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PGT PLO Series: Lautaro Guerra Cabrerizo Scores a Hattrick, Takes Down Event #5, #7 & #8 ($967,150)

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  • Naman Sharma March 20, 2023
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The first-ever PGT PLO Series hosted at the luxurious PokerGO Studio inside the ARIA Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, is only one event away from culminating. Spanish poker pro Lautaro Guerra Cabrerizo has stolen the series spotlight, exploding like a supernova towards the business end of the series. Having won three tournaments of the eight events that have crowned champions, Cabrerizo has already banked a hefty $967,150 from his victories.

USA’s Jim Collopy championed Event #6: $10K Mixed PLO / PLO8 / Big O, bagging away $206,400 after defeating fellow countryman Tyler Brown (2nd for $146,200) heads-up!

Lautaro Guerra Cabrerizo Dominates Towards The End of PGT PLO Series, Grabbing Runaway Lead on the Series Leaderboard

Lautaro Guerra Cabrerizo is a rising star in the world of PLO poker, with his recent success at the PGT PLO series further cementing his reputation. Cabrerizo has been steadily building his career over the past few years. He has made a mark on the game with almost $1.47 Million in live tournament earnings and five titles to his name.

Cabrerizo has dominated the PLO Series leaderboard with an impressive 774 PGT points, putting him in a comfortable lead nearly double that of his closest competitor. His exceptional performance has all but guaranteed him the series title, with only one event left to go. Cabrerizo is also a clear favourite to take home the PGT series trophy, which comes with a generous $25,000 championship bonus. His outstanding performance has earned him a total score of almost $1.07 Million, including his payouts, collected bounties, and the championship bonus.


Cabrerizo Bests Joni Jouhkimainen Heads-up, Shipping Event #5 ($220,440)

Lautaro Guerra Cabrerizo barreled through the 112-entry field in Event #5: $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha at the first-ever PGT PLO Series, bagging away $220,400 in first-place prize money and a beautiful PGT memento. The #3 ranked player on Finland’s all-time-money list, Joni Jouhkimainen, placed second for an equally impressive $194,000, courtesy of a heads-up deal.

Joni Jouhkimainen
Joni Jouhkimainen


The tournament paid the top 16 finishers from the $1,120,000 prize pool, with notable players like Event #3 champion Nacho Barbero (13th for $22,400), WSOP circuit ring winners Tyler Brown (14th for $22,400) and Michael Duek (15th for $22,400) and the two-time WSOP bracelets winner Jim Collopy (16th for $22,400), boarding the money bus but falling short of the final table.

Joshua Ladines (17th) money-bubbled the event.

Lautaro Guerra Cabrerizo
Lautaro Guerra Cabrerizo


Final Table Results (USD)

  1. Lautaro Guerra Cabrerizo – $220,400*
  2. Joni Jouhkimainen – $194,000*
  3. Zhen Cai – $123,200
  4. Cliff Josephy – $100,800
  5. Josh Arieh – $89,600
  6. Bogdan Capitan – $67,200
  7. Jesse Chinni – $56,000

* denotes a heads-up deal


Cabrerizo Bags his Second Title After Defeating Isaac Kempton Heads-up, Taking Down Event #7 ($228,000)

Lautaro Guerra Cabrerizo stormed past a 114-player field in Event #7: $15,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Bounty, collecting the top finisher’s due worth $228,000 in first-place prize money and an additional $75,000 for knocking out 15 contenders. WSOP Circuit ring winner Isaac Kempton secured the runner payday of $171,000.

Isaac Kempton
Isaac Kempton


The top 17 finishers made it across the money line, benefitting from the $1,710,000 prize pool. Notables who ITM-ed the event but fell short of reaching the final table include Yuval Bronshtein (8th for $45,600), Michael Wang (9th for $45,600), six-time WSOP bracelet winner Daniel Negreanu (12th for $34,200), WSOP bracelet winners Roland Keijzer (14th for $22,800) and Ben Lamb (15th for $22,800) and Sean Winter (17th for $17,100).

Jared Bleznick (18th) money bubbled the tourney.

Lautaro Guerra Cabrerizo
Lautaro Guerra Cabrerizo


Final Table Results (USD)

  1. Lautaro Guerra Cabrerizo – $228,000
  2. Isaac Kempton – $171,000
  3. Alex Foxen – $125,400
  4. Jesse Chinni – $102,600
  5. Johann Ibanez Diaz – $85,500
  6. Isaac Haxton – $68,400
  7. Robert Cowen – $57,000


Cabrerizo Goes Back-To-Back, Binking Event #8 For His Third PGT PLO Series Title ($518,750)

Lautaro Guerra Cabrerizo banked his biggest payday of $518,750 at the series so far after he championed over the 83-player field in Event #8: $25,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Championship. Ren Lin fell one short of the finish line for a runners-up payday worth $352,750.

Ren Lin
Ren Lin


Several notables received a piece of the money pie but fell short of reaching the final table, like Johann Ibanez Diaz (8th for $83,000), Maxx Coleman (9th for $83,000), Jeremy Ausmus (10th for $62,250), Joao Simao (11th for $62,250) and George Wolff (15th for $41,500).

The $25,000 buy-in PLO Championship event paid 12 players a share of the $2,075,000 prize pool. Jordan Spurlin (13th) fell out one short of the money.

Lautaro Guerra Cabrerizo
Lautaro Guerra Cabrerizo


Final Table Results (USD)

  1. Lautaro Guerra Cabrerizo – $518,750
  2. Ren Lin – $352,750
  3. Krasimir Yankov – $269,750
  4. Chris Lee – $207,500
  5. Jim Collopy – $166,000
  6. Nacho Barbero – $124,500
  7. Josh Arieh – $103,750


Jim Collopy Binks Event #6: $10K Mixed PLO / PLO8 / Big O ($206,400)

The two-time WSOP bracelet winner Jim Collopy stormed past an 86-entry field in the two-day-long Event #6: $10K Mixed PLO / PLO8 / Big O, picking up his maiden PGT title for $206,400 (third cash at the series). Collopy’s compatriot Tyler Brown placed second for $146,200.

Tyler Brown
Tyler Brown


A host of notables finished in the money but fell short of the final table, like five-time WSOP bracelet winner Eli Elezra (8th for $34,400), Josh Arieh (9th for $34,400), Alex Foxen (10th for $25,800), Event #4 champion Sean Troha (11th for $25,800), and five-time WSOP bracelet winner Jason Mercier (13th for $17,200).

The $10,000 buy-in mixed format PLO tournament paid out the top 13 finishers from the $860,000 generated in the prize pool. Robert Cowen (finished 14th) money-bubbled the tournament.

Jim Collopy
Jim Collopy


Final Table Results (USD)

  1. Jim Collopy – $206,400
  2. Tyler Brown – $146,200
  3. Dylan Weisman – $103,200
  4. Maxx Coleman – $86,000
  5. Matt Vengrin – $68,800
  6. George Wolff – $51,600
  7. Dylan Linde – $43,000


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