Poker News: Sam Soverel Wins 1st US Poker Open Event, Jonathan Tamayo Wins Wynn Summer Classic

US Poker Open - Wynn Summer Classic

This week’s poker news focuses in on three winners from three big tournaments this past week. We’ll start off with the U.S. Poker Open where Sam Soverel has added to his trophy collection.

Sam Soverel Takes Home First Place In U.S. Poker Open Event

It was a terrific day for the former 2019 Poker Masters Champion as Sam Soverel was able to defeat a field of 65 other players to finish in first place during the 2021 U.S. Poker Open $10,000 buy-in pot-limit Omaha event. The win was able to get him the largest chunk of the $650,000 prize pool, as he claimed $175,500.

Soverel held the lead for the majority of the event. Heading into the final table, Soverel not only held a massive chip lead but also happened to have full control of 45 percent of the total chips that were in play.

This tourney victory isn’t anything new for Soverel. The win added to his already-massive career tournament earnings, placing it just under $15 million. Soverel also picked up 176 PokerGo Tour points, increasing his rank to number five on the leaderboard at the moment.

The First Event Of The 2021 U.S Poker Open Wraps Up

The first event of the 2021 U.S. Poker Open ended up being one for the record books. The event grabbed a total of 95 entries to raise the final prize pool to $950,000. The series kicked off their schedule with a $10,000 buy-in no-limit hold’em tournament that took place in Las Vegas at the PokerGo studio.

The event lasted two long days of play, but Jake Daniels was able to emerge victorious. He grabbed $218,500 for his big win, adding onto what appears to be an incredible hot streak for the Texas poker pro.

Daniels was able to pick up a win at the Aria Winter High Roller Series, the WPT Five Diamond World Poker Classic and the L.A. Poker Classic High Roller. This event was also the third final table he has been a part of just in 2021. It doesn’t seem like he has plans to slow down anytime soon.

Wynn Summer Classic Event Finishes And Jonathan Tamayo Is Crowned Victorious

Even though the World Series of Poker was pushed back, there are still tons of other exciting tournaments to tune into in the meantime. That includes the Wynn Summer Classic in Las Vegas where Jonathan Tamayo was able to take down a massive field of 1,720 entries in order to win the top prize in the $1,100 no-limit hold’em event.

The event originally had a $1 million guaranteed pool, but that number was blown out of the water after tons of entries flooded in. Shortly after the flights started coming around, the prize pool was up to $1.67 million in total. Tamayo had picked up $237,935 of that prize pool, the largest chunk out of anybody else that was competing.

Tamayo battled it out for three long days before finally emerging as the winner in the final table. Jorge Arrioca was unable to pass him right at the end, finishing in second place and picking up $158,644. Then Czeslaw Szerszen rounded out the top three with his third-place finish, bringing home $109,139 of his own.