The 2023 PokerGO Tour (PGT) PLO Series 11 held the poker operator’s first progressive bounty event. It featured 101 players who formed a $1,515,000 prize pool. Adam Hendrix topped the final table players after two days of intense action to win the $324,710 top prize and title.
The champion amassed 720 Card Player Player of the Year (POY) points in his fifth final table finish in 2023. So, he has 2,390 POY total points and $1,045,381 earnings that earn him a 120th position in Global Poker’s current POY race. His latest victory earned him 200 PGT points that improved his position on the PGT race to 45th place.
What Were the Final Table’s Payouts?
- Adam Hendrix-a $172,710 prize and $152,000 bounties
- Daniel Geeng-a $172,710 prize and $148,000 bounties
- Richard Gryko-a $109,080 prize and $9,000 bounties
- Christian Heich-a $86,355 prize and $45,000 bounties
- Daniel Negreanu-a $68,175 prize and $27,000 bounties
- Joni Jouhkimainen- a $54,540 prize and $15,000 bounties
The Final Day’s Highlights
PokerGO Studio hosted the two-day poker tournament. Geeng was the stack leader early on Day 2, facing five other players. Still, he eliminated Joni Jouhkimainen in the first level and increased his stack.
Hendrix had the day’s first knockout after his 10Spade Suit7Diamond Suit6Heart Suit3Heart Suit beat Daniel Negreanu’s JClub Suit9Spade Suit6Spade Suit3Club Suit on the 10Heart Suit3Spade Suit3Diamond Suit flop. The former’s flopped boat landed 2Club Suit on the turn and QClub Suit on the river before sending the latter packing in the fifth position with $95,175.
Geeng and Hendrix alternated, sending their opponents packing. The former ended Christian Heich’s run in fourth place with $131,355 to set three-handed action.
Hendrix made a straight flop that dominated Richard Gryko’s top set of bracelets, hence eliminating him in third place with $118,080. It was the latter’s third payout in the series after finishing third in the festival’s first $10,100 Buy-In event and 20th in its kickoff tournament. Besides, Gryko is second in the series standings.
Geeng had a significant chip lead over Hendrix when their battle of the blinds began. But they exchanged it for a while before Hendrix extended the chip margin.
He used AHeart Suit8Heart Suit5Spade Suit4Spade Suit to make a button raise in the tournament’s final hand, and Geeng used 9Spade Suit9Heart Suit7Heart Suit3Spade Suit to protect his big blind.
The flop turned 5Heart Suit5Diamond Suit4Club Suit and prompted the two finalists to check. However, 9Club Suit landed on the turn, earning Geeng nines full. The player placed a 900,000 wager in the 2,100,000-pot, prompting Hendrix to call with fives full of fours.
The river improved the player to quads as Geeng placed a 1,980,000 all-in wager. Hendrix snap-called to secure the title and pot while sending Geeng home as the runner-up with $320,710.