Ready to Soar: High Rollers Seek to Hoist Golden Eagle Trophy at PokerGO US Poker Open

March 14, 2022
Ready to Soar: High Rollers Seek to Hoist Golden Eagle Trophy at PokerGO US Poker Open

Who will raise the Golden Eagle Trophy this year in the US Poker Open? That question will be answered in the coming two weeks as the annual series runs March 16-28 at the PokerGO Studio in Las Vegas

The festival has become a major series among high stakes regulars featuring some of the biggest names in poker. High rollers will also be battling for crucial PokerGO Tour leaderboard points throughout the series.

The tour recently added a season-ending winner-take-all PokerGO Championship event for the top 21 players. That event comes with an added $500,000 on the line to close our the year.

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A look at the series highlights

This year’s US Poker Open features 12 events with buy-ins ranging from $10,000 to $50,000. The overall winner of the series secures the Golden Eagle and an extra $50,000 bonus.

Most events will feature No Limit Hold’em, but there are also Pot Limit Omaha and Mixed Game tournaments on the schedule.

A $50,000 NLHE event closes the series on March 27 and should see some big names jump in the action. Poker fans will find all events streamed live on PokerGO.

All events allow for two re-entries, except for the final $50,000 championship. That tournament allows only a single re-entry.

Players to watch

David Peters (pictured in lead image) returns to defend his title after winning the Golden Eagle in 2021. Last year, he took the championship event after winning three different tournaments.

Peters also won the series in 2019 as well and will be looking for another big run.

In 2021, Ali Imsirovic also won an event and certainly should be a player to watch again this year. He sits among the top five players on the PokerGO Tour leaderboard.

Other winners from last year include Joe McKeehen, Jake Daniels, Sam Soverel, Eli Elezra, and Sean Winter. Look for many of these players to be back in the PokerGO Studio. Here’s the complete schedule for the upcoming series.

2022 US Poker Open

March 161$10,000 No Limit Hold’emDouble
March 172$10,000 Pot Limit OmahaDouble
March 183$10,000 No Limit Hold’emDouble
March 194$10,000 Big Bet MixDouble
March 205$10,000 No Limit Hold’emDouble
March 216$15,000 Eight-Game MixDouble
March 227$15,000 No Limit Hold’emDouble
March 238$15,000 Pot Limit OmahaDouble
March 249$25,000 No Limit Hold’emDouble
March 2510$25,000 Pot Limit OmahaDouble
March 2611$25,000 No Limit Hold’emDouble
March 2712$50,000 No Limit Hold’emSingle

A change at the top

The PokerGO Tour has seen some changes at the top recently. After taking down the $10,000 Wynn Millions, Tony Sinishtaj moved to the top of the standings.

That event brought in 1,075 entries for a $10.1 million prize pool. Sinishtaj scored almost $1.7 million for the win.

After finishing runner-up in the Wynn Millions, Isaac Kempton slid into the No. 2 spot on the tour. Here’s a look at the top five players in the standings as of Monday.

PokerGO Tour leaderboard

  1. Tony Sinishtaj – 1,250 points ($1,655,952)
  2. Isaac Kempton 1,200 points ($1,093,314)
  3. Sean Perry – 1,084 points ($1,552,408)
  4. Nick Petrangelo – 1,066 points ($2,137,000)
  5. Ali Imsirovic – 1,020 points ($1,433,500)

* Photo courtesy PokerGO

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