Cary Katz is off to a solid start in 2023. He eliminated Poker Joe Cup Series MVP award, cashing in five of the eight events that included that series with total winnings of $655,800. Kats backed up this strong performance by claiming the title in the final event of the opening PGT Mixed games festival. The 52-year-old entrepreneur, poker player, and founder of PokerGO came out on top of a 52-entry field in the $5,300 no-limit lowball event, taking home $83,200 for winning.
This latest victory also saw Kats get 240 card player Player of the Year points. with five POY– Qualified final table finishers, title, and $712,000 per year to date POY Its earnings, Katz now ranks 33rd in 2023 POY Race order submitted by Global Poker.
This latest win also helped solidify his hold on the top spot in 2023 PGT Points race That put him 89 points ahead of Anthony as the second seed on the leaderboard.
“After I cheated my chips out at $25K (a 10-match tournament event), I went home to do some work,” Katz said. PokerGO Tour correspondents. “I sat in front of my computer and didn’t feel like working, so I decided to come over and play this.”
Katz now has over $36.3 million in tournament winnings recorded after that win, enough to put him 12th on the all-time poker money list.
Katz overcame a tough final table, besting the likes of the latter PGT Mixed games Champion Dealer’s Choice Scott Abrams (8), three times World Poker Tour Champion Chino Rheem (seventh), three-time bracelet winner and WPT Champion Nick Shulman (fifth), two-time bracelet winner and card player Contributor Steve Zolotow (fourth), and 2022 WSOP Hard Rock Arena Tulsa Main event winner Arthur Morris (3rd).
German poker professional Johannes Becker, who finished second in 2017 WSOP The $50,000 Poker Players Championship event, which also finished runner-up in this tournament. Baker earned $54,600 for his fourth cashout of the series.
Here is a look at the payouts and ranking points awarded in this event:
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