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Poker Masters Online: Timothy Adams, Jason Koon and Steve O'Dwyer Among Latest Winners

$20,530,000 Has Been Awarded Through The First 20 Events, Surpassing The $16.5 Million Series-Wide Guarantee

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The 2020 Poker Masters high stakes tournament series was moved online to partypoker during the coronavirus outbreak. A total of 30 events are on the first-ever Poker Masters Online schedule, with buy-ins from $10,000 all the way up to $50,000 taking place from April 12 – 26. 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 for their performance across the online high roller festival.

The series featured guaranteed prize pools for all 30 events, totaling $16.5 million. Through the first 20 events of the series, that number has already been surpassed, with $20,530,000 in prize money already awarded just two-thirds of the way through the schedule. Five of the eight events with buy-ins of $25,000 or higher remain to be played.

Below is a day-by-day look at the results from events 12 through 20. A recap of the first 11 events can be found at this link.

Day 6: Events 12-13

Friday, April 17 saw two $10,300 buy-in, $500,000 guaranteed events take place. The first tournament of the day was a six-max pot-limit Omaha event. It attracted a total of 87 entries to create a prize pool of $870,000, which was paid out among the top 12 finishers. The lion’s share of that money was awarded to eventual champion Laszlo Bujtas, (pictured above, left) who defeated Ami Barer heads-up to secure the title and the top prize of $272,141. Bujtas is no stranger to big final tables, having won a €25,000 buy0in high roller at last year’s European Poker Tour Barcelona_ for $791,219. His largest career score came when he finished second in the 2018 World Series of Poker Europe main event for $797,609.

Event 13 was a six-max no-limit hold’em tournament which drew 68 entries to create a prize pool of $680,000. Luuk Gieles (pictured above, right) emerged victorious, defeating Timothy Adams heads-up to earn $235,217. The Dutch player’s largest live tournament score on record is a seventh-place showing in the 2015 EPT Prague €50,000 buy-in high roller for $150,100. A number of winners of earlier events made the final table in this tournament. Event 10 winner Kahle Burns finished fourth ($61,200) while event 3 champion Alex Foxen placed fifth ($44,200). The winners of events 4 and 7, Mike Watson and Alexandros Kolonias, placed sixth and eighth, respectively.

Event 12 – $10,300 PLO 6-Max

Place Name Payout
1 Laszlo Bujtas $272,141
2 Ami Barer $169,650
3 Carlo van Ravenswood $104,400
4 Jorryt van Hoof $75,125
5 Bengt Sonnert $54,375
6 Andreas Torbergsen $36,975
7 Ali Imsirovic $28,275
8 Adam Hendrix $28,275
9 George Wolff $28,275
10 Jean Carlos Rincon $23,836
11 Andras Nemeth $23,836
12 Christopher Frank $23,836

Event 13 – $10,300 NLH 6-Max

Place Name Payout
1 Luuk Gieles $253,217
2 Timothy Adams $153,000
3 Ludovic Geilich $81,600
4 Kahle Burns $61,200
5 Alex Foxen $44,200
6 Mike Watson $30,600
7 Lukas Nowakowski $24,727
8 Alexandros Kolonias $24,727
9 Steve O’Dwyer $24,727

Day 7: Events 14-15

Saturday, Apr. 18 saw two more $10,300 buy-in events take place. The first was a $500,000 guaranteed eight-handed affair that attracted 114 entries to create a $1,140,000 prize pool. The top 16 finishers made the money, with Italy’s Mustapha Kanit (pictured above, left) taking home the largest payout of $279,300. With more than $11.5 million in live tournament cashes, Kanit is the highest-earning Italian poker player of all time. He denied Alexandros Kolonias his second title of the series, defeating the Greek player heads-up to capture the title.

The second event of the day was a $500,00 guaranteed six-max no-limit hold’em event. With 78 entries, the prize pool of $780,000 was distributed among the top 12 finishers. Two-time Super High Roller Bowl champion Timothy Adams (pictured above, right) emerged victorious, earning $243,989 for the win. Alex Foxen made the final table of both of these events, finishing eighths in event 14 and fourth in this event. Alexandros Kolonias fell just short of making both, ultimately finishing seventh in this event after his runner-up showing in the earlier event on Saturday.

Event 14 – $10,300 NLH 8-Max

Place Name Payout
1 Mustapha Kanit $279,300
2 Alexandros Kolonias $199,500
3 Artur Martirosian $142,500
4 Brunno Botteon $99,750
5 Christoph Vogelsang $74,100
6 Edwin Amaya $57,000
7 Simon Pedersen $45,600
8 Alex Foxen $37,050
9 Simon Higgins $28,500
10 Lucas Reeves $28,500
11 Jake Schindler $28,500
12 Chris Fraser $28,500
13 Mike Watson $22,800
14 Nick Petrangelo $22,800
15 Niklas Astedt $22,800
16 Kahle Burns $22,800

Event 15 – $10,300 NLH 6-Max

Place Name Payout
1 Timothy Adams $243,988
2 Joao Vieira $152,100
3 Dario Sammartino $93,600
4 Alex Foxen $68,250
5 Ben Heath $48,750
6 Ali Imsirovic $33,150
7 Alexandros Kolonias $25,350
8 Yahia Fahmy $25,350
9 Jorryt van Hoof $25,350
10 Sami Kelopuro $21,370
11 Elias Talvitie $21,370
12 Juan Pardo Dominguez $21,370

Day 8: Events 16-18

Sunday, Apr. 19 saw three events take place, starting with a $1,000,000 guaranteed $25,500 buy-in no-limit hold’em eighth max event. With 72 entries, the prize pool surged to $1,800,000, with the top nine finishers cashing. American poker pro Jason Koon (pictured above, left) came out on top, defeating an unsurprisingly stacked final table to earn $549,000. Justin Bonomo earned $369,000 as the runner-up finisher, while Steve O’Dwyer took home $252,000 for third place.

Event 17 was a $500,000 guaranteed $10,300 buy-in pot-limit Omaha six-max event, with 92 entries creating a $920,000 prize pool. Finland’s Eelis Parssinen (pictured above, middle) defeated Bengt Sonnert heads-up to secure the title and the $287,782 top prize.

The final event of the day was a $500,000 guaranteed $10,3000 buy-in no-limit hold’em six-max affair. With 104 total entries, $1,040,000 was paid out to the top 12 finishers. Linus Loeliger (pictured above, right) secured the first-place prize of $325,318 after defeating Artur Martirosian heads-up for the title.

Event 16 – $25,500 NLH 6-Max

Place Name Payout
1 Jason Koon $549,000
2 Justin Bonomo $369,000
3 Steve O’Dwyer $252,000
4 Conor Beresford $162,000
5 Juan Pardo Dominguez $126,000
6 Dario Sammartino $99,000
7 Joni Jouhkimainen $85,500
8 Daniel Smith $81,000
9 Ole Schemion $76,500

Event 17 – $10,300 PLO 6-Max

Place Name Payout
1 Eelis Parssinen $287,781
2 Bengt Sonnert $179,400
3 Aku Joentausta $110,400
4 Jorryt van Hoof $80,500
5 Andreas Torbergsen $57,500
6 Tobias Ziegler $39,100
7 Andrew Moseley $29,900
8 Pedro Zagalo $29,900
9 Ferenc Deak $29,900
10 Carlo van Ravenswoud $25,206
11 Niko Soininen $25,206
12 Joao Vieira $25,206

Event 18 – $10,300 NLH 6-Max

Place Name Payout
1 Linus Loeliger $325,318
2 Artur Martirosian $202,800
3 Darrell Goh $124,800
4 Niklas Astedt $91,000
5 Ole Schemion $65,000
6 Edwin Amaya $44,200
7 Adrian Mateos $33,800
8 Chris Hunichen $33,800
9 Sergi Reixach $33,800
10 Aliaksandr Hirs $28,493
11 Luc Greenwood $28,493
12 Nick Petrangelo $28,493

Day 8: Events 19-20

The series took a one-day break on Monday, Apr. 20. Action resumed on Tuesday with a $1,000,000 guaranteed $25,500 buy-in no-limit hold’em event. With 77 total entries, the prize pool grew to $1,925,000, with the top 10 finishers making the money. In the end Pauli Ayras (pictured above, left) came out on top to win $548,625 and his second title of the series. The Finnish poker pro had previously taken down event 6 for $303,421. He overcame Sam Greenwood heads-up this time around. The Canadian earned $375,375 for his second runner-up finish of the series.

Event 20 was a $500,000 guaranteed $10,300 buy-in no-limit hold’em six-max event. Steve O’Dwyer (pictured above, right) conquered the field of 86 total entries to earn $269,013 from the prize pool of $860,000. O’Dwyer overcame David Peters heads-up for the title. Peters had finished third in the other event held on Tuesday, with his two deep runs totaling $427,575 earnings for the day.

Event 19 – $25,500 NLH 8-Max

Place Name Payout
1 Pauli Ayras $548,625
2 Sam Greenwood $375,375
3 David Peters $259,875
4 Luuk Gieles $173,250
5 Matthew Wantman $134,750
6 George Wolff $105,875
7 Guillaume Nolet $91,438
8 Bartlomiej Ryszard Machon $81,813
9 Justin Bonomo $77,000
10 Andras Nemeth $77,000

Event 20 – $10,300 NLH 6-Max

Place Name Payout
1 Steve O’Dwyer $269,013
2 David Peters $167,700
3 Jake Schindler $103,200
4 Guiseppe Iadisernia $75,250
5 Jorryt Van Hoof $53,750
6 Dario Sammartino $36,550
7 Artur Martirosian $27,950
8 Ali Imsirovic $27,950
9 Eelis Parssinen $27,950
10 Adrian Mateos $23,562
11 Joni Jouhkimainen $23,562
12 Michael Addamo $23,562