Lautaro Guerra Cabrerizo Wins the PGT PLO Championship for the Second Time in a Row

Lautaro Guerra Cabrerizo Wins the PGT PLO Championship for…

On the last day of the first PokerGO Tour (PGT) Pot-Limit Omaha Series in Las Vegas, Event #9: $2,200 5-Card Pot-Limit Omaha was won by Ronald Keijzer of the Netherlands for $43,700. Yet in the second half of the PLO Series, Lautaro Guerra Cabrerizo has dominated.

After winning Event #5: $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha for $220,400, the Spaniard went on to win Events #7: $15,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Bounty and the $25,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Championship for scores of $228,000 and $518,750, respectively, for a total of $967,150.

In addition to his three cashes, which were all victories, Cabrerizo went away from the PokerGO Studio with $1,067,150 and the top spot on the PGT Leaderboard after including bonuses and the championship bonus.

Cabrerizo Crushes PLO Series
Cabrerizo, who plays PLO events nearly exclusively, according to his Hendon Mob, had no documented cashes in the PokerGO Studio prior to the start of the PLO Series. Things changed when he overcame 112 competitors in Event #5 and finally defeated Joni Jouhkimainen of Finland in heads-up play.

Cabrerizo had barely begun his career. Event #7 attracted a number of skilled Omaha crushers, including Yuval Bronshtein (8th – $45,600), Robert Cowen (7th – $57,000), and Isaac Haxton (6th – $68,400), but Cabrerizo prevailed once again.

Alex Foxen, who is no stranger to success in the PokerGO Studio, finished in third place and collected $171,000. According to PokerGO live updates, Isaac Kempton was eliminated in second place for $171,000 after he called off with trips against the straight of Cabrerizo. Kempton placed fourth in Event #2: $5,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Bounty for $37,590 earlier in the tournament.

Lautaro Guerra Cabrerizo
Lautaro Guerra Cabrerizo after winning Event #7: $15,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Bounty

Event #7: $15,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Bounty

 1Lautaro Guerra CabrerizoSpain$228,000
 2Isaac KemptonUnited States$171,000
 3Alex FoxenUnited States$125,400
 4Jesse ChinniUnited States$102,600
 5Johann Ibanez DiazColombia$85,500
 6Isaac HaxtonUnited States$68,400
 7Robert CowenUnited Kingdom$57,000
 8Yuval BronshteinUnited States$45,600
 9Michael WangUnited States$45,600

Cabrerizo had to be in high spirits before to the $25,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Championship, which attracted 114 competitors and offered a $1.7 million prize pool. George Wolff (12th – $41,500), Jeremy Ausmus (10th – $62,250), and Josh Arieh (7th – $103,750) all cashed in the PLO Championship.

Nacho Barbero and Jim Collopy were vying for their second titles of the series after Barbero won Event #3: $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha and Collopy won Event #6: $10,000 Mixed PLO / PLO8 / Big O, but Barbero was eliminated in sixth place for $124,500 and Collopy was eliminated in seventh place for $166,000.

Following the eliminations of Chris Lee (4th – $207,500) and Krasimir Yankov (3rd – $269,750), the heads-up duel between Ren Lin and Cabrerizo resulted in the Spaniard’s career-high $518,750 victory.

Ren Lin

Lautaro Guerra Cabrerizo and Ren Lin

Event #8: $25,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Championship

 1Lautaro Guerra CabrerizoSpain$518,750
 2Ren LinUnited States$352,750
 3Krasimir YankovBulgaria$269,750
 4Chris LeeUnited States$207,500
 5Jim CollopyUnited States$166,000
 6Nacho BarberoArgentina$124,500
 7Josh AriehUnited States$103,750
 8Johann Ibanez DiazColombia$83,000
 9Maxx ColemanUnited States$83,000

Keijzer defeated American Tommy Le in Event #9: $2,200 5-Card Pot-Limit Omaha to win $43,700 and conclude the PGT PLO Series.

After finishing 16th in Event #2: $5,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Bounty for $10,740 and 14th in Event #7 for $22,800, the Dutchman earned his third cash of the series with this win.

Ronald Keijzer

Ronald Keijzer

Cabrerizo now holds the top position on the PGT Leaderboard with 774 points, followed by Cary Katz (693 points), Foxen (544 points), and Michael Wang (501 points) (490 points).

The next event on the PGT program is the US Poker Open, which will take place from March 20 to April 3 and include No-Limit Hold’em and Pot-Limit Omaha tournaments with buy-ins ranging from $10,000 to $50,000.

The complete list of PGT PLO Series champions is shown in the table below.

2023 PGT PLO Series Winners

 March 12Event #1: $5,000 Pot-Limit Omaha200$1,000,000Daniyal IqbalUnited States$160,000
 March 13Event #2: $5,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Bounty179$895,000Allen ShenCanada$91,290
 March 14Event #3: $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha130$1,300,000Nacho BarberoArgentina$234,000
 March 15Event #4: $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Lo80$800,000Sean TrohaUnited States$200,000
 March 16Event #5: $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha112$1,120,000Lautaro Guerra CabrerizoSpain$220,400
 March 17Event #6: $10,000 Mixed PLO / PLO8 / Big O86$860,000Jim CollopyUnited States$206,400
 March 17Event #7: $15,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Bounty114$1,710,000Lautaro Guerra CabrerizoSpain$228,000
 March 18Event #8: $25,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Championship83$2,075,000Lautaro Guerra CabrerizoSpain$518,750
 March 19Event #9: $2,200 5-Card Pot-Limit Omaha95$190,000Ronald KeijzerNetherlands$43,700

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