The inaugural Poker Masters Online on partypoker came down to the wire with Greek pro Alexandros Kolonias winning the final event of the 30-event High Roller series to claim the coveted Purple Jacket and $50,000 cash prize.

“It feels amazing, I really wanted to win this. It means a lot to me winning the Purple Jacket,” Kolonias told us shortly after winning the final event and locking up the Championship.

“I was really enjoying playing the Poker Masters Online events. They were great events and partypoker once more proves why it’s the No. 1 poker site. I am also exhausted, it was two long weeks with two events every day and it came down to the last day. I was doing really well in the Main Event as well but then lost it, unfortunately. In the 6-max I was left with 1.5bb with 50 players left and no more re-entries. I felt like it was almost over but then I doubled up three times and was back in the game, and went all the way to win it. I didn’t want to look at the points exactly but I knew that if I won the 6-max I was most likely going to win the leaderboard so I played to win.”

“I am very proud of this win because I think I played the best poker I have ever played and the competition was really tough. The Purple Jacket is an important title and it feels about the same as winning the WSOP Europe Main Event last year, but that time I had some tears when I won, I was more emotional. I want to thank everyone that supported me, and partypoker Poker Central, PokerGO and everyone else that helped to organize these events.”

Kolonias recorded a total of 11 cashes for a total of $1,266,296 in total earnings and 1,191 points, narrowly edging out Russian Artur Martirosian who held the lead for many days ending his series with 1,048 points. Here are the final standings of the Poker Masters Online.

Poker Masters Online Championship Standings
Name Earnings Points Cashes
1 Alexandros Kolonias $1,266,296 1,191 11
2 Artur Martirosian $1,278,974 1,048 9
3 Linus Loeliger $1,511,818 1,037 3
4 Timothy Adams $1,043,882 861 11
5 Ali Imsirovic $1,035,696 857 9
6 Andras Nemeth $974,987 807 8
7 Pascal Lefrancois $1,049,887 782 6
8 Pauli Ayras $968,048 748 6
9 Alex Foxen $792,677 736 7
10 Steve O’Dwyer $1,005,654 732 6

The Poker Masters Online had a total of 124 players record at least one result in the two-week series with $35.4 million in prize money paid out. The final tables of each event were streamed live on the PokerGO Facebook page and you can watch the conclusion of the series in the player below.

The Main Event of the series had a $50,000 buy-in and drew a whopping 77 entries to create a massive $3.85 million prize pool. The final 10 places got paid with Purple Jacket contenders Andras Nemeth and Jorryt van Hoof falling just short of the money. As can be seen in the player above, Austrian pro Linus Loeliger was putting on a clinic, dominating the final table that also included Ole Schemion, Steve O’Dwyer, and Chris Kruk. Loeliger beat Giuseppe Iadesernia heads-up to claim one of the biggest single results of the year in online poker.

Event #29 $50,000 No Limit Hold’em
Place Name Payout Points
1 Linus Loeliger $1,097,250 658
2 Giuseppe Iadesernia $750,750 450
3 Chris Kruk $519,750 312
4 Steve O’Dwyer $346,500 208
5 Ole Schemion $269,500 162
6 Elias Talvitie $211,750 127
7 David Peters $182,875 110
8 Kahle Burns $163,625 98
9 Conor Beresford $154,000 92
10 Vicent Bosca $154,000 92
Total $3,850,000 2,027
Total entries 77

Loeliger’s enormous win shot him into the lead on the standings but Artur Martirosian wasn’t done just yet! Other contenders with a real shot such as Steve O’Dwyer and Pascal Lefrancois came close but not close enough as the Russian pro made the final table in an attempt to secure the jacket.

The final event drew 146 entries creating a top prize of $367,782 and the Russian Championship leader took fifth in the final event for his 9th cash of the series. The only remaining player that could keep him from the overall win was Alexandros Kolonias who needed a second place to win the championship. Kolonias closed things out in style by winning the final event and the series.

Event #30 $10,000 NLHE 6-max
Place Name Payout Points
1 Alexandros Kolonias $367,782 368
2 Jason Mcconnon $248,200 248
3 Mark Demirjian $175,200 175
4 Mustapha Kanit $124,100 124
5 Artur Martirosian $91,250 91
6 Chris Kruk $60,590 61
7 Pascal Lefrancois $45,990 46
8 Samuel Vousden $45,990 46
9 Mark Radoja $45,990 46
10 Hossein Ensan $31,390 31
11 Mark Davis $31,390 31
12 Dan Shak $31,390 31
13 Alexander Ivarsson $26,789 27
14 Ben Heath $26,789 27
15 Chris Hunichen $26,789 27
16 Connor Drinan $26,789 27
17 Steve O’Dwyer $26,789 27
18 Orpen Kisacikoglu $26,789 27
Total $1,459,996 1,460
Total entries 146

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Alex Foxen, Ali Imsirovic, Timothy Adams, Andras Nemeth, Linus Loeliger, Pauli Ayras, Alexandros Kolonias, Artur Martirosian, Steve O'Dwyer, Pascal Lefrancois