USPO #08 – $50K NLH Main Event
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Highlights

Highlights

USPO #08 – $50K NLH Main Event
Jour 2 terminé

Keith Tilston Holds Big Lead at US Poker Open Main Event Final Table

[user270022] • Niveau 13: 4,000-8,000, 8,000 ante
Final Table chipleader Keith Tilston
Final Table chipleader Keith Tilston

On the last hand of the night, Brian Rast ran into Daniel Negreanu's aces to bubble the $50,000 US Poker Open Main Event and halt play on Day 2. The penultimate day of the Main Event lasted just three and a half levels as the field was reduced from 13 to the final five.

Keith Tilston returns on Day 3 with the chip lead, chased by Negreanu, Jake Schindler, Dan Smith, and Tom Marchese. Tilston, who is making his third final table of the festival, also led the USPO #03 $25,000 NLHE into the final table before finishing runner-up to Stephen Chidwick.

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

Day 2 kicked off with 13 players as US Poker Open Champion Stephen Chidwick, who had locked up the title when registration closed on Day 1, Poker Central founder Cary Katz, and Marchese all chose to re-enter and return to play when Day 2 got underway.

Chidwick was the first player to exit coming in with just 25 big blinds. Benjamin Pollak,Justin Bonomo, and Adrian Mateos were the next to depart leaving the field one elimination away from the unofficial final table. Ultimately, it would be Bryn Kenney running pocket sevens into Tilston's pocket aces to consolidate the field to the feature table.

Once the action got back underway, the field still needed to lose two players before the end of play as just the top fives spots would get paid. Katz nursed a short stack for the majority of play on Day 2 and the slump continued on the final table. Katz finally picked up a big hand and found a caller in Negreanu. Unfortunately, for Katz, Negreanu caught an ace on the flop with his ace-jack and Katz's jacks could not improve.

Play ended for the night not long after when Brian Rast three-bet shoved on Negreanu with ace-queen running right into Negreanu's pocket rockets. Though Rast did find some additional outs on the flop, the two aces held and the clock on Day 2 was paused.

The final table action will resume at noon local time at the Aria Resort & Casino and play down to a winner. Every hand will be streamed live with hole cards on PokerGO beginning at 1 PM and you can follow along with the PokerNews blog starting then.

Main Event Payouts

PlacePrize (USD)
1st$660,000
2nd$429,000
3rd$264,000
4th$165,000
5th$132,000

Some of the game's best are clashing at this final table of the $50,000 Main Event at the US Poker Open, starting Sunday 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: Adrian MateosBenjamin PollakBrian RastBryn KenneyCary KatzDan SmithDaniel NegreanuJake SchindlerJustin BonomoKeith TilstonStephen ChidwickTom Marchese

Brian Rast Eliminated on the Money Bubble

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Brian Rast Eliminated
Brian Rast Eliminated

Hand #4: Daniel Negreanu picked up {a-Spades}{a-Diamonds} in the cutoff and raised to 22,000. Brian Rast also looked down at a premium holding of {a-Hearts}{q-Diamonds} on the button. Rast shipped all in for 392,000 and was instantly called by Negreanu.

Rast was in danger of falling just short of making the money and would need a lot of help. The flop came {k-Diamonds}{q-Spades}{10-Clubs} and as they say in poker, "There's always a sweat". The turn brought the {9-Clubs} and the river landed the {7-Diamonds}. Rast was unable to improve and was eliminated on the money bubble.

With the elimination of Rast, the final five players are all guaranteed at least $132,000. They will now bag up their chips and return tomorrow for the third and final day of the Main Event.

Daniel Negreanu ca
Daniel Negreanu
ca 1,146,000 10,000
Brian Rast us
Brian Rast
us Eliminé

Tags: Brian RastDaniel Negreanu

Hands #1-3: Tilston Out-Draws Negreanu

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Hand 1: Keith Tilston limped in from the small blind with the {k-Spades}{4-Hearts} and folded when Daniel Negreanu popped it up with the {10-Diamonds}{9-Clubs} in the big blind.

Hand 2: Tilston raised it up on the button with the {6-Spades}{5-Spades} only to see Negreanu pop him again, this time to 110,000 with the {a-Spades}{a-Diamonds}. Tilston made the call to see a {6-Clubs}{10-Spades}{k-Hearts} flop.

Negreanu fired a bet worth 60,000 and Tilston called. The {k-Spades} hit the turn and both players checked.

A juicy {6-Hearts} landed on the river and Negreanu bet 225,000. Tilston used a time extension and just called, taking down the pot.

Hand 3: Negreanu raised to 22,000 holding the {q-Hearts}{8-Diamonds} on the button and Brian Rast made the call from the small blind with the {k-Spades}{j-Diamonds}. Rast took the betting lead when a {9-Diamonds}{j-Clubs}{4-Clubs} flop fanned out and Negreanu mucked.

Tags: Brian RastDaniel NegreanuKeith Tilston

Katz Can't Run the Short Stack Any Longer

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Cary Katz
Cary Katz

Daniel Negreanu opened to 22,000 from under the gun with {a-Hearts}{j-Clubs} and Cary Katz shipped all in for his last 80,000 in the hijack holding {j-Spades}{j-Diamonds}. The action folded back to Negreanu who made an easy call.

The flop came {a-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds}{6-Clubs} and Negreanu jumped out front with a pair of aces. The turn was the {5-Hearts} and Katz was left drawing to a single out once again. The {4-Diamonds} rolled off on the river and that spelled the end of Katz's run here in the Main Event.

Daniel Negreanu ca
Daniel Negreanu
ca 1,136,000 79,000
Cary Katz us
Cary Katz
us Eliminé

Tags: Cary KatzDaniel Negreanu

Break Time

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The remaining seven players have been sent on a 10-minute break.

Another Winner Into the Muck

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Cary Katz limped in from under the gun with {a-Hearts}{2-Hearts} and brought along Tom Marchese with {q-Hearts}{j-Diamonds} in the cutoff, Keith Tilston with {q-Diamonds}{8-Clubs} on the button, and Brian Rast with {q-Clubs}{10-Hearts} in the big blind.

The flop came {a-Clubs}{7-Hearts}{5-Diamonds} and the action checked to Marchese who took a stab with a bet of 25,000. Katz was the only one to make the call with top pair and the {10-Spades} landed on the turn. Katz checked again and Marchese continued his story, betting 55,000. Katz ended up laying down the best hand and Marchese raked in the pot.

Tom Marchese us
Tom Marchese
us 386,000 137,000
Cary Katz us
Cary Katz
us 216,000 -69,000

Tags: Brian RastCary KatzKeith TilstonTom Marchese

Rast Bets Schindler Off a Chop

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Brian Rast opened to 20,000 from late position with the {a-Diamonds}{j-Clubs} only to see Jake Schindler make it 60,000 from the button with the {a-Spades}{2-Spades}. Rast called to see a {k-Clubs}{7-Diamonds}{3-Spades} flop and checked the action to Schindler. Jake "The Snake" bet 40,000 and Rast called.

The {7-Spades} on the turn gave Rast a flush draw but both players checked to see the {k-Hearts} complete the board.

Rast led with a bet of 130,000 and Schindler quickly mucked.

Jake Schindler us
Jake Schindler
us 704,000 -120,000
Brian Rast us
Brian Rast
us 446,000 112,000

Tags: Brian RastJake Schindler