Sean Perry Launches Incredible Comeback to Win PokerGO Cup Event 2 for $200,000

February 6, 2022
Andrew Burnett

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Sean Perry has lifted event 2 of the PokerGO Cup in Las Vegas, an incredible final table comeback from just two big blinds to win the $200,000 top prize and enough points to join Daniel Colpoys at the top of the leaderboard of the 8-event highstakes tournament series...

With 80 entries to the second of three $10k NLHE tournaments, the $800k prizepool would be shared between 12 players, and that dozen wouldn’t include overall 2022 PokerGO Tour leader Nick Petrangelo, nor event 1 winner Colpoys, nor 2021 PokerGO Cup overall victor Daniel Negreanu.

The money bubble burst when Jake Schindler lost out to Ali Imsirovic’s pocket jacks, meaning everyone left in was guaranteed $16k, though those jacks weren’t so lucky for England’s Stephen Chidwick when he ran into Brock Wilson’s queens to bust in 9th spot.

Day one ended with six players remaining, and day two dawned with Dan Shak quickly hitting the rail when his AQ off ran into Perry’s big slick. Darren Elias fell next, adding a 5th place finish to his 3rd place in event one.

Scott Ball’s exit in 4th spot turned out to be a fun affair, Sean Perry standing to gain $5k each from the other players if he shoved with 9-4 off and it held up. Lo and behold...

Perry: 9♠ 4♣
Ball: A♠ K♦

Flop: Q♦ 10♦ 9♣
Turn: 3♣
River: 4♦

Perry explained: “We were playing the nine-four off game. In a $100,000 event, I bluffed it all off to Nick Petrangelo with nine-four off, so that’s why we were doing it, and it was a good time.”

Bryn Kenney was part of the general hilarity at the final table, and although he busted in 3rd by losing a race against Perry, his 3rd place and $96,000 was enough to send him back to the top of the all-time tournament money winners list.

Remarkably, Perry had clawed his way back from almost zero chips to within striking distance of the win.

He explained after the event: “I was at three big stores early in and I was telling everyone that I would make the money. Then I made the money. Even at the final table, I was down to two big blinds...”

Sometimes there's just no stopping someone, and the final hand bore that out, Katz all-in and at risk, but way ahead...until the fateful river...

Katz: A♥ K♣
Perry: K♥ 3♥

Flop: 5♥ 2♥ K♠
Turn: J♦
River: 3♣

PokerGO Cup 2022 Event 2 Final Table Results:


Sean Perry



Cary Katz



Bryn Kenney



Scott Ball



Darren Elias



Dan Shak


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