Is Anthony Zinno as good as Gus Hansen?


Anthony Zinno has always been prominent in the poker world. But the recent title he won has pushed him into another level entirely.

Zinno has recently won his third World Poker Tour title, putting him at par with Gus Hansen and Carlos Mortensen for the all-time lead in WPT titles.

The first title he won a year and a half ago, the WPT Champions Cup, at the Borgata Poker Open. Then soon after, he did it again in Fallsview. He even got to three WPT wins 72 days faster than Hansen, with just 531 days between his first win at Borgata and that of his third.

On his third win, the pro poker player managed to win over $1 million.

Appearing on PokerNews Podcast, the new three-time WPT winner said the achievement has given him chills, although he has yet to reach the same league as [Daniel] Negreanu and [Phil] Hellmuth.

But who’s to say he’s not working for it?

On the other hand, it wasn’t an easy victory. Zinno had the likes of Chris Klodnicki and Mike Leah and other challengers as opponents. What’s more, he started the final table as the fifth out of six.

As Zinno said after his victory, “One thing I want to say is that this final table was tremendously difficult. Every player played well, especially when we got down to three-handed. Klodnicki, and Mike, they’re some of the best players in the world.”

Zinno ultimately faced off with Leah who earned an impressive $701,350 for his finish. For this stint, he didn’t just won his third WPT title, he also became the third player in history to win back-to-back events.

So what’s next for Anthony Zinno? At the rate he’s going, we won’t be surprised to find that out that he went on to win more titles, finally putting him in the same league as Phil Ivey.

Is he already as good as Gus Hansen? The WPT stats may suggest as much, but I’m not so sure. Let me know what you think…

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