Two more massive Poker Masters crowned their champions on April 22 as another $2,345,000 was awarded. Dan Smith was the main beneficiary of these huge events and he took down the $25,500 buy-in tournament and saw $511,875 wing its way to his partypoker account.
Poker Masters #21: $1M Gtd NLHE 8-Max
$25,500 was the buy-in for the 21st Poker Masters tournament of the series but that didn’t deter 63 players buying in. This meant the $1 million guarantee was surpassed by $575,000.
It also meant there was a $74,812 bubble to contend with. Canada’s Guillaume Nolet was the unfortunate soul to bubble, his ninth-place exit proving quite expensive.
Nolet’s demise also set the final table where Koray Aldemir’s appearance was short-lived. He collected $74,812 for his eighth-place finish. Eelis Parssinen scooped the same sum when his tournament ended in seventh-place, before Steve O’Dwyer added another $86,625 to the coffers after running out of steam in sixth place.
Matthias Eibinger locked up the first six-figure prize of the event, namely $110,250. Alex Foxen joined him on the rail soon after, doing so with a cool $141,750 payout. Timothy Adams busted in third for $228,375 which left Artur Martirosian and Dan Smith to play one-on-one for the title.
Smith defeated his Russian opponent and walked away with $511,875, leaving Martirosian to collect $346,500.
Poker Masters #22: $500K Gtd NLHE 6-Max
Event 22 was another guarantee-buster with 77 players exchanging $10,400 for the chance to become a Poker Masters champion.
Our very own Mikita Badziakouski finished in 13th place, which was unlucky because that was the last spot not receiving any prize money. Badziakouski’s team-mate Kristen Bicknell min-cashed for $21,096 after falling in 12th.
Two more Team partypoker players reached the money places too. Patrick Leonard’s ninth-place finish was worth $25,025 while Joni Jouhkimainen finished in sixth and got his hands on another $32,725. It’s been quite the month for our Finnish superstar.
Ali Imsirovic was the fifth-place finisher. He banked $48,125. David Peters joined Imsirovic on the sidelines, doing so with $67,375 in his wallet, before recent Poker Masters champion Alexandros Kolonias finished in third-place for $92,400.
Alex Foxen and Sebastian Lewin clashed heads-up in a battle of the Canadian flags. Lewin came out on top and turned his $10,300 into a most impressive $240,860, leaving Foxen to reel in $150,150.
Two More Massive Events On April 23
Another $25,500 buy-in event with $1 million guaranteed kicks off at 20:00 CET on April 23. This time it is a 6-max PLO event which is going to be insane! Two hours later, a 6-max NLHE event shuffles up and deals. This costs $10,300 to enter and has at least $500,000 in the prize pool.
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