Sergi Reixach Wins Poker Masters $25K No Limit Hold’em

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Three of Sergi Reixach's last four cashes have been wins after he took down the Poker Masters $25K NLHE event on Tuesday. (Drew Amato/Poker Central)

The top of the Spanish all-time money list on The Hendon Mob includes some easily recognizable names. Adrian Mateos, Carlos Mortensen, Sergio Aido, and 2019 PokerStars Players Championship winner Ramon Colillas occupy the top four positions, but the name now sitting in fifth is rising quickly.

Sergi Reixach now has $5,027,636 in lifetime earnings after taking down the Poker Masters $25,000 No Limit Hold’em event on Tuesday for $369,000. He now sits just $184,000 behind Colillas.

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A battle of the blinds played a huge part in the first elimination of the day. Action folded to Reixach in the small blind and he called with Jd2c. Sean Winter checked with 5h3h. After the Tc4c2d flop, Reixach check-called Winter’s bet of 40,000. After the 8s turn, Reixach check-called again, this time after Winter bet 80,000. The 8d river saw Reixach check for a third time with Winter betting 190,000, leaving himself just 5,000 behind, and Reixach tank-calling with bottom pair to leave Winter short.

Winter spent the next 10 hands turning that 5,000 into 210,000 before getting into a sticky spot. From UTG, Winter raised to 160,000 with QsJh, Andras Nemeth moved all-in from the small blind with AdKh and Reixach called from the big blind with TcTd and tabled his hand prematurely. Winter was left with a decision for his final 50,000. After using two time banks, Sam Soverel called. The board ran out 8d7d7s9h7c to eliminate Soverel in sixth place and Nemeth in fifth.

After George Wolff and Orpen Kisacikoglu folded, Soverel moved all-in from the small blind for 390,000 with QdTd and Reixach called with Kc5s. The KsTh3d flop gave both players a pair but Soverel wasn’t able to move ahead through the 6s turn or Ac river and was eliminated in fourth place. Along with the $102,500 payout, Soverel added 120 points towards the race for the Purple Jacket to pass Chance Kornuth and take over the lead.

With Wolff holding the chip lead, Reixach and Kisacikoglu got into an all-in preflop situation that sent the tournament into heads-up play. Reixach called from the button with 8d8s, Wolff folded his small blind before Kisacikoglu moved all-in for 1,280,000 from the big blind with JcJsand Reixach called. The Qd8c2s flop turned the tables on Kisacikoglu and he was unable to get back in front after the As turn or 8h river and was sent home in third.

That hand gave Reixach a small lead over Wolff at the start of heads-up play. The pair played for just 20 minutes before Reixach ended the tournament. Wolff called from the small blind with 6h4h and Reixach raised to 280,000 with AcAh and Wolff called. After the Qh7s6c flop, Reixach bet 160,000 and Wolff moved all in for 1,390,000 and Reixach called. The turn was the 5s and the Th river made Wolff’s second place elimination official.

Three of Reixach’s last four cashes were wins. He previously won the European Poker Tour Barcelona €100,000 Super High Roller in August and the British Poker Open £25,000 event in September.

Final Table Payouts

  1. Sergi Reixach – $369,000
  2. George Wolff – $246,000
  3. Orpen Kisacikoglu – $164,000
  4. Sam Soverel – $102,500
  5. Andras Nemeth – $82,000
  6. Sean Winter – $61,500

Purple Jacket Standings

  1. Sam Soverel – 690
  2. Chance Kornuth – 630
  3. George Wolff – 420
  4. Sean Winter – 330
  5. Kahle Burns – 330
  6. Kristen Bicknell – 300
  7. Sergi Reixach – 300
  8. Isaac Baron – 300
  9. Ryan Laplante – 300
  10. Julien Martini – 300