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Peters wins US Poker Open Main Event

24 February 2019

(PRESS RELEASE) -- The final event of the U.S. Poker Open has concluded from inside the PokerGO Studio at Aria Resort & Casino with David Peters winning the Event #10 – $100,000 No Limit Hold’em Main Event for $1,320,000, while simultaneously snatching the U.S. Poker Open Championship from Sean Winter to be awarded an additional $100,000 in prize money and join Stephen Chidwick as U.S. Poker Open Champions.

“This feels amazing,” Peters said after it was all said and done, “This is obviously a very prestigious tournament, a great series, and to come from behind and to pass Sean by 10 points at the very end, that’s a pretty-pretty crazy feeling.”

The 31-year old Peters has quietly amassed results all around the world on his way to building one of the most impressive poker resumes. Peters’ lifetime tournament earnings now sit at $31.9 million, placing him fifth-place on the All-Time Money List and just $600,000 shy of eclipsing Germany’s Fedor Holz.

About his work ethic, drive and relentless pursuit of greatness, Peters said, “I’m just always trying to get better. I put in an endless amount of hours away from the table and it feels great to see all the hard work pay off.”

“I’m always very hungry, always wanting to get better and better and better and better and that’s not going to stop. I hope to keep that keep that going.

Peters not only has a 2016 GPI Player of the Year award to his name, but owns a win on nearly every major poker tour from a WSOP bracelet and WSOP-Circuit ring, to an EPT and ACOP title, a Heartland Poker Tour victory, a Triton Super High Roller title, and now he has both a Poker Masters and U.S. Poker Open victory.

“This is my favorite trophy and one of my favorite all-time wins for sure,” Peters said about taking down the U.S. Poker Open Championship.

With Peters victory over the 33-entrant U.S. Poker Open Main Event field, Peters joins Chidwick as the only two players to have U.S. Poker Open victories in each of the first two years, and also joins Ali Imsirovic, Bryn Kenney, and Nick Schulman as the only players to have won both a Poker Masters and U.S. Poker Open event. Here are the payouts of the $100,000 Main Event recap.


1) David Peters/United States/$1,320,000

2) Chris Hunichen/United States/$858,000

3) Keith Tilston/United States/$528,000

4) Martin Zamani/United States/$330,000

5) Ryan Riess/United States/$264,000

The final event of the 2019 U.S. Poker Open was the Event #10 – $100,000 Main Event that increased the buy-in from the previous year that was $50,000. A total of 33 entrants took a seat on Day 1 to create a prize pool of $3.3 million. The final standings of the U.S. Poker Open are as follows.

2019 U.S. Poker Open Championship Standings


1) David Peters/550/$1,584,000

2) Sean Winter/540/$747,900

3) Stephen Chidwick/540/$705,950

4) Nick Schulman/410/$390,000

5) Brandon Adams/365/$314,750

6) Koray Aldemir/340/$897,200

7) Cary Katz/340/$580,200

8) Bryn Kenney/240/$477,000

9) Lauren Roberts/240/$263,400

10) Jordan Cristos/240/$206,200

11) Ali Imsirovic/200/$442,500

12) Ben Yu/200/$262,800

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