At the U.S. Poker Open, Nacho Barbero reached the final table for the third consecutive time.
In the second game, the Argentine entered a one-on-one match but lost. He will challenge for the title again on Monday.
Wow, what a performance by Nacho Barbero at the US Poker Open! You still can’t stop Argentines from having their “Nacho Year”! Additionally, he made the final table in all three high-stakes events where he qualified for day two.
Ren Lin refused to give Barbero the award.
The former Team Pokerstars pro finished fifth in a $10,000 NLH tournament out of 105 entrants, earning $78k. The winner, Joey Weissman, received $231,000.
A few hours later, Nacho was back at the table for Event 2, the 105-entry FT and US event where participants took home $10,000 In the end, he and Lin Lin singled out for the prize money.
Barbero moved all-in with K-7, and Lin called with Ace-5, leaving our partners with a huge chip deficit. If Barbero doesn’t improve, Lin will win the tournament and receive $231,000, while the Argentinian will receive $168,000.
Because, you know, you really don’t have a “third place”. Last Saturday, Barbero entered the $10,000 NLH event from a total of 93 entrants# 3 final table.
Level 15 continues on Monday , with a blind structure of 20,000/40,000 BB and a 40K ante.
The top six US Poker Open players have won a combined $55,800 in prize money, but are still in contention Top prize of $213,900, 214 PGT points and a miniature Golden Eagle trophy.
Three million dollars and two months for Nacho Barbero
The Argentinian’s poker career got off to a brilliant start. He earned $3,227,000 from 9 ITMs. The first was the PSPC Bahamas, where he won the Change The first prize of a lifetime is $1,551,300.
Just a week ago, he won Event #2 at Triton Poker. He won $600,000 in Vietnam, just A few days earlier, he finished eighth in the PokerGO Tour Championship for $57,000. He also finished second in the $25,000 Turbo tournament in the same series, adding to his two U.S. Open wins. Won two other tournaments at this venue. Cracked!