US poker pro Ali Imsirovic has scored a back-to-back big win at the Poker Masters, following his $462,000 victory in the $25,000 buy-in Poker Masters NLHE High Roller event earlier this week with the top prize of $799,000 in the $50,000 buy-in NLHE High Roller.
It was his biggest pay day yet, and boosted his earnings at this year’s Poker Masters to over $1.2 million.
Despite facing a star-studded final table, Imsirovic powered his way through after starting the last day of action with over half the chips in play, eliminating top players like Justin Bonomo, Sam Soverel, Jake Schindler and Seth Davis.
Heads up Imsirovic faced German ace Koray Aldemir at the start of a tough, 100-hand struggle that saw the lead change hands several times before the American was able to eliminate Aldemir at second for $517,000.
This has been a profitable year for the US pro; in addition to his winning streak at the Poker Masters (he is now one of five contenders for the best-in-tournament Purple Jacket) Imsirovic can claim a $160,050 NLHE event at PokerStars Caribbean Adventure, and a Borgata Spring Open victory which rewarded him with $246,066.