David Peters takes U.S. Poker Open Event #7 for $217,800

Geoff Fisk
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Posted on 06/11/2021

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

PlacePlayer NamePrize
1David Peters$217,800
2Jared Jaffee$158,400
3Andrew Lichtenberger$118,800
4Brock Wilson$89,100
5Alex Foxen$79,200
6Ivan Zufic$59,400
7Dan Shak$49,500

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)

TournamentWinnerRunner-UpFirst-Place Prize
Event #1: $10,000 No-Limit Hold’emJake DanielsDan Shak$218,500
Event #2: $10,000 Pot-Limit OmahaSam SoverelJordan Cristos$175,500
Event #3: $10,000 No-Limit Hold’emJoe McKeehenRay Qartomy$200,200
Event #4: $10,000 Big Bet MixJohn RiordanSean Perry$163,200
Event #5: $10,000 No-Limit Hold’emJoey WeissmanAdam Hendrix$204,400
Event #6: $10,000 8-GameEli ElezraSteve Zolotow$169,600
Event #7: $10,000 No-Limit Hold’emDavid PetersJared 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)

PlacePlayer NameSeries PointsEarnings
1Joe McKeehen302$302,200
2Steve Zolotow289$289,000
3Dan Shak236$235,500
4John Riordan222$221,800
5Jake Daniels219$218,500
6David Peters218$217,800
7Sam Soverel214$214,300

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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