The US Poker Open has reached its halfway point as Event #5: $10,000 No Limit Hold'em is about to get underway. The action is slated to begin at 2:00 P.M. PST inside the Aria Resort and Casino poker room.
With three events completed and Event #4: 25,000 Mixed Game Championship wrapping up today, everyone is chasing Stephen Chidwick who sits atop of the leaderboard. Chidwick is appearing in his third final table already, having won Event #3 for $374,000. He will be surely be taking his seat at the felt once he is finished at the Mixed Games table.
Some others to keep an eye out for will be Justin Bonomo, who held the early lead after winning Event #1 for $190,400. Daniel Negreanu also has a couple of cashes under his belt and after min-cashing in seventh place last night, he will surely be ready to go this afternoon. Other players like Bryn Kenney, Ryan Riess, Erik Seidel, and Adrian Mateos are all still looking for their first cash of the series.
Current 2018 US Poker Open Standings
|1||Stephen Chidwick||United Kingdom||$428,400|
|2||Keith Tilston||United States||$242,000|
|4||Justin Bonomo||United States||$190,400|
|5||Mike Gorodinsky||United States||$179,200|
As with the other no-limit hold'em events, the structure will continue to be the same. The players will begin with 100,000 in chips and will be allowed two re-entries within the late registration period that closes after level 9. The levels will be 30-minutes in length with a 10-minute break after every three levels.
Each player will be given an allotted 30 seconds to act with three 60-second time extensions. The tournament will also be running with the big blind ante format. The action will continue until an official final table of six has been reached, at which point the remaining players will bag and tag to return on Wednesday.
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