Koon, Smith and Vousden Scoop $500K Prizes at PartyPoker

Team partypoker pro jason Koon won a massive $549,000 prize in the Poker Master Online series.

The inaugural Poker Masters Online series at partypoker is nearing its conclusion and the bringing out the big guns. A trio of $25,500 buy-in events recently crowned their champions and they each took home more than $500,000.

partypoker Poker Masters #16: $1M Gtd NLHE 8-Max

Team partypoker member Jason Koon won the first $25,500 buy-in event for a cool $549,000. Koon overcame one of the toughest final tables on record to secure victory.

Dan Smith was the first of the eight finalists to bust. Smith collected $81,000 for his efforts. Koon’s fellow partypoker team mate Joni Jouhkimainen then fell in seventh for $85,500. Dario Sammartino, the 2019 WSOP Main Event runner-up, ran out of steam in sixth place. The Austria-based Italian won $99,000, which was the last prize not to be worth six-figures.

Juan Pardo left Spain to live in the United Kingdom so he could continue his online poker career. His $126,000 score here vindicated that decision. Conor Beresford joined Pardo on the rail in fourth-place, a finish worth $162,000.

Stephen O’Dwyer saw his tournament come to an abrupt end in third-place. The high stakes specialist turned his $25,500 into a colossal $252,000.

Heads-up pitted Koon (lead image) against Justin Bonomo. $180,000 was the difference between first and second-place, yet no deal was struck! This meant Bonomo collected $369,000 for his runner-up finish, leaving Koon to scoop $549,000.

Place Player Country Prize
1 Jason Koon Canada $549,000
2 Justin Bonomo Canada $369,000
3 Stephen O’Dwyer Netherlands $252,000
4 Conor Beresford United Kingdom $162,000
5 Juan Pardo United Kingdom $126,000
6 Dario Sammartino Austria $99,000
7 Joni Jouhkimainen Finland $85,500
8 Dan Smith Canada $81,000

partypoker Poker Masters #21: $1M Gtd NLHE 8-Max

Dan Smith made amends for finishing eight in a $25,500 event by taking down the second $25,500 hosted at partypoker. Smith outlasted 62-opponents on his way to padding his bankroll with $511,875.

Koray Aldemir, Eelis Parssinen, and Stephen O’Dwyer fell in quick succession. They won amounts ranging from $74,812 to $86,625. Matthias Eibinger hauled in $110,250 for his fifth-place finish, before Alex Foxen crashed out and banked $141,750.

Super High Roller Bowl Australia champion Timothy Adams exited in third. This latest deep run results in Adams securing a $228,375 payday. It also left Smith and Artur Martirosian to fight it out one-on-one for the title.

Smith defeated his Russian opponent and helped himself to the $511,875 top prize. Martirosian walked away with the $346,500 runner-up prize.

Place Player Country Prize
1 Dan Smith Canada $511,875
2 Artur Martirosian Russia $346,500
3 Timothy Adams Canada $228,375
4 Alex Foxen Canada $141,750
5 Matthias Eibinger Austria $110,250
6 Stephen O’Dwyer Netherlands $86,625
7 Eelis Parssinen Finland $74,812
8 Koray Aldemir Austria $74,812

Poker Masters #25: $1M Gtd NLHE 8-Max

Finnish star Samuel Vousden won the third of the $25,500 partypoker Poker Masters events. Again, as you would expect, the final table was a stacked affair.

Joni Jouhkimainen reached another final table, falling in sixth after Elio Fox and Guillaume Nolet busted out. Timothy Adams’ latest deep run ended in fifth-place for $112,000. He is some player!

Pascal Lefrancois won a $10,300 buy-in tournament earlier in the week. This latest finish, one in fourth-place, saw $144,000 head to the French-Canadian’s partypoker account.

Russian grinder Artur Martirosian continued his good run of form with a third-place finish. Martirosian was unknown until a couple of months ago, now he’s rubbing shoulders with poker’s elite. His third-place exit won him $232,000.

Vousden and Wiktor Malinowski battled it out for the lion’s share of the prize pool. Vousden, known as “€urop€an” in online poker circles emerged victoriously. His prize weighed in at $520,000 leaving Malinowski to get his hands on $352,000.

Place Player Country Prize
1 Samuel Vousden Finland $520,000
2 Wiktor Malinowski Germany $352,000
3 Artur Martirosian Russia $232,000
4 Pascal Lefrancois Canada $144,000
5 Timothy Adams Canada $112,000
6 Joni Jouhkimainen Finland $88,000
7 Guillaume Nolet Canada $76,000
8 Elio Fox Canada $76,000

Only Four More Poker Masters Events Remain

Only four Poker Masters events remain on the schedule and they are massive. Another $25,500 event takes place at partypoker today. It is a $1 million guaranteed NLHE 8-Max tournament. A $10,300 NLHE 6-Max event also runs, this one with a $10,300 buy-in.

April 26 sees the curtain come down on the festival. A $10,300 NLHE 6-Max event complements the huge Main Event. The Main Event has $2 million guaranteed, but costs a wallet-worrying $51,000 to enter!

Matthew Pitt

Matthew Pitt

If it’s something you can play online for real money, chances are Matthew knows a bit about it. He’s been writing about slots, craps and poker for the better part of the last decade. He’s written for PokerNews, PartyPoker and many other respected online gambling websites during the last nine years.


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