Sejin Park wins first bracelet, Anthony Zinno wins second

Posted On 04 Jul, 2019 0

Event #60: $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better

With $8.5+ million in live poker earnings, you may recognize the name Anthony Zinno, a US poker player who recently completed his 7th cash at the 2019 WSOP series in Las Vegas, which also gave him his second career gold bracelet. He beat a field of 1,117 entries including plenty past bracelet winners to winning this title.

With a few WPT titles and other titles from around the world, Zinno is among the top poker players from around the world and here, he added another $279,920 to his poker bankroll. While it wasn't the biggest cash of his career, Zinno admitted that was the longest grind for him.

“The first bracelet is the one that obviously is the life-changing one for any poker player. I wish I could say I feel the same way, but there is no way to feel that same bliss that the first one brings. But this one I am very proud of because I have been practicing specifically Omaha hi-lo for the past two years, so I was actually really excited to play this specific event going into the WSOP. So, it’s pretty cool when you work really hard on one particular game that you love and then it works,” said Zinno.

Final Table Results:

  1. Anthony Zinno - $279,920
  2. Rodney Burt - $172,932
  3. Thomas Schropfer - $122,555
  4. Jon Turner - $87,967
  5. Scott Abrams - $63,961
  6. Jordan Spurlin - $47,118
  7. Connor Drinan - $35,173
  8. Kyle Miaso - $26,611
  9. Erik Seidel - $20,410

Event #61: COLOSSUS - $400 No-Limit Hold’em

This was another one of those tournaments at WSOP 2019 that was extremely popular among Indian players. While none could run as deep as Paawan Bansal did in WSOP 2018, it was Kunal Patni and Siddharth Karia who made Day 3 of this popular event, eventually finishing 56th ($7,219) and 89th ($4,190) respectively.

The tournament however went on to be taken down by South Korea's Sejin Park, beating a 13,109-entry field, which was a Colossus record. He pocketed $451,272 as prize money as this victory also earned the first gold bracelet for South Korea in an open event at the World Series of Poker.

Talking about this achievement, he said, "I actually had no idea I was the first. My friend [Jiyoung Kim] won the ladies event earlier this summer, but knowing I am the first in an open event makes me even happier. I didn't expect a lot from this tournament, with such a low buy-in I knew there would be a lot of entries.”

Final Table Results:

  1. Sejin Park - $451,272
  2. Georgios Kapalas - $278,881
  3. Ryan Depaulo - $208,643
  4. Juan Lopez - $157,106
  5. Andrew Barber - $119,072
  6. Norson Saho - $90,838
  7. Patrick Miller - $69,757
  8. Maksim Kalman - $53,925
  9. Diego Lima - $41,965

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