Dan Smith wins Event 9 and moves into contention for the U.S. Poker Open title

Dan Smith has won nearly every live event and added to his crown when he won the US Poker Open. In Event 9: $25,000 NL Hold’em, he covered 47 fields and took home $399,500.

Two days ago, Smith withdrew from Event 8: $25,000 NL Hold’em for bronze and $189,000. With two six-figure prize pools, he’s vying for the ranking title, which will net the winner a $50,000 check.

“It’s really cool to win. The trophy weighs almost 25kg. I want to keep him, but we’ll see how he does,” Smith said.

A few hours after receiving his bracelet, Smith confirmed his entry into the final of Event 10: $50,000, the last winner on the grid. To knock China’s Ren Lin off the leaderboard, the Americans will have to be at least four-handed.

The task of the other three finalists is even more difficult. Chris Brewer only got the Golden Eagle on the podium, while Martin Zamani and Jeremy Ausmus only had the title.

The FT for Event 10 will be held at 18:00 (Brasilia time) with blinds of 6,000/12,000 and ante of BB. Look at the chip count:

1st place: Nick Petrangelo (USA) 781,000

Second place: Martin Zamani (USA) 1,840,000

Third place: Chris Brewer (USA) 678,000

Fourth place: Justin Bonomo (USA) 2,192,000

Fifth place: Jeremy Ausmus (USA) 1,258,000

No. 6: Dan Smith (USA) 651,000

Available prizes:

1. $666,000

2. $444,000

3. $296,000

4. $203,500

5. $148,000

6. $92,500

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