Vanessa Kade makes final table run at U.S. Poker Open $25,000 NLH event

Vanessa Kade makes final table run at U.S. Poker Open $25,000 NLH event
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Geoff Fisk
Posted on: June 14, 2021 08:13 PDT

ACR Team Pro is third in chips going into Event #11 final table

The career year continues for Vanessa Kade, and it could include a U.S. Poker Open win.

The Americas Cardroom team pro ended last night’s action among the chip leaders at U.S. Poker Open Event #11: $25,000 No-Limit Hold’em. Kade comes back to today’s six-handed final table third in the chip counts.

The blinds will be at 30,000/60,000/60,000 when the action resumes at Level 15 today. Kade goes back to the PokerGO Studio with 2,190,000 chips, giving her 36.5 big blinds going into final table play.

U.S. Poker Open Event #11: $25,000 No-Limit Hold’em final table chip counts

Place Player Name Chip Count
1 Ivan Zufic 2,865,000
2 Jake Daniels 2,460,000
3 Vanessa Kade 2,190,000
4 Dan Shak 1,320,000
5 David Peters 960,000
6 Frank Funaro 560,000

Kade makes second final table at the 2021 U.S. Poker Open

The Event #11 final table appearance marks the latest chapter of a remarkable year for Kade. The Canadian tournament pro signed on as an ACR Team Pro in March.

Just days later, Kade scored the biggest tournament win of her career, taking down the PokerStars Sunday Million 15th Anniversary Event. That win earned $1,514,920, a life-changing payday for Kade.

Kade’s poker career features a resume heavily weighted toward online tournament results, although she does make occasional live appearances at the World Series of Poker, WSOP Circuit Events, and other tournament series.

The U.S. Poker Open, however, marks a major step up in stakes and spotlight for Kade. The U.S. Poker Open stands as one of four majors on the PokerGO Tour.

The 12-event series wraps up Tuesday, and the fields for each tournament have been saturated with some of poker’s most accomplished players. The U.S. Poker Open leaderboard for the 2021 series is topped by names like Ali Imsirovic, David Peters, Andrew Lichtenberger, and former WSOP Main Event champion Joe McKeehen.

Kade’s run in the $25,000 No-Limit Hold’em event marks her second final table appearance of the series. She finished fourth in Event #9: $10,000 No-Limit Hold’em, earning $94,050.

That nearly $100k payout stands as the biggest live tournament score of Kade’s career. She’ll eclipse that feat today, however, as Event #11 awards $103,500 for a fifth-place finish.

The winner’s prize of $465,750 is well within reach for Kade. You can watch the final table action unfold today on PokerGO, with delayed streaming coverage beginning at 4 pm EDT/1 pm PDT.

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