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

David Peters takes U.S. Poker Open Event #7 for $217,800
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Geoff Fisk
Posted on: June 11, 2021 09:17 PDT

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

Place Player Name Prize
1 David Peters $217,800
2 Jared Jaffee $158,400
3 Andrew Lichtenberger $118,800
4 Brock Wilson $89,100
5 Alex Foxen $79,200
6 Ivan Zufic $59,400
7 Dan 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)

Tournament Winner Runner-Up First-Place Prize
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
1 Joe McKeehen 302 $302,200
2 Steve Zolotow 289 $289,000
3 Dan Shak 236 $235,500
4 John Riordan 222 $221,800
5 Jake Daniels 219 $218,500
6 David Peters 218 $217,800
7 Sam Soverel 214 $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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