Ren Lin Continues 2023 Heater with US Poker Open Win worth $231,000

March 27, 2023
Andrew Burnett

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Ren Lin took down event 2 of the US Poker Open, pocketing $231,000 and confirming his place as one of the breakout players of the year!

Lin, who finished seventh in event #1, was among 105 entries to the second of 10 events ranging from $10k to $50k buy-ins at the PokerGO Studios in the Aria, now Vegas’ premier venue for highroller tournaments.
First stop as usual was the money bubble, and it was Chino Rheem who would leave empty-handed...

Rheem: A♥ J♣
Hendrix: Q♥ Q♣

Flop: 9♠ 8♠ 3♦
Turn: 4
River: 4♦

As with event 1, that meant 15 players were ITM and had $21k locked up, but unlike the opener – which saw two huge races lost at the final table en route to Joey Weissman’s win – this time pocket sevens held up...

Seidel was followed to the rail by Aram Zobian, whose 8s couldn’t overcome Nate Silver’s queens. Silver himself fell in 4th when he ran two pair into Lin’s rivered straight and lost most of his stack.

Robert Chorlian had the biggest tournament score of his life with a 3r4d spot worth $126,000 leaving Lin and Barbero to fight it out for the title.

Both men have been on fire recently, but it was Lin who took down the win, admitting afterwards: “I’m just very lucky right now. I’m not as good as some of the players, but I’m lucky.”

Final results


Ren Lin



Nacho Barbero



Robert Chorlian



Nate Silver



Aram Zobian



Erik Seidel


“It was my first time winning a tournament in here, and it feels great,” Lin told reporters, adding: "I like this place and all the guys. It’s very nice and comfortable here. Everything is perfect here at the PokerGO Studio."

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