Cary Katz

Cary Katz

Nationality
United States
United States
GPI Rank 45
Total Live Earnings $39,799,433
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Biography

Cary Katz is an American businessman and high stakes poker player who founded PokerGO, a streaming service that offers coverage of various high roller tournaments and World Series of Poker (WSOP) events. Katz, who almost exclusively plays high rollers, has won an incredible $34.5 million in live tournament earnings to put him eighth on the all-time money list.

Originally from Georgia, Katz earned his first tournament cash in 2004 at Festa al Lago II in Las Vegas, where he finished 24th in United States the $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em Championship for $10,381. Five years later, Katz won nearly quadruple that when he finished in 159th place in the 2009 WSOP Main Event for $40,288, a deep run for the Georgia businessman.

WSOP and WSOPE Results

While he has yet to earn a WSOP bracelet or Circuit ring, Katz has done quite well for himself at the World Series with 49 cashes worth $5.2 million.

In 2014, Katz finished eighth in the $1 million buy-in Big One for One Drop for $1.3 million. Two years later during the WSOP's 2016 Monte Carlo One Drop Extravaganza, Katz finished fifth in the €1 million buy-in event for €1.6 million, his biggest WSOP score to date.

More recently, Catz finished fifth in €250,000 Super High Roller No-Limit Hold'emat 2019 WSOP Europe for €538,722.

WPT Results

Katz has also had success at the World Poker Tour (WPT), including taking down the 2019 WPT Five Diamond World Poker Classic for $124,200. On the same tour, Katz finished runner-up in the $25,000 No-Limit Hold'em High Roller for $228,000.

Those were not Katz first victories at the WPT Five Diamond World Poker Classic. In 2017, he finished third in the WPT Five Diamond World Poker Classic $25,000 High Roller for $136,000.

Other Poker Achievements

Katz has also had success in other high rollers, including a first-place finish in the No-Limit Hold'em Super High Roller at the 2018 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure to earn $1.5 million.

Katz biggest score came during the 2019 Super High Roller Bowl in London, where took down the £250,000 No-Limit Hold'em event for his biggest career score of $2.6 million.

As of late, Katz can mainly be found playing inside the PokerGO Studio. In February 2022, Katz took down the $10,000 opening event at the Aria High Roller Series for $137,340, while he finished second in a $25,000 Pot-Limit Omaha event the next month at the US Poker Open for $269,500.

Cary Katz' Top Five Cashes

 DATEBUY-INTOURNAMENTPLACEPRIZE (IN USD)
 September 2019€250,000Super High Roller Bowl London NLH1st$2,610,317
 August 2019€250,000Triton Poker Super High Roller Series London Short Deck Ante Only4th$2,085,096
 October 2016€888,889Monte-Carlo One Drop Extravaganza Big One5th$1,929,203
 July 2018€1,000,000Triton Poker Super High Roller Series Short Deck Ante Only2nd$1,773,722
 January 2018$99,700PokerStars Caribbean Adventure Super High Roller1st$1,492,340

PokerNews Covered Events

Event Place Prize
2023 World Series of Poker
Event #84: $50,000 High Roller
13th $101,149
2023 World Series of Poker
Online Event #17: $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em 6-Max Championship
66th $2,422
2023 World Series of Poker
Event #57: $25,000 Pot-Limit Omaha High Roller
16th $82,754
2023 World Series of Poker
Event #52: $2,500 Mixed Triple Draw
18th $6,948
2023 World Series of Poker
Online Event #8: $3,200 No-Limit Hold'em High Roller
25th $9,831
2023 World Series of Poker
Event #29: $100,000 High Roller
2nd $1,592,539
2023 World Series of Poker
Event #23: $50,000 High Roller (8-Handed)
13th $102,479
2023 World Series of Poker
Event #2: $25,000 High Roller (6-Handed)
19th $50,000
2022 World Series of Poker
Event #86: $10,000 6-Handed No-Limit Hold'em Championship
23rd $32,025
2022 World Series of Poker
Event #78: $2,500 No-Limit Hold'em
29th $13,999
2022 World Series of Poker
Event #65: $3,000 Freezeout No-Limit Hold'em
120th $6,022
2022 World Series of Poker
Event #52: $2,500 Nine Game Mix 6-Handed
51st $4,708
2022 World Series of Poker
Event #38: $10,000 No-Limit 2-7 Single Draw Championship
3rd $131,362
2022 World Series of Poker
Event #34: $1,500 Freezeout No-Limit Hold'em
111th $3,486
2022 World Series of Poker
Event #22: $10,000 Seven Card Stud Championship
11th $20,213
2022 World Series of Poker
Event #18: $1,000 Freezeout No-Limit Hold'em
218th $2,209
2021 World Series of Poker
Event #25: $5,000 6-Handed No-Limit Hold'em
68th $8,794
2021 World Series of Poker
Event #23: $1,500 Eight Game Mix 6-Handed
68th $2,415
2021 World Series of Poker
Event #2: $25,000 H.O.R.S.E.
12th $42,162
2021 PokerGO Cup
Event #8: $100,000 No-Limit Hold’em
1st $1,058,000
2021 PokerGO Cup
Event #6: $25,000 No-Limit Hold’em
5th $72,000
2021 PokerGO Cup
Event #3: $10,000 No Limit Hold'em
6th $31,800
2021 US Poker Open
Event #10: $10,000 Short Deck
3rd $43,200
2021 US Poker Open
Event #9: $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em
3rd $118,000
2021 US Poker Open
Event #5: $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em
4th $85,000
2021 US Poker Open
Event #3: $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em
10th $23,100
2020 WSOP.com Online Bracelet Events
Event #19: $400 No-Limit Hold'em
341st $641
2020 WSOP.com Online Bracelet Events
Event #10: $600 No-Limit Hold'em MonsterStack
42nd $3,583
2020 WSOP.com Online Bracelet Events
Event #4: $500 No-Limit Hold'em Super Turbo
112th $796
2020 Aussie Millions
A$50,000 Challenge
2nd 715,860 AUD
2019 World Series of Poker Europe
Event #8: €25,500 Platinum High Roller No-Limit Hold'em
13th €37,275
2019 World Series of Poker Europe
Event #4: €250,000 Super High Roller No-Limit Hold'em
5th €538,722
2019 PokerStars.es EPT Barcelona
€10,300 EPT High Roller
36th €24,620
2019 partypoker LIVE MILLIONS Europe
Triton Short Deck
4th €75,500
2019 partypoker LIVE MILLIONS Europe
Triton 100K Super High Roller
5th €273,000
2019 Triton Super High Roller Series London
£100,000 Short Deck Main Event
13th £191,900
2019 World Series of Poker
Event #73: $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em MAIN EVENT - World Championship
311th $38,240
2019 World Series of Poker
Event #90: $50,000 Final Fifty No-Limit Hold'em
12th $112,357
2019 World Series of Poker
Event #62: $10,000 Razz Championship
12th $20,528
2019 World Series of Poker
Event #43: $2,500 Mixed Big Bet
27th $4,192
2019 World Series of Poker
Event #17: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em Shootout
6th $42,897
2019 World Series of Poker
Event #5: 50th Annual High Roller - $50,000 No-Limit Hold'em
8th $151,755
2019 World Series of Poker
Event #2: $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em Super Turbo Bounty
9th $23,224
2019 US Poker Open
USPO #6 - $25,000 PLO
2nd $234,000
2019 US Poker Open
USPO #5 - $25,000 NLH
2nd $295,000
2019 US Poker Open
USPO #2 - $10,000 PLO
5th $51,200
2019 Aussie Millions
AU$100,000 Challenge
1st 1,481,760 AUD
2018 Poker Masters
Event #4: $10,000 Short Deck Poker
5th $44,000
2018 Poker Masters
Event #2: $25,000 No-Limit Hold'em
8th $50,000
2018 Poker Masters
Event #1: $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em
9th $20,700
2018 PokerStars.es EPT Barcelona
€10,300 High Roller
10th €24,600
2018 Triton Super High Roller Series Jeju
HK$1,000,000 Short Deck Ante-Only
2nd 13,920,000 HKD
2018 World Series of Poker
Event #58: $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em 6-Handed
57th $8,311
2018 World Series of Poker
Event #56: $10,000 Razz Championship
15th $15,256
2018 US Poker Open
USPO #05 – $10,000 No Limit Hold'em
4th $67,000
2018 US Poker Open
USPO #02 – $10,000 Pot Limit Omaha
6th $38,400
2018 US Poker Open
USPO #01 – $10,000 No Limit Hold'em
7th $34,000
2018 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure
$100,000 Super High Roller
1st $1,492,340
2017 Poker Masters
Event #3 $50,000 No-Limit Hold'em
6th $120,000
2017 World Series of Poker
Event #52: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em
2nd $225,181
2017 World Series of Poker
Event #16: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em 6-Handed
167th $2,496
2017 PokerStars Championship Bahamas
$50,000 Single-Day High Roller
9th $96,080
2016 Monte-Carlo One Drop Extravaganza
€1,000,000 Big One For One Drop
5th €1,750,000
2014 World Series of Poker
Event #57: The $1,000,000 Big One for One Drop
8th $1,306,607
2014 World Series of Poker
Event #42: $5,000 Six-Handed Pot-Limit Omaha
46th $9,559
2014 World Series of Poker
Event #29: $2,500 No-Limit Hold'em
59th $8,454
2014 World Series of Poker
Event #24: $5,000 Six-Handed No-Limit Hold'em
46th $10,323
2014 World Series of Poker
Event #15: $3,000 Six-Handed No-Limit Hold'em
71st $5,484
2014 World Series of Poker
Event #11: $1,500 Six-Handed No-Limit Hold'em
64th $4,670
2013 World Series of Poker
Event #19: $5,000 Pot-Limit Hold'em
2nd $138,794
2013 World Series of Poker
Event #14: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em
116th $3,339
2013 World Series of Poker
Event #12: $1,500 Pot-Limit Hold'em
50th $2,795
2013 World Series of Poker
Event #2: $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em (Eight Handed)
31st $13,247
2013 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure
$100,000 Super High Roller
4th $543,800
2012 World Series of Poker
Event 50: $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em
29th $24,041
2012 World Series of Poker
Event 27: $1,500 H.O.R.S.E.
33rd $5,088
2012 World Series of Poker
Event 17: $10,000 Pot-Limit Hold'em
17th $23,876
2011 World Series of Poker
Event #46: $10,000 No-Limit Hold’em / Six Handed Championship
33rd $24,773
2011 World Series of Poker
Event #43: $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em
117th $4,242
2011 World Series of Poker
Event #40: $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em / Six Handed
34th $17,270
2011 World Series of Poker
Event #4: $5,000 No-Limit Hold’em
12th $51,713
2010 PokerStars.net NAPT Los Angeles
Main Event
25th $15,000
2010 World Series of Poker
Event #6: $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em Shootout
7th $16,607
2010 WSOP Circuit - Caesars Palace
Main Event
16th $12,556
2009 World Series of Poker
Event 57 - $10,000 World Championship No Limit Hold'em
159th $40,288

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