Stephen Chidwick Wins Another USPO Title $25K PLO for $351,000

Stephen Chidwick is putting up a strong defense of his 2018 US Poker Open championship as he captured his second 2019 USPO title, this time in $25,000 Pot Limit Omaha to win the top prize of $351,000.

By: Charles Rettmuller

The Deal, England native trounced a field of 39 entrants in USPO Event #6, regaining the lead in the 2019 USPO points race over Sean Winter. Four tournaments remain before this year's champ will be declared.

After winning Event #1 for $216,000, Chidwick final tabled two other USPO events before claiming his latest title. His best finish outside of his victories was 3rd place in the $10K Event #3 for $113,750.

In 2018, Chidwick also won two USPO titles, a $25K Mixed Game for $382,500 and a $25K NLHE for $374,000. He added three other final table finishes.

Chidwick enjoyed the chip lead when final table action began. Anthony Zinno was first to hit the rail, losing to the flush of Cary Katz. Sean Rafael followed Zinno to the sidelines, dispatched there by a set from Chidwick.

A Katz full house relegated Ben Lamb to 4th place. Tom Marchese also fell short versus Katz, with a turned flush marking his point of elimination.

That left Katz and Chidwick to battle heads-up, the former fresh off a 2nd place finish to Ali Imsirovic in Event #5 for $295,000. Despite taking the chip lead on more than one occasion, Katz couldn't close this one out either, again settling for runner-up prize money.

Chidwick, who last month took over the top spot on England's all time money list over Sam Trickett, has pushed his lifetime earnings past $22 million.

US Poker Open Event #6 - $25,000 PLO - Final Table Results

1 Stephen Chidwick $351,000
2 Cary Katz $234,000
3 Tom Marchese $156,000
4 Ben Lamb $97,500
5 Sean Rafael $78,000
6 Anthony Zinno $58,500



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