Ali Imsirovic Wins Venetian $10K High Roller for $200,200; Negreanu Bubbles

Ali Imsirovic

On Thursday, the 2021 Venetian DeepStack Championship Poker Series, which will host a pair of MSPT Main Events next week, played host to the first of three High Roller tournaments to be held in May.

The High Roller Event #1: $10,000 No-Limit Hold’em attracted 77 runners and offered up a $770,000 prize pool. Because of its five-figure buy-in, the tournament was part of the PokerGO Tour with players earning points based on the amount they cash for. Check out the PokerGO Tour schedule here, as well as the current PokerGO Tour leaderboard here.

Ali Imsirovic, poker's 2018 Breakout Player of the Year, is no stranger to winning, and he did it again by finishing as the last player standing to claim a $200,200 top prize. Among the notables to compete in the tournament but fall short of a cash were Alex Foxen, Erik Seidel, and Daniel Negreanu, just to name a few.

According to updates from the event, Negreanu was eliminated in 12th place as the bubble boy after his jack-ten failed to get there against the ace-seven suited of Imsirovic.

The eventual champ began the final table third in chips but took over the chip lead in a big hand during seven-handed play. It happened when Imsirovic raised the button to 75,000 only to have Randy Kaas three-bet jam for 900,000 from the big blind. Imsirovic tank-called with ace-jack and held against the jack-eight suited of Kaas.

Shawn Daniels actually began heads-up play with a slight chip lead, but Imsirovic soon pulled out in front and whittled away at his opponent. Eventually, the chips got all in preflop and Daniels failed to get lucky with king-five against the two red sevens of Imsirovic.

Two more high rollers are coming up this weekend. On Friday, Event #2: $10,000 NLH High Roller will take place followed by Event #3: $25,000 NLH High Roller on Saturday.

Venetian $10K High Roller Final Results

PlacePlayerPrizePokerGO Tour Points
1Ali Imsirovic$200,200200
2Shawn Daniels$146,300146
3Kyung Min Lee$100,100100
4Shannon Shorr$77,00077
5Dan Shak$61,60062
6Sergi Reixach$46,20046
7Randy Kaas$38,50039
8Sam Soverel$30,80031
9John Moran$23,10023
10Chris Brewer$23,10023
11Dylan Linde$23,10023

Click here to view the entire Venetian DeepStack Championship schedule

Venetian DeepStack Championship Winners Thus Far

Venetian Winners
Jordan Cristos, Dylan Wilkerson, Matthew Wantman & Ricardo Eyzaguirre.

For the past month, Venetian Las Vegas has played host to the DeepStack Championship Poker Series, which will run through August 1 and offer more than $15 million in guaranteed prize pools.

Thus far the series has catered to more than 6,000 entrants and awarded in excess of $2 million.

Among those to capture titles were Ricardo Eyzaguirre (Event #10: $400 NLH for $29,277), Matthew Wantman (Event #13: $600 NLH for $70,000), Dylan Wilkerson (Event #16: $400 NLH for $48,270), and Jordan Cristos (Event #19: $600 NLH for $57,088).

Here's a look at all those who've captured title thus far:

DateTournamentEntriesPrize PoolWinnerHometownPrize
5/3/21Event 1: $500 NLH Survivor68$29,5807 winnersN/A$4,300
5/3/21Event 2: $200 NLH Bounty87$13,920Oscar TobarSan Francisco, CA$2,379
5/4/21Event 3: $500 NLH Survivor50$21,7506 winnersN/A$4,300
5/4/21Event 4: $200 NLH Bounty87$13,290Kilo KrahnSandy, Utah$2,678
5/5/21Event 5: $400 NLH Monster Stack122$40,870Virab ZakaryanLas Vegas, NV$10,252
5/5/21Event #6: $200 NLH Survivor96$15,3609 winnersN/A$1,600
5/8/21Event #7: $400 NLH $50K GTD690$229,770Austin RobertsMonterery, California$35,552
5/6/21Event #8: $200 NLH Survivor85$13,6008 WinnersN/A$1,600
5/9/21Event #9: $300 NLH Freeze Out135$33,075Kennii NguyenLas Vegas, NV$6,786
5/11/21Event #10: $400 NLH543$180,819Ricardo EyzaguirreLas Vegas, NV$29,277
5/10/21Event #11: $200 NLH Survivor89$14,24011 winnersN/A$1,295
5/12/21Event #12: $400 NLH204$68,340Christopher MarshallLas Vegas, NV$11,810
5/16/21Event #13: $600 NLH832$421,824Matthew WantmanStoneham, MA$70,000
5/13/21Event #14: $200 NLH Survivor96$15,3609 winnersN/A$1,600
5/16/21Event #15: $300 NLH171$41,895Leo CregerMililani, HI$6,686
5/20/21Event #16: $400 NLH739$243,870Dylan WilkersonLas Vegas, NV$48,270
5/17/21Event #17: $200 NLH Survivor91$14,5609 winnersN/A$1,600
5/20/21Event #18: $400 NLH230$77,050Mehdi SalehTempe, AZ$12,647
5/22/21Event #19: $600 NLH646$326,230Jordan CristosLas Vegas, NV$57,088
5/23/21Event #20: $400 NLH186$62,310Oleksandr SymonenkoUkraine$16,514
5/26/21Event #21: $400 NLH MonsterStack549$182,817Ross WardCharleston, SC$31,073
5/24/21Event #22: $200 NLH Survivor110$17,60011 winnersN/A$1,600
5/26/21Event #23: $400 NLH MonsterStack  Justin MevsSeattle, WA$8,485

*Lead image courtesy of PokerGO.

  • Ali Imsirovic (@aliImsirovic) won Thursday's @VenetianPoker $10K High Roller for $220,200.

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