Breaking Down the Action:
  • Eight Players Make the Money
  • Weisman Wields the Axe
  • Katz Can’t Catch the Winner

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Dylan Weisman won the 10th event of the 2022 U.S. Poker Open.

After 10 events of the 2022 U.S. Poker Open, Dylan Weisman’s latest Pot Limit Omaha Masterclass has given the American the chance to make a run at the Golden Eagle trophy.

At a final table that also included WSOP PLO bracelet winner Stephen Chidwick, 2021 PGT Player of the Year Ali Imsirovic and PokerGO owner Cary Katz, Weisman showed his PLO game is one of the best in the world as he claimed the $416,500 top prize.

Eight Players Make the Money

Of the 49 entries and 30 unique players who took part in the event, only seven would cash, so some big names fell by the wayside early. Players such as Event #8 winner Chino Rheem (28th) Sean Winter (26th), Phil Hellmuth (23rd), Event #5 winner Jeremy Ausmus (20th) Event #7 winner Alex Foxen (15th), Daniel Negreanu (13th), and Event #9 winner Erik Seidel (12th) all missed out on profit Sam Soverel bubbled the event in eighth place to leave the remaining seven all in the money.

It was Chris Brewer who busted in seventh place to end the day’s play as he cashed for $49,000. Brewer fell victim to Dylan Weisman, as the eventual winner ended the first day as he’d end the last, winning an important pot. Brewer rivered a flush and called off his stack after using four time extensions before calling off his stack to Weisman’s shove.

Weisman, however, held a full house from the flop and took the chip lead by winning the hand. That lead of 2,480,000 chips was something that Weisman was going to use to brutal effect at the final table.

Weisman Wields the Axe

The final table began with Weisman in the lead and ended with him holding the Event #10 trophy aloft having busted all five of his opponents. He started by taking care of the threat he faced in the form of Isaac Kempton, as he rivered a flush to eliminate the talented pro in sixth place for a result worth $73,500.

Weisman was not short of experience heading into this final table, having already finished fifth in Event #2, the $10,000-entry Pot-Limit Omaha event for $61,600, fifth in Event #4, the $10,000 buy-in Big Bet Mix event for $42,400, sixth in Event #8, the $15,000-entry Pot-Limit Omaha event for $60,300 before winning Event #10. He continued his dominance by eliminating one of his most dangerous opponents in fifth place this time, with British pro and WSOP PLO bracelet winner Stephen Chidwick busting for $98,000.

Out in fourth place was Matthew Wantman, who cashed for $134,750 when Weisman claimed another victim, Wantman’s full house on the turn bettered by Weisman’s boat on the river. With three players remaining, Weisman had a massive pile of 5.3 million chips, with PokerGO owner Cary Katz (1.26m) and 2021 PGT Player of the Year Ali Imsirovic (780,000) both lagging far behind.

Katz Can’t Catch the Winner 

Cary Katz

Cary Katz.

“Those are all really nice guys… but I don’t think I want to give them my money!”

It didn’t take long for Imsirovic to lose his stack, and with it any chance of putting himself back in contention for the overall title. The Bosnian-American was out in third place for $183,750 when his king-ten-eight-five was committed on a king-four-three flop against Weisman’s ace-king-nine-nine, with nothing coming to help Imsirovic. That gave Weisman the chip lead heads up with his 4.9 million playing Cary Katz’s 2.4 million.

With Ali Nejad and Len Ashby calling the final few hands, it wasn’t a long drawn-out affair, with Weisman winning after less than 10 minutes of play. Weisman’ ace-eight-five-five hit gold on the jack-five-deuce flop and Katz would eventually hit two pair on the queen turn, holding queen-jack-three-three. All the money went in on 4th street, but Katz couldn’t find a jack or queen to overtake his rival on the river, cashing instead for $269,500 in second place.

Dylan Weisman was the Event #10 champion and won $416,500 in the process.

After the event, Weisman was delighted with his victory.

U.S. Poker Open 2022 Event #10 Final Table Results:

Place Player Country Prize
1st Dylan Weisman U.S.A. $416,500
2nd Cary Katz U.S.A. $269,500
3rd Ali Imsirovic Bosnia/U.S.A. $183,750
4th Matthew Wantman U.S.A. $134,750
5th Stephen Chidwick United Kingdom $98,000
6th Isaac Kempton U.S.A. $73,500

That result put Weisman meant he has cashed for $580,800 across the series, but despite totalling 414 U.S. Poker Open points the PLO player will not be playing the final two no limit events, so won’t improve on his current standing of sixth place.

“Those are all really nice guys,” he said when asked if he’d make a run at the Golden Eagle trophy against such decorated opponents. “I don’t think I want to give them my money!”

Here’s how the top six sit with two events to go.

U.S. Poker Open 2022 Leaderboard (After 10 Events):

Rank Player Country Points
1st Tamon Nakamura Japan 538
2nd Alex Foxen U.S.A. 488
3rd Chino Rheem U.S.A. 481
4th Phil Hellmuth U.S.A. 464
5th Erik Seidel U.S.A. 428
6th Dylan Weisman U.S.A. 414


Arthur Crowson

Arthur Crowson writes for about the gambling industry. His experience ranges from crypto and technology to sports, casinos, and poker. He went to Douglas College and started his journalism career at the Merritt Herald as a general beat reporter covering news, sports and community. Arthur lives in Hawaii and is passionate about writing, editing, and photography.

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