‘Bosnian Bandit Strikes Again’: Ali Imsirovic Wins PokerGO Cup Event #7

Possibly the PokerNews karma in reality is a factor after Ali Imsirovic received the 2022 PokerGO Cup Match #7: $25,000 No-Prohibit Grasp’em for $365,500, his sixteenth excessive curler name previously three hundred and sixty five days.

On Tuesday, we penned an editorial at the value Daniel Negreanu brings to GGPoker. One hour later he used to be topped champion of Event #6: $25,000 No-Limit Hold’em, a $350,000 rating for the Poker Corridor of Famer.

The next day, PokerNews reporters Matt Hansen and Jon Sofen debated which participant — Michael Addamo or Imsirovic — is healthier. Inside of hours once we dropped that piece Wednesday afternoon, Imsirovic received a PokerGO Cup event. Perhaps it is karma, or possibly Negreanu and Imsirovic are simply in reality excellent at poker (in all probability the latter).

PokerGO Cup Match #7 Ultimate Effects

Position Participant Prize
1 Ali Imsirovic $365,500
2 Sam Soverel $236,500
3 Jeremy Ausmus $161,250
4 Nick Schulman $118,250
5 Cary Katz $86,000
6 Darren Elias $64,500
7 Roger Sippl $43,000

Soverel Supplies Pageant

Imsirovic reached Wednesday’s ultimate desk within the 43-entrant event with the chip lead, and he is tough to overcome when taking part in from forward. However Sam Soverel, probably the most best high-stakes professionals on the planet, went stride for stride in opposition to the 2021 Global Poker Index Player of the Year on Day 2.

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After his {a-}{k-} held up in opposition to {k-}{10-} to bust Cary Katz in 5th position ($86,000), Imsirovic held roughly 60% of all chips in play. Soverel then bumped into some tough success when Jeremy Ausmus, the PokerGO Cup sequence chief, jammed from the small blind for 410,000 (10 large blinds) with {a-Spades}{3-Spades}. Soverel, who in the beginning raised to 80,000 beneath the gun with {j-Spades}{j-Diamonds}, snap-called, and the desk watched the board run out {q-Diamonds}{10-Clubs}{4-Diamonds}{9-Hearts}{a-Diamonds}.

Ausmus stayed alive and Soverel fell again to the second one shortest stack, slightly forward of Nick Schulman, who additionally had an ace within the aforementioned hand however folded preflop.

The dangerous beat used to be costliest for Schulman as he ended up busting in fourth position for $118,250, however would have nonetheless been alive three-handed if now not for that ace at the river. After Imsirovic knocked out Ausmus in 3rd position ($161,250), he held a 5:1 chip merit over his heads-up opponent, however this fit used to be some distance from over.

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The 2022 PokerGO Cup seems to be Jeremy Ausmus’ to lose.

With the blinds at 25,000/50,000 and the board studying {10-Spades}{8-Clubs}{q-Clubs}{5-Clubs}{2-Spades}, Soverel declared, “I will be able to’t fold this one,” and referred to as an 11 large blind shove with {k-Clubs}{9-Diamonds}, simply king-high. Thankfully, for the poker professional, Imsirovic had {9-Clubs}{4-Spades} and used to be on a stone-cold bluff.

Moments later, Soverel price guess a small pair on a paired board and his opponent paid him off for 500,000 with ace-high. Similar to that, the stacks have been just about even. In a while after, Soverel would take a slight merit because the heads-up fit used to be turning into an intense struggle between two poker greats.

Hitting the Dream Flip Card that Does not Toughen Your Hand

The calmly matched stacks could be not more following essentially the most memorable hand on the ultimate desk. Soverel would hit a dream flip card that became out to be a nightmare. Smartly, for him, however on no account Imsirovic.

With {a-Spades}{q-Diamonds} within the hollow, Soverel raised at the button and used to be referred to as via {k-Hearts}{2-Diamonds}. The flop got here out {2-Spades}{6-Diamonds}{2-Clubs}, bingo for Imsirovic, who checked it again to the button. Ace-high guess out 75,000 and Imsirovic wasn’t about to slow-play his hand, so he check-raised to 350,000. Each gamers started the hand with round 3.5 million.

Soverel made the decision and noticed the {a-Diamonds} at the flip, which he can have assumed used to be the easiest card. Imsirovic guess out 700,000 and his opponent made the decision. The river used to be a meaningless {10-Clubs} and Imsirovic moved all-in. Sitting on best pair and a powerful kicker, Soverel could not discover a fold. He put within the calling chips and discovered the dangerous information, and used to be left with simply 3 large blinds. The event ended at the resulting hand.

“The Bosnian Bandit moves once more,” PokerGO commentator Brent Hanks shouted.

Ali Imsirovic received his sixteenth excessive curler poker event since February 2021 (14 ultimate yr). The 2021 PokerGO Tour champion cracked the $16 million lifetime mark, in line with the Hendon Mob database, along with his $365,500 win on Wednesday.

Ausmus within the Motive force’s Seat

The general tournament of the PokerGO Cup, a $50,000 buy-in no-limit hang’em festival, kicked off Wednesday on the PokerGO Studio in Las Vegas with 32 gamers. When the consultation concluded neatly after 1 a.m., best 5 gamers remained, the one gamers who will money.

As play started to wind down on Day 1, Ausmus used to be nonetheless status (seated, technically), which intended that the others in rivalry for the 2022 PokerGO Cup trophy have been in hassle.

Ausmus had a moderately comfy lead with 504 general issues all the way through the sequence. Katz used to be in 2d position at 346, however he busted in need of the cash and used to be eradicated from rivalry. Brock Wilson, Sean Perry, and Daniel Negreanu have been each nonetheless mathematically alive, even supposing an Ausmus 2d position or higher end would have ended it for any of them.

Jason Koon used to be eradicated in 6th position at the cash bubble. That leaves 5 gamers to return again at midday PT (1 p.m. on PokerGO) on Thursday to wrap up the second one annual PokerGO Cup. Perry, Wilson, and Negreanu can all nonetheless win the sequence name, however they will want assist.

For Negreanu to copy as champion, he should win after which have Ausmus end in 5th position. Wilson can win the name if he is taking down Match #8 and Ausmus is finishes no higher than 3rd position, and Perry will develop into the 2022 PokerGO Cup champion if he ships the general tournament and Ausmus is out in fourth or 5th position.

2022 PokerGO Cup Time table and Up to date Effects

Date Purchase-In Entries Winner Prize
Feb. 2 Event #1: $10,000 NLH 77 Daniel Colpoys $200,200
Feb. 3 Event #2: $10,000 NLH 80 Sean Perry $200,000
Feb. 4 Event #3: $10,000 NLH 80 Jake Daniels $200,000
Feb. 5 Event #4: $15,000 NLH 65 Jeremy Ausmus $263,250
Feb. 6 Event #5: $25,000 NLH 41 Nick Petrangelo $369,000
Feb. 7 Event #6: $25,000 NLH 35 Daniel Negreanu $350,000
Feb. 8 Event #7: $25,000 NLH 43 Ali Imsirovic $365,500
Feb. 9 Match #8: $50,000 NLH      

*Pictures courtesy of PokerGO.

Author: Bradley Watson