Joey Weissman Mounts Epic Comeback to Snatch US Poker Open Title and $204,000
There were 85 entries to the $10k buy-in event and for the first time Daniel Negreanu managed to make the money
Odd-numbered events at the US Poker Open in Vegas this week meant No Limit Hold’em was on the final table schedule and it was Joey Weissman who scooped the fifth tournament at the Aria, but he needed five double-ups to grab the $204,000 top prize and a chunk of leaderboard race points...
There were 85 entries to the $10k buy-in event, and for the first time Daniel Negreanu managed to make the money, a 10th place finish and $25,500 continuing his daily USPO improvement.
By the time day one was over the field had been shorn to just seven and that soon became five when Brock Wilson disposed of Vincent Bosca and was then himself KO’d by a huge runner, runner bad beat...
Chip Leader Adam Hendrix also disposed of Frank Funaro, Cary Katz and 2015 WSOP Main Event winner, Joe McKeehen, the latter’s 3rd spot good enough to launch him to the top of the USPO leaderboard following his win two days ago.
Heads up and Hendrix held a 6:1 chip lead against Weissman, but “double-up” was the name of the day for the New Yorker, and although Hendrix himself battled hard there was to be no denying the comeback kid, a final flush taking the victory.
Event 6 on the 12-tournament schedule – the $10k 8-Game Mix – has reached its final table, to be played out later today, and Daniel Negreanu and Eli Elezra both feature, the GG Poker ambassador tweeting about his run ...
Now down to 7 players, the chip leader chasing the $183,600 top prize is David “ODB” Baker and we’ll bring you the best of the action tomorrow, so be sure to check back in.