2021 World Series of Poker 2021 MSPT Venetian
Event #7: $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em
Days:
12

Event Info

Buy-in $10,000
Players 99

Players Info - Day 2

Players Left 1
Entries 8
Event #7: $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em
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David Peters Wins Record-Breaking USPO Event #7: $10,000 NLHE ($217,800)

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David Peters

David Peters defeated Jared Jaffee in heads-up play to win the U.S. Poker Open: Event #7: $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em for $217,800 at the PokerGO Studio at the ARIA Resort & Casino.

This is familiar territory for Peters who came into the festival with nearly $34 million in live poker tournament earnings and as the reigning U.S. Poker Open Champion after wrestling away the top spot on the leaderboard from Sean Winter in 2019 with a huge USPO Main Event victory.

Peters snagged the lead with six players left and never looking back in a dominating performance against some of the biggest names in poker with the likes of Andrew Lichtenberger, Brock Wilson, Alex Foxen, Ivan Zufic, Dan Shak, and Kristina Holst all battling at the final table.

Meanwhile, congratulations are also in order to the U.S. Poker Open as Event #7 established a new festival attendance record with 99 entries generating a $990,000 prize pool.

USPO Event #7: $10,000 NLHE Final Table Results

PlaceNameCountryPrize
1David PetersUnited States$217,800
2Jared JaffeeUnited States$158,400
3Andrew LichtenbergerUnited States$118,800
4Brock WilsonUnited States$89,100
5Alex FoxenUnited States$79,200
6Ivan ZuficCroatia$59,400
7Dan ShakUnited States$49,500
8Kristina HolstUnited States$39,600

Final Table Action

Lichtenberger began the eight-player final table with the chip lead but by the time the final table began Holst (eighth - $39,600) lost her short stack and Jaffee and Peters were neck and neck for the chip lead.

Peters stormed ahead and accumulated half the chips in play as he two short-stacked players in the rail in Zufic (sixth - $59,400) and Shak (seventh - $49,500).

Foxen (fifth - $79,200) was the next to go in when his king-jack proved to be no match to Jaffee's big slick. Jaffee then also ousted Wilson (fourth - $89,100). Wilson jammed the flop with a flush draw holding ace-ten suited and was called by Jaffee with ace-five. The bottom pair proved to be good enough after blanks came on the turn and river to end Wilson's title run.

Soon after, Peters jammed with jack-ten and eliminated Lichtenberger (third - $118,800) with ace-seven after improving to two pair on the flop.

Peters began heads-up play against Jaffee with a 3:1 chip advantage but it wasn't all smooth sailing to start as Jaffee was able to nearly even the stacks.

Jaffee's momentum then abruptly ended. Peters with four-three suited held a full house on the board when he overbet the river and was called by Jaffee with trips holding eight-four. Jaffee still had a chance to spin it back up with 12 big blinds but ultimately he had to settle for the runner-up prize of $158,400 when his king-deuce didn't get there against the ace-eight held by Peters.

2021 U.S. Poker Open Championship Standings

Joe McKeehen Wins USPO Event #3: $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em ($200,200)
Joe McKeehen leads the 2021 USPO Leaderboard

USPO Event #3 champion Joe McKeehen was sitting on top of the 2021 U.S. Poker Open Championship Standings for the third straight day with Event #6 runner-up Steve Zolotow residing in second place in back-to-back days.

Meanwhile, Dan Shak hopped from sixth to third place on the leaderboard thanks to his third final table appearance and John Riordan climbed from eighth to fourth place with the help of his ninth-place finish in Event #7 for his third cash this festival.

Event #1 winner Jake Daniels, who was on top of the leaderboard after each of the first four events didn't cash in Event #7 and slipped from third to fifth place.

RankPlayerPointsWinsCashesEarnings
1Joe McKeehen30212$302,200
2Steve Zolotow28903$289,000
3Dan Shak23603$235,500
4John Riordan22213$221,800
5Jake Daniels21911$218,500
6David Peters21811$217,800
7Sam Soverel21413$214,300
8Joey Weissman20411$204,000
9Alex Foxen18403$183,700
10Eli Elezra18411$183,600

2021 U.S. Poker Open Results

EventEntriesPrize PoolWinnerCountryPrize
Event #1: $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em95$950,000Jake DanielsUnited States$218,500
Event #2: $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha65$650,000Sam SoverelUnited States$175,000
Event #3: $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em77$770,000Joe McKeehenUnited States$200,200
Event #4: $10,000 Big Bet Mix48$480,000John RiordanUnited States$163,200
Event #5: $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em85$850,000Joey WeissmanUnited States$204,000
Event #6: $10,000 8-Game68$680,000Eli ElezraUnited States$183,600
Event #7: $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em99$990,000David PetersUnited States$217,800

*Images courtesy of Poker Central

Tags: Alex FoxenAndrew LichtenbergerBrock WilsonDan ShakDavid PetersIvan ZuficJake DanielsJared JaffeeJoe McKeehenJohn RiordanKristina HolstSteve Zolotow

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