David Peters survived a marathon three-handed session against Brock Wilson and Kristen Foxen, eventually emerging victorious to capture his second title of the 2024 PokerGO Cup and the $315,000 first-place prize in Event #7: $15,100 No-Limit Hold'em. 

The day began with a trio of quick eliminations as Morten Klein's ace-jack fell to Brock Wilson's pocket queens in sixth place for $57,750, Seth Davies's five-four was bested by Daniel Smiljkovic's ten-nine in fifth place for $78,750, and Smiljkovic's ace-queen could not improve against Wilson's pocket fours as the German headed to the rail in fourth place for $105,000. 

Half the field was gone an hour and a half into the day, but the show was just getting started as chips began to fly back and forth between the remaining three players.

Wilson started three-handed play with the chip lead but quickly saw that lead vanish when his flopped two pair of eights and sevens were rivered when Foxen made aces and queens to wrestle the chip lead away. 

Two hands later, Foxen saw her chip lead turn to ashes when she flopped two pair with ace-five, only to be way behind Peters's ace-nine, who also flopped two pair. All the money got in on the river, and Foxen was left with just over 20 big blinds. Foxen would then double through Brock Wilson with jacks against Wilson's pocket nines to pull all three players within nine big blinds of each other. 

Foxen would then score another double when her pocket tens survived against Peter's ace-queen, and the Canadian was back out in front. The momentum was short-lived, however, as Peters would not relent. He quickly made his way back in front and would not relinquish the chip lead from there. 

Wilson, who mostly sat in the middle of the playing field after losing the chip lead early, would drop to just under ten big blinds when his queen-high flush was bested by Foxen's nut flush for three-quarters of his stack. His tournament would be over shortly after that when his ace-king was out flopped by Peters queen-ten, leaving him to collect the $141,750 third-place prize precisely two hours after he sent Smiljkovic out the door. 

Heads-up play was over in fifteen minutes as Peters made quick work of Foxen, eventually sealing the victory when his ace-four flopped a pair of aces against Foxen's jack-ten. Foxen needed runner-runner to stay alive, but when the turn bricked, she collected the $204,750 second-place prize for her second cash of the 2024 PokerGO Cup. 

Event #7: $15,100 No-Limit Hold'em Final Table Payouts

Place Name Country PGT Points Prize
1st David Peters United States 315 $315,000
2nd Kristen Foxen Canada 205 $204,750
3rd Brock Wilson United States 142 $141,750
4th Daniel Similjkovic  Germany 105 $105,000
5th Seth Davies United States 79 $78,750
6th Morten Klein Norway 58 $57,750

Peters Takes The Lead for the 2024 PokerGO Cup

The win marked Peters second cash and second title of the 2024 PokerGO Cup after already capturing the title in Event #1, and he now sits atop the standings in the race for the Cup and $25,000 PGT Passport with 457 points, 110 points clear of second place David Coleman. 

Foxen also secured her second cash of the series and now moves into the top ten. She is currently sitting in 7th place with 237 points, 200 points behind Peters. Davies also maneuvered himself into the top ten with his second cash and is sitting with 211 points. Wilson scored his third cash of the series and is sitting in ninth with 217 points. 

Only the $25,200 No-Limit Hold'em Main Event remains on the schedule, as it is now Peters Cup to lose. However, with the stakes being raised, allowing for even more PGT points to earn, anyone within the top ten could still overtake Peters at the top. 

Day one of the Main Event is already underway, and you can follow along with all the action at https://www.pgt.com/live-reporting/pokergo-cup-2024/event-8-25200-nolimit-holdem,as the race for the 2024 PokerGO Cup concludes. 

A live stream of the Event #8 final table will begin at 3:00 p.m. PT on Saturday, February 3rd, as we crown a champion. 

2024 PokerGO Cup Leaderboard - Top Ten

Rank Player Points Wins Cashes Winnings
1 David Peters 457 2 2 $456,525
2 David Coleman 347 1 2 $346,900
3 Jonathan Little 277 1 3 $276,600
4 Daniel Smiljkovic 261 0 2 $260,750
5 Cary Katz 252 1 2 $251,700
6 Dylan Weisman 240 1 1 $240,300
7 Kristen Foxen 237 0 2 $237,150
8 Justin Zaki 232 1 1 $232,400
9 Brock Wilson 217 0 3 $216,650
10 Seth Davies 211 0 2 $211,050

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