Sean Perry made it 10,000 to go from late position and picked up a call from Stephen Chidwick in the big blind. The flop fell [Qs4h8c], and Chidwick checked. Perry continued for 6,000, and Chidwick made the call. The dealer burned and turned the [Kh] and Chidwick checked a second
A fiveway limped pot - "not something you normally see on a final table," as commentator James Dempsey noted, ended up with a pot going to Wai Leong Chan after he turned his second pair into a bluff on the river. A flop of [qcAs6s] saw four checks to cutoff Stephen
The board read [Ks5s5h5dKc] and, after no betting until the river, Stephen Chidwick bet 210,000 and Katz called. Chidwick won the hand with [AhTh8s8d] for a full house. Katz was calling with only ace-high and the best non-full house hand, but was no good.
Stephen Chidwick bagged $216,000 and 200 championship points by winning Event #1: $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em of the U.S. Poker Open. Chidwick is the reigning champion of the USPO and entered the final table third in chips behind former World Series of Poker November Niner Joseph Cheong. "I kept running as I