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sabato 16 febbraio 2019

Chidwick wins 2019 US Poker Open Event #1

Stephen Chidwick continued his triumphant run at the U.S. Poker Open by winning Event #1: $10,000 No Limit Hold’em for $216,000 after winning two events and the championship at the inaugural edition in 2018. The 29-year old Brit outlasted a field of 90 entrants – up 32% compared to last year - who created a prize pool of $900,000 and a final table that includes both Joseph Cheong and Sean Winter. Chidwick now leads the early championship standings, the race for the trophy and the $100,000 first prize.

"I kept running as I did last year, this is my favorite place to play in the world by far, and I came in focused and ready to play my best.”

Three-handed Sean Winter and Joseph Cheong drew things to near even, but Chidwick regained control after sending Cheong home with ace-king versus ace-deuce. The heads-up portion of the tournament didn't last long, as things continued to go Chidwick's way. Chidwick hit a gutshot straight with the card that gave Winter a set of eights, and that was all she wrote for the latter.

Looking back on the event, Chidwick was thrilled with the strong turnout for Event #1, up 32% compared to last year's first event, which had the same buy-in and format.

"I'm really happy to see it. I think the Poker Central team and ARIA are doing an amazing job and part of the increase is probably due to the $100,000 that's been added for the series champion."

"I think people really like playing at the PokerGO Studio and they're telling their friends about it. I think the fields are just going to keep getting bigger and bigger."


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