The second annual US Poker Open will return to the PokerGO studio at the ARIA Resort and Casino in Las Vegas from 13-23 Feb 2019. Along with the other Aria high roller series, the Super High Roller Bowl and the Poker Masters, the US Poker Open marks the second leg of the ‘High Roller Triple Crown’.
Championship points will be awarded throughout the series for deep runs, and the player that finishes with the most points will receive, in addition to the coveted trophy, a bonus $100,000 reward put up by Poker Central.
The expanded 10-event series will feature four $10K events, four $25K events, a $50K and the addition of a $100,000 Main Event that will kick off on Feb 22. The schedule is also spiced up with two Short Deck events in addition to the standard no-limit hold’em and PLO events. The $10,000 and $25,000 buy-in Short Deck events will take place on Feb 16 and 20, respectively.
Stephen Chidwick, who captured the first-ever U.S. Poker Open title and trophy, cashed in five and final tabled four of the eight events, winning two back-to-back $25K events, and finishing runner-up to David Peters in another $25,000 No-Limit Hold’em. Along with the title, Chadwick made $1,256,650 in earnings for the series.
“The US Poker Open, and the trio of high roller majors including Super High Roller Bowl and Poker Masters that comprise the High Roller Triple Crown, further solidifies ARIA as the epicenter of high-stakes poker action,” said Sean McCormack, director of poker operations for ARIA. “We will continue to bring our guests the most player-friendly poker events in the industry with our Poker Central partnership firmly in place through the foundation of the PokerGO Studio.”
Aria continues to be a prime venue for high roller action, and with the new state of the art PokerGO studio, fans can watch all the action from home through Poker Central. Vice president of content at Poker Central, Sam Simmons, is happy to continue with their successful partnership with Aria.
“The turnout across each phase of the High Roller Triple Crown continues to impress and, with the next U.S. Poker Open champion receiving a cash award of $100,000, we’re expecting that trend to continue,” Simmons said. “The entire series will serve as a fitting kickoff to a year of even more world-class live events and original programming that PokerGO subscribers will love.”
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