One of the best in the world, Nick Petrangelo, topped a field of 41 entrants to win $369,000 on Monday in the 2022 PokerGO Cup Event #5: $25,000 No-Limit Hold’em. On the same day, Daniel Negreanu finally secured his first cash of the series in Event #6: $25,000 No-Limit Hold’em but will enter the final table with one of the smallest stacks.
Petrangelo continued his brilliance at the highest level in securing his third tournament already this year, all on the PokerGO Tour. He already has over $2.1 million in live tournament cashes in 2022, and has now eclipsed the $23 million mark lifetime, according to the Hendon Mob database.
“Everything has been going really well since even, like, September,” Petrangelo told PokerGO. “A little up and down, but yeah, since then pretty much everything has been working out. I’m running great, winning all-ins, and getting hands at the right times. Sometimes you get around the bubble when you have a lot of chips and you lose a couple of hands, but it’s been the opposite for me when I go deep and everything just goes well.”
PokerGO Cup Event #5 Final Table Results
PlacePlayerPrize 1Nick Petrangelo$369,000 2Bill Klein$246,000 3Nick Schulman$164,000 4Sean Winter$112,750 5Ali Imsirovic$82,000 6Darren Elias$51,250
Petrangelo Proves Tough to Beat Heads-Up
Bill Klein, one of the most generous players in poker, knocked out popular poker commentator Nick Schulman in third place ($164,000) at the final table. That put him out in front of Petrangelo when heads-up play began.
The lead would grow to better than 2:1, but Petrangelo ground his way back and eventually took control of the entertaining heads-up match.
With the blinds at 50,000/100,000, Klein limped on the button with and his opponent jammed for 2.8 million effective with . Klein decided it was time to gamble and put a chip in the pot to signify a call. The board ran out and that was all she wrote for the $25,000 buy-in tournament at the PokerGO Studio in Las Vegas.
For his runner-up finish, the wealthy businessman took home $246,000.
Series Winding Down
Jeremy Ausmus, whowon Event #4 and finished second in Event #3, had an opportunity to really distance himself from everyone else in the chase for the 2022 PokerGO Cup crown on Monday, but he ended up bubbling Event #6: $25,000 No-Limit Hold’em.
Still, with 407 points for the series, he’s fairly comfortably ahead of Cary Katz, who is in second place with 294. Brock Wilson is in third place with 283, Klein sits in fourth at 246, while Sean Perry rounds out the top five (221).
Negreanu is the defending PokerGO Cup champion, but his chances of repeating are slim at this point. Through the first five events, he didn’t record a single cash.
On a positive note for the Poker Hall of Famer, he reached the Event #6 final table and sits in fourth place out of five remaining players with 510,000 chips. Sean Winter will return to the PokerGO Studio Tuesday at noon (airs at 1 p.m. PT on PokerGO) with the chip lead at 1,785,000 chips.
2022 PokerGO Cup Schedule and Updated Results
DateBuy-InEntriesWinnerPrize Feb. 2Event #1: $10,000 NLH77Daniel Colpoys$200,200 Feb. 3Event #2: $10,000 NLH80Sean Perry$200,000 Feb. 4Event #3: $10,000 NLH80Jake Daniels$200,000 Feb. 5Event #4: $15,000 NLH65Jeremy Ausmus$263,250 Feb. 6Event #5: $25,000 NLH41Nick Petrangelo$369,000 Feb. 7Event #6: $25,000 NLH Feb. 8Event #7: $50,000 NLH Feb. 9Event #8: $100,000 NLH
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