Imsirovic Wins 13th Title of the Year in Aria High Roller

Ali Imsirovic won a $10,000 Aria High Roller event in Las Vegas for $120,000, whch was his 13th outright victory of the current year.

The poker community is focused on the 2021 World Series of Poker but there are other high-stakes tournaments taking place in Las Vegas. The Aria High Roller series has crowned six of its scheduled 11 champions, and Ali Imsirovic was one of those champions.

Imsirovic’s form in 2021 has been nothing short of incredible. The man from Bosnia and Herzegovina has 31 in-the-money finishes and 13 outright victories. All those results add up to $5,040,560 and put Imsirovic at the top of the PokerGO Tour rankings.

Imsirovic Wins Aria High Roller For 13th Victory

His 13th victory of 2021 came in the $10,000 No-Limit Hold’em Aria High Roller 30. The tournament drew in a compact crowd of 30 entrants, who created a $300,000 prize pool.

John Andress, who won the Aria High Roller 23 in late June 2019, finished fifth. Andress was the first player to cash in this latest event; fifth-place came with $21,000.

Fourth place and $33,000 went to Ben Yu, a player who won his fourth WSOP bracelet a fortnight ago. Seth Davies joined the departed players after bowing out in third for a $48,000 addition to his bankroll.

Heads-up pitted Imsirovic against Mo Rahim, a complete unknown in the Aria High Roller world. Rahim ultimately made do with the $78,000 runner-up prize, the first score of his career. Imsirovic netted the $120,000 top prize and yet another title.

Place Player Country Prize
1 Ali Imsirovic Bosnia & Herzegovina $120,000
2 Mo Rahim United States $78,000
3 Seth Davies United States $48,000
4 Ben Yu United States $33,000
5 John Andress United States $21,000

Another Aria High Roller Cash For Imsirovic

Imsirovic came close to winning his second $10,000 event in the space of a few days when he bought into the Aria High Roller 32. This tournament saw 53 players buy in, with the top eight finishers sharing the $530,000 prize pool.

Chris Brewer was the first high stakes star to cash. Brewer’s eighth-place finish came with a $21,200 reward. Belgium’s Thomas Boivin ($26,500), Daniel Montagnolli ($31,800), and PokerGO founder Cary Katz ($42,400) all fell by the wayside.

The man of the moment, Imsirovic, dusted off his stack in fourth place for $53,000. Then came the elimination of Finnish star Eelis Parssinen. The Finn won his first bracelet this week, but had to make do with third-place here. He scooped $74,200.

Alex Foxen and Sean Winter butted heads one-on-one for the title and the lion’s share of the remaining prize pool. Foxen got the better of his opponent and his hands on $150,845. Winter headed into the Vegas night with $130,055 in tow.

Place Player Country Prize
1 Alex Foxen United States $150,845
2 Sean Winter United States $130,055
3 Eelis Parssinen Finland $74,200
4 Ali Imsirovic Bosnia & Herzegovina $53,000
5 Cary Katz United States $42,400
6 Daniel Montagnolli United States $31,800
7 Thomas Boivin Belgium $26,500
8 Chris Brewer United States $21,200

Can Imsirovic Secure His First Bracelet?

There is no denying Imsirovic has ridiculous poker tournament skills but he still has no bracelets to his name. The superstar does not play man WSOP events, but there are a couple of upcoming tournaments that have his name all over them.

November 18 sees a $250,000 buy-in Super High Roller kick off at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino. The world’s elite players, and richest business people, will enter, and it is inconceivable to think Imsirovic will not be in the field.

Two $50,000 High Roller events are scheduled for November 19 and November 20. The former is Pot Limit Omaha, while the latter is No-Limit Hold’em.

Finally, look out for Imsirovic in the $100,000 No-Limit Hold’em High Roller on November 21. However, until then, expect Imsirovic in the remaining Aria High Roller tournaments. Events run every day until November 14, giving the players plenty of rest in the build-up to the biggest by-in WSOP tournaments.

Brad Johnson

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