Samuli Sipila Crowned 2024 PokerGO Tour PLO Series Champion

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Samuli Sipila, the Finnish professional poker player, saw a remarkable surge in his tournament earnings, with over half of his $1.5 million total being amassed within just the past week. During the 2024 PokerGO Tour Pot-Limit Omaha Series, comprising ten events, Sipila clinched $776,140 across four successful finishes, securing two titles along the way. His dominance in the series earned him 749 points, making him the undeniable winner of the festival-long points race. As the series champion, he received another trophy and a $10,000 PGT Passport.

Not only did Sipila triumph in the series-long points race, but he also ascended to third place in the season-long PGT points standings, trailing only Dylan Weisman (1,047 points) and David Coleman (937 points).

This remarkable performance marked the pinnacle of Sipila’s tournament career, with his three largest cashes all occurring during this run. His winning streak in Pot-Limit Omaha commenced with a victory in the fourth event, where he outlasted 89 entries to claim $240,300 and 240 PGT points.

Following his triumph, Sipila secured a seventh-place finish in another $10,100 buy-in PLO event, adding $34,000 and 34 PGT points to his total. He then went on to clinch the championship in the $15,100 PLO progressive bounty event, seizing $159,840 from the main prize pool and an additional $239,000 in bounty payouts, bringing his overall earnings to $1,015,140.

With two titles and three cashes in seven events, Sipila led the series standings with three events remaining. However, his fellow Finnish player Eelis Parssinen overtook him after securing his second title in event no. 8. Sipila needed a strong finish in the final two events to reclaim his lead.

He exceeded expectations by reaching heads-up play in the $26,000 buy-in championship event, ultimately finishing as the runner-up and earning a career-best $342,000 along with 205 points, securing an 184-point lead over Parssinen in the final standings.

Parssinen accumulated 565 points and $515,850 in earnings to secure second place, while the championship event winner, Seth Davies, amassed 313 points and $522,000 in earnings to claim third.

Sipila now stands alongside Spain’s Lautaro Guerra and America’s Daniel Geeng as one of the three champions of this series, which debuted in 2023. Another PGT PLO Series is anticipated to take place in the fall.

Here is a look at the final top ten in the series-long points race:

Rank Player Points Titles Cashes Winnings
1 Samuli Sipila 749 2 4 $776,140
2 Eelis Parssinen 565 2 4 $515,850
3 Seth Davies 313 1 1 $522,000
4 Dylan Weisman 309 1 4 $328,105
5 Stefan Christopher 302 0 3 $369,250