Jake Daniels wins PokerGO Cup Event, takes 2nd on the leaderboard

Jon Pill
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Posted on February 8, 2022 12:57 am EST

Jake Daniels won Event #3 of the PokerGO Cup. In the process, he landed himself in joint second place on the leaderboard for the series. The winner of the leaderboard wins a further $50,000, a silver cup, and a purple jacket.

Daniels ties with Daniel Colpoys with 200 points. Both players fall just short of Sean Perry’s 232 points.

Daniels’s run in Event #3: $10,000 No-Limit Hold’em saw him turn his $10,000 buy-in into a $200,000 cash. There were 80 entries to the event, putting $800,000 in the pot, with 12 places paid.

The stakes go up in Event #4, so the fields are going to be much smaller from here on out.

Most of the usual suspects still turned out for the $10k events in the PokerGO studio at the Aria. Among those who busted before the money bubble were players like Cary Katz, Bryn Kenney, Nick Schulman, Ali Imsirovic, Stephen Chidwick, Darren Elias, and the defending PokerGO Cup holder, Daniel Negreanu.

The final table saw a half-dozen sharks circling each other, scenting out the slightest hint of blood. Brock Wilson was the first to bust. Chris Moorman, one of ACR’s newest Team Pros, went to the rail in 4th place. He was the larger stack in a double elimination that also put paid to Sean Winter’s (5th) run in the event.

With three players left Daniels had an enormous chip lead over his remaining opponents.

He was able to maintain that lead all the way to the end as first Daniel Weinand left the table then — after a short heads up bout — Jeremy Ausmus.

Ausmus took home $144,000 for his second-place finish. He also found himself in 8th on the PokerGO Cup leaderboard.

PokerGO tweeted: “Jake Daniels picked up a $200,000 score when he won Event #3 of the 2022 @PokerGO Cup.”

PokerGO Cup Event #3: $10,000 No Limit Hold ’em complete results

PositionPlayer NamePayoutPokerGO Tour
Leaderboard Points
1stJake Daniels$200,000200
2ndJeremy Ausmus$144,000144
3rdDaniel Weinand$96,00096
4thChris Moorman$80,00080
5thSean Winter$64,00064
6thBrock Wilson$48,00048
7thMichael Wang$40,00040
8thScott Ball$32,00032
9thSean Perry$32,00032
10thSteve Zolotow$24,00024
11thJustin Saliba$24,00024
12thJake Schindler$16,00016

Featured image source: PokerGO