Imsirovic named Poker Masters champion, Peters wins $100,000 event

The 2018 Poker Masters concluded over the weekend with Ali Imsirovic being named event champion and the winner of the purple jacket.

Imsirovic won back-to-back events during the series. He followed up his win in Event 5, the $25,000 No-Limit Hold’em tournament, by also winning Event 6, the $50,000 No-Limit Hold’em tournament.

He outlasted a 47-player field in Event 6 to cash $799,000. Add that to the $462,000 he won in Event 5 and the $27,600 he cashed for placing eighth in Event 1, the $10,000 No-Limit Hold’em tournament, and he pocketed just over $1.28 million.

In Event 6 it came down to Imsirovic and Koray Aldemir heads-up for the tournament title. Imsirovic started heads-up with the chip lead, but that changed quickly and it looked like Aldemir was on his way to a win after he took a substantial chip lead just a few hands into heads-up.

The tables turned when Imsirovic won a key double-up with J-10 vs Aldemir’s A-5 after he flopped an ace-high straight.

On the final hand of the tournament, Aldemir was all-in pre-flop with 9h-8d against Imsirovic’s Kc-Qh. A queen on the turn left Aldemir drawing dead and handed the tournament to Imsirovic. For second place, Aldemir received $527,000.

Imsirovic’s two tournament wins and his other cash earned him 660 points on the tournament standings. That was just enough to put him on top, 10 points ahead of David Peters, who also finished with two tournament wins to net him 650 points.

Peters claims $100,000 event

Peters’ second win at the 2018 Poker Masters came in the final event, the $100,000 No-Limit Hold’em tournament. He put up the six-figure buy-in along with the rest of a 25-player field. As the last man standing, Peters collected $1,150,000.

In Event 7 Peters faced off with Dan Smith heads-up for the tournament title. When heads-up play began, the two were nearly even in chips. Peters began building his stack early and never looked back.

On the final hand of the tournament, Peters was all-in pre-flop with Kd-7c and Smith called with Ad-7d. Smith looked to be in good shape when the flop showed 3s-4s-10h. The turn changed everything when the Ks appeared. The 6s on the river was worthless and Peters’ pair of kings took the hand, eliminating Smith. For second place, Smith received $700,000.

Peters also started the series with a win, as he also won Event 1, the $10,000 No-Limit Hold’em tournament. He collected $193,200 for that win and in total he won $1,343,200 in the series.