The 2021 Poker Masters schedule may be heavy on the No Limit Hold’em, but on Monday the schedule took a break from the standard fare to allow some of the high stakes mixed game players to enjoy some of the action. It was Maxx Coleman who enjoyed it the most, taking down Event #6 ($10,000 8-Game) to the tune of $120,000.
In addition to No Limit Hold’em and Pot Limit Omaha, the two most popular poker variants, the 8-Game Mixed rotation included Limit Hold’em, Seven Card Stud, Seven Card Stud Eight or Better, 2-7 Triple Draw, Omaha Eight and Razz. The event drew 30 entries but only five who returned on Day 2 made the money.
The first elimination took place during Pot Limit Omaha when Jeremy Ausmus, who had started the day as the short stack, found himself with just 35,000 in chips. With the blinds at 10,000/20,000 (20,000 bb ante), Ausmus stuck his stack in holding . Coleman in the big blind committed the few chips necessary for a call with his . The flop came keeping Coleman’s pair of nines in the lead but leaving outs for Ausmus. The turn changed nothing and when the completed the board Ausmus was out in fifth for $21,000.
Playing Omaha 8 with blinds at 25,000/50,000 a short-stacked Erik Sagstrom raised to 100,000 holding . Stephen Chidwick, also very short but covering Sagstrom, made the call holding . The flop came giving Chidwick top pair on the high and a wheel draw for the low while Sagstrom had a wrap straight draw plus possible lows as well. Chidwick checked and Sagstrom bet. Chidwick raised and Sagstrom called. The came on the turn, improving Chidwick’s high hand to trips and he bet again (100,000) and Sagstrom put the rest of his chips in the middle needing help on the river. It didn’t come as the hit the river, allowing Chidwick to scoop the pot and ending Sagstrom’s run in fourth for $33,000.
Even after the elimination, Chidwick was still short-stacked when No Limit Hold’em came around. With the blinds at 15,000/25,000 (25,000 ante) Chidwick moved all-in from the button holding . He ran into Coleman who made the call in the small blind with the . The flop came leaving the 2018 U.S. Poker Open champion drawing thin. The on the turn left Chidwick drawing dead to the river. Chidwick collected his belongings and headed to the cage to collect his $48,000 third-place prize.
Coleman and Chad Eveslage battle across the 8-Game landscape for the better part of an hour-and-a-half with Coleman eventually assuming a commanding chip lead. He sealed the tournament playing a hand of Razz.
The game where the lowest hand wins determined the player who would take home the biggest payday. With the blinds at 80,000/160,000 (20,000 ante) Eveslage found himself all-in with one card to come holding while Coleman held the slightly better . Eveslage’s needed some help but he didn’t get it when the came on seventh street and Coleman’s final card – the – was irrelevant. Eveslage said “I don’t want to go play No Limit now” as he finished in second place for $78,000.
Maxx Coleman is the Poker Masters 8-Game champion and earned $120,000
Poker Masters Event #6 Final Table Results
Maxx Coleman – $120,000
Chad Eveslage – $78,000
Stephen Chidwick – $48,000
Erik Sagstrom – $33,000
Jeremy Ausmus – $21,000