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U.S. Poker Open Announced for February

PokerCentral has announced the first U.S. Poker Open for February 1st at the ARIA in Las Vegas. The U.S. Poker Open will consist of eight buy-in events ranging from $10,000 to $25,000 with one event held each day.

In addition to No Limit Hold’em events, the The U.S. Poker Open will run a $25,000 Mixed Game Championship and a $10,000 Pot Limit Omaha Event. The series will culminate with a $50,000 Main Event on February 9th.

U.S. Poker Series Schedule
Event #DateName
1February 1st$10,000 No Limit Hold'em
2February 2nd$10,000 Pot Limit Hold'em
3February 3rd$25,000 No Limit Hold'em
4February 5th$25,000 Mixed Game Championship
5February 6th$25,000 Mixed Game Championship
6February 7th$10,000 No Limit Hold'em
7February 8th$25,000 No Limit Hold'em
8February 9th$50,000 No Limit Hold'em Main Event

In addition to the eight events, the player with the most earnings in the USPO will receive the U.S. Poker Open championship with a championship trophy. Fedor Holz, Daniel Negreanu and Bryn Kenney are among those who have committed to participating.

Not everyone is thrilled about the U.S. Poker Open with CalvinAyre.com calling the series “Poker Masters without the Purple Jacket”.

The series will be streamed live PokerGo.

Quick Hitters

– After skipping the event in 2016, PokerStars $1 Million Red Spade Open will be returning to PokerStars on December 4th. Players can buy-in for $55.

– At the 2017 Caribbean Poker Party, Rainer Kempe won $200,000 at the $1,100 Millions Open event the while Chris Hunichen took home $400,000 in the $25,000 High Roller.

– Unfortunately, no movement in Michigan online poker regulation before Thanksgiving. They will be back in session next week, although it is not known whether internet gambling will be taken up.

– Grinderschool.com poker training video of the day continues Season 2 of the March to $25NL. In episode 4 of 9, PocketAir faces value bet situations against various types of opponents.