Dylan Linde has gained the occasion no. 3 on the 2021 PokerGO Cup, defeating a subject of 53 entries within the $10,000 buy-in no-limit maintain’em excessive curler occasion to safe the title and the $169,600 first-place prize.
This was the third-largest money of the Las Vegas-based poker professional’s match profession, behind solely his wins within the 2018 World Poker Tour Five Diamond World Poker Classic important occasion ($1,631,468) and the 2016 World Series of Poker Circuit Horseshoe Hammond important occasion ($348,269). The former Idaho native now has greater than $4.9 million in profession match earnings to his title.
Linde was awarded a bounty of rankings factors because of his victory on this occasion. He took dwelling 300 Card Player Player of the Year factors for his third POY-qualified ultimate desk of the 12 months. As a end result, he now sits inside the highest 200 within the 2021 POY race standings sponsored by Global Poker.
Linde additionally earned 170 factors in the direction of each the inaugural PokerGO Tour race and the PokerGo Cup participant of the collection standings. Linde has supplanted Ali Imsirovic atop the latter leaderboard, with 255 whole factors and $255,000 in cashes to date in the course of the collection. Linde’s newest victory got here simply someday faraway from a third-place end in occasion no. 2 for $85,400.
The 53-entry turnout on this match constructed a prize pool of $530,000 to be paid out among the many prime eight finishers. Seth Davies was eradicated on the cash bubble to ensure that the remaining gamers all locked up a minimum of $21,200. Daniel Negreanu was the one participant to bust earlier than play was halted for day 1 of this occasion.
Day 2 started with bracelet winner and 2019 Poker Masters champion Sam Soverel within the lead. In one of many early fingers on the ultimate desk, Soverel had an opportunity to attain a double elimination whereas holding A-Ok. Bill Klein was all-in with pocket aces, whereas Chris Brewer was in danger with pocket nines. Klein’s aces held up for the principle pot, whereas Soverel spiked a king to win the small facet pot towards Brewer, who was eradicated in seventh place ($26,500). This was his 13 PokerGO Tour-qualified money of the 12 months. With practically $1.2 million in scores in excessive stakes occasions this 12 months, the previous collegiate distance runner turned poker professional now sits in eighth place on that leaderboard.
Soverel discovered himself on the incorrect finish of a preflop cooler simply moments later when Cary Katz raised to 100,000 with pocket aces. Soverel three-bet to 260,000 with pocket jacks and Katz moved all-in for 530,000 whole. Katz’s aces remained forward via the flop and switch, however a jack on the river gave Soverel a profitable full home to knock Katz out in sixth place ($31,800). This was Katz’s eighth final-table end of the 12 months.
Spanish poker professional Sergi Reixach has additionally made eight ultimate tables in 2021, together with two on the PokerGo Gup. His run on this occasion got here to an finish when his small-blind shove with 86 was regarded up by Soverel within the large blind with A8. Both gamers paired their reside card on the flop, however Reixach was unable to enhance any additional and was despatched to the rail in fifth place ($42,400).
Bill Klein was in a position to survive to the ultimate 4 regardless of beginning the day as one of many shortest stacks, thanks largely to his early triple up with pocket aces. Klein ended up ending fourth when he known as all-in from the massive blind with A-10 going through a small-blind shove from Soverel. Klein was in unhealthy form, as his opponent had a dominating A-Q. The runout saved Soverel forward and Klein settled for $53,000.
Soverel held a wholesome lead going into three-handed motion and was wielding his sizable stack as a weapon. His preflop aggression resulted within the hand that in the end noticed two-time bracelet winner and Card Player columnist Steve Zolotow eradicated. Soverel moved all-in with 86 from the small blind and Zolotow known as with A. Soverel flopped prime pair and a flush draw to surge into the lead and held from there. Zolotow was awarded $74,200 for his fourth final-table end of 2021.
With that Soverel took practically a 3:1 chip lead into heads-up play with Linde, who managed to shut the hole considerably within the early going. The tables turned when Soverel’s prime pair bumped into the flopped two pair of Linde, who shoved on the river and acquired a name. Linde doubled into the lead consequently. Linde was in a position to lengthen his lead till Soverel was down to only six large blinds. Soverel shoved with A3 from the button and Linde known as holding A10. The board ran out 764910 to offer Linde a pair of tens for the win. Soverel earned $111,300 for his ninth final-table end of the 12 months. With a title and greater than $1.2 million in POY-qualified earnings in 2021, Soverel now sits in twenty fourth place within the POY race. He is seventh within the PokerGO Tour standings.
Here is a take a look at the payouts and rankings factors awarded on the ultimate desk:
Winner photograph credit score: PokerGO / Antonio Abrego.