Alexandros Kolonias is the winner of the 2020 Poker Masters Purple Jacket. Phil Galfond starts yet another Galfond Challenge. Find these stories and more in the Monday Hit and Run.
Alexandros Kolonias takes home 2020 Purple Jacket
Alexandros Kolonias took down the final event of the Poker Masters online held at partypoker, the $10,000 6-Max No Limit Hold’em, to win a first-place prize of $367,782. In his path to the title, Kolonias outlasted 146 entries including Jason McConnon heads-up, winning his second title of this year’s Poker Masters (the first was a first-place finish in the $10,300 NLHE – Event #7).
In winning his second title, the victory secured Kolonias the 2020 Poker Masters Purple Jacket, which is awarded to the player with the most points earned during the series. He joins a small list of previous winners that include Steffen Sontheimer, Ali Imsirovic, and Sam Soverel.
Prior to the final event, Mustpha Kanit won $237,732 in the $10,300 6-Max (Event #28) while Linus Loegliger came on top of the $51,000 No Limit Hold’em (Event #28) to win the largest prize of the Poker Masters – $1,097,250.
The finalized Poker Masters Purple Jacket standings:
– Phil Galfond kicked off another Galfond Challenge on Monday when he played a short session with “ActionFreak.” Only 145 hands were played at €150/€300 Pot Limit Omaha but not before ActionFreak jumped out to an €11,162.32 lead. The Challenge with ActionFreak will resume on Tuesday, which poker fans can watch live (TBA) on the Run It Once Poker Twitch channel. If you missed Monday’s session you can watch a replay below:
– Unibet has announced that they will be rescheduling all remaining 2020 live tournament dates as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, which includes major events scheduled in September and December. The events will now be moved online, something which tournament series such as the WPT and WSOP Circuit have done with some events over the last few weeks.
– Sports betting is launching in Colorado on May 1st with DraftKings being one of the sportsbook that will be available. Despite the fact that sportsbook will not open until May 1st, DraftKings CO Betting Pools are available now, allowing users to participate in Colorado-themed Pools.
– In Monday’s featured poker training video, we look at another of Reasons14’s “SNG Strategy” videos. In this episode, Reasons14 live plays a session of four tables of $6.50 full ring 18-man Turbo SNGs.
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– Jaime Staples posts highlights of his appearance in the Poker Masters Main Main which he streamed live on Twitch: