2019 US Poker Open

USPO #8 - $25,000 8-Game Mix
Days: 1

Brandon Adams Heats Up and Finishes as Chip Leader of the $25,000 8-Game Mix Event with a Huge Bubble on the Horizon

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Brandon Adams
Brandon Adams

A total of 20 entrants made it out to Event #8: $25,000 8-Game Mix and action continued until only four were left standing at the end of the night. In the end, mix game regulars dominated the field, with Chris Vitch, Randy Ohel, and Nick Schulman all making it to the final table. But it was Brandon Adams who bagged the chip lead at the end of the day. Adams is not known specifically as a mixed-games specialist, but he's definitely a well-rounded player who can play all of the games with some degree of proficiency. Adams has multiple six-figure scores both in no-limit hold'em and mixed games.

Among those who showed up but failed to make it through the day were some of the mixed game elites, such as Erik Sagstrom, Eric Rodawig, Nicholas Seiken, John Monnette, and Minh Ly. Ly ran the deepest of the bunch but in the end he wasn't able to make it into the second day. Ly busted in fifth when he got it in with a pair and Randy Ohel went running straight to send Ly to the rail.

Another who failed to make it through the day was last year's champion, Stephen Chidwick. Chidwick's been running hot as of late and he even made it through to the final table, but he fell just short. He would fall after getting it in with a pair of jacks against Minh Ly, but Ly ended up making aces up to send Chidwick to the rail. With that, he won't be able to rack up any more points for the USPO leaderboard.

Here's a look at how the final four stack up:

SeatPlayerChip Count
1Randy Ohel239,000
2Brandon Adams1,217,000
3Chris Vitch280,000
4Nick Schulman765,000

Action will kick back off tomorrow for these players at 1 p.m. local time where they sit on a large money bubble. The next player to go out will miss out on $80,000. Of course the eventual winner of the event will walk away with $270,000 and all the players will be eyeing that.


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Tags: Chris VitchEric RodawigErik SagstromJohn MonnetteMinh LyNicholas SeikenNick SchulmanRandy OhelStephen Chidwick