Alexandros Kolonias Wins Poker Masters Purple Jacket
Table Of Contents
- Final 2020 Poker Masters Online Standings
- Cash Game Destroyer Loeliger Wins Main
- Event #29 Final Table Results
- Vousden Wins Event #25
- Event #25 Final Table Results
- Mark Davis Wins Event #26
- Event #26 Final Table Results
- Imsirovic Wins Event #27
- Event #27 Final Table Results
- Kanit Wins Event #28
- Event #28 Final Table Results
- Kolonias Wins Event #30
- Event #30 Final Table Results
- Complete Poker Masters Results
Poker Masters Online wrapped up on Sunday with the final two events in a 30-tournament series on partypoker.
The points chase came down to the final event, and Alexandros Kolonias won it to secure not only the first-place prize money, but also the top rank in the leaderboard. Thus, he received an additional $50,000 plus the purple jacket awarded to the overall champion.
The Greek high-stakes regular has more than $3.7 million in live winnings, highlighted by victory in the World Series of Poker Europe Main Event last year. He's also an accomplished online player with another $3.6 million in winnings and several six-figure cashes, according to Pocket Fives.
He said the purple jacket win ranks up there with any of his accomplishments.
“I am very proud of this win because I think I played the best poker I have ever played and the competition was really tough," he told Poker Central. "The purple jacket is an important title and it feels about the same as winning the WSOP Europe Main Event last year, but that time I had some tears when I won, I was more emotional. I want to thank everyone that supported me, and partypoker, Poker Central, PokerGO and everyone else that helped to organize these events.”
Kolonias joins Steffen Sontheimer (2017), Ali Imsirovic (2018) and Sam Soverel (2019) as purple jacket winners.
Final 2020 Poker Masters Online Standings
Cash Game Destroyer Loeliger Wins Main
Kolonias wasn't the only big winner over the weekend, though. Sunday's $50,000 Main Event saw a seven-figure prize awarded, and an online poker legend secured it, though he wouldn't be recognized for his tournament resume.
Linus "LLinusLLove" Loeliger, a nosebleed cash legend, topped a final table that included David Peters, Steve O'Dwyer and Kahle Burns. He beat Giuseppe Iadisernia heads up to win $1,097,250, adding to the millions in profits he's accumulated as one of the best no-limit cash players in the world.
A total of 77 entries were logged for a prize pool of more than $3.8 million.
Event #29 Final Table Results
Vousden Wins Event #25
Event #25: $25,000 No-Limit Hold'em 8-Max had a hefty $1 million guarantee but it was met with a 64-entry field. Online tournament legend Samuel “€urop€an” Vousden came out on top after defeating Wiktor "limitless" Malinowski heads up for $520,000 while the latter settled for $352,000.
Top points contender Artur Martirosian finished third, while $25K pot-limit Omaha champ Pascal Lefrancois took fourth.
Event #25 Final Table Results
Mark Davis Wins Event #26
While Malinowski and Lefrancois made repeat final table runs in the afternoon $10,000 six-max, they'd fall in third and fifth, respectively, leaving Mark Davis and Rob Lipkin heads up out of a field of 91.
Davis would prevail for $284,653, relegating Lipkin to $177,450 for second.
Event #26 Final Table Results
Imsirovic Wins Event #27
Another $25,000 event took place Saturday, and a repeat champ emerged in a field of 51 entries. Imsirovic, who had won a $10,300 event just a few days earlier, grabbed his second title with a win worth $446,250. Overall, Imsirovic has now won four Poker Masters events, two online and two live.
Kolonias tallied a third-place finish to set up for his purple jacket run, while Loeliger and Peters also made the final table, finishing fifth and sixth, respectively.
Event #27 Final Table Results
|4||Jorryt van Hoof||$114,750|
Kanit Wins Event #28
One player who has been on fire online of late: Mustapha Kanit. The Italian has posted some huge results recently, frequently finding his name in the Sunday Briefing. He continued that trend at Poker Masters with his second win of the series, taking the $10,300 six-max on Saturday for $237,732 in a field of 76.
Kanit had already won Event #14, another $10K six-max, for $279,300.
For this win, Kanit beat Matthias Eibinger heads up, while Timothy Adams and Koray Aldemir were also among the final table competitors.
Event #28 Final Table Results
Kolonias Wins Event #30
The final event of the series, one last $10K six-max, drew a hefty 146 entrants to close.
Martirosian, who had entered the final day at the top of the points standings, made the final table, making himself a large favorite to secure the purple jacket. However, the combination of his own fifth-place finish plus Kolonias' win was enough for the Greek player to inch into first place on the leaderboard.
He said a miracle comeback in the middle stages propelled him to the win.
"I was left with 1.5bb with 50 players left and no more reentries," he said. "I felt like it was almost over but then I doubled up three times and was back in the game, and went all the way to win it.
"I didn’t want to look at the points exactly but I knew that if I won the six-max I was most likely going to win the leaderboard so I played to win.”
Event #30 Final Table Results
Complete Poker Masters Results
|Poker Masters #01||$25,500||$1,375,000||55||Elias Talvitie||$ 481,250|
|Poker Masters #02 [PLO]||$10,300||$550,000||55||Tobias Ziegler||$ 190,249|
|Poker Masters #03||$10,300||$990,000||99||Alex Foxen||$ 309,678|
|Poker Masters #04||$10,300||$1,020,000||102||Mike Watson||$ 249,900|
|Poker Masters #05||$10,300||$830,000||83||Andras Nemeth||$ 259,629|
|Poker Masters #06 [PLO]||$10,300||$970,000||97||Pauli Ayras||$303,422|
|Poker Masters #07||$10,300||$860,000||86||Alexandros Kolonias||$269,013|
|Poker Masters #08||$10,300||$1,040,000||104||Joni Jouhkimainen||$254,800|
|Poker Masters #09||$10,300||$780,000||78||Pascal Lefrancois||$243,989|
|Poker Masters #10||$10,300||$1,190,000||119||Kahle Burns||$291,550|
|Poker Masters #11||$10,300||$940,000||94||Michael Addamo||$294,038|
|Poker Masters #12 [PLO]||$10,300||$870,000||87||Laszlo Bujtas||$272,141|
|Poker Masters #13||$10,300||$680,000||68||Luuk Gieles||$235,217|
|Poker Masters #14||$10,300||$1,140,000||114||Mustapha Kanit||$279,300|
|Poker Masters #15||$10,300||$780,000||78||Timothy Adams||$243,989|
|Poker Masters #16||$25,500||$1,800,000||72||Jason Koon||$549,000|
|Poker Masters #17 [PLO]||$10,300||$920,000||92||Eelis Parssinen||$287,782|
|Poker Masters #18||$10,300||$1,040,000||104||Linus Loeliger||$325,318|
|Poker Masters #19||$25,500||$1,925,000||77||Pauli Ayras||$548,625|
|Poker Masters #20||$10,300||$860,000||86||Steve O'Dwyer||$269,013|
|Poker Masters #21||$25,500||$1,575,000||63||Dan Smith||$511,875|
|Poker Masters #22||$10,300||$770,000||77||Sebastian Lewin||$240,861|
|Poker Masters #23 [PLO]||$25,500||$1,525,000||61||Pascal Lefrancois||$527,510|
|Poker Masters #24||$10,300||$1,100,000||110||Ali Imsirovic||$277,097|
|Poker Masters #25||$25,500||$1,600,000||64||Samuel Vousden||$520,000|
|Poker Masters #26||$10,300||$910,000||91||Mark Davis||$284,652|
|Poker Masters #27||$25,500||$1,275,000||51||Ali Imsirovic||$446,250|
|Poker Masters #28||$10,300||$760,000||76||Mustapha Kanit||$237,732|
|Poker Masters #29||$51,000||$3,850,000||77||Linus Loeliger||$1,097,250|
|Poker Masters #30||$10,300||$1,460,000||146||Alexandros Kolonias||$367,782|