Lautaro Guerra Cabrerizo Goes Back-to-Back to Win PGT PLO Championship

Lautaro Guerra Cabrerizo

The inaugural PokerGO Tour (PGT) Pot-Limit Omaha Series in Las Vegas wrapped up over the weekend with Ronald Keijzer of the Netherlands taking down Event #9: $2,200 5-Card Pot-Limit Omaha for $43,700. But the second half of the PLO Series has been all Lautaro Guerra Cabrerizo.

After his victory in Event #5: $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha for $220,400, the Spaniard went on to win Event #7: $15,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Bounty and the $25,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Championship for respective scores of $228,000 and $518,750 and a total of $967,150 in earnings.

Factoring in bounties and the championship bonus on top of his three cashes, all wins, Cabrerizo walked away from the PokerGO Studio with $1,067,150 and the at the top of the PGT Leaderboard.

Read about the early winners at the PGT PLO series!

Cabrerizo Crushes PLO Series

Cabrerizo, who almost exclusively plays PLO tournaments, according to his Hendon Mob, had no recorded cashes inside the PokerGO Studio before the PLO Series kicked off. That changed when he bested the field of 112 runners in Event #5 and ultimately defeated Finland's Joni Jouhkimainen during heads-up play.

Cabrerizo was just getting started. The later Event #7 drew plenty of accomplished Omaha crushers — Yuval Bronshtein (8th - $45,600, Robert Cowen (7th - $57,000) and Isaac Haxton (6th - $68,400), to name a few — but it was once again Cabrerizo who came out on top.

Alex Foxen, no stranger to success in the PokerGO Studio, bowed out in third for $171,000. Isaac Kempton went out in second for $171,000 when he called off with trips against the straight of Cabrerizo, according to PokerGO live updates. Earlier in the series, Kempton finished fourth in Event #2: $5,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Bounty for $37,590.

Lautaro Guerra Cabrerizo
Lautaro Guerra Cabrerizo after winning Event #7: $15,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Bounty

Event #7: $15,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Bounty

 1Lautaro Guerra CabrerizoSpain$228,000
 2Isaac KemptonUnited States$171,000
 3Alex FoxenUnited States$125,400
 4Jesse ChinniUnited States$102,600
 5Johann Ibanez DiazColombia$85,500
 6Isaac HaxtonUnited States$68,400
 7Robert CowenUnited Kingdom$57,000
 8Yuval BronshteinUnited States$45,600
 9Michael WangUnited States$45,600

Cabrerizo had to be in good spirits heading into the $25,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Championship, which drew 114 runners for a prize pool of $1.7 million. Among those who cashed in the PLO Championship were George Wolff (12th - $41,500), Jeremy Ausmus (10th - $62,250) and Josh Arieh (7th - $103,750).

Nacho Barbero and Jim Collopy were both looking for their second titles of the series after Barbero won Event #3: $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha and Collopy won Event #6: $10,000 Mixed PLO / PLO8 / Big O, but Barbero fell in sixth place for $124,500 and Collopy was next out for $166,000.

After the eliminations of Chris Lee (4th - $207,500) and Krasimir Yankov (3rd - $269,750), it was a heads-up battle between Ren Lin and Cabrerizo that saw the Spaniard coming out on top for a career-best $518,750.

Ren Lin
Lautaro Guerra Cabrerizo and Ren Lin

Event #8: $25,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Championship

 1Lautaro Guerra CabrerizoSpain$518,750
 2Ren LinUnited States$352,750
 3Krasimir YankovBulgaria$269,750
 4Chris LeeUnited States$207,500
 5Jim CollopyUnited States$166,000
 6Nacho BarberoArgentina$124,500
 7Josh AriehUnited States$103,750
 8Johann Ibanez DiazColombia$83,000
 9Maxx ColemanUnited States$83,000

The PGT PLO Series closed out with Event #9: $2,200 5-Card Pot-Limit Omaha, which saw Keijzer defeating American Tommy Le to take home $43,700.

The victory gave the Dutchman his third cash of the series after a 16th-place finish in Event #2: $5,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Bounty for $10,740 and a 14-place finish in Event #7 for $22,800.

Ronald Keijzer
Ronald Keijzer

Cabrerizo currently sits atop the PGT Leaderboard with 774 points, in front of Cary Katz (693 points), Foxen (544 points) and Michael Wang (490 points).

Next up on the PGT schedule is the US Poker Open, which will run from March 20-April 3 and will feature No-Limit Hold'em and PLO events with buy-ins ranging from $10,000 to $50,000.

A full list of winners at the PGT PLO Series is available in the table below.

2023 PGT PLO Series Winners

 March 12Event #1: $5,000 Pot-Limit Omaha200$1,000,000Daniyal IqbalUnited States$160,000
 March 13Event #2: $5,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Bounty179$895,000Allen ShenCanada$91,290
 March 14Event #3: $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha130$1,300,000Nacho BarberoArgentina$234,000
 March 15Event #4: $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Lo80$800,000Sean TrohaUnited States$200,000
 March 16Event #5: $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha112$1,120,000Lautaro Guerra CabrerizoSpain$220,400
 March 17Event #6: $10,000 Mixed PLO / PLO8 / Big O86$860,000Jim CollopyUnited States$206,400
 March 17Event #7: $15,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Bounty114$1,710,000Lautaro Guerra CabrerizoSpain$228,000
 March 18Event #8: $25,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Championship83$2,075,000Lautaro Guerra CabrerizoSpain$518,750
 March 19Event #9: $2,200 5-Card Pot-Limit Omaha95$190,000Ronald KeijzerNetherlands$43,700

Photos courtesy of PokerGO

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