Poker tournaments in the United States are quite the common sight. Some are already institutionalized as indelible part of the country’s identity whereas others are only beginning to gain traction. The U.S. Poker Open is an event that is only now shaping up as a major pow-wow.
U.S. Poker Open Is Back Again
The second U.S. Poker Open will excite quite a few poke enthusiasts, because the tournament is returning at the ARIA Resort and Casino in Las Vegas in 2019. The hosts reckon that the Open will be running from February 13 through 23. The news was announced by Poker Central, revealing quite a handful of details along the way.
The event is an inherent part of the broader event High Roller Triple Crown along with the Super High Roller Bowland the Poker Masters. The tournament will come in a known format, with points being awarded throughout the competitions in all disciplines.
Other than the point-based system, players who manage to finish first will be awarded additional $100,000 courtesy of Poker Central, just as an acknowledgement of the players’ skills that have got them to the trophy. With the event generating quite the buzz, it’s definitely worth exploring the schedule up close.
The 2019 U.S. Poker Open – A Look at the Schedule
As any major leg of an even more important event, the 2019 U.S. Open will come along with four excellent ways to demonstrate your poker prowess. You will be able to take part in a number of competitions, including the $10,000 gigs.
Poker Open Schedule: Event & Date
- February 13 Event #1: $10K No Limit Hold’em
- February 14 Event #2: $10K Pot Limit Omaha
- February 15 Event #3: $10K No Limit Hold’em
- February 16 Event #4: $10K Short Deck Hold’em
- February 17 Event #5: $25K No Limit Hold’em
- February 18 Event #6: $25K Pot Limit Omaha
- February 19 Event #7: $25K No Limit Hold’em
- February 20 Event #8: $25K Short Deck Hold’em
- February 21 Event #9: $50K No Limit Hold’em
- February 22 Event #10: $100K No Limit Hold’em Main Event
Another way to participate would be by opting for the $25,000 event. On top of that, you will get to participate in the $50,000 event, which will precede the jewel of the meet-up, the $100,000 Main Event.
The tournaments themselves are going to all be broadcast on the PokerGO network and reach the most poker fans possible. In recent months, poker hosts have began seeking alternative chances to spread the game’s popularity through multiple channels.
In addition, tournament highlights will be televised on NBC Sports Network, which will be intended at an audience of poker lovers and occasional viewers.
The Inaugural Season
Now that the U.S. Poker Open has been concluded with Stephen Chidwick claiming the bulk of the winnings at $1,256,650, and the first title, the tournament hosts are looking to a future past 2019, too.
With this in mind, many pin their hopes that the audience of PokerGO will enjoy the newly-minted event, not to mention the potential to add more players from across the United States and also broadcast to even people who are less interested in playing the game themselves. The future of poker in the United States is quite promising indeed.