David Peters domination continues as he wins the opening event of the 2018 Poker Masters. Daniel Negreanu and Brandon Adams headline the final table of the second event of the series. And Nolan Dolla talks Deal. It’s all here in the weekend edition of The Hit and Run.

David Peters Wins Opening Poker Masters Event

The 2018 Poker Masters is filled with High Roller crushers throughout, and one of the best ended up taking down the title in the opening event. David Peters defeated a stacked final table that included Brandon Adams, Rainer Kempe, and Isaac Haxton on his way to victory and over $193,000 in cold hard cash.

Peters’ win in the 69-entry field ensured him 300 points to give him the top spot in the Masters point race for the week.

Poker veteran Brandon Adams came into the day as the chip leader, but would ultimately bow out in 4th for $69,000. Heads-up would be lightning fast with Peters and his opponent Brian Green getting the money in right away with pocket kings against pocket eights. The kings would hold and Peters would claim victory.

Here are the official final table payouts per PokerNews:

Pay outs!

Congrats to all the big winners!

Negreanu Headlines Event #2 Final Table

With a new final table every day for the week, expect nothing but big names and big storylines to arise this week from the Poker Masters. And with that in mind Sunday sees Daniel Negreanu make his first final table of the series, while Brandon Adams has made the final six for the second day in a row.

As Peters’ final table was playing out, event #2 on the schedule was just beginning – the $25k event. After the dust settled it would be Brandon Adams once again making the final table with chips while poker’s biggest star Negreanu was right behind him.

Long time grinder Jared Jaffe comes in as the big chip leader. But he’ll have his hands full with a table full of killers that also includes Jake Schindler and Jason Koon.

Adams looks to take the lead in the Masters points race with this his back-to-back final tables. Cary Katz and Dominik Nitsche also made the money by finishing in 8th and 7th place respectively. Here are the official chip counts from PokerNews.


Tune in to live coverage on PokerNews to see who wins the $400,000 first place prize!


Quick Hitters

-This week over at the CardPlayerLifestyle blog, Robbie was able to sit down with industry veteran Jason Glatzer for an in-depth interview. The two talked about Jason’s long successful journey through the poker media landscape. It’s all part of Robbie’s ongoing “Get to Know the Poker Media” series. Check it out.

-Over at CardPlayer.com, Dealer Chick writes an excellent response to the common player question of How do dealers feel when a disgruntled player asks to wash the deck? The article is a well-written look into the mind of a dealer and how they deal with common questions, misconceptions, and requests. Well worth the read.

-There’s definitely quite a few poker podcasts worth your listening attention these days, but one of the newer ones we like comes from the PokerNews family of podcasts. True Gambling Stories takes a look at the most unique and exciting gambles the world’s ever seen. This week host Sean Chaffin tells the story of one man who decided to risk it all.

-Nolan Dolla stories are always worth your time. But his blog this week is exceptional as it relates a great story about one of the … less successful poker movies ever made.

-Finally, this tweet from Jamie Kerstetter about the opening game of the NFL is amazing.


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Keith Woernle is a writer, comedian, and semi-pro poker player based out of New Jersey. He was a producer for season 10 of the World Poker Tour. Keith won a WSOP circuit ring in 2011. He likes poker a lot. Follow or contact him on Twitter @WoernlePoker