Welcome to the ARIA Resort & Casino and the PokerGO Studio for the 2019 U.S. Poker Open and Event #5 – $25,000 No-Limit Hold’em.
In 2018, the U.S. Poker Open was a new event added to the string of Poker Central high roller tournaments and the eight events on the schedule saw the likes of Justin Bonomo, Mike Gorodinsky, Stephen Chidwick, Ben Tollerene, Benjamin Pollak, David Peters, and Keith Tilston capture victories over the course of 11 days. Last year, Stephen Chidwick captured the first leg of his back-to-back victories in this event when he defeated Keith Tilston heads-up to win the $374,000 first-place prize.
Unlike in 2018 where the U.S. Poker Open Champion was crowned based on which player accumulated the most earnings throughout the series, the 2019 Champion will be decided using the High Roller of the Year points system. The player that accumulates the most High Roller of the Year points during the series will be crowned the U.S. Poker Open Champion and be awarded a $100,000 first-place prize.
|2019 U.S. Poker Open Championship Standings|
|1||Stephen Chidwick (2)||300||$329,750|
|2||Jordan Cristos (2)||240||$206,200|
|3||Sean Winter (3)||240||$267,900|
|5||Manig Loeser (2)||180||$146,200|
Defending U.S. Poker Open Champion Stephen Chidwick is currently leading this year’s leaderboard with 300 points ahead of Jordan Cristos and Sean Winter who are tied on 240 points. With both Chidwick and Winter reaching the final table of Event #4 – $10,000 Short Deck Poker, they have each guaranteed themselves an additional 40 points as they each jostle for position heading into the half-way point of the U.S. Poker Open. The remaining players in Event #4 are all guaranteed a $25,200 payday, but it is the $151,200 first-place prize that they will be eyeing.
Watch the final table of that event live and exclusively on PokerGO starting at 5 p.m. EST or follow along with the coverage on PokerCentral.com.
Today will see the fifth event of the U.S. Poker Open with Event #5 – $25,000 No-Limit Hold’em. Players will begin with 125,000 in starting chips and be playing 30-minute levels with play ending once the final table is down to six players. There are no tournament fees for players who register by 2 p.m. and each player is allowed two re-entries through the first nine levels (ending approximately 7 p.m. local time). There is also a 30-second shot clock in play for the duration of the tournament and each player will receive three 60-second time banks each day.
The cards are expected to be in the air for Event #5 of the 2019 U.S. Poker Open at 5 p.m. (EST) with the Poker Central Live Reporting team providing continuous live updates until just six players remain.
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