2018 US Poker Open – Stephen Chidwick Ships Back-To-Back Titles

The inaugural US Poker Open series is currently underway at Aria Resort & Casino in Las Vegas. The poker festival has attracted prominent poker players from all over the world, and it can be said that Chidwick has shown top performance among his fellow contenders since the very start of the series.

Just 2 days back, Chidwick, who is well-known for his poker accomplishments, won his a second US Poker Open high roller event to scoop another six-figure payout and climb up the US Poker Champion leaderboard. Before this, the player won the $25k NLHE event for a seven-figure prize.

 The British player- Chidwick defeated field of the $25,000 Mixed Game Championship, an event that required excellence not just in No-Limit Hold’em poker, but also in seven other games. The event attracted some of poker’s most prominent high rollers, including Isaac Haxton, Daniel Negreanu, and Phil Hellmuth. Hellmuth made his debut in the series with his participation in the Mixed Games event and unfortunately got eliminated in sixth place fora cool $67,500.880x150_getall

Final Table Story

The official final table was played on Tuesday and Haxton was the chip leader with 2.317 million in chips. Chidwick began the table third with 1.08 million chips. The early eliminations from the final table included the two living legends-Daniel Negreanu (7th – $56,250) and Phil Hellmuth (6th – $67,500). While many believed that Haxton would ship the title, the player was eliminated by the eventual winner Chidwick in third place. His share of the prize pool amounted $168,750.

Heads-up began with Chidwick holding the chip lead against the two-time WSOP bracelet winner- Christopher Vitch. Shortly after, a 2-7 Triple Draw hand forced Vitch to move all-in. The player was eventually eliminated in second place for $247,500 and Chidwick took down the coveted title.

Final Table Payouts (USD):

Place Player Earnings (USD)
1 Stephen Chidwick $382,500
2 Christopher Vitch $247,500
3 Isaac Haxton $168,750
4 Benjamin Pollak $112,500
5 Dan Shak $90,000
6 Phil Hellmuth $67,500
7 Daniel Negreanu $56,250

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