The conclusion to the inaugural US Poker Open was an exciting one. Four poker superstars and a savvy businessman clashed on PokerGO with $660,000 on the line in the $50,000 Main Event.

Keith Tilston impressed high roller regulars with his play during the USPO series and was rewarded with a hard-fought victory. The win is the first in the ARIA High Rollers for Tilston, who finished second to Stephen Chidwick in Event #3. Tilston wrapped up his USPO account with five cashes.

Tilston opened the final table as chip leader and faced tough competition with the likes of Daniel Negreanu and Jake Schindler starting him down. Dan Smith came in as the short stack and did not improve from there to fall in fifth place.

Tom Marchese is well accustomed to ARIA High Roller success and had the chance to put another win on the mantle. Marchese did not achieve his goal of victory in the USPO Main Event and left the PokerGO stage in fourth place. Negreanu claimed most of the responsibility for Marchese’s downfall by picking off a bluff for most of Marchese’s chips.

Negreanu had strong intentions of winning this Main Event and breaking through in the USPO after a few shortfalls. Those hopes were dashed by Schindler, who ended Negreanu’s run in third place.

Heads up play between Schindler and Tilston was action-packed. The two established an early rhythm and Schindler made sure to keep his foot on the gas. Schindler went into overdrive on a three-barrel bluff that was picked off by Tilston to clinch him the win.

Tilston ends his USPO campaign as the only player outside of Stephen Chidwick to breach the $1 million mark in total earnings. Poker Central’s Remko Rinkema caught up with Tilston after the victory.

The U.S. Poker Open closes with Tilston in second-place on the overall leaderboard behind Chidwick, who clinched the top spot on Day 2 of the USPO Main Event. Final tablists Schindler and Negreanu both finished in the top-five.

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