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The first-ever PGT PLO Series is currently underway at the luxurious PokerGO Studio inside the ARIA Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. The event has already seen some exciting action, including Sean Troha’s (cover image) victory in Event #4: $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Lo.
Troha, who won the 2022 WSOP PLO Championship, outclassed a field of 80 players, earning his first PGT title, $200,000 in prize money, and a beautiful PGT memento. Michael Wang, a two-time WSOP bracelet winner, finished in second place for $136,000.
The PGT PLO Series leaderboard saw Troha (240 points) take the lead from his recent win and an FT finish in Event #1, crossing Event #3 winner Nacho Barbero (234 points).
The tournament paid 12 finishers from the $800,000 prize pool, with notable players like Ben Yu (8th for $32,000), Zhen Cai (9th for $32,000), six-time WSOP bracelet winner, Event #2 runner-up Daniel Negreanu (10th for $24,000), Allan Le (11th for $24,000) and Jordan Spurlin (12th for $16,000) finishing in the money but missing out on a final table berth. Eli Elezra money-bubbled the tournament in 13th place.
Meanwhile, Event #5: $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha is down to the seven-handed final table, generating a prize pool worth $1.12 Million from a 112-player starting field. Finland’s Joni Jouhkimainen returned with the overnight chip lead today.
Final Table Chip Counts
Final Table Recap
Maxx Coleman was the first and only final table elimination on Wednesday, and he lost his stack to Yuval Bronshtein.
Jake Schwartz made an early exit on Day 2 in sixth place, and it was Bronshtein’s doing again.
The final table chip leader Nick Guagenti failed to keep the Day 1 momentum going and busted fifth.
Yuval Bronshtein was sent packing in fourth place by Michael Wang, with Paul Zappulla joining him on the rail next after Sean Troha showed him the door.
Zappulla’s elimination got the heads-up match started. Michael Wang (6,780,000) held an over 2:1 chip lead over Sean Troha (3,220,000) entering the tournament’s final stage.
Troha had an uphill task, but he made it look easy by quickly doubling up with trip sevens to get ahead. Once in the lead, Troha finished things swiftly.
The deciding hand of the tournament had Sean Troha (6,550,000) raising 220,000 on the button and Michael Wang (3,450,000) three-bet to 660,000 from the big blind. Troha put in a four-bet, making it 1,900,000 to call. Wang’s five-bet shoved all in for 2,800,000, and Troha called.
The board ran , and just like that, Troha shipped his first-ever PGT tournament for a $200,000 bankroll boost.
Final Table Results (USD)
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