Jouhkimainen Takes Down the Opening Tournament of The Big Wrap PLO Series 15 Sep

The buzz was undeniable at King's Resort in Rozvadov, Czech Republic, as PLO enthusiasts from across the globe flocked there for the much-anticipated The Grand Big Wrap PLO series. Running from September 12-18, this high-stakes PLO extravaganza guarantees high rollers a piece of the whopping €4,000,000 prize pool.

Kicking off the series was The Big Wrap €5,000 buy-in PLO Master. When the dust settled, it was Joni Petteri Jouhkimainen who stood atop the 128-strong player field, pocketing an impressive €154,900. As usual with PL Omaha, the journey to the top wasn’t without its challenges.

Patrick Boedtker Rasmussen from Denmark had a dominant presence in Day 1 of the tournament with a sizeable chip lead. However, Rasmussen's momentum faded, barely squeezing into the money, ultimately settling for a commendable 9th place finish and a payday of €16,350.

A notable mention goes to the 6th place finisher, German Jonas Kronwitter. Kronwitter has been on fire in 2023. His accolades include a 3rd place finish at the 2023 WSOP in the $50,000 PLO High Roller, cashing in an incredible $1,037,441. Further, in July, he cemented his position as one of the top PLO players by becoming the European Champion in PL Omaha in an event held in Velden, Austria.

In the heads-up match, Jouhkimainen bested Nikolaos Lampropoulos, who put up a good fight, but eventually finished as the runner-up, earning himself €107,700.

The Big Wrap series isn't over yet. With events like the €2,350 Main Event and the €25,000 Bounty Hunter still to come.

The Big Wrap €5,000 buy-in PLO Master Final Table Results

Place Player Country Prize (€)
1 Joni Petteri Jouhkimainen Finland €154,900
2 Nikolaos Lampropoulos Greece €107,700
3 Samuel Michael Fuller Canada €71,200
4 Goran Urumovic Sweden €55,800
5 Quan Zhou China €44,950
6 Jonas Kronwitter Germany €35,000
7 Mats Goeran Nylander Sweden €27,700
8 Damjan Radanov Serbia €21,600
9 Patrick Boedtker Rasmussen Denmark €16,350