The PGT PLO Series was won by Guerra, while Barbero was the overall leader.

The PGT PLO Series was won by Guerra, while Barbero was the overall winner.

Although the Argentine is leading the overall standings and the Spaniard has won his second largest prize ever in Event #5, both players cashed in on the event.

During the PokerGO Tour’s PGT PLO Series in Las Vegas, Spain’s first champion was Lautaro Guerra Cabrerizo, who came from behind to win Event #5 for US$10,000. The Spaniard beat off 112 other competitors to take home the $220,400 first place prize.

Guerra, Lautaro

Barbero now sits atop the PGT PLO leaderboard, putting him in prime position to win the tournament and an additional $25,000.

The last day of play began with the European just a few blinds ahead of Jesse Chinni for lowest chip total. He made it to the final table, unfortunately in second-to-last position, but he did it. In a few hands, he was able to treble his chips and take the lead with just six players left.

From there, Guerra played his cards until the last hand, when he was defeated by Finnish pro Joni Jouhkimainen. In that particular situation, the two parties involved agreed on a settlement that would award the winner an extra US$20,000. In the end, Cabrerizo was awarded the full prize and the trophy, while the runner-up had to be content with US$194,000.

According to TheHendonMob, this was the second largest cash award the Spaniard has ever won in a live event. This was his third victory in a live event, and all three had come in Pot-Limit Omaha. Guerra has won almost $700,000 in live events so far, the great bulk of which came through PLO competitions.

Third in the series standings, with 235 PGT points after this victory, behind leaders Nacho Barbero (256) and Sean Troha (240), Lautaro now finds himself in a tie for fourth. The Argentine finished in 13th place and took home $22,400. He had previously won a major title, fallen from prominence, and then climbed back to the top.

Pot-Limit Omaha PGT PLO Series Event #5

Buy in: $10,000 (USD)

112 entries

Pot: US$1,120,000

The ultimate table

1st Place: $220,400 (USD) for Lautaro Guerra Cabrerizo

Second-place Joni Jouhkimainen: $194,000.

Third Place: Zhen Cai, $123200

4th Place: Cliff Josephy, $100,800

Josh Arieh, 5th place, $89,600

Sixth-place Bogdan Capitan: $67,200 (USD)

Hispanics in the Mainstream

Place 9: Francisco Baruffi, $44,800

US$22,400 for number 13: Nacho Barbero

Michael Duek placed $15th (US$22,400).

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