Sam Soverel won the US Poker Open title
The US Poker Open 2023 series includes 10 expensive tournaments, which are held in the PokerGO studio at the ARIA Resort & Casino in Las Vegas. The first three events have already ended. The latest tournament to date was an event on No-Limit Hold’em with a buy-in of 10,000 USD, which collected 93 entries. Sam Soverel won the US Poker Open title and received the grand prize of 213,900 USD.
It was the 28th offline title for Soverel, the owner of the World Series of Poker bracelet from Florida. Now he has almost 20.5 million tournament earnings on his account. For the victory, the American also received 540 POY points. With six final tables, one title and 545,235 USD, he is now among the top 50 best players of 2023 according to CardPlayer.
Brewer became a runner-up
The second day of the tournament began with the fact that there were still 6 players, among whom Brandon Wilson was the chip leader, and Soverel took 2nd place. Argentine Nacho Barbero was the first to leave the final. He participated in a three-way all-in with pocket sevens, and was opposed by Wilson with 9-9 and Kristen Foxen with Q-Q. The largest pair survived, and Barbero left the event. The Argentine received 55,800 USD and increased earnings for 2023 to 3.3 million USD.
Dan Colpoys was the next to be eliminated, who went all-in with A-J and faced A-K of Soverel. Both players caught an ace, but the second one won at the expense of the kicker. Colpoys earned 74,400 USD. At that time, the chip leader was Alex Foxen’s wife Kristen. However, she lost heavily to Soverel twice. In a three-way all-in, she was with a couple of aces, but the same Soverel collected a flush and knocked out the opponent. Foxen received an award in the amount of 93,000 USD.
Brandon Wilson was the shortest of the three players, and soon left the tournament. Chris Brewer opened with a pair of twos, and Wilson went all-in with A-8. No one improved, and Wilson dropped out, taking 111,600 USD.
Despite the knockout, Brewer was still at a disadvantage, as his stack was three times smaller than Soverel’s. It took only one hand to determine the champion. Brewer limped in with a pair of twos from the button, and Soverel made a big raise with K-Q. Brewer went all-in, the opponent equalized. A-10-5-5-Q appeared on the board, and Soverel became the USPO champion.
- Sam Soverel — 213,900 USD
- Chris Brewer — 148,800 USD
- Brandon Wilson — 111,600 USD
- Kristen Foxen — 93,000 USD
- Daniel Colpoys — 74,400 USD
- Nacho Barbero — 55,800 USD
Brewer became a runner-up and received 148,800 USD. For an American, the year is also going well. In three months, he has already won 2.2 million USD. In the CardPlayer rating, the player is in the top 10.