All of the final tables at the 2019 US Poker have been stacked and Friday’s $50,000 No Limit Hold’em event was a perfect example of that. A former World Series of Poker Main Event champion, two former GPI Players of the Year, and one of the two hottest players at the USPO all fell by the wayside as Koray Aldemir picked up the win and the second biggest score of his career – $738,000.
Seth Davies started the final table with a little more than 10 big blinds and it took just eight minutes for him to find a hand to seek a double up with. Unfortunately for Davies, it had a terrible outcome. From the hijack, Davies moved all in for 270,000 with and Alex Foxen called from the big blind with . The flop left Davies hoping for a chop. The turn was a safe one for Davies but the river gave Foxen a flush and eliminated Davies in sixth place.
Nearly 45 minutes later, Foxen went back to work as table executioner. David Peters opened to 60,000 from the cutoff with before Foxen re-raised to 255,000 from the big blind with . Peters responded by moving all in for 815,000 and Foxen called. The flop put Foxen ahead and he stayed there following the turn and river to send Peters out in fifth place.
Despite being responsible for two eliminations in the first hour, the next two hours didn’t go so well for Foxen. Down to just 11 big blinds, Foxen moved all in from the button for 880,000 with only to have Ryan Riess call from the big blind with . The board ran out to keep the kickers in play and eliminate Foxen in fourth.
Riess kept the pressure up and 40 minutes later sent another player to the rail. Sean Winter, who was at his fifth final table of the 2019 USPO, raised to 430,000 from the button with . Ryan Riess moved all in from the button with and Winter called all in for his last 430,000. The runout meant Winter’s run was over with a third place finish.
Despite picking up two eliminations, Riess began heads up play trailing Aldemir by 1,000,000 chips. Over the next half hour, Aldemir never relented and eventually busted Riess to win the event. With 10 big blinds left, Riess moved all from the button with and Aldemir looked him up with . The flop opened up some chop possibilities for Riess but the turn and river were of no help and he was out in second place.
Final Table Payouts
- Koray Aldemir – $738,000
- Ryan Riess – $492,000
- Sean Winter – $328,000
- Alex Foxen – $205,000
- David Peters – $164,000
- Seth Davies – $123,000
Winter’s third-place finish moved him into a tie with Stephen Chidwick for total USPO points earned with just the $100,000 No Limit Hold’em still left on the schedule.
USPO Top 10 After Event #9
The final table for the final event, Event #10: $100,000 No-Limit Hold’em, takes place on Saturday.
USPO Streaming Schedule On PokerGO
|02/22/19||Event #9: $50,000 No-Limit Hold’em Final||5 p.m.|
|02/22/19||Event #10: $100,000 No-Limit Hold’em Early||7:30 p.m.|
|02/23/19||Event #10: $100,000 No-Limit Hold’em Final||5 p.m.|
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