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Sam Soverel picked up $213,900 and a chunk of leaderboard race points by taking down US Poker Open event #3, with both Kristen and Alex Foxen making the money...
The third of ten events on the 2023 schedule at the PokerGO Studios in the Aria pulled in 95 entries at $10k per head, with 14 players looking at a payday.
Among those missing out on the money were Daniel Negreanu, who fell just short of the money and bemoaned his fate on Twitter...
Now in the money, the first three paid spots of $18,600 went to a well-known trio, ‘Bryn Kenney whistleblower’ Martin Zamani, highstakes crusher Alex Foxen, and the king of white magic, Phil Hellmuth.
Hellmuth: 9♠ 9♣
Lee: A♦ Q♦
Board: Q♥ 5♦ 2♣ 4♥ 2♠
That still left some huge names in the mix for a coveted USPO title, but the seemingly ever-present Erik Seidel couldn’t get further than 9th when his pocket 8s fell to Soverel’s A♥ 7♥.
The final table of six included Soverel and Kristin Foxen, as well as Nacho Barbero. The Argentinian pro has been on an absolute tear recently, with seven top10 finishes this month alone.
He added a 6th spot to a 5th and 2nd this week at the USPO when he fell in a 3-way pot...
Barbero: 7♦ 7♣
Wilson: 9♠ 9♦
Foxen: Q♠ Q♦
Board: A♥ 3♣ 2♥ 8♣ J♠
Foxen’s event ended in 4th in another 3-way pot, her aces cracked when Soverel turned a flush, sending the former Ms Bicknell out with a $93k cash and just one good score shy of $6million lifetime earnings.
Brandon Wilson had to settle for 3rd spot and $111,600 when his middling ace couldn’t catch Brewer’s pocket deuces, leaving Brewer and Soverel to fight it out heads-up.
That battle ended on the next hand when Brewer picked up deuces yet again, this time the river intervening to settle the destination of the trophy...