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Sam Soverel entered the final table of the U.S. Poker Open Event #2: $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha with the chip lead and went coast-to-coast en route to victory for $175,000 in a dominating performance where he eliminated all but one player at the final table including defeating former U.S. Poker Open PLO event winner Jordan Cristos in heads-up play.
Soverel with nearly $15 million in live poker earnings according to The Hendon Mob is off to an amazing start to the 2021 U.S. Poker Open as he also min-cashed Event #1 for $19,000.
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Event #2 Final Table Results
|1||Sam Soverel||United States||$175,500|
|2||Jordan Cristos||United States||$130,000|
|3||Marc Brody||United States||$84,500|
|4||Dylan Weisman||United States||$65,000|
|5||Maxx Coleman||United States||$52,000|
|6||Matthew Ploof||United States||$39,000|
Final Table Action
Soverel began the final table with nearly half the chips in play with his nearest opponents in Dylan Weisman and Marc Brody beginning with less than half of his stack. Jordan Cristos, Maxx Coleman, and Matthew Ploof all came in with short stacks of around 15 big blinds each.
Coleman (fifth - $52,000) and Ploof (sixth - $39,000) were unable to gain any momentum and were the first two players eliminated at the final table by Soverel.
Weisman was the next to go in fourth place for $65,000. He got most of his stack in preflop with ace-king-nine-eight against Soverel's jack-ten-ten-seven. The rest went in on the queen-six-four flop with neither player holding a flush draw. Soverel's tens held and Weisman's day was done.
Cristos then ousted Brody in third place for $84,500 when his king-nine-eight-four improved to a full house against Brody's ace-ten-nine-seven.
Soverel began heads-up play with a 2:1 chip advantage against Cristos. According to the Poker Central Blog, Soverel continued to pound away at his opponent leaving Cristos with just 17 big blinds to Soverel's 63 big blinds.
During the last hand of play, Soverel with ten-nine-seven-four defended an open by Cristos with ace-jack-four-deuce. Soverel check-called a bet by Cristos on the ace-nine-seven flop. Another seven paired the board on the turn and Soverel checked before he called a jam by Cristos for about two-thirds the pot. Cristos was drawing dead and was eliminated in second place for $130,000.
2021 U.S. Poker Open Championship Standings
Jake Daniels leads the 2021 U.S. Poker Open Championship Leaderboard after two events thanks to his victory in Event #1 for $218,500.
Sam Soverel, with a win in Event #2 and a min-cash in Event #1 is inches behind with Event #1 runner-up Dan Shak residing in third place.
*Images courtesy of Poker Central
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