Ali Imsirovic and Sam Soverel traded the chip lead for most of the final table, but it would be Imsirovic who eliminated the final two players of the evening to bag the chip lead in Event #7: $25,000 No-Limit Hold’em.

Joining Imsirovic and Soverel at the final table are Jeremy Ausmus, Darren Elias, Nick Schulman, and the short stack Cary Katz who holds just 200,000, good for eight big blinds. Ausmus currently sits at the top of the PokerGO Cup leaderboard with 407 points, and a win all but assures he takes home the trophy and the $50,000 in added prizes. Katz is the only other player at the final table who currently sits in the top ten on the leaderboard and has 294 points.

2022 PokerGO Cup Leaderboard Top 10 as of Event #6

Rank Player Country Points
1 Jeremy Ausmus United States 407
2 Brock Wilson United States 320
3 Cary Katz United States 294
4 Sean Winter United States 269
5 Bill Klein United States 246
6 Sean Perry United States 232
7 Nick Petrangelo United States 221
8 Daniel Negreanu Canada 210
9 Daniel Colpoys United States 200
10 Jake Daniels United States 200

After an hour and a half money bubble, Jason Koon got his last 250,000 into the middle, holding pocket queens from early position, but Imsirovic woke up with pocket kings to his direct left. A queen was nowhere to be found on the flop, turn, or river, and Koon was out the door in eighth place just shy of his first cash of the series.

Ten minutes later, on a board of , Imsirovic moved all-in for 400,000, effective having Roger Sippl covered. Sippl called holding ace-three for two pair aces and sevens with a ten kicker, but Imsirovic tabled ace-jack for the same two pair with a better kicker. Sippl was sent out the door in seventh place and took home $43,000 after securing his first live tournament cash in more than five years.

The 43-entrant field created a prize pool of $1,075,000, and the final six have all secured a cash of at least $64,500, with the winner walking away with $365,500.

Other notables to make a deep run but finish outside the money included Sergi Reixach, Event #6 winner Daniel Negreanu, Vikenty Shegal, PGT leader Nick Petrangelo, and Alex Foxen.

Event #7: $25,000 No-Limit Hold’em Final Table

Seat Name Country Chip Count
1 Ali Imsirovic Bosnia and Herzegovina 2,670,000
2 Darren Elias United States 775,000
3 Jeremy Ausmus United States 715,000
4 Nick Schulman United States 530,000
5 Cary Katz United States 200,000
5 Sam Soverel United States 1,560,000

When play resumes, Level 13 will continue with 9:05 remaining and the button is in seat 5.

The final six players will return to the PokerGO Studio on Wednesday, February 9, at 12 p.m. PT with the final table airing on PokerGO.com at 1 p.m. PT.

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Sam Soverel, Darren Elias, Jeremy Ausmus, Nick Schulman, Ali Imsirovic, Cary Katz, PokerGO Cup