David Peters takes down USPO Main Event

The high-roller crusher scored a seven-figure score and became the overall champion of the series.

The 2019 U.S. Poker Open has come to its with David Peters closing out the $100,000 Main Event which earned him enough points to take down the Overall Championship Title as well. The $100K event generated a field of 33 who created a prize pool of $3,300,000. David managed to overcome an extremely tough field and final table.

“This is obviously a very prestigious tournament, a great series, and to come from behind and to pass Sean by 10 points at the very end, that’s a pretty-pretty crazy feeling.”

“I’m just always trying to get better. I put in an endless amount of hours away from the table and it feels great to see all the hard work pay off. I’m always very hungry, always wanting to get better and better and better and better and that’s not going to stop. I hope to keep that keep that going," he added.

Event #10: $100,000 Main Event Final Table Results

Place Player Country Prize
1 David Peters United States $1,320,000
2 Chris Hunichen United States $858,000
3 Keith Tilston United States $528,000
4 Martin Zamani United States $330,000
5 Ryan Riess United States $264,000

Nine players returned for the final day, but only the top five would walk away with a prize. The first player to be busted was 8-Game Mix Championship winner Nick Schulman, who couldn't hit a flush against the two pairs of Chris Hunichen.

The next player to go was Sean Winter, who was leading the overall championship at that point, and he had was in a good position to win it. The only play who had a chance to beat him was David Peters, but only if he managed to take down the event. Unfortunately for Sean, that's exactly what David did.

Close but no cigar, Sean

After losing a big portion of his stack with aces, Jason Koon wasn't able to recover, and eventually left the table, empty-handed.

The most winningest tournament player of the history, Justin Bonomo became the bubble boy, after losing his remaining chips with queen-jack against the ace-queen of former WSOP Main Event winner, Ryan Reiss. The remaining five were all guaranteed for at least a $264,000 payday from this point.

Reiss finally busted, when he ran into pocket jacks with pocket tens. Martin Zamani followed him, leaving in 4th place which earned him $330,000.

It took some time for the remaining three to reduce to two, but Tilston finally departed, when his king-queen couldn't get anything going against the ace-six of Peters'. Tilston received $528,000.

David started the heads-up with a 2:1 lead over Chris "Bighuni" Hunichen. In the final hand, Chris limped the button with ace-eight and shoved over the raise of David. The latter made the call with nines and managed to hold.

Runner-up Hunichen pocketed $858,000, while Peters added $1,320,000 to his bankroll and now stands with $31,590,261 in live tournament earnings, which puts him on the 5th place on the all-time money list.

This win also made Peters become the overall champion, which awarded him with another $100,000. Other than his win in this event, he also made a runner-up finish in the Event #4: $10,000 Short Deck for $100,800 and a fifth place finish in Event #9: $50,000 NLH for $164,000.

Final 2019 U.S. Poker Open Overall Standings

Position Player Country Cashes Points Prize Money
1 David Peters United States 3 550 $1,584,000
2 Sean Winter United States 5 540 $747,900
3 Stephen Chidwick United Kingdom 4 540 $705,950
4 Nick Schulman United States 2 410 $390,000
5 Brandon Adams United States 3 365 $314,750
6 Koray Aldemir Germany 2 340 $897,200
7 Cary Katz United States 3 340 $580,200
8 Bryn Kenney United States 2 240 $477,000
9 Lauren Roberts United States 2 240 $263,400
10 Jordan Cristos United States 2 240 $206,200
11 Ali Imsirovic United States 1 200 $442,500
12 Ben Yu United States 3 200 $262,800