The PokerGo Tour chugs along and the 2022 PokerGo Cup is in the books. The latest high roller series went down at the Aria Casino in Las Vegas with eight tournaments and buy-ins ranging from $10K to $50K. Some of the individual winners at the 2022 PokerGo Cup included Daniel Negreanu, Daniel Colpoys, Jake Daniels, Nick Petrangelo, Ali Imsirovic, Sean Perry, and Jeremy Ausmus.
Sean Perry was the only player to win multiple events at the PokerGo Cup with two first-place finishes, but he did not have enough leaderboard points to prevent Jeremy Ausmus from hoisting the PokerGo Cup. Perry earned 616 points at the PokerGo Cup courtesy of both of his victories, but Ausmus edged him out with 658 points thanks to back-to-back third place finishes in the final two events.
Ali Imsirovic didn't waste another opportunity to win another event on the PokerGo Tour. The 2021 PGT Champion was the last player standing in PokerGo Cup Event #7 $25,000 NL. A total of 43 runners took a shot at the last $25K on the schedule and they created a prize pool worth $1.075M. Only the top seven places paid out with $365,500 set aside to the champion. Among those who cashed in the penultimate event included Sam Soverel, Jeremy Ausmus, Nick Shulman, Cary Katz, Darren Elias, and Roger Sippl.
Imsirovic knocked out Soverel in second place to win $365,500 and snatch up 219 overall points. Ausmus busted in third place in Event #7, which paid out $161,250 plus 97 leaderboard points, which came in handy.
Perry shipped the final tournament at the PokerGo Cup with a victory in Event #8 $50,000 NL which attracted 32 entrants and a prize pool of $1.6 million. Only the top five places paid out and the final five included Daniel Negreanu, Nick Schulman, Jeremy Ausmus, Brock Wilson, and Perry.
The actual cup was up for grabs heading into the final table, but Ausmus needed to finish in at least third place or better to lock it up. With a third-place finish in Event #8, Ausmus banked $256K in cash, plus 154 leaderboard points. With 658 total points, Ausmus snagged the 2022 PokerGo Cup. Perry finished second in the standings, while Brock Wilson was third.
Perry also won PokerGo Cup Event #2 $10K NL and outlasted 80 runners for a $200K score. That stacked final table at the start of the series included Cary Katz, Bryn Kenney, Scott Ball, Darren Elias, and Dan Shak.
The PokerGo Tour updated their leaderboard for the entire 2022 season. Nick Petrangelo is sitting pretty in #1 spot with 1,066 points. He's the first and only player to pass the 1K mark after he won Event #5 at the PokerGo Cup. With two victories this week, Perry moved into second overall with 707 points. Ausmus sits in third with 658 points -- all of which he accumulated during the PokerGo Cup. Last year's PGT champ, Ali Imsirovic, moved into fourth place with 651 points. Brock Wilson rounds out the top five with 570 points. The rest of the top ten includes Michael Wangs (394), Sean Winter (352), Cary Katz (346), Jonathan Jaffe (344), and Bill Klein (336).
2022 PokerGo Cup Leaderboard - Top 10
1. Jeremy Ausmus (USA) 658
2. Sean Perry (USA) 616
3. Brock Wilson (USA) 570
4. Cary Katz (SDA) 346
5. Ali Imsirovic (Bosnia & Herzegovina) 300
6. Nick Schulman (USA) 299
7. Daniel Negreanu (Canada) 277
8. Sean Winter (USA) 269
9. Bill Klein (USA) 246
10. Darren Elias (USA) 234