Jim Collopy emerged victorius in PGT PLO Series Event #6: $10,000 Mixed PLO / PLO 8 / Big O, coming out ahead of Dylan Weisman, George Wolff, and start of the day chip leader Tyler Brown at the final table. Collopy outlasted the 86-entry field to take home the first-place prize of $206,400. 

Collopy began the day third in chips, but quickly picked up the chip lead on Day 2 and would ride that out until his eventual victory. The day kicked off with the elimination of George Wolff in sixth place. Wolff was chopped up in a hand of PLO8 by both Collopy and Matt Vengrin. Collopy won a few pots shortly after that to take the chip lead that he would never relinquish. Vengrin would be the next to fall, dropping to Tyler Brown in a hand of Big O when Brown rivered trips against a short-stacked Vengrin. 

Collopy continued his reign of terror when he eliminated Maxx Coleman in fourth place. Collopy called Coleman's all-in on a queen high flop to put him at risk in a hand of PLO. Both players were holding ace-high though and Coleman bricked his straight and flush draws to hit the rail.

Dylan Weisman had quite possibly the most exciting elimination of the day when he fell in third place. Weisman and Collopy got the money in before the flop with Weisman holding double-suited aces and Collopy holding kings in a pot of PLO8. The flop brough Collopy a set of kings, but the turn brough Weisman a set of aces. The river was the case king though, giving Collopy the one outer he needed to scoop the pot and that would be the end of Weisman. 

Brown and Collopy then agreed to only play PLO for the remainder of the tournament and it wouldn't be long before Collopy was hoisting the trophy. In the final hand, Collopy and Brown were all in on an ace-high flop, but Collopy held the better kicker and his would stay best through the turn and river to earn him the win. 

PGT PLO Series Event #6 Results

Place Player Country Points Prize
1st Jim Collopy United States 206 $206,400
2nd Tyler Brown United States 146 $146,200
3rd Dylan Weisman United States 103 $103,200
4th Maxx Coleman United States 86 $86,000
5th Matt Vengrin United States 69 $68,800
6th George Wolff United States 52 $51,600
7th Dylan Linde United States 43 $43,000
8th Eli Elezra United States 34 $34,400
9th Josh Arieh United States 34 $34,400
10th Alex Foxen United States 26 $25,800
11th Sean Troha United States 26 $25,800
12th Jordan Spurlin United States 17 $17,200
13th Jason Mercier United States 17 $17,200

The cash is Collopy's third of the series, with his first two coming in Event #1 and Event #5. The win adds to Collopy's already impressive resume and pushes him past $4,500,000 in lifetime live tournament earnings according to The Hendon Mob. The 206 PGT Points Collopy collected for his win put him in 3rd place on the series leaderboard and push him into the top 40 on the overall PGT Leaderboard which will determine who will qualify for the end-of-year PGT Championship $1,000,000 freeroll.  

Sean Troha retook lead on the PGT PLO Series leadboard with the 26 points he earned for 11th place in the event, while Tyler Brown moved into 7th place with his runner up finish.

PGT PLO Series Leaderboard Top 10

Rank Player Country Winnings Points
1st Sean Troha United States $265,800 266
2nd Nacho Barbero Argentina $256,400


3rd Jim Collopy United States $243,800 243
4th Lautaro Guerra Cabrerizo Spain $220,400 235
5th Eelis Parssinen Finland $207,600 208
6th Josh Arieh United States $202,000 202
7th Tyler Brown United States $194,600 194
8th Joni Jouhkimainen Finland $204,740 190
9th Jonas Kronwitter Austria $169,000 169
10th Daniyal Iqbal United States $160,000 160

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