Andras Nemeth Bounces Back with $260,000 Poker Masters Online Victory

Just two days after losing out heads-up for the Irish Open title, Hungarys Andras Nemeth landed himself a Poker Masters title on partypoker yesterday, taking down the 6-max event for almost $260,000 …

By: Andrew Burnett

Nemeth’ excellent week on partypoker had already seen him min. cash the NLHE 8-max earlier in the day, which we’ll get to shortly, so he was basically freerolling the second of the $10k buy-in highrollers.

The tournament attracted 83 entries and the likes of Fedor Holz, Dan Shak and the Finnish duo of Sami Kelopuro and Joni Jouhkimainen were all in the mix as they reached the 12 paid spots.

Sergei Reixach added a bit to his bankroll after yesterday’s near-miss in the opening event of the $16.5million GTD, 30-event online series.

Germany’s Christoph Vogelsang, playing under the UK flag, was the final table bubble boy, taking $26,975 for his deep run and he was followed to the exit by Kelopuro in 6th, leaving the rest looking at $50k tied up.

With more than $¼million up top, however, the battle was far from over, Fedor Holz looking for a title on his comeback trail and Turkey’s Orpen Kisacoglu chasing success as well.

When Shak and Holz fell in 5th and 4th respectively, it was another Finn, Eelis Parsinnen, who grabbed the $99,600 3rd place cash, leaving Nemeth and Kisacoglu heads-up.

Nemeth, as mentioned, had come close to winning the Irish Open title at the weekend, losing out to Pablo Brito Silva, but yesterday he made no mistake and took the tournament down for a $259,628 payday.

The $10k buy-in 8-max NLHE saw an even bigger field, with 102 entries more than doubling the $500k guarantee, and some similarly huge names in the frame.

Nemeth, as mentioned, bagged a min. cash of $20k and England’s partypoker ambassador Patrick Leonard landed a 7th place finish for more than $40k.

Kisacoglu was having a great day at the tables and although he couldn’t reach the podium this time, the 4th spot worth $89,250 was a big boost to the $300k Poker Masters Online leaderboard race.

Jorryt van Hoof took 3rd for $127,500 and that left the highstakes Canadian duo of Sam Greenwood and Michael Watson to fight it out for top honours.

Greenwood eventually had to settle for second place, a $178,500 cash to ease the pain, while Watson’s victory secured him $249,900 and a Poker Masters trophy.

Today’s Day 3 Poker Masters schedule sees a pair of $10k buy-in 6-max tournaments, one each of NLHE and PLO, and we’ll bring you the best of the action and results tomorrow.


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