Anthony Zinno Claims His First WSOP Bracelet in $25,000 High-Roller Pot-Limit Omaha
On July 2nd, four days after the event’s start, the $25,000 High-Roller Pot-Limit Omaha tournament came to an end. Out of the 175 players, American Anthony Zinno climbed to the top, taking the title, his first World Series of Poker gold bracelet, and the $1,122,196 grand prize.
The final showdown was between Zinno and Thailand’s Pakinai Lisawad. Zinno went in with a significant chip lead – 8,950,000 clips to Lisawad’s 4,175,000. In the final hand, Zinno pushed Lisawad all-in and claimed the title with three aces, beating out Lisawad’s two pair. The Thailand player didn’t leave empty handed though. His runner-up position earned him $693,553.
Their winnings, plus the winnings of the other 22 cash finishers, totaled $4,156,250. The last nine people that made up the final table took home a combined $3,386,808. The over 3 million dollars ended up being divided like this:
- Anthony Zinno – $1,122,196
- Pakinai Lisawad – $693,553
- Christian Usterud – $456,522
- Christian Harder – $332,998
- Juha Helppi – $247,754
- Ismael Bojang – $187,571
- Alexander Kostritsyn – $144,305
- Shaun Deeb – $112,675
- Christopher Santora – $89,234
Because of Anthony Zinno’s win, plus the other four WSOP cash finishes he had during the course of the summer, he was pushed into the top spot in the Global Poker Index going into the main event on July 5th.