Friday June 11, 2021 at 4:54 pm

The 2021 US Poker Open continued at the Aria with two more events and a pair of winners. David Peters defeated a record-setting field of 99 runners to win Event #7 $10,000 NL for $217,800. In addition, Eli Elezra shipped USPO Event #6 $10,000 8-Game Mix for a $183,600 score. Meanwhile, Joe McKeehen still retains the top spot on the leaderboard with Steve Z and Dan Shak closing in.

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The reigning champ had a slow start, but David Peters made up for lost ground with a record-setting victory at the 2021 US Poker Open. Peters won the last USPO back in 2019 (they skipped in last summer during the peak of the pandemic) when he was at the pinnacle of his game. Two years later, Peter took down the biggest event in US Poker open history.

The 2021 USPO Event #7 $10,000 NL attracted 99 runners, which edged out a new record set earlier in the series. The prize pool nearly topped a cool million, and the top 15 places were paid out.

John Riordan bubbled the final table in ninth place. Other notables who cashed but missed the final table included Shawn Daniels, Sean Winter, Matt Ploff, Sergio Aido, Ben Yu, and Sam Soverel.

The final table for Event #7 included Dan Shak, Ivan Zufic, Alex Foxen, Brock Wilson, David Peters, Jared Jaffe, and Andrew Lichtenberger.

Dan Shak busted in seventh place, but cashed for a third time this series. He added more points to his tally and jumped into third overall.

Lucky Chewy busted in third place, which set up a heavyweight bout between Jared Jaffe and David Peters. Peters came out swinging and picked off Jaffe in second place. Jaffe banked $158,400 for second place. Not too shabby, eh? Peters emerged the victor with a first-place score worth nearly $218K.

The other night, an old-school cash game legend took down the 8-Game Mixed event. Eli Elezera cut his teeth in the big game with Tex Dolly and Chip Reese before a lot of the current generation of players were still potty training.

Event #6 $10,000 8-Game attracted 68 entrants and some of the premier mixed-game specialists in the universe. The top 10 places paid out. Mike Gorodinsky bubbled the final table in eighth place. Mike Wattel and Alan Richardson both cashed but missed the final table.

The 8-Game final table included ODB Baker, Nick Gaugenti, Erik Sagstrom, Richard Sklar, Daniel Negreanu, Steve Zolotow, and Eli Elezra.

Kid Poker went deep but busted in third place. That set up a heads-up bout between two "old guys" jousting for the mixed-game USPO title.

Steve Z could not rally from behind to defeat Elezra and he settled on a runner-up finish. Steve Z took home $136,000 and cashed for a third time at the 2021 USPO. Elezra banked $183,600 for his victory.

In the US Poker Open leaderboard race, Joe McKeehen still retains the top spot with 302 points. Steve Z and Dan Shak moved up after they both added a third cash. Steve Z has 289 points and closing in on McKeehen. Shak final tabled another event and cashed in his third with a deep run in Event #7. He's third with 236 points.

2021 US Poker Open Leaderboard

1. Joe McKeehen 302 - 1 win, 2 cashes ($302,200)

2. Steve Zolotow 289 - 3 cashes ($289,000)

3. Dan Shak 236 - 3 cashes ($235,500)

4. John Riordan 222 - 1 win, 3 cashes ($221,800)

5. Jake Daniels 219 - 1 win, 1 cash ($218,500)

6. David Peters 218 - 1 win, 1 cash ($217,800)

7. Sam Soverel 214 - 1 win, 3 cashes ($214,300)

8. Joey Weissman 204 - 1 win, 1 cash ($204,000)

9. Alex Foxen 184 - 3 cashes ($183,700)

10. Eli Elezra 184 - 1 win, 1 cash ($183,600)

 

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