Event no. 5 of the 2021 U.S. Poker Open attracted a field of 85 total entries, building a prize pool of $850,000 in the $10,000 buy-in no-limit hold’em tournament. The top 13 finishers made the money in this event, with the largest cut going to eventual champion Joey Weissman. The Las Vegas resident earned $204,000 and his first live poker tournament title of the year as the champion of this event.
This was the fourth-largest score of Weissman’s career, and it increased his lifetime live tournament earnings to more than $3.7 million. His top cash came when he defeated field of 1,607 entrants in a 2012 World Series of Poker $2,500 buy-in no-limit hold’em event to earn $694,609 and his first WSOP gold bracelet.
In addition to the title and the money, Weissman was also awarded 480 Card Player Player of the Year points for his victory in this event. This was his fourth POY-qualified final table finish of the year, including a runner-up showing in the Wynn Spring Classic $1,600 buy-in main event for $230,090 and 800 points. With 1,500 points and $501,990 in year-to-date earnings, Weissman now sits in 21st place in 2021 POY race.
U.S. Poker Open Event #5: $10,000 No Limit Hold’em