The final event of the Poker Masters begins Monday. World Poker Tour heads to the Borgata. Find these stories and more in the Monday Hit and Run.

Sontheimer Leads Poker Masters Jacket Race After Four Events

The 5th and final Poker Masters event, a $100,000 is begins today after Brandon Adams took down event #4 yesterday. Event #5 will run through Wednesday.

Going into the final, Steffen Sontheimer holds the Purple Jacket lead with Bryn Kenny, Nick Schulman, Brandon Adams and Doug Polk filling out the top five. The Purple Jacket will go to the player who earns the most money over the five events of the Poker Masters.

At least one Poker Masters participant predicted Sontheimer’s rise:

Meanwhile, Daniel Negreanu has an uphill battle with his Poker Masters jacket prop bet. Before the Poker who bet 20 different players he would take down the Poker Masters jacket. Through four events, Negreanu has achieved a single 8th place cash for $102,000 in Event #1 and would likely need a 1st or 2nd place finish (which is the case for most contenders) in the $100,000.

Quick Hitters

– The World Poker Tour resumed on Sunday for the WPT Borgata Poker Open in Atlantic City. On Day 1A, Trung Pham held the chip lead with 327,300 chips as the first day of the event attracted 283. Day 1B, the final Day 1 flight will be held on Monday with unlimited rebuys through Level 10.

– WCOOP update with one week to go: anti-durrr ($60k), Phil Gruissem ($75k), raare01 ($50k) and ruthless848 ($207k) were all winners yesterday. Meanwhile, in the WCOOP POY race, PSMozak holds the lead with 570 points, followed by IMluckNuts with 525 and Mike “goleafsgoeh” Leah in third with 450.

– Grinderschool.com poker training video of the day Part 5 of 6 in the Building a Poker Bankroll series. This episode covers exploiting both fish and regulars.