Imsirovic and Kanit Each Get Second Poker Masters Online Wins

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Ali Imsirovic and Mustapha Kanit
Ali Imsirovic (left) and Mustapha Kanit grab their second Poker Masters Online wins on Saturday (photos: WPT and PokerStars)

The penultimate day of the Poker Masters Online series played out on Saturday, April 25, on partypoker. Two more events were etched into the history books, and it was Ali Imsirovic and Mustapha Kanit emerging as the two winners.

Both Imsirovic and Kanit picked up their second victories of the series with these latest wins.

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Imsirovic Wins Event #27 for $446,250

Just a couple days ago, Imsirovic won Event #24 for $277,096. On Saturday, he picked up a $446,250 win in Event #27: $1M Gtd [NLH, 8-Max].

Event #27 had a $25,500 buy-in and attracted a field of 51 entries. The top seven finishers cashed, with Imsirovic beating Elias Talvitie in heads-up play. If you recall, Talvitie was the winner of Event #1.

Alexandros Kolonias finished third and picked up $191,250 plus 115 points for the Championship Leaderboard. Jorryt Van Hoof placed fourth for $114,750. It was Van Hoof’s 10th cash on the series.

Event #27 Results

  1. Ali Imsirovic – $446,250
  2. Elias Talvitie – $299,625
  3. Alexandros Kolonias – $191,250
  4. Jorryt Van Hoof – $114,750
  5. Linus Loeliger – $89,250
  6. David Peters – $73,312.50
  7. Benjamin Heath – $60,562.50

Kanit Wins Event #28 for $237,732

The second Poker Masters Online event on Saturday was Event #28: $500K Gtd [NLH, 6-Max]. It had a $10,300 buy-in and attracted 76 entries. Up top was $237,732.56 in prize money and it was snagged by Kanit, who won his second title of the series. Earlier in the series, Kanit won Event #14 for $279,300.

Kanit beat Matthias Eibinger in heads-up play, with Sergi Reixach finishing third. The top 12 spots finished in the money, with Timothy Adams also cashing. Adams finished fifth for $47,500 in what was his series-leading 11th in-the-money finish.

David Peters placed eighth to give him two cashes on the day.

Event #28 Results

  1. Mustapha Kanit – $237,732.56
  2. Matthias Eibinger – $148,200
  3. Sergi Reixach – 91,200
  4. Koray Aldemir – $66,500
  5. Timothy Adams – $47,500
  6. Pascal Hartmann – $32,300
  7. Juan Pardo Dominguez – $24,700
  8. David Peters – $24,700
  9. Michail Manolakis – $24,700
  10. Dan Smith – $20,822.48
  11. Ole Schemion – $20,822.48
  12. Jonathan Vanfleet – $20,822.48

Championship Standings

Sunday brings us the final day of the Poker Masters Online. The final two events will play out, including the $51,000 Main Event, plus we’ll reach the conclusion of the Championship Leaderboard race. The winner of the Championship Leaderboard 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 Saturday’s day of play.

  1. Artur Martirosian – 957 points
  2. Timothy Adams – 861 points
  3. Ali Imsirovic – 857 points
  4. Alexandros Kolonias – 823 points
  5. Andras Nemeth – 807 points
  6. Pauli Ayras -748 points
  7. Alex Foxen – 736 points
  8. Pascal Lefrancois – 736 points
  9. Jorryt Van Hoof – 676 points
  10. Luuk Gieles – 643 points