Jake Daniels Claims First Event Of 2021 U.S. Poker Open

A record-breaking 95 entries were made in occasion no. 1 of the 2021 U.S. Online Poker Open, a $10,000 buy-in no-limit hold ’em competition held at the PokerGO workshop at Aria in Las Vegas.

After 2 days of play, it was Texas poker pro Jake Daniels who came away with the victory, in addition to $218,500 of the $950,000 reward swimming pool.

This was Daniels’ third last table of the year, as well as proceeds the hot touch he began in December of 2019 with a win at the WPT Five Ruby World Online Poker Classic. In 2015, he picked up victories at the Aria Winter Season High-stakes Gambler Collection, in addition to the L.A. Casino Poker Standard Money Player prior to the live tournament circuit was shut down. He now has virtually $1.6 million in profession competition revenues.

In order to claim the title, Daniels needed to get rid of a hard final table that included high-stakes gamblers Sergi Reixach and also Barry Hutter, Card Player reporter Steve Zolotow, 2018 USPO champion Stephen Chidwick, and also day 1 chip leader Dan Shak.

Daniels knocked senseless Chidwick in 4th area, before Shak broke Hutter to establish a heads-up face-off. Shak held an almost 2:1 chip lead to begin, but a cooler when both players made straights flipped the benefit to Daniels.

It had not been long after that when Daniels was able to liquidate the match and also secure the title.

Here are the final table results.

Place Player Payout POY Points PokerGO Tour
1 Jake Daniels $218,500 540 219
2 Dan Shak $152,000 450 152
3 Barry Hutter $114,000 360 114
4 Stephen Chidwick $95,000 270 95
5 Steve Zolotow $76,000 225 76
6 Sergi Reixach $57,000 180 57
7 Tim McDermott $47,500 135 48

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