Wins for Jouhkimainen and Lefrancois in Poker Masters Online

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Joni Jouhkimainen and Pascal Lefrancois
Joni Jouhkimainen (left) and Pascal Lefrancois became the two latest Poker Masters Online winners with victories on Wednesday (photos: WPT)

Two more players joined the ranks of Poker Masters Online winners on Wednesday, as more high-stakes, Purple Jacket-chasing action played out on partypoker. The event titles up for grabs came in Event #8: $500K Gtd [NLH, 8-Max] and Event #9: $500K Gtd [NLH, 6-Max], both with $10,300 buy-ins. The two winners were Joni Jouhkimainen and Pascal Lefrancois.

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Jouhkimainen Wins Event #8 for $254,800

The $10,300 buy-in Event #8: $500K Gtd [NLH, 8-Max] attracted a field of 104 entries to more than double the guarantee with a $1.04 million prize pool. The top 16 spots made the money, with plenty of notable players running deep. Ultimately, Jouhkimainen came out on top to claim the event’s $254,800 first-place prize.

Jouhkimainen beat Andras Nemeth in heads-up play. Nemeth has enjoyed a bit of success in this series himself, as he already won Event #5 for $259,628. Overall, it’s been a very good week for Nemeth. In addition to his Poker Masters Online results, he placed second in the Irish Poker Open Main Event for €325,423.

Sergi Reixach finished third for $130,000.

Event #8 Results

  1. Joni Jouhkimainen – $254,800
  2. Andras Nemeth – $182,000
  3. Sergi Reixach – $130,000
  4. Elias Talvitie – $91,000
  5. Juan Pardo Dominguez – $67,600
  6. Timothy Adams – $52,000
  7. Alex Foxen – $41,600
  8. Dario Sammartino – $33,800
  9. Chris Hunichen – $26,000
  10. Joao Vieira – $26,000
  11. Carlos Sanchez – $26,000
  12. Simon Pedersen – $26,000
  13. Benjamin Rolle – $20,800
  14. Sami Kelopuro – $20,800
  15. Mike Watson – $20,800
  16. Rui Ferreira – $20,800

Lefrancois Wins Event #9 for $243,988

Event #9: $500K Gtd [NLH, 6-Max] drew a field of 78 entries, creating a $780,000 prize pool. The top 12 places finished in the money, and it was Lefrancois taking top honors for $243,988.68. Lefrancois defeated Justin Bonomo in heads-up play.

Kristen Bicknell finished third for $93,600 to round out the podium, and then Fedor Holz placed fourth for $68,250. In fifth place was Nemeth, who once again put up an impressive result.

Event #9 Results

  1. Pascal Lefrancois – $243,988.68
  2. Justin Bonomo – $152,100
  3. Kristen Bicknell – $93,600
  4. Fedor Holz – $68,250
  5. Andras Nemeth – $48,750
  6. Dario Sammartino – $33,150
  7. Ioannis Angelou-Konstas – $25,350
  8. Jake Schindler – $25,350
  9. Timothy Adams – $25,350
  10. Alexandros Kolonias – $21,370.44
  11. Ian Engel – $21,370.44
  12. Pauli Ayras – $21,370.44

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 fourth day of play.

  1. Andras Nemeth – 511 points
  2. Pauli Ayras – 393 points
  3. Elias Talvitie – 380 points
  4. Alex Foxen – 352 points
  5. Sergi Reixach – 347 points
  6. Alexandros Kolonias – 316 points
  7. Joni Jouhkimainen – 282 points
  8. Pascal Lefrancois – 272 points
  9. Mike Watson – 271 points
  10. Sam Greenwood – 253 points