Chino Rheem is back and he’s atop the 2022 U.S. Poker Open leaderboard with a victory in Event #8: $15,000 Pot-Limit Omaha. After finishing in second place in Event #7: $15,000 No-Limit Hold’em on Wednesday for $210,000, Rheem took first place in Event #8 for $271,350. He now has 481 leaderboard points and moved ahead of Tamon Nakamura at the top of the standings.
In Event #8, Rheem topped a field of 67 entries to get the victory. He defeated Scott Seiver in heads-up play at a final table that included 16-time World Series of Poker gold bracelet winner Phil Hellmuth.
Also in the month of March, Rheem finished 49th in the Wynn Millions $10,000 Main Event for $43,028 and second in the Wynn Millions $5,200 Progressive Bounty for $58,885.
2022 U.S. Poker Open Event #8 Results
1st: Chino Rheem – $271,350
2nd: Scott Seiver – $201,000
3rd: Isaac Kempton – $130,650
4th: Phil Hellmuth – $100,500
5th: Adam Hendrix – $80,400
6th: Dylan Weisman – $60,300
Event #8: $15,000 PLO attracted a field of 67 entries and created a prize pool of $1,005,000. The top 10 spots finished in the money. Matthew Wantman placed seventh, Cary Katz took eighth, Alex Livingston was ninth, and Joseph Sanders took 10th. All players to cash earned both U.S. Poker Open and PGT leaderboard points.