Finland’s Sami Kelopuro Wins MILLIONS Online 7-Max PKO Championship
- Outlasted a 495-entry field to win the 7-Max PKO Championship
- Victory came with $78,653 in total winnings, including $43,155 in bounties
- Several big names entered but failed to reach the final table
Finnish poker player Sami Kelopuro has proved once again that he is one of the world’s top online poker players after winning a 7-Max PKO Championship event this week which ran as part of the latest edition of the partypoker MILLIONS Online.
Kelopuro topped a field of 495 entries to secure the title and $78,653 in total prizes, including $43,155 in bounties.
Final Table Results
Day 2 of the 7-Max PKO Championship event began with just 74 players, each guaranteed to take home a min-cash, on top of any bounties they earned since the start of the partypoker tournament.
Among those who made it to Day 2 were partypoker ambassadors Patrick Leonard and Jaime Staples, but unfortunately, the duo didn’t manage to reach the final table. Other prominent names, such as Niklas Astedt, Alexandros Theologis, Kenny Hallaert and Andras Nemeth, also fell by the wayside.
Just seven players made it to the final table, including Bulgaria’s Ognyan Dimov who was the first to be eliminated after running into a cooler during the early stages of the game. He walked away with $19,858 in total, including $13,726 in bounties.
Elio Fox entered the final table short in chips and eventually busted in 6th place for $8,526. The Mexican player collected $2,062 in bounties which means he was able to take home $10,588 for his efforts.
Next to go was Malta’s Rui Martins who earned $15,096 in total prizes, including $4,125 in bounties for his 5th-place finish. Bulgaria’s Hristo Dimitrov settled for 4th place for $19,740 in total winnings, including $3,687 in bounties, while Enrico Camosci finished 3rd and took home $24,171, in addition to the $7,427 worth of bounties he collected along the way.
Kelopuro entered heads-up play ahead in chips against his opponent, Irish player Eugenio Peralta. The Finnish pro never looked back from there.
As the action progressed, he was able to widen the gap even further. In the final hand, Kelopuro shoved his monster stack with ace-eight and Peralta called with queen-jack.
The two players hit a pair on the flop, with Kelopuro in the lead with his pair of aces. The turn and the river didn’t change anything and Kelopuro was crowned the winner. Peralta’s runner-up finish came with a $35,448 prize, but he also collected $17,139 in bounties earlier in the tournament, which means he was able to take home $52,587.