Sam Soverel will head into the final table of six players with a commanding chip lead in the USPO Event #2: $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha at the PokerGO Studio at the ARIA Resort & Casino after bagging a massive stack of 3,480,000 in chips on the opening day.
This will be the second U.S. Poker Open cash this festival in as many events for Soverel who already took 12th place in the USPO Event #1: $10,000 No Limit Hold'em for $19,000.
His cash in this event will be at least twice as much with the final six already locking up $39,000 with their eyes on the $175,500 top prize.
Soverel was not only the only player with more than 3 million in chips to start the final table but will also be the only player over 2 million with Dylan Weisman (1,735,000) and Marc Brody (1,185,000) being the only other players to bag more than 1 million in chips.
Joining this trio at the final table will be Jordan Cristos (645,000), Matthew Ploof (640,000), and Maxx Coleman (440,000).
Event #2 Final Table Seat Draw
|1||Marc Brody||United States||1,185,000|
|2||Sam Soverel||United States||3,480,000|
|3||Dylan Weisman||United States||1,735,000|
|4||Maxx Coleman||United States||440,000|
|5||Jordan Cristos||United States||645,000|
|6||Matthew Ploof||United States||640,000|
Event #2 Day 1 Action
The USPO Event #2: $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha attracted 65 entries to generate a healthy $650,000 prize pool with 10 players cashing for at least a min-cash of $19,000.
Players were in the money after Joseph Sanders sent Shawn Daniels packing on the bubble in 11th place. Sanders hit the rail near the end of the day in eighth place for $26,000 with Ben Yu (ninth - $26,000) and Johan Guilbert (tenth - $19,000) already on the rail.
The action progressed to an unofficial final table of seven players before the day ended with Alex Foxen claiming the seventh-place prize of $32,500 when his ran into the held by Brody.
Where to Watch the Final Table?
The final six players will return to the PokerGo Studios on June 4 with the action expected to begin at 3 p.m. EDT. PokerGO will live stream what promises to be some of the most exciting poker action of the year beginning at 4 p.m. EDT.
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Final Table Payouts
All returning players are guaranteed at least a $39,000 payout with the eventual winner slated to take home a whopping $175,500 top prize.
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