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The Texas Poker Open continued at Champions Club in Houston, Texas, with the High Roller Event #8: $5,100 Pot-Limit Omaha.

The impromptu turbo Texas Poker Open High Roller Event #8: $5,100 Pot-Limit Omaha was added due to player requests and attracted a total of 38 entrants to create a prize pool of $190,000. The final six players finished in the money, and David Mzareulov claimed the $68,400 first-place prize, 68 PGT points, and the Texas Poker Open Belt Buckle trophy.

Following Jake White's elimination on the money bubble, James Mendoza exited in sixth followed by Ashly Butler in fifth, and Tyler Brown in fourth. Daniel Holmes got most of his short stack in preflop against Mzareulov, and the rest went in on a flop. Holmes held against Mzareulov's , and when the turn and river gave Mzareulov trips, Holmes was eliminated in third place.

Mzareulov held roughly 70% of the chips in play when heads-up play began, and it wasn't long before Harry Cullen got the rest of his chips in on a board. Cullen held , and he would be eliminated as runner-up as Mzareulov showed for a full house to win the tournament.

This is Mzareulov's first PGT title, sixth-biggest cash, and his lifetime tournament earnings now surpass $1,850,000, according to The Hendon Mob.

Texas Poker Open High Roller #8: $5,100 Pot-Limit Omaha

Place Player Country Prize PGT Points
1st David Mzareulov Azerbaijan $68,400 68
2nd Harry Cullen United States $45,600 46
3rd Daniel Holmes United States $28,500 29
4th Tyler Brown United States $20,900 21
5th Ashly Butler United States $15,200 15
6th James Mendoza United States $11,400 11

Mzareulov now moves up to 66th on the PGT leaderboard, while Brown moves into 68th place, and Holmes moves into 73rd place on the PGT leaderboard just behind Phil Hellmuth. Mzareulov collects his fourth cash of the PGT season after finishing 12th in the Texas Poker Open Main Event, sixth in Texas Poker Open High Roller #4, and fourth in Texas Poker Open High Roller #5.

PGT Leaderboard Top 10 

Rank Player Points Wins Cashes Winnings
1 David Coleman 1,272 4 10 $967,300
2 Aram Zobian 1,131 2 11 $1,000,090
3 Dylan Weisman 1,126 3 10 $1,155,640
4 Daniel Negreanu 896 1 11 $776,750
5 Samuli Sipila 749 2 4 $776,140
6 Stephen Chidwick 711 1 8 $847,875
7 Kristen Foxen 678 1 5 $463,025
8 Jesse Lonis 634 1 9 $632,000
9 Jonathan Little 591 2 5 $771,850
10 Seth Davies 590 1 4 $843,050

These are the leaderboard standings as of Thursday, May 1, 2024. The complete and current PGT leaderboard is at pgt.com/leaderboard.

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

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