The first-ever PokerGO Tour PLO series kicked off this weekend with record-breaking numbers as the opening event attracted 200 entries that generated a $1,000,000 prize pool. The nine-event schedule series was created by recommendations from the players who expressed a need for high-stakes Omaha series, and they were clearly right!
After coming to the final table of a $5,000 PLO event as a chip leader, Daniyal Iqbal eventually ended the day with all the chips in his possession and took home the first PLO trophy and $160,000 for the victory.
Iqbal is a recreational player, who plays PLO cash at his home games. He still came on top at the finale table full of PLO monsters like Eelis Pärssinen, Stanislav "shrekpoker91" Halatenko, WSOP bracelet winners Jeff Madsen, Sean Troha, and David Williams.
"I'm an engineer, just here for a week to have some fun," said Daniyal after his win. Despite the win, he won’t be able to chase the PGT PLO championship title as he needs to return to work. "I'll play the week, but I've still got work so I've gotta go back. Can't play every day."
2023 PGT PLO Series Event #1: $5,000 Final Results
|1st||Daniyal Iqbal||United States||160||$160,000|
|5th||Peng Zheng||United States||60||$60,000|
|6th||Jeff Madsen||United States||50||$50,000|
|7th||Sean Troha||United States||40||$40,000|
|8th||Ethan Yau||United States||40||$40,000|
|9th||David Williams||United States||30||$30,000|
The inaugural PGT PLO series is already the third series of the 2023 PokerGO Tour season after high rollers started the year with the PokeGO Cup and continued with the PGT Mixed Games series.
There are eight events still to go in the series, which will conclude on March 19 with a one-day $2,200 5-Card PLO tournament that won’t count towards PLO or PGT leaderboard.