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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
David Peters won his third 2021 U.S. Poker Open title on Monday night, but this time the former GPI Player of the Year rode a roller coaster to get there. The win came with a $465,750 payday and moved the defending U.S. Poker Open winner into the lead atop the U.S. Poker Open leaderboard. Peters worked his way from the bottom of the chip counts to the top and lasted through a marathon three-handed battle to win Event #11 ($25,000 NLHE) for his third win of the series and second in as many days. Frank Funaro started the final table as the shortest stack and didn't get much of a chance to
Through the first four events of the 2021 U.S. Poker Open, some of the best players in the world have claimed victory by dominating the final table. On Tuesday night, Joey Weissman arrived at the final table of Event #5 ($10,000 NLHE) with a middle-of-the-pack stack and watched as Adam Hendrix built up a monster stack and appeared to be on his way to claiming victory. That's when Weissman completely turned the tables and came back from holding just 14% of the chips in play when heads up play began to eliminate Hendrix and put an exclamation point on his comeback. Down to just 11 big blin
The argument could be made that Joe McKeehen is the most successful World Series of Poker Main Event champion of the modern era. The 2015 WSOP Main Event champion added a second bracelet in 2017 and has nearly $9 million in live earnings outside of his Main Event victory. Early Wednesday morning, McKeehen added to that resume when he took down Event #14 ($3,200 High Roller) of the 2020 WSOP Online. The event, the biggest buy-in on the 2020 WSOP Online events on WSOP.com, drew 328 unique players who accounted for an additional 128 total reentries to build a prize pool of $1,507,840. McKee