The 2019 U.S. Poker Open Series Champion David Peters is the odds-on favorite to defend his title after winning USPO Event #11: $25,000 No-Limit Hold’em for $467,750 at the PokerGO Studio at the Aria Resort & Casino.
It was another dominating display for Peters as he came into the final table with one of the short stacks only to soar ahead and oust the final four players in Ivan Zufic, Dan Shak, Event #1 champion Jake Daniels, and Vanessa Kade en route to yet another victory.
Peters is absolutely on fire as this was the remarkably his third title in five days. On Thursday, Peters won Event #7: $10,000 No-Limit Hold’em for $217,800 and before also shipping Event #10: $10,000 Short Deck on Sunday for $124,200.
Winning the U.S. Poker Open Championship isn’t a lock just quite yet for Peters as Sam Soverel can still win the title if he can spin up a short stack at the final table of Event #12: $50,000 No-Limit Hold’em. Soverel will need to win the event to dethrone Peters, otherwise, the festival is looking at its first back-to-back champion.
Heads-up action lasted just one hand with Peters holding a 3:1 chip advantage against Zufic. It was a huge cooler for Zufic who got it in with a premium hand heads-up with nines only to run into the tens held by Peters. The board ran dry for Zufic and he settled for the healthy runner-up prize of $345,000, while Peters was awarded his third title this festival.
|1||David Peters||United States||$465,750|
|3||Dan Shak||United States||$224,250|
|4||Jake Daniels||United States||$172,500|
|6||Frank Funaro||United States||$103,500|