Shannon Shorr is the first winner from the 2022 U.S. Poker Open series. Shorr topped a field of 93 entries in Event #1: $10,000 No-Limit Hold’em to win $213,900. Shorr also picked up 214 points for the series leaderboard.
Shorr defeated Ren Lin in heads-up play, with Lin taking home $148,800 in prize money for his second-place finish.
2022 U.S. Poker Open Event #1 Results
|1||Shannon Shorr||United States||$213,900|
|2||Ren Lin||United States||$148,800|
|5||Erik Seidel||United States||$74,400|
|6||Joseph Cheong||United States||$55,800|
Event #1: $10,000 NL Hold’em drew a field of 93 entries, creating a prize pool of $930,000. The top 14 places reached the money. All players that cashed also earned PokerGO Tour leaderboard points.
Shorr’s Road To Victory
On Day 1 of the tournament, Shannon Shorr knocked out Vikenty Shegal in Level 9 to boost his stack to more than 600,000 in chips. Tamon Nakamura then doubled through Shorr shortly thereafter to push him back under the 600,000 mark.
Fast forward to Level 12, and that’s when Shorr doubled through Ren Lin when his pocket aces held against Lin’s ace-nine. Shorr moved to more than 1,000,000 in chips with the double up, and then it was time for Alex Foxen to bust on the bubble.
Following the eliminations of Nakamura in 14th place, Phil Hellmuth in 13th place, Dan Shak in 12th place, Ivan Zufic in 11th place, and Sean Perry in 10th place, the final nine players combined to one table. Shorr was fourth in chips.
Lin busted Rok Gostisa in ninth place, and then Shorr knocked out Nick Schulman in eighth place. After that, Daniel Negreanu took out Kristina Holst in seventh place to end play for Day 1. When played ended, Shorr was second in chips behind Masashi Oya.
At the live-streamed final table on Day 2, Joseph Cheong was the first player to bust out. Oya raised all in from the small blind and a short-stacked Cheong called all in from the big blind with queen-jack. Oya had ace-nine of clubs and held.
Erik Seidel was next to bust, falling in fifth place at the hands of Oya. Seidel moved all in with pocket sevens and Oya called with ace-king. Oya flopped an ace and held from there to send Seidel to the rail.
After Seidel’s exit, it was Negreanu next to bust. He jammed all in for 715,000 with king-queen over a raise to 150,000 from Lin. Lin had ace-six and made the call. Negreanu could not find the help he needed and was eliminated in fourth place.
Oya would fall next, and it was Shorr who busted him by making a big call on the river with two pair. Shorr had ten-six on a board of ace-queen-six-ten-four. The pot was 2,960,000 and Oya moved all in for 2,150,000 after Shorr checked. Oya had queen-three and his shove sent Shorr into the tank. Shorr eventually called and saw that he was right, eliminating Oya to get heads up with Lin.
Heads-up play saw Shorr start with 9,500,000 to Lin’s 2,125,000. To start the duel, Lin was a flurry of pots to take the chip lead, but Shorr fought right back as the two exchanged blows back and forth. The chip lead changed hands a few times, and Lin even pushed his stack to more than 9,000,000 in chips. Shorr ended up finding a double up when his king-two beat Lin’s jack-five. The money went in on a jack-six-two-two board and Shorr won to double into the lead. Then the final hand came up when Lin’s king-jack ran into Shorr’s ace-king. Shorr flopped and ace and Lin was drawing dead after the turn.
2022 U.S. Poker Open Leaderboard Top 10
|1||Shannon Shorr||United States||214|
|2||Ren Lin||United States||149|
|5||Erik Seidel||United States||74|
|6||Joseph Cheong||United States||56|
|7||Kristina Holst||United States||47|
|10||Sean Perry||United States||28|