When you're hot and running good, you feel invincible. David Peters is getting hot just at the right time with two victories in the last four events at the 2021 US Poker Open. We're hitting the home stretch of the 2021 US Poker Open with just two more events remaining on the docket for elite high rollers vying for the overall title of US Poker Open Champion.
Peters won the biggest USPO event in history the other day when he outlasted 99 runners in Event #7 for a score worth $217,800.
Event #10 $1,000 Short Deck NL attracted 27 enthusiasts. Only the top four places paid out with the winner gobbling up most of the cheddar. The final table of four included Cary Katz, Ali Imsirovic, Tom Kysar, and David Peters.
Thomas Kysar hit the bricks in fourth place and secured a min-cash worth $27,000. Cary Katz cashed for a fourth time at the 2021 USPO, but his run ended in third place. That set up a heavyweight tilt between David Peters and Ali Imsirovic. The two had already won titles this year and the winner would become the first double-champ at the 2021 USPO.
Alas, Imsirovic was picked off in second place, which paid out $75,600. He barely missed a chance at becoming a back-to-back USPO champ. The second-place finish secured him 76 additional points to pad his lead on the leaderboard for the coveted trophy and title.
Peters banked $124,200 for his victory in Event #10 to go along with his $217K score in Event #7.
Imsirovic cashed in five events at the 2021 US Poker Open, which is no wonder why he's on top with a sizable advantage. He now has 483 points and leads by 116 points. He was the first and only person to pass 400K in winnings at the USPO.
With his score in Event #10, Peters jumped from fifth place to second place on the leaderboard with 367 points. LuckyChewy was sitting pretty in second place, but he's slipped to third with 308K.
Joe McKeehen held the top spot for a few days, but the pack caught up and passed him. The former WSOP Main Event champ is currently in fourth place with 302 points. Steve Z rounds out the top five with 289 points and three cashes.
Alex Foxen and Dan Shak both cashed four times, but did not win any events this year. Shak sits in seventh place, with Foxen holding down ninth overall.
2021 US Poker Open Leaderboard
1. Ali Imsirovic 483 – 1 win, 5 cashes ($482,000)
2. David Peters 367 – 2 wins, 3 cashes ($367,200)
3. Andrew Lichtenberger 308 – 3 cashes ($308,000)
4. Joe McKeehen 302 – 1 win, 2 cashes($302,200)
5. Steve Zolotow 289 – 3 cashes($289,000)
6. Cary Katz 270 – 4 cashes ($270,100)
7. Dan Shak 236 – 3 cashes ($235,500)
8. Maxx Coleman 231 – 3 cashes ($230,800)
9. Alex Foxen 224 – 4 cashes ($223,300)
10. John Riordan 222 – 1 win, 3 cashes ($221,800)
** Thru 10 events