Our second bite-sized chunk from the partypoker Caribbean Poker Party as Giuseppe Iadisernia wins the $50,000 Super High Roller, taking the title back to Venezuela.
Like history and geography, I don’t know much about Venezuela.
I know it’s in South America.
I know I would rather play hide and seek with a sniper than spend a weekend there.
So I Googled it.
The first article headline that emerged:
“Getting food to your fridge is a full-time job in Venezuela.”
An article talking about the inability to get hold of basic foodstuffs; slightly ironic when you consider Venezuela has the largest oil reserves in the world.
I don’t think Giuseppe Iadisernia will have a problem getting food to his fridge.
The Venezuelan has taken down the $50,000 High Roller at the partypoker Caribbean Poker Party (CPP). You may note, that I have not used the word ‘Super’ in the title of that event, showing you the Tyrannosaurus Rex type events that this bad boy has on the platter.
The event attracted 54 of poker’s Hollywood style A-Listers, and the final table shone with superstars that Joey Ingram would give his left nut to have on his talk show.
The 2018 Poker Masters Champion, Ali Imsirovic, appeared in the final nine, and it’s worth noting that during his ARIA assault that he won the $50,000 event for $799,000. Sorel Mizzi followed up his third-place finish in the recent partypoker WPT Montreal Main Event for $313,039 with a showing, Markus Prinz finished fourth in the CAD 5,300 MILLIONS Main Event at the Playground Poker Club for $624,814 in April, and Ben Pollak has won $3.8m this year, including winning the €50,000 Super High Roller at the European Poker Tour (EPT) Barcelona for $1,140,215.
Yes, you’ve guessed it, none of those titans made it to the final duel to the death.
Here was our headline:
Sean Winter v Giuseppe Iadisernia
Winter was another man in fine fettle after finishing runner-up to Ben Yu in the $50,000 Super High Roller at the World Series of Poker (WSOP) for $1,020,253. Conversely, Iadisernia had only ever cashed twice in his lifetime, albeit his last punt coming in the $50,000 Super High Roller at the Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open in August, where he earned $190,000 for a third-place finish.
PokerNews reported that the Venezuelan asked Winter to chop the money several times without a favourable response, but you can’t blame the high stakes pro from believing in his ability in this duel.
Skill edge or not, Winter couldn’t close it out, and Iadisernia must have had a wry smile on his face when his AK finally pummelled A7o into submission in the final hand of what was Iadisernia’s moment in the limelight.
Here are the final table results:
Final Table Results
1. Giuseppe Iadisernia – $845,000
2. Sean Winter – $550,000
3. Ali Imsirovic – $400,000
4. Talal Shakerchi – $299,000
5. Sorel Mizzi – $225,000
6. Markus Prinz – $175,000
7. Benjamin Pollak – $125,000