Jared Bleznick Rides Rollercoaster to Championship of Occasion #8 at 2021 U. S. Poker Open
To say that Jared Bleznick rode a rollercoaster throughout his time on the closing desk of Occasion #8, a $10,000 Pot Restrict Omaha event, on the 2021 U. S. Poker Open could be an understatement. He began off the day because the chip chief and, at one level, discovered himself because the quick stack of the survivors. Bleznick was in a position to overcome this journey, nonetheless, en path to the championship.
Proficient Ultimate Desk Presents Challenges for All
63 entries have been obtained within the occasion on Thursday, however they’d been whittled all the way down to the ultimate six gamers by the tip of the evening. Bleznick was atop the standings initially of the motion on Friday, however loads of challenges have been going through him. Ali Imsirovic, Maxx Coleman and Frank Crivello have been just some of the obstacles going through whoever would declare the championship.
The 2 quick stacks on the desk, Crivello and Christopher Usude, would get the motion began and decide which man would go on within the occasion. Each males received their chips in with good arms – Crivello held A-A-Q-7, whereas Usude had Okay-Okay-J-4 double suited in spades and diamonds. Two diamonds on the flop introduced potential to Usude to return again and win and a flip diamond accomplished the trick. Usude would fade a possible boat draw for Crivello, reducing Crivello all the way down to scraps; he would depart the event in sixth place a number of moments later.
Chips could be shuffled round for a bit, with Coleman ultimately taking up the lead. He would add to that lead in dismissing Joseph Sanders in fifth place, his double suited A-Okay-7-6 discovering a flush by the river to conquer Sanders’ Okay-Okay-7-5. Coleman would hold his foot on the fuel, taking out Imsirovic in fourth and Usude in third, to arrange heads up motion with Bleznick.
An out-chipped Bleznick used endurance to get again within the occasion. He would grind away at Coleman’s lead for greater than 60 minutes earlier than powering into his personal dominant edge. On the ultimate hand, Bleznick potted with an A-8-8-7 and two spades whereas Coleman referred to as with a double suited 9-7-6-2 for battle. On a 10-7-4 flop, Coleman put the rest of his stack within the middle and Bleznick referred to as the providing, with Coleman seeing some vital points along with his lesser pair towards Bleznick’s eights. No assist would come for Coleman on the flip or river, locking the championship up for Bleznick in PLO.
1. Jared Bleznick, $189,000
2. Maxx Coleman, $126,000
3. Christopher Usude, $88,200
4. Ali Imsirovic, $63,000
5. Joseph Sanders, $50,400
6. Frank Crivello, $37,800
McKeehen Continues to Lead Total Championship Race
Coleman’s work in Occasion #8 was in a position to pull him up right into a extra aggressive place within the race for the Total U. S. Poker Open Championship, however he nonetheless received a solution to go earlier than reaching the highest. Joe McKeehen, utilizing his victory in Occasion #3 of the 2021 USPO, has been ready so as to add in one other end to take the highest slot on the leaderboard. The shock of this 12 months’s occasion has been the efficiency of the veteran Steve Zolotow, who has been near successful a event and has been at three closing tables already on the schedule.
With 4 occasions left on the schedule, anybody who has their identify within the High Ten has a shot at taking house the “Golden Eagle” trophy and the $50,000 bonus that goes with the award. With out additional ado, listed here are your contenders for the 2021 Total Champion on the U. S. Poker Open:
1. Joe McKeehen, 302 factors
2. Steve Zolotow, 289
3. David Peters, 243*
4. Dan Shak, 236
5. Maxx Coleman, 231
6. John Riordan, 222
7. Jake Daniels, 219
8. Sam Soverel, 214
9. Joey Weissman, 204
10. Jared Bleznick, 189
(* – defending champion)
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