The 2022 PokerGo Cup is back in action with eight high roller events at the Aria Casino in Las Vegas with buy-ins starting at $10K and escalating to $15K to $25K to $50K and $100K. Everyone who cashes in the PokerGo Cup will earn valuable PokerGo Leader Board points in all eight tournaments. The first event began on Wednesday, February 2 and we already have two new winners.
PokerGo Cup Event #1 $10,000 NL attracted 77 players and a prize pool worth $770,000. The top 11 places paid out with $200,200 set aside to the champion, plus 200 juicy PokerGo Tour points at stake to the winner.
The final table of six included Dan Colpoys, Andrew Lichtenberger, Darren Elias, Scott Ball, Michael Lang, and Matt Wantman. Among those who went deep and cashed included Shannon Shorr, Jake Schindler, Cary Katz, Jesse Lonis, and Wesam Abdallah.
Lichtenberger entered the final table with a notable chip lead. However, he was not able to throw his weight around and missed a chance to win the first tournament at the PokerGo Cup. Michael Lang busted in sixth place, followed by Scott Ball in fifth place. Matt Wantman's run ended in fourth place, while Darren Elias took third place, which paid out $100,1000. Elias' eliminations set up a heavyweight bout between Lucky Chewy and Dan Colpoys. Alas, when the dust settled Litchenberger headed to the rail in second place, which paid out $146,300. Colpoys banked $200,200 for the win and scooped up 200 points for the PokerGo Tour Leaderboard.
PokerGo Cup Event #2 $10,000 NL attracted 80 runners and a prize pool worth $800K. The top 12 places paid out and $200K was set aside to the eventual champion.
The final table of six in Event #1 included Sean Perry, Cary Katz, Bryn Kenney, Scott Ball, Darren Elias, and Dan Shak. Both Ball and Elias found seats at the final table in back-to-back events, but neither would prevail in this one. Several familiar faces went deep and cashed in Event #2 including Michael Lang, Nick Shulman, Sam Soverel, Stevie Chidwick, Ali Imsirovic, and Brock Wilson.
Dan Shak busted in sixth place and was the first elimination at the final table, followed by Darren Elias in fifth place, and Scott Ball in fourth place. Bryn Kenney went super deep but his run ended in third place, which set up a heads-up joust between Sean Perry and Cary Katz.
When the dust settled, Katz was unable to come from behind and he busted in second place. Katz earned $144K and 144 points for a runner-up finish. Perry stepped into the winner's circle and banked $200K for first place. He also snagged 200 points for the PokerGo Tour Leader Board.
The final table for Event #3 $10,000 NL will play out on Saturday.