Daniel Colpoys’ this year’s rat race is off to a great start. He won the PokerGO Cup event for $200,200. This was his second-largest live cash win in his illustrious career, Interestingly, he cashed out his largest win, $202,145 toward the end of January 2022. So, this year is shaping up quite nicely for the poker pro. He now has more than $1.5 million live earnings.

Daniel Colpoys managed to win the $10,000 buy-in no-limit hold’em kickoff event after besting 77 other players.  In addition to the hefty cash-out, he was also awarded 420 Card Player of the Year point which propelled him to 22nd place in the overall POY standings. Also, he now ranks 6th PokerGo Tour rankings after netting 321 points for his win.


Daniel Colpoys outstanding performance

The tournament took place at the PokerGO studio and took place over two days.  The first day was largely eventful and only a handful of players returned to the final day.

The final table was made up of 8 players.

Colpoys masterminded the first elimination of the final table after winning a coinflip against Shannon Shorr. His red hot run saw him eliminate Michael Lang in sixth place for $46,200.

Five-handed play began with Scott Ball being the short stack. Ball’s attempt to double through Darren Elias didn’t come to fruition and was eliminated in fifth place for $61,600.

It took more than 20 hands before the next elimination. Matthew Wantman shoved with Q-10(suited) and was called by Colpoys with A-K(Suited). Wantman failed to improve his hand while Colpoys made a flash. Wantman was awarded $77,000 for his fourth-place finish.

In three-handed play, Colpoys faced off against Elias and Andrew Lichtenberger and the latter had almost a 3:1 chip advantage. However, a few hands in, Elias was able to eat into the chip advantage and he regained the chip lead after eliminating Elias in third place. Elias earned $100,100.

Heads-up play was nothing short of exciting and took almost 50 minutes.  With a diminishing stack, Lichtenberger was eliminated in second place for $146,300.  Daniel Colpoys won the ultimate prize, $200,200, and a bundle of points.


Final table payouts


Place Player Earnings (USD) POY Points PokerGO
1 Daniel Colpoys $200,200 420 200
2 Andrew Lichtenberger $146,300 350 146
3 Darren Elias $100,100 280 100
4 Matthew Wantman $77,000 210 77
5 Scott Ball $61,600 175 62
6 Michael Lang $46,200 140 46
7 Shannon Shorr $38,500 105 39
8 Jake Schindler $30,800 70 31




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