David Coleman started the final table with the chip lead, and despite losing the chip lead to Shannon Shorr four-handed, he battled through the adversity to capture his fourth PGT title of the year and $202,300 after a heads-up deal in Event #4: $10,100 No-Limit Hold'em of the 2024 U.S. Poker Open

Shorr started the day as the short stack, but he scored a double through John Riordan blind vs. blind to start the day and then watched Coleman go to work as he sent Riordan to the rail in seventh place for $33,200 moments later. 

Coleman continued to exert pressure as he sent 2024 PokerGO Cup Champion Jonathan Little to the rail in sixth place for $41,500 when his turned trips bested Little's flopped top pair to collect over 50% of the chips in play. However, he lost a chunk the very next hand when he doubled Aram Zobian. 

Shorr took advantage of the stumble to score a double of his own through the chip leader and then cemented himself atop the leaderboard a few hands later when he sent Phil Hellmuth to the rail in fifth place for $58,100. 

Coleman would then get some of those chips back as he sent fellow early-season PGT front-runner Dylan Weisman to the rail in fourth place for $78,850 when his ace-king out kicked the ace-nine of Weisman. 

Zobian came into the day second in chips but, after a roller coaster of a final table, graciously bowed out in third place for $107,900 when his pocket queens fell to Shorr's pocket tens by way of a runner-runner flush.

With Shorr holding over 70% of the chips in play to start heads-up, the two players agreed to a deal. They split half of the $83,000 difference between first and second, with Shorr taking home $30,100 and Coleman collecting $11,400 while playing for the rest. 

Coleman came out firing after the deal as he scored a pair of doubles to move within striking distance and finally moved in front for good when he forced a fold on the river and then rivered a better two pair to drop Shorr to under ten big blinds. 

Shorr wouldn't go away quietly, however, as he scored a double of his own. However, fate and the deck were on Coleman's side, as he ended the tournament two hands later when he flopped a flush against Shorr's top pair. 

All the money got into the middle on the turn, as Shorr needed the board to pair on the river to stay alive. When the river fell a blank, he collected $179,500 for the second-place finish.

Event #4: $10,100 No-Limit Hold'em Final Table Payouts

Place Name Country PGT Points $830,000
1st David Coleman United States 232 $202,300
2nd Shannon Shorr United States 149 $179,500
3rd Aram Zobian United States 108 $107,900
4th Dylan Weisman United States 79 $78,850
5th Phil Hellmuth United States 58 $58,100
6th Jonathan Little United States 42 $41,500
7th John Riordan United States 33 $33,200

Jesse Lonis Remains Atop Series Standings; Rodger Johnson Cashes Fourth Event

The fourth Event of the 2024 U.S. Poker Open drew 83 entrants, creating a prize pool of $830,000, with the top 12 players finishing in the money and after making back-to-back final tables in Events #2 and #3, Rodger Johnson snuck into the money in Event #4 with a twelfth-place finish picking up 21 PGT points for his fourth cash of the series.

However, he dropped from second to third on the series leaderboard as Coleman vaulted into second with the win. Both players still trail Event #2 winner Jesse Lonis, who sits atop the leaderboard with 332 points, 41 points ahead of Coleman, who sits atop the overall season leaderboard with 1,228 points following his fourth win of the year. 

Fellow final tableists Shorr and Zobian each picked up their second cashes of the series, but Zobian remained in fourth place despite picking up 108 points and trails Johnson by seven points. Shorr, meanwhile, moves into sixth place with 179 points, and Riordan picked up his third cash of the series but sits well outside the top ten in 17th. 

Kristina Holst picked up her second cash of the series and now sits with 139 points but falls from sixth to eighth on the leaderboard, while Victoria Livschitz picked up her third cash of the series and sits just outside the top ten in 11th place with 100 points. 

The 2024 U.S. Poker Open continues with Event #5: $10,100 No-Limit Hold'em, and you can catch all the day-one action here: https://www.pgt.com/live-reporting/us-poker-open-2024/event-5-10100-nolimit-holdem

The final table of Event #5 is scheduled to begin at 12 p.m. PT on April 13th, with Jeff Platt and Brent Hanks on the call when the action kicks off at 2 p.m. PT on PokerGo. 

2024 U.S. Poker Open Leaderboard

Rank Player Points Wins Cashes Winnings
1 Jesse Lonis 332 1 2 $332,250
2 David Coleman 291 1 2 $261,100
3 Rodger Johnson 278 0 4 $278,450
4 Aram Zobian 271 0 2 $271,250
5 Dan Smith 235 1 1 $235,200
6 Shannon Shorr 179 0 2 $209,200
7 Erik Seidel 145 1 1 $145,000
8 Kristina Holst 139 0 2 $138,750
9 David Stamm 109 0 1 $109,200
10 Dylan Linde 106 0 2 $105,800

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