The finest American poker players are converging on Las Vegas for the US Poker Open Classic Series. At the tables were pros like Daniel Negreanu, Alex Foxen, Jeremy Osmus, and others.
Phil Helmut, who holds the record for the most WSOP gold bracelets, won an event with a $10,000 buy-in. PokerBrat won the tournament and the first place prize of $211,200.
Not only did they bring home another trophy, but the make-up of the heads-up match was also interesting. Helmut faced Jeremy Osmus head-to-head and “avenged” his previous defeat from two years before.
At a $50,000 PLO event in 2021, Phil won his 17th gold bracelet. He faced Jeremy Osmus head-to-head, although he had little chance of breaking any records.
This time Phil came out on top, but he still couldn’t have done it without some help from Lady Luck. In the last hand, Helmut had a little chip lead and flipped a:. Osmus’s pair was quite the catch.
After some preflop raising from both players, Phil folded and was instacalled. They both dropped back on the turn, eliminating Jeremy’s chance of victory.
This is Phil’s first time competing in the US Poker Open Cup. Professional poker player from the United States seldom attends tournaments of this kind. His visit to the PokerGO studio might be seen as practice for the forthcoming WSOP tournaments. Phil will not be absent and will continue his quest to break the record for most gold bracelets won.
This year, there will be a record 95 gold bracelets up for grabs at the World Series of Poker, which begins on May 30. You may stack them with the titles you win at the World Series of Poker, PokerOK, and the European leg of the festival in autumn. As a result, this year we will find almost 150 new champions.