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Koray Aldemir and David Peters saw a flop for the minimum with Aldemir holding in the small blind and Peters in the big.
Aldemir bet 25,000 on the flop and 125,000 on the turn, with Peters sticking around. The river was the and Aldemir fired the third barrel by moving all in.
Peters had the bad end of the straight and 545,000 behind. He thought long and hard before folding the best hand.
Seth Davies raised all in for 270,000 from the hijack and Alex Foxen called from the big blind.
Both players had the same hand, but each were suited. The flop gave Foxen a Royal Flush draw and Davies a backdoor diamond draw.
The turn meant Davies needed to avoid a club on the river to survive, but that proved easier said than done as the spiked to give Foxen the flush.
Welcome back to the penultimate event of the 2019 U.S. Poker Open. What started with 41 runners is down to the final six, and surprise, surprise, Sean Winter is the chip leader.
Winter has been the hottest player of the USPO this year and remarkably will be appearing in his fifth final table of the series, having over $400,000 in cashes thus far and 440 points on the leader board, behind only Stephen Chidwick who has 540. He'll either make up some ground or reclaim the lead today.
Standing in his way are some of the best in the world, including the 2013 WSOP Main Event champion Ryan Riess, who will start today second in chips. David Peters will start in third and is the only other person to have over a million. Peters is fifth on the all-time money list, with career earnings of over $30 million and already had a runner-up finish this week in the $10,000 Short Deck event.
Alex Foxen is ranked number one on the GPI and will be starting the day fourth in chips. Other players at the final table include Germany's Koray Aldemir and well-known pro Seth Davies, both making their second final table appearances of the 2019 USPO.
Final Table Seating and Counts
The final six finishers all getting paid at least $123,000 and the eventual first place finisher taking home $738,000 along with 200 points towards the championship race.
The players will be returning to battle it out at 1 p.m. PST. Blinds will begin at 10,000/25,000 with a 25,000 big blind ante and there will be a 10-minute break after every three levels of play. They will play down until a winner is crowned.
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USPO #9 - $50,000 NLH
Jour 2 a débuté