Brock Wilson Wins 2021 Poker Masters Event #4 for $189,800

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Brock Wilson rose up from the short stack to take down Event #4 of the 2021 Poker Masters.

After starting the final table of 2021 Poker Masters Event #4 (10,000 No Limit Hold’em) dead last in chips, Brock Wilson willed himself to the top of the chip counts and found a way to take down the first Poker Masters event of his career, earning $189,800 and the top spot on the Poker Masters Purple Jacket leaderboard.

For a relatively new face on the high roller scene, Wilson has been making quite the impression. Tor the better part of two years, the Las Vegas resident has been firing in some of the biggest live tournaments on the circuit. While he’d come close on numerous occasions to bringing home a win in the PokerGO studio, it had yet to materialize. On Saturday night, however, the win that felt inevitable finally came to pass. His victory in Event #4 is not only his most high-profile official victory, but the cash also ranks as a top-5 career score of over $3.5 million in earnings.

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It took nearly an hour and a half before the final table had its first elimination. Wilson started the day as the short stack, and right behind him was Elio Fox. However, both players navigated the early levels to give themselves a little breathing room. The opposite was true for Nick Petrangelo who went from third in chips to the bottom of the chip counts. With blinds at 25,000/50,000 (50,000 bb ante), Petrangelo, with just 10 big blinds, raised to 100,000 holding QhQc. It folded around to Chad Eveslage in the big blind who defended with his 2s2d. The flop came 7h5h2h, giving Eveslage bottom set and offering Petrangelo a flush draw to go with his overpair. When checked to, Petrangelo min-bet 50,000. Eveslage check-raised all-in, and Petrangelo, covered, made the call. The turn was the Js and the river came the 2c, improving Eveslage to quads and sending Petrangelo out in sixth for $43,800.

Five-handed play took place for over an hour more. The blinds increased to 40,000/80,000 (80,000 bb ante) when Wilson raised to 175,000 from the cutoff holding AsAh. In the small blind, Brekstyn Schutten, who started the day with the chip lead, flatted with his 7h7c. Then, Sam Soverel, with just under ten big blinds came along holding the Qh9h. The flop came KsQs3h and it checked through to Wilson who bet 150,000. Schutten let his pocket sevens go but Soverel didn’t follow suit, he made the call. The turn was the 9d, bringing Soverel two pair. Soverel checked it to Wilson again, and Wilson moved all-in. Soverel snapped called, his hand ahead and just one card from a double. However, the river was the Ac, bringing a set for Wilson and sending the 2019 Poker Masters champion to the rail in fifth place for $58,400.

As Wilson climbed to second in chips, Eveslage found himself slipping. At 50,000/100,000 (100,000 bb ante), Eveslage had just eight big blinds. From the small blind, he moved all in with the QcJc and, in the big blind, Wilson made the call holding Ad8s. The board ran out 7c5d3s6cKd leaving Wilson’s ace high as the best hand and finishing Eveslage in fourth place for $73,000.

At three-handed, Wilson, Schutten, and Elio Fox were all roughly even in stacks. After Elio took a big pot to put a dent into Schutten’s stack, the former chip leader was looking for a spot to double up. At 50,000/125,000 (125,000 bb ante), Fox was applying pressure to Schutten’s big blind when he moved all-in from the small blind with his KhQd. Schutten woke up with Ad7s and called for his final 8 bigs. The flop came Kc6h5h, putting Fox in the lead with top pair. That held through the Jd turn and the 3d river. Schutten settled for third place and collected $94,900 for his efforts.

After a short break, Wilson and Fox sat down to play heads-up with Fox holding a better than two-to-one chip lead. Unlike some of the recent heads-up matches in the Poker Masters, these two didn’t take long to determine a winner. Wilson picked up a big pot, assumed the chip lead, and closed it out in roughly thirty minutes.

On the final hand, Fox called on the button with the 8c5d and Wilson checked his option in the big blind holding 8s7c. The flop came KdTd8d and Wilson checked it to Fox who checked it back. The 8h hit the turn, giving both players trips. Wilson checked again and Fox put out 175,000. Wilson check-raised to 600,000 and Fox made the call. The river was the 7h, eliminating the chop by giving Wilson a full house. After letting the shot clock wind down, Wilson shoved and after thinking it over, Fox decided to call and was shown the winner. Fox laddered from fifth in chips at the start of the day to finishing in second for $138,700.

Brock Wilson won Event #4 for $189,800 and surged to the lead in the Poker Masters leaderboard.

Poker Masters Event #4 Final Table Results

  1. Brock Wilson – $189,800
  2. Elio Fox – $138,700
  3. Brekstyn Schutten – $94,900
  4. Chad Eveslage – $73,000
  5. Sam Soverel – $58,400
  6. Nick Petrangelo – $43,800