Lauren Roberts became the first woman to win a U.S. Poker Open title when she defeated Koray Aldemir heads up in Event #3 - $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em to win $218,400 and earn 200 USPO player of the series points. Aldemir came into heads up play with the lead, but Roberts earned
From the final table of Event #1 of the 2019 U.S. Poker Open, we look back on the hand that sparked Stephen Chidwick's run that ended up with another big win! On this hand, Chidwick flopped the nuts against Lazaro Hernandez, go check it out for yourself. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-7IS3gZ2D9c
Larry Wight limped in and Stephen Chidwick raised to 250,000. Sean Winter called all in for 145,000 from the cutoff, and Wright folded. Chidwick: [JsTs] Winter: [AcKc] The board ran out [8d6h9dQh7c] and Chidwick's straight sent Winter to the rail.
Joelle Parenteau limped in from first to act and Stephen Chidwick called in middle position as Kristen Bicknell checked her option on the button. The flop landed [8cJdQd] and action checked through to reveal the [As] on the turn. Chidwick bet 20,000, and both Bicknell and Parenteau folded.
Defending US Poker was recently eliminated in third place from Event #3 and he wasn't ready to go home and call it a day just yet. He has a trophy to defend and will attempt to score his third cash of the series. Chidwick late registered for the short deck tournament,
Jordan Cristos is viewed by many as "the tanking guy" for taking quite a bit of time to make his decisions playing in non-shot-clock tournament events. Whenever Cristos' name pops up, the association with his playing style is immediately made, but during the U.S. Poker Open, restricted by shot clocks
Brandon Adams limped from the small blind with [KhQh] and Stephen Chidwick shoved from the small blind for 2,200,000 with [Ah4c]. Adams called. The flop hit both players and the board ran out [Kc4h4d5c7c]. Adams was left with only 60,000 -- less than a big blind. If Adams makes it to the