It was bound to happen eventually. After cashing in the first five events of the US Poker Open, Sean Winter's good fortune came to an end just short of the money in Event #6. Stephen Chidwick raised pre-flop to 70,000 on the button and was called by Winter who was
With eight players remaining, two away from the money, here is a list of chip counts as the players take a 10-minute break.
On a board of [8hTd4cQs], Jared Bleznick led out for 15,000 and Sean Winter raised to 74,000. Bleznick paused for a few moments and then called as the river landed the [6d] and he checked. Winter used the full extension of his time, and then bet out 152,000. Bleznick folded, and Winter
With the flop reading [7hQs6c] Sean Winter moved all in over the top of Martin Zamani who snap called. Winter: [8dTc9hKc] Zamani: [KhJsQcQh] Winter flopped a wrap while Zamani flopped top set. The turn was the [4s] and when the river fell the [9c] Winter completed his straight sending Zamani to the rail.
Sean Winter limped in from the small blind and Chance Kornuth raised to 9,000 from the big blind. Winter announced pot and back-raised to 27,000, and Kornuth called. The flop landed [QdAh8h] and Winter bet out 25,000 and Kornuth folded.