Poker Masters from around the world have, once again, descended on the PokerGo Studio in Las Vegas for another series of high stakes events. Leading the charge after four $10,000 tournaments is Lithuanian pro, Vladas Tamasauskas.
PokerGO’s Poker Masters is better known as a place for the game’s elite to ply their trade rather than a proving ground for upcoming talent, but Tamasauskas is bucking that trend. Although he’s far from a novice, Tamasauskas doesn’t have quite the same résumé as Poker Masters regulars such as Daniel Negreanu and Alex Foxen.
What he does have, however, is a string of results in Europe dating back to 2015. He started branding out in 2019 and notched up results on other continents, including two wins at the WPT Five Diamond Classic in Las Vegas.
He upped his live earnings by $451,000 in 2022 with a fourth-place finish in the WSOPE Main Event before winning another $439,000 in the 2023 EPT Barcelona high roller. This steady progress through the ranks has culminated with two wins at the current Poker Masters in Las Vegas.
Vladas Tamasauskas takes on poker’s masters
Tamasauskas got off to a flier in the opening event by topping a field of 114 entries to win $239,400 and his first PokerGO title. From there, he found himself on the final table of Event #2 but couldn’t get over the line in first place. Despite that, a sixth-place finish earned Tamasauskas another $58,200 and the confidence to attack Event #3.
PokerGO Poker Masters Event #1 Result
$10,100 No Limit Hold’em – 114 entries
- Vladas Tamasauskas – $239,400
- Aram Zobian – $171,000
- Tony Lin – $125,400
- Filipp Khavin – $102,600
- Victoria Livschitz – $79,800
- Samuel Laskowitz – $68,400
- Scott O’Kelly – $57,000
- Jesse Lonis – $45,600
- Benjamin Yu – $45,600
Although he was facing a veritable murderers’ row of talent, Tamasauskas got the job done. With Andrew Lichtenberger, Chance Kornuth, and Alex Foxen laying in his wake, Tamasauskas took on Ren Lin for the title. The stacks were fairly even at the start of play but, after some ups and downs, Tamasauskas took the final pot with a pair of threes.
PokerGO Poker Masters Event #2 Result
$10,100 No Limit Hold’em – 97 entries
- Darren Elias – $223,100
- Eric Baldwin – $155,200
- Bin Weng – $116,400
- Antonio De La Cruz – $97,000
- Erik Seidel – $77,600
- Vladas Tamasauskas – $58,200
- Alex Foxen – $48,500
- Michael Rocco – $38,800
- Dan Shak – $38,800
Racing to become Poker Master 2023
With that, he picked up another $208,800 to take his 2023 Poker Masters running total to $506,400. That haul is enough to put Tamasauskas top of the Player of the Series leaderboard ahead of Ren Lin and Darren Elias.
PokerGO Poker Masters Event #3 Result
$10,100 No Limit Hold’em – 87 entries
- Vladas Tamasauskas – $208,800
- Ren Lin – $147,900
- Daniel Rezaei – $104,400
- Alex Foxen – $87,000
- Michael Rocco – $69,600
- Chance Kornuth – $52,200
- Andrew Lichtenberger – $43,500
- Dan Shak – $34,800
- Filipp Khavin – $34,800
PokerGO Poker Masters Event #4 Result
$10,100 No Limit Hold’em – 91 entries
- Chino Rheem – $218,400
- Jonathan Little – $154,700
- Brock Wilson – $109,200
- Chris Brewer – $91,000
- Justin Saliba – $72,800
- Daniel Negreanu – $54,600
- Jeremy Ausmus – $45,500
- Darren Elias – $36,400
- Jesse Lonis – $36,400
Also putting in a strong performance early on in the 2023 Poker Masters is Chino Rheem. He bested 90 other entrants in Event #4 to pick up another PokerGO title and $218,400. With six events left in the series, plus the added bonus of a Super High Roller Bowl, expect more big performances from the latest PokerGO Poker Masters in Las Vegas.