Hailing from the English coastal town of Eastbourne in England, Zimnan is a tournament pro who is best known for his major EPT title win at the 2011 €4,000 No Limit Hold’em Main Event in Loutraki. Beating an international and competitive field, Ziyard took home $477,146 along with the trophy in his biggest payday to date.
Evidently a series that treats him well, he has picked up a couple more EPT titles since then. The first of these came in EPT Deauville in 2013, where Zimnan took down the €1,000 No Limit Hold’em Deepstack event for $45,009. Just a few months later, he added another trophy to the cabinet – this time in the £1,000 No Limit Hold’em Turbo event. With more than fifteen cashes in EPT events since 2011, Ziyard has racked up well over $600,000 in earnings from this group of events alone.
Zimnan has demonstrated that he is more than just a NLH player on the European circuit, enjoying a number of deep runs in WSOP events playing less-common variants. He has actually made a total of three final tables in WSOP events. The first of these was in 2011 in the $3,000 Pot Limit Omaha event. In a tough line-up that included high stakes regular Ben Lamb, Ziyard ended up finishing in sixth for $71,548. Making it back-to-back WSOP final tables across a three year period, Zimnan reached his second in 2012 in the $5,000 Seven Card Stud Hi/Lo event and a third in 2013 in the $1,500 No Limit Hold’em event.
Surprising to some, Zimnan’s initial success in the game was in the online arena, and it is in this setting where his largest tournament cash of all-time took place. Using the screenname ‘Zimmy86’, he finished runner-up in the 2014 SCOOP $1,050 Main Event – netting $473,499 for the accomplishment. He also has a WCOOP title to his name along with wins in the majority of daily major tournaments that run on PokerStars, combining for a total of online MTT earnings that exceeds $2,250,000.