The Texas Poker Open continued at Champions Club in Houston, Texas, and Sunday was the third of seven high rollers for the series while the $3,300 buy-in Main Event was playing down to the final table.

The Texas Poker Open High Roller #3: $5,100 No-Limit Hold'em attracted a total of 33 entrants and created a prize pool of $165,000. The final five players finished in the money, and Daniel Sepiol was declared the winner over Josh Arieh after a Pot-Limit Omaha flip to decide who would take home the Texas Poker Open Belt Buckle trophy.

Once registration closed in the high roller, the main event was down to the final few tables. A late flurry of players bumped the high roller field up to pay the final five players. Following James Mendoza's elimination on the money bubble, Phu Vo exited in fifth followed by Chino Rheem in fourth.

Once Aram Zobian fell in third place, Sepiol and Arieh decided to do an ICM chop for the remaining prize money with chip leader Arieh taking home $54,510 to Sepiol's $52,740. However, both players wanted the Texas Poker Open Belt Buckle trophy and opted for a Pot-Limit Omaha-flip to decide the official winner. The dealer spread a board, and one by one, each player revealed a card. Arieh started with two pair with his , but Sepiol made the nut straight once he revealed his .

This is now Sepiol's second PGT title following his Stairway To Millions Event #1 win in 2022 for $28,500. Sepiol's lifetime tournament earnings, according to The Hendon Mob, now surpass $6,845,000.

Texas Poker Open High Roller #3: $5,100 No-Limit Hold'em

Place Player Country Prize PGT Points
1st Daniel Sepiol United States $52,740 53
2nd Josh Arieh United States $54,510 55
3rd Aram Zobian United States $26,400 26
4th Chino Rheem United States $18,150 18
5th Phu Vo United States $13,200 13

Zobian is now just a few PGT points shy of overtaking Dylan Weisman in second place, while Arieh moves into 57th place on the PGT leaderboard. Sepiol collects his second cash of the PGT season after finishing 62nd in the Texas Poker Open Main Event.

PGT Leaderboard Top 10 

Rank Player PGT Points Wins Cashes Winnings
1st David Coleman 1,259 4 9 $954,800
2nd Dylan Weisman 1,126 3 10 $1,155,640
3rd Aram Zobian 1,123 2 10 $992,590
4th Daniel Negreanu 896 1 11 $776,750
5th Samuli Sipila 749 2 4 $776,140
6th Stephen Chidwick 711 1 8 $847,875
7th Kristen Foxen 678 1 5 $463,025
8th Jesse Lonis 634 1 9 $632,000
9th Jonathan Little 591 2 5 $771,850
10th Seth Davies 590 1 4 $843,050

These are the leaderboard standings as of Friday, April 26, 2024. The complete and current PGT leaderboard is at pgt.com/leaderboard.

What's Next On the Texas Poker Open Schedule?

Beginning on Monday, April 29, will be a stretch of two-day high rollers. There will be a $5,100 No-Limit Hold'em, a $5,100 Pot-Limit Omaha, a $10,100 No-Limit Hold'em, and a $10,100 Pot-Limit Omaha high roller to close out the PGT-qualifying portion of the Texas Poker Open.

For full PGT schedule information, check out pgt.com/schedule.

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