Stephen Chidwick’s dominant performance at the US Poker Open leads to a championship win. Red Rock Casino must pay disputed bad beat jackpot. Check out these stories and more in the Tuesday Hit and Run.
Chidwick’s Dominance Leads to US Poker Open Championship
Over the weekend, Keith Tilston won the final and Main Event of the US Poker Open when he took down the $50,000 No Limit Hold’em event for $660k, the largest victory of his poker career. Rounding out the final table were Jake Schindler ($429,000), Daniel Negreanu ($264k), Tom Marchese ($165k) and Dan Smith ($132k).
Despite Tilston’s Main Event victory, it is Stephen Chidwick who is the 2018 US Poker Open Champion with strong performances throughout the series. During the eight-event series, Chidwick finished in the top five in five different events including winning two and finishing second, third and fifth in other events. With the breakout performance, Chidwick moves over $11 million in lifetime winnings, putting him within the top 50 all time.
Keith Tilston's $50K Main Event win moved him over $1 million, but no one could catch Stephen Chidwick.
The final #USPO Championship standings, with @Jake__Schindler, @RealKidPoker, and @PollakB rounding out the top-five!
Relive the action: https://t.co/gprk0y9bKA pic.twitter.com/JQqsUj98jf
— PokerGO (@PokerGO) February 12, 2018
Watch Chidwick discuss his victory below:
Red Rock Casino Must Pay BBJ
Last week, the National Gaming Control Board ruled in favor of a player who won a Bad Beat Jackpot during a July 7th hand at the Red Rock Casino. The casino maintained that the jackpot should not be paid because one of the players exposed their cards too early before the end of the hand.
Avi Shamir’s straight flush was beaten by a higher straight flush that was held by Leonard Schreter, which triggered a $124,252 jackpot. As the loser of the hand, Shamir is paid 50% of the prize pool while Schreter will receive just over $30,000. The remaining amount is to be paid to the other players who were seated at the table when the jackpot was hit.
The long-running dispute between Red Rock and Avinoam Shamir has been settled as the Nevada Gaming Control Board affirmed that Shamir receive $62,126 as part of a bad beat jackpot. pic.twitter.com/OcDGVuISJh
— Kevin Mathers (@Kevmath) February 8, 2018
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