Anthony Zinno Leads WSOP Europe Main Event Final Six

Anthony Zinno is the chip leader going onto the final table of the WSOP Europe Main Event where only six players remain.

Anthony Zinno is on course to win his third World Series of Poker bracelet and his largest-ever prize. Zinno is the chip leader going into the six-handed final table of the WSOP Europe Main Event.

Five of the schedule six days are complete and the 541 starters whittled to a more manageable six. Each of the final six players is guaranteed €178,171 with the champion padding their bankroll with €1,133,678.

Day 5 took place on October 30th and saw the final 14 players reduced to six. Ukraine’s Mykola Kostryko was the first player eliminated after his ace-jack lost a flip against Marek Blasko’s pocket sixes. Christian Rudolph was the next to fall, his 14 big blind short stack shove with ace-eight running into Dario Sammartino’s queens.

The waters grew less shark-infested when David Baker fell by the wayside. Baker came close to winning his third bracelet until Alexandros Kolonias cracked his jacks with ace-queen. Jacks proved unlucky for Jan-Peter Jachtmann an hour after Baker busted. With blinds at 60,000/120,000/120,000a, the former partypoker sponsored pro raised to 280,000 from under the gun. Anh Do three-bet to 980,000 from the big blind only to see Jachtmann move all-in. Do beat him into the pot and turned over a pair of kings. Jachtmann revealed pocket jacks. Both players flopped a set but Jachtmann did not improve to quads and busted in 11th place.

Daniel Rezaei exited in 10th place after a clash with Kolonias did not go to plan. Razaei was down to less than 10 big blinds and committed them with ace-deuce. Kolonias looked him up with pocket jacks, which held, to bust Rezaei and set the unofficial final table.

Final Nine Move to One Table; Zinno In Third

Seat Player Country Chips
1 Rifat Palevic Sweden 4,695,000
2 Marek Blasko Slovakia 1,415,000
3 Julien Martini France 7,280,000
4 Anh Do Czech Republic 8,255,000
5 Claas Segebrecht Germany 3,060,000
6 Dario Sammartino Italy 8,840,000
7 Anthony Zinno United States 8,630,000
8 Jakob Madsen Denmark 2,960,000
9 Alexandros Kolonias Greece 8,970,000

Zinno lost a 1.1 million pot early into nine-handed play but he never lost focus. He claimed the chip lead when he sent Marek Blasko to the rail in ninth-place with €76,432 reasons to be happy. Zinno got lucky when he set Blasko all-in on an Ac-Qh-8s flop. Blasko called and showed Ks-Qs, Zinno showed Kc-Tc. A ten on the turn and another on the river catapulted Zinno to the top of the counts.

Eighth-place and the last five-figure prize went to Jakob Madsen after an all-in preflop confrontation with Kolonias. Madsen’s ace-king was flipping with Kolonias’ jacks and busted when the board ran out seven-high.

Julien Martini was the final elimination of Day 5 and Zinno did the damage. Martini raised to 450,000 in the hijack and Do called in the cutoff. Zinno made it 1,700,000 to go from the big blind and Martini responded with a 5,870,000 shove. Do quickly folded, Zinno called even faster.

Pocket queens were more than strong enough for Martini to make his move, but Zinno held aces. A jack-high board ran out and Martini fell in seventh-place, setting the official final table.

2019 WSOP Final Table Seating Assignment

Seat Player Country Chips
1 Rifat Palevic Sweden 2,915,000
2 Anh Do Czech Republic 8,725,000
3 Claas Segebrecht Germany 6,400,000
4 Dario Sammartino Italy 7,100,000
5 Anthony Zinno United States 16,845,000
6 Alexandros Kolonias Greece 12,150,000

Zinno will bag his third WSOP bracelet and his third seven-figure prize if he is crowned this tournament’s champion. He won his first bracelet in 2015 in the $25,000 Pot-Limit Omaha High Roller event. Bracelet number two came this year in a $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Lo event. Zinno also has three World Poker Tour titles.

The American will not have everything his own was because the final table has some talented players at it. Two of the most dangerous are Claas Segebrecht and Dario Sammartino. Sammartino was the runner-up in the WSOP Main Event in Las Vegas this summer, a result that netted him $6,000,000.

Matthew Pitt

Matthew Pitt

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