Peters tops biggest U.S. Poker Open field ever
The 2021 live poker boom extends even into the high roller circuit, as the PokerGO Tour’s current high-stakes major series continues to draw record attendance.
U.S. Poker Open Event #7: $10,000 No-Limit Hold’em, saw 99 entries register, the most for any event in the history of the series. A familiar name topped the charts among that field.
David Peters clinched the Event #7 win Thursday night, securing a $217,800 payday. Peters outlasted Jared Jaffee (2nd – $158,400) in heads-up play to emerge through the record-breaking field with the win.
The previous U.S. Poker Open attendance record was set in Event #1: $10,000 No-Limit Hold’em from earlier in the 2021 U.S. Poker Open. That mark (95 entries) lasted just seven days, topped by the latest $10k NLHE event in this year’s series.
U.S. Poker Open Event #7 $10,000 No-Limit Hold’em final table results
Reigning series champion adds yet another title to his legacy
The Event #7 win adds $217,800 to Peters’ career live tournament earnings, which now stand at $33,980,539 according to the Hendon Mob database. Peters immediately entered U.S. Poker Open Event #8: $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha after Thursday’s Event #7 win.
Peters finished just short of a final table appearance in Event #8, finishing eighth for a $25,200 payday. The American high roller fixture sits in the top ten among all-time tournament earnings leaders. He came away as the U.S. Poker Open leaderboard champion the last time the series ran, in 2019.
Other final table finishers included Andrew Lichtenberger (3rd – $118,800), Brock Wilson ($118,800), Alex Foxen (5th – $79,200), Ivan Zufic (6th – $59,400) and Dan Shak (7th – $49,500).
Here’s a look at winners and second-place finishers from the 2021 U.S. Poker Open so far:
U.S. Poker Open winners (through seven events)
|Event #1: $10,000 No-Limit Hold’em||Jake Daniels||Dan Shak||$218,500|
|Event #2: $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha||Sam Soverel||Jordan Cristos||$175,500|
|Event #3: $10,000 No-Limit Hold’em||Joe McKeehen||Ray Qartomy||$200,200|
|Event #4: $10,000 Big Bet Mix||John Riordan||Sean Perry||$163,200|
|Event #5: $10,000 No-Limit Hold’em||Joey Weissman||Adam Hendrix||$204,400|
|Event #6: $10,000 8-Game||Eli Elezra||Steve Zolotow||$169,600|
|Event #7: $10,000 No-Limit Hold’em||David Peters||Jared Jaffee||$217,800|
The Event #7 win cash puts Peters in the mix for a possible repeat performance as the U.S. Poker Open leaderboard champion.
Through seven events, former WSOP Main Event champ Joe McKeehen sits atop the leaderboard:
2021 U.S. Poker Open Championship Standings (through seven events)
|Place||Player Name||Series Points||Earnings|
The 2021 U.S. Poker Open continues through June 15. Stay tuned to Poker.org for continuing coverage of the high-stakes tournament series.
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