Event #1: $10,000 No Limit Hold'em
Days:
12

Event Info

Prize Pool $950,000
Players 95

Players Info - Day 2

Players Left 1
Entries 7
Event #1: $10,000 No Limit Hold'em
Day 2 Completed

Jake Daniels Wins U.S. Poker Open Event #1: $10,000 No Limit Hold'em ($218,500)

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Jake Daniels
Jake Daniels

Jake Daniels came from behind against Dan Shak in heads-up play to win the U.S. Poker Open Event #1: $10,000 No Limit Hold'em for $218,500 at the PokerGO Studio at the ARIA Resort & Casino.

This was the second biggest live poker tournament cash for Daniels. According to The Hendon Mob, he amassed nearly $1.6 million in live tournament earnings with his biggest win coming more than a year ago when he shipped the WPT L.A. Poker Classic Event #65: $25,000 No Limit Hold'em - PokerGO High Roller for $281,390.

The event proves live poker is alive and well in the gambling capital of the world as it established a new U.S. Poker Open record with 95 entries battling it out in hopes of winning the first title of the festival.

Event #1 Final Table Results

PlaceNameCountryPrize
1Jake DanielsUnited States$218,500
2Dan ShakUnited States$152,000
3Barry HutterUnited States$114,000
4Stephen ChidwickUnited Kingdom$95,000
5Steve ZolotowUnited States$76,000
6Sergi ReixachSpain$57,000
7Tim McDermottUnited States$47,500

Final Table Action

The final table was broadcast on a short delay exclusively at the subscription-based streaming service PokerGO. Shak began the action with the chip lead with Daniels and Barry Hutter closest on his tail.

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Tim McDermott was just behind this trio but quickly was short on chips and was eliminated by Spain's Sergi Reixach in seventh place for $47,500.

Reixach entered the final table with the shortest stack and eliminating McDermott didn't increase his stack by much. The Spaniard was the next player to go in sixth place for $57,000 when his nine-five suited didn't get there against Hutter's sevens.

Hutter was then at it again eliminating a short-stacked Zolotow in fifth place for $76,000 when his nine-seven suited got there against his opponent's big slick.

Stephen Chidwick was the winner of the inaugural U.S. Poker Open in 2018 but was unable to repeat that performance last night. Instead, he hit the rail in fourth place for $95,000 after his treys were outmatched by Daniels' fives.

Hutter then was down to just 13 big blinds after a long three-handed battle. He got it in with king-seven for middle pair on a ten-seven-six flop against the five-four held by Shak with five-four. A three spiked the river and Hutter was ousted in third place for $114,000.

Dan Shak
Dan Shak finished runner-up in Event #1

Shak began heads-up play with a 3:2 chip advantage against Daniels. Daniels quickly doubled on a cooler of a hand where both players held a straight to take the lead. Shak then fell short of the title and instead claimed the runner-up prize of $152,000 after his king-seven didn't improve against Daniels' ace-trey.

Congrats to Jake Daniels for an amazing start to the 2021 U.S. Poker Open with a win in the opening event for $218,500.

*Images courtesy of Poker Central

Tags: Barry HutterDan ShakJake DanielsSergi ReixachStephen ChidwickSteve ZolotowTim McDermott

Event #1: $10,000 No Limit Hold'em
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