The U.S. Poker Open continued on Monday with the conclusion of the $10,000 buy-in Big Bet Mix event, which drew 48 players to create a total prize pool of $480,000.
In the end, the title went to Florida-based poker pro John Riordan, who pocketed $163,200 for the win. This was the second largest tournament score of Riordan’s career, behind the $210,180 he earned for winning a WSOP Circuit main event in 2011.
The final seven players finished in the money, with Majid Yahyaei busting on the bubble to secure the remaining players at least a min-cash worth $19,200.
The tournament format featured three games, no-limit hold’em, pot-limit Omaha, and no-limit 2-7 lowball. Although Sean Perry claimed that he didn’t really know how to play 2-7, that didn’t stop him from bagging up a huge overnight chip lead going into the final table.
The son of WSOP bracelet winner Ralph Perry has been on an incredible hot streak of late, making ten final tables since early March with two wins. All of these cashes have been in events with a $10,000 buy-in or higher, giving him $1.8 million in earnings for 2021.
Although he was unable to convert his chip lead into a win this time around, he did finish runner-up for another $105,600 and 250 Card Player Player of the Year points. Perry currently sits in fourth place in the standings.
Other final tablists included Jeremy Ausmus (7th), Jim Collopy (6th), Brian Okin (5th), Maxx Coleman (4th), and Alex Foxen (3rd).
Here are the final table results.
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The U.S. Poker Open is a 12-event series held between June 3-14 at the Aria Resort & Casino in Las Vegas.
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