It’s been a good start to the year for Daniel Colpoys. After picking up a $200,000 score in Florida in January, Colpoys became the first winner from the 2022 PokerGO Cup series. Colpoys topped a field of 77 entries to win Event #1: $10,000 No-Limit Hold’em for $200,200.
Colpoys’ last live tournament victory, according to HendonMob.com, was back in 2014, so it’s been several years since he tasted the winner’s circle. Colpoys said after that he hasn’t played much live poker in recent years but is starting to get into the mix a bit more. The pandemic stalled his plans to play live when there weren’t many live tournaments running, but he’s been hitting the live scene a bit harder since things returned.
Colpoys came into the final day third in chips, but he was virtually tied with Darren Elias and everyone was trailing the big chip leader, Andrew Lichtenberger. Lichtenberger was the one Colpoys ultimately found himself heads up with, with Colpoys coming out on top to get the victory.
2022 PokerGO Cup Event #1 Results
|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|
Event #1: $10,000 No-Limit Hold’em kicked off the 2022 PokerGO Cup series with a field of 77 entries and a prize pool of $770,000. The top 11 places finished in the money. The players to cash also earned PokerGO Tour leaderboard points.
For more on Colpoys’ victory, read the full recap on PGT.com.
2022 PokerGO Cup Leaderboard Top 10
|1||Daniel Colpoys||United States||200|
|2||Andrew Lichtenberger||United States||146|
|3||Darren Elias||United States||100|
|4||Matthew Wantman||United States||77|
|5||Scott Ball||United States||62|
|6||Michael Lang||United States||46|
|7||Shannon Shorr||United States||39|
|8||Jake Schindler||United States||31|
|9||Cary Katz||United States||23|
|10||Jesse Lonis||United States||23|