Through The Lens: Third Time’s a Charm for Chidwick

The defending champion is doing it again at the U.S. Poker Open

The first U.S. Poker Open final table set the stage for 2019, but last year's champion stole the show. (Photos: Drew Amato / Poker Central)

Day 2 of the USPO brought a ton of excitement, as Stephen Chidwick took down an unprecedented third USPO title. We also saw action get underway in Event 2 $10,000 PLO. The second even of the series reached the final table late last night and will feature Jordan Cristos, Cary Katz, and Sean Winter. Preview today’s final table here and you can catch all of the action, along with my photos, exclusively on Poker Central!

What more is there to say? Across 9 USPO events, Stephen Chidwick has 6 final tables and 3 titles. That is ABSURD! It’s always a blast being able to cover Chidwick and it will be fun to watch him try and run down another USPO Championship this week.
Heading into the USPO, Sean Winter was selected as Brent Hank’s “Player to Watch.” So far, he has not disappointed. After finishing 2nd in the opening $10K NL event, he immediately sat in the PLO event and ran up a monster stack. He was near the top of the leaderboard for majority of the day, but will come into today’s final table as the shortest stack. Winter will need 4th or better to overtake Chidwick in the USPO points race. 
The hardworking trio behind the PokerGo break desk. Jeff Platt, Maria Ho, and Brent Hanks! Catch up with them everyday on PokerGO during the final table broadcasts.
There’s never a shortage of action when four cards are in the mix. Yesterday’s $10K PLO event drew a total of 64 entries and chips were flying. Be sure to tune in to watch some of the best in the world sling it around, live on PokerGO at 5 PM PT today!