Daniel Perkusic is now a WSOP gold bracelet winner after topping the 187-entrant field in Event #79: $50,000 Pot-Limit Omaha High Roller at the 2024 World Series of Poker. Perkusic defeated a final table which included Danny Tang, Jim Collopy, Ronald Keijzer, and Santhosh Suvarna, to pocket the $2,100,324 first-place prize and 750 PGT points to move to 23rd on the PGT leaderboard.

Perkusic's previous biggest score was for $265,746 when he won a €10k Pot-Limit Omaha tournament at EPT Barcelona in 2022. This score of more than $2.1 million pushes Perkusic's total live earnings to more than $2.738 million and sees him climb to 32nd on Germany's All-Time Money List, according to The Hendon Mob.

Although there was a slight dip in attendance compared to this event in 2023, the 187-entrant field created a prize pool of $8,929,250 and paid the final 29 players. Dan Smith, Dylan Weisman, Richard Gryko, Dan Shak, Noah Schwartz, Anthony Zinno, Jason Mercier, Isaac Kempton, Viktor Blom, Cary Katz, Sean Winter, Ben Lamb, Brian Rast, and David Benyamine all were eliminated in the money, but prior to the final day of play. 

Tang entered the day as the overall chip leader as Suvarna was the first casualty when his aces were cracked by the flopped set of Perkusic. Keijzer ran a big bluff with two pair, but Tang had the goods with his full house to see the tournament down to three. Perkusic dethroned Tang as the chip leader before Collopy was eliminated in third place. Collopy was all-in with kings against Perkusic's aces and was unable to improve. Perkusic held a slight lead over Tang to begin heads-up play and immediately began working on extending it. 

Tang fought back as the stacks evened out. However, Perkusic began to apply the pressure and slowly began increasing his advantage until the final hand played out with Tang all-in with bottom set against the top two pair of Perkusic. The turn bricked out, but the river gave Perkusic the superior full house to ensure he was awarded his first WSOP bracelet. 

2024 WSOP Event #79: $50,000 Pot-Limit Omaha High Roller Results

Place Player Country Prize PGT Points
1st Daniel Perkusic Germany $2,100,324 750
2nd Danny Tang Hong Kong $1,400,217 700
3rd Jim Collopy United States $973,882 584
4th Ronald Keijzer Netherlands $692,232 415
5th Santhosh Suvarna India $503,085 302
6th Gabriel Andrade Ecuador $374,020 224
7th David Benyamine France $284,604 171
8th Brian Rast United States $221,778 133
9th Ben Lamb United States $177,085 106

After his victory, Daniel Perkusic moves in 23rd on the PGT leaderboard with 750 PGT points. Danny Tang now sits in 28th on the PGT leaderboard with 721 PGT points while Jim Collopy rises into 12th following his third-place finish. Ronald Keijzer sits 34th on the PGT leaderboard following his fourth-place finish, while Santhosh Suvarna's fifth place finish and fourth WSOP cash rockets him to fith on the PGT leaderboard with 1,177 PGT points.

Brian Rast climbs into 20th on the PGT leaderboard with 846 PGT points, while Sean Winter sits 30th with 702 PGT points. Viktor Blom finished 16th and now is into sixth on the PGT leaderboard with 1,135 PGT points. Dylan Weisman finished 25th and leaps over David Coleman to take back third overall on the PGT leaderboard with 1,405 PGT points.

PGT Leaderboard Top 10 

Rank Player PGT Points Wins Cashes Winnings
1st Daniel Negreanu 1,645 2 14 $2,004,231
2nd Jeremy Ausmus 1,499 0 15 $3,534,576
3rd Dylan Weisman 1,405 3 14 $1,475,099
4th David Coleman 1,357 4 13 $1,073,228
5th Santhosh Suvarna 1,177 1 4 $6,025,453
6th Viktor Blom 1,135 0 6 $2,503,087
7th Aram Zobian 1,131 2 11 $1,000,090
8th Elie Nakache 1,130 1 2 $1,371,156
9th Nick Schulman 1,107 1 12 $2,004,233
10th Matthew Lambrecht 1,100 1 1 $1,018,033

These are the leaderboard standings as of Thursday, July 4, 2024. The complete and current PGT leaderboard is at pgt.com/leaderboard.

The next eligible WSOP event to earn PGT points is the Event #81: $10,000 Main Event, which features four Day 1 flights and registration through the first two levels on both Day 2s. On July 10, the inaugural Event #88: $10,000 8-Game Championship will take place, followed by Event #92: $50,000 No-Limit Hold'em High Roller on July 12, Event #94: $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em 6-Max Championship on July 13, and Event #96: $25,000 H.O.R.S.E. High Roller on July 14.

Connect with PokerGO.com on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok. Watch daily poker clips on the PokerGO YouTube channel. Join the conversation on the PokerGO Discord server. You can save $20 off your first year of an annual subscription to PokerGO.com by using the code “PGTWSOP24” at checkout.

WSOP, PGT, Danny Tang, Jim Collopy, Ronald Keijzer, Santhosh Suvarna, WSOP 2024, 2024 WSOP, Daniel Perkusic