Alexandros Kolonias Wins Poker Masters Purple Jacket

Alexandros Kolonias cashed 11 times at Poker Masters to win the points race.

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

1Alexandros Kolonias$1,266,2961,19111
2Artur Martirosian$1,278,9741,0489
3Linus Loeliger$1,511,8181,0373
4Timothy Adams$1,043,88286111
5Ali Imsirovic$1,035,6968579
6Andras Nemeth$974,9878078
7Pascal Lefrancois$1,049,8877826
8Pauli Ayras$968,0487486
9Alex Foxen$792,6777367
10Steve O’Dwyer$1,005,6547326

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

1Linus Loeliger$1,097,250
2Giuseppe Iadisernia$750,750
4Steve O’Dwyer$346,500
5Ole Schemion$269,500
6Elias Talvitie$211,750
7David Peters$182,875
8Kahle Burns$163,625
Linus Loeliger
Loeliger shipped the Main Event.

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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

1Samuel Vousden$520,000
2Wiktor Malinowski$352,000
3Artur Martirosian$232,000
4Pascal Lefrancois$144,000
5Timothy Adams$112,000
6Joni Jouhkimainen$88,000
7Guillaume Nolet$76,000
8Elio Fox$76,000

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

1Mark Davis$284,653
2Rob Lipkin$177,450
3Wiktor Malinowski$109,200
4Pavel Plesuv$79,625
5Pascal Lefrancois$56,875
6Thomas Muehloecker$38,675

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

1Ali Imsirovic$446,250
2Elias Talvitie$299,625
3Alexandros Kolonias$191,250
4Jorryt van Hoof$114,750
5Linus Loeliger$89,250
6David Peters$73,312
7Ben Heath$60,562

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

1Mustapha Kanit$237,732
2Matthias Eibinger$148,200
3Sergi Reixach$91,200
4Koray Aldemir$66,500
5Timothy Adams$47,500
6Pascal Hartmann$32,300

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

1Alexandros Kolonias$367,782
2Jason McConnon$248,200
3Mark Demirjian$175,200
4Mustapha Kanit$124,100
5Artur Martirosian$91,250

Complete Poker Masters Results

EventBuy-inPrize PoolEntrantsWinnerPayout
Poker Masters #01$25,500$1,375,00055Elias Talvitie$ 481,250
Poker Masters #02 [PLO]$10,300$550,00055Tobias Ziegler$ 190,249
Poker Masters #03$10,300$990,00099Alex Foxen$ 309,678
Poker Masters #04$10,300$1,020,000102Mike Watson$ 249,900
Poker Masters #05$10,300$830,00083Andras Nemeth$ 259,629
Poker Masters #06 [PLO]$10,300$970,00097Pauli Ayras$303,422
Poker Masters #07$10,300$860,00086Alexandros Kolonias$269,013
Poker Masters #08$10,300$1,040,000104Joni Jouhkimainen$254,800
Poker Masters #09$10,300$780,00078Pascal Lefrancois$243,989
Poker Masters #10$10,300$1,190,000119Kahle Burns$291,550
Poker Masters #11$10,300$940,00094Michael Addamo$294,038
Poker Masters #12 [PLO]$10,300$870,00087Laszlo Bujtas$272,141
Poker Masters #13$10,300$680,00068Luuk Gieles$235,217
Poker Masters #14$10,300$1,140,000114Mustapha Kanit$279,300
Poker Masters #15$10,300$780,00078Timothy Adams$243,989
Poker Masters #16$25,500$1,800,00072Jason Koon$549,000
Poker Masters #17 [PLO]$10,300$920,00092Eelis Parssinen$287,782
Poker Masters #18$10,300$1,040,000104Linus Loeliger$325,318
Poker Masters #19$25,500$1,925,00077Pauli Ayras$548,625
Poker Masters #20$10,300$860,00086Steve O'Dwyer$269,013
Poker Masters #21$25,500$1,575,00063Dan Smith$511,875
Poker Masters #22$10,300$770,00077Sebastian Lewin$240,861
Poker Masters #23 [PLO]$25,500$1,525,00061Pascal Lefrancois$527,510
Poker Masters #24$10,300$1,100,000110Ali Imsirovic$277,097
Poker Masters #25$25,500$1,600,00064Samuel Vousden$520,000
Poker Masters #26$10,300$910,00091Mark Davis$284,652
Poker Masters #27$25,500$1,275,00051Ali Imsirovic$446,250
Poker Masters #28$10,300$760,00076Mustapha Kanit$237,732
Poker Masters #29$51,000$3,850,00077Linus Loeliger$1,097,250
Poker Masters #30$10,300$1,460,000146Alexandros Kolonias$367,782
  • The points chase came down to the last Poker Masters event, and a win put Alexandros Kolonias on top.

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