PokerGO founder Cary Katz won the final and largest event of the PokerGO Cup by navigating through a star-studded field of 23-entries in the PokerGO Cup Event #8: $100,000 No-Limit Hold’em to win the $1,058,000 top prize at the PokerGO Studio at the ARIA Resort & Casino.
This was the second big win of the year for Katz on the PokerGO Tour after previously winning the 2021 ARIA High Roller Series Event #2: $10,000 No-Limit Hold’em for $82,800. Last night’s victory was obviously much bigger, a fact not lost on Katz.
“It means over a million dollars,” Katz said of what the win means to him to PokerGO. “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.”
Meanwhile, GGPoker Ambassador Daniel Negreanu seemingly came out of nowhere to win the inaugural PokerGO Cup series title. Ali Imsirovic held the lead after winning Event #2 and Event #4 with Negreanu coming into the picture after winning Event #7. Negreanu’s fourth-place finish in Event #8 was enough to pass by Imsirovic to be crowned the festival champion.
“I’m a nerd, big time,” Negreanu said to PokerGO. “When I was a kid, I used to take wrestlers and pit them against each other, roll dice, and one wrestler would win. I would keep stats on their tournament results, for like the ‘player of the year.’ I did that when I was eight, nine years old, so I love this kind of stuff. Winning a tournament is awesome, but winning a player of the series is so much more involved. You need to have repeated results and stuff like that, so it’s huge for me.”
|Place||Player||Country||Prize||PokerGO Tour Points|
|1||Cary Katz||United States||$1,058,000||400|
|2||Sam Soverel||United States||$644,000||193|
|3||Sean Winter||United States||$368,000||110|