Sean Perry Wins $640,000 in PokerGO Cup $50,000 Event

Jeremy Ausmus, a third-place finisher, advanced in the PokerGO Cup, having four top-three finishes, such as one win in the eight-event series. February 10, 2022, was the climax of the 2022 PokerGO Cup. The eight-event series’ final offered a $50,000 buy-in no-limit hold ’em tournament.

A $640,000 top prize and the title were on the line. Besides, each final player had an opportunity of being declared the 2022 PokerGO Cup champion. Even so, Sean Perry won the high-stakes tournament and earned the stated payout for his largest score in his professional poker career.

Perry’s win wasn’t enough to help him receive the Player of the Series award. Ausmus earned $256,000 after finishing third and garnered enough points to win the PokerGO Cup and an extra $50,000 prize money. Perry was the second player in the points’ race despite winning two titles and cashing three times.

Reports state that Perry has earned $5,865,966 in his career and has made this money in the past five years. The player broke out with five titles won and 20 final-table finishes in 2021.

Perry was the third player in the PokerGO Tour points and Card Player of the Year races. But, his recent win in the PokerGO Cup has made him a top contender in the races.

Perry’s Interview

PokerGO reporters interviewed Perry and asked him if he is planning to contend for the Payer of the Year competition. He stated that he is aiming to receive the award despite missing several events when he took a break earlier this year.

Perry said that he had a bittersweet experience in the final event. He took and uploaded a new picture on his Instagram account despite narrowly missing the Player of the Series title. Yet, the poker pro is glad that Ausmus won it, as he is awesome, great, and honorable.

The PokerGO Cup $50,000 event winner said that he did his best in the tournament and won it. Ausmus had four final tables in the eight-event series. He finished third in two showings, had an outright victory in one series, and finished as runners-up in another showing.

Ausmus’ Remarkable Performance

Ausmus accrued 658 ranking points to win the Player of the Series award and cashed for $824,500 in the high-stakes poker tournament festival. He revealed that securing the cup wasn’t a walk in the park and most of the final five players had slim chances of winning it.

Ausmus was at home during the Poker Masters and U.S. Poker Open. He didn’t know what other players felt after accruing points.

After some time, he mastered how to play better after observing several talented players. Unfortunately, his third-place finish failed to lock up the poker series win.

Brock Wilson received $416,000 after finishing second and failing to defeat Perry’s heads-up. He held the third position in the series points’ race.

Perry was leading while Wilson was second when the final table started. Ausmus was a short stack to start, while Daniel Negreanu was the last on the leaderboard. He lost a big hand with a top pair, an ace kicker against Wilson’s tens.

Negreanu later ran pocket sevens into an extra pair of tens for Wilson and held the fifth position after hitting the rail. The six-time World Series of Poker (WSOP) bracelet winner earned $112,000 for the second six-figure series’ payday, despite earning $350,000 in the sixth PokerGO Cup event a few days ago. His total tournament earnings are over $44.8 million, and they are the third-highest lifetime earnings in poker history.

Perry enabled Ausmus to get a key double-up during four-handed action, and he rose to the third poker chip position. The player increased his stack after defeating Nick Schulman, a three-time bracelet winner, in a battle of the blinds.

Ausmus picked KClub Suit6Club Suit from the small blind to shove while Schulman used 10Spade Suit10Club Suit to call. Ausmus got the pot and a backdoor lush when the board ran out JSpade Suit3Diamond Suit2Club Suit5Club Suit9Club Suit. Schulman received $176,000 as his fourth series’ cash.

Ausmus’ run ended after another tough battle of the blinds. By then, Perry had over four times the number of chips on Ausmus’ stack. He used the 10Spade Suit7Diamond Suit from the blind to make an open shove.

After a while, Perry secured the pot after the board came down 10Heart Suit8Heart Suit5Diamond Suit8Spade Suit5Heart Suit, while Ausmus used AHeart Suit2Club Suit to make a call for his remaining 19 big blinds.

Perry took a 7:1 chip lead in a heads-up play against Wilson. He thrilled many poker enthusiasts when he maintained the lead and won the title. The poker pro raised to 125,000 on a button with JSpade SuitJClub Suit in the final hand.

Wilson picked KClub SuitQClub Suit from the big blind and shoved slightly over 16 big blinds in total. Perry made a fast call that kicked off the races.

The 10Heart Suit8Diamond Suit6Spade Suit4Heart Suit8Club Suit runout helped his jacks remain ahead of those of his close opponent. Wilson ended the day with an extra $416,000 after being the runners-up and increased his earnings to over $4.8 million.


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