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Koon, Smith and Vousden Scoop $500K Prizes at PartyPoker
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.
|4||Conor Beresford||United Kingdom||$162,000|
|5||Juan Pardo||United Kingdom||$126,000|
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.
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.
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!