Poker Masters 2021 Preview: Can Anyone Catch Up to Ali Imsirovic in PokerGO Tour Standings?
Since February, Ali Imsirovic has dominated the PokerGO Tour standings. At the upcoming Poker Masters series, held at the PokerGO Studio in Las Vegas September 7-19, he'll have an opportunity to distance himself from the competition even further. Or, another player — perhaps Sean Perry or Sam Soverel — will make the race more interesting.
In 2019, Soverel won the Purple Jacket, awarded to the overall series winner. So, it's certainly not out of the question for him to dominate the series. At present, Imsirovic holds asizable lead in the PokerGO Tour standings with 3,032 points, thanks in large part to his 10 high roller titles in 2021. He's followed by Perry (2,021), Soverel (1,646), PokerGO founder Cary Katz (1,630), Sean Winter (1,614), and then David Peters in sixth place (1,392).
It wouldn't be impossible for Jake Schindler (1,123), Alex Foxen (1,023) or Stephen Chidwick (890), three of the best tournament pros in the world, to get back in the race. But we're already into September, which means it's likely now or never for them.
Poker Masters Presents Opportunity
With Wednesday's conclusion of the Super High Roller Bowl Europe series, which we live reported at PokerNews, the high roller scene now shifts back to the United States for the Poker Masters, a 12-event series in Las Vegas beginning September 7.
The schedule features nine no-limit hold'em tournaments, an 8-game mixed event, and two pot-limit Omaha tournaments. Buy ins for the series start out at $10,000 for the first seven events, then jump to $25,000 for the next three, and then the series concludes with a $50,000 NLH tournament on September 17 and then a $100,000 NLH finale the following day.
|Date||Event #||Tournament||Starting Stack||Re-Entry|
|September 7||1||$10,000 No-Limit Hold’em||125,000||Double|
|September 8||2||$10,000 No-Limit Hold’em||125,000||Double|
|September 9||3||$10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha||125,000||Double|
|September 10||4||$10,000 No-Limit Hold’em||125,000||Double|
|September 11||5||$10,000 No-Limit Hold’em||125,000||Double|
|September 12||6||$10,000 8-Game||125,000||Double|
|September 13||7||$10,000 No-Limit Hold’em||125,000||Double|
|September 14||8||$25,000 No-Limit Hold’em||125,000||Double|
|September 15||9||$25,000 Pot-Limit Omaha||125,000||Double|
|September 16||10||$25,000 No-Limit Hold’em||125,000||Double|
|September 17||11||$50,000 No-Limit Hold’em||150,000||Double|
|September 18||12||$100,000 No-Limit Hold’em||200,000||Single|
Each tournament is scheduled for two days, with the Day 2 final tables to air on the PokerGO app.
For Imsirovic, that's 12 opportunities to increase his lead in the PokerGO Tour standings. And for the aforementioned players chasing the Bosnian poker star, the series presents plenty of chances to get back into the race. But if things go as well for Imsirovic as they did in 2018 when he won the Purple Jacket, he might be a shoe in to become the first ever PokerGO Tour champion.