The sizzling streak continues for Joe McKeehen, who took down occasion no. 3 of the U.S. Poker Open on Sunday, incomes his second title of the yr and $200,200.
The Philadelphia native is making the case that he’s probably the most completed former WSOP champion within the fashionable period, with greater than $10 million in event cashes since taking down the 2015 important occasion for $7,683,346.
His newest victory came visiting a discipline of 77 gamers within the $10,000 no-limit maintain’em occasion, incomes him 420 Card Player Player of the Year factors and transferring him into fifth place within the standings.
McKeehen earned his third profession bracelet on the 2020 WSOP Online sequence, and he returned to stay poker this yr with a runner-up end on the $5,000 buy-in WPT Venetian important occasion for $491,960, and a win on the $10,000 Wynn Spring Classic for $224,100.
In order to safe the title, McKeehen needed to overcome a troublesome remaining desk that included Andrew Lichtenberger (eighth), Barry Hutter (seventh), Justin Saliba (sixth), Jake Schindler (fifth), Steve Zolotow (4th), Ali Imsirovic (third), and Ray Qartomy (2nd).
On the ultimate hand, each Imsirovic and Qartomy had been all in towards McKeehen’s pocket jacks, and the board introduced the remaining two jacks to offer McKeehen quads and the double knockout.
Both Hutter and Zolotow had been making their second remaining desk look of the sequence. Hutter took third in occasion no. 1, whereas Zolotow completed fifth.
Johan Guilbert had an opportunity to money for a 3rd time, having completed in tenth place in each of the primary two occasions, however he busted on the cash bubble in twelfth place. The Frenchman was wanting good to make it three for 3 till he ran his pocket kings into the pocket aces of Imsirovic to be despatched to the rail emptyhanded.
Speaking of Imsirovic, the 26-year-old continues to crush the high roller circuit. He has now remaining tabled 13 occasions to go together with 5 wins in 2021, all with buy-ins of $10,000 or greater.
He now has $2.1 million in cashes this yr, bringing his lifetime complete to $11.5 million. Imsirovic picked up one other 280 POY factors, giving him 2,988 and transferring him into second place general behind Qing Liu. He additionally banked 100 PokerGO Tour factors, a race he is dominating in the intervening time.
Here are the ultimate desk outcomes.
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The U.S. Poker Open is a 12-event sequence held between June 3-14 on the Aria Resort & Casino in Las Vegas.
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