Sean Perry won the Event #8: $50,000 PokerGO Cup finale for $640,000 and was the only player to claim two series wins. However, Jeremy Ausmus, who finished third at the final table on Thursday, was crowned the overall series winner to become the 2022 PokerGO Cup champ.
Perry entered the final table with a massive chip lead following Wednesday’s Day 1 session at the PokerGO Studio in Las Vegas. The final session of the 32-entry no-limit hold’em tournament played out similarly to Day 1 with the same player dominating the game.
The champ also won Event #2 for $200,000 after winning six high rollers in 2021. Only Ali Imsirovic, who already has two high roller titles in 2022, won more with 14 victorioes.
PokerGO Cup Event #8 Final Results
PokerGO Cup Crown Still in Doubt on Day 2
Entering the final table, there were still four players mathematically alive in the chase for the PokerGO Cup championship. But three of them — Perry, Brock Wilson, and Daniel Negreanu — didn’t control their own destiny. Ausmus, on the other hand, was in the driver’s seat well ahead of the competition in the standings at 504 points.
Negreanu, with 210 points, had to win and hope Ausmus was the first to bust at the final table. Instead, “DNegs” was the first to go and was eliminated in fifth place ($112,000), ending his run to repeat as PokerGO Cup champion.
Perry, at 232 points, could only win if Ausmus busted in fourth or worse and he won the tournament. Unfortunately, for the multiple event winner, Nick Schulman went out in fourth place ($176,000), ending Perry’s shot.
When Ausmus busted in third place ($256,000), Wilson had a chance to pull it out, but he’d have to overcome a 7:1 chip disadvantage when heads-up play began.
He had a shot to get back into the match when he jammed preflop with and ran into . All he had to do was win a race and then he’d be one double-up away from the chip lead. With Ausmus anxiously watching nearby, the flop came out , maybe the most boring flop possible.
Perry then called Ausmus over to the table to “come celebrate with me” as they all waited to see the harmless on the turn. The hit the river and both Perry and Ausmus could celebrate for separate reasons.
Ausmus finished with 658 points, Perry was in second with 616, and Wilson took third with 570. PokerGO founder Cary Katz, who racked up 346 points, was a distant fourth place. With that, the 2022 PokerGO Cup officially came to an end.
2022 PokerGO Cup Final Point Standings
|1||Jeremy Ausmus||United States||658|
|2||Sean Perry||United States||616|
|3||Brock Wilson||United States||570|
|4||Cary Katz||United States||346|
|5||Ali Imsirovic||Bosnia & Herzegovina||300|
|6||Nick Schulman||United States||299|
|8||Sean Winter||United States||269|
|9||Bill Klein||United States||246|
|10||Darren Elias||United States||234|
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2022 PokerGO Cup Series Final Results
|Feb. 2||Event #1: $10,000 NLH||77||Daniel Colpoys||$200,200|
|Feb. 3||Event #2: $10,000 NLH||80||Sean Perry||$200,000|
|Feb. 4||Event #3: $10,000 NLH||80||Jake Daniels||$200,000|
|Feb. 5||Event #4: $15,000 NLH||65||Jeremy Ausmus||$263,250|
|Feb. 6||Event #5: $25,000 NLH||41||Nick Petrangelo||$369,000|
|Feb. 7||Event #6: $25,000 NLH||35||Daniel Negreanu||$350,000|
|Feb. 8||Event #7: $25,000 NLH||43||Ali Imsirovic||$365,500|
|Feb. 9||Event #8: $50,000 NLH||32||Sean Perry||$640,000|
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