An Update on U.S. Poker Open Tournament

The 2024 PokerGO U.S. Poker Open is going to be wrapping up this week as the final event is now underway. This tournament has handed out millions of dollars up to this point, and players are also competing for the most points overall as well. 

Barring a major collapse Aram Zobian is going to end up with the most total points and he has had a ton of success in events throughout this tournament. Zobian entered the final tournament having won $535,540 and 569 points, including the biggest cash prize to date. 

Jesse Lonis was in a distant second place with 369 total points, and has won nearly $370,000 so far in this tournament. There are a ton of big names competing at the PokerGO Studio at the Aria Las Vegas, and the biggest names all entered into the final event. 

This event is mostly reserved for the top players in the sport, and every event has come with some incredible poker action and drama. Zobian has already cashed three different times through six events, and he also won the title at Event #6. 

Zobian Cashes In

Event #6 was a $15,100 No-Limit Hold’Em event that saw just over 60 competitors sign up to battle it out. Zobian appeared to have things under control heading into the final table, and that was the case all the way until heads up play began. 

It was Sam Laskowitz that also got to heads up play with Zobian and it was a 2:1 chip lead for Zobian when those two started to play. Laskowitz was able to steal some hands to get things pretty tight, and that is when the two struck a deal. 

Zobian was able to walk away with the nice trophy by taking over the win, but he didn’t get as much of a payout as he would have. 

Smith Wins Fifth Title

Dan Smith has had a great career on the PokerGO Tour, and he showed off his talent at Event #3 of this tournament. At the $10,100 No-Limit Hold’Em tournament, Smith was able to get past 82 total players in order to take home $235,200. 

What made this win even more impressive for Smith was that he was trailing Rodger Johnson in a major way in heads up play. This was when Smith showed off his poker skills as he made some aggressive calls in order to close the gap. 

Coleman Shines Among Stars

Event #4 might have been the biggest collection of stars at the U.S. Poker Open, but it was a relatively unknown player that came up with a win. David Coleman entered the final table as the chip leader in this event, but he started to feel the pressure right away. 

Zobian was at this final table, along with Dylan Weissman and Phil Hellmuth. Those top players seemingly battled it out and eliminated each other, allowing Coleman to sneak through and come up with a big win. 


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