Pascal Lefrancois has won his second Poker Masters event of the series, this one being even more impressive than the last. It must be the six-handed format that the French-Canadian loves because he took down the $500K Gtd NLHE 6-Max last week and yesterday won the $25,500 PLO 6-Max!
Poker Masters #23: $1M Gtd PLO 6-Max
The 23rd Poker Masters event on the schedule was a $25,500 buy-in PLO 6-Max tournament that came with a whopping $1 million guarantee. Sixty-one entries resulted in a $1,525,000 prize pool that was shared among the top nine finishers.
Ami Barer burst the bubble, his 10th place exit paving the way for the remaining players to walk away with at least $55,455 for their efforts. George Wolff, Christopher Frank and Evan Mathis won this sum.
Finland’s Aku Joentausta collected $68,625 for his sixth-place finish before Ioannis Kontonastsios fell in fifth and banked $99.,125.
The first six-figure prize went to fourth-place finisher Pedro Zagalo who won $137,250. Zagalo was joined on the rail by Norway’s Andreas Torbergsen who scooped an impressive $183,000.
Heads-up saw Andras Nemeth and Lefrancois butt heads over the not so small matter of a $527,509 top prize. Lefrancois secured this incredible sum by defeating Nemeth one-on-one, leaving Nemeth to bank $343,125.
Poker Masters #24: $500K Gtd NLHE 6-Max
Another ridiculously stacked field descended on the 24th Poker masters event, a $10,300 buy-in NLHE 6-Max affair with $500,000 guaranteed. Some 110 entries meant the top 18 finishers battled it out for a slice of the $1,100,000 prize pool.
Dutchman Joryyt Van Hoof has enjoyed a success Poker Masters series so far but he got his hands on the unwanted title of bubble boy in this event. Just look at some of the stellar names that made it into the money places: Artur Martirosian, Ole Schemion, Andras Nemeth, Alexandros Kolonias, Joao Vieira, Sami Kelopuro and our own Patrick Leonard! Wow! It’s fantastic seeing these players grinding it out on partypoker.
Luuk Gieles and Bujtas Laszlo were the two players who fell just before the six-handed final table.
Team partypoker’s Joni Jouhkimainen racked up yet another final table appearance for himself, although this one ended in sixth-place, a finish worth $45,650. Vicent Ramon (68,750) joined our hero on the rail before Sam Greenwood ran out of steam and walked away with the $93,500 fourth-place prize.
Dario Sammartino’s latest cash weighed in at $132,000, his reward for a third-place exit. This left the United Kingdom’s Ben Jones and Ali Imsirovic to fight it out of the lion’s share of the prize pool. It was Imsirovic who triumphed heads-up, netting $277,096 and resigning Jones to a still substantial $187,000.
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