Kolonias Wins $269K, Ayras $303K in Poker Masters Online

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Alexandros Kolonias
Alexandros Kolonias was one of two winners in the Poker Masters Online on Tuesday (photo: partypoker LIVE)

Two more Poker Masters Online events are in the books. On Tuesday, Event #6: $500K Gtd [PLO, 6-Max] and Event #7: $500K Gtd [NLH, 6-Max] took place on partypoker and there was $1.83 million up for grabs between them. The two winners to emerge were Pauli Ayras and Alexandros Kolonias.

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Ayras Wins Event #6 for $303,421

The first event of the day was the $10,300 buy-in Event #6: $500K Gtd [PLO, 6-Max]. It attracted 97 entries for a prize pool of $970,000, nearly doubling the posted guarantee. The top 12 finishers paid, with Ayras taking first place for $303,421.82.

Ayras’ $303,421.82 score was the third largest first-place prize awarded in the Poker Masters Online to date. Ayras previously had an eighth-place finish in Event #4 of this series for $33,150.

Ayras was one of five Finnish players to make the money in this event. He defeated Jens Lakemeier in heads-up play and Ami Barer finished third. Lakemeier earned $189,150 and Barer won $116,400.

Event #6 Results

  1. Pauli Ayras – $303,421.82
  2. Jens Lakemeier – $189,150
  3. Ami Barer – $116,400
  4. Jorryt Van Hoof – $84,875
  5. Samuli Sipila – $60,625
  6. Ole Schemion – $41,225
  7. Lauri Varonen – $31,525
  8. Pascal Lefrancois – $31,525
  9. George Wolff – $31,525
  10. Jens Kyllonen – $26,576.06
  11. Aku Joentausta – $26,576.06
  12. Marius Kennelly – $26,576.06

Kolonias Wins Event #7 for $269,013

Event #7: $500K Gtd [NLH, 6-Max] was also a $10,300 buy-in tournament. It attracted 86 entries and created an $860,000 prize pool. Kolonias finished in first place and took home a score worth $269,013.16.

George Wolff, who had finished ninth in Event #6 on Tuesday, took second in this one and won $167,700. Ali Imsirovic finished third for $103,200.

In sixth place was Ayras, who added a $36,550 score to his win from the other event.

Event #7 Results

  1. Alexander Kolonias – $269,013.16
  2. George Wolff – $167,700
  3. Ali Imsirovic – $103,200
  4. Mustapha Kanit – $75,250
  5. Michael Addamo – $53,750
  6. Pauli Ayras – $36,550
  7. Juan Pardo Dominguez – $27,950
  8. Ian Engel – $27,950
  9. Nick Petrangelo – $27,950
  10. Elio Fox – $23,562.28
  11. Timothy Adams – $23,562.28
  12. Jorryt Van Hoof – $23,562.28

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 third day of play.

  1. Pauli Ayras – 373 points
  2. Alex Foxen – 310 points
  3. Alexandros Kolonias – 295 points
  4. Elias Talvitie – 289 points
  5. Andras Nemeth – 280 points
  6. Sam Greenwood – 253 points
  7. Orpen Kisacikoglu – 251 points
  8. Mike Watson – 250 points
  9. Jorryt Van Hoof – 237 points
  10. Sergi Reixach – 217 points