Sean Perry yo-yos to $200k victory in PokerGO Cup Event #2

Jon Pill
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Posted on: February 5, 2022 5:55 pm EST

Event #2 of the PokerGO cup was a roller coaster ride for Sean Perry. Perry beat a field of 80 entries with a nice round pot of $800,000. However, it wasn’t smooth sailing. Perry eventually took down the $200,000 first prize after being within a whisker of elimination twice.

“I was at three big blinds early on and I was telling everyone that I would make the money. Then I made the money,” Perry explained in his post-game interview. “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.”

Final table action

Certainly, the quality of play was perhaps a little less consistent than you’d normally expect at a final table made up of Perry, Dan Shak, Darren Elias, Scott Ball, Bryn Kenney, and Cary Katz. But it was chaotic in all the ways that make poker fun to watch — big pots, big swings, and silly side bets.

“We were definitely gambling, but this tournament is even more exciting,” Perry said. “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. That’s why we were doing it. It was a good time.”

The nine-four game cuts both ways and Perry also busted Scott Ball when he rivered two pair nines and fours.

“I have to say, this is probably the most fun I’ve had winning a tournament,” Perry said of his win.

After his stack had yo-yoed up and down the leaderboard, Perry finally got heads up with Cary Katz. The pair got their stacks all-in pre-flop with Katz holding the AK♣ and Perry with the K3.

In a fitting end to the high volatility session, the board kept both players guessing with a 52K♠ flop, giving both players a pair, draws, and redraws. A J on the turn put Katz’s equity up to 75%.

The 3♣ on the river ended things for Katz, sending him to the rail to collect his $144,000 win for second place.

PokerGO Cup Event #2: $10,000 No Limit Hold ’em complete results

Position Player NamePayoutPokerGO Tour Points
1stSean Perry$200,000200
2ndCary Katz$144,000144
3rdBryn Kenney$96,00096
4thScott Ball$80,00080
5thDarren Elias$64,00064
6thDan Shak$48,00048
7thBrock Wilson$40,00040
8thAli Imsirovic$32,00032
9thStephen Chidwick$32,00032
10thSam Soverel$24,00024
11thNick Schulman$24,00024
12thMichael Lang$16,00016

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