Sam Soverel Wins U.S. Poker Open $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Event

Event no. 2 of the 2021 U.S. Poker Open was a $10,000 buy-in pot-limit Omaha tournament that drew 65 players, creating a total prize pool of $650,000.

High-stakes poker pro Sam Soverel came away with the victory, his second of the year and seventh final table overall. For the win, the Florida native pocketed $175,500, bringing his career live tournament earnings to just shy of $15 million.

The 2019 Poker Masters champion was able to chip up during the money bubble, and entered the final table with a massive chip lead and almost 45 percent of the chips in play.

Soverel strengthened his lead after dispatching Maxx Coleman in fifth place and Dylan Weisman in fourth. Jordan Cristos eliminated Marc Brody in third place, setting up a heads-up match for the title.

Cristos was looking to earn his second title in this event, having won the 2019 edition for $179,200, but he was unable to overcome Soverel’s 2:1 chip advantage. In addition to the $130,000 he earned for his runner-up finish, Cristos also picked up 300 Card Player Player of the Year points, moving him into 15th place overall.

Soverel racked up 360 POY points, moving him into 27th place. He also earned 176 PokerGO Tour points, which puts him fifth on the high-roller leaderboard.

This was his second cash of the series, having also finished 12th in event no. 1. Johan Guilbert also cashed in both events, taking 10th place in each tournament.

Here are the final table results.

Place Player Payout POY Points PokerGO Tour
1 Sam Soverel $175,500 360 176
2 Jordan Cristos $130,000 300 130
3 Marc Brody $84,500 240 85
4 Dylan Weisman $65,000 180 65
5 Maxx Coleman $52,000 150 52
6 Matthew Ploof $39,000 120 39
7 Alex Foxen $32,500 90 33

The U.S. Poker Open is a 12-event series held between June 3-14 at the Aria Resort & Casino in Las Vegas.

*Photo courtesy of PokerGO.




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