Ali Imsirovic Defeats Bryn Kenney to Win Seminole RRPO $25K Prime Curler ($695,355)

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.

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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

Position Participant Prize
1 Ali Imsirovic $695,355
2 Bryn Kenney $503,880
3 Anton Wigg $314,925
4 Vikenty Shegal $216,670
5 Martin Zamani $141,085
6 Stephen Music $103,295
7 Anthony Hu $85,660
8 Adam Hendrix $73,065
9 Gal Yifrach $70,540

Duff Charette Wins Match #30: $5,000 8-Max NLH

Duff Charette
Duff Charette

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

Position Participant Prize
1 Duff Charette $206,345
2 Martin Stausholm $138,145
3 Anthony Hu $81,390
4 Richard Zipes $49,540
5 Gergely Kulcsar $38,235
6 Justin Zaki $31,690
7 James Peters $27,450
8 William Buerosse Jr $24,195

2021 RRPO Winners Thus A ways

*Date Match Entries Prize Pool Winner Prize*      
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.

Author: Bradley Watson