7 Triple Draw, losing out with a 9-6 low to Schulman’s 8-5. It was the same game that sent Brandon Adams to the rail in sixth place. Adams was drawing to a 9-8 against Schulman who made an 8-7.

Jake Abdalla also rued his luck in 2-7 a few moments later when Gorodinsky made a 7-6 low aftrer drawing three card on the first draw.

Gorodinsky lost those chips to Bleznick during a round of No-Limit Hold’em. Gorodinsky pushed all-in with nine-seven and Bleznick called from the big blind with the dominating ace-nine. Bleznick’s hand held and the tournament was reduced to only three players.

Those three became two with the exit of Schulman in third. Schulman’s demise as confirmed during a round of Stud 8, when Bleznick made both a low and two pair to win the entire pot.

It was Pot-Limit Omaha that ended the tournament. Cary Katz got his stack in with two pair but Bleznick had a superior two pair, aces and tens, to bust Katz in second place.

2019 Poker Masters Championship Standings

PlacePlayerPointsWinningsCashes
1Chance Kornuth420$288,9002
2Isaac Baron300$223,1001
3Ryan Laplante300$186,0001
4Jared Bleznick300$153,0001
5Jonathan Depa300$133,2001
6Alex Foxen270$108,2002
7Thai Ha210$124,8002
8Cary Katz210$99,0001
9Ralph Wong150$116,4001
10Sam Soverel150$99,8002

The race for the Purple Jacket is hotting up but it is still wide open. Event #5: $10,000 Big Bet Mix is down to its final six players where Stephen Chidwick has three-times more chips than anyone else in the field. Sam Soverel is guaranteed at least sixth-place so will climb up the Poker Masters Championship standings.

Also kicking off today is Event #6: $25,000 No Limit Hold’em which is sure to be a star-studded affair. PokerNews will bring you a recap of each event’s action.

Lead image courtesy of Poker Central

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