Jared Bleznick Wins USPO Event #8: $10K PLO ($189,000)

Jared Bleznick

Jared Bleznick made his first cash in the 2021 U.S. Poker Open count with a victory in Event #8: $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha for $189,000 on Friday, June 11 at the PokerGO Studio at the ARIA Resort & Casino after defeating Maxx Coleman during heads-up play .

Bleznick, who is approaching $2 million in live tournament earnings, began the day as the chip leader but let Coleman do most of the work at the final table with the runner-up all ending the days of Christopher Usude, Ali Imsirovic, and Joseph Sanders.

Four-card poker continues to be hot among the community of the high rollers as Event #8 attracted 63 entries to generate a $630,000 prize pool.

This represented just two entries less than the 65 entries that battled in Event #2: $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha won by Sam Soverel for $175,500.

The final table was broadcasted to poker fans around the world at the subscription-based PokerGO.

Remember, an annual subscription to PokerGO costs $99.99, but you can save $20 off by using promo code “USPO21” at checkout. Sign up by going here.

U.S. Poker Open Event #8: $10,000 PLO Final Table Payouts

1Jared BleznickUnited States$189,000
2Maxx ColemanUnited States$126,000
3Christopher UsudeUnited States$88,200
4Ali ImsirovicBosnia and Herzegovina$63,000
5Joseph SandersUnited States$50,400
6Frank CrivelloUnited States$37,800

Final Table Action

Bleznick entered the final day with the chip lead with Maxx Coleman just inches behind. Sanders and Imsirovic began in the middle of the pack with Frank Crivello and Usude hoping to spin up their short stacks.

The dynamic soon changed with the two short stacks colliding. Usude got his short stack in holding kings with jack-four against Crivello with aces with queen-seven. Crivello (sixth - $37,800) was down to just one big blind which was dusted off two hands later after Usude improved to a flush to catapult himself into contention.

Usude didn't just ladder up one spot as he witnessed Coleman ousted both Imsirovic (fourth - $63,000) and Sanders (fifth - $50,400).

Time was then up for Usude while Coleman's position as the table terminator continued. Usude committed his stack with top pair on an ace-high flop and was drawing dead on the turn to hit the rail in third place for $88,200 for the biggest live tournament score in his poker career.

Bleznick chipped up during heads-up play to leave Coleman with just a few blinds. Coleman with the double-suited nine-seven-six-deuce jammed the ten-seven-four flop and needed help after Bleznick called with ace-eight-eight-seven.

Bricks came on the turn and river and Coleman settled for the runner-up prize of $126,000, while Bleznick won the event for $189,000. Make sure to check out the winner's interview with him and Jeff Platt below where Bleznick professes his love for a different form of cards.

Ali Imsirovic Sports a Commanding Chip Lead Over the Final 7 in Event #9

Ali Imsirovic
Ali Imsirovic leads final seven players in Event #9

Live poker continues to boom in the high roller community with the U.S. Poker Open Event #9: $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em attracting 99 players to generate a $990,000 prize pool.

This ties a USPO record set earlier just days ago when David Peters finished on top of a field of 99 entries to win Event #7: $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em for $217,800.

Ali Imsirovic (5,075,000) leads the final seven players in the U.S. Poker Open Event #9: $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em after bagging near half the chips in play on Day 1.

Vanessa Kade (1,715,000), Cary Katz (1,455,000), Erik Seidel (1,405,000), and Andrew Lichtenberger (1,315,000) all advanced with stacks north of 1 million with Thomas Winters (970,000) and Jake Schindler (440,000) hoping to spin up their short stacks at the final table.

Event #9 Final Table Seat Draw

SeatPlayerCountryChip CountBig Blinds
1Jake SchindlerUnited States440,0007
2Vanessa KadeCanada1,715,00029
3Cary KatzUnited States1,455,00024
4Ali ImsirovicBosnia and Herzegovina5,075,00085
5Andrew LichtenbergerUnited States1,315,00022
6Thomas WintersUnited States970,00016
7Erik SeidelUnited States1,405,00023

Where to Watch the Final Table?

The final seven players will return to the PokerGo Studios on Saturday, June 12 with the action expected to begin at 3 p.m. EDT. PokerGO will live stream what promises to be some of the most exciting poker action of the year beginning at 4 p.m. EDT.

Remember, an annual subscription to PokerGO costs $99.99, but you can save $20 off by using promo code “USPO21” at checkout. Sign up by going here.

Final Table Payouts

All returning players are guaranteed at least a $49,500 payout with the eventual winner slated to take home a huge $217,800 top prize.


2021 U.S. Poker Open Championship Standings

Joe McKeehen Wins USPO Event #3: $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em ($200,200)
Joe McKeehen leads the 2021 USPO Leaderboard

USPO Event #3 champion Joe McKeehen continues his reign on top of the 2021 U.S. Poker Open Championship Standings for the fourth straight day with Steve Zolotow residing in second place for the third straight day.

All it took for Event #7 champion David Peters to catapult from sixth to third on the leaderboard was an eighth-place performance in Event #8 for $25,200.

Meanwhile, Maxx Coleman, whose runner-up performance in Event #8 was his third cash during the 2021 USPO hopped into fifth place on the leaderboard with Dan Shak sitting pretty in between Peters and Coleman in fourth place.

1Joe McKeehen30212$302,200
2Steve Zolotow28903$289,000
3David Peters24312$243,000
4Dan Shak23603$235,500
5Maxx Coleman23103$230,800
6John Riordan22213$221,800
7Jake Daniels21911$218,500
8Sam Soverel21413$214,300
9Joey Weissman20411$204,000
10Jared Bleznick18911$189,000

2021 U.S. Poker Open Results

EventEntriesPrize PoolWinnerCountryPrize
Event #1: $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em95$950,000Jake DanielsUnited States$218,500
Event #2: $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha65$650,000Sam SoverelUnited States$175,000
Event #3: $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em77$770,000Joe McKeehenUnited States$200,200
Event #4: $10,000 Big Bet Mix48$480,000John RiordanUnited States$163,200
Event #5: $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em85$850,000Joey WeissmanUnited States$204,000
Event #6: $10,000 8-Game68$680,000Eli ElezraUnited States$183,600
Event #7: $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em99$990,000David PetersUnited States$217,800
Event #8: $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha63$630,000Jared BleznickUnited States$189,000

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  • Jared Bleznick made his first cash in the 2021 U.S. Poker Open count with a win in Event #8: $10K PLO for $189,000.

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