PokerGO Tour PLO Series: Jim Collopy Wins $10K Mixed Event

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The Pot-Limit Omaha Series on the PokerGO Tour kicked off with nine events of varying price points and formats. Only one tournament featured a mix of PLO variants, the $10,000 buy-in mixed PLO event. This competition consisted of standard pot-limit Omaha, pot-limit Omaha eight-or-better (PLO8), and Big O (five-card PLO8) in rotation. The tournament attracted 86 entries, generating a total prize pool of $860,000. Jim Collopy emerged victorious, taking home the largest share of the prize money, a whopping $206,400.

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Collopy, a two-time World Series of Poker bracelet winner, now boasts recorded tournament earnings of nearly $4.8 million. His victory in the mixed PLO event marked his third cash of the series, earning him $243,800 in total earnings and 206 PGT points, propelling him to the top five in the player of the series points race and into the top 30 on the season-long PGT leaderboard.

On the final day of the event, only six players remained inside the PokerGO Studio at ARIA Resort & Casino Las Vegas, with Tyler Johnson leading the chip count. Collopy was essentially tied with bracelet winner Dylan Weisman for second place. George Wolff was the first to be eliminated, followed by Matt Vengrin in fifth place. Maxx Coleman’s run came to an end in fourth place after running into Collopy’s high side broadway wrap. Weisman’s attempt at the title ended in third place after a wild hand that saw Collopy hit quads on the river.

Heads-up play began with Collopy holding a 3:2 chip lead over Brown. Brown managed to double-up, but in the end, all the chips went in on a flop of AClub Suit9Spade Suit2Spade Suit. Collopy held ADiamond SuitKSpade SuitQClub Suit5Club Suit, while Brown had AHeart Suit5Heart Suit5Heart Suit5Diamond Suit. The turn and river favored Collopy, earning him the pot and the title. Brown secured a career-high payday of $146,200 as the runner-up.