$1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better tournament gathered 1,117 players and almost a full additional day was required for its finishing. Anthony Zinno became the champion of event and got the second WSOP bracelet in his career. The first place also gave him $280,000.
“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.”
This year, the famous poker pro from Boston is doing his best at World Poker Series. According to his words he plays every day and this is the most active grind for guy since 2007. Luckily for him, it has a positive effect. He has already finished in the third place in Event #57: $1,000 Tag Team NLH and in the second place in Event #20: $1,500 Seven Card Stud.
“This one coming in I did feel like I was going to win. A lot of people say that but I knew I was going to focus and I can confidently say that I made very few mistakes and that’s something I couldn’t have said five years ago because I wouldn’t have known what I was talking about. This is truly a culmination of work, I feel very proud overall, I feel amazing."
Now Zinno intends to get Player of the Year title at WSOP 2019 and he will continue to play actively at the series.
In a heads-up Zinno fought against the professional player Rodney Burt from Vancouver. Anthony paid tribute to his opponent and praised his game. Rodney got $173,000 for the second place.