Image courtesy of PokerGO.com
Punnat Punsri has taken down event 7 of the PokerGO cup in Las Vegas, seeing off a stacked final table including Daniel Negreanu to pocket the $310,000 top prize.
There were only 31 entries to the second $25k buy-in tournament in as many days, Alex Foxen having bagged event 6 and a chunk of leaderboard points.
He couldn’t reach the five paid spots yesterday, though, which saw the winner of event 1, Sean Winter, bow out on the money bubble to Daniel Colpoys...
Winter: 10♠ 10♥
Colpoys: 8♦ 8♣
Board: 7♣ 2♣ 2♦ 8♥ 6♥
The other Daniel to make the final table, Negreanu, was looking for a late run at the leaderboard, which he won in the inaugural 2021 PokerGO Cup.
Sitting second in chips behind David Peters, Negreanu started strongly, aided by a very timely turn card to dispose of Sam Soverel in 5th spot...
Peters eventually found himself short-stacked and couldn’t overcome Punsri’s dominating king when he finally made a stand, leaving the three podium spots to be paid out.
It was second time unlucky for Negreanu and his AQ, though, when Punsri this time hit the flop to send KidPoker out in third place for $124,000.
That cash was enough for DNegs to pass $50million in lifetime tournament earnings, only the third player to ever do so after Justin Bonomo and Bryn Kenney.
Back at the heads-up between Punsri and Colpoys, and it was the Thai pro who came out on top, bettering his second-place finish from event 2 and himself closing in on the $5million earnings milestone.
The win vaults Punsri into 3rd spot in the leaderboard race with just the final $50k buy-in event 8 to go, but neither he nor Alex Foxen can catch Hu after missing out on the four paid spots in the series ending finale.
We’ll be back tomorrow with all the best of the action and results from the final event, so be sure to check in!