Jake Schindler Wins PokerGO Cup Event #5: $25K NLHE ($324,000)

Jake Schindler defeated 2021 U.S. Poker Champion David Peters in heads-up play on Sunday evening to win the PokerGO Cup Event #5: $25,000 No-Limit Hold’em at the PokerGO Studio at the ARIA Resort & Casino for $324,000.

Schindler entered the six-player official final table with the chip lead and never looked back while eliminating four of his opponents en route to victory.

“I pretty much just card racked,” Schindler said to PokerGO after the win. “I didn’t have many decisions. Everything went well.”

The victory was Schindler’s second on the PokerGO Tour. Back in May, Schindler won the Aria High Roller 18: $25,000 No Limit Hold’em for $310,500.

“I’m just competitive, so it’s a good outlet for that,” Schindler shared with PokerGO when asked about what drives him to compete at the game’s highest levels. “It’s the only outlet I really have. I like it. I like competing.”

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Event #5: $25K NLHE Final Table Results

Place Name Country Prize PokerGO Tour Points
1 Jake Schindler United States $324,000 240
2 David Peters United States $216,000 158
3 David Coleman United States $144,000 105
4 Stephen Chidwick United Kingdom $99,000 75
5 Sean Winter United States $72,000 60
6 Daniel Negreanu Canada $45,000 45

The PokerGO Cup Event #5: $25,000 No-Limit Hold’em attracted 36 entries generating a healthy $900,000 prize pool. The final table, which took place at the PokerGO Studio at the ARIA Resort & Casino, was broadcasted to poker fans around the world at the subscription-based PokerGO.

Remember, an annual subscription to PokerGO costs $99.99, but you can save $20 off by using promo code “CUP2021” at checkout. Sign up by going here.

Final Table Action

Schindler kicked off the final table as the table captain, a status he never gave up throughout the evening.

GGPoker Ambassador Daniel Negreanu was the first casualty at the final table. He jammed 14 big blinds from the small blind with queen-seven suited and was called by Schindler with a dominating king-queen. “Kid Poker” had to settle for the sixth-place prize of $45,000 after the board ran dry.

Sean Winter (fifth – $72,000) was the only player not eliminated by Schindler. He was down to less than a big blind and went from being on fumes to out of gas after his seven-five was no good against the nine-deuce suited held by David Peters.

Schindler resumed his role as the table terminator after winning a flip with queen-jack against sevens to eliminate Stephen Chidwick in fourth place for $99,000.

David Coleman, who was at his third final table of the 2021 PokerGO Cup, was the next to go in third place for $144,000. Schindler jammed with nine-six from the small blind and Coleman called with ace-three. A nine paired up Schindler on the flop and Coleman was drawing dead after Schindler further improved to a flush on the turn.

Schindler Wins Another Race to Oust Peters in Heads-Up Play

Schindler began heads-up play against Peters with a 3:1 chip advantage before extending it slightly to a 4:1 advantage when the final hand took place.

John Riordan Leads Final 6 in PokerGO Event #6: $25K NLHE

John Riordan
John Riordan leads final 6 players in PokerGO Cup Event #6: $25K NLHE

The high stakes poker action continues at the PokerGO Studio at the ARIA Resort and Casino on Sunday with 36 entries battling it out on the opening day in the PokerGO Cup: Event #6: $25,000 No-Limit Hold’em for a share of the $900,000 prize pool.

John Riordan went on a spectacular run to close out the day by eliminating three high-profile opponents just before the money bubble broke to advance to the final table with a commanding final table chip leading stack of 1,700,000. Riordan ended the quests of Ali Imsirovic to get his third PokerGO Cup win, Alex Foxen his second PokerGO Cup win, and David Coleman his first win.

The final table will be a deep-stacked affair with players starting with an average of 50 big blinds. Riordan will kick off the action with more than double the stacks of his nearest competitors Thomas Winters (765,000), Anuj Agarwal (740,000), and Cary Katz (690,000), while partypoker Ambassador Jason Koon (385,000) and Steve Zolotow (220,000) will aim to spin up their shorter stacks.

PokerGO Cup Event #5 Final Table Seat Draw

Seat Name Country Chip Count Big Blinds
1 John Riordan United States 1,700,000 113
2 Steve Zolotow United States 220,000 15
3 Thomas Winters United States 765,000 51
4 Anuj Agarwal United States 740,000 49
5 Cary Katz United States 690,000 46
6 Jason Koon United States 385,000 26
Total     4,500,000 300
Average     750,000 50

Where to Watch the Final Table?

The final six players will return to the PokerGo Studio on Monday, July 12 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.

Remember, an annual subscription to PokerGO costs $99.99, but you can save $20 off by using promo code “CUP2021” at checkout. Sign up by going here.

Final Table Payouts

All returning players are guaranteed at least a $45,000 payout with the eventual winner slated to take home a huge $240,000 top prize.

Place Prize
1 $324,000
2 $216,000
3 $144,000
4 $99,000
5 $72,000
6 $45,000

2021 PokerGO Cup Standings

Ali Imsirovic
Ali Imsirovic leads the PokerGO Cup Leaderboard after four events

The top three spots on the PokerGO Cup Leaderboard remain the same with Event #2 and Event #4 winner Ali Imsirovic still out in front with a healthy lead followed by Event #3 champion Dylan Lynde and Event #1 champion Alex Foxen.

Event #5 runner-up David Coleman catapulted to fourth place on the leaderboard after his third final table appearance this festival while Event #5 winner Jake Schindler also climbed into the top five.

Imsirovic’s lead will continue for at least one more day as none of the final six players in Event #6: $25,000 No-Limit Hold’em can dethrone the Bosnian poker superstar on Monday.

Rank Name Country Earnings Points
1 Ali Imsirovic Bosnia and Herzegovina $423,000 423
2 Dylan Linde USA $255,000 255
3 Alex Foxen USA $253,200 253
4 David Coleman USA $255,000 197
5 Jake Schindler USA $324,000 194
6 Daniel Weinand Canada $181,900 182
7 Sam Soverel USA $168,200 168
8 Jordan Cristos USA $157,800 158
9 David Peters USA $235,800 150
10 Sean Perry USA $132,000 132

2021 PokerGO Schedule and Results

Date Event Entries Prize Pool Winner Country Prize
July 6-7 Event #1: $10,000 No-Limit Hold’em 66 $660,000 Alex Foxen United States $178,200
July 7-8 Event #2: $10,000 No-Limit Hold’em 61 $610,000 Ali Imsirovic Bosnia and Herzegovina $183,000
July 8-9 Event #3: $10,000 No-Limit Hold’em 53 $530,000 Dylan Linde United States $169,600
July 9-10 Event #4: $15,000 No-Limit Hold’em 50 $750,000 Ali Imsirovic Bosnia and Herzegovina $240,000
July 10-11 Event #5: $25,000 No-Limit Hold’em 36 $900,000 Jake Schindler United States $324,000
July 11-12 Event #6: $25,000 No-Limit Hold’em 36 $900,000     $324,000
July 12-13 Event #7: $50,000 No-Limit Hold’em          
July 13-14 Event #8: $100,000 No-Limit Hold’em          

*Images courtesy of PokerGO

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