Ali Imsirovic Victorious in PokerGO Cup Event #2: $10K NLHE for 7th PokerGO Tour Title ($183,000)

Ali Imsirovic

The poker sensation from Bosnia and Herzegovina has done it yet once again as on Thursday evening Ali Imsirovic defeated partypoker Ambassador Jason Koon in heads-up play to win the PokerGo Cup Event #2: $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em for $183,000.

PokerGO Tour Leaderboard captain Imsirovic entered the final table as the table captain and put up a stunning display eliminating four of his five final opponents en route to victory.

PokerGO Cup Event #2: $10,000 NLHE Final Table Results

PlaceNameCountryPayoutPokerGO Tour Points
1Ali ImsirovicBosnia and Herzegovina$183,000183
2Jason KoonUnited States$122,000122
3Dylan LindeUnited States$85,40085
4Mo RahimUnited States$61,00061
5Frank FunaroUnited States$48,80049
6Matas CimbolasLithuania$36,60037

It has easily been the year of Imsirovic as he has amazingly won seven different PokerGO Tour events in 2021 as part of his equally impressive 18 cashes and $2,642,460 in tour earnings. This is four more victories than any other player with 2021 U.S. Poker Open champion David Peters and Sean Perry, closest, but yet far behind, with three victories each.

"I suppose it’s just the work ethic and studying," Imsirovic said to PokerGO when asked why he feels he’s able to continually compete at such a high level in events of this caliber. "The more I study, the more confident I feel when I play. Usually when there is a big series going on, before I’m just spending all of my time working on my game so when I show up I feel very confident and try and play my best. It doesn’t always happen, but I typically feel way more confident when that happens and better results usually come out of it."

The event proved to be popular among the high roller community with 61 entries generating a healthy $610,000 prize pool. The final table, which took place at the PokerGO Studio at the ARIA Resort & Casino, was broadcasted to poker fans around the world at the subscription-based PokerGO.

Remember, an annual subscription to PokerGO costs $99.99, but you can save $20 off by using promo code "CUP2021" at checkout. Sign up by going here.

PokerGO Cup Event #2: $10,000 NLHE Final Table Action

Imsirovic began the final table with the chip lead and had more than two-thirds the chips in play after eliminating Frank Funaro (fifth - $48,800) and Matas Cimbolas (sixth - $36,600).

It wasn't all smooth sailing for Imsirovic. During four-handed play, Imsirovic jammed the button with queen-nine and was called by Mo Rahim in the small blind with ace-ten and by Koon in the big blind with ace-queen for about 10 big blinds each. The board ran dry and Koon tripled up into second place while Rahim was left with crumbs before eventually bowing out in fourth place for $61,000 with the rest of his chips heading over to Dylan Lynde.

Lynde continued his momentum and eventually took the chip lead before Imsirovic quickly snagged it back. Eventually, time ran out for Lynde in third place for $85,400 in a cooler of his hand where he ran his queens into Imsirovic's cowboys.

Heads-up lasted just one hand with Imsirovic holding triple the stack of Koon. Koon limped with ace-nine before he called a jam by Imsirovic with king-deuce. All it took for Imsirovic to win the event was a deuce on the flop to pair up his hand and Koon had to settle for the healthy runner-up prize of $122,000 after his hand didn't hold to even up the stacks.

Sam Soverel Leads Final 7 in PokerGO Cup Event #3: $10,000 NLHE

Sam Soverel
Sam Soverel Leads PokerGO Cup Event #3

The hotbed of high-stakes poker action at the PokerGO Studio at the ARIA Resort and Casino continues with the PokerGO Cup Event #3: $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em attracting 53 entries to create a $530,000 prize pool.

Sam Soverel will enter the final table with a commanding chip lead with 2,430,000 in chips, which represents more than double that of his nearest competitor Steve Zolotow with 1,135,000 in chips.

Just behind this duo are two other players to keep your eyes on in Sergi Reixach (1,000,000), who eliminated Seth Davies on the bubble, and Dylan Linde (755,000). Both players have already finished in third place in a PokerGO Cup event and could take the lead on the PokerGO Cup Leaderboard if Soverel doesn't win and they finish in first or second place in Event #3.

PokerGO founder Cary Katz (530,000), Chris Brewer (470,000), and Bill Klein (305,000) are also still in contention and will aim to spin up their short stacks.

Meanwhile, Daniel Negreanu, who finished on the bubble in Event #1 and not getting even that far in Event #2, walked away with a better result despite missing out on the final table. In a cooler of a hand, Soverel jammed the turn with ace-eight with two eights on the board and Negreanu called off his stack with ten-eight. Negreanu was unable to resolve his kicker problems and was the final player eliminated on Day 1 in eighth place for a min-cash of $21,200.

PokerGO Cup #3: $10K NLHE Final Table Seat Draw

SeatNameCountryChip CountBig Blinds
1Steve ZolotowUnited States1,135,00023
2Dylan LindeUnited States755,00015
3Sergi ReixachSpain1,000,00020
4Sam SoverelUnited States2,430,00049
5Bill KleinUnited States305,0006
6Chris BrewerUnited States470,0009
7Cary KatzUnited States530,00011
Total  6,625,000133
Average  946,42919

Where to Watch the Final Table?

The final six players will return to the PokerGo Studios on Wednesday, July 7 with the action expected to begin at 3 p.m. EDT. PokerGO will live stream what promises to be some of the most exciting poker action of the year beginning at 4 p.m. EDT.

Remember, an annual subscription to PokerGO costs $99.99, but you can save $20 off by using promo code "CUP2021" at checkout. Sign up by going here.

Final Table Payouts

All returning players are guaranteed at least a $31,800 payout with the eventual winner slated to take home a huge $169,600 top prize.


2021 PokerGO Cup Standings

Ali Imsirovic
Ali Imsirovic leads the 2021 PokerGO Cup Leaderboard

Ali Imsirovic leads the PokerGO Cup Leaderboard after an impressive victory in Event #2 with Event #1 champion Alex Foxen not too far behind.

Event #1 runner-up Sean Perry and Event #2 runner-up Jason Koon are the only two other players with more than 100 leaderboard points with Sergi Reixach, who finished in third place in Event #1 rounding out the top five leaderboard spots.

1Ali ImsirovicBosnia and Herzegovina$183,000183
2Alex FoxenUnited States$178,200178
3Sean PerryUnited States$132,000132
4Jason KoonUnited States$122,000122
5Sergi ReixachSpain$85,80086
6Dylan LindeUnited States$85,40085
7David ColemanUnited States$66,00066
8Mo RahimUnited States$61,00061
9Sam SoverelUnited States$56,90057
10Jordan CristosUnited States$52,80053

2021 PokerGO Cup Schedule & Results

DateEventEntriesPrize PoolWinnerCountryPrize
July 6-7Event #1: $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em66$660,000Alex FoxenUnited States$178,200
July 7-8Event #2: $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em61$610,000Ali ImsirovicBosnia and Herzegovina$183,000
July 8-9Event #3: $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em53$530,000  $169,600
July 9-10Event #4: $15,000 No-Limit Hold'em     
July 10-11Event #5: $25,000 No-Limit Hold'em     
July 11-12Event #6: $25,000 No-Limit Hold'em     
July 12-13Event #7: $50,000 No-Limit Hold'em     
July 13-14Event #8: $100,000 No-Limit Hold'em     

*Lead image courtesy of PokerGO

  • Ali Imsirovic notched his seventh PokerGO Tour victory of the year after winning the title in the PokerGO Cup #2: $10K NLHE for $183K.

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