Colpoys Takes Down 2022 PokerGO Cup Opening Event

Daniel Colpoys won the opening event of the 2022 PokerGO Cup, and turned his $10,000 buy-in into an impressive $200,200.

Daniel Colpoys won his first live poker tournament in March 2014. He came out on top in the $1,100 MSPT Colorado Main Event and banked $114,156. Colpoys secured his second title this week in the opening event of the 2022 PokerGO Cup. Colpoys triumphed over 76 opponents in the $10,000 buy-in tournament and scooped $200,200.

The live-streamed six-handed final table was a star-studded affair. Cary Katz, Jake Schindler, and Shannon Shorr all reached the final nine but short of the official final table. Colpoys was responsible for busting Shorr in seventh-place.

Colpoys eliminated Shorr with pocket jacks against a pair of nines in the hole. Jacks were good for the Massachusetts man when they held against Michael Lang’s ace-queen.

Scott Ball, winner of two WSOP bracelets last fall, busted in fifth. Darren Elias did the damage there. Colpoys went on to eliminate Matthew Wantman with ace-king versus queen-ten. And then crushed Elias’ hopes with king-ten versus the dominated king-eight.

Colpoys Takes Big Lead Into Heads-Up

Busting Elias in third place left Colpoys with a 5,700,000 to 3,925,000 chip lead over Andrew Lichtenberger. A battle of wits started going Colpoys’ way and he lead by 7,000,000 to 2,625,000 at the final hand.

Blinds were 75,000/150,000/150,000a and Lichtenberger limped in. Colpoys raised to 475,000, and Lichtenberger called. A queen-five-trey flop saw Colpoys bet 225,000, which Lichtenberger called. An ace on the turn saw the champion-elect check-call a 450,000 bet. A nine on the river saw Colpoys check again, but Lichtenberger moved all-in for 1,480,000. A snap-call later saw Lichtenberger turn over ace-four but Colpoys held pocket nines for a set.

Place Player  Country Prize
1 Daniel Colpoys United States $200,200
2 Andrew Lichtenberger United States $146,300
3 Darren Elias United States $100,100
4 Matthew Wantman United States $77,000
5 Scott Ball United States $61,600
6 Michael Lang United States $46,200

Victory was sweet for the champion, not least because of two close calls in the fall. He finished fourth in the $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi/Lo Championship at the 2022 WSOP. Another fourth-place finish in a $25,500 WPT Lucky Hearts Poker Open High Roller happened less than two weeks ago.

Perry Triumphant in Event #2

Sean Perry won the second $10,000 buy-in PokerGO Cup event, and netted $200,000. Eighty players bought into this one, including star man Daniel Negreanu. Unfortunately for fans of “Kid Poker,” Negreanu busted before the money places.

Jake Schindler burst the money bubble, falling in 13th place. His king-queen failed to get there against Ali Imsirovic’s pocket jacks. Imsirovic fell in eighth at the hands of Brock Wilson.

Day 1 ended with Wilson’s king-queen losing to the ace-queen of Bryn Kenney.

The six-handed final table was an entertaining affair with plenty of table talk. Dan Shak did not last too long because his ace-queen ran into Perry’s ace-king; Shak finished in sixth-place.

Darren Elias’ back-to-back final table appearances ended in fifth-place before Scott Ball busted in fourth. Perry then won a coinflip against Kenney to send the tournament heads-up. Perry’s pocket sixes remained true against Kenney’s queen-jack. That gave Perry a decent lead over PokerGO founder Cary Katz.

The final hand saw Katz all-in with ace-king against Perry’s king-three. Both players paired their king on the flop, but Perry spiked a three on the river to win the pot and the tournament.

Place Player  Country Prize
1 Sean Perry United States $200,000
2 Cary Katz United States $144,000
3 Bryn Kenney United States $96,000
4 Scott Ball United States $80,000
5 Darren Elias United States $64,000
6 Dan Shak United States $48,000

Upcoming 2022 PokerGO Cup Event

The 2022 PokerGO Cup runs through to February 10 and some huge tournament await poker fans. There is another $10,000 event in play, followed by a $15,000. A brace of $25,000 buy-in will attract the best in the business; they run February 6-8.

February 8 sees the $50,000 No-Limit Hold’em tournament take place. The series concludes with a $100,000 buy-in affair. Colpoys and Perry will, no doubt, be in the mix throughout the 2022 PokerGO Cup.

Brad Johnson

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