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Alexandros Kolonias Wins 2020 Poker Masters Online Purple Jacket

More Than $35.4 Million In Prize Money Was Paid Out During This 30-Event Series

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The 2020 Poker Masters Online featured $16,500,000 in guaranteed prize money across 30 high-stakes events held on partypoker. After two weeks of action, that number was more than doubled, with more than $35.4 million paid out during the series.

In addition to all the prize money up for grabs, there was also the matter of a $50,000 cash bonus and the Poker Masters Purple Jacket, both of which were to be awarded to the player who ended the fortnight with the most rankings points earned. Greece’s Alexandros Kolonias (pictured above) earned a photo-finish victory, taking down the 30th and final event of the series to secure the jacket and the extra cash. The 2019 World Series of Poker Europe main event champion made the money 11 times throughout this online festival, winning two titles along the way in event 7 and 30. He had a total of five finishes inside the top three spots and $1,266,296 in cashes throughout the series. The final top ten standings in the race for the jacket can be found here:

Place Name Series Earnings Points Cashes
1 Alexandros Kolonias $1,266,296 1,191 11
2 Artur Martirosian $1,278,974 1,048 9
3 Linus Loeliger $1,511,818 1,037 3
4 Timothy Adams $1,043,882 861 11
5 Ali Imsirovic $1,035,696 857 9
6 Andras Nemeth $974,987 807 8
7 Pascal Lefrancois $1,049,887 782 6
8 Pauli Ayras $968,048 748 6
9 Alex Foxen $792,677 736 7
10 Steve O’Dwyer $1,005,654 732 6

Below is a day-by-day look at the results from events 21 through 30. Recaps of the first 11 events and events 12-20 can be found here.

Day 10: Events 21-22

Event 21 champion Dan SmithWednesday, April 22 saw two more high-stakes events wrap up. The first was event 21, a $25,500 buy-in eight-max no-limit hold’em tournament. The $1,000,000 guarantee was easily surpassed when 63 entries were made in the event, creating a final prize pool of $1,575,000 that was paid out among the top eight finishers. In the end, American poker pro Dan Smith emerged victorious with the title and the top prize of $511,875, defeating Artur Martirosian heads-up for the win. The Russian took home $346,500 for his sixth cash of this series. More on him later, though.

The second event of the day was a $10,300 buy-in six-max no-limit hold’em event. The $500,000 guarantee was beaten out by $360,000 when 86 entries created final prize pool
of $860,000, with 12 finishers making the money. The largest share went to Sebastian Lewin, who earned $240,860 as the champion of this event. Alex Foxen took home $150,150 as the runner-up, while Alexandros Kolonias scored $92,400 as the third-place finisher.

Event 21 – $25,500 NLH 8-Max

Place Name Payout
1 Dan Smith $511,875
2 Artur Martirosian $346,500
3 Timothy Adams $228,375
4 Alex Foxen $141,750
5 Matthias Eibinger $110,250
6 Steve O’Dwyer $86,625
7 Eelis Parssinen $74,812
8 Koray Aldemir $74,812

Event 21 – $10,300 NLH 6-Max

Place Name Payout
1 Sebastian Lewin $240,860
2 Alex Foxen $150,150
3 Alexandros Kolonias $92,400
4 David Peters $67,375
5 Ali Imsirovic $48,125
6 Joni Jouhkimainen $32,725
7 Dario Sammartino $25,025
8 Georgios Zisimopoulos $25,025
9 Patrick Leonard $25,025
10 Mark Radoja $21,096
11 Jorryt van Hoof $21,096
12 Kristen Bicknell $21,096

Day 11: Events 23-24

Event 23 of the series was the lone $25,500 buy-in pot-limit Omaha event. The six-max tournament featured a $1,000,000 guarantee, but with 61 total entries, $1,525,000 was ultimately paid out among the top nine finishers. Canada’s Pascal Lefrancois (pictured above, left) earned $527,509 for the win, securing his second title of the series. He previously took down event 9 for $243,988. Hungary’s Andras Nemeth earned $343,125 as the runner-up finisher, the latest in his spree of big online scores earned in April.

The second event of the day was a $10,300 buy-in six-max no-limit hold’em event. With a massive turnout of 110 entries, the event blew away it’s $250,000 guarantee to create a seven-figure prize pool. Ali Imsirovic (pictured above, right) earned $277,096 and his first title of the series after defeating Benjamin Jones heads-up for the win. Artur Martirosian locked up his seventh cash of the series with a 16th-place showing for $20,184.

Event 23 – $25,500 PLO 6-Max

Place Name Payout
1 Pascal Lefrancois $527,509
2 Andras Nemeth $343,125
3 Andreas Torbergsen $183,000
4 Pedro Zagalo $137,250
5 Ioannis Kontonatsios $99,125
6 Aku Joentausta $68,625
7 Evan Mathis $55,455
8 Christopher Frank $55,455
9 George Wolff $55,455

Event 24 – $10,300 NLH 6-Max

Place Name Payout
1 Ali Imsirovic $277,096
2 Benjamin Jones $187,000
3 Dario Sammartino $132,000
4 Sam Greenwood $93,500
5 Vicent Bosca $68,750
6 Joni Jouhkimainen $45,650
7 Bujtas Laszlo $34,650
8 Luuk Gieles $34,650
9 Sami Kelopuro $34,650
10 Joao Vieira $23,650
11 Alexandros Kolonias $23,650
12 Patrick Leonard $23,650
13 Andras Nemeth $20,184
14 Ole Schemion $20,184
15 Darrell Goh $20,184
16 Artur Martirosian $20,184
17 Farid Jattin $20,184
18 George Wolff $20,184

Day 12: Events 25-26

Samuel VousdonThe latest $25,500 buy-in no-limit hold’em event that featured eight-handed tables and $1,000,000 in guaranteed prize money. A total of 64 entries were made to see the prize pool grow to $1,600,000. The largest chunk of that money was awarded to Finland’s Samuel Vousdon, who defeated Wiktor Malinowski heads-up to earn $520,000. Artur Martirosian earned his eighth cash of the series for finishing third, taking home $232,000 for third place. The score brought his series-long earnings to $1,187,724, which was enough to put him in the lead in the race for the purple jacket.

The second event of the night was a $10,300 six-max no-limit hold’em event. With 91 total entries, the prize pool surged to $910,000 to more than triple the $250,000 guarantee. Mark Davis cashed for $284,653 as the eventual winner, defeating Rob Lipkin heads-up for the title. Wiktor Malinowski managed a third-place finish for $109,200 on the same day he earned a runner-up showing in event 25.

Event 25 – $25,500 NLH 8-Max

Place Name Payout
1 Samuel Vousden $520,000
2 Wiktor Malinowski $352,000
3 Artur Martirosian $232,000
4 Pascal Lefrancois $144,000
5 Timothy Adams $112,000
6 Joni Jouhkimainen $88,000
7 Guillaume Nolet $76,000
8 Elio Fox $76,000

Event 26 – $10,300 NLH 6-Max

Place Name Payout
1 Mark Davis $284,653
2 Rob Lipkin $177,450
3 Wiktor Malinowski $109,200
4 Pavel Plesuv $79,625
5 Pascal Lefrancois $56,875
6 Thomas Muehloecker $38,675
7 Luuk Gieles $29,575
8 Lukas Nowakowski $29,575
9 Ali Imsirovic $29,575
10 Nick Petrangelo $24,932
11 Timothy Adams $24,932
12 Pauli Ayras $24,932

Day 13: Events 27-28

The penultimate day of the 2020 Poker Masters Online saw two prior event winners earn their second titles of the series. Ali Imsirovic (pictured above, left) took down event 27, topping a field of 51 entries to earn $446,250. The $25,5000 buy-in eight-max no-limit hold’em event had $1,000,000 in guaranteed prize money, but $1,275,000 was ultimately paid out among the top seven finishers. Alexandros Kolonias earned $191,250 as the third-place finisher, which was enough to see him surpass Martirosian for the outright lead in the points race.

Event 28 was a $500,000 guaranteed $10,300 buy-in no-limit hold’em six-max event. With 876 entries, the $760,000 final prize pool was awarded to 12 finishers. Italy’s Mustapha Kanit (pictured above, right) came out on top, earning $237,733 for his second title of the series. Timothy Adams earned his 11th cash of the series with a fifth-place showing for $47,500. As a result, he moved into third place in the overall race for the jacket.

Event 27 – $25,500 NLH 8-Max

Place Name Payout
1 Ali Imsirovic $446,250
2 Elias Talvitie $299,625
3 Alexandros Kolonias $191,250
4 Jorryt van Hoof $114,750
5 Linus Loeliger $89,250
6 David Peters $73,312
7 Ben Heath $60,562

Event 28 – $10,300 NLH 6-Max

Place Name Payout
1 Mustapha Kanit $237,732
2 Matthias Eibinger $148,200
3 Sergi Reixach $91,200
4 Koray Aldemir $66,500
5 Timothy Adams $47,500
6 Pascal Hartmann $32,300
7 Juan Pardo Dominguez $24,700
8 David Peters $24,700
9 Michail Manolakis $24,700
10 Dan Smith $20,822
11 Ole Schemion $20,822
12 Jon Vanfleet $20,822

Day 14: Events 29-30

The final day of the series took place on Sunday, Apr. 26. The marquee event of the series was the $50,000 buy-in no-limit hold’em eight-max event. The tournament featured a $2,000,000 guarantee. With 77 total entries, that target was nearly doubled. The final prize pool of $3,850,000 was paid out among the top ten finishers, with Linus Loeliger (pictured above, left) earning $1,097,250 as the ultimate champion. Giuseppe Iadesernia took home $750,750 as the runner-up finisher. This was the second title and third cash of the series for Loeliger, who compiled $1,511,818 in cashes throughout the fortnight. He finished third in the race for the purple jacket.

The final event of the series was a $250,000 guaranteed $10,3000 buy-in six-max no-limit hold’em tournament. As previously mentioned, Alexandros Kolonias (pictured above, right) was able to secure the last-minute victory in this event to surpass Artur Martirosian and finish as the Poker Masters Purple Jacket winner. He defeated a field of 146 entries in the event to earn $367,783 from the total prize pool of $1,460,000. Martirosian finished fifth in this event for $91,250, which meant that Kolonias would have to finish inside the top two spots to secure the victory.

Event 29 – $50,000 NLH 8-Max

Place Name Payout
1 Linus Loeliger $1,097,250
2 Giuseppe Iadesernia $750,750
3 Chris Kruk $519,750
4 Steve O’Dwyer $346,500
5 Ole Schemion $269,500
6 Elias Talvitie $211,750
7 David Peters $182,875
8 Kahle Burns $163,625
9 Conor Beresford $154,000
10 Vicent Bosca $154,000

Event 30 – $10,300 NLH 6-Max

Place Name Payout
1 Alexandros Kolonias $367,782
2 Jason Mcconnon $248,200
3 Mark Demirjian $175,200
4 Mustapha Kanit $124,100
5 Artur Martirosian $91,250
6 Chris Kruk $60,590
7 Pascal Lefrancois $45,990
8 Samuel Vousden $45,990
9 Mark Radoja $45,990
10 Hossein Ensan $31,390
11 Mark Davis $31,390
12 Dan Shak $31,390
13 Alexander Ivarsson $26,789
14 Ben Heath $26,789
15 Chris Hunichen $26,789
16 Connor Drinan $26,789
17 Steve O’Dwyer $26,789
18 Orpen Kisacikoglu $26,789