Anthony Zinno had two World Series of Poker gold bracelets and three World Poker Tour main event titles to his name heading into this year. The 2015 Card Player Player of the Year award winner balanced out those two numbers by taking down the 2021 WSOP $10,000 buy-in seven card stud championship event, topping a tough final table to earn $182,872 and his third gold bracelet.
While Zinno’s victories on the WPT all took place in no-limit hold’em, his three bracelets have all come in other games. He first took down an event at the series in 2015, winning the $25,000 buy-in pot-limit Omaha event for more than $1.1 million. In 2019 he came out on top in the $1,500 pot-limit Omaha eight-or-better event for another $279,920.
“Honestly, it’s unreal, because stud is one of the games that I’ve only been recently working on, so I wouldn’t have expected it to be this game,” Zinno told PokerGO reporters when asked about winning his this seven-card stud championship event. “Some of the best stud players in the world were in the field.”
“I might play poker my whole life and not win another stud bracelet,” said Zinno. “These guys are so good at stud, and honestly, I’m not on the level of the top stud players by any stretch. There’s a lot of luck there, so that’s awesome.”
|1||Anthony Zinno||United States||$182,872|
|4||Phil Hellmuth||United States||$54,730|