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The 2021 U.S. Poker Open wrapped up Tuesday with David Peters earning his second consecutive USPO leaderboard title. The 12-event series at the PokerGO studios at the Aria in Las Vegas drew 837 total entries and awarded $11,084,000 in prize money. Throughout the two weeks of action, a number of familiar faces made their way to final tables while some less-than-well-known players seized a piece of the spotlight against some of the best players in the world. Peters' Personal Poker Playground Peters put on a performance for the ages on his way to winning the U.S. Poker Open leaderboard for a se
Although he started the day with the chip lead, Jared Bleznick was forced to battle back from a short stack late during the final table of Event #8 ($10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha) of the U.S. Poker Open 2021 in which he took home the $189,000 first-place prize and locked down his first USPO title. It seemed like PLO specialist Maxx Coleman was going to roll to victory for much of the day. Coleman took over the chip lead early, amassed a massive stack, and eliminated three of the final six players at the table. But the experienced Bleznick hung around and when he got short-stacked, found critical
John Riordan overcame a two-time GPI Player of the Year and a self-described 'King of No Limit Duece' to win U.S. Poker Open Event #4 ($10,000 Big Bet Mix) on Monday night in Las Vegas. The tournament featured a rotation of three games; No Limit Hold'em, Pot Limit Omaha, and No Limit Deuce to Seven. Riordan outlasted a final table that included Alex Foxen, who won GPI POY in 2018 and 2019, Jim Collopy, and Sean Perry, who began the final table with the lead, to take home the title and the accompanying $163,200 first-place prize money. The final table broadcast started five-handed followi
Sam Soverel went wire-to-wire at the final table of U.S. Poker Open 2021 Event #2 ($10,000 PLO) by starting the day as the overwhelming chip leader and closing it out as the winner, collecting the $175,500 first-place prize for his first USPO victory. The Pot Limit Omaha event saw 65 entries generate a $650,000 prize pool with plenty of notable names taking part. Plenty of well-known high rollers ran deep including Ben Yu who finished in ninth for $26,000 and Alex Foxen who bubbled the final table in seventh place for $32,500. Only six returned for Day 2 and joining Soverel was 2019 USPO PL