Poker News: Ali Imsirovic Wins Record 16th Tournament in a Calendar Year, Phil Hellmuth Movie Casting Update

Ali Imsirovic Card Player POY Award

Ali Imsirovic just keeps on winning. We’ve got the latest trophy he’s added to his case but we’ve got a couple of other headlines to get through before we tell you about that in this week’s poker news.

Kutcher, Christensen Allegedly Set To Play Hellmuth In Scratched Movie

One of the most accomplished poker players of all-time, Phil Hellmuth, has been very vocal about a movie being centered around his life. The star, who recently won his 16th World Series of Poker bracelet, has made it public that there were two different movie ideas about him supposedly in the works at different times over the last 15 years.

The first one popped up back in 2004 and it was going to be called ‘The Madison Kid’ with Ashton Kutcher already committed to play Hellmuth in the movie. Fast forward three years and the project jumped back up again. This time, Hayden Christensen was committed to play the role. Hellmuth said that there was another movie going on at the same time that knocked it off course and ultimately got it shut down. He said that the reason being was that Christensen chose to shoot ‘Jumper’ instead.

Hellmuth remains confident that a movie about his life will be created at some point in the future. He said that they need a 20-something year old actor to play the role if the project comes back around again. Fans have already expressed interest that Adam Driver could be a potential fit.

Perry Wins PokerGo Cup Event

Sean Perry has collected a win and a check after competing in a PokerGo Cup event this past week. The poker pro tried his hand in the $50,000 buy-in no-limit hold’em tournament and walked away with the title and the top prize of $640,000. It was the final event of the series.

Despite the huge win in the final event, Perry wasn’t able to walk away with the Player of the Series award. That went to Jeremy Ausmus, who was in third place for this specific event, earning $256,000. Perry was second in that race with three different cashes and two titles.

As of right now, Perry’s career tournament earnings are up to $5,865,966. All of which have come around in the last five years. He is already positioning himself to be a top the standings in the Card Player Player of the Year race.

Imsirovic Wins 16th Poker Tournament In Past Year

Ali Imsirovic just broke a major record. Imsirovic was able to come away with the Card Player Player of the Year award in 2021 after an unprecedented title streak. His hot play is continuing already in 2022, as he just won two high roller titles. These two additional victories make it 16 titles in just one year for him.

His most recent win saw him compete against 43 other entries and come away with $365,000 as the champion. When you look at his career tournament earnings, he is all the way up at $16.6 million.

Looking at his Card Player of the Year points, the win was his fifth qualifying score already in 2022. He launched himself up to eighth place in the overall standings and is setting his sights on winning the title for the second straight year.