Ali Imsirovic tops PokerGO Cup Leaderboard through five events

Ali Imsirovic tops PokerGO Cup Leaderboard through five events
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Geoff Fisk
Posted on: July 12, 2021 10:46 PDT

Another Imsirovic win headlines weekend action in the PokerGO Tour major

Ali Imsirovic’s string of 2021 success has even his high-stakes peers marveling at his results. Imsirovic tops the 2021 PokerGO Cup Leaderboard after five events and added his second victory at this year’ series over the weekend.

Imsirovic took down the win in PokerGO Cup Event #4, which wrapped up Saturday at PokerGO Studio. The series saw all tournaments through Event #5 play to their completion at the PokerGO Studio at Aria Las Vegas over the weekend.

Imsirovic’s victory in Event #4: $15,000 No-Limit Hold’em, came over a field of 50 entries. The pro added a $240,000 cash to his ever-growing list of poker accomplishments with the win.

Even Imsirovic’s peers in the top tier of the world’s high stakes tournament players seem in awe of what he has accomplished on the felt in recent months:

“Okay I can’t take it anymore @aliImsirovic has cheat codes,” tweeted Ben Lamb. “I’ll take him vs anyone in these aria birds dm me. Must know me or post etc.”

Lamb’s facetious take on Imsirovic’s “cheat codes” for live tournament poker comes in a year where Imsirovic leads both the PokerGO Cup Leaderboard and has the overall lead on the PokerGO Tour leaderboard.

Imsirovic topped Daniel Weiland (2nd - $157,500) in heads-up play in Event #4. Event #5: $25,000 No-Limit Hold’em, finished up on Sunday.

The eventual No. 1 ranked player on the PokerGO Cup Leaderboard takes home the PokerGO Cup trophy, as well as a $50,000 prize. Through the first five events, the PokerGO Cup Leaderboard standings see Imsirovic holding a sizeable lead:

2021 PokerGO Cup Leaderboard standings (top five players, through five events)

Place Player Name 2021 PokerGO Cup Prize Money
1 Ali Imsirovic $423,000
2 Dylan Linde $255,000
3 Alex Foxen $253,200
4 David Coleman $255,000
5 Jake Schindler $324,000

PokerGO Cup Events #3, #4, and #5 played to an end over the past weekend. Dylan Linde took the win in Friday’s final table at Event #3: $10,000 Hold’em. Linde took down the tournament to secure a $169,600 payday.

Event #5: $25,000 No-Limit Hold’em, wrapped up Saturday. Jake Schindler took the win in that tournament, adding $324,000 to his career poker earnings.

Through five events, the winners and second-place finishers from the 2021 PokerGO Cup read as follows:

2021 PokerGO Cup winners (through five events)

Event Winner Runner-Up First-Place Prize
Event #1: $10,000 No-Limit Hold’em Alex Foxen Sean Perry $178,200
Event #2: $10,000 No-Limit Hold’em Ali Imsirovic Jason Koon $183,000
Event #3: $10,000 No-Limit Hold’em Dylan Linde Sam Soverel $169,600
Event #4: $15,000 No-Limit Hold’em Ali Imsirovic Daniel Weinand $240,000
Event #5: $25,000 No-Limit Hold’em Jake Schindler David Peters $216,000

Three more tournaments remain on the 2021 PokerGO Cup schedule. Event #6: $25,000 No-Limit Hold’em, finishes today, while Event #7: $50,000 No-Limit Hold’em, begins today.

The series finishes with Event #8: $100,000 No-Limit Hold’em, on July 13-14.

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