On the scenic North Shore area of Pittsburgh, where two rivers (Allegheny and Monongahela) unite to form the Ohio River, poker players are also converging this weekend in pursuit of advantageous river cards to become the next Pittsburgh Poker Open champion. For many players, that is exactly what they will need in order to surpass this field of world-renowned players and Pittsburgh’s local professionals.
The event, featured by Poker Night in America, is one of the most prestigious tournaments in the Northeastern United States. Most notably, in 2014, the crown was taken by the legendary poker professional, Phil Hellmuth, topping 254 entrants. Hellmuth bested David Baker heads-up to conclude a final table loaded with distinguished poker names. Conversely, last year’s PPO final table was dominated by Pittsburgh-area talent. Justin Daley cruised to the title in less than four hours of final table play. Larry Pileggi, a local player and the 2013 PPO Main Event champion, made another final table appearance.
What does the 2017 PPO Main Event have in store for us poker enthusiasts? One thing is for certain, we will witness a high-level clash of many advanced and diverse poker minds. Echoing the words typically chanted by sports fans on the North Shore of Pittsburgh: Here. We. Go.
The action and coverage of the event begins on Friday, March 10th, at 12:00 p.m. (EST), and culminates with the final table on Monday, March 13th, at 2:00 p.m. (EST).
Visit https://www.riverscasino.com//pittsburgh/casino/poker-room/pittsburgh-poker-open/ for details on the full schedule and structure