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U.S. Poker Open 2018

Event #6 – $25,000 NLH

level

Blinds

0 / 0

players remaining

1

entrants

49

Buy-in

25,000 USD

Prize Pool

1,225,000 USD

Starting stack

125,000

Average stack

6,125,000

Benjamin Pollak Wins 2018 U.S. Poker Open Event #6 For $416,500

Benjamin Pollak wins Event #6 of the 2018 US Poker Open.

Benjamin Pollak is the newest player to climb behind Stephen Chidwick on the U.S. Poker Open leaderboard. Pollak won the $25,000 No Limit Hold’em High Roller for his third cash of the series. The final table was the second for the 2017 WSOP Main Event finalist, who is now up to $554,600 in total winnings for the series.

Pollak faced tough opposition with Chidwick, Jason Koon, and Isaac Haxton standing in front of him. Koon got on the board in the USPO by making the top-six and Haxton followed up his bronze medal in the $25,000 Mixed Game Championship.

Brian Green and Eli Berg made early departures from the PokerGO stream, leaving the four pros to battle.

Haxton would not make his second USPO podium and departed in fourth. Chidwick followed him out but not without adding to his booming overall lead. PokerGO’s Maria Ho filled in viewers on Chidwick’s outstanding performance thus far.

By making his fourth USPO final table appearance, Chidwick earned a bronze medal to add to his total points lead. $1 million is the next barrier for Chidwick, who is less than a single min-cash from hitting seven figures.

Koon eliminated Chidwick to setup heads up play between him and Pollak.

Pollak opened the confrontation with a large lead over his American competitor. The two exchanged blows before Pollak delivered a knockout punch. It was a hand worthy of a video finish as Pollak stepped into the winner’s circle.

Haxton is in third place on the leaderboard with a gap of over $250,000 between him and Pollak. Daniel Negreanu and Jake Schindler round out the top-five. Negreanu bubbled the final table, placing seventh in Event #6.

One final table remains before the $50,000 USPO Main Event. The third $25,000 High Roller No Limit Hold’em finale airs tomorrow on PokerGO at 4:00 pm ET.

Chidwick is in the driver’s seat but two consecutive podium finishes could put someone in contention to catch him before all is said and done.

Subscribe now to PokerGO to watch the exciting finale to the U.S. Poker Open. Follow all of the U.S. Poker Open action by keeping tabs on the PokerGO and Poker Central Twitter accounts. Open up your browser tomorrow for the Event #7 final table.

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