Alex Foxen Among the Big Winners as Poker Masters Goes Online

The Poker Masters Online Series kicked off on partypoker and it was a highstakes fest from the get-go, with Alex Foxen among the big winners and a host of big names in the frame.

By: Andrew Burnett

The $16.5million GTD series moved online, but the format remains the same – a total of 30 High Roller and Super High Roller tournaments across two weeks, with the Purple Jacket going to the leaderboard winner.

A few players staked an early claim to that yesterday, with Finnish pro Elias Talvitie scooping a massive $481,250 when he took down the $25k event.

Among the 55 entries but falling short of the money were Jason Koon, David Peters and Timothy Adams, the latter bubbling the seven paid spots.

That still left a number of crushers in the running, Sam Greenwood taking 4th place for the first of the six-figure cashes and Ole Schemion going one better for a $206,250 payout.

Heads-up saw Sergei Reixach and Talvitie fighting for a share of more than $800,000 and eventually the Finn won out, a victory worth $481,250 with Reixach taking $323,125.

Next up was the first of the PLO events, a $10k buy-in that attracted 55 entries as well, with nine in the money.
Scotland’s Ludovic Geilich unfortunately bubbled, leaving the rest with $20k sewn up, including partypoker pro Sam Trickett who fell in 8th.

Aussie Matt Kirk, well-known for his highstakes PLO appearances, took 4th for $49,500 and when Espen Myrmo fell in 3rd for $66k we had our heads-up match.

That saw Germany’s Tobias Ziegler emerge victorious over England’s James Aikenhead, with $190,249 for Ziegler and $123,750 going to Aikenhead…

The third tournament on the opening day was a $10k NLHE and 99 entries appeared, smashing the $250k guarantee to smithereens and offering more than $300k up top.

Elio Fox and Justin Bonomo made it to the money, with the final table a who’s-who of the highstakes crushers, Ali Imsirovic, Timothy Adams, Conor Beresford, Adrian Mateos and Alex William Foxen all chasing the title.

Russia’s Artur Martirosian made it to the heads-up battle with Foxen, but the American is a tough nut to crack and closed it out for a $309,677 start to his Poker Masters campaign.

We’ll be bringing you the best of the action and results as the Poker Masters Online series continues, culminating in the Main Event on Sunday April 26th.


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