Ali Imsirovic posts back-to-back Aria High Rollers wins

Geoff Fisk
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Posted on 04/05/2021

High stakes tournament series wraps up with Imsirovic, Sean Perry, and Nick Petrangelo victories

Ali Imsirovic didn’t sweep all four events in the most recent running of the Aria High Rollers series. But the 26-year-old high-stakes crusher came just about as close to that feat as possible.

The four-event series played out with three different tournaments, ending up with an Ali Imsirovic vs. Sean Perry heads-up match for the championship. Imsirovic came away with two victories out of those three events, earning back-to-back wins in a pair of $25,000 buy-in events.

Imsirovic and Perry dominated the PokerGO sponsored series. That’s quite the feat considering the world-class competition that fills out the field at the nosebleed stakes. The latest chapter of the Aria High Rollers series took place at the Aria Las Vegas from March 31 through April 3.

Aria High Rollers results (March 31-April 3)

TournamentEntriesWinnerRunner-upFirst-place prize
Event #1: $10,000 No-Limit Hold’em44Nick PetrangeloBrock Wilson$126,980
Event #2: $10,000 No-Limit Hold’em53Sean PerryAli Imsirovic$169,600
Event #3: $25,000 No-Limit Hold’em31Ali ImsirovicSean Perry$310,000
Event #4: $25,000 No-Limit Hold’em30Ali ImsirovicSean Perry$300,000

Imsirovic, Perry cash in big

Each of the final three tournaments in the Aria High Rollers series ended with Imsirovic and Perry going head-to-head for six-figure payouts.

Event #2: $10,000 No-Limit Hold’em generated the biggest attendance of the four series events, with 53 entries registered. Perry topped Imsirovic in the first of what turned out to be three different heads-up battles, with Perry bagging $169,600 in the win.

Event #3 and Event #4 both played out in almost identical fashion. Both of those $25,000 buy-in tournaments drew similar registration numbers (31 and 30 entries, respectively), and both ended with Imsirovic topping Perry in the final battle.

Imsirovic’s trio of cashes in the Aria High Rollers yielded $721,300 in total earnings from the series. Those results pushed his career live earnings past the $10 million mark, according to the Hendon Mob database.

Perry went 4-for-4 in the series, cashing in all four tournaments. The four cashes resulted in $601,300 in combined series earnings for Perry.

The first of those cashes came in Event #1, in which Perry finished fifth for a $35,200 payout. Nick Petrangelo took down the win in that tournament, topping a 44-entry field for a $126,980 payday.

Perry finished the series as the only player to cash in all four events. Imsirovic found a trio of top-two finishes, while Seth Davies, Christopher Brewer, Alex Foxen, and Barry Hutter all cashed twice in the quartet of high stakes tournaments.

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