Day 1 of Event #4: $50,000 Pot-Limit Omaha from Super High Roller Series Europe is in the books. Leading the final seven players is current PokerGO Tour (PGT) leaderboard frontrunner Ali Imsirovic. Imsirovic bagged up 1,125,000 in chips and is the only player of the final seven with more than 1,000,000 entering Day 2.
Joining Imsirovic on Day 2 are Joni Jouhkimainen, Phil Ivey, Dylan Weisman, Eelis Parssinen, Iakov Onuchin, and Tomas Ribeiro.
The high-stakes PLO tournament drew 32 entries and created a $1,600,000 prize pool, with $640,000 set aside for the winner. The top five places will reach the money, meaning two players will go home empty-handed on Day 2.
The final elimination of Day 1 was Manuel Stojanovic. He was knocked out by Parssinen to hit the rail in eighth place and end play for the day. The two got the money in preflop, and it was Parssinen going on to make a full house with ace-king-four-two double suited against Stojanovic’s jack-jack-six-five.
|2||Dylan Weisman||United States||610,000|
|3||Phil Ivey||United States||965,000|
|5||Ali Imsirovic||Bosnia and Herzegovina||1,125,000|
Imsirovic is coming off a fourth-place finish in Super High Roller Series Europe Event #3: $25,000 No-Limit Hold’em when he cashed for $160,000. He also placed fifth in Event #1: $25,000 PLO for $80,000. Imsirovic took the top spot on the 2022 PGT leaderboard with an eighth-place finish in the Triton Poker Cyprus $100,000 NL Hold’em and has only extended his lead from there. Remember, Imsirovic is the defending PGT champion.
Ivey is the current leader of the Triton Poker Cyprus and Super High Roller Series Europe leaderboard, and the winner of that leaderboard will take home the series title and $25,000 bonus prize. He has cashed in four tournaments at the joint festival, winning one for $1,170,000. An in-the-money finish will earn Ivey his fifth cash and give him even more leaderboard points.
The final seven players are scheduled to return to the Merit Royal Hotel Casino & Spa in North Cyprus on Monday, April 11, for play to begin at 1 p.m. local time. Viewers from around the world can tune in to the PokerGO YouTube channel at 7 a.m. ET (4 a.m. PT) to watch the action with commentary from David Tuchman and Brent Hanks.
Photo courtesy of Merit Poker.