Heading into heads-up play Matas Cimbolas held a 3.5 to 1 chip lead over Johan Guilbert and he parlayed that advantage into the $163,200 first-place prize.
Event #15 saw a field of 51 entrants for a total prize pool of $510,000 to kick off the 4 days of high-stakes tournament action. High roller regulars Sean Winter, Seth Davies, Stephen Chidwick, and Chris Brewer hit the rail before reaching the money.
Heading into the final table all the momentum belonged to Ali Imsirovic after eliminating Sean Perry on the money bubble when his pocket deuces got all-in for just under one million in chips facing Perry’s pocket jacks. A deuce on the flop sealed Perry’s fate giving Imsirovic 1.85 million in chips heading to the final 8 players.
Jack Hardcastle eliminated the first two players of the final table when his pocket queens sent Jake Schindler to the rail in eighth and his pocket jacks sent Kristina Holst to the rail in seventh when her pocket threes could not improve.
Imsirovic kept the elimination train moving as his Ace-Jack had Sam Soverel’s Ace-four dominated. A jack on the flop sealed Soverel’s fate.
Andy Park came to the final table as the short stack but found two doubles early to keep his tournament dreams alive. However, there would be no Cinderella story today as he ran his last 85,000 chips into the turned flush of Hardcastle.
After send three of the first four players to the rail it was Hardcastle’s turn to go as his Queen-Jack was run down by the jack-eight of Cimbolas thanks to an eight on the flop.
Following a lengthy three-handed stalemate Imsirovic was the next to go after getting his pocket queens cracked by the jack-eight of Cimbolas.
|ARIA High Roller Event #15:$10,000 No-Limit Hold’em Results|
|Place||Name||Country||Prize||PokerGO Tour Points|
|3rd||Ali Imsirovic||Bosnia and Herzegovina||$71,400||71|
|4th||Jack Hardcastle||United Kingdom||$51,000||51|
|5th||Andy Park||United States||$40,800||41|
|6th||Sam Soverel||United States||$30,600||31|
|7th||Kristina Holst||United States||$25,500||26|
|8th||Jake Schindler||United States||$20,400||20|
The PokerGO Live Reporting team will be back on the floor of ARIA Hotel & Casino to provide live updates of Event #16 $10,000 No-Limit Hold’em starting Thursday, May 6, at 5 p.m. ET.