PokerGO to Host Next US Poker Open in Vegas June 3-15
Tournament series on the PokerGO calendar tend to involve high-stakes players. They do love a good series like the Poker Masters and the US Poker Open. All of those went into a holding pattern during 2020 – because pandemic, obv – but as Las Vegas reopens, the high-stakes poker crowd is anxious to return to their series at the PokerGO Studio in Las Vegas.
The US Poker Open is the first of the PokerGO series to return.
The series of live high-stakes poker tournaments debuted in 2018, with Stephen Chidwick as its overall champion. They then completed a very successful series in 2019 as David Peters took the championship title. And it was so anxious for the next year that Poker Central announced the 2020 USPO schedule in December 2019. It was set for March 19-30 with 12 tournaments, their buy-ins ranging from $10K to $50K. And then, of course, it didn’t happen – because pandemic, obv.
They’re ready to try again.
2021 USPO in June
This week, Poker Central announced that the 2021 US Poker Open will take place June 3-15 at the PokerGO Studio at Aria Casino in Las Vegas. It will again offer 12 tournaments with several variations and with buy-ins from $10K to $50K.
The schedule will be:
-Event 1 on June 3: $10K NLHE (2x reentry)
-Event 2 on June 4: $10K PLO (2x reentry)
-Event 3 on June 5: $10K NLHE (2x reentry)
-Event 4 on June 6: $10K Big Bet Mix (2x reentry)
-Event 5 on June 7: $10K NLHE (2x reentry)
-Event 6 on June 8: $10K 8-Game Mix (2x reentry)
-Event 7 on June 9: $10K NLHE (2x reentry)
-Event 8 on June 10: $10K PLO (2x reentry)
-Event 9 on June 11: $10K NLHE (2x reentry)
-Event 10 on June 12: $10K Short Deck (2x reentry)
-Event 11 on June 13: $25K NLHE (2x reentry)
-Event 12 on June 14: $50K NLHE (1x reentry)
— Kevin Mathers (@KevmathVegas) May 12, 2021
As has been the case for past USPO series, players will earn points for their cashes in the series. The person in the end with the most points will win the series, its Golden Eagle trophy, and $50K in cash.
But wait; there’s more. Players will also earn points on the PokerGO Tour leaderboard. There is a long list of tournaments with qualifying point potential, and they move a player closer to the Player of the Year award. The winner receives $100K, with the runner-up taking $50K and third-place finisher $25K.
Players began earning points when the high-stakes tournaments resumed at Aria in Las Vegas after the pandemic shutdowns. Other qualifying tournaments included the Wynn High Roller in March, L.A. Poker Classic $10K in March, and two high rollers at the Seminole Hard Rock in Florida in April.
Next up on the PokerGO Tour are Venetian high rollers at the end of May, then the US Poker Open and high-stakes events at the Aria and Wynn in June. The inaugural PokerGO Cup will then begin in July, the returning Poker Masters in September, and Aria high rollers mixed in throughout the year.
At this point, the top five players on the leaderboard are:
–Ali Imsirovic: 1,145 points for $1,659,010 earned (4 wins, 10 cashes)
–Sean Perry: 931 points for $1,328,118 earned (1 win, 8 cashes)
–Sean Winter: 613 points for $869,090 earned (1 win, 7 cashes)
–Chris Brewer: 604 points for $888,500 earned (1 win, 8 cashes)
–Brock Wilson: 487 points for $695,186 earned (5 cashes)
PokerGO Tour Leaderboard:
@aliImsirovic holds top spot 🎉
The next set of tournaments are the @ARIAPoker High Rollers running May 5-8!
— PokerGO Tour (@PokerGOTour) April 29, 2021