PokerGO Founder Cary Katz Ends Up Winning PokerGO Cup Event #4 February 1, 2024 Juan Blanco

PokerGO Founder Cary Katz Ends Up Winning PokerGO Cup Event #4

 Players February 1, 2024 by  Juan Blanco

Cary KatzSummary:

  • Katz outlasted 81 entries to secure the title, his first win of the year
  • He is now at no.3 in the PokerGO Cup championship race
  • He won the 2023 championship title after cashing in five of eight events

The 2024 PokerGO Cup is in full swing at the ARIA PokerGO Studio in Las Vegas, with a number of events already in the books. Event #4: $10,500 No-Limit Hold’em was won by PokerGO founder Cary Katz.

Katz topped a field of 81 entries to secure $226,800 in first-place prize. The win gives Katz another shot at a PokerGO Cup championship title after claiming it in 2023.

Event #4: $10,500 No-Limit Hold’em – Final Table Results

The $10,500 No-Limit Hold’em paid the tournament’s top 12 finishers which included the likes of Erik Seidel (12th, 20,250), Justin Saliba (10th, $24,300) and Kristen Foxen (8th, $32,400). Only six players returned on the final day to compete for the title, with 2020 World Series of Poker (WSOP) Online Main Event winner Stoyan Madanzhiev leading the chips. Katz was a distant fourth.

The final day was a battle of poker title-holders. Two-time bracelet winner Jesse Lonis was the first to exit (6th, $40,500), followed by six-time bracelet winner Jeremy Ausmus (5th, $56,700). Chino Rheem, who has three World Poker Tour (WPT) titles under his name, was eliminated in 4th place for $76,950. WSOP bracelet and Circuit ring winner Aram Zobian busted in 3rd place for $105,300, setting up the heads-up match between Katz and Madanzhiev.

Madanzhiev held the chip advantage as the one-on-one battle kicked off, but Katz quickly stole the lead and managed to pull off a 5:1 edge as the game neared its conclusion. Katz ended up lifting the trophy and the $226,800 top prize, while Madanzhiev settled for $145,800 for his runner-up finish.


Katz Well-Positioned for Back-to-Back Championships

With his latest victory, Katz has now amassed more than $40 million in live tournament earnings according to the Hendon Mob, placing him at no. 15 in poker’s all-time money list.

The businessman and poker player is currently third in the PokerGO Cup leaderboard race. He also finished 10th in Event #5 for $24,900.

With a few more events waiting to play out, Katz could very well secure back-to-back PokerGO Cup championship victories. He was declared the PokerGO Cup champion in 2023 after cashing in five of eight events.

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