The ARIA High Roller Series is in full swing at the PokerGO Studio at ARIA Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. The first two of 13 events concluded this week, while the full schedule will run through July 8, 2024.

The opening two 2024 ARIA High Roller Series events were $5,100 buy-in Pot-Limit Omaha tournaments. The first event held on Wednesday attracted 80 entrants and created a prize pool of $400,000. Finishing in the money were PGT regulars Joseph Sanders and Philip Shing, who were eliminated before the final table. PGT PLO Series regulars Stanislav Halatenko, Jonas Kronwitter, Roussos Koliakoudakis, Fernando Habegger, and Tyler Brown were all eliminated before heads-up play. Vasil Medarov and Yuriy Boyko opted for an even-money chop, each taking home $92,000 in prize money and 92 PGT points.

2024 ARIA High Roller Series Event #1: $5,100 Pot-Limit Omaha Results

Place Player Country Prize PGT Points
1st Vasil Medarov Bulgaria $92,000 92
2nd Yuriy Boyko Ireland $92,000 92
3rd Tyler Brown United States $52,000 52
4th Fernando Habegger Austria $38,000 38
5th Roussos Koliakoudakis United States $28,000 28
6th Jonas Kronwitter United States $20,000 20
7th Stanislav Halatenko Ukraine $16,000 16
8th Noah Boeken Netherlands $16,000 16
9th Zachary Grech United States $12,000 12
10th Konstantinos Bomloutsos Greece $12,000 12
11th Philip Shing United States $12,000 12
12th Joseph Sanders United States $10,000 10

The second event, held on Thursday, attracted 51 entrants and created a prize pool of $255,000. Finishing in the money were Motoyoshi Okamura, Artem Maksimov, Lawrence Chang, David Wang, Shao Yang, and Patrik Jaros. Isaac Kempton and Tyler Brown reached heads-up play, with both players agreeing to an ICM chop, with Brown awarded the victory for $70,950 in prize money and 71 PGT points.

2024 ARIA High Roller Series Event #2: $5,100 Pot-Limit Omaha Results

Place Player Country Prize PGT Points
1st Tyler Brown United States $70,950 71
2nd Isaac Kempton United States $66,750 67
3rd Patrik Jaros Czech Republic $35,700 36
4th Shao Yang United States $25,500 26
5th David Wang Australia $20,400 20
6th Lawrence Chang United States $15,300 15
7th Artem Maksimov Russia $10,200 10
8th Motoyoshi Okamura Japan $10,200 10

Tyler Brown's two cashes vaulted him to 20th on the PGT leaderboard with 640 PGT points from seven total cashes. Isaac Kempton's runner-up finish thrusts him into 50th on the PGT leaderboard with 365 PGT points.

PGT Leaderboard Top 10

Rank Player PGT Points Wins Cashes Winnings
1st David Coleman 1,336 4 12 $1,052,369
2nd Dylan Weisman 1,301 3 12 $1,331,099
3rd Aram Zobian 1,131 2 11 $1,000,090
4th Chance Kornuth 1,041 0 4 $2,385,298
5th Nick Schulman 1,035 1 9 $1,912,611
6th Jeremy Ausmus 1,021 0 12 $2,448,834
7th Viktor Blom 1,000 0 3 $2,291,709
8th Jesse Lonis 953 1 11 $1,149,706
9th Daniel Negreanu 923 1 12 $803,791
10th Sergio Aido 888 1 3 $2,260,752

These are the leaderboard standings as of Friday, June 21, 2024. The complete and current PGT leaderboard is at pgt.com/leaderboard.

The next set of ARIA High Roller Series events run on June 24, 25, 27, and 28, with four $10,100 buy-in Pot-Limit Omaha tournaments. Each event begins at 2 p.m. PT, with registration ending at approximately 6:30 p.m. PT. Players in the registration line by 2 p.m. PT will qualify for a fee discount on their first entry. Levels will be 30 minutes in duration with eight levels of registration and a break every four levels. Entering at the start of Level 9 will see players begin the 3,000/6,000 blind level with 125,000 in chips.

The PGT shot clock will be 20 seconds preflop and 30 seconds postflop. Time extensions will be distributed according to a player's entry point in the tournament; entering before the first break will yield players eight-time extensions while entering afterward will yield players with six-time extensions. Additional time extensions will be distributed to players in the money if the field exceeds 71 entrants (2-time extensions) or 85 entrants (3-time extensions). The final seven players will receive six (6) additional time extensions, and the final table redraw is also at seven players.

The ARIA High Roller Series is part of the 2024 PGT season with players earning PGT points based on the amount they cash for. The Top 40 eligible players, as ranked by the PGT leaderboard at the end of the season, will qualify for the season-ending PGT Championship $1,000,000 freeroll. Players who do not qualify for the PGT Championship will have additional opportunities throughout the year to win a Dream Pass into the PGT Championship Dream Seat Invitational, qualifying six players into the PGT Championship via a Dream Seat.

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