USPO #08 – $50K NLH Main Event

Event Info

Buy-in $52,000
Prize Pool $1,650,000
Players 33

Info Niveau

Niveau 16
Blinds 7,000 / 14,000
Ante 14,000



Hands #3-7: Tilston Takes From Everyone

[user270022] • Niveau 14: 5,000-10,000, 10,000 ante

Hand 3: Keith Tilston opened with the {8-Spades}{7-Diamonds} and Jake Schindler defended his big blind with the {a-Hearts}{8-Clubs}. Tilston continued on a {7-Clubs}{4-Clubs}{k-Hearts} flop and Schindler check-called.

Two checks when the {6-Clubs} hit the turn saw the {a-Clubs} fall on the river. Both players checked once more and Schindler's flush won the pot.

Hand 4: Tilston opened on the cutoff with the {a-Clubs}{7-Spades} getting looked up by Daniel Negreanu on the button with the {a-Hearts}{2-Hearts} and Tom Marchese in the big blind holding the {3-Diamonds}{3-Clubs}.

Tilston fired a bet of 40,000 and took it down.

Hand 5: Schindler raised it up on the button with the {9-Spades}{5-Spades} only to see Tilston re-pop to 55,000 and Schindler quickly mucked.

Hand 6: Tilston looked down at the {q-Clubs}{9-Spades} in the small blind and limped in as Negreanu checked in the big blind with the {5-Spades}{4-Clubs}. Negreanu bet 10,000 on a {a-Spades}{6-Hearts}{2-Diamonds} flop and Tilston check-called.

Both players checked when the {j-Spades} fell on the turn and the {8-Hearts} completed the board. Tilston led with a bet of 30,000 and Negreanu folded.

Hand 7: Tilston bumped it up with the {j-Spades}{4-Spades} on the button and Schindler defended with the {j-Diamonds}{7-Hearts}. Two checks on a [5d8s4h[ flop brought the {4-Diamonds} on the turn.

Schindler took the betting lead sliding out 40,000 and Tilston just flatted with his trips. The {5-Hearts} [eeled off on the river and Schindler shut down, checking to Tilston. Tilston bet 175,000 and Schindler mucked.

Keith Tilston us
Keith Tilston
us 2,725,000 158,000
Daniel Negreanu ca
Daniel Negreanu
ca 1,113,000 -65,000
Jake Schindler us
Jake Schindler
us 641,000 -53,000
Tom Marchese us
Tom Marchese
us 472,000 -40,000

Tags: Daniel NegreanuJake SchindlerKeith TilstonTom Marchese

Dan Smith Eliminated in 5th Place ($132,000)

[user339872] • Niveau 14: 5,000-10,000, 10,000 ante
Dan Smith
Dan Smith

Hand 1: Daniel Negreanu opened to 22,000 from the cutoff with {k-Spades}{8-Spades} and Tom Marchese defended his big blind with {10-Spades}{9-Spades}. The flop came {k-Clubs}{q-Spades}{2-Clubs} and Marchese check-called a bet of 15,000 from Negreanu. The {2-Diamonds} paired the board on the turn and Marchese checked again. Negreanu fired another 55,000 and Marchese dumped his hand.

Hand 2: Dan Smith raised to 24,000 on the button with {j-Clubs}{8-Spades} and Keith Tilston called with {q-Diamonds}{9-Spades} in the big blind. The flop fell {a-Diamonds}{j-Hearts}{8-Clubs} and Tilston checked his straight draw. Smith flopped two pair and continued for 35,000. Tilston made the call and the {q-Hearts} rolled off on the turn.

Another check from Tilston and Smith pushed in a bet of 80,000. Tilston check-raised, putting enough chips in the middle to cover Smith's stack. Smith made the call after using two time extensions, putting his tournament life on the line. The river brought the {10-Clubs} and Tilston made a straight on the river. Smith was eliminated in fifth place and will pocket $132,000 for his efforts.

Keith Tilston us
Keith Tilston
us 2,567,000 294,000
Daniel Negreanu ca
Daniel Negreanu
ca 1,178,000 32,000
Jake Schindler us
Jake Schindler
us 694,000 25,000
Tom Marchese us
Tom Marchese
us 512,000 -52,000
Dan Smith us
Dan Smith
us Eliminé

Tags: Dan SmithDaniel NegreanuKeith TilstonTom Marchese


US Poker Open Wraps Today as Main Event Champion to be Crowned


For the second time during the 2018 US Poker Open, Keith Tilston will kick off a final table with a big chip lead. This time, his lead just happens to be in the $50,000 Main Event. Tilston returns to action this afternoon at noon local time at the Aria Resort & Casino seeking his first USPO title but a star-studded lineup that includes Daniel Negreanu, Jake Schindler, Tom Marchese, and Dan Smith stand in his way.

Final Table Lineup:

SeatPlayerCountryChip CountBig Blinds
1Keith TilstonUnited States2,273,000227
2Daniel NegreanuCanada1,146,000114
3Jake SchindlerUnited States669,00067
4Dan SmithUnited States299,00030
5Tom MarcheseUnited States564,00056

There is still a whole lot of play to go as the players return with an average stack of 100 big blinds. Tilston is in a familiar position as he brought the chip lead into his first final table in the USPO #03 - $25,000 NLHE. He'll be looking to one-up his previous result falling heads-up to the US Poker Open Champion, Stephen Chidwick.

Tilston has three cashes already during the series tallying $397,100, guaranteed his fourth later today. Sitting at just over $1.5 in career live-recorded tournament earnings, with a win, Tilston will climb over the $2 million mark.

The man sitting in the two-spot needs no introduction. Negreanu is the all-time winningest tournament player with over $36 million earned. Negreanu's notched cashes in five of the eight events but has not made it deeper than a third-place finish in the same $25,000 event Tilston finished runner-up in.

Like Tilston, Schindler is also banking his fourth cash of the festival. Schindler is a regular in the Aria high roller circuit and has career earnings in access of $14 million. Schindler also made the final table of USPO #03 finishing fourth and has more history with Tilston as the two final tabled a Bellagio $25,000 NLHE event in December during the WPT Five Diamond Poker Classic where Tilston prevailed in a heads-up battle between the two.

Impressively, Marchese was one of the three players who sat down with a fresh stack on Day 2 and made the most of his second bullet. Marchese is also an Aria high roller grinder and has racked up almost $17 million since his first cash in 2010.

Coming in with the short stack is Dan Smith, though, with 30 big blinds, there is lots of room for Smith to maneuver. Smith brings over $19 million dollars worth of experience to the table but this is his first cash of the US Poker Open.

There are still 38 minutes left in Level 14 with blinds at 5,000/10,000 with a 10,000 big blind ante.

Main Event Payouts

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Some of the game's best are clashing at this final table of the $50,000 Main Event at the US Poker Open, starting at 4pm ET on PokerGO. Live updates will be provided by PokerNews in case you can't watch it all, but if you have the time, sign up for PokerGO and see the first big televised mixed game final table of the year!

Tags: Dan SmithDaniel NegreanuJake SchindlerKeith TilstonStephen ChidwickTom Marchese

USPO #08 – $50K NLH Main Event
Jour 3 a débuté