Young Prince Fedor Holz with chip lead heading into Championship Wednesday.
High roller poker tournament phenom and Primed Mind CEO Fedor Holz has a slight chip lead as the 2017 Poker Masters championship is set to be decided Wednesday, live from the ARIA Casino & Resort in Las Vegas.
The 24-year old German will be facing hefty competition from five other high stakes players who will be vying for a $1.5 million USD first place prize once the action resumes Wednesday afternoon Pacific Time.
READ: Official Poker Masters Recap (Paul Oresteen – Poker Central)
Purple Jacket front-runner Steffen Sontheimer only needs a runner-up performance to be guaranteed to title of Poker Master, with fellow cast members Christian Christner, Justin Bonomo, Stefan Schillhabel and Seth Davies all holding at least an outside shot at claiming the championship.
A complete recap of Day 2 action along with payouts and blind levels has been published by Chad Holloway of PokerNews here. Tim Duckworth took the time to contribute a separate explanation on what each player needs Wednesday to win the Poker Masters Purple Jacket.
The six-max No Limit Hold’em final table will be telecast exclusively on the PokerGO premium subscription website ($10/month, $99/year) with the official live stream starting around 2:30pm Las Vegas time.
Poker Player Communication & Outreach at All-Time High
A recent marketing push in the direction of televised poker has resulted in unprecedented collaboration between high profile poker players, media outlets and poker operators.
High stakes players have become lead spokespeople for the poker industry by engaging fans of all skill levels through forum contributions, Twitch casts, YouTube videos and social media posts. The result has been an increasingly informed audience that is only too happy to keep up with current events in the poker space as they await the next marquee televised event.
PokerGO Delivers on Premium Value
The decision by Poker Central higher-ups to place the PokerGO archived library and live stream content behind a subscription paywall has been highly controversial. The original launch of the app — which occurred during the 2017 Super High Roller Bowl in late May — brought forth concerns that the monthly fee restriction would not be a viable means of monetizing PokerGO’s quality programming over the long-term.
While those concerns remain, the premium service has quietly amassed an impressive library of unique content including in-depth Pokerography shows, a much anticipated return of Poker After Dark, and the Poker Masters championship. This in conjunction with archived live streams and exclusive coverage of this year’s World Series of Poker.
In the eyes of many industry representatives, the content available on PokerGO provides a clear value for a large number of poker fans at $10 per month… a value that can be communicated and promoted with ease by high profile poker entertainers. Whether that eventually morphs into large-scale membership for parent company Poker Central remains to be seen.
Doug Polk Giveaway Winners
Upswing Poker pro Doug Polk hosted his drawing for $2,970 USD in cash prizes that were awarded as part of his Poker Masters 1% Net Profit Giveaway Wednesday on Facebook Live.
Congratulations to the following winners.
Poker Masters Final Table Begins Soon
Tune-in to all the action this afternoon and evening as big name players compete for $1.5 million and the coveted Purple Jacket at PokerGO.com.
David Huber (known as “dhubermex” online) has been involved in the poker industry for more than a decade. He currently assists several poker and gaming entities as a researcher, writer, and consultant. Former Editor-in-Chief & Head Moderator of online tournament rankings site PocketFives (2006-2011).