The US Poker Open series has ended in Las Vegas, with over 10 tournaments with buy-ins ranging from $10,000 to $25,000. In addition to being included in the series in the annual PokerGO rankings, the USPO has continued to honor the best player in the series.
The new champion of the American championship is David Peters – he is the only one who managed to get this title twice. In 2019, he also earned the biggest part of prize money and was in the lead in the ranking.
It is noteworthy that for two championships in a row, David is fighting with Sean Winter. But if last time their gap was only a few points, then this year Peters confidently won by a wide margin.
David won three of the 12 USPO events:
- NLHE for $10,000 – $217,800;
- Short Deck for $10,000 – $124,200;
- NLHE for $25,000 – $465,750.
An American poker pro won a short deck tournament for the first time, but missed all Omaha and mixed games. The total prize money for David was $833,000, which gave him 646 points in the ranking and victory in the championship. For leadership in the ranking, Peters added another $50,000 to the prize money and a new cup – the golden eagle.
“It’s unique to win three tournaments while missing Omaha and mixed games. I sent Sean voodoo spells so that he would not do to me what I did to him last time” ─ commented Sean.
Despite three victories, David is still sixth in the PokerGO Tour rankings. The leadership is held by Ali Imsirovich. His total prize money is $1,977,470 YTD and so far he leads the table with 1,416 points. In second place is Sean Perry with a score of 1,150 points.
The next series on the schedule is the PokerGO Cup. This is a new festival taking place from July 1st to 12th in Las Vegas. There are nine Hold’em tournaments with buy-ins ranging from $10,000 to $50,000, as well as a $100,000 heads-up championship.