Event #2: $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha
Days:
12

Event Info

Prize Pool $10,000
Players 65

Players Info - Day 2

Players Left 1
Entries 6
Event #2: $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha
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Sam Soverel Wins USPO Event #2: $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha ($175,500)

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Sam Soverel
Sam Soverel

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

PlaceNameCountryPrize
1Sam SoverelUnited States$175,500
2Jordan CristosUnited States$130,000
3Marc BrodyUnited States$84,500
4Dylan WeismanUnited States$65,000
5Maxx ColemanUnited States$52,000
6Matthew PloofUnited 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
Jake Daniels leads the 2021 USPO Leaderboard

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.

RankPlayerPointsWinsCashesEarnings
1Jake Daniels21911$218,500
2Sam Soverel19512$194,500
3Dan Shak15201$152,000
4Jordan Cristos13001$130,000
5Barry Hutter11401$114,000
6Stephen Chidwick9501$95,000
7Marc Brody8501$84,500
8Steve Zolotow7601$76,000
9Dylan Weisman6501$65,000
10Sergi Reixach5701$57,000

*Images courtesy of Poker Central

Tags: Dan ShakDylan WeismanJake DanielsJordan CristosMatthew PloofSam Soverel

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