Barbero & Iqbal early PGT PLO series winner; Negreanu Denied Trophy

PGT PLO series

The first ever PokerGO Tour (PGT) Pot Limit Omaha Series is underway in Las Vegas and has attracted people like Phil Galfond, Eli Elezra and reigning Player of the Year Guess Andrews. The PLO series consists of nine events with buy-ins starting at $2,200 and going up to $2,200 $25,000 Pot Limit Omaha Championship.

Some of the winners so far within the PokerGO Studio at ARIA Casino & Resort belong to PGT newcomer Daniel Iqbal (Event #1: $5,000 Pot Limit Omaha – $160,000), veteran high-stakes pro Nacho Barbero (Event #3: $10,000 Pot Limit Omaha – $234,000) and Allen Shenthe denied Daniel Negreanu clean the trophy Event #2: $5,000 Pot Limit Omaha Bounty $91,290 up for grabs.

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High stakes PLO action

The first event of the first PLO series attracted 200 runners for a $1 million prize pool. Among those making runs to the money were Ka Kwan Lau (24th – $10,000), Max Coleman ($16 – $20,000) and always entertaining Ren Lin (12th – $30,000).

David Williamswho both a World Series of Poker (WSOP) Bracelet and circuit ring in mixed game events, placing ninth for $30,000 Ethan “Rampage” Yau finished eighth for $40,000 just weeks after the poker vlogger won two trophies at the same studio Global Poker Awards.

There were other big names at the final table, including the four-time bracelet winner Jeff Madsen (6th – $50,000), but it was Daniel Iqbal who topped them all after beating the heads-up opponent Rousso’s Koliakoudakis ($120,000).

Daniel Iqbal
Daniel Iqbal

Iqbal who said PokerGO He’s an engineer who mainly plays PLO cash games, only had one Hendon Mob Cash before entering the PokerGO Studio. Needless to say, his $160,000 score beats his 38th place finish last summer Venetian DeepStack $1,100 PLO Championship for $2,516.

Event #1: Results of the $5,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Final Table

1 Daniel Iqbal United States $160,000
2 Rousso’s Koliakoudakis Greece $120,000
3 Stanislav Halatenko Ukraine $90,000
4 Eelis Parssinen Netherlands $70,000
5 Peng Zheng United States $60,000
6 Jeff Madsen United States $50,000
7 Sean Troha United States $40,000
8th Ethan “Rampage” Yau United States $40,000
9 David Williams United States $30,000

At the next event Event #2: $5,000 Pot Limit Omaha Bountycanada Allen Shen defeated Daniel Negreanu during heads-up play to deny the fellow Canadian another PGT title. Shen made $91,290 and Negreanu walked away with $69,810.

Other players who made the final table were included Joseph Cheong (3rd – $53,700), Isaac Kempton (4th – $37,590) and Ky Nguyen (5th – $32,220).

Event #2: $5,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Bounty Final Table Results

1 Allen Shen Canada $91,290
2 Daniel Negreanu Canada $69,810
3 Joseph Cheong United States $53,700
4 Isaac Kempton United States $37,590
5 Ky Nguyen United States $32,220
6 Nathan Zimnik United States $26,850

Argentina later in the series Nacho Barbero prevailed through a field of 130 runners and won $234,000 Event #3: $10,000 Pot Limit Omaha that contained Dash Dudley (16th – $26k), Williams (15th – $26k), Jared Bleznick (11th – $39,000) and Ben Lamb (8th – $52,000).

Adam Hendrix dropped to third place for $130,000 before Barbero defeated Austria Jonas Kronwitterwho in turn took home $169,000.

Barbero had an eventful and lucrative year, finishing fourth first $25,000 PokerStars Players Championship in the Bahamas for $1.5 million and then a Triton Super High Roller Series Vietnam $600,000 event earlier this month.

Event #3: Results of the $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Final Table

1 Nacho Barbero Argentina $234,000
2 Jonas Kronwitter Austria $169,000
3 Adam Hendrix United States $130,000
4 Eelis Parssinen Finland $104,000
5 Sam Soverell United States $91,000
6 Josh Arieh United States $78,000
7 Bryce Yockey United States $65,000
8th Ben Lamb United States $52,000
9 Noah Schwartz United States $52,000

Another highlight of the series was Sean Troha take down Event #4: $10,000 Pot Limit Omaha Hi-Lo for $200,000 after coming through a field with Negreanu (10th – $24,000) Yuval Bronsstein (4th – $80,000) and runner-up Michael Wang ($136,000).

Troha had a strong streak that also included 7th place in Event #1 for $40,000 and 11th place in the current tournament Event #6: $10,000 Mixed PLO / PLO8 / Big O for $25,800.

Sean Troha
Sean Troha

Still to come in the PGT PLO series Event #7: $15,000 Pot Limit Omaha Bountyas well as Event #8: $25,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Championship And Event #9: $2,200 5-Card Pot-Limit Omaha.

PGT PLO Series 2023 Remaining Schedule

17. March Event #7: $15,000 Pot Limit Omaha Bounty
March 18th Event #8: $25,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Championship
19th March Event #9: $2,200 5-Card Pot-Limit Omaha

For a full list of previous PGT PLo Series 2023 winners, see the table below.

Previous winners of the 2023 PGT PLO series

March 12th Event #1: $5,000 Pot Limit Omaha 200 $1,000,000 Daniel Iqbal United States $160,000
March 13th Event #2: $5,000 Pot Limit Omaha Bounty 179 $895,000 Allen Shen Canada $91,290
the 14th of March 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 16th Event #5: $10,000 Pot Limit Omaha 112 $1,120,000 Lautaro Guerra Cabrerizo Spain $220,400
17. March Event #6: $10,000 Mixed PLO / PLO8 / Big O 86 $860,000 open open $206,400

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