Ali Imsirovic Scoops $462,000 for Biggest Poker Masters Payday so Far

Ali Imsirovic took down the biggest prize yet at this years Poker Masters when he outgunned the field in the second of the $25k NLHE events on the schedule, taking down a career best score of $462,000 for his 5th six-figure score of the year, and his life!

By: Andrew Burnett

Some 37 players fancied their chances at the start of day one, an enticing prizepool of $1.65million the result, but only six would make their way through to the final table of day two – Daniel Negreanu among them…

By ‘work to do’, the Canadian meant somehow spin up his 7BB into something playable against his five adversaries from the US, but it wasn’t to be – a cold-deck not allowing him any wiggle room and he eventually hit the rails, although a $99k payout and his second Masters cash was a very good effort.

He was followed out the door shortly afterwards by Jason Koon in 5th and then a few hours later by overnight chipleader Jake Schindler, and when Brian Rast busted in 3rd it was left to the two perhaps less-fancied final tablists to duke it out – Ben Yu and Ali Imsirovic

Three-time WSOP gold bracelet winner Yu lasted all of three hands, the chip deficit heads-up too much to handle without some luck, and there was none to be had when he finally got it all-in with ace-six, only to find Imsirovic a slight favourite sitting on pocket fives, the board bricking to hand the title to the young Washington pro…

Yu’s $330,000 and a jump to 3rd spot in the overall Purple Jacket standings will soften the blow, while Imsirovic’s excellent year makes him a new and dangerous face on the high-stakes streets.

Final Table Results

1 Ali Imsirovic $462,000
2 Ben Yu $330,000
3 Brian Rast $214,500
4 Jake Schindler $165,000
5 Jason Koon $132,000
6 Daniel Negreanu $99,000



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