Anthony Zinno, the reigning World Poker Tour Player of the Year, is the winner of the $25,000 High Roller Pot-Limit Omaha event. In total, Zinno had to overcome a star-studded field of 175 players in three days of play to take home his first coveted gold bracelet!
In addition to the prestigious bracelet, he received a massive $1,122,196 first-place prize from the total prize pool of $4,156,250! It was his 12th cash at the World Series and his 5th final table appearance. He now has close to 2 million dollars in earnings at the WSOP.
"I have to say - winning the LAPC (Los Angeles Poker Classic) back to back was such a shock. That gave me three WPT titles," Zinno said. "But this is my first gold bracelet which is something you never forget. So, they are equal in different ways."
Has been coming out to Las Vegas for the WSOP since 2008...
"I've been coming to the WSOP for 8 years, so this is something I really wanted longer," Zinno said. "This is certainly my best day as a poker pro, and it was made even better by winning it in a game I love which is PLO and also against a very skilled final table, which is something where I can take extra pride in that."
Final table results:
OTHER IN-THE-MONEY FINISHERS:
Aside from the final table finishers, other gold bracelet winning players who cashed included - David Chiu (13th), Mike Gorodinsky (17th), and Kory Kilpatrick 22nd).
Name: Anthony Zinno
Birthplace: Boston, MA
Current Residence: Boston, MA
Education: Suffolk University (Law Degree)
Profession: Professional Poker Player
Number of WSOP Cashes: 12
Number of WSOP Final Table Appearances: 5
Number of WSOP Gold Bracelet Victories: 1
Best Previous WSOP Finish: 5th (2015)
Total WSOP Earnings: $1,985,763
Personal Facts: Zinno has a law degree and passed the bar exam, but took up poker 8 years ago and has been playing full time ever since