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Anthony Zinno Wins Second World Series Of Poker Bracelet In $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Lo

Poker Pro Wins Second Bracelet To Go With Three WPT Titles


Throughout the first month of the 2019 World Series of Poker, Anthony Zinno had several chances to claim his second WSOP bracelet.

He started his series with a runner-up finish in the $1,500 seven card stud for $57,951 and was part of the tag team that finished third in the $1,000 tag team event just five days ago. On Friday night, he broke through for his second piece of WSOP gold with a victory in the $1,500 pot-limit Omaha hi-lo.

The Boston, MA native defeated a field of 1,117 entries and earned $279,920. He overcame Rodney Burt heads-up and bested a final table that featured Jon Turner, Scott Abrams, Connor Drinan and Erik Seidel.

“I have grinded each day all day,” Zinno told WSOP reporters. “My biggest grind of my career by far and I have been grinding the series since 2007.”

Zinno burst onto the scene seemingly out of nowhere in 2013 when he defeated Vanessa Selbst heads-up for a World Poker Tour title in the $3,500 Borgata Poker Open, taking home $825,099. He went on to win two more WPT titles in 2015 at the Fallsview Poker Classic and the Los Angeles Poker in February and March, cementing himself as one of the best no-limit hold’em tournament players on the planet.

At the WSOP, however his success has come outside no-limit hold’em. Just a few months after his seven-figure score and third WPT title, Zinno won the $25,000 pot-limit Omaha high roller for another $1.12 million.

Before this summer, Zinno final tabled the $10,000 2-7 triple draw, the $10,000 dealers choice, the $10,000 Omaha hi-lo twice, the $10,000 limit hold’em twice and the $10,000 razz, along with a slew of other no-limit hold’em events.

Despite all of his on-the-felt accomplishments, Zinno wants his poker career to be centered around his personality.

“Respect is what I look for,” said Zinno to reporters after the win. “I like when people tell me that they like playing with me or that I respect your work ethic or that you were really nice to my friend. That means more to me than anything else… but respect is always something I strive for and pride myself on. I treat every player the same whether if they don’t know how many big blinds they have or if they are the best player in the world. I want my legacy to be someone that welcomed people into the poker world and helped them gain respect for the game.”

Along with the bracelet and the money, Zinno picked up 960 Card Player Player of the Year points. With his 16th cash and fifth final table of the year, Zinno sits in 49th place in the 2019 POY race, sponsored by Global Poker.

Zinno came into the final day fourth in chips out of the final nine players, while Abrams was leading the pack. Seidel busted in ninth, Kyle Miaso in eighth and Drinan fell in seventh in the first 20 minutes of the day.

During six-handed play, Zinno made nut-nut against Abrams and then three-quartered Jordan Spurlin to move to the top of the chip counts.

Spurlin busted in sixth and Abrams followed him out the door in fifth. Jon Turner was out in fourth just a few hands later, leaving Burt and Zinno with nearly identical stacks and Thomas Schropfer as the short stack.

Zinno busted Schropfer in third and took a better than 2:1 chip lead into heads-up play. The two went back-and-forth for nearly three hours before Zinno finished off Burt. Burt took home $172,936 for his runner-up finish.

Final Table Results:

Place Player Payout POY Points
1 Anthony Zinno $279,920 960
2 Rodney Burt $172,932 800
3 Thomas Schropfer $122,555 640
4 Jon Turner $87,967 480
5 Scott Abrams $63,961 400
6 Jordan Spurlin $47,118 320
7 Connor Drinan $35,173 240
8 Kyle Miaso $26,611 160
9 Erik Seidel $20,410 80

For more coverage from the summer series, check out the 2019 WSOP landing page, complete with a full schedule, results, news, player interviews, and event recaps.