The PGT PLO Series continues with Event #8: $25,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Championship and players rushed to the felt for the headline event of the first four-card festival at the PokerGO Studio at ARIA Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, NV.
As play starts, Josh Arieh will have amassed nearly 100 large blinds in chips, thanks to his overnight chip lead of 2,065,000. The top five stacks from Day 3 are Krasimir Yankov (1,910,000), Ren Lin (1,725,000), Jim Collopy (1,665,000), and Michael Kamran (1,450,000).
The entire prize fund of $2,075,000 was generated by the 83 participants and will be distributed as follows. The guaranteed prize pool is $518,750, with a minimum cash prize of $41,500.
In addition to the PGT Trophy and $25,000 championship payout, four players who returned to the felt are still in the running for the PGT PLO Series champion title. After two wins, the Spanish player Lautaro Guerra Cabrerizo has a commanding lead on the standings, which is only threatened by Nacho Barbero, Jim Collopy, and Josh Arieh.
Cabrerizo is now in ninth position in chips heading into the final day, and with a finish in the top four, he will win the series. Without Cabrerizo cashing and the other players in contention winning, Barbero has a shot at the series championship with a victory or even a runner-up result. For Collopy and Arieh to win the overall series, they must take first place in this race and hope that Cabrerizo finishes in second place or below.
Tomorrow at 12 p.m. PT, the remaining 16 players will return to play down to a winner. Just 12 will cash, but everyone will have their eyes on the $518,750 first-place reward and the 311 PGT points that will be used to decide the PGT PLO Series winner, who will also get a $25,000 extra for winning the series. PGT points will also be utilized for the year-long leaderboard which will qualify players for the end-of-year PGT Championship $1,000,000 freeroll.
Final Tables of the $25,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Event 8 of the PGT PLO Series
|1||George Wolff||United States||675,000|
|4||Jeremy Ausmus||United States||615,000|
|6||Chris Lee||United States||840,000|
|2||Adam Hendrix||United States||320,000|
|3||Michael Kamran||United States||1,450,000|
|4||Jim Collopy||United States||1,665,000|
|5||Lautaro Guerra Cabrerizo||Spain||955,000|
|6||Jordan Spurlin||United States||605,000|
|7||Johann Ibanez Diaz||Colombia||520,000|
|1||Yuval Bronshtein||United States||465,000|
|2||Ren Lin||United States||1,725,000|
|5||Josh Arieh||United States||2,065,000|
|7||Maxx Coleman||United States||1,355,000|