Short Deck Tourneys, US Poker Open to Return in 2019

The 2019 US Poker Open schedule is highlighted by two deck poker events. The 10-tournament series starts Feb. 13 at the PokerGo Studio in Las Vegas, Poker Central declared.

2019 US Poker Open

The 2019 US Poker Open collection includes a pair of short deck poker events. (Picture: Poker Central)

As a result of winning two events at last year’s inaugural show, Stephen Chidwick was the overall series champion. Keith Tilston, however, won the Main Event for $660,000.

The purchase price of poker just went up. A Main Event buy-in now costs $100,000, which will probably create a larger prize pool but a smaller area.

Tilston outlasted just 32 other players, but still eight more entries than the $100,000 Poker Masters finale of last month. Fortunately, for sit n go’s, the US Poker Open features nine other reduced events which will probably attract larger fields.

Short Deck Poker Comes to US Poker Open

Tom Dwan, Phil Ivey, and other high-stakes pros in Asia have advocated for short deck poker tournaments. Just a few such events have been hosted on the 2019 US Poker Open schedule, with two more in the US.

The first (Event #4), on February 16, costs $10,000 to enter. A $25,000 version of the poker game, kicks off, four days later.

Short deck poker, also known as”six plus poker,” is comparable to Texas hold’em except for a couple of significant differences. First off, the cards that were 2-5 have been removed from the deck. Hand rankings also differ greatly. A royal flush, straight flush, and quads stay the three hands. But a flush beats a full house and tops a deck.

Full Schedule

Short deck is one of three poker variants on the roller series schedule. The remaining eight championships will feature no-limit hold’em and pot-limit Omaha.

2019 US Poker Open Program

February 13, Event #1: $10,000 No-Limit Hold’em

February 14, Event #2: $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha

February 15, Event #3 Hold’em

February 16, $10,000, Event # 4 Short Deck Hold’em

February 17, Event $25,000, # 5 No-Limit Hold’em

February 18, Event #6, $25,000 Pot-Limit Omaha

February 19, Event #7, $25,000 No-Limit Hold’em

February 20, Event $25,000, # 8 Short Deck Hold’em

February 21, Event #9 Hold’em

February 22, Event $100,000, # 10 No-Limit Hold’em Main Event

Moreover, the player who accumulates the most points throughout the series receives a championship trophy and an extra $100,000. Chidwick most certainly will have a target on his back given he is the champ. But almost every player in these difficult fields has the talent.

Poker fans can livestreams of the US Poker Open tables on PokerGo. Edited versions of the show will air on NBC Sports Network at a later date.

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