Watson and Nemeth Bag $250K Scores in Poker Masters Online

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Mike Watson and Andras Nemeth
Mike Watson (left) and Andras Nemeth (right) earned Poker Masters Online titles on Monday

On Monday, the first-ever Poker Masters Online continued with more high-stakes action on partypoker. After Sunday’s opening day brought us the first three events of the series, Monday followed it up with two more. Winning the events were Mike Watson and Andras Nemeth, with both taking home right around a quarter of a million dollars.

For Nemeth, the victory came one day after he finished second to Pablo Brito Silva in the Irish Poker Open Main Event. In that one, Nemeth scored €325,423.

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Watson Wins Event #4 for $249,900

The fourth event of the Poker Masters Online was a $10,300 NL 8-Max event that had a $500,000 prize pool guarantee. With 102 entries, the prize pool came in at $1.02 million. Watson was the last man standing, taking home the $249,900 first-place prize.

Watson defeated Sam Greenwood in heads-up play, with Greenwood taking home $178,500 for his finish. Greenwood had previously finished fourth in the first event of the series for $123,750.

Jorryt Van Hoof rounded out the top three with a $127,500 score.

Event #4 Results

  1. Mike Watson – $249,900
  2. Sam Greenwood – $178,500
  3. Jorryt Van Hoof – $127,500
  4. Orpen Kisacikoglu – $89,250
  5. Wiktor Malinowski – $66,300
  6. Karim Khayat – $51,000
  7. Patrick Leonard – $40,800
  8. Pauli Ayras – $33,150
  9. Zachary Clark – $25,500
  10. Darrell Goh – $25,500
  11. Alexander Kolonias – $25,500
  12. Matthias Eibinger – $25,500
  13. Andras Nemeth – $20,400
  14. Vicent Bosca Ramon – $20,400
  15. Simo Mattsson – $20,400
  16. Simon Pedersen – $20,400

Nemeth Picks Up $259,628 with Event #5 Win

Nemeth topped the 83-entry field in the fifth event of the series, a $10,300 NL 6-Max tournament that had a $500,000 guarantee. Nemeth won the lion’s share of the resulting $830,000 prize pool to take home $259,628.98.

Not only was Nemeth coming off a second-place finish in the 2020 Irish Poker Open Main Event on Sunday for €325,423, but he also finished 13th in Event #4 of the Poker Masters Online for $20,400.

Nemeth defeated Orpen Kisacikoglu in heads-up play. Kisacikoglu earned $161,850 for his finish in this one, and he also took fourth in Event #4 for $89,250.

Eelis Parssinen was also on the podium with a third-place finish for $99,600.

Event #5 Results

  1. Andras Nemeth – $259,628.98
  2. Orpen Kisacikoglu – $161,850
  3. Eelis Parssinen – $99,600
  4. Fedor Holz – $72,625
  5. Dan Shak – $51,875
  6. Sami Kelopuro – $35,275
  7. Christoph Vogelsang – $26,975
  8. Carlos Sanchez – $26,975
  9. Joni Jouhkimainen – $26,975
  10. Sergi Reixach – $27,740.34
  11. Artur Martirosian – $27,740.34
  12. Ian Engel – $27,740.34

Championship Standings

The Poker Masters Online Championship Standings will track the performances of players in the series in order to determine an overall winner. Points are awarded based on finishing position in the events, and the overall champion will receive a $50,000 cash prize and be awarded the Poker Masters Purple Jacket.

Here are the Poker Masters Online Championship Standings top 10 after the second day of play.

  1. Alex Foxen – 310 points
  2. Elias Talvitie – 289 points
  3. Andras Nemeth – 280 points
  4. Sam Greenwood – 253 points
  5. Orpen Kisacikoglu – 251 points
  6. Mike Watson – 250 points
  7. Sergi Reixach – 217 points
  8. Artur Martirosian – 216 points
  9. Tobias Ziegler – 192 points
  10. Jorryt Van Hoof – 128 points