Team partypoker’s Jason Koon is an absolute beast of a live poker tournament player. He’s not too shabby at online poker either as it turns out as is evident by him taking down a massive Poker Masters tournament on April 19.
Poker Masters #16: $1M Gtd NLHE 8-Max
It cost $25,500 to buy into the 16th Poker Masters event of the series and 72-players did exactly that. They created a $1,800,000 prize pool that the final nine players secured a slice of.
Elias Talvitie finished in 10th place, the last player to go home empty-handed, missing out on a $76,500 min-cash. Germany superstar Ole Schemion got his hands on this sum when he fell in ninth place.
Super high roller expert Dan Smith busted in eighth for $81,000 before our very own Joni Jouhkimainen crashed out in seventh-place for $85,500. Jouhkimainen has been in superb form of late, cashing in high buy-in tournaments seemingly at will.
Sixth-place and $99,000 went to 2019 WSOP Main Event runner-up Dario Sammartino. The Austria-based Italian was joined on the rail by Juan Pardo who banked $126,000.
The remaining four players were all guaranteed $162,000 for their efforts and it was British star Conor Beresford who scooped this sum when he fell in fourth. Third-place and a cool $252,000 went to the one and only Steve O’Dwyer.
O’Dwyer’s exit pitted Justin Bonomo against Koon for the title. There was a massive $180,000 difference in the payouts, but the heads-up duo didn’t strike a deal. This meant Koon got his hands on a huge $549,000 when he came out on top. Bonomo padded his bankroll with a still mighty $369,000.
Poker Masters #17: $500K Gtd PLO 6-Max
Scandinavian players excel at Pot-Limit Omaha and this was true in Poker Masters event 17. Ninety-two players bought in for $10,300 and four of the final table were from Nordic countries!
Germany’s Tobias Ziegler won a Poker Masters event last week but had to make do with sixth-place this time around. Ziegler enjoyed a $39,100 payday.
Andreas Torbergsen of Norway finished in fifth for $57,500 before flying Dutchman Jorryt Van Hoof continued his remarkable run of form with a fourth-place finish worth $80,500.
Aku Joentausta of Finland fell in third for $110,400 before another Finn, Eelis Parssinen defeated Bengt Sonnert of Sweden heads-up for the title. Victory was worth $287,781 with second-place weighing in at $179,400.
Poker Masters #18: $10,300 NLHE 6-Max
Another seven-figure prize pool was created in the 18th Poker Masters event, a $10,300 NLHE 6-Max affair.
The top 12 finishers won a piece of the $1,040,000 prize pool. A min-cash weighed in at $28,493 with a final table appearance upping this to $44,200. That is the sum Edwin Villalobos Amaya collected when his tournament came to an abrupt end in sixth-place.
Ole Schemion was the next player to pass their stack to someone else. Schemion collected $65,000 for yet another deep run in a major tournament.
Niklas Astedt, the world’s number one online poker tournament player, fell in fourth spot for a $91,000 addition to his bankroll. Darrell Goh, a cash game specialist by trade, joined Astedt on the rail. Goh’s third-place exit saw him pad his partypoker bankroll with $124,800.
Heads-up was a superb match that saw Artur Martirosian fall at the final hurdle. The Russian won $202,800 for his runner-up finish after losing the legitimate superstar Linus Loeliger in the final battle. Loeliger walked away with the title and $325,318.
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