We have three more champions at the PokerGo Cup at the Aria Casino in Las Vegas and the latest winners include familiar faces like Daniel Negreanu, Jeremy Ausmus, and a red-hot Nick Petrangelo -- who won back-to-back events at the inaugural Stairway to Millions at the Aria two weeks ago – and padded his overall lead on the PokerGo Tour Leaderboard.
On Sunday, Jeremy Ausmus was the last player standing in PokerGo Cup Event #4 $15,000 NL, which attracted 65 entrants and a prize pool worth $975,000. Only the top ten places paid out with $263,250 and 263 points set aside to the champion. Notables who went deep and cashed included Jake Schindler, Steve Z, Alex Foxen, and Ian Bradley. The final table of six included Jeremy Ausmus, Brock Wilson, Cary Katz, Bill Klein, Justin Saliba, and Jesse Lonis.
Katz busted in third place for a $127K score, which set up the heads-up battle between Brock Wilson and Jeremy Ausmus. Wilson was unable to pull off a comeback and he hit the bricks in second place. A runner-up finish paid out $195K to Wilson. Ausmus banked $263,500 for the victory.
On Monday, Nick Petrangelo continued his run good with a victory in the first $25K on the schedule at the PokerGo Cup. Event #5 $25,000 NL attracted 41 entrants and a prize pool just north of $1 million. The final six places paid out with $396K set aside to the champ.
The final table of six included Ali Imsirovic, Darren Elias, Sean Winter, Nick Schulman, Bill Klein, and Nick Petrangelo. Imsirovic, who dominated the 2021 PokerGo Tour, saw his run end in fifth place but he earned 49 PGT points. Nick Schulman bounced in third place, which set up a heads-up joust between Bill Klein and Nick Petrangelo.
Klein final tabled back-to-back events but he missed out on the big pay day in both. He settled on a runner-up finish in Event #5 which was worth $246,000. Not too shabby, eh? Petrangelo earned 221 PGT points and walked away with $396,000 score.
On Tuesday, it was Kid Poker's turn to step into the winner's circle for his first victory at the PokerGo Cup. Event #6 $25,000 NL attracted 35 entrants and a prize pool worth $875K with just five players getting a slice of the pie. The final five at the final table included Daniel Negreanu, Sean Winter, Vikenty Shegal, Stephen Chidwick, and Brock Wilson.
Shegal busted in third place, which set up the heavyweight bout between Sean Winter and Daniel Negreanu. When the dust settled, Negreanu emerged as the victor. Winter could not prevent the Canadian from snagging the $25K title, but he had a decent payout of $227,500 for the consolation prize. Negreanu padded his bankroll with a score worth $350,000. KidPoker also snatched up 210 juicy PGT points.
Jeremy Ausmus leads the 2022 PokerGo Cup Leaderboard with 407 points, followed by Brock Wilson (320), Cary Katz (294), Sean Winer (269), and Bill Klein (264). Nick Petrangelo is sitting in seventh overall with 221 points and Negreanu is right behind him with 210 points... all of which he secured with the win in Event #6.
Meanwhile, Petrangelo retains his top spot on the 2022 PokerGo Tour Leaderboard with 1,066 points. Petrangelo became the first player to pass the 1,000-point mark this season and we're just one week into February. Ali Imsirovic -- last year's PGT champ -- sits in second place with 432 points, but he trails Petrangelo by 634 PGT points. With 407 total points from the PokerGo Cup, Ausmus moved into third overall.