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Dylan Linde Wins PokerGO Cup Event #3 For $169,600
Dylan Linde welcomed the weekend in style by helping himself to a $169,600 score in Las Vegas. Linde came out on top of a 53-player field in the third event of the PokerGO Cup.
Fifty-three players exchanged $10,000 for the chance to become the latest PokerGo Cup event champion. Only eight of those starts received a slice of the $530,000 prize pool, so spare a thought for the ninth-place finisher.
Seth Davies burst the bubble after a clash with Sergi Reixach did not go to plan. Reixach opened to 65,000 before calling when Davies three-bet all-in for 825,000. Davies turned over Td-9d, Reixach Kh-Ks, and the board ran 9c-6c-4d-Kc-2s.
Daniel Negreanu busted in eighth place a the hands of Sam Soverel. Soverel shoved on the turn of the 8s-8c-3c-6s board, and Negreanu snap-called. Negreanu showed Th-8h, but was crushed by the As-8d of his Florida opponent. The Kd completed the board and confirmed Negreanu’s exit.
Day 1 Ends With Linde Fourth From Seven
Day 1 concluded with seven players in the hunt for the $169,600 top prize. Soverel held a commanding lead with more than twice as many chips as anyone in the chasing pack. Linde returned to the action fourth in chips and with some work to do.
Seventh place went to Chris Brewer in what was a massive pot. Soverel min-raised to 100,000 with ace-king, Bill Klein moved all-in for 305,000 with black aces, only for Brewer to call with red nines, leaving him only 15,000 chips behind. Soverel called both bets. A queen-jack-five flop saw Brewer put in his last 15,000 and Soverel call. A king and six completed the board, busted Brewer, and sent Klein’s stack soaring.
Soverel busted Cary Katz in sixth place by cracking pocket aces! All the chips went in preflop, Katz holding aces and Soverel jack. A jack on the flop was enough to reduce the player count by one.
Linde was laddering up the payouts but unable to improve his chip stack. However, he is a wily player who was waiting for the perfect opportunity to strike.
His wait continued, but he jumped one payout place again when Soverel busted Klein. Klein got his chips in with ace-ten against Soverel’s dominating ace-queen. Soverel’s hand remained true, and Kelin crashed out.
Soverel With a Huge Heads-Up Advantage
Steve Zolotow was eliminated in third place, again, by Soverel. A short-stacked Zolotow was all-in with ace-nine against Soverels eight-six of clubs. A six on the two-club flop proved strong enough to send Zolotow to the rail.
Soverel held a near three-to-one chip lead over Linde going into the one-on-one battle. Linde won a huge pot when he jammed all-in on the river after flopping two pair. Soverel tank-called with top pair.
That hand gave Linde the chip lead, and he never looked back. The final hand saw Soverel open-shove for six big blinds with ace-three. Linde called with ace-ten, which held, to claim the title and top prize.
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2020 PokerGO Cup Top 10
Victory here gave Linde 170 PokerGO Cup leaderboard points and propelled the man from Idaho to the top of the standings. Linde cashed in the second event and now holds the advantage in this particular race.
Linde is nowhere to be seen in the overall PokerGO Tour, however. You need 666 points just to make it into the top 10. Ali Imsirovic holds a commanding lead here with 2,080 points. Sean Perry is second with 1,553.