Lautaro Guerra Cabrerizo Goes Back-to-Back to Win PGT PLO Championship

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The inaugural PokerGO Tour (PGT) Pot-Limit Omaha Series in Las Vegas wrapped up over the weekend with Ronald Keijzer of the Netherlands taking down Event #9: $2,200 5-Card Pot-Limit Omaha for $43,700. But the second half of the PLO Series has been all Lautaro Guerra Cabrerizo.

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

Factoring in bounties and the championship bonus on top of his three cashes, all wins, Cabrerizo walked away from the PokerGO Studio with $1,067,150 and the at the top of the PGT Leaderboard.

Read about the early winners at the PGT PLO series!

Cabrerizo Crushes PLO Series

Cabrerizo, who almost exclusively plays PLO tournaments, according to his Hendon Mob, had no recorded cashes inside the PokerGO Studio before the PLO Series kicked off. That changed when he bested the field of 112 runners in Event #5 and ultimately defeated Finland’s Joni Jouhkimainen during heads-up play.

Cabrerizo was just getting started. The later Event #7 drew plenty of accomplished Omaha crushers — Yuval Bronshtein (8th – $45,600, Robert Cowen (7th – $57,000) and Isaac Haxton (6th – $68,400), to name a few — but it was once again Cabrerizo who came out on top.

Alex Foxen, no stranger to success in the PokerGO Studio, bowed out in third for $171,000. Isaac Kempton went out in second for $171,000 when he called off with trips against the straight of Cabrerizo, according to PokerGO live updates. Earlier in the series, Kempton finished fourth in Event #2: $5,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Bounty for $37,590.

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

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

  1 Lautaro Guerra Cabrerizo Spain $228,000
  2 Isaac Kempton United States $171,000
  3 Alex Foxen United States $125,400
  4 Jesse Chinni United States $102,600
  5 Johann Ibanez Diaz Colombia $85,500
  6 Isaac Haxton United States $68,400
  7 Robert Cowen United Kingdom $57,000
  8 Yuval Bronshtein United States $45,600
  9 Michael Wang United States $45,600

Cabrerizo had to be in good spirits heading into the $25,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Championship, which drew 114 runners for a prize pool of $1.7 million. Among those who cashed in the PLO Championship were George Wolff (12th – $41,500), Jeremy Ausmus (10th – $62,250) and Josh Arieh (7th – $103,750).

Nacho Barbero and Jim Collopy were both looking 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 fell in sixth place for $124,500 and Collopy was next out for $166,000.

After the eliminations of Chris Lee (4th – $207,500) and Krasimir Yankov (3rd – $269,750), it was a heads-up battle between Ren Lin and Cabrerizo that saw the Spaniard coming out on top for a career-best $518,750.

Ren Lin
Lautaro Guerra Cabrerizo and Ren Lin

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

  1 Lautaro Guerra Cabrerizo Spain $518,750
  2 Ren Lin United States $352,750
  3 Krasimir Yankov Bulgaria $269,750
  4 Chris Lee United States $207,500
  5 Jim Collopy United States $166,000
  6 Nacho Barbero Argentina $124,500
  7 Josh Arieh United States $103,750
  8 Johann Ibanez Diaz Colombia $83,000
  9 Maxx Coleman United States $83,000

The PGT PLO Series closed out with Event #9: $2,200 5-Card Pot-Limit Omaha, which saw Keijzer defeating American Tommy Le to take home $43,700.

The victory gave the Dutchman his third cash of the series after a 16th-place finish in Event #2: $5,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Bounty for $10,740 and a 14-place finish in Event #7 for $22,800.

Ronald Keijzer
Ronald Keijzer

Cabrerizo currently sits atop the PGT Leaderboard with 774 points, in front of Cary Katz (693 points), Foxen (544 points) and Michael Wang (490 points).

Next up on the PGT schedule is the US Poker Open, which will run from March 20-April 3 and will feature No-Limit Hold’em and PLO events with buy-ins ranging from $10,000 to $50,000.

A full list of winners at the PGT PLO Series is available in the table below.

2023 PGT PLO Series Winners

  March 12 Event #1: $5,000 Pot-Limit Omaha 200 $1,000,000 Daniyal Iqbal United States $160,000
  March 13 Event #2: $5,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Bounty 179 $895,000 Allen Shen Canada $91,290
  March 14 Event #3: $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha 130 $1,300,000 Nacho Barbero Argentina $234,000
  March 15 Event #4: $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Lo 80 $800,000 Sean Troha United States $200,000
  March 16 Event #5: $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha 112 $1,120,000 Lautaro Guerra Cabrerizo Spain $220,400
  March 17 Event #6: $10,000 Mixed PLO / PLO8 / Big O 86 $860,000 Jim Collopy United States $206,400
  March 17 Event #7: $15,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Bounty 114 $1,710,000 Lautaro Guerra Cabrerizo Spain $228,000
  March 18 Event #8: $25,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Championship 83 $2,075,000 Lautaro Guerra Cabrerizo Spain $518,750
  March 19 Event #9: $2,200 5-Card Pot-Limit Omaha 95 $190,000 Ronald Keijzer Netherlands $43,700

Photos courtesy of PokerGO


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