The 2019 U.S. Poker Open has really been about two names so far; Stephen Chidwick and Sean Winter. Chidwick got things off to a strong start by winning Event #1, while Winter had made every final table but hadn’t picked up a win.
That all changed Sunday night when Winter beat David Peters heads up to win $151,200 and his first USPO title in the $10,000 Short Deck event.
Final Table Payouts
1. Sean Winter – $151,200
2. David Peters – $100,800
3. Seth Davies – $67,200
4. Ben Lamb – $42,000
5. Ben Yu – $33,600
6. Stephen Chidwick – $25,200
Chidwick also made the final table but started the day with the second shortest stack ahead of only Ben Lamb. Two double ups allowed Lamb to avoid elimination, whereas Chidwick wasn’t so fortunate. Four players limped in front Chidwick before the 2018 US Poker Open champion moved all in for 725,000 with the . Seth Davies and Ben Yu both folded their hands but Winter called with the . The flop came to give Chidwick outs to Broadway. The turn left Chidwick drawing only to one of three aces. The river was the to give Winter a full house and eliminate Chidwick in sixth place.
It took 45 minutes before another player hit the rail. From under the gun, Yu moved all in for 655,000 with the and only Davies decided to look him up, calling with the . The board ran out to completely miss Yu and eliminate him in fifth place.
Lamb managed to last just one more hour before falling in fourth place. Winter limped with the again before Lamb moved all in for 1,780,000 with the . Winter called and then watched the runout secure Lamb’s fourth-place finish.
Winter picked up yet another victim 45 minutes later. Davies limped with the before Winter moved all in from the button with the . Davies called off his last 3,525,000. The put Davies in dire straits and the turn and river both failed to save him from a third-place result.
Thanks to the three players he had eliminated, Winter started heads-up play with a nearly 3-1 chip lead over Peters. It took almost exactly an hour for Winter to put the finishing touches on his first USPO title. Winter shoved all in with the and Peters called all in with the . The flop gave Winter two pair. The turn was the to give Peters outs to a straight. The river was the and Peters was eliminated in second place.
The win gives Winter a total of four straight final table appearances in the 2019 USPO. He also has a second-place finish, a sixth-place finish, and a fifth-place finish. Those results and this victory moved Winter to the top spot on the overall 2019 USPO leaderboard through four events.
USPO Top 10 After Event #4
The final table for Event #5: $10,000 No-Limit Hold’em will take place on Monday.
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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