PokerGO Pot Limit Omaha Series II Results: Daniel Geeng Tops List of Big Winners
PokerGO’s second Pot Limit Omaha series wrapped up this week and, after 10 events, Daniel Geeng came out of nowhere to top the overall leaderboard.
The American wasn’t a big name on the poker tournament circuit prior to the PLO Series II in Las Vegas, but everyone was talking about him by the end of it. Geeng notched up four cashes, including an outright win, the take the Player of the Series title and a $25,000 bonus prize.
However, he wasn’t the only big winner. The series got underway on October 19 with a $5,100 PLO freezeout. Matthew Wantman came through a field of 172 entrants in that event to take home the first PokerGO PLO Series II title and $150,500.
Seasoned PLO Pros Shine During PokerGO Series
Geeng was one of the players who went deep in Event #2, the $7,600 bounty tournament. However, when the final chips had fallen, it was Finnish poker pro Eelis Pärssinen who emerged victorious to scoop the $149,000 top prize.
Stephen Hubbard stepped into the limelight to win Event #3, the first $10,100 tournament of the series. Next up was Adam Hendrix. The American took down PokerGO’s first ever progressive bounty tournament for a combined payout worth $324,710.
Geeng was second in that event and gradually closing in on the Player of the Series title. Before that, more of poker’s best four-card exponents added to their already glittering résumés.
PokerGO PLO Series II Winners
|Event #1: $5,100 PLO||Matthew Wantman||$150,500|
|Event #2: $7,600 PLO Bounty||Eelis Pärssinen||$149,000|
|Event #3: $10,100 PLO||Stephen Hubbard||$231,750|
|Event #4: $15,100 PLO Progressive Bounty||Adam Hendrix||$324,710|
|Event #5: $10,100 PLO||Bruce Yockey||$239,400|
|Event #6: $10,100 PLO Dealer’s Choice||Joao Simai||$182,000|
|Event #7: $10,100 PLO||Benjamin Juhasz||$206,400|
|Event #8: $10,100 PLO Hi-Lo||Zhen Cai||$176,100|
|Event #9: $25,200 PLO Championship||Daniel Geeng||$487,500|
|Event #10: $2,100 5-Card PLO||David Wang||$32,640|
Geeng was missing from the final payouts from Event #5 to Event #8, but all that changed in Event #9. The series championship saw 75 players pay the $25,200 entry fee to create a prizepool of $1,875,000. That level of interest not only meant the winner would walk away with $487,500 but earn almost 300 leaderboard points.
Daniel Geeng Seals the Deal
Geeng knew a win would put him top of the leaderboard and he used that to put in the tournament performance of his life. He started the final session with 30% of the chips in play and rarely faltered as the field thinned.
Tournament veteran and series winner Eelis Pärssinen was a threat at the final table, but not even he could derail Geeng’s run. In the end, Veselin Karakitukov had the unenviable task of stopping Geeng who was showing his PLO cash game poker skills were just as effective in tournaments.
Daniel Geeng’s PokerGO Series II Results
|Event #2: $7,600 PLO Bounty||11th||$22,350||22|
|Event #3: $10,000 PLO||14th||$20,600||21|
|Event #4: $15,100 PLO Progressive Bounty||2nd||$172,710 + $148,000 in bounties||145|
|Event #9: $25,200 PLO Championship||1st||$487,500||293|
Unfortunately for Karakitukov, he couldn’t get it done. The final had saw Karakitukov move all-in with 6♠ 3♣ 2♥ 2♣with the board showing K♣7♣ 2♦ 8♥. Geeng called with K♥ K♦ 8♦ 3♦, leaving Karakitukov drawing to a five, a deuce, or a club. None of those cards arrived and, even though the 7♦ gave Karakitukov a full house, Geeng’s was better. With that, Event #9 was over and Geeng was the champion.
That result took his PLO series earnings to $851,160. Add to that an extra $25,000 for topping the leaderboard, and the man from New Hampshire has cemented his status as a rising star on the PLO tournament scene.