Ali Imsirovic wins Wynn Millions Event 3 for $180,000

March 8, 2022
Andrew Burnett

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Bosnia’s Almedin “Ali” Imsirovic bagged his fourth title of 2022 with a commanding victory in the third of the five Wynn Millions Series highroller events in Las Vegas, pocketing $180,000 and jumping to second spot in the PGT leaderboard race...

A nice, round 60 entries at $10k buy-in per head made the maths easy for all involved, with 9 players set to make the money and a few lesser-known names in the highroller mix.

Among those whose names are known to everyone in the poker world, Daniel Negreanu couldn’t make it back-to-back Wynn wins, having won event 2 but busting out early yesterday evening.

Likewise, Jake Schindler couldn’t repeat his opening event win and fell short of the paid spots.

They were joined on the rails by 2015 WSOP Main Event champ, Joe McKeehen, one of only two females in the tournament, Dragana Lim, and the legendary Erik Seidel.

It was Imsirovic who burst the money bubble, his pocket deuces holding up against short-stacked John Krpan...

Imsirovic: 2♠ 2♣
Krpan: A♠ 3♣

Flop: 7♦ 5♦ K♥
Turn: 2♥
River: 10♠

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That meant $18k and at least a decent ROI for most players, although French duo Sylvain Loosli and Johan Guilbert wouldn’t make it much further up the pay ladder, falling in 9th and 8th respectively.

Seventh spot went to Arden Cho, a name fans of MTV series teen Wolf or NBC show Chicago Med might recognise.

The actress and poker fan, who also has a black belt in Judo, fell to a nasty river in the following hand, but bagged her biggest career cash to date...

Cho: A♠ 6♦
Soverel: Q♦ Q♠

Flop: A♦ 9♥ 4♠
Turn: 7♣
River: Q♣

Cho’s departure was followed by the illustrious highroller trio of Sergio Aido, Cary Katz and Sean Winter, leaving the podium spots to be fought over.

Sam Soverel would have to settle for the bronze medal spot, losing a race against Imsirovic’s pocket fives and leaving the young Bosnian heads-up against Lithuania’s Matas Cimbolas.

Imsirovic held a 3-1 chip lead when Cimbolas attempted to bluff his way back to parity...

Cimbolas: 6♠ 5♠
Imsirovic: 10♥ 6♣

Imsirovic called an opening raise and the flop came...

Flop: 10♦ 2♠ 2♦

Cimbolas continued with a roughly 1/3rd pot-sized bet and again got a call.

Turn: 4♠

Another check-call appeared on the turn after Cimbolas fired out close to pot ...

River: K♦

...and Imsirovic still wasn’t convinced when Cimbolas shoved his remaining chips in a pot-sized river bet. A tank-call with his flopped pair of tens was good enough to land the Bosnian the title and $180,000, with Cimbolas taking $120k for his fine run.

Final results


Ali Imsirovic



Matas Cimbolas



Sam Soverel



Sean Winter



Cary Katz



Sergio Aido



Arden Cho



Johan Guilbert



Sylvain Loosli


The fourth tournament of the Wynn Millions Highroller series takes place this evening and we’ll be back tomorrow with a roundup of all the best of the action, so be sure to check in!

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