A record-breaking 95 entries have been made in occasion no. 1 of the 2021 U.S. Poker Open, a $10,000 buy-in no-limit maintain’em event held on the PokerGO studio at Aria in Las Vegas.
After two days of play, it was Texas poker professional Jake Daniels who got here away with the victory, together with $218,500 of the $950,000 prize pool.
This was Daniels’ third remaining desk of the yr, and continues the recent streak he began in December of 2019 with a win on the WPT Five Diamond World Poker Classic. Last yr, he picked up victories on the Aria Winter High Roller Series, in addition to the L.A. Poker Classic High Roller earlier than the dwell event circuit was shut down. He now has almost $1.6 million in profession event earnings.
In order to assert the title, Daniels needed to overcome a troublesome remaining desk that included excessive rollers Sergi Reixach and Barry Hutter, Card Player columnist Steve Zolotow, 2018 USPO champion Stephen Chidwick, and day 1 chip chief Dan Shak.
Daniels knocked out Chidwick in fourth place, earlier than Shak busted Hutter to arrange a heads-up showdown. Shak held a virtually 2:1 chip result in begin, however a cooler when each gamers made straights flipped the benefit to Daniels.
It wasn’t lengthy after that when Daniels was in a position to shut out the match and safe the title.
Here are the ultimate desk outcomes.
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