After missing its scheduled event in 2020 because…well, you know…the high stakes geniuses and others with deep pockets are ready to go at the U. S. Poker Open. The 2021 schedule of events has been announced for this year’s tournament, with 12 events on the roster. The money is serious also, with those 12 events ranging in buy-in from $10,000 to $50,000.
Not for Those Without Deep Pockets
The schedule kicks off with a simple $10,000 buy-in No Limit Hold’em event on June 3, which also offers a double re-entry if players are eliminated. Pot Limit Omaha takes to the stage on June 4, also with a $10,000 buy in event and the same two “second chances” to drive deep in the event. The unique tournament on the early roster of events is the $10,000 “Big Bet” Mixed Game event, which will be held on June 6.
An Eight Game event will be held on June 8 with a $10,000, with a $10,000 Pot Limit Omaha tournament on June 11 and a $10,000 Short Deck tournament held on June 12. The action will ramp up for the final two days of the schedule, with a $25,000 No Limit Hold’em tournament taking place on June 13 and the “Main Event” of the U. S. Poker Open, the $50,000 No Limit Hold’em tournament (only a single rebuy on this one) taking place on June 14.
This is the first time this event has been held since 2019. In that 10-tournament schedule, David Peters would emerge as the champion of the Main Event, which was a $100,000 buy-in tournament. In winning that event, Peters not only took the overall Player of the Event victory over Sean Winter (and an extra $100,000 to go with the $1.32 million he won in the tournament), but he also joined Stephen Chidwick as the two men who have won the U. S. Poker Open championship (Chidwick’s win came in the inaugural tournament held in 2018).
U. S. Poker Open Part of New PokerGO Tour
There is one change that makes the U. S. Poker Open a bit more interesting for the professionals that will be playing. The tournament schedule is now a part of the PokerGO Tour, which was specially created to bring the high dollar events under a singular banner. Surprisingly, there have already been 22 tournaments that have been played under the PokerGO Tour banner (many of the ARIA High Roller events make up the completed tournaments). Here are the standings as the 2021 U. S. Poker Open gets ready for action:
1. Ali Imsirovic, 1145 points
2. Sean Perry, 931
3. Sean Winter, 613
4. Chris Brewer, 604
5. Brock Wilson, 487
6. Chad Eveslage, 461
7. Jake Schindler, 444
8. Arthur Conan, 440
9. Sam Soverel, 407
10. Byron Kaverman, 402
These standings may see some changes before the tournaments actually begin for the 2021 U. S. Poker Open. Two tournaments on the PokerGO Tour schedule will be played at The Venetian in Las Vegas during Memorial Day Weekend. A $10,000 No Limit Hold’em High Roller event will play out on May 28, while a $25,000 No Limit Hold’em High Roller takes to the felt May 29.
Every one of the tournaments on the U. S. Poker Open schedule will be streamed live from the PokerGO Studios in Las Vegas on their streaming outlet PokerGO. Those tournaments will begin at 4PM (Pacific Time) throughout the schedule.