The 2024 U.S. Poker Open has crowned its newest champion, with Aram Zobian topping the leaderboard to win the Golden Eagle trophy and a $25,000 PGT Passport.

Zobian follows in the footsteps of Martin Zamani (2023), Sean Winter (2022), David Peters (2021, 2019), and Stephen Chidwick (2018), who were previous U.S. Poker Open champions. Event #8 surges from Joey Weissman, Sam Laskowitz, and Jesse Lonis who was at the final table alongside Zobian, all fell short as Zobian claimed his first PGT series champion honors. 

According to The Hendon Mob, Zobian has amassed more than $4,968,000 in lifetime tournament earnings and now sits 197th on the United States All-Time Money List. At this U.S. Poker Open, Zobian earned $613,540 in prize money and cashed four times, along with his Event #6 win. Zobian now has two career PGT titles, along with 19 final tables and 24 cashes. His career PGT winnings sit at $2,047,292.

Zobian began the series with a runner-up finish in Event #2 before returning to the final table in Event #4, where he finished third. He would add a third podium finish in Event #6, and this time, it would be a victory. Zobian capped off his series with a cash in the $25k finale. Aram Zobian's U.S. Poker Open Results

Event Place Prize PGT Points
Event #2: $10,100 No-Limit Hold'em 2nd $163,350 163
Event #4: $10,100 No-Limit Hold'em 3rd $107,900 108
Event #6: $15,100 No-Limit Hold'em 1st $264,290 298
Event #8: $25,200 No-Limit Hold'em 6th $78,000 47

Zobian finished with 616 PGT points to be crowned the U.S. Poker Open champion. Zobian now moves into third on the PGT leaderboard with 1,048 PGT points from his eight cashes in the 2024 PGT season.

U.S. Poker Open Top 10 Leaderboard

Rank Player Country Winnings Points
1st Aram Zobian United States $613,540 616
2nd Stephen Chidwick United Kingdom $597,850 427
3rd Jesse Lonis United States $421,450 400
4th Eric Afriat Canada $377,900 378
5th Joey Weissman United States $344,550 344
6th David Coleman Netherlands $313,100 322
7th Sam Laskowitz United States $353,710 320
8th Dan Smith United States $365,200 313
9th Rodger Johnson United States $301,450 301
10th Matthew Wantman United States $268,900 269

2024 U.S. Poker Open Results

Event Entrants Winner 1st Prize Runner-Up
Event #1: $5,100 No-Limit Hold'em 116 Erik Seidel $145,000 Eric Afriat
Event #2: $10,100 No-Limit Hold'em 99 Jesse Lonis $252,450 Aram Zobian
Event #3: $10,100 No-Limit Hold'em 84 Dan Smith $235,200 Rodger Johnson
Event #4: $10,100 No-Limit Hold'em 83 David Coleman $202,300 Shannon Shorr
Event #5: $10,100 No-Limit Hold'em 92 Matthew Wantman $239,200 Daniel Negreanu
Event #6: $15,100 No-Limit Hold'em 62 Aram Zobian $264,290 Sam Laskowitz
Event #7: $15,100 No-Limit Hold'em 64 Eric Afriat $288,000 Joey Weissman
Event #8: $25,200 No-Limit Hold'em 52 Stephen Chidwick $429,000 Andrew Lichtenberger

After an extensive break from No-Limit Hold'em, the U.S. Poker Open would reunite PGT regulars to battle for the third No-Limit Hold'em series of the 2024 PGT season. Poker Hall of Famer Erik Seidel won his third PGT title by winning the opening event for $145,000, while Jesse Lonis claimed his third career PGT title in Event #2. 

Dan Smith won his fifth career PGT title, while David Coleman won his fourth PGT event of the season. Matthew Wantman added to his trophy case that included a PGT PLO Series victory, while Canadian Eric Afriat picked up the penultimate title of the series. 

Stephen Chidwick won the Event #8 finale, collecting his 10th career PGT title and becoming the first player to surpass $14 million in PGT earnings. Chidwick's career PGT statistics also include 36 podium finishes from 61 final tables. He has 81 PGT cashes and $14,006,932 in career PGT earnings.

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