2020 Poker Masters Online winner Alexandros KoloniasApril 28, 2020 1:54 pm
The 2020 Poker Masters Online winner – and purple jacket recipient – is Alexandros Kolonias.
Like other online poker events during COVID-19, the Poker Masters’ first-ever online event turned out to be a huge success. The online series included 30 tournaments, by far the most of any Poker Masters series to date. Heading into the series, the guaranteed prize pool for all 30 tournaments was a combined $16.5 million. The series greatly surpassed that with $35.4 million awarded.
When the dust settled and the final card was dealt, the Poker Masters Online champion was Alexandros Kolonias. It really did come down to the last card, as Kolonias won the 30th and final event of the series to claim the title.
How did Kolonias become 2020 Poker Masters Online winner?
Kolonias, the 2019 World Series of Poker Europe Main Event champion, finished the Poker Masters Online series with two wins. He also cashed 11 times, good for $1,266,296 in winnings and 1,191 points.
His two wins came in event No. 7, a $10,300 No-Limit Hold’em 6- max tournament, and event No. 30, also a $10,300 No-Limit Hold’em 6- max tournament. He bested an 86-player field to cash $269,013 in Event No. 7. In event No. 30, he was the last man standing from a 146-player field to win $367,782.
Kolonias’ 1,191 points allowed him to edge Artur Martirosian, who ended up with 1,048 points after posting nine cashes. Martirosian finished fifth in event No. 30 which meant Kolonias had to finish no worse than second in the final event to win the title. Winning the final tournament of the series clinched it for him.
For finishing atop the Poker Masters Online standings Kolonias received the illustrious Purple Jacket and $50,000. He joined former Purple jacket winners Steffen Sontheimer, Ali Imsirovic and Sam Soverel.