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

Jon Pill
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Posted on: June 16, 2021 9:26 pm EDT

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

PositionPlayer NameLeaderboard PointsPrize
1stSean Winter454$756,000
2ndStephen Chidwick302$504,000
3rdJason Koon202$336,000
4thJonathan Little139$231,000
5thSam Soverel101$168,000
6thBill Klein63$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

PositionPlayer NameLeaderboard Points1st Place FinishesITM FinishesTotal Cashes
1stDavid Peters64634$832,950
2ndSean Winter48412$785,700
3rdAli Imsirovic48315$482,000
4thStephen Chidwick42703$628,700
5thDan Shak37104$459,750
6thJake Daniels32312$391,000
7thSam Soverel31614$382,300
8thAndrew Lichtenberger30803$308,000
9thJoe McKeehen30212$302,200
10thSteve Zolotow28903$289,000

Featured image source: PokerGO