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Big Names Among Early Poker Masters Online Champions
partypoker joined forces with Poker Central and is hosting the inaugural Poker Masters Online. It features 30 events with buy-ins of $10,300 to $51,000 and combined guarantees worth more than $15 million.
Seven Poker Masters Online tournaments have already crowned their champions and some massive names have claimed victories. Let’s check in and see which stars have won big to date.
Poker Masters Online 03: $250K Gtd NLHE 6-Max
Alex Foxen triumphed in the third Poker Masters Online event and got his hands on $309,677 as a result. Foxen is a phenomenal player who’s equally adept online as he is in a live setting.
Any of the six players who reached the final table would have made a worth champion. Ali Imsirovic was the first casualty and he banked $42,075. Imsirovic loves the Poker Masters series and is a regular feature when it runs in Las Vegas.
Timothy Adams, fresh from winning the Super High Roller Bowl Australian event, finished fifth. Conor Beresford fell in fourth-place and passed his bankroll with $86,625.
Third-place and the first six-figure prize went to Adrian Mateos. Mateos helped himself to a $118,000 prize but will be disappointed not to close out the tournament.
Mateos’ exit left Foxen and Artur Martirosian to lock horns heads-up for the title. No deal was struck despite a $106,000 difference in prize money. This meant Martirosian netted $193,050 for his second-place finish and Foxen won $309,677.
|3||Adrian Mateos||United Kingdom||$118,800|
|4||Conor Beresford||United Kingdom||$86,625|
Poker Masters Online 04: $500K Gtd NLHE 8-Max
Canada’s Mike Watson is one of the biggest names in world poker. He’s won millions of dollars from online poker and even more in the live arena. He secured a $249,900 prize earlier this week by winning Poker Master Online #04. This was an eight-handed no-limit hold’em tournament with $500,000 guaranteed.
Watson found himself heads-up against another supremely talented Canadian in Sam Greenwood. Greenwood tends to get the job done when he’s heads-up, but not this time. This time around Greenwood had to make do with the $178,500 consolation prize.
Plenty of other established pros made it to the final table. Partypoker sponsored pro Patrick Leonard busted in seventh for $40,800. UK-based Turkish grinder Orpen Kisacikoglu collected $89,250 for this fourth-place exit, while Dutchman Jorryt Van Hoof scooped $127,500 after his third-place exit.
|3||Jorryt Van Hoof||United Kingdom||$127,500|
|4||Orpen Kisacikoglu||United Kingdom||$89,250|
|7||Patrick Leonard||United Kingdom||$40,800|
Poker Masters Online 05: $500K Gtd NLHE 6-Max
Andras Nemeth narrowly missed out on Irish Open Main Event glory on Sunday but made amends here. The Hungarian won the fifth event of the Poker Masters Online festival and walked away with $259,628.
Nemeth is in his element when playing high stakes online poker tournaments and it showed. He bested a final table that housed Sami Kelopuro, Dan Shak, and Fedor Holz on his way to victory.
Nemeth is mostly known as “probirs” online where he has won more than $15 million from multi-table tournaments.
|2||Orpen Kisacikoglu||United Kingdom||$161,850|
Other Big Winners
Finland’s Elias Talvitle won the largest prize of the Poker Masters Online so far. He won the opening event, a $25,500 buy-in affair with $1 million guaranteed. The tournament smashed that guarantee and Talvitle saw $481,250 added to his partypoker account.
That final table was ridiculously stacked, as you’d expect from such a high buy-in. The likes of Sergi Reixach, Ole Schemion, Sam Greenwood and Michael Addamo were all there.
Tobias Zeigler of Germany won Poker Masters Online event 2, a $10,300 PLO tournament. The German defeated UK’s James Akenhead heads-up for the title. Akenhead doesn’t play as much as he once did, but still has what it takes to rub shoulders with the best of them.
Alexandros Kolonias and Pauli Ayras won the most recent events and won $269,0123 and $303,421 respectively.