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Roberts wins $218,400 at US Poker Open

17 February 2019

(PRESS RELEASE) -- Congratulations to Lauren Roberts, who became the first woman to win a U.S. Poker Open title when she defeated Koray Aldemir heads up in Event #3 - $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em to win $218,400 and earn 200 USPO player of the series points. This win marks the first live tournament career win for Roberts, and she was ecstatic to take it down.

"It's huge for me. I mean I've never won anything before. And so especially for women or old people and for amateurs. I love this game, I played with some phenomenal players and I learn every time I play a tournament. I happened to run good in some of these coin flips and they can make or break a tournament."

Roberts beat a field of 91 entries that includes some of the game’s most accomplished players such as Stephen Chidwick, Sean Winter, Brandon Adams, and Erik Seidel.

About her play and ambitions this week, Roberts said, "I probably will play the $25k higher rollers, and I'll play tomorrow depending on how I feel. There are some amazing players in here and I have no clue how to play the short deck I don't have any illusions that I could win the overall championship. I feel like I have the capability to play well against these guys. I don't always live up to it but I always believe that I can do it and sometimes it actually works out."

2019 U.S. Poker Open Event #3 Payouts

Name/Prize

1) Lauren Roberts/$218,400

2) Koray Aldemir/$159,250

3) Stephen Chidwick/$113,750

4) Brandon Adams/$91,000

5) Sean Winter/$72,800

6) Ralph Wong/$54,600

7) Rodger Johnson/ $45,500

8) Jerry Robinson/$36,400

9) Alex Foxen/$27,300

10) Seth Davies/$27,300

11) Erik Seidel/$27,300

12) Manig Loeser/$18,200

13) Sean Perry/$18,200

2019 U.S. Poker Open Championship Standings

RANK/NAME/POINTS/CASH

1) Stephen Chidwick/300/$329,750

2) Jordan Cristos/240/$206,200

3)Sean Winter/240/$267,900

4) Lauren Roberts/200/$218,400

5) Manig Loeser/180/$146,200

6) Koray Aldemir/140/$159,200

7) Joseph Cheong/100/$112,500

8) Martin Zamani/100/$83,200

9) Brandon Adams/80/$91,000

10) Joseph Cappello/80/$90,000

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