Lautaro Guerra Cabrerizo Wins Latest PokerGO Tour PLO Series $10,000 Buy-In Event
The opening PokerGO Tour Pot Limit Omaha Series is now officially more than halfway through, with five of the nine tournaments on the schedule on the books. The latest PGT PLO The closing event was the second of two $10,000 buy-ins on the agenda. A total of 112 entries were received for the event, creating a prize pool of $1,120,000. After two days of four-card action, Spaniard Lautaro Guerra Cabrerizo took down the title and the top prize of $220,400.
This was Guerra Cabrerizo’s second-highest tournament score of all time, behind the $234,328 he earned winning a €2,350 buy-in PLO Event at King’s Resort in Rozvadov in 2019.
This tournament was played over the course of two days at the PokerGO Indoor Studio ARIA Resort & Casino in Las Vegas. Day 2 action began with seven players remaining and Finland’s bracelet winner Joni Jouhkimainen in the lead.
Guerra Cabrerizo was essentially level with Jesse Chinni to start the smallest stack at the table, but he managed an early double-up to work his way out of harm’s way. Chinni ended up being the first to fall (7th place – $56,000), with his elimination just before Guerra Cabrerizo hit a huge triple-up with pocket aces to take the chip top.
The quadruple bracelet Josh Arieh’s two-tone AKQ-10 was surpassed by the monochromatic AKJ-2 in 2019 World Series of Poker Main Event sixth-place finisher Zhen Cai, who flopped a jack to take the lead and held from there to keep Arieh busy.
Arieh fought her way back into contention, tripled and then quadrupled. He then doubled up, giving him enough room to surpass Bogdan Capitan (6th place – $67,200), whose AKJ-8 of clubs met Guerra Cabrerizo’s AA-10-5 of spades. Arieh was soon all in with KJ-7-2 rainbow and K-7-7-2 spades for Guerra Cabrerizo. The pocket sevens sent Arieh to the rail in fifth place ($89,600).
Two-time bracelet winner Cliff Josephy soon followed in fourth place ($100,800. He bet most of his stack preflop and then went all in on the flop with overcards against the pair and a flush draw from Guerra Cabrerizo. Josephy got in two Pairs back, but Guerra Cabrerizo improved to a jack high straight to win the pot.
Cai’s run in that event ended when his K-10-8-8 rainbow couldn’t beat the 9-9-6-6 with hearts from Jouhkimainen. Both players hit a set, but Jouhkimainen’s nines were the best and Cai busted in third place ($123,200).
Heads-up play began with Guerra Cabrerizo holding a more than 2-1 chip lead over Jouhkimainen. The pair switched roles thanks to a double up for the Finn, but set-over-set saw the Spaniard regain the lead. As the stacks evened out a bit, the last two struck a deal that saw Guerra Cabrerizo secure $200,400 while Jouhkimainen secured $194,000 and left $20,000 and the title to play with.
Shortly after the deal was reached, the pair went all-in on a flop of J104. Guerra Cabrerizo held AK109 for middle pair, overcards, and a gutshot while Jouhkimainen had Q1097 for the same pair with a lower kicker and an open-ended straight draw. the 6 turn and j Jouhkimainen didn’t help and he was eliminated in second place ($194,000). This was his second cash of the series, with more than $204,000 in earnings between the two standings. He now sits sixth in the Player of the Series race while Guerra Cabrerizo climbed up to third place thanks to his win for 235 PGT Points. Guerra Cabrerizo also moved up to 30th for the season PGT Points race thanks to this title run.
Here’s a look at the payouts and leaderboard points awarded on the final day:
|Location||player||merits||POY Points||PGT Points|
|1||Lautaro Guerra Cabrerizo||$220,400||600||235|
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