Koon Wins Event #16 of Poker Masters Online for $549,000

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Jason Koon
On Sunday, Jason Koon won $549,000 in the Poker Masters Online series (photo: WPT)

Sunday was a big day for the Poker Masters Online on partypoker. Three big tournaments took place and $3.76 million in prize money was awarded. The biggest Poker Masters Online winner of the day was Jason Koon, but he wasn’t the only player to grab a title, as Eelis Parssinen and Linus Loeliger also claimed victories.

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Koon Wins Event #16 for $549,000

The largest first-place prize to date of the Poker Masters Online was up for grabs on Sunday, and it came in Event #16: $1M Gtd [NLH, 8-Max]. The tournament attracted a field of 72 entries, and each ponied up the $25,500 buy-in to create a prize pool of $1.8 million. Up top was a $549,000 prize and it went to Koon when it was all said and done.

It was the first cash of the series for Koon, but it was a big one. He also picked up 329 points for the Championship Leaderboard. Koon defeated Justin Bonomo in heads-up play and the top nine spots paid.

Event #16 Results

  1. Jason Koon – $549,000
  2. Justin Bonomo – $369,000
  3. Steve O’Dwyer – $252,000
  4. Conor Beresford – $162,000
  5. Juan Pardo Dominguez – $126,000
  6. Dario Sammartino – $99,000
  7. Joni Jouhkimainen – $85,500
  8. Dan Smith – $81,000
  9. Ole Schemion – $76,500

Parssinen Grabs Event #17 Title for $287,781

Event #17: $500K Gtd [PLO, 6-Max] drew 92 entries and generated a prize pool of $920,000. Finishing in first place was Parssinen, who took home $287,781.52 in winnings. Parssinen beat out Bengt Sonnert in heads-up play, with Aku Joentausta taking third.

Taking fourth place in this event was Jorryt Van Hoof. It was Van Hoof’s seventh cash of the series and earned him another $80,500.

The event had a buy-in of $10,300 and the top 12 places reached the money.

Event #17 Results

  1. Eelis Parssinen – $287,781.52
  2. Bengt Sonnert – $179,400
  3. Aku Joentausta – $110,400
  4. Jorryt Van Hoof – $80,500
  5. Andreas Torbergsen – $57,500
  6. Tobias Ziegler – $39,100
  7. Andrew Moseley – $29,900
  8. Pedro Zagalo – $29,900
  9. Ferenc Deak – $29,900
  10. Carlo Van Ravenswoud – $25,206.16
  11. Niko Soininen – $25,206.16
  12. Joao Vieira – $25,206.16

Loeliger Wins Event #18 for $325,318

The third and final Poker Masters Online event on Sunday was Event #18: $500K GTD [NLH, 6-Max] and it was won by Loeliger for $325,318.24. Loeliger beat Artur Martirosian in heads-up play, with Martirosian winning $202,800 for the result.

Ole Schemion finished in fifth place for $65,000. Combine that with the $76,500 he won in Event #16 earlier in the day and Schemion picked up $141,500 in prize money on Sunday.

Event #18 had a buy-in of $10,300 and drew 104 entries. There was $1.04 million up for grabs and the top 12 spots paid.

Event #18 Results

  1. Linus Loeliger – $325,318.24
  2. Artur Martirosian – $202,800
  3. Darrell Goh – $124,800
  4. Niklas Astedt – $91,000
  5. Ole Schemion – $65,000
  6. Edwin Villalobo Amaya – $44,200
  7. Adrian Mateos – $33,800
  8. Chris Hunichen – $33,800
  9. Sergi Reixach – $33,800
  10. Aliaksandr Hirs – $28,493.92
  11. Luc Greenwood – $28,493.92
  12. Nick Petrangelo – $28,493.92

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 eighth day of play.

  1. Alexandros Kolonias – 592 points
  2. Timothy Adams – 584 points
  3. Artur Martirosian – 562 points
  4. Eelis Parssinen – 537 points
  5. Andras Nemeth – 535 points
  6. Jorryt Van Hoof – 531 points
  7. Alex Foxen – 501 points
  8. Luuk Gieles – 492 points
  9. Justin Bonomo – 450 points
  10. Michael Addamo – 406 points