Daniel Colpoys Outlasts "Lucky Chewy" to Win First 2022 PokerGO Cup Event

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The first PokerGO Cup event of 2022 — Event #1: $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em — is in the books following a four-hour final table Thursday afternoon in the PokerGO Studio at the ARIA in Las Vegas.

Daniel Colpoys, following a tough heads-up battle against Andrew Lichtenberger, took down the title, beating out 77 entrants to win $200,200. The runner-up earned $146,300 as a consolation prize.

PokerGO Cup Event #1 Final Table Results

1Daniel Colpoys$200,200
2Andrew Lichtenberger$146,300
3Darren Elias$100,100
4Matthew Wantman$77,000
5Scott Ball$61,600
6Michael Lang$46,200

Lichtenberger Comes Up Short

Lichtenberger held a 2:1 chip advantage over his nearest competitor — Colpoys and Darren Elias — entering the final table following Tuesday's Day 1 session. For much of the final day, "Lucky Chewy" was dominating play, often putting the smaller stacks in tough spots with aggressive play.

During three-handed play, with Elias well behind the other two players, Lichtenberger flopped trip jacks but lost on the river in a two million-chip pot when Colpoys hit his flush. That put Colpoys in the lead and dropped "Lucky Chewy" out of first place for the first time at the final table.

The eventual champ would extend his lead when he busted Elias in third place ($100,100) when his {k-Hearts}{10-Clubs} held on against {k-Clubs}{8-Diamonds}. That set up a heads-up match that was quite a battle, but Colpoys never gave up his advantage.

In the final hand, with the board reading {3-Clubs}{5-Diamonds}{q-Hearts}{a-Diamonds}{9-Clubs}, Colpoys rivered a set with {9-Hearts}{9-Diamonds} to crack {a-Clubs}{4-Clubs}. That put an end to the 77-player tournament, the first of the eight-event high roller PokerGO Cup series.

The 2022 PokerGO Cup continued on Thursday with Day 1 of Event #2: $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em. In that tournament, there were 80 buy-ins in the pot and 49 total players. You can catch the final table on Friday at 1 p.m. PT on the PokerGO app (subscription required).

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2022 PokerGO Cup Schedule and Updated Results

Feb. 2Event #1: $10,000 NLH77Daniel Colpoys$200,200
Feb. 3Event #2: $10,000 NLH   
Feb. 4Event #3: $10,000 NLH   
Feb. 5Event #4: $15,000 NLH   
Feb. 6Event #5: $25,000 NLH   
Feb. 7Event #6: $25,000 NLH   
Feb. 8Event #7: $50,000 NLH   
Feb. 9Event #8: $100,000 NLH   

The PokerGO Cup is part of the PokerGO Tour, now in its second season. At the end of the series, an overall champion will be crowned. Last year, Daniel Negreanu took down the series title. "Kid Poker" failed to cash in the first event of the 2022 PokerGO Cup.

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