The 2023 PGT PLO Series II continued at the PokerGO Studio from ARIA Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, with Event #8: $10,100 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Lo.

Zhen Cai bagged the chip lead and holds 31% of the chips in play as only five players remain. Ryan Rapaski, Jesse Lonis, Nick Schulman, and Adam Hendrix round out the players who will return for the final day as play resumes at 12 p.m. PT on Sunday, October 29, with the delayed final table stream beginning at 2 p.m. PT on PokerGO.

The 55-entrant field created a total prize pool of $550,000, and the top eight finishers earned a piece. Alex Foxen was the unfortunate bubble boy when he ran into Schulman's aces and bricked his many outs. Ky Nguyen was then eliminated in eighth place when his chips went in on the turn against Cai, and he failed to improve.

When seven players remained, they converged on a single table, and Joao Simao was the next to go in seventh place when he fell to Lonis. Bryce Yockey was then eliminated in sixth place when he got quartered and lost the rest of his short stack to Cai. The five remaining players then exchanged chips around for a full level before they bagged to return for the streamed final table.

Simao picked up his fifth cash of the series and currently sits atop the PGT PLO Series II leaderboard in the race for the $25,000 championship bonus and PGT Gold Cup with only one more qualifying event remaining. Hendrix grabbed his third cash of the series and would overtake Simao with a win or runner-up finish in this event. Cai also secured his third cash, while Rapaski, Lonis, and Schulman notched their first.

Each player has locked up $44,000, but all eyes will be on the $176,000 first-place prize, 176 PGT points, and Event #8 trophy.

2023 PGT PLO Series II Event #8 Final Table

Seat Player Country Chip Count
1 Zhen Cai United States 2,135,000
2 Nick Schulman United States 1,160,000
3 Ryan Rapaski United States 1,325,000
4 Jesse Lonis United States 1,240,000
5 Adam Hendrix United States 1,020,000

When play resumes, there is 40:00 remaining in Level 17 with blinds at 30,000/60,000 with a 60,000 big blind ante. The button is on Adam Hendrix.

Play will resume at 12 p.m. PT and the final table will be streamed on delay starting at 2 p.m. PT on PokerGO.com.

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