Anthony Zinno Joins Exclusive Club With Fourth WSOP Bracelet
Anthony Zinno is having a great run at the 2021 WSOP as he won his fourth WSOP gold bracelet in Event #27: $1,500 H.O.R.S.E. He picked up $160,636 for his first place finish and in doing so joined an exclusive club where he is the first member. Zinno is now the only player to have won 4 WSOP bracelets and 3 World Poker Tour (WPT) titles.
Prior to winning Event 27 on Oct 15, Zinno took down Event #19: $10,000 Seven Card Stud and won $182,872. He also registered two cashouts prior to winning Event 19. Zinno now has over $10.5 million in career prize money according to the Hendon Mob.
The American is the first poker player to win 2 bracelets at the 2021 WSOP. He has had a good run at WSOP events over the years and now has more than $4 million in WSOP cashouts. His good run at WPT tournaments has seen him accumulate over $3 million in prize money.
This run has saw Zinno enter elite company as the only other players with over $4 million in WSOP winnings and over $3 million in WPT winnings are J.C Tran, Antonio Esfaniari, Phil Hellmuth and Daniel Negreanu. Three of the names on this list are members of the Poker Hall of Fame (PHoF).
Zinno has now pushed himself closer to qualifying for the PHoF as he has now crossed the age limit required for him to be nominated for the PHoF.
Leads WSOP POY
Jason Koon was leading the WSOP Player of the Year (POY) race prior to Zinno winning the $1,500 H.O.R.S.E. event. The win saw Zinno climb to the top of the POY list and put himself in a position to hit his goal of being the 2021 WSOP POY.
Before the 2021 WSOP could commence, Zinno said told poker player Ryan Leng that his goal at the 2021 WSOP was to finish as the POY. Leng posted on Twitter and let the poker community know that Zinno was on his way to hitting that goal. Koon is in second place and trails Zinno by over 450 points.
Ran into @AntZinno at the Rio the night before WSOP started. Asked him what his plans were for the Series. He said, “I’m gonna win Player of the Year” very matter of factly. 🤷♂️
— Ryan Leng (@RyanLeng9) October 16, 2021
While Zinno was the first player to win two WSOP bracelets at 2021 WSOP, Chance Kornuth surpassed him to win his third WSOP bracelet when he took down Event #29: $10,000 Short Deck No-Limit Hold’em.