Bujtas and Giles Land Poker Masters Wins as OGs Turn Out for PLO Battle

Day six of the Poker Masters Online series on partypoker brought some of the games legends out to battle with the modern-day crushers – another day of smashed guarantees seeing Laszlo Bujtas and Luuk Gieles taking down big wins.

By: Andrew Burnett

It was a 6-max day as the 30-event, $16.5million GTD highroller series approached the midway point, and the PLO $10k tournament pulled in 87 entries, meaning more than $½million was waiting up top for the winner.

As Joey Ingram pointed out in his tweet above, Sonnert’s final table run brought back the memories, Mike 'Timex' McDonald chipping in: "This guy" Bengt is about as OG as online poker players get. Used to watch him all the time back in like 2005 when I was learning the game.”

That’s a decade and a half of top-flight play from Sonnert, and his 5th place yesterday was worth $54,375 to the Swedish pro.

Jorryt Van Hoof is another class act and he added to his cashes this week with 4th place and $76,125, with Carlo Van Ravenswoud taking 3rd spot and $104,400.

That left Amichai Barer and Laszlo Bujtas to battle heads-up for the title, Barer already having landed a 6-figure, 3rd place in event 6 earlier this week.

Bujtas, known online as omaha4rollz, defeated his Canadian opponent to lift the $272,141 top prize, Barer’s $169,650 launching him up the Purple Jacket leaderboard race.

The No Limit Hold’em 6-max was very much a modern live poker legend affair, the 68 entries the smallest field so far but including the likes of Mustapha Kanit, Ali Imsirovic, Alex Foxen and Kahle Burns.

Kanit and Imsirovic would join Patrick Leonard in the close-but-no-cigar group just short of the money, with Cyrpus’ pro Yahia Fahmy bubbling the cash.

Steve O’Dwyer made his first appearance in the Poker Masters money, a $24,727 9th place, as did Germany’s Matthias Lukas who was the final table bubble boy for the same score.

Mike Watson added to his Masters tally with a 6th place worth $30,600, as did Alex Foxen in 5th for $44,200, with yesterday’s 8-max champion Kahle Burns in 4th ($61,200).

Scotland’s Ludovic Geilich made it to the podium in 3rd, an $81,600 payday, leaving Canadian crusher Timothy Adams to face Dutchman Luuk Gieles heads-up.

Gieles has been one of the surprises of the Poker Masters so far, losing out heads-up to Burns yesterday in the 8-max NLHE but bagging over $200k.

He added to that with victory over his illustrious opponent in the 6-max, taking $235,217 and the title, with Adams’ runner-up spot worth $153k.

We’ll bring you the up-to-date Purple Jacket leaderboard standings tomorrow, the series reaching the halfway point after today’s brace of NLHE $10k buy-in tournaments.


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