Samuli Sipila entered the final table of Event #7: $15,100 Pot-Limit Omaha Progressive Bounty presented by PLO Mastermind with 47% of the chips in play and quickly dispatched the rest of the field in under two hours to take home the $159,840 first-place prize plus a whopping $239,000 in bounties. 

Short-stack Jim Collopy started the day with a double through Sean Winter ten minutes into play, but from there, it was all Sipila who put on a clinic as he collected bounty after bounty. 

Sipila would finish off Winter one hand later to collect his first bounty of the final table one hand after the double when he rivered aces-up to best Winter's pocket kings as he collected $9,000 in bounties to go along with his $46,620 fifth-place prize. 

German Pro Christopher Frank was the next to fall, as he, too, was left short after losing a big pot to Collopy with pocket jacks to Collopy's flopped broadway straight. However, Sipila once again picked up the elimination, and the bounty when his flopped top pair sent Frank's pocket sixes to the rail in fourth place for $63,270 plus $46,000 in bounties. 

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One hand after Frank hit the rail, PokerGO announcer and PGT regular Nick Schulman followed suit as his flopped top pair of jacks could not run down Sipila's pocket aces as he headed to the rail in fourth place for $89,910 plus $10,000 in bounties. 

With the trio of elimination, Sipila took a bounty north of $100,000 into heads-up play, while Collopy held a minuscule $9,000 bounty and faced a nearly two-to-one chip disadvantage to start the match. 

Not satisfied with just the ladders into second place, Collopy went to work and briefly took the chip lead from Sipila when his rivered full house got paid off by Sipila's rivered nut flush. Still, as quickly as the chip lead materialized for Collopy, it vanished just as fast. 

One hand after losing the chip lead, Sipila found himself facing an all-in from Collopy on the river for his tournament life on a board of after Sipila led for 650,000 into a pot of 1,950,000. Sipila took off his sunglasses and sighed while tossing in a calling chip with for a rivered straight, and when Collopy could only show for a pair of tens, Sipila was right back in front. 

Collopy was left with just under two million chips after the hand and after picking off Sipila's river bluff to cross the three million chip mark. He seemed to have found his footing only to run square into quads for half his stack moments later. 

The tournament ended one hand later when Collopy's flopped pair of eights and double gutter could not run down Sipila's turned pair of tens. Collopy collected just $3,000 in bounties throughout the tournament, but the $159,840 second-place prize more than made up for it.  

Event #7: $15,100 Pot-Limit Omaha Progressive Bounty Final Table Payouts 

Place Name Country PGT Points Prize Bounties
1st Samuli Sipila Finland 270 $159,840 $239,000
2nd Jim Collopy United States 177 $159,840 $3,000
3rd Nick Schulman United States 126 $89,910 $10,000
4th Christopher Frank Germany 89 $63,270 $46,000
5th Sean Winter United States 65 $46,620 $9,000
6th Daniel Negreanu Canada 47 $33,300 $31,000

Sipila Captures Second Title To Vault to Top of the Leaderboard

Event #7: $15,100 Pot-Limit Omaha Progressive bounty drew a total of 74 entrants to create a prize pool of $1,100,000, paying the top eleven finishers, and while the final table belonged to Sipila, Kid Poker was the story of day one. 

Daniel Negreanu just missed out on reaching his second stream of the 2024 PGT PLO series, but day one was all Negreanu from the start, as he would go on to amass a nearly three million chip stack before registration closed to collect $31,000 in bounties almost matching his eventual sixth place prize of $33,330. 

Sipila ended up the beneficiary of the early success as he would be the one to send Kid Poker out the door to collect his enormous bounty, and he never looked back en route to his second title of the series. After winning Event #4, Sipila now has three overall cashes for the series, giving him 544 points, nearly double that of second-place Dylan Weisman, who has 277 points. 

Runner-up Collopy picked up his second cash of the series to vault into the top ten. He now has 187 points, four ahead of eleventh-place Allan Le. Fourth-place finisher Frank picked up his fourth overall cash of the series, moving into sixth place on the leaderboard with 200 points, 16 points behind Eelis Parssinen for fifth.

Negreanu also picked up his second cash of the series, moving from tenth to eighth place on the leaderboard. However, with three events to play, he trails Sipila by a staggering 349 points. 

Event #8: $15,100 Pot-Limit Omaha is already underway, and you can catch all the day-one action here: https://www.pgt.com/live-reporting/pgt-plo-series-2024/event-8-15100-potlimit-omaha before tuning into the streamed final table on March 28th at 1 p.m. PT. Donnie Peters and Remko Rinkema will be on the call on both the PokerGO App and the PokerGO YouTube channel as the race is on to catch Sipila at the top. 

PGT PLO Series Presented by PLO Mastermind Top Ten Leaderboard 

Rank Player Points Wins Cashes Winnings
1 Samuli Sipila 544 2 3 $434,140
2 Dylan Weisman 277 1 3 $274,105
3 Ronald Keijzer 246 1 3 $166,200
4 Lautaro Guerra 226 0 3 $209,850
5 Eelis Parssinen 216 1 3 $167,250
6 Christopher Frank 200 0 4 $174,520
7 Stefan Christopher 199 0 2 $198,250
8 Daniel Negreanu 195 1 2 $180,800
9 Isaac Kempton 190 0 2 $161,475
10 Jim Collopy 187 0 2 $169,740

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