The 2021 Rock “N” Roll Poker Open (RRPO) is nearing its finish recreation with the $3,500 International Poker Excursion (WPT) Championship reaching its final table. In the meantime, the facet occasions proceed to chug alongside together with two giant buy-in tournaments.
Click here for a look at the early side event winners.
Ali Imsirovic Denies Bryn Kenney a Identify Protection
The RRPO Match #26: $25,500 Prime Curler, which ran November 29-30, attracted 102 entrants and introduced up a $2,519,400 prize pool. Amongst the ones to money however fall wanting the overall desk had been Giuseppe Iadisernia (tenth – $68,025), Barry Hutter (eleventh – $65,505), Uri Reichenstein (twelfth – $62,985), Koray Aldemir (thirteenth – $60,465), and Raul Martinez (14th – $57,945).
In keeping with updates from the event, the identify got here all the way down to Ali Imsirovic, who started the overall desk as chip chief, and protecting champ Bryn Kenney, who won the same tournament back in December 2019 for $354,565.
Kenney started heads-up play retaining a greater than 2:1 chip lead over Imsirovic, and in spite of being moderately deep, it didn’t take lengthy for the chips to head it. Imsirovic doubled with two purple queens in opposition to the pocket eights of Kenney to take the chip lead. Then again, Kenney doubled again into the lead prior to Imsirovic rivered a immediately to do the similar.
From there, Imsirovic climbed his strategy to the highest ultimately successful it with king-six in opposition to king-deuce.
“It feels nice,” Imsirovic advised Seminole journalists after the win. “I used to be in for 4 bullets on this factor and it was once taking a look grim. To return out on best feels wonderful.”
It marked the 14th win of the yr for Imsirovic in top curler occasions with a buy-in of $10,000 or upper.
“The sphere sizes are fantastic right here,” stated Imsirovic. “It’s a large number of amusing, the constructions are truly excellent, and I simply truly experience enjoying right here.”
2021 RRPO $25K Prime Curler Ultimate Desk Effects
Duff Charette Wins Match #30: $5,000 8-Max NLH
Every other giant buy-in event happened on November 30 with Match #30: $5,000 8-Max NLH, which attracted 167 entries who created a $793,250 prize pool.
Amongst the ones to complete within the best 21 avid gamers and money the event had been Chad Eveslage (seventeenth – $12,800), Erik Seidel (fifteenth – $15,470), Ian O’Hara (14th – $15,470), Tim Reilly (tenth – $21,085), Justin Zaki (sixth – $31,690), and Anthony Hu (third – $81,390).
In simply the second one hand of heads-up play, Canada’s Duff Charette received a race retaining ace-ten suited in opposition to the pocket nines of Martin Stausholm to win the event for $206,345.
“It was once a loopy ultimate desk,” Charette told tournament reporters after the win. “I made a giant fold early on with 9 avid gamers left with jacks in opposition to the chip chief. I used to be 3rd in chips on the time, so there have been issues I needed to imagine. All of it labored out finally.”
It marked the second-largest ranking of Charette’s occupation after the $210,478 he gained for successful the 2016 DeepStacks Poker Excursion Championship Calgary Primary Match. The most recent win moved Charette over $1 million in lifetime income in keeping with The Hendon Mob.
2021 RRPO Match #30 Ultimate Desk Effects
|8||William Buerosse Jr||$24,195|
2021 RRPO Winners Thus A ways
|November 17-21||Match #1: $400 Deep Stack NLH||6,196||$2,044,680||Michael Laufer||$160,734|
|17-Nov||Match #2: $400 Restrict Omaha 8||116||$53,625||Jay Kerbel||$11,315|
|17-Nov||Match #3: $200 Double Inexperienced Chip Bounty||158||$17,380||Gabriel Ramos||$3,000|
|18-Nov||Match #4: $400 H.O.R.S.E.||115||$38,525||Sal Pipitone||$9,068|
|18-Nov||Match #5: $600 Double Black Chip Bounty||158||$82,950||Dean Salisbury||$8,000|
|19-Nov||Match #6: $400 Pot-Restrict Omaha 8||125||$41,875||John Binns||$9,000|
|20-Nov||Match #7: $400 Omaha 8/Stud 8||93||$31,155||Barak Zaken||$9,590|
|21-Nov||Match #8: $400 Deep Stack NLH||510||$204,000||Robert Brandl||$23,178|
|November 21-22||Match #9: $1,100 Deep Stack NLH||189||$183,330||Jesse Lott||$46,020|
|November 22-24||Match #10: $600 Deep Stack NLH||972||$505,440||Loni Hui||$85,355|
|22-Nov||Match #11: $400 Six-Max PLO||144||$48,240||Lengthy Nguyen||$12,040|
|November 22-24||Match #12: $150 Large Stack NLH||372||$44,640||Scott Murawa||$8,165|
|23-Nov||Match #13: $400 Black Chip Bounty PLO||107||$25,145||Nancy Birnbaum||$7,460|
|23-Nov||Match #14: $400 Six-Max NLH||100||$33,500||Philip Whitaker||$6,095|
|24-Nov||Match #15: $200 Double Inexperienced Chip Bounty||249||$27,390||Andrey Kolchkov||$3,104|
|25-Nov||Match #16: $150 Vacation Triple Stack NLH||259||$31,080||Rosario Simone||$3,221|
|November 26-December 1||Match #17: $3,500 WPT RRPO Championship||1,566||$5,011,200||$778,490|
|26-Nov||Match #18: $150 Large Stack NLH||289||$34,680||Dwayne Nyholt||$5,622|
|27-Nov||Match #19: $600 Blended Pot-Restrict Omaha||85||$44,625||Joseph Patalano||$11,443|
|27-Nov||Match #20: $600 Double Black Chip Bounty Turbo||123||$40,590||Brandon Wilson||$11,415|
|28-Nov||Match #21: $400 Black Chip Bounty NLH||390||$91,650||Maikel Cruz||$14,718|
|November 28-29||Match #22: $1,700 Crimson Chip Bounty NLH||275||$275,000||Luke Brereton||$62,220|
|28-Nov||Match #23: $600 Deep Stack Turbo NLH||58||$30,740||Mike Graffeo||$8,855|
|29-Nov||Match #24: $1,100 Deep Stack NLH||337||$326,890||Vinny Giuliano||$68,840|
|November 29-30||Match #26: $25,500 Prime Curler||102||$2,519,400||Ali Imsirovic||$695,355|
|29-Nov||Match #27: $400 Black Chip Bounty NLH||150||$35,230||Micha Hoedemaker||$7,685|
|November 29-30||Match #28: $2,200 Deep Stack PLO||123||$246,000||Fred Goldberg||$71,075|
|30-Nov||Match #29: $400 Seniors 50+||170||$56,950||Zoltan Czinkota||$11,045|
|30-Nov||Match #30: $5,000 8-Max NLH||167||$793,250||Duff Charette||$206,345|
*Photographs courtesy of Seminole Exhausting Rock.