Lautaro Guerra has emerged victorious for the second time in three days at the first-ever PGT PLO Series. Guerra was the last man standing in Event #7: $15,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Bounty to claim the trophy and $228,000 first-place prize, in addition to the 15 bounties he collected for another $75,000.

Guerra also takes the lead on the PGT PLO Series leaderboard by a good margin and is in pole position to win the PGT Trophy and $25,000 championship bonus with only one event remaining. The Spanish player won Event #5 only days ago for a $220,400 score and now has another title to his name with his victory in Event #7.

The 114-entrant field created a total prize pool of $1,710,000 which paid out the top 17 places, with $570,000 of the prize pool reserved for bounties. The bubble took a couple of hours to burst before Jared Bleznick was eliminated as the unfortunate "bubble boy". Alex Foxen was the short stack and down to five big blinds while on the bubble, but he was able to spin that all the way up to a podium finish where he fell in third place.

A key hand occurred down the stretch between Guerra and eventual runner-up Isaac Kempton when 11 players remained. A short-stacked Damjan Radanov got his chips in and Kempton decided to go "bounty hunting" when Guerra was also in the pot. Guerra woke up with aces and was willing to risk his big stack; a decision that led to him having an overwhelming chip lead.

From that moment, Guerra dominated as chip leader all the way to heads-up play, where Kempton faced a rematch to possibly complete a self-proclaimed "redemption arc". Kempton took the lead at one point during heads-up play, but Guerra fought back and retook the majority of the chips. Eventually, the rest of Kempton's stack went in on the river with trips against Guerra's rivered straight, and the Spaniard was once again victorious.

PGT PLO Series Event #7 Results

Place Player Country Points Prize
1st Lautaro Guerra Spain 228 $228,000
2nd Isaac Kempton United States 171 $171,000
3rd Alex Foxen United States 125 $125,400
4th Jesse Chinni United States 103 $102,600
5th Johann Ibanez Diaz Colombia 86 $85,500
6th Isaac Haxton United States 68 $68,400
7th Robert Cowen United Kingdom 57 $57,000
8th Yuval Bronshtein United States 46 $45,600
9th Michael Wang United States 46 $45,600
10th Jonas Kronwitter Austria 34 $34,200
11th Damjan Radanov Serbia 34 $34,200
12th Daniel Negreanu Canada 34 $34,200
13th Dylan Weisman United States 23 $22,800
14th Ronald Keijzer Netherlands 23 $22,800
15th Ben Lamb United States 23 $22,800
16th Bogdan Capitan Romania 23 $22,800
17th Sean Winter United States 17 $17,100

Both of Guerra's results at the PGT PLO Series have been event wins, and now he rockets to the top of the PGT PLO series leaderboard with 463 PGT points. Just one qualifying event remains in the series with the $25,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Championship, and everyone in the top ten will likely need a victory to overtake Guerra. The three players trailing Guerra - Sean Troha, Nacho Barbero, and Jim Collopy - all have victories this series while the remaining players - including international Omaha experts Eelis Parssinen, Jonas Kronwitter, and Joni Jouhkimainen - are still searching for their first title.

PGT PLO Series Leaderboard Top 10

Rank Player Country Winnings PGT Points
1st Lautaro Guerra Spain $448,400 463
2nd Sean Troha United States $265,800 266
3rd Nacho Barbero Argentina $256,400 256
4th Jim Collopy United States $243,800 243
5th Isaac Kempton United States $208,590 209
6th Eelis Parssinen Finland $207,600 208
7th Jonas Kronwitter Austria $207,600 203
8th Josh Arieh United States $203,200 202
9th Tyler Brown United States $202,000 194
10th Joni Jouhkimainen Finland $204,740 190

To follow the entire PGT PLO series, stay tuned to the PGT.com live reporting section.

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