Nobody has gained extra titles or made extra final-table appearances in 2021 than Ali Imsirovic. The 26-year-old poker professional gained his 13th title of the yr on Nov. 5, giving him a seven-title lead over his nearest competitors in that class.
Imsirovic took down one of the current $10,000 buy-in no-limit maintain’em occasions at the ARIA November High Roller Series, incomes $120,000 and 240 Card Player Player of the Year factors for this newest win.
This was Imsirovic’s twenty seventh POY-qualified closing desk of the yr. No different participant on the circuit has but to surpass 19 closing tables. As a outcome of his unbelievable consistency, he now has a 1,648 level lead over second-ranked Qing Liu in the 2021 POY race, which is sponsored by Global Poker.
Imsirovic was additionally awarded 120 PokerGO Tour rankings factors for the win. With 3,696 factors earned to this point, he’s additionally the participant to beat in that race.
While Imsirovic leads in titles and final-table appearances made, there’s one class wherein he’s not at the very prime this yr: POY earnings. His $4,881,960 is presently in second place behind the $7,460,268 of Michael Addamo, who has gained a number of of the largest buy-in occasions of the yr together with the $300,000 buy-in Super High Roller Bowl, the $50,000 excessive curler at the World Series of Poker, and two of the largest tournaments at the Poker Masters.
Imsirovic’s most up-to-date title run noticed him overcome a subject of 30 complete gamers in the second of a sequence of excessive rollers scheduled to happen at ARIA throughout the early weeks of November. He overcame a troublesome closing desk that included the likes of four-time bracelet winner Ben Yu (4th – $33,000) and World Poker Tour most important occasion winner Seth Davies (third – $48,000). Mo Rahim was the runner-up, incomes $78,000 for his third final-table end of the yr.
Prior to Imsirovic’s win, the first occasion of this excessive curler sequence noticed Ren Lin prime a subject of 41 entries to earn $147,600. Orpen Kisacikoglu took house $98,400 as the runner-up, whereas Alex Foxen secured $65,600 as the third-place finisher. Foxen was additionally awarded 200 POY factors for his nineteenth final-table displaying of the yr. He now sits in sixth place in the general POY rankings after this newest deep run in a high-roller occasion.
Below is a have a look at the payouts and rankings factors awarded in these two occasions.
ARIA High Roller 29 – $10,000 NLH:
ARIA High Roller 30 – $10,000 NLH:
Photo through Imsirovic’s Instagram account.