Back in September, Ali Imsirovic put on a bit of a show on his way to winning the 2018 Poker Masters Purple Jacket. On Monday night, the 24-year-old eliminated his final three opponents over a 20-minute span to win the $25,000 No-Limit Hold’em event at the 2019 US Poker Open.
Final Table Payouts
1. Ali Imsirovic – $442,500
2. Cary Katz – $295,000
3. Dan Shak – $206,500
4. Nick Petrangelo – $147,500
5. Kristen Bicknell – $118,000
6. Joseph Cappello – $88,500
Joseph Cappello started the final table with three big blinds. An early double up was of little help though. Nick Petrangelo raised from under the gun to 60,000 with the before Cappello moved all in for 175,000 from the small blind with the . Petrangelo called and then Cappello watched the runout give Petrangelo a straight to eliminate him in sixth place.
With the short stack out of the way, five-handed play continued for an hour before the next elimination. Action folded to Kristen Bicknell on the button and she moved all in for 755,000 with the before Dan Shak moved all in over the top with the and Imsirovic folded his big blind. The flop kept Shak ahead and after the turn and river, Bicknell was out in fifth.
It was at this point that Imsirovic went to work. From the button, Imsirovic raised to 120,000 with the , Cary Katz folded his small blind and Petrangelo moved all in for 1,160,000 with the . Imsirovic snap-called. The flop gave both players a set and the turn and river couldn’t save Petrangelo from a fourth-place finish.
Five minutes later, Imsirovic had another victim. From under the gun, Imsirovic raised to 125,000 with the and Shak called from the small blind with the . The flop came and Shak check-called a bet of 75,000 from Imsirovic. The turn was the and Shak bet 150,000. Imsirovic raised to 550,000 and Shak responded by moving all in for 192,000. The river was the and Shak was out in third.
As heads-up play began, Imsirovic had a 10-1 lead over Katz and it took less than 10 minutes for Imsirovic to end it. On the final hand, Imsirovic raised to 180,000 and Katz called. After the flop, Katz check-raised all in for 1,107,000 and Imsirovic called. Katz turned over the for a flush draw and Imsirovic showed the for middle pair. The turn paired Katz but the river wasn’t enough to save him from a runner-up finish and give Imsirovic the title.
USPO Top 10 After Event #5
The final table for Event #5: $10,000 No-Limit Hold’em will take place on Monday.
USPO Streaming Schedule On PokerGO
|02/14/19||Event #1: #10,000 No-Limit Hold’em||5 p.m.|
|02/15/19||Event #2: #10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha||5 p.m.|
|02/16/19||Event #3: $10,000 No-Limit Hold’em||5 p.m.|
|02/17/19||Event #4: $10,000 Short Deck||5 p.m.|
|02/18/19||Event #5: $25,000 No-Limit Hold’em||5 p.m.|
|02/19/19||Event #6: $25,000 Pot-Limit Omaha||5 p.m.|
|02/20/19||Event #7: $25,000 No Limit Hold’em||5 p.m.|
|02/21/19||Event #8: $25,000 8-Game||5 p.m.|
|02/21/19||Event #9: $50,000 No-Limit Hold’em Early||8 p.m.|
|02/22/19||Event #9: $50,000 No-Limit Hold’em Final||5 p.m.|
|02/22/19||Event #10: $100,000 No-Limit Hold’em Early||7:30 p.m.|
|02/23/19||Event #10: $100,000 No-Limit Hold’em Final||5 p.m.|
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