Lautaro Guerra Cabrerizo wins second PGT PLO title

On March 16, 2023, Lautaro Guerra Cabrerizo took event #5 at the opening PokerGO Tour Pot Limit Omaha Series, a field of 112 entries in the $10,000 buy-in at the top PLO Event to earn $220,400. Just a few days after that win, Guerra Cabrerizo battled it out in Event #7, the $15,000 PLO Bounty Tournament. The Spanish PLO Specialist took home $228,000 from the main prize pool,

With a combined profit of $448,400 from his two wins, Guerra Cabrerizo has taken the lead in the Player of the Series points race. His 463 PGT Points (235 for Event #5 and 228 for Event #7) give him a 197-point lead over runner-up Sean Troha. Guerra Cabrerizo not only took the lead for this series, but also climbed into the top 5 of the season long PGT points race.

Guerra Cabrerizo also secured 720 card player Player of the Year points for this recent win. With the 600 he earned for his earlier title run, he now sits 63rd overall in 2023 POY rank presented by Global Poker.

This tournament was originally intended to be played over two days, but ended up with a winner in a single day. By the time the 114-entry field had narrowed to a final table of seven, Guerra Cabrerizo had a sizable lead with just under half of all the chips in play.

Two-time bracelet winner Robert Cowen (7th place – $57,000) was sent home when his Kings Up failed against Jesse Chinni’s wheel.

Isaac Haxton then busted in sixth place when his middle set flopped against Guerra Cabrerizo’s top set. The cooler saw Haxton sent home with $68,400. This was his ninth final table of 2023, with three titles won and more than $4.6 million POY Revenue accumulated along the way. As a result, Haxton now sits in third place POY leaderboard.

Johann Ibanez Diaz was the next to fall victim to the seemingly unstoppable Guerra Cabrerizo. Diaz moved all in with a double-suited medium rundown and faced a double-suited Broadway rundown from Guerra Cabrerizo, who flopped the nut flush and left Diaz with almost no draws. The turn and river didn’t work wonders for Diaz, and he busted in fifth place ($85,500).

Jesse Chinni stayed short when his set lost queens to the flush draw and pair Isaac Kempton. Hearts came for Kempton and Chini was left with about 17 big blinds. He soon went all-in with AQ-5-4 Rainbow and faced bracelet-winner Alex Foxen’s double-suited JJ-9-9. Chinni took the lead with a queen high flop, but a nine on the river gave Foxen a set. Chinni earned $102,000 for his second final table finish of the series.

Foxen’s run ended when his pocket aces collided with Guerra Cabrerizo’s turned trip threes. A blank on the river sent Foxen packing for $125,400. This was his seventh final table finish of the year for $885,160 POY result and a title won. That final score was enough to put him in fifth place overall POY placements.

Guerra Cabrerizo went into the heads-up game against Kempton with a chip lead of almost 6:1. A cooler (full house over full house) gave Kempton the lead after closing the gap in the early game, but a flush on the river for Guerra Cabrerizo in another big pot put him back in front.

In the final hand, all chips went on the river with a board of 10heart suit7heart suit3heart suit7spade suit6heart suit. Kempton showed Aclub suit9spade suit7club suit2spade suit for trips. Guerra Cabrerizo rolled over Kclub suitJclub suit9club suit8thdiamond suit for a ten-high straight to secure the pot and the title. Kempton earned $171,000 in runner-up, the fourth-biggest cash of his career. The 2022 Wyn million The Main Event runner-up now has more than $2.8 million in lifetime winnings to his name.

Here’s a look at the payouts and leaderboard points awarded at the final table:

Location player merits POY Points PGT Points
1 Lautaro Guerra Cabrerizo $228,000 720 228
2 Isaac Kempton $171,000 600 171
3 Alex Fox $125,400 480 125
4 jess chinni $102,600 360 103
5 John Diaz $85,500 300 86
6 Isaac Haxton $68,400 240 68
7 Robert Cowen $57,000 180 57

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