The reigning Poker Masters champion has made his first U.S. Poker Open final table and holds the chip lead with six left. Ali Imsirovic enters the day almost one million chips in front of the next closest player, Dan Shak.
Nick Petrangelo, Kristen Bicknell, and Shak are making their first final table appearances of this series. They all have roughly the same stack entering the day and will be looking to stop Imsirovic from carrying the start-of-day chip lead to a victory. Shak cashed for $25,600 when he finished eighth in Event #2. This is Bicknell’s first ever cash in a Poker Central event and Petrangelo’s first cash since he finished sixth in the 2018 Super High Roller Bowl.
Cappello enters the day as a very short stack, and Katz is close behind him. Imsirovic, who made a majority of his $3,459,237 in career winnings last year, and won the Poker Masters in the process, hadn’t cashed a tournament in 2019 before now. He’s positioned himself to possibly put a dent in Sean Winter’s overall USPO lead, as Winter finally managed to miss a final table at this year’s USPO.
Here’s a look at the final table seating chart.
Event #5 Final Table Line-Up
Seat 1: Cary Katz – 260,000
Seat 2: Nick Petrangelo – 1,415,000
Seat 3: Kristen Bicknell – 1,545,000
Seat 4: Dan Shak – 1,560,000
Seat 5: Ali Imsirovic – 2,505,000
Seat 6: Joseph Cappello – 95,000
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