Sean Winter is the chip leader at the final table for Event #9 – $50,000 No-Limit Hold’em. He enters the day with a big lead over his next closest opponents. Koray Aldemir, who already has a second place finish under his belt, and Ryan Riess, the 2013 WSOP Main Event Champion, are tied for second in chips.
David Peters and Seth Davies are making their second final table appearances of the series. Peters entered the day as the chip leader in the $10,000 Short Deck, an event Winter won. Davies finished third in that same event.
Alex Foxen is making his first final table appearance of the series. The last time he was at a final table in the PokerGO studio, he finished second to Isaac Haxton in Super High Roller Bowl V. If Foxen managed to close out the series with two wins, he would have enough points to win the overall title, assuming Stephen Chidwick doesn’t final table Event #10. Of course, if Winter wins today he will set the bar too high for anyone not currently in the top ten.
Winter has made five final tables in the 2019 USPO and is looking to be the second player to win two events, and take the overall lead back from reigning champ Stephen Chidwick. If previous final tables are any indication, the start of day chip leader has only won three of the events so far. Ali Imsirovic made quick work of the Event #6 final table, only to be outdone when Bryn Kenney tore through the Event #7 final table. Kenney entered the day fourth in chips.
Winter has made USPO final tables in Pot-Limit Omaha (6th place in Event #2), Short Deck (Winner Event #4), and No-Limit Hold’em (2nd in Event #1, 5th in Event #3). He took a few days off from final tables, but is now back and looking to cap take the USPO overall lead heading into the $100,000 Main Event.
Here are the current overall USPO standings (through Event #8). The winner of the USPO overall leaderboard will take home an additional $100,000.
|2019 U.S. Poker Open Championship Standings|
|1||Stephen Chidwick (4)||540||$705,950|
|2||Sean Winter (4)||440||$419,900|
|3||Nick Schulman (2)||410||$390,000|
|4||Brandon Adams (3)||365||$314,750|
|5||Cary Katz (3)||340||$580,200|
|6||Bryn Kenney (2)||240||$477,000|
|7||Lauren Roberts (2)||240||$263,400|
|8||Jordan Cristos (2)||240||$206,200|
|10||Ben Yu (3)||200||$262,800|
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