The PGT PLO Series continued with Event #8: $25,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Championship and players flocked to the felt for the marquee event of the inaugural four-card festival at the PokerGO Studio at ARIA Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, NV.

Josh Arieh holds the overnight chip lead by bagging 2,065,000 chips, good for over 100 big blinds when play resumes. Krasimir Yankov (1,910,000), Ren Lin (1,725,000), Jim Collopy (1,665,000), and Michael Kamran (1,450,000) round out the top five stacks returning for the final day.

The 83-entrant field created a total prize pool of $2,075,000 which will pay out the top 12 places. A min-cash will be worth $41,500, while the eventual winner will receive $518,750.

Four players returning to the felt also remain in contention for the title of PGT PLO Series champion which comes with the PGT Trophy and a $25,000 championship bonus. Spaniard Lautaro Guerra Cabrerizo, who won both Events #5 and #7, has a solid lead on that leaderboard thanks to his pair of victories, and he can only be overtaken by Nacho Barbero, Jim Collopy, or Josh Arieh.

Cabrerizo bagged ninth in chips returning for the final day and could lock up the series title himself with a fourth-place finish or better. Otherwise, Barbero could take the series title with a win, or possibly with a runner-up finish, provided Cabrerizo doesn't cash and the other players in contention don't win. Collopy and Arieh need to win this event for a shot at the series title and would need Cabrerizo to finish with fewer points.

The final 16 players return at 12 p.m. PT tomorrow where they will play down to a winner. Only 12 will make it into the money and all will be eyeing the first-place prize of $518,750 and the 311 PGT points which will be used to determine the PGT PLO Series champion who will receive the PGT Trophy and a $25,000 championship bonus. PGT points will also be used for the year-long leaderboard which will qualify players for the end-of-year PGT Championship $1,000,000 freeroll. 

PGT PLO Series Event #8: $25,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Final Three Tables

Table 1

Seat Player Country Chip Count
1 George Wolff United States 675,000
2 Joao Simao Brazil 560,000
3 Nacho Barbero Argentina 900,000
4 Jeremy Ausmus United States 615,000
6 Chris Lee United States 840,000

Table 2

Seat Player Country Chip Count
2 Adam Hendrix United States 320,000
3 Michael Kamran United States 1,450,000
4 Jim Collopy United States 1,665,000
5 Lautaro Guerra Cabrerizo Spain 955,000
6 Jordan Spurlin United States 605,000
7 Johann Ibanez Diaz Colombia 520,000

Table 3

Seat Player Country Chip Count
1 Yuval Bronshtein United States 465,000
2 Ren Lin United States 1,725,000
4 Krasimir Yankov Bulgaria 1,910,000
5 Josh Arieh United States 2,065,000
7 Maxx Coleman United States 1,355,000

When play resumes, Level 12 will begin with 10,000/20,000 blinds and a 20,000 big blind ante.

Play will resume at 12 p.m. PT on Sunday, March 19 in the PokerGO Studio where players will play down to a winner. The PGT Live Reporting Team will provide exclusive live updates throughout the event until a winner is crowned.

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