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Just when you thought the action at partypoker couldn’t get any bigger, the inaugural Poker Masters Online kicked off with the first three of 30 events. That trio of high stakes tournaments paid out more than $2.9 million and William Foxen got his hands on a massive prize worth almost $310,000!

Poker Masters #03: $250K Gtd NLH 6-Max

Event #3 had a $250,000 guarantee but $990,000 was paid out thanks to 99-players buying in for $10,300.

Finland’s Eelis Parssinen was the unfortunate soul who burst the bubble. His 13th place finish meaning the surviving players guaranteed themselves at least $27,124.

Elio Fox, Justin Bonomo, Chris Hunichen, Juan Pardo Dominguez and Wiktor Malinowski all busted inside the money, but before the final table.

Former Poker Masters champion Ali Imsirovic was the final table’s first casualty. Sixth-place netted the talented high stakes specialist $42,075. Fifth-place and $61,875 went to Super High Roller Bowl Australia champion Timothy Adams.

British star Conor Beresford crashed out in fourth-place for $86,625 before the 2019 partypoker LIVE Caribbean Poker Party Main Event champion Adrian Mateos collected $118,800 for his third-place exit.

Heads-up pitted Foxen against Russia’s Artur Martirosian. No deal was struck despite there being more than $100,000 difference between first and second place. This mean Foxen banked $309,677 when he emerged from the battle victorious, leaving Martirosian to walk away with $193,050.

Poker Masters #01: $1M Gtd NLH 8-Max

The opening Poker Masters event was a $25,500 buy-in affair with $1 million guaranteed. Some 55 entries were processed and a $1,375,000 prize pool created.

Timothy Adams busted in eighth-place and burst the money bubble. Juan Pardo Dominguez collected the seventh-place prize, namely $65,312 before Chris Hunichen banked $79,062 for his sixth-place finish.

United Kingdom-based Australian Michael Addamo fell in fifth and won $96,250, the last player not to reel in six-figures for their $25,500 investment. The first $100,000+ winner was Canada’s Sam Greenwood who got his hands on $123,750 when his tournament ended abruptly in fourth-place.

Germany superstar Ole Schemion couldn’t quite get the job done and had to make do with the $206,250 third-place prize. Schemion’s exit left Sergi Reixach and Elias Talvitie to battle it out one-on-one for the huge top prize.

It was Finland’s Talvitie who was the last man standing, hit reward was a cool $481,250. Reixach, who won British Poker Open event in September 2019, consoled himself with a bankroll-boosting runner-up prize of $323,125.

Poker Masters #02: $500K PLO 6-Max

The first of the PLO Poker Masters events was a $10,300 buy-in that attracted 55 entrants. The bubble boy was our very own Ludovic Geilich who saw his tournament end in 10th place.

Finnish pro Jukka Paloniemi collected the first prize, his ninth-place exit securing a prize weighing in at $20,000. This is the same prize Team partypoker’s Sam Trickett collected for his eighth-place finish and what Robinson Morales banked for seventh-place.

Another Finn, Kai Lehto, won $24,750 when they finished in sixth-place. Arguably the greatest PLO player of all time, Ola Amundsgaard, saw their tournament end in fifth-place, a finish worth $35,750.

High stakes cash game regular Matthew Kirk won $49,500 from The Bahamas, before Espen Myrmo busted in third for $66,000, setting heads-up.

The final clash saw James Akenhead lock horns with Germany’s Tobias Ziegler. Ziegler defeated Akenhead and resigned him to a $123,750 consolation prize while Ziegler got his hands on an impressive $190,249.

Two More Poker Masters Event Play Out Today

There are a brace of Poker Masters tournaments scheduled for April 13. Event #5 is the $500K Gtd NLH 8-Max which commands a $10,300 buy-in. It starts at 20:00 CET.

Event #6 is a $10,300 buy-in 6-Max NLH tournament with $500,000 guaranteed starting at 22:00 CET. Satellites for Poker Masters Tickets are available, check them out in the clearly marked Poker Masters section of the partypoker lobby.

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