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Event #9: $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em

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

Ali Imsirovic

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.


*Images courtesy of Poker Central

Player Chips Progress
Ali Imsirovic ba
Ali Imsirovic
ba 5,075,000
Vanessa Kade ca
Vanessa Kade
ca 1,715,000
Cary Katz us
Cary Katz
us 1,455,000
Erik Seidel us
Erik Seidel
us 1,405,000
Andrew Lichtenberger us
Andrew Lichtenberger
us 1,315,000
Thomas Winters us
Thomas Winters
us 970,000
Jake Schindler us
Jake Schindler
us 440,000

Tags: Ali ImsirovicAndrew LichtenbergerCary KatzDavid PetersErik SeidelJake SchindlerThomas WintersVanessa Kade