Four events of the ten to take place in the 2024 PokerGO Tour PLO Series have concluded and at the top of the Championship leaderboard, it could hardly be tighter. With players such as Daniel Negreanu, Eelis Parssinen and Allan Le all winning events inside the opening four of the series, there’s everything to play for with six final tables to come at the PokerGO Studio in Las Vegas.

Allan Le wins Opening Event of the Series

The first event of the 2024 PokerGO Tour PLO Series was a $5,000 entry PLO event, which saw Allan Le underline his credentials as a mixed game master at the PokerGO Studio in Las Vegas. There were 132 entries in total, a phenomenal turnout for an opening event of such magnitude and with an elite level buy-in.

Just 19 players made the money and that meant Bradley Ruben missed out in 20th place. His exit was followed by a flurry of fallouts as stars of the felt such as Chris Frank (17th), Jim Collopy (16th) and Joao Simao (15th) each took home a min-cash of $9,900 before  Steve Zolotow’s elimination in seventh place for $26,400 brought about the six-handed final table.

Once the last day begun, the PokerGO cameras saw a dramatic fight to the finish. Bryce Yockey had the chip lead at the start of play, with Sean Troha the first to leave. He busted to Le’s Broadway straight and that propelled the eventual winner into a position of control.

After Swiss player Fernando Habegger came fourth, Le was running the rule over the table, holding over 9.5 million chips, with Yockey and Joao Pedro having only 7 million between them. When Le busted Pedro to take a huge lead, the writing was on the wall and he completed a remarkable final table domination when his 3:1 lead heads-up was converted in double-quick time, Yockey’s pocket kings in the hole take down by Le’s pocket aces.

PokerGO Tour PLO Series Event #1 $5,100 PLO Final Table Results:
1stAllan LeUnited States$161,700
2ndBryce YockeyUnited States$99,000
3rdJoao PedroPortugal$72,600
4thFernando HabeggerSwitzerland$52,800
5thFrederick HobanUnited States$39,600
6thSean TrohaUnited States$33,000

Eelis Parssinen Takes Second Event Title

The second event of the PLO Series saw Finnish player Eelis Parssinen take the title and a total prize fund of $153,825 including bounties. It was the American Sam Soverel who bubbled the event, busting in 16th place with only the top 15 players of 103 entries making money.

Cashes for Joao Simao (15th for $10,300), Event #1 winner Allan Le (9th for $15,540) and Bryce Yockey (8th for $20,600) preceded the final table, where some of the toughest PLO players in the world assembled. The six-time WSOP bracelet winner Josh Arieh can certainly count himself among that number but six was an unlucky number for the Atlanta, Georgia-raised player, as he slid out in that position for $43,250.

Eliminations for Event #1 ‘Bubble Boy’ Bradley Ruben, Spanish player Lautaro Guerra and Dutchman Ronald Keijzer followed before Isaac Kempton reached the heads-up battle for the trophy. The Finnish pro Parssinen got the better of him, however, as a lowly pair of tens ended up holding firm and handing the winner over $163,000 in winnings, with Kempton some way back on $112,475.

PGT PLO Series Event #2 $7,600 Pot Limit Omaha Bounty Final Table Results:
PlacePlayerCountryPrize BountiesWinnings
1stEelis ParssinenFinland$131,325$32,500$163,825
2ndIsaac KemptonUnited States$84,975 $27,500$112,475
3rdRonald KeijzerNetherlands$59,225$12,500$71,775
4thLautaro GuerraSpain$46,350$10,000$56,350
5thBradley RubenUnited States$33,475$15,000$48,475
6thJosh AriehUnited States$25,750 $17,500$43,250

Daniel Negreanu Grabs Glory in Event #3

In Event #3, the Poker Hall of Famer and Canada’s finest, Daniel ‘Kid Poker’ Negreanu, won the day and a top prize of $147,500. With 118 entrants in the third event of the series, which cost $5,000 to take part in, 17 places were paid. Players such as Alex Condon (16th for $11,800), Tyler Brown (13th for $11,800) and Alex Livingston (9th for $17,700) all fell just short of the final table, as Sean Troha was ousted in seventh place and Negreanu led the final six into the last day.

Once the final table action began, Lance Patel’s exit for $29,500 was followed by that of the former Mixed Games Series II winner Dylan Weisman in fifth for $38,350. Two Canadians and two Americans remained four-handed, but Curtis Muller’s elimination in fourth place for $50,150 meant Negreanu was alone in representing the ‘Maple Leaf’.

First, Negreanu took out Bruno Furth with trip nines beating top two pair, then came the final battle. With a strong lead, many expected Kid Poker to see it out quickly, but Anuj Agarwal was anything but a pushover, taking an early lead in proceedings, missing a couple of opportunities to seal the deal. Negreanu battled back and taking the lead, didn’t miss his second chance at glory. All-in with the bigger stack and A-K-Q-9, Negreanu beat Agarwal’s A-5-4-3 when his king paired, meaning it was the poker legend who picked up the top prize of $147,500 and his second PGT trophy of 2024.

PGT PLO Series Event #3 $5,100 Pot Limit Omaha Final Table Results:
1stDaniel NegreanuCanada$147,500
2ndAnuj AgarwalUnited States$91,450
3rdBruno FurthUnited States$64,900
4thCurtis MullerCanada$50,150
5thDylan WeismanUnited States$38,350
6thLance PatelUnited States$29,500

Samuli Sipila Claims Fourth Event for Overall Lead

In Event #4, Finland took the lead in country terms as Samuli Sipila won the biggest top prize yet of the 2024 PGT PLO Series, claiming $240,300 up top. With 89 entries in $10,000 buy-in event, 13 places got paid, with stars such as Bryce Yockey (13th for $22,250), Ronald Keijzer (10th for $26,700) and Ian Matakis (7th for $35,600) all cashing.

It was Arthur Morris who went into the final day in the lead, but after the eliminations of Russia’s Artem Maksimov (6th for $44,500), Andre Cruz (5th for $62,300) and Germany’s Chris Frank (4th for $80,100), Morris was unable to make the final duel, his sevens and queens no good against Sipila’s kings and queens and earning him $111,250 in third place.

Heads-up, Sipila had the edge in chips and got the better of Stefan Christopher after a rollercoaster ride. Between them, both men doubled half a dozen times when they were at risk of elimination, but eventually Christopher fell in second for $155,750. Sipila led on the flop, dropped behind on the turn but then won with a counterfeit two-pair on the river to claim the biggest prize of the PGT PLO Series so far. Topping the leaderboard with 240 points, he leads fellow Finnish professional Eelis Parssinen and Allan Le as he pursues the Championship title which comes with a $10,000 PGT Passport.

PokerGOTour PLO Series Event #4 $10,100 PLO Final Table Results:
1stSamuli SipilaFinland$240,300
2ndStefan ChristopherUnited States$155,750
3rdArthur MorrisUnited States$111,250
4thChristopher FrankGermany$80,100
5thAndre CruzUnited States$62,300
6thArtem MaksimovRussia$44,500


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