The Masters Tournament is always a fun edition of poker series all around the world. The theory being that these events give players of a certain age to compete without all of the pesky professional young guns being around to spoil it for them.
The only problem with this is that more and more, the results of players in these age categories are just as impressive as those that you may expect to find in open company. That was definitely the case tonight where the name 'Masters Event' seemed more to describe that they were Masters of Poker than anything else.
The final table was stacked with talent, players like Errolyn Strang with over $400,000 in tournament earnings, Jim Psaros who took down the 2015 ANZPT Sydney Championships Main Event and Marc Liddell who has over $200,000 in tournament earnings and an impressive final table appearance at the 2016 Sydney Championships.
However, it would be Chris Kittos who would outmaneuver all of these players to take down the biggest title of his poker career.
Kittos was in control for much of the final table, for much of the time it seemed like either himself of Jim Psaros were dictating the momentum of the table. For this reason, it was fitting that these two finished heads-up, only to see Psaros get eliminated when his pair of Queens lost to a flopped set of Tens by Kittos, much to the chagrin of the extremely vocal rail support the Novocastrian had for the entire final table.
Chris Kittos is our champion taking home $13,642, the trophy and a Sydney Championships title. He showed excellent composure and tenacity through the entire tournament to make sure he made the right move at the right time. It is onwards and upwards for Kittos who will look to emulate this performance at the end of this week when the Main Event kicks off!