Saying England’s poker pro Stephen Chidwick is on a hot run will be a real understatement as the man has been making continuous deep finishes at the ongoing US Poker Open. After winning two consecutive events in the first half of the series, he continued to make final table appearances, reaching the final table 5 times out of 7 so far!
Event #7 was the $25,000 NLHE event where Chidwick closed Day 1 with the chiplead and there were 6 survivors going into Day 2. Daniel Negreanu was the first of them to be eliminated, taking 6th place for $75,000, while Ben Tollerene, Keith Tilston and Sean Winters were the next to hit the rail.
Finally, it was Chidwick and David Peters who reached heads up and most would’ve thought that Chidwick was going to bag another title at the US Poker Open. Chidwick had a 2:1 lead in heads up at one stage, but Peters worked his way to the lead and eventually the title, with the help of some good card distribution as well.
Peters admitted having been distributed good cards throughout heads up. He kept getting high pairs but couldn’t get too much value out of them each time. However, the 30-year old Peters eventually won the battle between the two, getting pocket Aces and winning all the money as the board further helped him get aces-full.
With this, he pocketed the handsome top prize of $400,000 for beating the 50-entry field, which took his live poker earnings past the $19-million mark, and took him to #3 on the USPO championship standings. Chidwick, on the other hand, is untouchable at 1st place, crossing $1 million in the series:
Only one event is left to be played at the US Poker Open – the $50,000 Main Event. Keep following GutshotMagazine.com for full updates on that event!