The first-ever progressive bounty event held on the PokerGO Tour was a smashing success. The 2023 PGT PLO Series II $15,100 pot-limit Omaha progressive bounty occasion attracted 101 entries, making a last prize pool of $1,515,000. After two days of motion, Alaskan poker professional Adam Hendrix dragged the final pot to safe the title and $324,710.
The last hand was an authorized cooler, with Hendrix rivering quad fives to greatest the turned nines full of his heads-up opponent Daniel Geeng. The chips went in on the river to finish the occasion with a bang.
I’m so comfortable I managed to take this occasion! Thanks to my rail for summoning this river card. After taking a shot on the SHRB 100K and getting beat up for the previous couple of months, it is robust to maintain exhibiting up. #PGTPLOSeries #Champion https://t.co/0AMhXtvbbi
— Adam Hendrix (@AdamHendrix10) October 24, 2023
With bounties factored in, that is the third-largest rating for Hendrix. The 31-year-old had greater than $5.6 million in recorded event earnings. He was awarded $172,710 from the principle prize pool and $152,000 in bounties.
Hendrix additionally took house 720 Card Player Player of the Year factors for this victory. This was his fifth final-table end of the 12 months. With 2,390 whole factors and $1,045,381 in to-date POY earnings, he now sits in one hundred and twentieth place within the 2023 POY standings introduced by Global Poker.
The 200 PGT rating factors he secured moved him into forty fifth place on that high-stakes-centric leaderboard. He additionally joined the highest 5 within the series-long standings.
This occasion performed out over the course of two days contained in the PokerGO Studio at ARIA Resort & Casino in Las Vegas. The last day started with Geeng main and simply six gamers nonetheless in competition. Geeng added to his benefit early, busting bracelet winner Joni Jouhkimainen – $69,540 in whole payouts).
Hendrix scored his first knockout of the day when all of the chips went in on a ten33 flop along with his 10763 main the J963 of six-time bracelet winner and two-time World Poker Tour champion Daniel Negreanu. Hendrix’s flopped boat held up via the two flip and Q river, ending Negreanu’s run in fifth place ($95,175 in whole prize cash).
Hendrix and Geeng caught to the sample of alternating bustouts. Geeng eradicated a short-stacked Chrisitan Heich (4th – $131,355) to slender the sphere to 3, then Hendrix flopped a straight and held in opposition to the turned high set of bracelet winner Richard Gryko (third – $118,080 in whole prize cash). This was Gryko’s third money of the collection, having additionally positioned twentieth within the kickoff occasion and third within the first $10,100 buy-in of the competition. He now sits in second place on the collection leaderboard.
Geeng was forward to start out, however the two exchanged the lead a pair of occasions earlier than Hendrix gained management and started to drag away. That dramatic last hand started with Hendrix elevating on the button along with his A854. Geend defended his large blind with 9973. The flop got here down 554 and each gamers checked. The 9 on the flip gave Geeng nines full and he wager 900,000 into the pot of 2,100,000. Hendrix referred to as along with his fives full of fours and the river introduced the case 5 to enhance him to quads. Geeng introduced pot, an all-in wager for 1,980,000. Hendrix, of course, snap-called to lock up the pot and the title. Geeng walked away with $320,710 in whole earnings because the runner-up finisher.
Here is a take a look at the payouts and rankings factors awarded on the last desk:
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Here is a take a look at the present high ten within the collection factors race after 4 occasions:
1st: Stephen Hubbard – 262 factors
2nd: Richard Gryko – 246 factors
third: Eelis Parssinen – 236 factors
4th: Vasil Medarov – 200 factors
fifth: Adam Hendrix – 200 factors
sixth: Daniel Geeng – 188 factors
seventh: Allan Le – 171 factors
eighth: Matthew Wantman – 151 factors
ninth: Dylan Weisman – 122 factors
tenth: Karel Mokry – 115 factors
Photo credit: PokerGO / Antonio Abrego.