Prior to today, Seth Davies had an earnings total of around $24.8M, none of which had come from a PLO tournament. A surprising fact for someone with such an illustrious career. Well, not only can he shake that monkey off his back, he can add a major PLO win to his long list of accolades after he defeated Samuli Sipila heads-up to take down Event #9: $25,200 Pot-Limit Omaha Championship for $522,000 and the PGT trophy. 

This brings Davies' total career earnings to over $25.4M, according to The Hendon Mob, putting him 20th overall on the U.S. all-time money list and 33rd in the world. 

The marquee event of the 2024 PGT PLO Series presented by PLO Mastermind would see the 72-entrant field return for Day 2 action with just 10 players in contention for the top prize. Ronald Keijzer, Dylan Weisman, and Ian Matakis were early casualties, which took us down to the streamed final table of seven remaining players, led by chp leader Bruno Furth. 

First to exit was Brazilian Pro Joao Simao, who was the first player eliminated from the seven-handed streamed final table. Simao entered with the shortest stack and would struggle to find his footing early on. His tournament eventually came to an end when short on chips, Simao ran his ace-king into the aces of Stefan Christopher. Christopher’s aces would go on to hold and eliminate Simao in seventh-place, adding $72,000 to his bankroll.  

This was Sean Winter’s second final table of the 2024 PGT PLO Series and he was the sixth-place finisher after having his aces cracked by Sipila. Winter came into the day as one of the shorter stacks but was able to chip up after doubling through Ian Matakis when Matakis’ queen-high flush fell to the ace-high flush of Winter. Winter took home a $90K score for the effort.  

Finishing in fifth place was Allan Le, who also had a bit of a roller coaster day. Le started the streamed final table as one of the short stacks but was able to double through Bruno Furth early on to move up to third in chips. He would slip back down later on after losing a big pot to Sipila, and it would be Sipila to eliminate him a few hands later after Le moved all-in with two pair and a flush draw against Sipila’s made full house. Le pocketed $126,000 for his second six-figure score of the series.  

This was Stefan Christopher’s inaugural PGT Series and it was quite the showing. Stefan had a second-place finish in Event #4, a sixth-place finish in Event #6, and he would finish fourth here to take home $171,000, his biggest career score. Christopher was eliminated by Furth when Furth made a better two-pair hand after all the chips went in the middle. 

This was Bruno Furth’s third final table of the series and second top-three finish. Furth came into the final table as the chip leader but would lose a bit of his stack to Allen Le when Le cracked his aces with two pair, but would never fall below third in chips. A turning point was when he lost a sizeable pot to Sipila three-handed when Sipila made a flush on the river after Furth called two big bets, this would even up the stacks between Furth and Davies. Furth’s tournament came to an end a short while later when in an unlucky spot, he got all the chips in the middle with a full house against Davies trips, but Davies was able to redraw to a higher full house on the river and eliminate Furth. Still, Furth would take home a payday of $243K, which could help soften the blow.  

Stacks were close to even when heads-up play started between Davies and Sipila, but they would battle relentlessly and exchange the chip lead multiple times throughout the match. Davies would take it early when he made queens full in a big pot, and would extend it to roughly two-to-one a few hands later when he was able to take down a four-bet pot without a showdown. Davies continued to chip away, but Sipila would battle back and reclaim the lead when he was able to win a three-bet pot, and then a big pot a few hands later, both without showdown.  

Sipila would get into trouble when he ran his double-suited pocket kings into the double-suited pocket aces of Davies, and Davies walked away with a full double-up and a six-to-one chip lead. Sipila would crack the door back open with a double-up a few hands later, but couldn't overcome the chip deficit and found himself all-in with a pair and a flush draw to Davies overpair, but Sipila could not improve and took his exit in second place.

PGT PLO Series Event #9: $25,200 Pot-Limit Omaha Championship Results

Place Name Country PGT Points Prize
1st Seth Davies United States 313 $522,000
2nd Samuli Sipila  Finland  205 $342,000
3rd Bruno Furth  United States 146 $243,000
4th Stefan Christopher United States 103 $171,000
5th Allan Le United States 76 $126,000
6th Sean Winter  United States 54 $90,000
7th Joao Simao Brazil  43 $72,000

Sipila finished with 749 PGT points to be crowned the PGT PLO Series champion. In the process, he rose to third place on the PGT leaderboard ahead of Daniel Negreanu (4th), Kristen Foxen (5th), and Seth Davies (6th). He now trails only Dylan Weisman (1,047 PGT points) and David Coleman (937 PGT points). With many Pot-Limit Omaha events at the upcoming 2024 World Series of Poker and the ARIA High Roller Series, Sipila will likely add to his points tally before the Fall installment of the PGT PLO Series returns provides him with an opportunity to secure a seat in the season-ending PGT Championship $1,000,000 freeroll.

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Samuli Sipila Tops PGT PLO Series Leaderbaord

Rank Player Country Winnings Points
1st Samuli Sipila Finland $776,140 749
2nd Eelis Parssinen Finland $515,850 565
3rd Seth Davies United States $522,000 313
4th Dylan Weisman United States $328,105 309
5th Stefan Christopher United States $369,250 302
6th Ronald Keijzer Netherlands $220,200 278
7th Allan Le United States $303,150 259
8th Bruno Furth United States $341,260 258
9th Lautaro Guerra Spain $209,850 226
10th Alex Foxen United States $224,100 224

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