With six players remaining in the action-packed U.S. Poker Open Event #4 – $10,000 Short Deck, David Peters holds the chip lead. The tournament attracted 42 entrants to the PokerGO Studio outside the ARIA Resort & Casino on the Las Vegas Strip Saturday evening.
Once play concluded at 11:45 pm PST, the official money bubble had burst with Jerry Robinson going out in seventh place. Everyone left in the field can sleep well tonight knowing they are guaranteed at least $25,200. But the ultimate goal for each of these players is to claim the first place prize of $151,200 and, of course, secure a much needed 200 series points.
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Both Stephen Chidwick, the defending US Poker Open champion, and Sean Winter were playing to bust open a big series lead as we approach the midway point. They are each guaranteed yet another cash.
Winter entered with 240 points, tied with Jordan Cristos for second place behind Chidwick’s 300. Winter is the only player in the series to have now cashed in all four events.
Saturday’s session was full of exciting hands from start to finish. Phil Hellmuth made an appearance, albeit brief, but was fashionably late like always. The “Poker Brat,” testing out his first short deck tournament, ran his set into Rainer Kempe’s straight and was eliminated about an hour after he sat down.
At 11:30 pm PST, nine hours into Day 1, Joelle Parenteau was eliminated in eighth place by Ben Yu. She moved her entire stack of 300,000 chips in the center with and got a call by Yu’s only to see the board run out , giving her opponent trips and a winning hand.
Moments later, chip leader David Peters added to his stack when he eliminated Jerry Robinson on the bubble. With just 175,000 chips, Robinson moved all-in with and got called by Peters’ , only to see the board bring him no help as the jacks held up.
Other players who failed to cash include Cary Katz, Anthony Zinno, Rainer Kempe, Kristen Bicknell, and Alex Foxen.
Event #4 Final Table Line-Up
Seat 1: David Peters – 5,450,000
Seat 2: Seth Davies – 3,250,000
Seat 3: Ben Yu – 1,795,000
Seat 4: Sean Winter – 1,135,000
Seat 5: Ben Lamb – 325,000
Seat 6: Stephen Chidwick – 645,000
You can follow the final table action on PokerGO Sunday beginning at 5 p.m. EST with cards in the air at 4 p.m. EST. We’ll also have live updates for Day 1 of Event #5 – $25,000 No Limit Hold’em right here at PokerCentral.com from 5 p.m. EST.
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