2021 World Series of Poker Europe

Stephen Chidwick Wins $10K NLH Ahead of Poker Masters Upping the Ante

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Stephen Chidwick continues to amaze on the high roller circuit with a victory Tuesday afternoon in Poker Masters Event #7: $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em. The British poker star earned $183,600 for his efforts — his second cash of the series — and is now a serious threat (as always) for the coveted Purple Jacket.

Chidwick left the PokerGO Studio in Las Vegas Monday night following the conclusion of Day 1 with a convincing chip lead at 2,950,000 chips and five players remaining. Dylan DeStefano was in second place with 1,970,000.

2021 Poker Masters Event #7 Final Table Results

PlacePlayerCountryPointsPrize
1stStephen ChidwickUnited Kingdom184$183,600
2ndDylan DeStefanoUnited States136$136,000
3rdAP Louis GarzaUnited States88$88,400
4thBrekstyn SchuttenUnited States68$68,000
5thDan SmithUnited States54$54,400

Chidwick the Poker Master

Give Chidwick a chip lead entering a final table and all we can say is good luck to the other players. The poker pro from across the pond showed up with a big stack and did what he usually does — dominate.

The eventual champ first took out Dan Smith with pocket kings that held up against pocket eigh's in a preflop all-in hand. He wouldn't continue to crush the final table throughout. On the final hand, DeStefano raised to 180,000 with {q-Hearts}{10-Spades} only to run into {k-Diamonds}{k-Clubs} and Chidwick had no intention to slow play so he bumped it to 500,000.

To the flop they went which came out {5-Diamonds}{q-Spades}{9-Hearts}, and Chidwick, who held the chip lead, bet out 350,000 and his opponent made the call. On the turn, which was the {3-Clubs}, Chidwick sized up 525,000, and DeStefano tanked before making the call. The river was the {8-Spades} and the big stack put the small stack all in and he couldn't find a fold.

With that, the seventh event out of 12 at the 2021 Poker Masters series came to an end. Chidwick received $183,600 and DeStefano took home $136,000.

Chidwick earned 184 Poker Masters Points, giving him 232 for the series. Daniel Negreanu, who won Event #5 on Sunday, leads the way with 281, just one point ahead of Sean Perry.

The stakes increased Tuesday with the start of Event #8: $25,000 No-Limit Hold'em. A total of 57 entrants signed up by the time registration closed and, at the time of publishing, 14 remained, including Chidwick. Day 2 — the final table — will take place at 4 p.m. ET Wednesday on the PokerGO app.

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