Vladas Tamasauskas and Darren Elias Win at PokerGO Poker Masters

September 27, 2023
Mark Patrickson

Vladas Tamasaukas has won Event #1 at the Poker Masters for a $239,400 payday. The Lithuanian bested his 113 rivals to stun the high stakes community who were left astounded and asking who on earth is this guy.

But he wasn’t done, because only three days later he had done it again after winning another $10,000 NL after racking up sixth place in Event #2.

Tamasaukas is more usually found on the mid-stakes tournament tables but decided to test the waters against top-level opposition this year. Speaking to PokerNews he said:

"I mostly focused on Main Event kind of tournaments, not smaller field high rollers ones. would play more bigger fields and smaller buy-ins. But this year I wanted to play higher. And I had a decent score in Barcelona, and after that it was easier to come here and play in these ones as well."

Poker Masters Event #1: $10,000 NL Hold’em Results

Rank Player Country Prize PGT Points
1 Vladas Tamasauskas Lithuania $239,400 239
2 Aram Zobian United States $171,000 171
3 Ren Lin China $125,400 125
4 Filipp Khavin United States $102,600 103
5 Victoria Livschitz United States $79,800 80
6 Samuel Laskowitz United State $68,400 68
7 Scott Jacewicz-O'Kelly United States $57,000 57

Event #3 $10,000 NL Hold’em Final Table Results

Rank Player Country Prize
1 Vladas Tamasauskas Lithuania $208,800
2 Ren Lin China $147,900
3 Daniel Rezaei Austria $104,400
4 Alex Foxen United States $87,000
5 Michael Rocco United States $69,600
6 Chance Kornuth United States $52,200

Darren Elias Wins Second Poker Masters Title

Darren Elias has won his second PokerGO title in Event #2 of the Poker Masters. The American topped a field of 97 entries to bank the first-place prize of $223,100.

The pressure by the final stages of the event must have been considerable given some of the names that were still hanging in there. Erik Seidel and Alex Foxen were two elite players that Elias needed to beat to claim his prize.

Poker Masters Event #2: $10,000 NL Hold’em Results

Rank Player Country Prize PGT Points
1 Darren Elias United States $223,100 223
2 Eric Baldwin United States $155,200 155
3 Bin Weng United States $116,400 116
4 Antonio De La Cruz United States $97,000 97
5 Erik Seidel United States $77,600 80
6 Vladas Tamasauskas Lithuania $58,200 58
7 Alex Foxen United States $48,500 40
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