With the tenth event of the series concluded, American player David Peters, know from online poker under the nickname “silent assassin“, has officially won the US Poker Open championship. Peters pulled a surprise win against Sean Winter, who was slated as the early favourite for the championship going into the final event.
Although Winter had appeared at five final tables in the course of the tournament and won the fourth event outright, his exit in eighth place in the final event allowed Peters to catch up and win the championship. The last three remaining players in the tenth event were Peters, Chris Hunichen and Keith Tilston. After Tilston’s elimination, Peters and Hunichen entered one-on-one play, with Peters displaying a commanding chip lead throughout the exchange until Hunichen’s eventual defeat. In the final hand, Peters’ pair of nines held against Hunichen’s ace-eight hand. Hunichen’s second-place finish allowed him to walk away from the table with $858,000.
Peters’ late victory resulted in a $1.32 million prize, plus an additional $100,000 for winning the championship title. Overall, Peters racked up 550 points in the US Poker Open, with Sean Winter and Stephen Chidwick tailing close behind at 540 points each. Chidwick had won both the first and sixth events of the series. A full list of event winners for this year’s US Poker Open follows below:
- Event #1: Stephen Chidwick–$216,000
- Event #2: Jordan Cristos–$179,200
- Event #3: Lauren Roberts–$218,400
- Event #4: Sean Winter–$151,200
- Event #5: Ali Imsirovic–$442,500
- Event #6: Stephen Chidwick–$351,000
- Event #7: Bryn Kenney–$450,000
- Event #8: Nick Schulman–$270,000
- Event #9: Koray Aldemir–$738,000
- Event #10: David Peters–$1,320,000
The 2019 US Poker Open Championship represents the latest in a long string of successes for the 31-year old Peters. With lifetime winnings now in excess of $31 million, the American poker player holds the fifth highest spot on the all-time winnings list. Peters was listed by Card Player as player of the year in 2016 and last year came in only 10 points shy of winning the 2018 Poker Masters against Ali Imsirovic.