Ali Imsirovic wins sixth 2021 High Roller poker tournament
Tournaments & Cash Games
Ali Imsirovic does not appear to lose at the poker table this year. The young poker star shipped the US Poker Open Event # 9, $ 10,000 No-Limit Hold’em for $ 217,800 on Saturday, his sixth high roller title in 2021. In doing so, he rose to the top. first place in the USPO rankings with only three events remaining. .
Before the start of the year, Imsirovic was already considered one of the best players in the world. At 26, he may already be one of the top five pros in high-stakes tournaments. Heck, he just might be the best in the world, period.
Well-deserved victory for Poker Star
He wasn’t the only player at the final table to score. The great Erik Seidel, the fourth most successful live tournament player of all time, took fifth place for $ 74,250. Vanessa Kade, who won the PokerStars Sunday Million for $ 1.5 million in March, also played an important role. She was eliminated in fourth place out of 99 players, tied for the biggest field at USPO 2021, good for $ 94,050.
PokerGO founder Cary Katz, who appears in almost every high roller these days, took third place and won $ 118,800. This set up a heads-up between Andrew “Lucky Chewy” Lichtenberger, who finished third in the 8-Game mixed event, and Ali Imsirovic, who was aiming for his sixth high roller title of the year and the 2021 series. of the US Poker Open. drive.
On the final hand Imsirovic had a bit of luck which certainly helps in winning tournaments. He called Lichtenberger’s all-in bet with J-6 and was dominated against KJ. The eventual champion would roll a 6 on the turn to win the hand. Although he was somewhat lucky in this hand, his opponent only had seven big blinds left. If Imsirovic had lost his hand, he would still have been at the top of the table.
“Lucky Chewy” received $ 158,400 for second place. The tournament champion won $ 217,800 for another impressive performance from the young poker superstar.
Ali Imsirovic 2021 High Roller wins
- (February 25) $ 25,000 No-Limit Hold’em at Aria (Las Vegas) for $ 185,800
- (February 27) $ 50,000 in No-Limit Hold’em at Aria for $ 344,910
- (April 2) $ 25,000 No-Limit Hold’em at Aria for $ 310,000
- (April 3) $ 25,000 No-Limit Hold’em at Aria for $ 300,000
- (May 27) $ 10,000 No-Limit Hold’em at the Venetian (Las Vegas) for $ 200,200
- (June 12) $ 10,000 No-Limit Hold’em at PokerGO Studio (Las Vegas) for $ 217,800
Imsirovic received points in his six wins for the PokerGO Tour 2021 standings. He now has over 1,600 points and is starting to run away with the title. Sean Perry is second with 1150 points. The winner at the end of the year receives a bonus of $ 100,000.
Imsirovic wins everything
Not only is Imsirovic in the lead for the PokerGO Tour crown, he also passed Joe McKeehen, the 2015 WSOP Main Event champion, to lead the US Poker Open series on Saturday. The most recent winner took 218 champion points for his victory in Event # 9, and now has 406 for the series in four wins from nine events.
McKeehen, who still has 302 points, dropped to third place because Lichtenberger collected 158 points for second place, bringing it to 308 overall.
Event # 10, $ 10,000 Short Deck, also kicked off Saturday at PokerGO Studio in Las Vegas. Only 27 players have signed up, Imsirovic among the eight remaining at the time of publication. The final table is set for Sunday afternoon on the PokerGO application. That same afternoon, Event # 11, $ 25,000 No-Limit Hold’em will begin, and the series will end with the 12th event starting Monday, $ 50,000 No-Limit Hold’em.