Event no. 5 of the 2021 U.S. Poker Open attracted a field of 85 overall entries, constructing a prize swimming pool of $850,000 in the $10,000 buy-in no-limit hold ’em tournament. The leading 13 finishers made the money in this event, with the largest cut mosting likely to eventual champion Joey Weissman. The Las Vegas resident gained $204,000 and his very first online poker event title of the year as the champion of this event.
This was the fourth-largest score of Weissman’s career, as well as it raised his lifetime live competition incomes to more than $3.7 million. His leading cash money came when he beat area of 1,607 participants in a 2012 World Series of Texas hold’em $2,500 buy-in no-limit hold ’em occasion to gain $694,609 and his very first WSOP gold arm band.
In addition to the title as well as the cash, Weissman was also awarded 480 Card Player of the Year points for his victory in this occasion. This was his fourth POY-qualified final table surface of the year, consisting of a runner-up proving in the Wynn Springtime Classic $1,600 buy-in main event for $230,090 as well as 800 factors. With 1,500 factors and also $501,990 in year-to-date revenues, Weissman currently beings in 21st location in 2021 POY race, which is sponsored by International Texas hold’em.
This triumph was Weissman’s very first cash money of the UNITED STATE Online Poker Open, as well as his second money player score of 2021 that saw him make PokerGo Excursion positions points. The inaugural operating of this high-stakes trip is tracking lead to thousands of events with buy-ins of $10,000 or higher. He made 204 rankings factors for this win, which was enough to move him right into third in the USPO standings and 24th place in the PokerGo Excursion leaderboard.
The final day of this occasion started with Cary Katz in the chip lead among the last 7, with Weissman amongst a triad of players that were all closely bunched together in the battle for 2nd location, joining Alaskan casino poker professional Adam Hendrix and three-time WSOP arm band victor and 2015 globe champ Joe McKeehen
Spanish casino poker professional Vicent Bosca was the initial to drop, with Brock Wilson’s A-Q vanquishing his Q-J to send him packing in 7th area ($ 42,500). Despite Wilson’s win because hand, he was additionally quickly on the rail as the initial of numerous gamers to be gotten rid of by a rising Hendrix. Wilson took home $51,000 for his sixth-place surface in this occasion.
Hendrix after that knocked senseless Frank Funaro (5th– $68,000) and also start-of-day leader Cary Katz (4th– $85,000) to take more than 70 percent of the chips in play into three-handed activity with McKeehen and Weissman. McKeehen shoved his last 11 large blinds from the small blind holding QDiamond Suit3Diamond Fit as well as Hendrix called with KClub Suit9Spade Fit. Neither gamer boosted by the river and McKeehen was removed in third place, earning $102,000 and 102 USPO tour points. McKeehen overtook the lead in the series standings because of this, having actually won event no. 3 just a couple of days earlier for $200,200 and also 200 positions factors. He now has 302 points for the collection and $302,200 in revenues. His 526 PokerGO Trip factors suffice to move him right into 7th put on that leaderboard.
McKeehen also earned 320 Card Gamer POY points for his latest deep run. He has actually currently made four POY-qualified last tables in 2021, including his USPO win, a runner-up surface in the World Online Poker Excursion Venetian and also a win in a high roller occasion at the Wynn Spring Classic. With 2,740 overall factors and $1,018,260 in year-to-date revenues, McKeehen now sits in 4th place in the POY race.
Hendrix took more than a 5:1 chip introduce heads-up have fun with Weissman after his removal spree. Weissman started to quickly turn things around with a touch of his own, securing several double-ups, ultimately winning a race with A-K versus Hendrix’s pocket 8s to overtake the lead. He extended that advantage even additionally by picking off a bluff from Hendrix, that was entrusted crumbs when his missed flush draw got sought out by Weissman’s second set.
Hendrix managed a couple double-ups of his very own, yet in the last hand his AClub SuitJClub Suit fell short to stand up against the QHeart Suit2Heart Match that Weissman shoved with from the button. The board went out 8Spade Suit5Heart Suit4Heart Suit9Heart Suit3Diamond Fit and Weissman made a flush to secure the pot and the title. Hendrix earned $144,500 as the runner-up finisher.
Here is a look at the payouts and rankings points awarded at the final table:
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