Poker Masters Online Update: Elias Talvitie Scoops Largest Prize So Far

Poker Masters Update: Elias Talvitie Scoops Largest Prize So Far

The Poker Masters is underway on partypoker with five events of a jam-packed 30 event schedule already completed. In total almost $5 million in prize money has been won by some of the biggest names on the High Roller scene, with several players already putting themselves into contention to win the coveted purple jacket and the $50,000 that comes with it.

Elias Talvitie Wins Poker Masters Event #1 for $481,250

Elias Talvitie

The first of seven $25,500 buy-in tournaments on the Poker Masters schedule attracted 55 players this past Sunday with several big names in attendance. They included Kahle Burns, Dan Smith, Justin Bonomo, Steve O'Dwyer, Fedor Holz, Laszlo Bujtas and David Peters to name but a few.

Just seven places were paid, with Canada's Timothy Adams falling just short of the money. In the end it was Finland's Elias Talvitie who secured victory in the first event of the festival, defeating Sergi Reixach heads-up for $481,250.

Final Table Results

1Elias TalvitieFinland$481,250
2Sergi ReixachUnited Kingdom$323,125
3Ole SchemionAustria$206,250
4Sam GreenwoodCanada$123,750
5Michael AddamoUnited Kingdom$96,250
6Chris HunichenCosta Rica$79,063
7Juan PardoUnited Kingdom$65,313

Tobias Ziegler Wins Poker Masters Event #02 for $190,249

Tobias Ziegler

A total of 55 players entered the second event of the Poker Masters, with Germany's Tobias Ziegler coming out on top. This is the first pot-limit Omaha tournament of the festival, and Ziegler defeated James Akenhead heads-up to win $190,249. Akenhead would have to settle for $123,750 for his second-place finish.

Final Table Results

1Tobias ZieglerGermany$190,249
2James AkenheadUnited Kingdom$123,750
3Espen MyrmoNorway$66,000
4Matthew KirkBahamas$49,500
5Ola AmundsgaardNorway$35,750
6Kai Erik Juhani LehtoFinland$24,750

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Alex Foxen Wins Poker Masters Event #03 for $309,678

Alex Foxen

It wouldn't be a high roller tournament festival without a big name getting in on the action, and they don't come much bigger than GPI #1 ranked player Alex Foxen. He took down Event #3 for $309,678, enough to top the overall leaderboard after the first day's play.

Foxen defeated a tough final table featuring Adrian Mateos, Conor Beresford, Timothy Adams and Ali Imsirovic before defeating Artur Martirosian heads-up to secure victory.

Final Table Results

1Alex FoxenCanada$309,678
2Artur MartirosianRussia$193,050
3Adrian MateosUnited Kingdom$118,800
4Conor BeresfordUnited Kingdom$86,625
5Timothy AdamsCanada$61,875
6Ali ImsirovicMexico$42,075

Mike Watson Wins Poker Masters Event #04 for $249,900

Mike Watson

Mike Watson took down Event #4, securing a Canadian one-two in the process, as Sam Greenwood had to settle for second place. This was Greenwood's second final table of the festival, after his fourth-place finish in Event #1 and it brings his total earnings for the festival to over $300,000.

Final Table Results

1Mike WatsonCanada$249,900
2Sam GreenwoodCanada$178,500
3Jorryt van HoofUnited Kingdom$127,500
4Orpen KisacikogluUnited Kingdom$89,250
5Wiktor MalinowskiGermany$66,300
6Karim KhayatLebanon$51,000
7Patrick LeonardUnited Kingdom$40,800
8Pauli AyrasFinland$33,150

Andras Nemeth Wins Poker Masters Event #05 for $259,629

Andras Nemeth

The fifth event of the series was another $10,300, with big names Fedor Holz and Dan Shak both making it to the final table.

Orpen Kisacikoglu notched up his second final table of the festival so far, joining Sam Greenwood as the only player to final table two tournaments this Poker Masters, but Kisacikoglu just missed out on the title as Andras Nemeth secured victory.

The Hungarian adds $259,629 to the €325,423 he earned after his runner-up finish in the Irish Open Online Main Event just one day earlier.

Final Table Results

1Andras NemethHungary$259,629
2Orpen KisacikogluUnited Kingdom$161,850
3Eelis ParssinenFinland$99,600
4Fedor HolzGermany$72,625
5Dan ShakPoland$51,875
6Sami KelopuroFinland$35,275

Big Winners So Far

Alex Foxen leads the way in the points standings after the first five events of the Poker Masters. Talvitie's win has him ranked second, with Nemeth right behind him in third before a bit of a gap to Greenwood in fourth.

Here's the full standings through five events:

RankPlayerTotal CashesPoints
1Alex Foxen$309,677310
2Elias Talvitie$481,250289
3Andras Nemeth$280,092280
4Sam Greenwood$302,250253
5Orpen Kisacikoglu$251,100251
6Mike Watson$249,900250
7Sergi Reixach$345,865217
8Artur Martirosian$215,790216
9Tobias Ziegler$192,249192
10Jorryt van Hoof$127,500128

Full Poker Masters Results

Here is a list of all the Poker Masters winners so far:

EventBuy-inPrize PoolEntrantsWinnerPayout
Poker Masters #01$25,500$1,375,00055Elias Talvitie$481,250
Poker Masters #02$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

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Will Shillibier is based in the United Kingdom. He started working for PokerNews as a freelance live reporter in 2015 and joined the full-time staff in 2019. He graduated from the University of Kent in 2017 with a B.A. in German. He also holds an NCTJ Diploma in Sports Journalism.

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