Eelis Parssinen entered the final table of Event #2: $7,600 Pot-Limit Omaha presented by PLO Mastermind in an all-too-familiar situation as the reigning champion once again held the chip lead, and despite a game, Isaac Kempton standing in his way came out on top to defend his title and capture the $131,325 first-place prize plus $32,500 in bounties. 

Parssinen immediately put his chips to use and, on the second hand of the day, with the board reading , found himself facing Josh Arieh's turn jam for just shy of one million chips. Parssinen snap called tabling pocket jacks for top set as Arieh's pocket aces were left in shambles. 

Arieh failed to find one of the remaining two aces on the river and headed to the payout desk to collect $25,750 for the sixth-place finish plus $17,500 in bounties. 

Parssinen took the subsequent elimination off as the start-of-day short stack. Bradley Ruben found himself all in with single-suited kings for his last 700,000 from the button, only to run squarely into Ronald Keijzer's double-suited aces in the small blind. The board ran out ace-high, and Ruben was headed to the payout desk to collect his $33,475 fifth-place prize plus $15,000 in bounties.

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The elimination pendulum then moved back into Parssinen's hands, and inaugural PGT PLO Champion Lautaro Guerra's day came to an end in fourth place when his flopped straight draw could not run down Parssinen's over pair of queens. Guerra picked up four eliminations en route to the final table, and he collected $10,000 in bounties in addition to his $46,350

Parssinen held 68% of the chips as three-handed play got underway, but after waiting around for much of the first half of play, Kempton finally turned on the jets quickly. He closed the gap when he scored a double with the nut flush against Parssinen's second nut flush to bring the pair nearly even in chips. 

However, Kempton's momentum was short-lived, as Parssinen would notch his third elimination of the day when he flopped top two pair with kings and eights, leaving Keijzer's pocket jacks with two outs to stay alive. 

The turn and river did not help Keijzer, as he scored the early elimination, bringing his total number of bounties to five, good for $12,500 and the third-place prize of $59,225. 

Heads-up play was a grind as the early momentum went in Kempton's favor as he turned a nearly two-to-one chip disadvantage into a nearly two-to-one chip lead before he picked up pocket aces and saw Parssinen move all-in pre-flop with the other two aces. 

The flop fell queen-high rainbow, and a chop appeared the most likely outcome. However, when the turn landed a duece, Parssinen made trips, leaving Kempton drawing to backdoor spades to close out the tournament. 

Kempton's hopes of ending the tournament were dashed when the eight of hearts hit the felt on the river, and the chip stacks flipped once again in Parssinen's favor. 

It was smooth sailing from there as the Finnish pro would go on to cruise, eventually sealing the deal when his pocket tens held against Kempton's straight and flush draws. Kempton scored eleven eliminations throughout the tournament, collecting $27,500 in bounties in addition to the $84,975 second-place prize. 

Event #2: $7,600 Pot-Limit Omaha Bounty Final Table Payouts

Place Name Country PGT Points Prize Bounties
1st Eelis Parssinen Finland 175 $131,325 $32,500 
2nd Isaac Kempton United States 113 $84,975  $27,500
3rd Ronald Keijzer Netherlands 79 $59,225 $12,500 
4th Lautaro Guerra Spain 62 $46,350 $10,000 
5th Bradley Ruben United States 45 $33,475 $15,000 
6th Josh Arieh United States 34 $25,750  $17,500

Allan Le Remains Player of the Series Front Runner

Event #2 in the third rendition of the PGT PLO Series saw 103 hopefuls make their way through the doors of the PokerGO Studio, creating a prize pool of $772,500, with the top 15 players finishing in the money, meaning a total of 175 PGT points were available up top for the winner. 

Event #1 Champion Allan Le picked up his second cash in as many events and just missed out on his second final table as he fell in 10th place, picking up an additional 21 points PGT Points. Thanks to those 21 points, Le remains at the top of the Player of the Series standings as he is eight points ahead of Event #2 winner Parssinen. 

Bryce Yockey followed up his runner-up finish in Event #2 with another deep run as he fell in eighth place and picked up an additional 27 PGT points but trails Parssinen by 49 points for second place. 

Rounding out the top ten are all final tableists from the first two events, as Kyle Merron, Andrei Mitsiuk, and Joao Simao each picked up their second cash of the series, but none of the trio could crack the top ten, with Merron the closest in 11th place with 37 points. 

Eight events remain in the race for the Player of the Series, and the PGT Live Reporting team has got you covered with all the action available right here on PGT.com, starting with day one in Event #3: $5,100 Pot Limit Omaha.

PGT PLO Series 2024 Presented by PLO Mastermind Leaderboard

Rank Player Points Wins Cashes Winnings
1 Allan Le 183 1 2 $177,150
2 Eelis Parssinen 175 1 1 $131,325
3 Bryce Yockey 126 0 2 $119,600
4 Isaac Kempton 113 0 1 $84,975
5 Ronald Keijzer 79 0 1 $59,225
6 Joao Pedro de Almeida 73 0 1 $72,600
7 Lautaro Guerra 62 0 1 $46,350
8 Fernando Habegger 53 0 1 $52,800
9 Bradley Ruben 45 0 1 $33,475
10 Frederick Hoban 40 0 1 $39,600

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