Allan Le came into the final table of the opening event of the 2024 PGT PLO Series presented by PLO Mastermind as one of the short stacks. However, he scored a timely double through Sean Troha early in the second level of play and never looked back to capture the Event 1: $5,100 Pot-Limit Omaha title and $161,700 first-place prize. 

Event #1 saw 132 entrants enter the doors of the PokerGO studio to create a prize pool of $660,000. The final table of six came in ready to fight for the prize pool as the day started with the short stack doubling three straight times. 

After scoring the third and final double to start the day, Le sent Troha home in sixth place on the very next hand when they both picked up queens pre-flop, but Le would flop Broadway to move within striking distance of the chip lead. On the other hand, Troha headed to the payout desk to collect his $33,000 prize. 

Start-of-day chip leader Bryce Yockey saw his chip lead evaporate at the hands of Le, but a shrewd move five-handed would see him re-take the lead all but briefly. With the board reading , Frederick Hoban bet 275,000, and Le called.

Yockey three-bet to 1,500,000, and Hoban responded with a fourth bet to 3,275,000. Le went into the tank and used a pair of time extensions before tossing into the muck only to see he was well ahead when Yockey called all in for his last 725,000 tabling and Hoban tabled

The gave Yockey a flush and secured him a double back into the chip lead, but despite his best efforts, the ball was already rolling down the hill as Le went into overdrive. 

Le would soar into the chip lead 30 minutes later when he sent Hoban to the rail in fifth place for $39,600 after his flopped top pair avoided Hoban's flush and straight draws. 

Le cemented his chip lead for good four-handed when he sent his third victim of the day to the rail as the start of the day short stack Fernando Harbegger scored two ladders before running his jacks into Le's kings and headed to the payout desk to collect $52,800 for the fourth place finish. 

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Three-handed play was all Le, as he continued to pick up chips as the two short stacks, Joao Estanislau and Yockey, battled amongst themselves as Yockey distanced himself into a solid second place. 

Estanislau scored one double through the chip leader, but the momentum was short-lived as he found himself all in with single-suited jacks against Le's pocket four badugi. Le flopped top set, and Almeida could do nothing but shake his head as his rollercoaster of a day came to an end in third place for $72,600. 

Heads-up play lasted all of two hands, as Yockey found himself all in with double-suited kings only to run square into Le's single-suited aces. 

The board ran out jack-high, Yockey headed to the payout desk to collect his $99,000 second-place prize, and almost exactly one year to the day Le secured his first PGT title, he hosted his second PGT trophy into the air. 

Race for the Player of the Series Underway

With nine events to go, it is still anyone's race for the 2024 PGT PLO Series crown and the added $10,000 PGT Passport, but Le has positioned himself well to start the race with the win. 

PGT PLO Series 2024 continues with Event #2: $7,600 PLO Bounty, and he can catch all the action from day one here as the PGT Live reporting team has you covered from now until a winner is crowned.

All nine remaining events' final tables will also be available on PokerGO with Donnie Peters and Remko Rinkema on the call, providing the narration for all the exciting four-card action. 

Event #1: $5,100 Pot-Limit Omaha Payouts

Place Name Country PGT Points Prize
1st Allan Le United States 162 $161,700
2nd Bryce Yockey United States 99 $99,000
3rd Joao Estanislau Portugal 73 $72,600
4th Fernando Habegger Switzerland 53 $52,800
5th Frederick Hoban United States 40 $39,600
6th Sean Troha United States 33 $33,000
7th Steve Zolotow United States 26 $26,400
8th Adam Hendrix United States 26 $26,400
9th Kyle Merron United States 20 $19,800
10th Eran Carmi United States 20 $19,800
11th Jiayi Yao United States 17 $16,500
12th Jonas Kronwitter  Austria 15 $14,850
13th Vincent Moscati United States 15 $14,850
14th Andrei Mitsiuk United States 13 $13,200
15th Joao Simao Brazil 10 $9,900
16th Jim Collopy United States 10 $9,900
17th Christopher Frank Germany 10 $9,900
18th Nicholas Aranda United States 10 $9,900
19th Todd Stewart United States 10 $9,900

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