This week’s poker news hones in on three winners from three different tournaments that are taking place. We’ll start off with Ali Imsirovic, who is in the midst of an incredible year.
Imsirovic Continues To Dominate The High Roller Circuit
26-year-old poker pro Ali Imsirovic has been on an absolute tear throughout the High Roller Circuit and it doesn’t seem like he is going to be stopped anytime soon. Imsirovic was already proving to be one of the best young players in the game before the pandemic but he’s taken another leap since. This past week, the young star was able to win his eighth title of the year and we’re only in July.
Imsirovic had to make it past a tough field of 50 entrants to come out victorious during the $15,000 buy-in PokerGo Cup no-limit hold’em event. The win netted him $240,000 along with his second title in three days.
Imsirovic’s eight wins this year sets him apart from the rest of the competition as nobody else has more than three to their name in 2021. Because of that, he’s picked up around $2.8 million worth of earnings and holds a massive lead in both the PokerGo Tours standings and the Card Player Player of the Year race.
Welch Claims Top Spot During The WSOP Crazy Eights Event
Carlos Welch was finally able to get his very first World Series of Poker gold bracelet this past week. He had to overcome a field of 782 entries during the 2021 WSOP Online $888 Crazy Eights no-limit hold’em event. The win got him $124,369 alongside the gold bracelet to lock in as his largest recorded tournament score by a mile.
The next closest throughout the career of Welch was back in 2015 when he competed in a WSOP main event and emerged with a $15,000 prize. Outside of Welch, the top 126 finishers were also able to finish in the money at this event.
Joon Kim took second place and was able to claim $76,886 in earnings. A substantially bigger score than the third-place finisher, Dylan Smith, who brought home $53,802.
Linde Comes Away With PokerGo Cup Victory
The third event at the 2021 PokerGo Cup has come and gone, and it’s Dylan Linde who has come out on top. Linde had to best a field of 53 different players in order to claim the largest chunk out of the $530,000 prize pool in the $10,000 buy-in no-limit hold’em high roller event. That top prize was the title and an additional $169,600, which goes down as his third largest recorded tournament score.
The only two scores higher than that was his victory during the 2019 World Poker Tour Five Diamond World Poker Classic main event for $1,631,269 and the main event win he had in the 2016 WSOP Circuit Horseshoe Hammond for $348,269.
Linde now has over $4.9 million in career earnings and looks to keep on pushing forward. He also picked up 300 Card Player Player of the Year points for the win, moving him into the top 200 with just his third recorded score of the 2021 year.