David Peters is the 2019 US Poker Open Champion after Main Event win. DraftKings inks a huge deal with Caesars Entertainment. Check these stories and more in the Monday Hit and Run.

David Peters is 2019 US Poker Open Champion

David Peters is the winner of the US Poker Open $100,000 Main Event after outlasting 33 of the game’s highest rollers to win the $1,320,000 first place prize, the largest of the USPO. In winning the tournament, Peters also leapfrogged the top of the leaderboard to win the 2019 US Poker Open Overall standings.

With his win, David Peters now has $31,590,261 in lifetime tournament winnings to his name, which is 5th all-time, behind only Fedor Holz, Erik Seidel, Daniel Negreanu and Justin Bonomo. The victory was his fifth $1 million plus score in the last year.

$100,000 Main Event Final Table Results
1stDavid Peters$1,320,000
2ndChris Hunichen$858,000
3rdKeith Tilston$528,000
4thMartin Zamani$330,000
5thRyan Riess$264,000

The conclusion of the Main Event represents the end of the 2019 US Poker Open. Peters snagged the 2019 USPO Championship after eclipsing strong performances from Sean Winter and 2018 US Poker Open champion Stephen Chidwick. For his win, Peters wins a $100,000 bonus as well as the 2019 US Poker Open trophy.

PlacePoker PlayerPointsTotal Prizes
1stDavid Peters550$1,584,000
2ndSean Winter540$747,900
3rdStephen Chidwick540$705,950
4thNick Schulman410$390,000
5thBrandon Adams365$314,750
6thKoray Aldemir340$897,200
7thCary Katz340$346,200
8thBryn Kenney240$477,000
9thLauren Roberts240$263,400
10thJordan Cristos240$206,200

Quick hitters

Caesars Entertainment has partnered with the DraftKings Sportsbook on a multi-year deal that will enable DraftKings to operate online sportsbooks and casinos where Caesars has a physical presence. Caesars currently has casinos in 14 states, including New Jersey, Mississippi, Nevada and Pennsylvania, which already offer legalized sports betting. As part of the deal, Caesars Entertainment will acquire an equity stake in DraftKings.

– Traffic has leveled off at Run In Once Poker since launching earlier this month, but is still maintaining decent liquidity:

partypoker continues to add to the roster of their newly created Team Online. Last week, they added Alan “Hotted89” Widmann, who recently departed Unibet. On Monday, Ryan “RSchoonbaert” Schoobaert, a Twitch streamer and mixed-game specialist, became the sixth member of Team Online.

PokerStars and WSOP.com have each scheduled large tournament series events over the next few weeks. PokerStars will hold the $200,000 Turbo Series in New Jersey from February 22nd to March 3rd, while WSOP.com will run the WSOP Online Circuit series in Nevada and New Jersey, which will guarantee $1 million in prize pools.

– Cardplayer sat down with Bryn Kenney to talk about the high-roller scene by saying that players are putting $6-$8 million at risk if they play a large selection of high roller events.

– Monday’s featured Grinderschool poker training video is a continuation of Gazellig’s “Facing Raises in MTTs” where he goes over how to handle when you’re up against a raise in various positions. This episode taks a look at facing a raise from the cut-off position.

Notable poker videos on YouTube

Jaime Staples won a ticket to the partypoker Big Game on Sunday, which was documented live on his Twitch channel. Meanwhile, catch Staples discussing life and poker in London in a vlog from earlier in the weekend.

Garrett Adelstein faces a tough call during a $100/$200/$200 Big Blind No Limit Hold’em game during a February 1st session on Live at the Bike:

– Poker vlogger Jeff Boski discusses issues he had entering a recent $250 tournament at the Rio Hotel Casino in Las Vegas.