Event #6: $50,000 No-Limit Hold'em
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Highlights

Highlights

Event #6: $50,000 No-Limit Hold'em
Jour 1 terminé

Imsirovic Aims for Two Straight at Poker Masters

mnuwwarah • Niveau 17: 15,000-25,000, 25,000 ante
Ali Imsirovic
Ali Imsirovic

A challenger to Brandon Adams has emerged at Poker Masters.

After Adams raced out to an early lead in the battle for the Poker Masters Purple Jacket after making the first three final tables, with only Isaac Haxton rising to within easy striking distance after winning the short-deck event. However, Ali Imsirovic has now put himself in a strong position move into first place.

Early on Wednesday, Imsirovic wrapped up a big win in Event #5: $25,000 No-Limit Hold'em, banking $462,000. He followed that up with an extremely dominating performance on Day 1 of Event #6: $50,000 No-Limit Hold'em. He wound up putting more than half of the total chips in a bag with 3.63 million, over three-times the stack of nearest challenger Justin Bonomo.

SeatPlayerStack
1Sam Soverel430,000
2Ali Imsirovic3,630,000
3Jake Schindler835,000
4Seth Davies465,000
5Justin Bonomo980,000
6Koray Aldemir710,000

The biggest buy-in yet to take place in the series saw a strong turnout of 47 players, with a number waiting until the last minute to register or reenter after busting earlier. Some new faces like Keith Tilston and Christoph Vogelsang who hadn't participated in earlier events showed up, perhaps foreshadowing a big field for the forthcoming $100,000 Main Event.

The first moment that hinted Imsirovic might be in for another big day came in Level 13 (5,000/10,000/10,000). Imsirovic opened and saw two players shove all in behind him. Holding queens, he called, and Haxton (king-queen suited) and Dan Smith (pocket fives) were sent packing when nobody found anything on the board to overtake Imsirovic.

Imsirovic simply rolled from there, busting six more players en route to bagging his massive lead. Sometimes, like when he busted Rainer Kempe, with ace-nine against ace-queen, he just got lucky. Other times, like when he busted Matt Hyman with kings full against Broadway, he started with big hands and found dream boards.

After busting Elio Fox on the bubble, Imsirovic put a stamp on the night by winning a flip against Bryn Kenney to make him the night's only elimination in the money.

Still, with the likes of 2018 super-crusher Bonomo and four other high-roller regs awaiting Imsirovic on Thursday at noon — with a stream on PokerGO an hour later — it's not over just yet in the fight for $799,000.

After a furious few days of action at the PokerGO Studio, it will also be Main Event time on Thursday. That gets going at 2 p.m. with coverage here on PokerNews. With a $100,000 buy-in it's certainly worth paying attention to.

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Bryn Kenney Eliminated in 7th Place ($117,500)

mnuwwarah • Niveau 17: 15,000-25,000, 25,000 ante
Bryn Kenney
Bryn Kenney

Ali Imsirovic opened under the gun to 65,000 and Bryn Kenney jammed in the small blind for 215,000. Imsirovic called with {5-Hearts}{5-Diamonds} and was racing against {a-Diamonds}{9-Spades}.

The {a-Hearts}{9-Hearts}{6-Clubs} was promising for Kenney but the {10-Hearts} left him fading a flush and fives. The {q-Hearts} hit on the river to complete Imsirovic's draw, ending play for the night.

Bryn Kenney us
Bryn Kenney
us Eliminé

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Niveau:
17
Blinds:
15,000/25,000
Ante:
25,000

Soverel Sinking

mnuwwarah • Niveau 16: 10,000-20,000, 20,000 ante

Sam Soverel defended big blind from a Justin Bonomo min-raise in the cutoff. The flop came {6-Clubs}{8-Diamonds}{4-Diamonds} and Soverel check-called 25,000. Bonomo bet a bit bigger on the {k-Hearts} turn, setting Soverel in for 160,000, and Soverel instantly reached over to the muck and scrambled his cards into it.

Justin Bonomo us
Justin Bonomo
us 1,140,000 80,000
Sam Soverel us
Sam Soverel
us 160,000 -90,000

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Two Pair vs. Two Pair

[user235800] • Niveau 16: 10,000-20,000, 20,000 ante

Jake Schindler opened the button for 45,000 and Justin Bonomo called in the big blind.

The {Q-Spades}{10-Spades}{7-Spades}{2-Hearts}{K-Spades} board was checked down to the river where Schindler bet 40,000 and Bonomo called.

Schindler tabled his {K-Clubs}{Q-Diamonds}, and Bonomo tabled his {K-Hearts}{2-Diamonds} and conceded the pot to Schindler.

Justin Bonomo us
Justin Bonomo
us 1,060,000 -105,000
Jake Schindler us
Jake Schindler
us 940,000 110,000

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Final Table Draw and Counts

mnuwwarah • Niveau 16: 10,000-20,000, 20,000 ante
SeatPlayerStack
1Sam Soverel250,000
2Ali Imsirovic3,260,000
3Jake Schindler830,000
4Seth Davies325,000
5Justin Bonomo1,165,000
6Koray Aldemir825,000
7Bryn Kenney255,000
Ali Imsirovic ba
Ali Imsirovic
ba 3,260,000 -140,000
Justin Bonomo us
Justin Bonomo
us 1,165,000 300,000
Jake Schindler us
Jake Schindler
us 830,000 90,000
Koray Aldemir de
Koray Aldemir
de 825,000 25,000
Seth Davies us
Seth Davies
us 325,000 -80,000
Bryn Kenney us
Bryn Kenney
us 255,000 -105,000
Sam Soverel us
Sam Soverel
us 250,000 -90,000

Imsirovic Eliminates Fox on Bubble

mnuwwarah • Niveau 16: 10,000-20,000, 20,000 ante
Elio Fox
Elio Fox

Elio Fox defended big blind against Ali Imsirovic in the cutoff. The flop checked through and Fox bet 85,000 with {10-Clubs}{k-Diamonds}{4-Clubs}{j-Clubs} on the felt. Imsirovic called and the river was the {4-Diamonds}. Fox bet 175,000 and Imsirovic was in there with a very quick call.

Fox showed what looked like {a-Diamonds}{6-Clubs} and Imsirovic had the blades: {a-Clubs}{a-Spades}.

The next hand, Fox shoved all in for about 115,000 and Imsirovic called in the big blind with {a-Clubs}{8-Diamonds}. He dominated {8-Clubs}{7-Clubs} but Sam Soverel predicted a win for Fox.

"You've won too many in a row," he declared. "I think he's making a straight flush."

It was the opposite situation as Fox was flopped nearly dead on {a-Spades}{3-Diamonds}{3-Spades}. The {4-Clubs} locked it up for Imsirovic, rendering the {j-Clubs} river meaningless.

Ali Imsirovic ba
Ali Imsirovic
ba 3,400,000 495,000
Elio Fox us
Elio Fox
us Eliminé

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