The inaugural PokerGO Cup high-roller match sequence reached its climax with the $100,000 buy-in no-limit maintain’em occasion. The closing match of the eight-event sequence was the very best buy-in occasion held. A complete of 23 entries have been made within the six-figure buy-in showdown, constructing a $2,300,000 prize pool. In the top, Cary Katz emerged victorious with the title, securing $1,058,000 for the win.
This was Katz’s first title and third final-table end of the sequence. The 400 PokerGO Cup rankings factors he earned on this occasion noticed him climb to 3rd within the closing participant of the sequence standings. His two earlier scores in the course of the sequence have been a fifth-place displaying in one of many two $25,000 buy-in occasions and a sixth-place end in one of many $10,000 buy-in tournaments. Katz cashed for a complete of $1,161,800 throughout the three final-table runs.
The businessman and PokerGO founder additionally earned 400 factors in the direction of the inaugural PokerGO Tour leaderboard. With 1,086 whole factors, two titles, 13 cashes, and almost $1.9 million in earnings certified for that tour, he now sits in eighth place within the standings.
“It means over a million dollars,” Katz informed PokerGO reporters after the win. “I’m pretty excited about that score. I think it’s the first $100K of the year. I feel very fortunate because I came in second to last in chips. I doubled up the first hand and it was smooth sailing from there.”
This newest victory was the twenty fifth of Katz’s match profession, and his eighth seven-figure money. The rating elevated his lifetime earnings to $32,441,990, which is sweet for tenth place on poker’s all-time cash checklist.
Katz entered the ultimate day of this occasion in fourth chip place with 5 gamers remaining and solely the highest 4 set to money. Dan Smith was eradicated on the $230,000 cash bubble when his pocket tens bumped into the pocket jacks of start-of-day chip chief Sam Soverel. The superior pair held up and Soverel took a large lead into four-handed play.
Soverel entered the day with an opportunity at surpassing PokerGO Cup factors race chief Daniel Negreanu for the sequence title. Negreanu might lock up that award, and the $50,000 in added prize cash that comes with it if he have been to complete third or increased. Negreanu was the second shortest stack heading into four-handed play, with Sean Winter having simply greater than 5 large blinds in entrance of him. Negreanu made large laydown with a pair of aces and an eight kicker after Katz put him all-in on the river. Katz held A-Okay and would have knocked Negreanu out in fourth place, however Negreanu was in a position to make the right fold and preserved his possibilities of locking up the PokerGO Cup title.
The very subsequent hand, Negreanu picked up pocket aces and acquired all-in towards the pocket eights of Soverel. An eight on the flip shocked Negreanu out of his seat. Soverel’s set held up via the river to get rid of Negreanu in fourth place ($230,000). This was his fourth money of the sequence, bringing his whole earnings to $996,200. His largest rating got here when he broke a virtually eight-yer title drought to win the $50,000 buy-in occasion only a day earlier than this closing desk. Negreanu might nonetheless win the PokerGO Cup, however his destiny relied on Soverel not coming away with the title.
Sean Winter was on fumes, however had managed to ladder as much as the highest three. He was eradicated quickly after, incomes $368,000 because the third-place finisher. That left Soverel with greater than a 2.5:1 chip lead over Katz. The two battled for some time earlier than a key hand shifted the dynamic. Soverel flopped queens and eights on an A-Q-8, however bumped into the aces and eights of Katz. The flip and river introduced some scare playing cards that prevented Katz from securing a full double up, however he nonetheless managed to take down a large pot to maneuver into the lead.
Katz was in a position to grind Soverel down till he was left with simply six large blinds. Katz shoved from the button with Q4 and Soverel referred to as with 109. The board ran out 543J2 and Katz made a pair of fours to lock up the pot and the title. Soverel earned $644,000 because the runner-up finisher. Soverel’s elimination in second place additionally secured the PokerGO Cup participant of the sequence title for Negreanu.
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In addition to the title and the cash, Katz was additionally awarded 360 Card Player Player of the Year factors because the champion. This was his tenth closing desk of the yr, and his first title. He climbed into twenty fifth place within the 2021 POY race standings consequently. Soverel moved into 18th place with the 300 factors he earned for what was additionally his tenth closing desk. Sean Winter’s 240 factors for third noticed him climb to fifteenth within the rankings.
Here is a take a look at the payouts and rankings factors awarded on this occasion:
Here are the ultimate prime ten standings within the PokerGO Cup factors race:
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