There were 95 entrants in the first event of the 2021 U.S. Poker Open, which was held in Las Vegas at the PokerGO studio at Aria. This is a record for the $10,000 buy-in no-limit hold’em tournament.
It took two days of intense play, but Jake Daniels, a Texas Poker Pro, claimed the victory. For winning, he received $218,500 for his share of the prize pool, which was $950,000. Daniels is on quite a streak as this is his third appearance this year at the final table.
Last year he picked up two victories, one in the Aria Winter High Roller Series and another in the L.A. Poker Classic High Roller Series. Unfortunately, after that was the last live tournament of the year before they were shut down.
Winning this event wasn’t easy as the final table included a number of high rollers, such as Sergi Reixach, Barry Hutter, and Stephen Chidwick, who was the 2018 USPO champion. Dan Shak was also at the final table and was the chip leader on the first day. However, Jake Daniels managed to overcome this strong competition and win the day!