The 2023 PGT PLO Series II culminated at the PokerGO Studio from ARIA Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada with Event #9: $25,200 Pot-Limit Omaha Championship.

Daniel Geeng bagged the chip lead and holds just under 30% of the chips in play. Harsheel Kothari sits second in chips, and those two players combined hold over half of the chips in play.

Benjamin Juhasz, Adam Hendrix, Mark Berente, Veselin Karakitukov, Eelis Parssinen, John Riordan, Michael Duek, and Alex Livingston round out the players who will return for the final day as play resumes at 12 p.m. PT on Monday, October 30 with the delayed final table stream beginning at 5 p.m. PT on PokerGO.

The 75-entrant field created a total prize pool of $1,875,000 and the top 11 finishers earned a piece. Deep in the tournament, 2023 PGT PLO Series I champion Lautaro Guerra, Nick Schulman, Maxx Coleman, Christian Heich, and Ben Lamb were knocked out. Bryce Yockey was then eliminated in 14th place in a massive pot which gave Geeng the chip lead.

It would take more than two hours before the next elimination as Geeng and Kothari leveraged their big stacks to increase their leads at their respective tables. Eventually, Matthew Wantman was eliminated by Kothari, and shortly after, Tyler Brown was eliminated on the money bubble by Geeng. Jim Collopy was next to go in 11th place before the 10 remaining players bagged to return for the final day.

Each player has locked up $56,250 but all eyes will be on the $487,500 first-place prize, 293 PGT points, and Event #9 trophy.

Brazilian Joao Simao currently sits atop the PGT PLO Series II leaderboard in the race for the $25,000 championship bonus and PGT Gold Cup, although six other players have the opportunity to overtake him in this final qualifying event. Juhasz, Hendrix, Parssinen, Geeng, Riordan, and Karakitukov are all still in contention for the series title.

2023 PGT PLO Series II Event #9 Day 2 Seat Draw

Table 1

Seat Player Country Chip Count
1 Daniel Geeng United States 4,415,000
2 Adam Hendrix United States 1,220,000
3 John Riordan United States 545,000
4 Mark Berente United States 1,120,000
5 Veselin Karakitukov Bulgaria 1,040,000
6 -- empty -- -- --
7 -- empty -- -- --

Table 2

Seat Player Country Chip Count
1 -- empty -- -- --
2 Michael Duek Argentina 375,000
3 Benjamin Juhasz Hungary 1,690,000
4 Alex Livingston Canada 220,000
5 Harsheel Kothari United States 3,570,000
6 Eelis Parssinen Finland 810,000
7 -- empty -- -- --

When play resumes, there is 60:00 remaining in Level 13 with blinds at 15,000/25,000 with a 25,000 big blind ante.

Play will resume at 12 p.m. PT and the final table will be streamed on delay starting at 5 p.m. PT on PokerGO.com.

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