Ali Imsiroivc took down a field of 77 entrants in Venetian High Roller Event #1 $10,000 No-Limit Hold’em to claim the first-place prize of $200,200 after defeating Shawn Daniels in heads up action.
Joining Imsirovic and Daniels at the final table were Kyung Min Lee, Randy Kaas, Dan Shak, Shannon Shorr, and Sergi Reixach.
Imsirovic came into the final table 3rd in chips but quickly found his way to the top of the heap when his ace-jack sent the jack-eight of Kaas out the door in seventh place.
Reixach was the next to fall in sixth place when his ace-queen could not improve against the ace-king of Imsirovic.
Daniels was next to get in on the elimination action when his ace-king turned a wheel to send Shak home in fifth place while simultaneously scoring a massive double up through Shorr.
Imsirovic scored his third knockout of the final table when his pocket fives flopped a set against the ace-queen of Shorr, eliminating Shorr in fourth place.
Daniels would take the chip lead into the heads-up battle when his ace-three bested the ten-nine of Lee to send Lee home in third place.
Joining the final table in the money were Sam Soverel in 8th, John Morgan in 9th, Chris Brewer in 10th, and Dylan Linde 11th. Daniel Negreanu was the bubble boy when his jack-ten and could not improve against the ace-seven of Imsirovic.
Other notables to finish just outside the money included Sean Perry, Seth Davies, Bill Klein, and Jake Schindler.
|Venetian High Roller Event #1: $10,000 No-Limit Hold’em Results|
|Place||Name||Country||Prize||PokerGO Tour Points|
|1st||Ali Imsirovic||Bosnia and Herzegovina||$200,200||200|
|2nd||Shawn Daniels||United States||$146,300||146|
|3rd||Kyung Min Lee||South Korea||$100,100||100|
|4th||Shannon Shorr||United States||$77,000||77|
|5th||Dan Shak||United States||$61,600||62|
|7th||Randy Kaas||United States||$38,500||39|
|8th||Sam Soverel||United States||$30,800||31|
|9th||John Morgan||United States||$23,100||23|
|10th||Chris Brewer||United States||$23,100||23|
|11th||Dylan Linde||United States||$23,100||23|
The PokerGO Live Reporting team will be back on the Venetian Hotel & Casino floor to provide live updates of Event #2 $10,000 No-Limit Hold’em starting Friday, May 28, at 5 p.m. ET.
Shawn Daniels moved all-in for his last 1,515,000, and Ali Imsirovic called.
The board ran out , and Daniels could not improve as the sevens of Imsirovoic sent him to the rail in second place for $146,300.
Ali Imsirovic completed from the small blind, and Shawn Daniels checked his option.
The dealer spread on the flop, and action checked through.
The fell on the turn, and Daniels bet 125,000. Imsirovic called.
The river completed the board, and Daniels fired again for 175,000.
Imsirovic didn’t take too much time and announced a raise to 800,000. Daniels snap-called.
Imsirovic turned over for turned trips, Daniels mucked, and Imsirovic retakes the chip lead.
Kyung Min Lee moved all-in for his last 570,000 on the button. Ali Imsirovic folded, and Shawn Daniels called.
The board ran out , and Daniels ace-high held to eliminate Lee in third place for $100,100.
|Kyung Min Lee||Busted||-570,000|
Ali Imsirovic opened to 280,000 from the small blind, and Shawn Daniels called from the big blind.
The flop fell , and Imsirovic fired for 150,000. Daniels called.
The turn fell the , and Imsirovic fired a second bullet for 300,000. Daniels called.
The river completed the board and action checked through.
Imsirovic tabled for a rivered pair, but Daniels tabled for a better pair to take down the pot.
|Kyung Min Lee||570,000||-370,000|
Big Blind Ante
Kyung Min Lee opened to 120,000 from the small blind, and Ali Imsirovic called from the big blind.
The flop fell , and action checked through.
The dealer burned and turned the , and Lee bet 75,000. Imsirovic called.
The river fell the and Lee used a time extension before firing again, this time for 350,000.
Imsirovic didn’t take much time before tossing in the call.
Imsirovic held a pair of eights, and that was good enough to take down the pot.
|Kyung Min Lee||940,000||-420,000|
Shawn Daniels moved all-in from the small blind for 680,000 total, covering Kyung Min Lee in the big blind. Lee called.
Daniels was in the lead with his pair of threes, but Lee held an over.
The dealer spread the on the flop to vault Lee into the lead with a pair of aces.
The on the turn gave Daniels outs to a flush, but when the fell on the river, Daniels remained unimproved, and Lee secured the double.
|Kyung Min Lee||1,360,000||705,000|
Ali Imsirovic has raised and taken the last four hands in a row, seeing little resistance from the other two players as he is now up over four million in chips.
|Kyung Min Lee||655,000||-145,000|
Big Blind Ante
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