Allan Le is famous for his expertise in pot-limit Omaha (PLO) tournaments. He holds a World Series of Poker (WSOP) bracelet and almost $3.6 million in career tournament earnings.
The poker pro beat 76 opponents on March 28 and won $200,2000 in the 2023 U.S. Poker Open $10,500 pot-limit Omaha tournament. It was his third-largest payout.
Le's brother, Tommy Le has two WSOP bracelets and leads the PLO all-money list after winning over $3.5 million in such tournaments. Nam Le, Le's other brother has over $7.4 million in lifetime poker earnings and a World Poker Tour (WPT) title. Le garnered 420 Card Player Player of the Year (POY) points and 200 PokerGO Tour (PGT) points in his latest victory.
What Did the Tournament's Top Finalists Win?
- Allan Le-$200,000; 420 POY points and 200 PGT points
- Ronald Keijzer-$146,300; 350 POY points and 146 PGT points
- Dylan Weisman-$100,000; 280 POY points and 100 PGT points
- Daniel Negreanu-$77,000; 210 POY points and 77 PGT points
- Damjan Radanov-$61,600; 175 POY points and 62 PGT points
The Final Day's Highlights
Five players advanced to the final day, Ronald Keijzer having the largest stack and Le following him closely. Damjan Radanov had the smallest stack and soon got in a tricky spot after landing AHeart SuitQSpade Suit9Heart Suit7Diamond Suit on a JHeart Suit10Heart Suit6Diamond SuitASpade Suit board.
Radanov's AClub SuitJDiamond SuitJClub Suit6Club Suit faced Daniel Negreanu's set of jacks. The former got straight and flush outs. Unfortunately, the 2Diamond Suit on the river didn't help him, and ended his run in fifth place.
Negreanu won that hand and followed Radanov in fourth place after losing a huge hand to Dylan Weisman. Negreanu's JHeart Suit10Heart Suit8Club Suit7Club Suit faced Weisman's AHeart SuitKHeart Suit8Diamond Suit7Diamond Suit. The latter flopped eights and aces before increasing his chips.
Even so, Negreanu struggled to extend his run. But his wrap draw and top pair failed to hold Keijzer's double gutshot and middle pair. Negreanu left the table with $77,000 and increased his poker tournament earnings to almost $49.9 million.
He is the third highest-earning player in the history of poker after Bryn Kenney and Justin Bonomo. Also, this was his 12th time to cash in this year's PGT, earning $656,810 so far.
Weisman had the least chips when the three-handed action began. Le used KHeart SuitKClub Suit7Spade Suit5Heart Suit to wager the pot on a AHeart Suit8Club Suit6Club Suit in his last hand and Weisman used QHeart Suit10Heart Suit8Spade Suit2Heart Suit to shove for the middle pair.
The latter got the stack lead on a 10Club Suit turn and the KSpade Suit on the river earned Le a set, busting Weisman in third place with $100,000. Le had a 6,300,000:3,325,000 chip advantage over Keijzer when their heads-up battle began.
He extended the lead to over 5:1 when the dealer dealt the final hand. Le's pocket sevens got a 3Heart Suit River and 2Club Suit turn, winning the title and pot as Keijzer finished second with $146,300.