The 2023 PokerGO Cup kicked off with the first $10k No Limit Hold’em Event and seven players out of 90 entries returned today for the final table play. David Peters held the big lead over the remaining field with over a third of chips in play. While on the other side of a stick was Sean Winter with only 7 big blinds in front of him.
2023 PokerGO Cup Event #1 Final Table
|2||Sean Winter||United States||360,000|
|3||David Peters||United States||3,865,000|
|4||Anthony Hu||United States||960,000|
|5||Joseph Cheong||United States||915,000|
|6||Alex Foxen||United States||2,010,000|
It seemed everyone was waiting for Sean Winter to get knocked out so everyone could enjoy in an early money ladder, but it was Anthony Hu who was the first one to go as he made a 4-bet all-in against Foxen’s pocket Kings.
From this point on, it was all Winter show. First he doubled up with AKs flopping a flush and then eliminated Kisacikoglu in 6th with pocket Aces against his pocket Jacks.
Until this point Alex Foxen was a big chip leader and playing well, until he put Winter in the spot by going all-in with K6s, trying to steal the blinds. Sean called with eights after putting in a thought.
There's a new chip leader at the PokerGO Cup - Event #1 final table as @WAFoxen tries to put the pressure on @Nolez7 and it backfires.— PokerGO (@PokerGO) January 12, 2023
Winter calls with eights and holds on for dear life to vault into the chip lead.
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What we’ve seen in the next hour was many close calls with players getting saved by the river, but there was no saving for Adrian Mateos, who was flipping with a top pair of Kings on a KT8 board, while Winter was holding a bottom pair and a flush draw with J8. Flush on the turn sealed the deal.
A bad day gone worse for David Peters. A former final table chip leader found himself in a good spot with pocket Tens against pocket Nines of Alex Foxen, but it just wasn’t his day today.
That's a nasty river for @dpeterspoker17.— PokerGO (@PokerGO) January 13, 2023
Peters finds himself in a dominating position against @WAFoxen, but a club on the river sends him packing in 4th place.
He'll take home $90,000 for his run.
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Joseph Cheong survived many ladders while being constantly on the shorter end throughout the whole final table, so he has to be pleased with 3rd place finish and $108,000 money prize.
We're heads up in PokerGO Cup Event #1 after the elimination of @subiime in third place.— PokerGO (@PokerGO) January 13, 2023
Cheong finds a jack on the flop but an ace on the turn will spell his demise and leave him heading to the rail with a $108,000 payout.
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Heads-up started with Winter’s 7.9 million chips lead against Foxen’s 3.3 million. Sean quickly extended his lead and Alex was already all-in for his tournament life few minutes later but was saved by the river.
Shortly after that Winter put him all-in with trip Kings and Foxen couldn’t get away with his inferior hand.
From short stack at the final table to PokerGO Cup Event #1 Champion!— PokerGO (@PokerGO) January 13, 2023
Sean Winter captures the title, defeating @WAFoxen to earn $216,000 and 216 PGT points.
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2023 PokerGO Cup Event #1 Results
|1st||Sean Winter||United States||$216,000|
|2nd||Alex Foxen||United States||$153,000|
|3rd||Joseph Cheong||United States||$108,000|
|4th||David Peters||United States||$90,000|
|7th||Anthony Hu||United States||$45,000|