Through the first few days of the U.S. Poker Open, two players have won battles, but the outcome of the war is still to be decided. That is because the USPO Championship trophy doesn’t go to the player that started the fastest or was the most successful through the first few events of the series. The USPO Championship trophy will go to the winningest player throughout the series, meaning that the war won’t be over until the $50,000 NLH Main Event concludes.
So far, Justin Bonomo and Mike Gorodinsky have done their part to be on the front lines when that battle takes place. Bonomo won the opening $10,000 High Roller for $190,400 and Gorodinsky claimed the $10,000 Pot Limit Omaha title for $179,200.
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USPO dark horse Pierre Nadim, who took 2nd in Event #1, currently sits inside the top-three. PLO runner-up Richard Kirsch sits in 4th, while High Roller extraordinaire David Peters rounds out the top-five. Germany’s Rainer Kempe, who recorded a podium finish in the $10,000 Pot Limit Omaha event, is on the outside looking in after two events.
A few more players will be outside the top-five after Monday’s $25,000 High Roller plays to a winner on PokerGO. There is over $1 million up for grabs at the Event #3 final table and top finishers, regardless of who they are, will be guaranteed a spot on the U.S. Poker Open Championship leaderboard.
That means the leaderboard will have a completely different look on Monday night. You can see those changes happen in real time on PokerGO, when the Event #3 final table begins Monday at 4:00 PM ET. Subscribe now to watch the world’s best players compete in the eight-event U.S. Poker Open on PokerGO.