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Poker Masters Online: Alex Foxen, Andras Nemeth, Kahle Burns and Michael Addamo Among Early Winners

More Than $10.5 Million In Prize Money Has been paid Out Through The First 11 Events Of The 30-Tournament Series

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The Poker Masters high stakes tournament series is one of many poker festivals to make the move online during the global coronavirus outbreak. The high roller series made the move to partypoker, with 30 events set to run from April 12 – 26. Each and every event features a guarantee, with a series-wide total of $16.5 million in guaranteed prize money. The buy-ins for the series range from $10,000 all the way up to the $50,000. The series will also award points to those that cash, with the end-of-series points leader earning $50,000 and the Poker Masters purple jacket.

Through just the first 11 events on the schedule, a total of $10,545,000 in prize money has already been awarded, with many of the highest buy-in events still left to play. Below is a day-by-day look at the results so far.

Day 1: Events 1-3

This series got underway on Sunday, April 12 with three events available throughout the afternoon. The first tournament of the series was a $1,000,000 guaranteed $25,500 buy-in no-limit hold’em eight-max event. With 55 total entries, the prize pool surged to $1,375,000, with the top seven finishers making the money. In the end, Finland’s Elias Talvitie (pictured above, left) defeated Sergi Reixach heads-up to secure the title and the $481,250 top prize.

The second event on offer was a $10,300 buy-in pot-limit Omaha six-max event. With 55 entries, the prize pool surpassed the $500,000 guarantee by $50,000. Tobias Zeigler (pictured above, center) defeated 2009 World Series of Poker main event ninth-place finisher James Akenhead heads-up to secure the first-place payout of $190,249.

The final event of the day was a $10,300 buy-in no-limit hold’em six-max event with a $250,000 guarantee. By the time registration had closed, 99 total entries had been made to see the prize pool balloon to $990,000. Alex Foxen emerged victorious, (pictured above, right) topping a stacked final table to capture the title. Foxen overcame Artur Martirosian heads-up to earn $309,678 as the champion of this event.

Event 1 – $25,500 NLH 8-Max

Place Name Payout
1 Elias Talvitie $481,250
2 Sergi Reixach $323,125
3 Ole Schemion $206,125
4 Sam Greenwood $123,750
5 Michael Addamo $96,250
6 Chris Hunichen $79,063
7 Juan Pardo Dominguez $63,313

Event 2 – $10,300 PLO 6-Max

Place Name Payout
1 Tobias Ziegler $192,249
2 James Akenhead $123,750
3 Espen Myrmo $66,000
4 Matt Kirk $49,500
5 Ola Amundsgaard $35,750
6 Kai Lehto $24,750
7 Robinson Morales $20,000
8 Sam Trickett $20,000
9 Jukka Paloniemi $20,000

Event 3 – $10,300 NLH 6-Max

Place Name Payout
1 Alex Foxen $309,677
2 Artur Martirosian $193,050
3 Adrian Mateos $118,800
4 Conor Beresford $86,625
5 Timothy Adams $61,875
6 Ali Imsirovic $42,075
7 Wiktor Malinowski $32,175
8 Juan Pardo Dominguez $32,175
9 Chris Hunichen $32,175
10 Justin Bonomo $27,124
11 Mohsin Charania $27,124
12 Elio Fox $27,124

Day 2: Events 4-5

The first event of day 2 was a $500,000 guaranteed, $10,300 buy-in no-limit hold’em eight-max event. World Poker Tour and European Poker Tour champion Mike Watson (pictured above, left) outlasted the field of 102 total entries to earn the top prize of $249,900. He defeated fellow Canadian poker pro Sam Greenwood heads-up for the title. It was Greenwood’s second score of the young series, and it brought his totals for the festival to $302,250.

Event 6 was another $10,300 buy-in no-limit hold’em six-max tournament. The $250,000 guarantee was blown away when 83 entries turned out. The $830,000 prize pool was paid out to the top 12 finishers, with Hungary’s Andras Nemeth (pictured above, right) earning the lion’s share: $259,692. Nemeth was fresh off of a second-place finish in the Irish Poker Open main event for €325,423 just a day earlier. He also finished 13th in event 4 earlier in the day for $20,400.

Event 4 – $10,300 NLH 8-Max

Place Name Payout
1 Mike Watson $249,900
2 Sam Greenwood $178,500
3 Jorryt van Hoof $127,500
4 Orpen Kisacikoglu $89,250
5 Wiktor Malinowski $66,300
6 Karim Khayat $51,000
7 Patrick Leonard $40,800
8 Pauli Ayras $33,150
9 Zachary Clark $25,500
10 Darrel Goh $25,500
11 Alexandros Kolonias $25,500
12 Matthias Eibinger $20,400
13 Andras Nemeth $20,400
14 Vicent Bosca $20,400
15 Simon Mattsson $20,400
16 Simon Pedersen $20,400

Event 5 – $10,300 NLH 6-Max

Place Name Payout
1 Andras Nemeth $259,692
2 Orpen Kisacikoglu $161,850
3 Eelis Parssinen $99,600
4 Fedor Holz $72,625
5 Dan Shak $51,875
6 Sami Kelopuro $35,275
7 Christoph Vogelsang $26,975
8 Carlos Sanchez $26,975
9 Joni Jouhkimainen $26,975
10 Sergi Reixach $22,740
11 Artur Martirosian $22,740
12 Ian Engel $22,740

Day 3: Events 6-7

The third day of action saw a pair of six-max events, with one in each of the two most popular big-bet disciplines. The first was event 6, a $500,000 guaranteed $10,300 buy-in pot-limit Omaha event. With 97 total entries, the guarantee was nearly doubled. Finnish poker pro Pauli Ayras (pictured above, left) came out on top in the end, earning $303,421 for the win. It was his third cash of the series.

2019 WSOP Europe main event winner Alexandros Kolonias took down event 7, a $10,300 buy-in six-max no-limit hold’em event with a $500,000 guarantee. The tournament drew 86 entries to create a $860,000 prize pool. Kolonias took home $269,013 for the win after he defeated George Wolff heads-up.

Event 6 – $10,300 PLO 6-Max

Place Name Payout
1 Pauli Ayras $303,421
2 Jens Lakemeier $189,150
3 Ami Barer $116,400
4 Jorryt van Hoof $84,875
5 Samuli Sipilia $60,625
6 Ole Schemion $41,225
7 Lauri Varonen $31,525
8 Pascal Lefrancois $31,525
9 George Wolff $31,525
10 Jens Kyllonen $26,576
11 Aku Joentausta $26,576
12 Marius Kennelly $26,576

Event 7 – $10,300 NLH 6-Max

Place Name Payout
1 Alexandros Kolonias $269,013
2 George Wolff $167,700
3 Ali Imsirovic $103,200
4 Mustapha Kanit $75,250
5 Michaell Addamo $53,750
6 Pauli Ayras $36,550
7 Juan Pardo Dominguez $27,950
8 Ian Engel $27,950
9 Nick Petrangelo $27,950
10 Elio Fox $23,562
11 Timothy Adams $23,562
12 Jorryt van Hoof $23,562

Day 4: Events 8-9

Event 8 of the Poker Masters Online was a $10,300 buy-in no-limit hold’em eight-max tournament with a $500,000 guaranteed prize pool. The 104-entry turnout meant that the guarantee was more than doubled, with $1,040,000 paid out to the top 16 finishers. The largest chunk of that money went to eventual champion Joni Jouhkimainen (pictured above, left)). The Finnish player took home $254,800 for the win after he defeated Andras Nemeth heads-up.

Nemeth then went on to finish fifth in event 9, a $10,000 no-limit hold’em six-max event with a $500,000 guarantee. With 78 entries, the prize pool grew to $780,000 by the time registration came to a close. Nemeth earned $48,750 for his fourth cash of the series. The champion of the event was WSOP bracelet winner and 2018 MILLIONS Grand Final Barcelona champion Pascal Lefrancois (pictured above, right). The Canadian poker pro earned $243,988 after defeating Justin Bonomo heads-up for the title.

Event 8 – $10,300 NLH 8-Max

Place Name Payout
1 Joni Jouhkimainen $254,800
2 Andras Nemeth $182,000
3 Sergi Reixach $130,000
4 Elias Talvitie $91,000
5 Juan Pardo Dominguez $67,600
6 Timothy Adams $52,000
7 Alex Foxen $41,600
8 Dario Sammartino $33,800
9 Chris Hunichen $26,000
10 Joao Vieira $26,000
11 Carlos Sanchez $26,000
12 Simon Pedersen $26,000
13 Benjamin Rolle $20,800
14 Sami Kelopuro $20,800
15 Mike Watson $20,800
16 Rui Ferreira $20,800

Event 9 – $10,300 NLH 6-Max

Place Name Payout
1 Pascal Lefrancois $243,988
2 Justin Bonomo $152,100
3 Kristen Bicknell $93,600
4 Fedor Holz $68,250
5 Andras Nemeth $48,750
6 Dario Sammartino $33,150
7 Ioannis Kostas $25,350
8 Jake Schindler $25,350
9 Timothy Adams $25,350
10 Alexandros Kolonias $21,370
11 Ian Engel $21,370
12 Pauli Ayras $21,370

Day 5: Events 10-11

The final two events covered in this article were both won by Australian tournament stars. Two-time WSOP bracelet winner Kahle Burns (pictured above, left) took down event 10, a $10,300 no-limit hold’em eight-max event, earning $291,550 for the win. The tournament had a $500,000 guarantee, but the 119-entry turnout saw that number more than doubled, with $1,190,000 paid out to the top 16 finishers.

Event 11 was won by Michael Addamo (pictured above, right), who like Burns has won two bracelets. Addamo outlasted a field of 94 entries in the $10,300 buy-in no-limit hold’em six-max event to win $294,038. The strong turnout saw the event’s $500,000 guarantee nearly doubled, with $940,000 split amongst the 12 in-the-money players. This was Addamo’s third cash of the series, and it brought his earnings to-date for the festival to $444,037. He currently sits in second place in the race for the purple jacket, behind Andras Nemeth’s four final tables and $510,842 in earnings.

Event 10 – $10,300 NLH 8-Max

Place Name Payout
1 Kahle Burns $291,550
2 Luuk Gieles $208,250
3 Eelis Parssinen $148,750
4 Gianluca Speranza $104,125
5 Joao Vieira $77,350
6 Wiktor Malinowski $59,500
7 Edwin Amaya $47,600
8 Vincent Ramon $38,675
9 Ian Engel $29,750
10 Giuseppe Iadisernia $29,750
11 Ben Heath $29,750
12 Thomas Muehloecker $29,750
13 Timothy Adams $23,800
14 Karim Khayat $23,800
15 Mike Watson $23,800
16 Chris Hunichen $23,800

Event 11 – $10,300 NLH 6-Max

Place Name Payout
1 Michael Addamo $294,038
2 Chris Hunichen $183,300
3 Jorryt Van Hoof $112,800
4 Yahia Fahmy $82,250
5 Justin Bonomo $58,750
6 Aliaksandr Hirs $39,950
7 Jake Schindler $30,550
8 Lukas Nowakowski $30,550
9 Luuk Gieles $30,550
10 Wiktor Malinowski $25,754
11 Talal Shakerchi $25,754
12 Alexandros Kolonias $25,754