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PokerNews Cup
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Event Info

Buy-in $1,100
Prize Pool $1,207,650
Players 1,245

Level Info

Level 34
Blinds 250,000 / 500,000
Ante 500,000

Players Info - Day 3

Players Left 1
Entries 9

Highlights

Highlights

PokerNews Cup
Day 3 completed

Gary Gelman Conquers the 2022 PokerNews Cup at Golden Nugget For $202,725

jeffmcmillan • Level 34: 250,000-500,000, 500,000 ante
Gary Gelman
Gary Gelman

The 2022 PokerNews Cup has reached its end after a very successful tournament drew a huge field of 1,245 entries to blow past the $1 million guarantee and create a prize pool of $1,207,650, which made it the largest prizepool in Golden Nugget Las Vegas history.

At the end of the five days of action the winner of the $202,725 grand prize was Gary Gelman of Brooklyn, New York, who went from one of the short stacks at the start of the day to the winner.

This win is by far the largest in Gelman’s career as he has been recording poker cashes since 2009, the majority of which are in the medium range according to The Hendon Mob.

“This is definitely my biggest cash and this has been a long time coming.," he said.

Gelman wore a Ukrainian flag draped around him throughout the final table and he was asked to expand on that after his win.

“It is special to me. I was born in Ukraine, I lived there with my parents when I was a kid. I also married a Ukrainian a few years ago. It has been real hard these last few months. We were actually in Kiev in February when the war started. We had to make our way out and we brought her mother back with us.”

Showing that the situation is very close to him and he continued, “When I made the final table I thought I would represent and luckily one of my friends on the rail had a flag and I decided to wear it today”. And represented it well he did with his impressive victory.

One of the tenants of Gelman’s game is the importance of having fun as he said prior to the final table and afterwards he added to that: “Many players are robotic now and so are their games. I understand there is money involved but money is not everything and I just like to play cards and have fun.”

2022 PokerNews Cup Final Table Results

PlacePlayerCountryPrize Money
1Gary GelmanUnited States$202,725
2Daniel HinhAustralia$142,175
3Forrest KollarUnited States$92,095
4Eoin StarrIreland$68,185
5Patrick CaulfieldUnited States$51,555
6Davic Von SchnehenUnited Kingdom$41,650
7Levi KlumpUnited States$34,380
8Scott StewartUnited States$27,120
9Steven SarmientoUnited States$20,275
Final Table
The 2022 PokerNews Cup Final Table

Day 3 Path to Victory

Gelman’s run started with a short stack on Day 3 but he was able to spin it up as things progressed. He entered heads-up play facing a 2:1 chip deficit against Daniel Hinh, the young Australian who also started the day as the short stack but found his way on the winning end of many spots to become a force.

The match became a two-hour battle as Hinh was never able to fully put the hammer down on Gelman, who chipped back slowly after a series of small hands. There was actually not any one huge defining hand during heads-up play that shifted the chips, but rather Gelman winning a series of pots and Hinh being unable to stem the flow. Gelman turned things completely after about an hour to have a 2:1 chip lead himself. Hinh would cut back some from there to make it even again, but Gelman would have the last laugh as his top pair held out versus the flush draw of Hinh on the final hand.

Action of the Day

The day began with three big stacks and six short stacks to create an interesting dynamic in play. There would not be an elimination for the first two hours as the short stacks won all of the all ins.

Eventually, Steven Sarmiento was the first to go in ninth place as his jacks lost to a turned queen to hit king-queen. Scott Stewart went out the door shortly after that in eighth place to make the two largest career earners the first two to exit the stage.

Levi Klump then went out in seventh place after his aces were cracked by a flopped set of tens.

David Von Schnehen exited next after he had started the day as one of the three big stacks but was never able to get anything going and was taken out in sixth place.

The eliminations came quickly after that.

Patrick Caulfield would be eliminated in fifth place after he had a roller-coaster final table, starting as a short stack then going to the chip leader at one point before falling back down to short stack and going out in fifth.

Eoin Starr
Eoin Starr began the day as chip leader.

Start of day chip leader Eoin Starr hit the rail in fourth place after he lost a few big all ins early on to cut his big stack away. He was able to scrap for a bit to survive a few more places but he would ultimately meet his demise.

Forrest Kollar ended his deep run in third place after he stayed steady for most of the day and was able to ride his comfortable stack to third where he would be swallowed up by the two larger stacks after very a brief three-handed play period to set up the aforementioned heads-up play.

That wraps things up for the 2022 PokerNews Cup. Thank you for following along and we look forward to having more PokerNews Cup events in the future. However, the 2022 Grand Poker Series at Golden Nugget rolls on until July 3. Click here for a look at the remaining schedule.

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Daniel Hinh Eliminated in 2nd Place ($142,175)

jeffmcmillan • Level 34: 250,000-500,000, 500,000 ante
Daniel Hinh
Daniel Hinh

Gary Gelman raised from the small blind to 1,200,000 with the {j-Diamonds}{7-Diamonds}, Daniel Hinh defended with the {q-Spades}{4-Spades}.

The flop came the {7-Spades}{3-Spades}{2-Clubs} to give Gelman the top pair and give Hinh the flush draw. Gelman check-raised Hinh's bet of 1,000,000 to 2,500,000. Hinh three-bet all in for 11,675,000 and Gelman snap-called.

Hinh would need to find the flush to stay alive. The turn was the {2-Hearts} to miss him and the river was the {8-Clubs} to end the run for Hinh in second place and confirm Gelman as the 2022 PokerNews Cup champion.

Gary Gelman us
Gary Gelman
us 37,350,000 14,700,000
Daniel Hinh au
Daniel Hinh
au Busted

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Gelman Cuts Back

jeffmcmillan • Level 34: 250,000-500,000, 500,000 ante

Daniel Hinh raised to 1,200,000 from the small blind with the {k-Hearts}{5-Clubs} and Gary Gelman called with the {5-Hearts}{4-Diamonds}.

The flop came {4-Hearts}{4-Clubs}{3-Diamonds} to hit trips for Gelman, Hinh bet 800,000 and Gelman called.

The turn was the {q-Spades}. Hinh bet 1,700,000. Gelman raised to 3,700,000 which got Hinh to fold.

Gary Gelman us
Gary Gelman
us 22,650,000 6,600,000
Daniel Hinh au
Daniel Hinh
au 14,675,000 -6,600,000

PN Podcast: Brian Hastings 17th Player to Win 6th Bracelet; Phil Ivey Makes Run at No. 11

Chad_Holloway • Level 34: 250,000-500,000, 500,000 ante
PN Cup
PN Cup

In the latest edition of the PokerNews Podcast, Chad Holloway and Jesse Fullen bring you all the latest from the 2022 World Series of Poker (WSOP) at Bally's and Paris Las Vegas. That includes highlighting all the recent bracelet winners and even interviews with the likes of Daniel Weinman, Ramsey Stovall, Ali Eslami, and Justin Pechie.

They also talk about Brian Hastings becoming just the 17th player in WSOP history to capture six or more bracelets, as well as Phil Ivey getting everyone excited by making a serious run at his 11th gold bracelet. Additionally, there are highlights from the Wynn $2,200 Mystery Bounty, Neymar Jr. notching his first-ever WSOP cash, and Dan Zack winning his second bracelet of the summer (as well as taking the lead in the 2022 WSOP Player of the Year race).

They also offer a preview of the PokerNews Cup at Golden Nugget June 24-28 and offer their picks after the final ten nominees were released for the Poker Hall of Fame Class of 2022.

Click here to listen to the new PN Podcast!

Hinh Regains Lead

jeffmcmillan • Level 34: 250,000-500,000, 500,000 ante

Daniel Hinh limped with the {a-Spades}{k-Clubs}, Gary Gelman three-bet with the {j-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds} and Hinh shoved.

Gelman folded after thinking for a while and Hing regained the chip lead.

Daniel Hinh au
Daniel Hinh
au 21,275,000 15,025,000
Gary Gelman us
Gary Gelman
us 16,050,000 -6,150,000

Hinh Gets Some Back

jeffmcmillan • Level 34: 250,000-500,000, 500,000 ante

Gary Gelman raised to 1,200,000 with the {q-Diamonds}{8-Hearts} while Daneil Hinh defended with the {6-Hearts}{5-Diamonds}.

The flop came {7-Hearts}{a-Diamonds}{6-Clubs}. Hinh check-called a bet of 1,200,000. The turn was the {10-Clubs} and both players checked.

The river came the {k-Clubs}. Hinh bet 3,000,000 which got a quick fold.

Gary Gelman us
Gary Gelman
us 22,200,000 -3,600,000
Daniel Hinh au
Daniel Hinh
au 15,125,000 3,600,000

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Gelman Turns the Tables

jeffmcmillan • Level 34: 250,000-500,000, 500,000 ante

Daniel Hinh raised to 1,000,000 from the small blind with the {k-Clubs}{6-Hearts} and Gary Gelman defended with the {j-Spades}{7-Clubs}.

The flop came {3-Spades}{q-Spades}{j-Hearts}. Hinh bet 700,000, Gelman check-raised to 2,000,000 and Hinh decided to call.

The turn was the {2-Clubs}. Gelman mashed three stacks forward for a bet to 6,400,000 and Hinh quickly folded as Gelman took a large lead to turn the heads up match in his favor.

Gary Gelman us
Gary Gelman
us 25,800,000 7,450,000
Daniel Hinh au
Daniel Hinh
au 11,525,000 5,275,000

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Gelman Brings It Even

jeffmcmillan • Level 34: 250,000-500,000, 500,000 ante
Gary Gelman
Gary Gelman

Daniel Hinh raised to 1,000,000 from the small blind with the {j-Diamonds}{8-Diamonds}, Gary Gelman called in the big blind with the {q-Clubs}{6-Clubs}.

The flop came {10-Clubs}{k-Diamonds}{4-Clubs}. Gelman check-raised Hinh's 800,000 bet to 2,500,000 which got Hinh to fold quickly and Gelman gathered in some chips to close the gap some.

The next hand Gelman raised from the small blind with the {7-Hearts}{5-Hearts} while Hinh defended with the {k-Hearts}{q-Hearts}.

The flop came {a-Hearts}{5-Diamonds}{3-Spades}. Gelman bet 1,200,000 and Hinh called. The turn was the {8-Clubs}. Gelman bet again for 3,000,000 and Hinh gave it up and suddenly the stacks were almost 50/50.

Daniel Hinh au
Daniel Hinh
au 18,975,000 -6,600,000
Gary Gelman us
Gary Gelman
us 18,350,000 7,850,000

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Gelman Getting Shoves Through

jeffmcmillan • Level 34: 250,000-500,000, 500,000 ante

Gary Gelman won a series of pots in a row with open shoves and each time Daneil Hinh did not have a hand to call with as there have been very few post-flop pots thus far during heads-up play.

Daniel Hinh au
Daniel Hinh
au 25,575,000 -3,850,000
Gary Gelman us
Gary Gelman
us 10,500,000 2,600,000