The second edition of the Global Poker U.S. Poker Open concluded on Sunday, bringing to a close two weeks of exciting online poker action. The winner of the overall series Sweeps Coins leaderboard was Taylor “weSHALLgambol” Howard from Iowa.
For winning the Sweeps Coins leaderboard, Howard won $5,000 to fund a trip to Las Vegas, a special winner's trophy, a framed U.S. Poker Open felt, a hoodie, and a $5,000 check to be presented at the PokerGO Studio. Howard amassed 1,119.15 leaderboard points over the course of the series to get the win.
Everyone who finished in the top 10 of the overall Sweeps Coins leaderboard picked up an annual PokerGO subscription.
Last year, it was Luke "FlushMe2Tears" Williams who won the Global Poker U.S. Poker Open Sweeps Coins leaderboard.
Winning the Gold Coins leaderboard was Ivan Hernandez from Texas. He won a trophy, hoodie, shirt, and hat.
The series was broken up into two sections, one for Sweeps Coins and one for Gold Coins. From there, each event had a high buy-in and a low buy-in, creating events for players of all levels so they could get in on the U.S. Poker Open action. In the Sweeps Coins High Main Event, Maxwell “BurningAbyss” Schrack from Maryland turned his SC 99 buy-in into SC 41,625. In the Gold Coins High Main Event, Michelle Porter from California won GC 19,300,000.