U.S. Poker Open ends with $50k victory for Sean Winter, while David Peters tops the leaderboard

Jon Pill
Posted on: June 16, 2021 12:26 PDT

The U.S. Poker Open Event #12: $50,000 No Limit Hold 'em ended with Sean Winters in first. His victory marked the end of an exciting high-stakes series in which the side events were all set at $10k and the quality of play was top notch.

Winter beat a tough final table that included Sam Soverel, Jonathan Little, and Jason Koon. Little tweeted a picture of his chip stack going into the final table. The stack looked healthy, but was all gone soon. Little left in 4th place.

Winter's final match up was with Stephen Chidwick.

The last hand of the day saw Winter get it all in on the river with T♣6♣ against Chidwick's Qx4x. The board gave Winter two pair on the river, beating Chidwick's pair of queens for all the gold.

Winter won $756,000 for his first place finish.

U.S.P.O. Event #12: $50,000 No Limit Hold 'em final table results

Position Player Name Leaderboard Points Prize
1st Sean Winter 454 $756,000
2nd Stephen Chidwick 302 $504,000
3rd Jason Koon 202 $336,000
4th Jonathan Little 139 $231,000
5th Sam Soverel 101 $168,000
6th Bill Klein 63 $105,000

David Peters tops the leaderboard

After winning three of the twelve events, and cashing in one more, it's no surprise that David Peters ended up winning the leaderboard. Decisively.

While Sean Winter's last minute win catapulted him to second place on the board, Peters still led by over 150 points.

For his good play and better luck, Peters ended up taking home an additional $50,000 and the gold eagle trophy. He celebrated his victory with a picture mimicking Kobe Bryant's locker room shot. He captioned the picture with "We did it Kobe."

PokerGO offered their congratulations in slightly more staid terms.

"Congratulations to David Peters, winner of the 2021 U.S. Poker Open!" PokerGO's Twitter team wrote. "Peters collects the $50,000 cash prize and will receive the coveted Golden Eagle trophy."

Daniel Negreanu failed to place in the top 10, as did Vanessa Kade, both disappointing results.

U.S.P.O final leaderboard results

Position Player Name Leaderboard Points 1st Place Finishes ITM Finishes Total Cashes
1st David Peters 646 3 4 $832,950
2nd Sean Winter 484 1 2 $785,700
3rd Ali Imsirovic 483 1 5 $482,000
4th Stephen Chidwick 427 0 3 $628,700
5th Dan Shak 371 0 4 $459,750
6th Jake Daniels 323 1 2 $391,000
7th Sam Soverel 316 1 4 $382,300
8th Andrew Lichtenberger 308 0 3 $308,000
9th Joe McKeehen 302 1 2 $302,200
10th Steve Zolotow 289 0 3 $289,000

Featured image source: PokerGO