Ali Imsirovic Wins Venetian $10K High Roller for $200,200; Negreanu Bubbles


Ali Imsirovic

On Thursday, the 2021 Venetian DeepStack Championship Poker Series, which will host a pair of MSPT Main Events next week, played host to the first of three High Roller tournaments to be held in May.

The High Roller Event #1: $10,000 No-Limit Hold’em attracted 77 runners and offered up a $770,000 prize pool. Because of its five-figure buy-in, the tournament was part of the PokerGO Tour with players earning points based on the amount they cash for. Check out the PokerGO Tour schedule here, as well as the current PokerGO Tour leaderboard here.

Ali Imsirovic, poker’s 2018 Breakout Player of the Year, is no stranger to winning, and he did it again by finishing as the last player standing to claim a $200,200 top prize. Among the notables to compete in the tournament but fall short of a cash were Alex Foxen, Erik Seidel, and Daniel Negreanu, just to name a few.

According to updates from the event, Negreanu was eliminated in 12th place as the bubble boy after his jack-ten failed to get there against the ace-seven suited of Imsirovic.

The eventual champ began the final table third in chips but took over the chip lead in a big hand during seven-handed play. It happened when Imsirovic raised the button to 75,000 only to have Randy Kaas three-bet jam for 900,000 from the big blind. Imsirovic tank-called with ace-jack and held against the jack-eight suited of Kaas.

Shawn Daniels actually began heads-up play with a slight chip lead, but Imsirovic soon pulled out in front and whittled away at his opponent. Eventually, the chips got all in preflop and Daniels failed to get lucky with king-five against the two red sevens of Imsirovic.

Two more high rollers are coming up this weekend. On Friday, Event #2: $10,000 NLH High Roller will take place followed by Event #3: $25,000 NLH High Roller on Saturday.

Venetian $10K High Roller Final Results

Place Player Prize PokerGO Tour Points
1 Ali Imsirovic $200,200 200
2 Shawn Daniels $146,300 146
3 Kyung Min Lee $100,100 100
4 Shannon Shorr $77,000 77
5 Dan Shak $61,600 62
6 Sergi Reixach $46,200 46
7 Randy Kaas $38,500 39
8 Sam Soverel $30,800 31
9 John Moran $23,100 23
10 Chris Brewer $23,100 23
11 Dylan Linde $23,100 23

Click here to view the entire Venetian DeepStack Championship schedule

Venetian DeepStack Championship Winners Thus Far

Venetian Winners
Jordan Cristos, Dylan Wilkerson, Matthew Wantman & Ricardo Eyzaguirre.

For the past month, Venetian Las Vegas has played host to the DeepStack Championship Poker Series, which will run through August 1 and offer more than $15 million in guaranteed prize pools.

Thus far the series has catered to more than 6,000 entrants and awarded in excess of $2 million.

Among those to capture titles were Ricardo Eyzaguirre (Event #10: $400 NLH for $29,277), Matthew Wantman (Event #13: $600 NLH for $70,000), Dylan Wilkerson (Event #16: $400 NLH for $48,270), and Jordan Cristos (Event #19: $600 NLH for $57,088).

Here’s a look at all those who’ve captured title this far:

Date Tournament Entries Prize Pool Winner Hometown Prize
5/3/21 Event 1: $500 NLH Survivor 68 $29,580 7 winners N/A $4,300
5/3/21 Event 2: $200 NLH Bounty 87 $13,920 Oscar Tobar San Francisco, CA $2,379
5/4/21 Event 3: $500 NLH Survivor 50 $21,750 6 winners N/A $4,300
5/4/21 Event 4: $200 NLH Bounty 87 $13,290 Kilo Krahn Sandy, Utah $2,678
5/5/21 Event 5: $400 NLH Monster Stack 122 $40,870 Virab Zakaryan Las Vegas, NV $10,252
5/5/21 Event #6: $200 NLH Survivor 96 $15,360 9 winners N/A $1,600
5/8/21 Event #7: $400 NLH $50K GTD 690 $229,770 Austin Roberts Monterery, California $35,552
5/6/21 Event #8: $200 NLH Survivor 85 $13,600 8 Winners N/A $1,600
5/9/21 Event #9: $300 NLH Freeze Out 135 $33,075 Kennii Nguyen Las Vegas, NV $6,786
5/11/21 Event #10: $400 NLH 543 $180,819 Ricardo Eyzaguirre Las Vegas, NV $29,277
5/10/21 Event #11: $200 NLH Survivor 89 $14,240 11 winners N/A $1,295
5/12/21 Event #12: $400 NLH 204 $68,340 Christopher Marshall Las Vegas, NV $11,810
5/16/21 Event #13: $600 NLH 832 $421,824 Matthew Wantman Stoneham, MA $70,000
5/13/21 Event #14: $200 NLH Survivor 96 $15,360 9 winners N/A $1,600
5/16/21 Event #15: $300 NLH 171 $41,895 Leo Creger Mililani, HI $6,686
5/20/21 Event #16: $400 NLH 739 $243,870 Dylan Wilkerson Las Vegas, NV $48,270
5/17/21 Event #17: $200 NLH Survivor 91 $14,560 9 winners N/A $1,600
5/20/21 Event #18: $400 NLH 230 $77,050 Mehdi Saleh Tempe, AZ $12,647
5/22/21 Event #19: $600 NLH 646 $326,230 Jordan Cristos Las Vegas, NV $57,088
5/23/21 Event #20: $400 NLH 186 $62,310 Oleksandr Symonenko Ukraine $16,514
5/26/21 Event #21: $400 NLH MonsterStack 549 $182,817 Ross Ward Charleston, SC $31,073
5/24/21 Event #22: $200 NLH Survivor 110 $17,600 11 winners N/A $1,600
5/26/21 Event #23: $400 NLH MonsterStack     Justin Mevs Seattle, WA $8,485

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