Sean Perry has won again on the PokerGO Tour (PGT). On Friday, last season’s third-place finisher in the PGT Player of the Year race found his way to the winner’s circle of Event #2: $10,000 No-Limit Hold’em at the 2022 PokerGO Cup, picking up $200,000 in prize money.
“It feels nice,” Perry said. “I have to say, this is probably the most fun I’ve had winning a tournament.”
The final table was certainly an entertaining one. There was plenty of action taking place along with friendly banter between the players, especially Perry and Bryn Kenney, who were the driving forces behind much of it. If you missed the live stream, be sure to go check it out on the PokerGO YouTube channel.
“We were definitely gambling, but this tournament is even more exciting,” Perry said. “I was at three big blinds early in and I was telling everyone that I would make the money. Then I made the money. Even at the final table, I was down to two big blinds and somehow came back and won. That’s always nice. Bryn Kenney was giving action, I was giving action, it was a lot of fun. I just ran well. We were playing the nine-four off game. In a $100,000 event, I bluffed it all off to Nick Petrangelo with nine-four off, so that’s why we were doing it, and it was a good time.”
With four players remaining, Scott Ball had raised from under the gun to 200,000 with the blinds at 50,000-100,000 with a 100,000 big blind ante. Perry then reraised from the small blind with nine-four off. Action got back to Ball and he called off his stack of 1,825,000 with ace-king. Perry flopped a nine and rivered a four to finish with two pair and win the pot.
That hand gave Perry the chip lead entering three-handed play and he went on to seal the deal from there, with Kenney busting third and Cary Katz falling in second place.
“I just am lucky, man,” Perry said. “That’s what it is.”
|1||Sean Perry||United States||$200,000|
|2||Cary Katz||United States||$144,000|
|3||Bryn Kenney||United States||$96,000|
|4||Scott Ball||United States||$80,000|
|5||Darren Elias||United States||$64,000|
|6||Dan Shak||United States||$48,000|
Event #2: $10,000 No-Limit Hold’em at the 2022 PokerGO Cup drew a field of 80 entries, creating a prize pool of $800,000. The top 12 players finished in the money.
After registration closed, Perry found a double through Johan Guilbert when his king-queen spiked a queen on the river against Guilbert’s ace-king. A couple of levels later, Perry doubled through Steve Zolotow with ten-seven against ace-two after the money went in on a jack-seven-two flop. In Level 10, Perry, who was down to just over four big blinds, doubled through Scott Ball.
It wasn’t until Perry doubled through Nick Schulman in Level 12 that he got hold of a decent stack of chips. Perry took his ace-queen of hearts up against Schulman’s ace-ten and won, improving to more than 500,000 in chips. He added some more chips from there and entered the nine-handed final table in the middle of the pack with 870,000. After Stephen Chidwick busted ninth, Ali Imsirovic finished eighth, and Brock Wilson went out in seventh, Perry had advanced to Day 2 in fourth chip position with six players remaining.
At Friday’s live-streamed final table, Dan Shak busted first in sixth place, and he went out at the hands of Perry. Perry had ace-king against Shak’s ace-queen and held.
Darren Elias busted next in fifth place. Elias had finished third in Event #1: $10,000 NL Hold’em at the 2022 PokerGO Cup, so he’s cashed for $164,100 through two events. Then it was Scott Ball finishing in fourth, busting in the aforementioned hand when Perry had nine-four off. Ball had entered the final day as the chip leader and picked up $80,000 for this result. Like Elias, Ball was at the final table of the opening event in the 2022 PokerGO Cup series. In the first event, he took fifth for $61,600.
During three-handed play, Perry and Bryn Kenney found all of the money in the middle in a coinflip situation. Perry had pocket sixes against Kenney’s queen-jack. Perry flopped another six and knocked out Kenney in third.
Heads-up play began with Perry in the lead. His 5,925,000 were up against Cary Katz’s 4,075,000. Perry quickly got to work stretching out his lead and then finished things off in the 50,000-125,000 level.
Katz was all in with ace-king and dominating Perry’s king-three. The flop was an exciting one, coming king-five-two with two hearts. The jack of diamonds on the turn kept Katz in front, but the three of clubs hit the river to give Perry a winning two pair. Katz was out in second place for a payout of $144,000.
Perry picked up a $200,000 first-place prize and 200 points for the PGT and PokerGO Cup leaderboards.
|1||Daniel Colpoys||United States||200|
|2||Sean Perry||United States||200|
|3||Cary Katz||United States||167|
|4||Darren Elias||United States||164|
|5||Andrew Lichtenberger||United States||146|
|6||Scott Ball||United States||142|
|7||Bryn Kenney||United States||96|
|8||Matthew Wantman||United States||77|
|9||Michael Lang||United States||62|
|10||Dan Shak||United States||48|
On the 2022 PGT leaderboard, Colpoys now has 321 points and sits in sixth place. Nick Petrangelo remains in the lead with 845 points.
|1||Nick Petrangelo||United States||845|
|2||Ali Imsirovic||Bosnia & Herzegovina||383|
|3||Michael Wang||United States||354|
|4||Jonathan Jaffe||United States||344|
|5||Joseph Cheong||United States||324|
|6||Daniel Colpoys||United States||321|
|7||Sean Perry||United States||291|
|9||Alex Foxen||United States||251|
|10||Jake Schindler||United States||228|
|Feb. 2||Event #1: No-Limit Hold’em||$10,000||125,000||Double|
|Feb. 3||Event #2: No-Limit Hold’em||$10,000||125,000||Double|
|Feb. 4||Event #3: No-Limit Hold’em||$10,000||125,000||Double|
|Feb. 5||Event #4: No-Limit Hold’em||$15,000||125,000||Double|
|Feb. 6||Event #5: No-Limit Hold’em||$25,000||150,000||Double|
|Feb. 7||Event #6: No-Limit Hold’em||$25,000||150,000||Double|
|Feb. 8||Event #7: No-Limit Hold’em||$25,000||150,000||Double|
|Feb. 9||Event #8: No-Limit Hold’em||$50,000||200,000||Single|