Lauren Roberts overcame a final table full of end bosses to win Event #3 of the 2019 US Poker Open and a career-best tournament score of $218,400.
Roberts outlasted the likes of Sean Winter, Brandon Adams, and Stephen Chidwick before overcoming a 3-1 chip deficit to beat Koray Aldemir heads-up for the win.
Final Table Payouts
- Lauren Roberts – $218,400
- Koray Aldemir – $159,250
- Stephen Chidwick – $113,750
- Brandon Adams – $91,000
- Sean Winter – $72,800
- Ralph Wong – $54,600
- Rodger Johnson – $45,500
Within minutes of the official seven-handed final table beginning, Chidwick went to work. Rodger Johnson was down to just over six big blinds and moved all in with the . Chidwick called with the . The board ran out to eliminate Johnson in seventh place.
It took more than an hour before another player was sent packing. Aldemir raised to 750,000 with the before Ralph Wong moved all in with the . Aldemir called and the flop moved Aldemir in front. He stayed there through the turn and river and Wong was out in sixth place.
Ten minutes later, Aldemir scored an important double up against Winter, who was chip leader at the time. Aldemir raised to 210,000 with the and Winter jammed from the button with the . Aldemir survived the runout to double into the lead.
Winter lasted just over an hour on the short stack. Action folded to Aldemir the big blind and he moved all with the and Winter called with the . The flop gave Aldemir top pair and Winter could only watch as the turn and river ended his tournament with a fifth-place finish.
Adams got down to his last 2.5 big blinds and couldn’t find a double up to stay alive. Adams moved all in for 285,000 with the from the button before Chidwick called with the from the small blind. The flop left Adams with options but the turn took them all away. The meaningless river was the and Adams was out in fourth.
Despite picking up that elimination, Chidwick found himself in a spot he couldn’t escape from. Roberts folded her button, Aldemir moved all in with the and Chidwick called all for 3,010,000 with the . The flop gave Aldemir a set. The turn ended any hope for Chidwick and he was eliminated in third place. This finish was Chidwick’s seventh career USPO cash in just 11 events.
Aldemir began heads-up play with nearly 75% of the chips in play, but through 45 minutes of play, Roberts flipped the script after scoring a double up with the against the . She then picked off a bluff on a board with the to double into the lead for the first time. Two minutes later, Roberts finished Aldemir off. Aldemir moved all in for 9.5 big blinds with the and Roberts called with the . The board ran out to give Roberts the nut flush and the title.
USPO Top 10 After Event #3
The final table for Event #3: $10,000 No-Limit Hold’em will take place on Saturday.
USPO Streaming Schedule On PokerGO
|02/14/19||Event #1: #10,000 No-Limit Hold’em||5 p.m.|
|02/15/19||Event #2: #10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha||5 p.m.|
|02/16/19||Event #3: $10,000 No-Limit Hold’em||5 p.m.|
|02/17/19||Event #4: $10,000 Short Deck||5 p.m.|
|02/18/19||Event #5: $25,000 No-Limit Hold’em||5 p.m.|
|02/19/19||Event #6: $25,000 Pot-Limit Omaha||5 p.m.|
|02/20/19||Event #7: $25,000 No Limit Hold’em||5 p.m.|
|02/21/19||Event #8: $25,000 8-Game||5 p.m.|
|02/21/19||Event #9: $50,000 No-Limit Hold’em Early||8 p.m.|
|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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