If Poker is purely a game of luck then Anthony Zinno is an extremely lucky man. Zinno won the 2015 WPT Fallsview Poker Classic main event in February by playing an extremely skilful and shrewd game of poker. Zinno then decided to also take part in the 2015 World Poker Tour L.A. Poker Classic $10,000 no-limit hold’em main event which had a pool of 538 players.
Zinno had some serious competition but once again demonstrated his skill as he took out his competition and won his second back-to-back WPT title along with a cool $1,015,860. In doing so, Zinno proved that practice, skill and confidence are key components of a successful poker strategy. In winning back-to-back WPT titles, Zinno entered the poker history books and joined the likes of Darren Elias and arvin Rettenmaier.
The 2015 WPT Fallsview Poker Classic main event in February was not the first WPT title for Zinno. His first WPT title was back in 2013 when he won the 2013 WPT Borgata Poker Open main event. Zinno now has three WPT titles to his name and puts him alongside the likes of Carlos Mortensen and Gus Hansen.
Zinno had no intentions of becoming a poker player as he initially wanted to pursue a career in law. He finished college and graduated with a law degree but had a change of heart and decided to try professional poker. Zinno started slowly and spent a lot of time studying and developing his poker strategy which he credits for his success.
After his 2015 World Poker Tour L.A. Poker Classic $10,000, Zinno said
Oh my god, my adrenaline is still flowing. I feel so grateful. I guess you could say I followed my dreams. I followed my passion.
He was also awarded 2,100 Card Player Player of the Year points and now leads the pack by 1,260 points.
Zinno had a tough final table as he competed against Mike Leah, Chris Klodnicki, Peter Neff and Igor Yaroshevskyy. Zinno appeared to be very confident and held his nerve to take out all of his opponents and secure his 3rd WPT Title. Mike Leah finished in second place with $701,350 and Chris Klodnicki took 3rd place with $451,090.
Looking back at his success and the amount of prize money he has earned, Zinno believes he made the right decision in taking up professional poker. He wants to continue playing poker till he gets tired of the grind and then might reconsider a career in law.