2024 PGT PLO Series: Daniel Negreanu rolls to win in Event #3, $5,100 Pot-Limit Omaha

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Haley Hintze
Posted on: March 24, 2024 07:45 PDT

Action continued on Saturday in the 2024 PokerGo Tour PLO Series in Las Vegas, where Poker Hall of Famer Daniel Negreanu claimed victory in Event #3, $5,100 Pot-Limit Omaha. Negreanu entered Day 2's six-player, live-streamed final table with the chip lead, and he stayed atop the counts through most of the day before closing out Anuj Agarwal for the win.

Negreanu's triumph was worth $147,500 and pushed his career live-event winnings to more than $52.4 million. It was also Negreanu's second PGT title of 2024, following an early-January win in the PGT Last Chance series. Negreanu has also logged eight PGT final-table finishes so far in 2024, the most of any tour participant.

Negreanu overcame late surge from Agarwal

Though he finished Friday's Day 1 action with the chip lead, it wasn't quite a wire-to-wire Day 2 romp for Negreanu. He reached heads-up play against Agarwal with a 2:1 edge in chips, then watched as Agarwal went on a brief rush to take over the lead. Negreanu eventually doubled through Agarwal and into the lead in a hand where Agarwal missed his draw and a chance to close out the victory himself.

The end came just one hand later, when a short-stacked Agarwal ran the last of his chips into Negreanu. Both players began with ace-high holdings but Negreanu had better kickers and sealed the hand and the win by making a flush on the turn. An inconsequential river card closed the action, leaving Agarwal to collect $91,450 for his second-place run. Third place and $64,900 went to Bruno Furth.

Event #3, $5,100 PLO, drew 118 total entries and built a $590,000 prize pool. Seventeen players made the money when the event's bubble burst on Friday evening.

Negreanu's Event #3 win moved him into third position on the 2024 PGT PLO Series leaderboard with seven events still remaining. Event #1 winner Allan Le continues to top the leaderboard, with Event #2 winner Eelis Parssinen close behind.

Event #3: $5,100 Pot-Limit Omaha results

Place Name Country Payouts
Daniel Negreanu  Canada $147,500
Anuj Agarwal  United States $91,450
3 Bruno Furth United States $64,900
4 Curtis Muller Canada $50,150
5 Dylan Weisman  United States $38,350
6 Lance Patel  United States  $29,500

Data / winner's photo courtesy PokerGO