Sean Winter Dominant Performance in the First 2023 PokerGO Cup Event 13 Jan

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

Seat Player Country Chip Count
1 Orpen Kisacikoglu Turkey 1,755,000
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
7 Adrian Mateos Spain 1,390,000

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.

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.

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.

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.

2023 PokerGO Cup Event #1 Results

Place Player Country Prize
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
5th Adrian Mateos Spain $72,000
6th Orpen Kisacikoglu Turkey $54,000
7th Anthony Hu United States $45,000