The inaugural PokerGO Cup kicked off in style on Tuesday, July 6 with 66 entries generating a $660,000 prize pool on Day 1 of the PokerGO Cup #1: $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em at the PokerGO Studio at the ARIA Resort & Casino.
Alex Foxen will head into the six-player official final table after bagging a chip-leading stack of 2,040,000 in chips. Foxen, who is inching up on $18 million in live tournament cashes as tracked by The Hendon Mob, is hunting for his first big live tournament victory of the year despite remarkably cashing 12 times already on the PokerGO Tour.
Sergi Reixach (1,630,000), Sean Perry (1,535,000), and David Coleman (1,380,000) all advanced with seven-figure stacks while Jordan Cristos (975,000) and Kristina Holst (690,000) will aim to spin up their short stacks.
Meanwhile, Vanessa Kade was involved in two separate bubbles on Day 1. First, Kade eliminated GGPoker Ambassador Daniel Negreanu on a bad beat on the stone, cold money bubble when she paired up her jack with ace-jack suited against ace-queen.
Steve Zolotow (eighth - $26,400), Sam Soverel (ninth - $26,400), and David Peters (tenth - $19,800) all hit the rail before Kade was involved in a bubble hand on the unofficial final table to end the day. Kade jammed the button with ace-eight suited and couldn't win a flip after Perry called with sevens from the small blind to end the day in seventh place for $33,000.
PokerGO Cup #1: $10K NLHE Final Table Seat Draw
|Seat||Name||Country||Chip Count||Big Blinds|
|1||Jordan Cristos||United States||975,000||33|
|2||Sean Perry||United States||1,535,000||51|
|3||Kristina Holst||United States||690,000||23|
|4||Alex Foxen||United States||2,040,000||68|
|6||David Coleman||United States||1,380,000||46|
Where to Watch the Final Table?
The final six players will return to the PokerGo Studios on Wednesday, July 7 with the action expected to begin at 3 p.m. EDT. PokerGO will live stream what promises to be some of the most exciting poker action of the year beginning at 4 p.m. EDT.
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Final Table Payouts
All returning players are guaranteed at least a $39,600 payout with the eventual winner slated to take home a huge $178,200 top prize.
Full PokerGO Cup Schedule
|July 6-7||Event #1: $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em|
|July 7-8||Event #2: $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em|
|July 8-9||Event #3: $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em|
|July 9-10||Event #4: $15,000 No-Limit Hold'em|
|July 10-11||Event #5: $25,000 No-Limit Hold'em|
|July 11-12||Event #6: $25,000 No-Limit Hold'em|
|July 12-13||Event #7: $50,000 No-Limit Hold'em|
|July 13-14||Event #8: $100,000 No-Limit Hold'em|
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