David Peters Wins Second Consecutive U.S. Poker Open Title
Grabbing the overall series crown from the 2021 U.S. Poker Open was David Peters. The series win gave Peters his second consecutive U.S. Poker Open title after he won the previous edition of the event in 2019. Peters’ results also vaulted him into the top 10 of the PokerGO Tour leaderboard.
2021 PokerGO Tour Top 10 (as of Monday, June 14)
- Ali Imsirovic – 1,897 points
- Sean Perry – 1,256 points
- Sean Winter – 1,150 points
- Sam Soverel – 852 points
- Chris Brewer – 816 points
- David Peters – 646 points
- Brock Wilson – 627 points
- Cary Katz – 611 points
- Jake Schindler – 555 points
- Shawn Daniels – 553 points
Peters picked up a tremendous three victories in the 12-event series at the 2021 U.S. Poker Open, cashing a total of four times for $832,950. Peters won Event #7: $10,000 No-Limit Hold’em for $217,800, Event #10: $10,000 Short Deck Hold’em for $124,200, and Event #11: $25,000 No-Limit Hold’em for $465,750.
In addition to the three victories, Peters placed in the money in Event #8: $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha. He finished eighth in that event for $25,200.
Peters picked up 646 PokerGO Tour leaderboard points for his performance at the 2021 U.S. Poker Open. He had yet to record any cashes on the PokerGO Tour in 2021, so he came into the series sitting on zero points. The results were enough to move him into the top 10 on the 2021 PokerGO Tour leaderboard, though, where he sits sixth behind Chris Brewer (816 points).
The 2021 U.S. Poker Open series victory marked the second time Peters won the title. He won the previous edition of the U.S. Poker Open, which was held in 2019, after he topped the $100,000 Main Event to win $1.3 million.
Imsirovic Holds PokerGO Tour Lead with Six Wins and 17 Cashes
Ali Imsirovic thrives in the kinds of high roller tournaments featured as part of the PokerGO Tour, and his 2021 campaign has been no different than what we’ve seen from him in other years.
So far in 2021, Imsirovic has six wins and 17 cashes in events that qualify for the PokerGO Tour, amassing more than $2.4 million in winnings from those results. He’s atop the PokerGO Tour leaderboard with 1,897 points and a comfortable 741 points ahead of Sean Perry in second place. Perry has 1,256 points from two wins and 10 cashes.
Imsirovic had a very good 2021 U.S. Poker Open, banking five cashes and grabbing one victory. Two of those five results were six-figures scores, including Imsirovic’s win in Event #9: $10,000 No-Limit Hold’em for $217,800.
Imsirovic didn’t win the overall U.S. Poker Open title – that victory belonged to David Peters who earned his second consecutive U.S. Poker Open series win – but it allowed Imsirovic to better his standing atop the 2021 PokerGO Tour leaderboard due to picking up 483 points from the series.
What’s Next for the PokerGO Tour?
With the 2021 U.S. Poker Open behind us, the PokerGO Tour turns its sights to a pair of first-ever events. First up is the Wynn Millions, kicking off on June 25 and featuring a booming $10 million guarantee. On July 6, the inaugural PokerGO Cup starts up and features eight events including a $100,000 buy-in finale.