Eelis Parssinen Takes Home Purple Jacket At Inaugural Poker Masters Online PLO Series
The Poker Masters Online PLO Series has finally concluded with some players walking away with multiple titles.
But much of the spotlight went into the leaderboard race which saw the top 5 players competing fiercely till the very last event. In the end, it was Eelis Parssinen who ultimately won the Purple Jacket, edging out Andras Nemeth by just 1 point!
The online series ran on partypoker from June 21-29, featuring a total of 14 events and a massive $10,000,000 guaranteed prize pool. After over a week of intense PLO action, some familiar names emerged victorious, cashing in more than one event.
The Finnish poker pro cashed in a total of six events, enough to put him at the top of the leaderboard with 625 points. His deep run began in Event #3 where he finished 5th for $37,000.
He then captured his first online PLO title after winning Event #5, a $25,500 buy-in Super High Roller, for a $440,000 payout.
Parssinen then followed it up with four more cashes, bringing his total winnings to more than $735,000. To top it all, he became the rightful owner of the highly coveted Purple Jacket after being declared the overall champion.
Below, we take a look at some of other winners at the festival.
Andras Nemeth won three events, starting with Event $2 where he collected $126,686 in first prize. The Hungarian poker star went on to take down two more events, and it happened on the same day, in Events #9 and #12. The back-to-back victory gave him $530,000 in combined winnings.
All in all, he scored four cashes for total earnings of $674,186, placing him below Parssinen in the overall standings with just a 1-point gap (624 pts).
Also emerging as big winner in the recently concluded online festival was Jens Kyllonen who won three events for $612,000 in combined prizes. He finished third in the leaderboard race with 612 points.
Gavin Cochrane and Aku Joentausta finished 4th and 5th respectively, while the remaining five spots were taken by Bengt Sonnert, Sami Kelopuro, Andrew Pantling, Marcello Marigliano and online poker legend Viktor Blom.
Haxton Wins Main Event
Meanwhile, Isaac Haxton outclassed a 29-entry field to take down the $50,000 buy-in Main Event for $675,000. The American poker pro’s total career earnings now sit at more than $28 million.