The first event of the U.S. Poker Open will start on March 16, 2022, with a $10,000 No-Limit Hold’em event. This will be followed up with another eleven events with buy-ins ranging from $10k to $50k.
Players who cash in these events will win points towards the PokerGO Tour leaderboard. The player who accrues the largest number of leaderboard points over the course of the USPO series will be crowned the USPO Champion.
As well as a $50,000 cash prize, this Champion will also receive an ugly but prestigious trophy — a gold-painted eagle.
Players who want to lift the eagle trophy will have to perform well in a range of games. This series is a real test of all round poker skill. While more than half of the games are no-limit hold’em, there are also three pot-limit Omaha events, a big bet mix (NLH, PLO, and PLO8), and an 8-game mix.
Each event will take two days and feature 40 minute blind levels and a 30-second shot clock. Players also start with six tokens for 30 second time extensions. The final event (Event #12: $50,000 No-Limit Hold’em) will switch to 60-minute blind levels after level 7, when registration closes for all events.
Daniel Negreanu will be playing every event. He has recently had real turnaround in his poker career. After failing to close a tournament for several years, he is back on top with a run of tournament wins in the last few months.
He’s hoping that the USPO will be the next notch on his walking stick.
“U.S. Poker Open is around the corner,” Tweeted Negreanu. “You can watch all the final tables on PokerGo I want that bald eagle trophy so you will see me playing them all.”
All twelve of the final tables will be streamed on PokerGO.
US Poker Open is around the corner. You can watch all the final tables on PokerGo
I want that bald eagle trophy so you will see me playing them all.
Small pieces will be available @PocketFives https://t.co/R08pnHTqYe
— Daniel Negreanu (@RealKidPoker) March 10, 2022
U.S. Poker Open complete schedule
Start DateTourneyStarting ChipsRe-entryMarch 16, 2022Event #1: $10,000 No-Limit Hold’em125,000DoubleMarch 17, 2022Event #2: $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha125,000DoubleMarch 18, 2022Event #3: $10,000 No-Limit Hold’em125,000DoubleMarch 19, 2022Event #4: $10,000 Big Bet Mix125,000DoubleMarch 20, 2022Event #5: $10,000 No-Limit Hold’em125,000DoubleMarch 21, 2022Event #6: $15,000 8-Game150,000DoubleMarch 22, 2022Event #7: $15,000 No-Limit Hold’em125,000DoubleMarch 23, 2022Event #8: $15,000 Pot-Limit Omaha125,000DoubleMarch 24, 2022Event #9: $25,000 No-Limit Hold’em150,000DoubleMarch 25, 2022Event #10: $25,000 Pot-Limit Omaha150,000DoubleMarch 26, 2022Event #11: $25,000 No-Limit Hold’em150,000DoubleMarch 27, 2022Event #12: $50,000 No-Limit Hold’em200,000Single
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