The PokerGO Tour’s latest experiment – an Omaha-only tournament series – comes to an end in Sin City. Nine competitions were announced during the first festival, with entry fees ranging from $1,000 to $25,000.
The popularity of the series skyrocketed as 200 players took part in the first $5,000 event. Overall, the event was a success, although attendance at the more expensive event was lower.
Several professionals and amateurs traveled to Las Vegas for the first time and experienced it for the first time at the Aria Casino. But the best result went to Spanish poker player Lautaro Cabrirezo. He won three of nine races.
Event 5 had a $10,000 buy-in and was the first event Lautaro won. The Spanish poker pro earned a $220,400 win.
The $15,000 PLO bonus was Lautaro’s next win in the premier Omaha event. The total prize pool for the winner is $228,000.
Cabrirezo was eliminated despite winning over $500,000 in the $25,000 PokerGo Tour PLO Main Event series. Cabrereso also received a trophy and $518,750 in cash.
The Spanish poker expert won a total of $967,750 during the year while competing against other well-known players. I only spent a few days in Aria. Cabriso dominated the PTG Series standings with a 3-0 record; he finished with 744 points, while his closest competitor had 343 points.
PGT organizers last year promised big things for 2023, and early response to their new ideas has been positive. After the festival ends at NLH, the itinerary may expand to include a new and exciting location.