US Poker Open Wraps with David Peters as Champ Again
The first US Poker Open since the pandemic is complete, and a familiar face claimed the overall championship title yet again.
The PokerGO Studio was abuzz with excitement as high-stakes poker players gathered at the beginning of June to play some big buy-in poker. After having to take the series online in 2020, everyone was excited to be back at actual poker tables, trading actual chips and looking at actual cards.
One player was ready to defend his title, the one he claimed in 2019 by winning the US Poker Open that year. David Peters played tough fields in the 10-tournament series more than two years prior. He ended up with second place in the $10K Short Deck, fifth in the $50K NLHE, and then first place in $100K NLHE Main Event. Not only did he win $1,584,000 for those scores but he became the player of the series, worth $100K and a seat into a $300K Super High Roller Bowl.
— PokerGO Tour (@PokerGOTour) February 24, 2019
Peters would have to fight hard to win it all again. The 2021 US Poker Open offered 12 tournaments, with buy-ins totaling $175K…without taking advantage of any reentries. Action started on June 3 at the Las Vegas PokerGO Studio.
Big Names, Big Scores
Let’s move right along to the field totals and winners:
Event 1: $10K NLHE = 95 entries, $950K prize pool, 14 players paid
-Jake Daniels wins for $218,500
Event 2: $10K NLHE = 65 entries, $650K prize pool, 10 players paid
-Sam Soverel wins for $175,500
Event 3: $10K NLHE = 77 entries, $770K prize pool, 11 players paid
-Joe McKeehen wins for $200,200
Event 4: $10K Big Bet Mix = 48 entries, $480K prize pool, 7 players paid
-John Riordan wins for $480K
Event 5: $10K NLHE = 85 entries, $850K prize pool, 13 players paid
-Joey Weissman wins for $204K
Event 6: $10K 8-Game Mix = 68 entries, $680K prize pool, 10 players paid
-Eli Elezra wins for $183,600
Event 7: $10K NLHE = 99 entries, $990K prize pool, 15 players paid
-David Peters wins for $217,800
Event 8: $10K PLO = 63 entries, $630K prize pool, 9 players paid
-Jared Bleznick wins for $189K
Event 9: $10K NLHE = 99 entries, $990K prize pool, 15 players paid
-Ali Imsirovic wins for $217,800
Event 10: $10K Short Deck = 27 entries, $270K prize pool, 4 players paid
-David Peters wins for $124,200
Event 11: $25K NLHE = 69 entries, $1,725,000 prize pool, 10 players paid
-David Peters wins for $465,750
Event 12: $50K NLHE = 42 entries, $2.1M prize pool, 6 players paid
-Sean Winter wins for $756K
With those three victories and four cashes, David Peters accumulated 646 points, far ahead of his fellow competitors, to claim an overall victory in the 2021 US Poker Open. Therefore, he won the Golden Eagle trophy and $50K in cash.
We did it Kobe pic.twitter.com/oaHxPdINIn
— David Peters (@dpeterspoker17) June 16, 2021
Sean Winter was second on the leaderboard with 484 points, just one point ahead of Ali Imsirovic. Stephen Chidwick and Dan Shak rounded out the top five.