Lautaro Guerra topped an 83-entry field to win Event #8: $25,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Championship, the premier event of the inaugural PGT PLO Series at the PokerGO Studio at ARIA Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, NV

This marks the third victory in four days for the Spanish player as he also won Event #5 and Event #7. This score was the largest of Guerra's career according to TheHendonMob.com, and he now has nearly $1.5 million in live tournament earnings.

The 83-entry field generated a prize pool of $2,075,000. The field size was record-setting as it became the largest owned-and-operated $25,000 buy-in PGT event. There were 16 players who returned for the final day but only 12 would make it into the money. Adam Hendrix, Yuval Bronshtein, Michael Kamram, and Jordan Spurlin fell short of the money. Spurlin was eliminated on the money bubble when he had gotten the rest of his chips in on the river with the second nuts, but it was no good against Ren Lin's nuts.

George Wolff (12th - $41,500), Joao Simao (11th - $62,250), and Jeremy Ausmus (10th - $62,250) all fell shortly after. Maxx Coleman (9th - $83,000) and Johann Ibanez Diaz (8th - $83,000) were the next to go before the remaining players converged on the final table.

Josh Arieh (7th - $103,750) was second in chips coming into the final table, but that quickly changed as Guerra won a big pot off him to move into the chip lead and Arieh was soon eliminated. Nacho Barbero (6th - $124,500) was in contention for the series title coming into the final day, but with his elimination, Guerra locked up the series title and he wasn't done just yet.

It took nearly four hours until the next elimination before Jim Collopy (5th - $166,000) was the next to go, and Chris Lee (4th - $207,500) was the next casualty when he fell to Guerra's turned flush. Guerra had a slight lead at the beginning of three-handed play and it wasn't long until Bulgaria's Krasimir Yankov (3rd - $269,750) was gone in third when he lost his remaining short stack as Ren Lin made a better pair on the river.

Lin had a bit more than double Guerra's stack when heads-up play began. Chips were exchanged between the two players before Guerra secured a double when his two pair held against Lin's straight draw. Guerra scored another double shortly after to move into the lead and continued to accumulate chips. Eventually, Lin bet pot on the river with the third nuts, and Guerra raised all in. Lin suspected Guerra had rivered the nuts before he reluctantly called, and Guerra indeed tabled the nuts to claim the pot for the win.

PGT PLO Series Event #8 Results

Place Player Country Points Prize
1st Lautaro Guerra Spain 311 $518,750
2nd Ren Lin United States 212 $352,750
3rd Krasimir Yankov Bulgaria 162 $269,750
4th Chris Lee United States 125 $207,500
5th Jim Collopy United States 100 $166,000
6th Nacho Barbero Argentina 75 $124,500
7th Josh Arieh United States 62 $103,750
8th Johann Ibanez Diaz Colombia 50 $83,000
9th Maxx Coleman United States 50 $83,000
10th Jeremy Ausmus United States 37 $62,250
11th Joao Simao Brazil 37 $62,250
12th George Wolff United States 25 $41,500

Guerra's 774 PGT points from the PGT PLO Series were nearly double that of the next contender, and as a result, Guerra claimed the series title which comes with a PGT series trophy and a $25,000 championship bonus. Guerra's three cashes of the series were all wins, and he claimed a total of $1,067,150 during that span when combining his payouts, bounties, and championship bonus.

PGT PLO Series Leaderboard Top 10

Rank Player Winnings PGT Points
1st Lautaro Guerra $967,150 774
2nd Jim Collopy $409,800 343
3rd Nacho Barbero $380,900 331
4th Sean Troha $269,600 266
5th Josh Arieh $305,750 264
6th Ren Lin $382,750 242
7th Isaac Kempton $214,290 209
8th Eelis Parssinen $207,600 208
9th Jonas Kronwitter $203,200 203
10th Maxx Coleman $229,000 196

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