Joey Weissman ships the USPO $10K NLHE event, but it wasn’t easy
By Bob Garcia
The poker pro had trouble finding his groove at the final table, but pulled off the win
Joey Weissman is a clear example that you should never give up no matter how defeated you are feeling at the poker tables. Considering he was short-stacked for most of the final table, Weissman was able to use all his ingenuity to pull off a historic comeback. Under those circumstances, he faced an early chip deficit of 6:1 against Adam Hendrix, but nothing could stop him and at the end of the day, he was crowned the US Poker Open Event #5: $10,000 No-Limit Hold’em champion and took home $204,000.
Entering the final table, the poker pro was in the middle of the group, and although he was consistently short of chips he was able to stay alive throughout the tournament in unimaginable fashion. There was no doubt that many of the fans of this great event thought Hendrix was the one who was going to emerge victorious, especially after maintaining a chip lead throughout the final table, but as always poker proved to be unpredictable once again and things fell apart for Hendrix when it came to heads-up play, resulting in him taking second place and a prize of $144,500.
On the other hand, Joe McKeehen, who had recently won a previous event, once again stood out among the best, taking third place and the $102,000 prize. This result places him at the top of the US Poker Open Championship standings, surpassing Jake Daniels himself.
This event was the second largest of the festival, as it registered a total of 85 entries, which made the accumulated prize pool no less than $850,000. All fans through PokerGO subscription could enjoy the wonders and incredible actions that Weissman achieved, who proved to be more than persistent to succeed.