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USPO #01 – $10,000 No Limit Hold'em
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Highlights

Highlights

USPO #01 – $10,000 No Limit Hold'em
Day 1 Completed

Justin Bonomo Leads the Final Table in Event #1: $10,000 No Limit Hold'em

ajlamers • Level 15: 6,000-12,000, 12,000 ante
Justin Bonomo
Justin Bonomo

The official final table of six has been reached after a solid 10 hours of play on Day 1 of the US Poker Open Event #1: $10,000 No Limit Hold'em. Justin Bonomo will lead the final table with 1,610,000 chips when the action resumes at 12:00 P.M. local time.

Bonomo came into the tournament as the number one ranked player on the 2018 GPI, after an impressive opening month. That momentum seems to have carried over into February as Bonomo will look to capture the opening event of the US Poker Open.

The American poker pro is a regular on the high-stakes poker scene and has amassed over $20 million in career earnings. In the first month of 2018, Bonomo has added over $2 million to his numbers, half of that coming from a second place finish in the $100,000 Super High Roller at the PCA.

It won't be a walk in the park for Bonomo, as he will be chased by five other competitors that will be just as hungry for the win. Boutros Naim made a strong rally late in the day to finish with 1,601,000. This will be the first time Naim has cashed in an event in the United States, with all of his previous earnings coming from events held in Europe. Sam Soverel rounds out the top three, as the only other player with over 1,000,000 chips heading to the final table. Soverel, on the other hand, has made all of his $4.6 million earnings from right here in the United States.

Final Table Seat Draw

SeatPlayerCountryChips
1Stephen ChidwickUnited Kingdom665,000
2Boutros NaimLebanon1,581,000
3Sam SoverelUnited States1,461,000
4Justin YoungUnited States841,000
5David PetersUnited States623,000
6Justin BonomoUnited States1,610,000

The day started off with around 30 players taking to their seats when the gots in the air. With each player allowed two re-entries, it didn't take long to see the number of entries grow to a final count of 68. That made up a prizepool of $680,000 for everyone to battle for with the winner taking home $190,400. A total of 10 places were paid and some players were able to leave with a bit of money in their pockets on Day 1. Anthony Zinno (10th place - $20,400), Jake Schindler (9th place - $20,400), Andy Park (8th place - $27,200), and Cary Katz (7th place - $34,000) all took home some money before they were eliminated today.

Final Table Payouts

PlacePrize (USD)
1st$190,400
2nd$136,000
3rd$88,400
4th$68,000
5th$54,400
6th$40,800

With such a stacked field showing up to play in these high roller events, there was no doubt that some of poker's biggest names were not going to make it through. The likes of Phil Hellmuth, Daniel Negreanu, Bryn Kenney, Adrian Mateos, Erik Seidel, Rainer Kempe, and Isaac Haxton were all ousted before the money bubble burst.

It would be Ryan Riess to fall just short of the money, as he ran into a bad string of cards as the money bubble approached. Not once, but twice, Riess got all of his chips in the middle against Justin Young. Both times Riess held a pocket pair with Young holding only an ace as an overcard. Each time, Young hit his ace and eliminated Riess in 11th place on the money bubble.

The action will resume at approximately 12:00 P.M. PST on February 2nd at the Aria Resort and Casino. The players will move to the feature table to be live-streamed with a delay. The live stream can be watched on PokerGO beginning at 1:00 P.M. PST and played until a winner is crowned. There will be just over three minutes remaining in level 16 with the blinds at 7,000/14,000 and a 14,000 big blind ante. The winner will not only take home nearly $200,000, but will also take the early lead in the race to become the US Poker Open champion.

The PokerNews live reporting team will be here to bring you all of the action with hand-for-hand updates throughout the final table.

Tags: Adrian MateosAndy ParkAnthony ZinnoBoutros NaimBryn KenneyCary KatzDaniel NegreanuDavid PetersErik SeidelIsaac HaxtonJacob SchindlerJustin BonomoJustin YoungPhil HellmuthRainer KempeRyan RiessSam SoverelStephen Chidwick

Cary Katz Eliminated in 7th Place ($34,000)

ajlamers • Level 15: 6,000-12,000, 12,000 ante
Cary Katz
Cary Katz

David Peters opened to 32,000 from the cutoff and Cary Katz shoved all in for 223,000 in the small blind. Stephen Chidwick folded his big blind and Peters made the call.

David Peters: {a-Hearts}{j-Clubs}
Cary Katz: {q-Spades}{q-Diamonds}

Katz was in great position to double up until the dealer fanned the flop of {a-Clubs}{a-Diamonds}{4-Hearts}. Peters flopped trip aces to take the lead until the {q-Hearts} hit the turn. Katz turned a full house and just like that, he was in prime position to win the hand. However, the {j-Spades} landed on the river and Peters made a bigger full house to eliminate Katz in seventh place.

The remaining six players will all bag their chips and return tomorrow at 12:00 P.M. for the final table to be featured on PokerGO.

David Peters us
David Peters
us 580,000 251,000
Cary Katz us
Cary Katz
us Busted

Tags: Cary KatzDavid Peters

Unofficial Final Table

ajlamers • Level 15: 6,000-12,000, 12,000 ante

The final seven players have gathered at one table and will play until one more elimination occurs. Here is how they stack up:

SeatPlayerChips
1Stephen Chidwick605,000
2Boutros Naim1,520,000
3Sam Soverel1,270,000
4Justin Young920,000
5David Peters329,000
6Justin Bonomo1,720,000
7Cary Katz255,000
Justin Bonomo us
Justin Bonomo
us 1,720,000 40,000
Boutros Nadim LB
Boutros Nadim
LB 1,520,000 70,000
Sam Soverel us
Sam Soverel
us 1,270,000 278,000
Justin Young us
Justin Young
us 920,000 180,000
Stephen Chidwick gb
Stephen Chidwick
gb 605,000 -135,000
David Peters us
David Peters
us 329,000 -296,000
Cary Katz us
Cary Katz
us 255,000 -155,000

Andy Park Eliminated in 8th Place ($27,200)

ajlamers • Level 15: 6,000-12,000, 12,000 ante
Andy Park
Andy Park

With around 55,000 in the middle and the flop reading {10-Clubs}{9-Hearts}{6-Hearts}, Andy Park and Boutros Naim got all of their chips in the middle. Park was the player at risk and would need to come from behind. He held {q-Clubs}{j-Clubs} for a straight draw while Naim showed an over pair with {k-Hearts}{k-Clubs}.

The {7-Clubs} on the turn provided Park with a flush draw as well, but the {4-Diamonds} on the river bricked off. Park went from the chip leader to eliminated in a matter of two hands, leaving the final seven players to gather at one table.

Boutros Nadim LB
Boutros Nadim
LB 1,450,000 627,000
Andy Park us
Andy Park
us Busted

Tags: Andy ParkBoutros Naim

Park Finally Slips Up

ajlamers • Level 15: 6,000-12,000, 12,000 ante

Andy Park limped in from the cutoff along with Stephen Chidwick in the small blind. Justin Bonomo was in the big blind and raised to 60,000, which was only called by Park.

The two players went heads-up to the flop of {10-Hearts}{5-Diamonds}{2-Spades} and Bonomo led out for another 60,000. Park called and the {3-Clubs} rolled off on the turn. Bonomo threw in a bet of 175,000 and Park continued to call.

The {2-Hearts} completed the board and Bonomo checked this time. Park reached back for a bet of 275,000 and Bonomo called as his time was about to run out. Park tabled {7-Hearts}{7-Spades} while Bonomo turned over the {k-Spades}{k-Hearts} to scoop the pot and the chip lead.

Justin Bonomo us
Justin Bonomo
us 1,680,000 660,000
Andy Park us
Andy Park
us 600,000 -820,000

Tags: Andy ParkJustin BonomoStephen Chidwick

Another Break

ajlamers • Level 15: 6,000-12,000, 12,000 ante

The remaining eight players are taking another 10-minute break. They will continue to play until the final six players are reached.

Naim Wins the Battle of the Blinds

ajlamers • Level 15: 6,000-12,000, 12,000 ante

Andy Park limped in from the small blind and Boutros Naim raised to 42,000 out of the big blind. Park called and the flop came {10-Clubs}{9-Hearts}{8-Diamonds}. Both players checked and the {3-Hearts} landed on the turn.

Park led out for 75,000 and was met with a min-raise to 150,000 from Naim. Park called and the {q-Spades} completed the board. Park checked this time and Naim pushed forward a bet of 200,000. Park thought for a brief moment and then elected to lay his hand down.

Andy Park us
Andy Park
us 1,420,000 -130,000
Boutros Nadim LB
Boutros Nadim
LB 823,000 440,000

Tags: Andy ParkBoutros Naim

Jake Schindler Eliminated in 9th Place ($20,400)

ajlamers • Level 15: 6,000-12,000, 12,000 ante
Jake Schindler
Jake Schindler

Jake Schindler was one of the shorter stacks remaining and got all of his chips in the middle from the big blind against Andy Park in the small blind. Schindler turned over {k-}{j-} against Park's {q-}{7-}.

Park managed to hit a seven on the board and eliminated Schindler in ninth place.

Andy Park us
Andy Park
us 1,550,000 270,000
Jake Schindler us
Jake Schindler
us Busted

Tags: Andy ParkJacob Schindler