Through the Lens: Imsirovic Arrives, Chidwick Thrives

Heading into Day 7 of the 2019 US Poker Open and the headlines are all too similar to the 2018 USPO. Stephen Chidwick is doing what Stephen Chidwick does, making runs in everything and proving why he is one of the most elite players in the game today. Meanwhile, young

Chidwick Looking to Retake USPO Lead at Event #6 Final Table

Stephen Chidwick is now the only player besides Sean Winter to make four final tables at the 2019 U.S. Poker Open. Chidwick is currently sitting 100 points behind Winter. He will tie Winter for the lead with a third-place finish. As for today, Chidwick enters as the chip leader with

Player Spotlight: Anthony Zinno

You won't often find Anthony Zinno at the poker table dressed like a slob or looking angry. He not only has style but is always positive even when the cards aren't going his way. Prior to turning pro, Zinno earned a degree in chemical engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute and then

Player Spotlight: Sam Soverel

Sam Soverel is right at home playing a full slate at the 2019 U.S. Poker Open. The reigning High Roller of the Year had quite the 12-month run leading into this year’s USPO. Soverel won nine high roller tournaments last year and cashed in 20 total. His total earnings on the

Player Spotlight: Stephen Chidwick

Stephen Chidwick knows the grind of the U.S. Poker Open well. He is, after all, the first and reigning champion of the tournament. Chidwick won two events and made five final tables at last year’s event, totaling $1.2 million in cashes. This year, he picked up right where he left off,

Player Spotlight: Alex Foxen

The world’s top-rated poker player has been a mainstay at the 2019 U.S. Poker Open at ARIA in Las Vegas. Alex Foxen’s last few months – which include a career-best $2.1 million score in the $300,000 Super High Roller Bowl in late December – have deservedly given him the distinction

Ali Imsirovic Adds USPO Event #5 To His Resume ($442,500)

At his first U.S. Poker Open final table, Ali Imsirovic came, saw, and conquered! The Bosnian-born American washed way his slow start to this series by taking down Event #5 - $25,000 No-Limit Hold'em for $442,500. With the win, the reigning Poker Masters champion also jumps into the top five for

Cary Katz Eliminated in 2nd Place ($295,000)

Cary Katz was eliminated in second place after battling all the way with no more than about 15 big blinds. He made it to heads up and after a few hands and a limp preflop, he check-raised the [Qs6c2c] flop with [Kc5c] and Ali Imsirovic called with [9c6s]. The turn was

Dan Shak Eliminated in 3rd Place ($206,500)

Ali Imsirovic continued to press his advantage and raised under the gun with [Ks3d] and Dan Shak defended the big blind with [9d8s]. The flop came [9s3s2s], giving Shak top pair and a flush draw. Imsirovic had middle pair with a better flush draw. The action got a bit wild on the turn