Ali Imsirovic wins $799,000 Poker Masters
In less than a week and Ali Imsirovic has recorded the biggest victory of his short career… twice!
After scoring the biggest victory of his career on Wednesday, the 22-year-old hit the tables again and broke his personal best by winning £799,000 at the Poker Masters, to add to his $462,000 that he’d won the previous day!
Imsirovic marched through the 47, $50,000-entry field with great play and took responsibility for knocking out all five opponents at the final table. Something that is rarely heard of in the high-roller circles.
That’s $1,261,000 the young Ali Imsirovic has added to his career earnings, more than doubling his what he had won previously, all in the space of three days’ work!
The Washington native headed into day two with a big lead over his rivals, but had a very talented list of opponents chasing his lead – including Justin Bonomo, Sam Soverel, Jake Schindler, Seth Davies and Koray Aldemir, at the Aria Casino in Vegas.
Justin Bonomo was the first to yield before Sam Soverel was next up. Jake Schindler was next to take up the mantle, only to find the flop on Ali’s side as he outgunned Schindler’s pocket fours.
With three down there were two to go at this point, and Seth Davies was next in the firing line. His pocket tens looked handy until all the chips were in and Imsirovic revealed he’d hit two pair on the flop.
28-year old German Koray Aldemir broke through the $10million barrier by reaching the final and at one point appeared to have Imsirovic’s number – calling off the bluffs and taking the lead away in double-quick time. But just when he seemed to have Imsirovic down and out, the youngster turned the cards on the German.
Ali Imsirovic would finish off Aldemir to score back-to-back Poker Masters titles, in the process leap-frogging Brandon Adams at the top of the Purple Jacket standings with just the $100k Main Event to go.
Can Ali Imsirovic make it three in a row?