Lautaro Guerra Cabrerizo is the first-ever PGT PLO Series champion. Cabrerizo dominated the series with three victories for $967,150 in prize money, topping the series leaderboard to win the $25,000 championship bonus.
One of the events that Cabrerizo won was a bounty tournament that saw him secure 15 bounties for an additional $75,000 in prize money. That means Cabrerizo hauled in a total of $1,067,150 for his efforts at the PokerGO Studio in Las Vegas for the first-ever PGT PLO Series.
|Event #5: $10,000 PLO||1st||$220,400||235|
|Event #7: $15,000 PLO Bounty||1st||$228,000||228|
|Event #8: $25,000 PLO Championship||1st||$518,750||311|
Cabrerizo won Event #5: $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha for $220,400. He then won Event #7: $15,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Bounty for $228,000 plus $75,000 in bounties. Those two victories gave Cabrerizo 463 PGT points for the series leaderboard and made him the heavy frontrunner entering the final event, Event #8: $25,000 PLO Championship.
In that final event, Cabrerizo pulled off the three-peat, finishing in the winner’s circle for the third time during the series. Cabrerizo topped an 83-entry field in this one to take home $518,750 - it was a new career-best live-tournament score for Cabrerizo, according to TheHendonMob.com, and a result that epitomized the success he enjoyed over the last week.
|1st||Lautaro Guerra Cabrerizo||$967,150||774|
Cabrerizo said that he got into poker 12 years ago. He’s progressed through the ranks and is now mainly a cash game player focusing on high-stakes online games. Like many poker players, Cabrerizo didn’t start with pot-limit Omaha, he started with hold’em, but once he made the switch he was hooked.
“Once you get to PLO, you never go back to two cards,” Cabrerizo said with a smile. “I really enjoy the entirety of the game.”
Similar to what was witnessed during the recent PGT MIxed Games series, the PGT PLO Series brought out several new players to the PokerGO Studio, and Cabrerizo was one of them. With three wins and the series title, he’s glad he came and proved he belonged.
“I thought maybe I could win one trophy, or at least two among my friends, but didn’t expect to take home four,” Cabrerizo said, referencing the three event trophies he won plus the overall series trophy. “It was a really good series. For PLO players, this was our dream. They were really good tournaments, all of them. (The PokerGO Studio) was fantastic, and the staff was great. I would like everyone who plays PLO to come next time.”
In addition to winning three events, taking home the series title, and pocketing more than $1,000,000 in prize money, Cabrerizo moved to the top of the 2023 PGT leaderboard with 774 points. He surpassed 2023 PokerGO Cup champion Cary Katz and will now be chasing more points in an effort to qualify for the season-ending PGT Championship.
One series that could very well see Cabrerizo add to his points total is the World Series of Poker, and we’ll be seeing plenty of Cabrerizo back in Las Vegas for the WSOP. He said he’ll be playing a lot and already has everything booked. With so much pot-limit Omaha on the WSOP schedule, don’t be surprised to see Cabrerizo pick up his first gold bracelet this summer.
|1st||Lautaro Guerra Cabrerizo||3||3||$967,150||774|
Next up for the PGT is the 2023 U.S. Poker Open starting Thursday, March 23, at the PokerGO Studio in Las Vegas. U.S. Poker Open satellites begin on Monday, March 20. Check out the full PGT schedule for more event information.
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