The inaugural PokerGO Tour Pot-Limit Omaha Series features a variety of price points and formats across its nine events. Only one of the tournaments offered included a mix of PLO extension variants all distributed in the same event: the mixed $10,000 buy-in PLO extension event. The tournament used a rotation of standard pot-limit Omaha, pot-limit Omaha eight-or-better (PLO8), and Big O (five-card PLO8). With 86 entrants, there was a total prize pool of $860,000 up for grabs. The largest share went to future champion Jim Collopy, who earned $206,400 for the win.
The twice World Series of Poker The bracelet winner now has nearly $4.8 million in recorded tournament earnings to his name. This was his third hit of the series, with $243,800 in earnings on those scores. He was also awarded 206 PGT extension points for the win, enough to move him into the top five in the points race series player standings and
within the top 30 on the throughout the season PGT extension classification.
The second and final day of this event started with only six contenders left inside the Poker GO Studio TO AIR Las Vegas Resort & Casino. Tyler Johnson held the chip lead, with Collopy essentially tied with bracelet winner Dylan Weisman for second place.
George Wolff was the first to fall. He was involved in a three-handed all-in that saw Matt Vengrin take the low side with the wheel while Collopy made a six high straight for the high side. Wolff earned $51,600 as the sixth-place finisher. Vengrin was still short despite him winning the small portion of the main pot. He soon moved all in with double-suited aces in the Big O facing a double-suited 9-8-6-5-2 rundown to Brown, who improved with rivered set sixes to take down the pot. Vengrin took home $68,800 for his fifth-place finish.
Two-time bracelet winner Maxx Coleman’s run in this event ended when his flush draw and low wrap collided with the high side of Collopy’s Broadway wrap. No draws came for either player and Collopy won with ace-high, eliminating Coleman in fourth place ($86,000).
A wild hand spelled the end of Weisman’s attempt to win this title. He moved all-in with pocket aces to Collopy’s pocket kings in PLO8. The flop gave Collopy top set for the lead, but an ace on the turn saw Weisman build his lead. The case of the king on the river dramatically turned the tables once again, giving Collopy four-of-a-kind and the pot. With no downside, Weisman was busted in third place ($103,200).
Heads-up play began with Collopy holding a chip lead of more than 3:2 over Brown. He pulled away early, only to have Brown double up to get back to roughly where the game started. The final hand came in a round of PLO extension. All chips came in on an A flop92 with Collopy holding AkQ5 against the555 by Brown. The 8 turn and 7 river kept Collopy ahead to take down the pot and the title. Brown secured a career-high payday of $146,200 as the runner-up.
Here’s a look at the prizes and ranking points awarded at the final table:
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