The Poker Masters Online PLO Series on partypoker has been won by Finland’s Eelis Parssinen who edged out Andras Nemeth from Hungary by just one point after fourteen hard-fought events! Parssinen won one event and along with two second and two third-place finishes he cashed for a total of $735,359 which was nearly 10% of the total event prize pool that totaled $7.43 million.
The race for the Purple Jacket and the $50,000 entry into the Poker Masters Online PLO Series Main Event was a tight one as Jens Kyllonen, winner of two events, and Andras Nemeth, the winner of three events, remained within striking distance until the very last event. Nemeth finished second with $674,186 in earnings while Kyllonen cashed for $621,000. The full Top 10 of the standings can be seen in the overview below.
|Poker Masters Online PLO Series 2020 Final Standings|
A total of 43 unique players recorded at least one result in this first of its kind high stakes Pot Limit Omaha online series on partypoker over the last week. With its rich history of Pot Limit Omaha success, Finland dominated the standings with four players finishing in the Top 7, winning six of the 14 events that were being put on.
This article will be updated with a reaction from Eelis Parssinen. The full event results can be found here.
Dante Fernandes Dominated Mini Poker Masters PLO Series
The Poker Masters Online PLO Series also held a series of Mini Events catering to players in the tier just below the high rollers. Across 14 events in this series, Brazil’s Dante Fernandes dominated and won $99,194 across seven cashes with Jesper Hougaard being the next best performer with $47,333 in earnings. Fernandes won three events to go along with a third and second-place finish.
Other players that impressed during this series included Bengt Sonnert, finishing second with four cashes, the aforementioned Hougaard, and the UK’s Gavin Cochrane. Capping off this Mini Series was a $5,000 Main Event for which Fernandes had won a seat with his impressive series performance.
The $5,000 Mini Main Event drew a total of 118 entrants with 18 places receiving at least a min-cash. Among those finishing in the money, we saw high rollers Sam Trickett, Jens Kyllonen, Pedro Zagalo, Andreas Tobergsen, Andras Nemeth, and Joni Jouhkimainen. Germany’s Jens Lakemeier finished in third place before, you could’ve guessed it, Brazil’s Dante Fernandes battled it out with Denmark’s Alexander Petersen for the $148,624 top prize.
When it was all said and done, Petersen came out on top while Fernandes banked another $100,300 to complete a stellar week of PLO action for him.
Isaac Haxton Wins $50,000 Pot Limit Omaha Main Event
The first of its kind $50,000 Pot Limit Omaha Main Event that capped off the Poker Masters Online PLO Series drew a total of 29 entrants including some of the biggest names in the game. Isaac Haxton defeated Lithuanian Grazvydas Kontautas heads up to claim the $675,000 top prize after two days of play at the live-streamed final table. Watch the final table action in the player above as Joey Ingram and Jeff Platt provided commentary.
|$50,000 Main Event Results|
The final day of this event started with five remaining players who were duking it out on a massive money bubble. Andre Filipe Santos was the unlucky one, busting in fifth place after more than an hour of bubble play. Santos ultimately ended up all in with ace-nine-four-three and he was up against Haxton’s king-jack-ten-nine. The flop gave Haxton an 80% chance of winning the hand and the bubble burst as Haxton’s flopped pair of kings held up.
Canada’s Chris Kruk was the first player to receive a payout as he busted in fourth place when his kings did not hold up against Haxton’s ace-king-jack-nine with a suit. Haxton flopped a pair of nines and added another on the turn to seal Kruk’s fate as the river missed both players.
Finland’s Aku Joentausta, who had a stellar series finishing fifth overall, busted in third place after another hour of battle when he was all in with ace-ten-nine-three double suited against, who else, Haxton’s ace-king-ten-six double suited. Haxton made the nut flush and sent Joentausta to the rail to start with a nearly 2:1 chip lead.
On the final hand of the event, and this epic high stakes PLO series, Kontaustas ended up all in with a ten-high flush draw along with a pair of tens versus Haxton’s nut flush draw but without a pair. The odds even for either player to win this hand, but when Haxton hit an ace on the turn he took a commanding lead. Both players made their flushes on the river but it was to no avail for the Lithuanian.
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