Daniel Colpoys Won Event #1 in the 2023 PokerGO Cup Series
Colpoys emerged victorious against 77 participants to capture the inaugural PokerGO Cup high-roller event of 2022, defeating Andrew Lichtenberger in heads-up play for a $200,200 prize and earning $146,300 bounty payments as the runner-up.
Isaac Haxton entered the final table with an overwhelming lead in points and would need to finish second or third behind Katz or Winter to win outright; Anthony Hu would bust out before that happened.
Daniel Colpoys defeated 77 other competitors to claim victory and claim $200,200 as his prize.
Colpoys began three-handed play with nearly a 3:1 chip lead over his nearest competitor; however, Darren Elias quickly made up ground against that margin and eventually overtook it altogether.
Colpoys held an ace-high flush draw against Elias’s king-high. After an epic 45 minute battle between these two, Colpoys finally emerged with a winning hand, becoming Elias’s third place opponent and eliminating him with full house on the flop for $100,100 in third place payout – earning him 420 Card Player of the Year points while increasing his total lifetime live earnings to over 1.5 Million!
Achievement and Honors
Daniel Colpoys took out Event 1 of the 2023 PokerGO Cup series and won $200,200, beating out 77 other competitors to claim victory and earn Card Player of the Year points for himself and his victory.
An American from Gloucester, Massachusetts now living in Mexico managed to reach the final table of this $2,100 six-max tournament and take home its guaranteed bounty payout – then made it even sweeter by coming in first place!
Isaac Haxton entered heads-up play with an almost 2:1 chip advantage over Cary Katz and Darren Elias; however, Colpoys quickly took advantage of this situation by eliminating both opponents to earn the win – his largest live cash cash victory yet!
Daniel Colpoys survived an exhausting four-hour final table to claim the $2,100 PokerGO Cup 6-Max Championship and its massive prize pool of $167,321. Hailing from Massachusetts, Daniel beat out 77 entrants to secure both his title and bounty payment; Artur Martirosian ended with just shy of six figures as second place finisher.
At the final table, four men stood a chance at becoming overall champion. Cary Katz led in chips with over one million, followed by Colpoys and Sean Winter who each held roughly half as much.
Colpoys would quickly see most of his stack flow to Winter after she caught a king for K-Q against Colpoys’ A-Q, yet Haxton didn’t let that slip away and took most of Colpoys’ remaining chips in a classic race situation to knock him out in fourth place.
Colpoys was victorious after outwitting 499 competitors to capture this event and earn $167,321 as well as an impressive bounty payout. Beginning his final table journey in second position, he quickly overtook Andrew Lichtenberger when winning a pot with pocket jacks against an opponent holding ace-queen cards.
He would later defeat Shannor Shorr in ninth, Michael Wang in eighth and Artur Martirosian in sixth for an incredible payday.
Scott Ball was knocked out in fifth place after making an aggressive push with king-ten against Darren Elias’ dominant ace-ten. While Elias managed to win some pots early, when both turn and river cards turned up ace-tens, Colpoys took down this event with its $200,200 top prize and also secured a healthy $146,300 consolation prize for second place finisher.