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The 2021 PokerGO Cup currently underway at the ARIA Resort and Casino saw high stakes MTT crusher Ali Imsirovic (cover image) winning his second event at the inaugural series on Saturday. Just two days after the 26-year-old player from Bosnia & Herzegovina won Event 2: $10K NLHE, he toppled the 50-entry field in Event #4: $15K NLHE to win $240,000.
Imsirovic had entered the six-handed final table with the commanding chip count and went wire to wire, eliminating three of his five final table opponents to win the title. The win fetched Imsirovic, his eighth title victory of the year, and his 19th ITM finish on the 2021 PokerGO Tour, underlining the distinctive form he has been riding.
If Imsirovic was leading the PokerGO Tour leaderboard standings, he further strengthened his position after this win. He also climbed to the top of the PokerGO Cup leaderboard standings with 423 points, displacing Dylan Linde (255 points). Alex Foxen (253 points) rounds out the top three on the series leaderboard.
Imsirovic tweeted about his win.
— Ali (@aliImsirovic) July 10, 2021
In his post-event interview, Imsirovic said, “You have to hit a few sets, and it works out. I ran good. I didn’t play that good early on yesterday, so I had to try a little harder to redeem myself later on.”
“This is what I want most in poker, to win these high roller-type series against really tough competition. You have to do well over a bunch of tournaments, and there’s a lot of variance, so obviously, you’ve got to run good, but these kinds of series feel way more prestigious than anything else I could win. So that means the most of anything in poker to me,” he added.
Talking about some of his leaks, he said, “I’ll think ‘I just think this is going to work’, and then I’ll just do it. Sometimes I’m just way off.”
You can watch the first hour of the final table action below. To watch the complete FT replay, you will need to subscribe to PokerGO.
Final Table Chip Counts
Final Table Recap
The final table saw its first knockout early, with David Coleman falling out in sixth place.
The Event #1 champion Alex Foxen eliminated Mo Rahim in fifth place after his ace-seven won a flip against pocket fives.
Imsirovic then single-handedly sent Alex Foxen, Jordan Cristos, and Daniel Weinand packing to meet Daniel Weinand heads-up.
The heads-up showdown turned out to be a long-drawn battle, but Imsirovic steered the action all throughout and eventually took it down with his pocket fives holding up against Weinand’s eight-three. The latter had flopped a straight draw that didn`t hit.
Final Table Results (USD)
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