The U.S. Poker Open continued Monday, with the final table of Event #3 on PokerGO and the $25,000 Mixed Game Championship playing in the ARIA Poker Room. Day 1 of that event played to a six-handed final table, from a field of 45 of the game’s best all-around poker players. When the dust settled, Isaac Haxton was at the top of the leaderboard, while Stephen Chidwick bagged chips to make his third final table of the series.
Chidwick is also going for back-to-back USPO victories, after taking down the $25K High Roller on Monday night. That win, which was worth just shy of $375,000, vaulted Chidwick to the top of the USPO Championship standings. If the British High Roller can pick up another sizable score, he’ll be well out in front heading into the second half of the eight-event series.
Sandwiched between Chidwick and Haxton, is two-time WSOP bracelet winner Chris Vitch. The mixed game specialist won the $10,000 Seven Card Stud Hi/Lo Championship this past summer, after winning his first WSOP bracelet in 2016. Dan Shak, who opened his USPO account in the $10,000 Pot Limit Omaha event, comes back just under 1 million chips.
France’s Benjamin Pollak also picked up his first USPO score in last week’s Pot Limit Omaha event and will make his PokerGO debut at the Mixed Game Championship final table. Pollak will start on the short stack, but Phil Hellmuth is even shorter heading into the Event #4 final table.
That doesn’t seem to worry the 14-time bracelet winner though. Hellmuth said last night that he will enter his first USPO final table “free of expectations” and if Hellmuth can spin up his short stack, he’ll immediately jump near the top of the USPO Championship standings. That is also where Daniel Negreanu hopes to stay after notching his second cash of the series.
Negreanu opened his USPO account at the Event #3 final table and followed a podium finish with a min-cash in the $25,000 Mixed Game Championship. “Kid Poker” was eliminated on the live stream bubble on Monday night, but not before he picked up another $56,250 to add to his USPO tally.
The U.S. Poker Open will stream every day this week and the Event #4 broadcast begins Tuesday at 4:00 PM ET. The $25,000 Mixed Game Championship final table seat draw, along with the player’s chip counts, is provided below:
- Benjamin Pollak – 656,000
- Chris Vitch – 1,399,000
- Isaac Haxton – 2,317,000
- Stephen Chidwick – 1,080,000
- Phil Hellmuth – 372,000
- Dan Shak – 926,000
A list of the remaining Event #4 payouts is also provided below:
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