David Peters' Late Run Clinches 2019 U.S. Poker Open Title

David Peters' Late Run Clinches 2019 U.S. Poker Open Title

A huge comeback in this year's U.S. Poker Open (USPO) event saw David Peters win the overall title, solidifying his legacy in the sport along the way.

Peters won the final 'Event 10 - $103,000 No Limit Hold'em Main Event' which gave him the event's overall championship.

2019 U.S. Poker Open Championship Results

Player Points Cash
David Peters (USA) 550 $1,584,000
Sean Winter (USA) 540 $747,900
Stephen Chidwick (ENG) 540 $705,950
Nick Schulman (USA) 410 $390,000
Brandon Adams (USA) 365 $314,750
Koray Aldemir (GER) 340 $897,200

Entering the final event, Sean Winter was the favorite to finish as the 2019 USPO Champion.

The only way Winter wouldn't win the title was if Peters won the 33-entry final event after Winter was eliminated by Chris Hunichen to finish eighth.

Winter finished the USPO with six total 'final table' appearances, but only one victory. Four of the final table appearances from Winter came within the first four events, capturing the 'Event 4 - $10,500 Short Deck'.

David Peters was the runner-up to Winter's fourth event victory, as he also finished fifth in 'Event 9 - $52,000 No Limit Hold'em' prior to his big win.

All three results from Peters were enough to crown him the 2019 USPO Championship winner.

Peters' Pedigree

The comeback win not only capped off an epic fight for the USPO trophy but also saw a few milestones achieved by the 31-year old American.

Peters win at the USPO puts him in fifth place among the All-Time Money List with $31.9 million. He also joins Almedin Imsirovic, Bryn Kenney and Nick Schulman as the only four players to win a Poker Masters and USPO event.

Imsirovic and Kenney each won an event at this year's USPO but were never really a threat for the overall title.

Schulman, however, found himself in fourth place on the overall standings chart. He found himself with a victory in the 'Event 8 - $26,000 Mixed Game'.

Chasing Chidwick

Despite Winter's strong performance, another big threat to Peters throughout the USPO came from defending champion Stephen Chidwick.

Chidwick saw four final table appearances, including victories in two of those events. The two events Chidwick won were 'Event 1 - $10,500 No Limit Hold'em' and 'Event 6 - $26,000 Pot-Limit Omaha'.

Chidwick didn't see another final table appearance after winning the sixth event, finishing third on the overall standings table.

Koray Aldemir also saw some solid results, despite finishing outside the top five on the overall standings list.

Aldemir actually left with more money than anyone ranked ahead of him (outside of Peters), leaving with $897,200 in prize money.

The final victory for Peters not only saw him take home $1,320,000 but he also got an extra $100,000 for winning the entire championship. He now joins Chidwick as the only two players to win the USPO.