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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
The average age of the players at most of the high roller final tables played inside the PokerGO studio at the Aria in Las Vegas is probably somewhere around 30 years old. On Wednesday night, the final table of U.S. Poker Open Event #6 ($10,000 8 Game) didn't have a single player under the age of 36. And in the end, it was the second-oldest player at the final table, 60-year-old Eli Elezra, defeating the oldest player at the final table, 76-year-old Steve Zolotow, to take home the title and the $183,600 first place prize. The final seven also included Daniel Negreanu, David Baker, and fo
When the final table of Event #3 ($10,000 NLHE) of the 2021 U.S. Poker Open began, Joe McKeehen was sitting pretty atop the chip counts. A little over two hours later, McKeehen was posing for winner photos after adding another title to his already impressive career resume after dominating the final table from start to finish. It took more than 38 minutes for McKeehen to find his first victim. With blinds of 40,000/80,000 (80,000 BBA), Barry Hutter raised to raised to 400,000 with [poker card="jd"][poker card="th"] leaving himself 160,000 behind. McKeehen woke up with [poker card="kc"][poker
After more than two years away, the U.S. Poker Open 2021 returned this week with Jake Daniels winning Event #1 ($10,000 No Limit Hold’em) for $218,500. There were plenty of high-rollers eager to dive back into the live poker scene as 95 total entries turned Event #1 into the largest field in USPO history. The tournament turned out plenty of star power with players like Daniel Negreanu, Nick Petrangelo, and Alex Foxen among those battling for a piece of the $950,000 prize pool. However, at the end of Day 1, just seven remained including Daniels, Barry Hutter, Sergi Reixach, Dan Shak, and 201