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Allan Le Wins PokerGO Tour Pot-Limit Omaha $5,100 Kickoff Event

Bracelet Winner Tops 132-Entry Field To Earn $161,700 and His Second Career PGT Title

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In the final days of March last year, Allan Le took down a $10,000 buy-in pot-limit Omaha event at the U.S. Poker Open for his first PokerGO Tour title. Just shy of a year later, Le once again battled his way to victory inside the PokerGO Studio at ARIA Resort & Casino Las Vegas. The latest win saw Le defeat a field of 132 entries in the 2024 PGT PLO Series kickoff to earn $161,700 and his second PGT title.

The World Series of Poker bracelet winner based out of Southern California now has more than $4.1 million in recorded tournament earnings to his name. Allan is one of the three Le brothers with multiple millions in career scores. Nam Le is sitting on $7.5 million in lifetime cashes, while Tommy Le has accrued $4.3 million on the circuit.

Le also scored 528 Card Player Player of the Year points for this win. It was his first POY-qualified cash of the 2024. The 162 PGT points he secured put him in pole position in the PGT PLO Series points race, with nine events left to play.

The solid turnout for this event built a prize pool of $660,000 that was paid out among the top 19 finishers. A baker’s dozen made the money late on day 1, only to hit the rail before play concluded. Bracelet winner Bryce Yockey held the chip lead among the final six heading into day 2, while Le was the second-shortest stack.

Le doubled up through two-time bracelet winner Sean Troha during early action. He then eliminated Troha in sixth place ($33,000) to climb into the middle of the pack in the chip counts.

The next big showdown saw Fredrick Hoban get all-in with a flush draw and a wrap draw against the top pair of tens held by Le. Hoban was unable to improve on the turn and river and was sent to the rail with $39,600 for his fifth-place showing. With that, Le took over the chip lead.

Le’s surge continued when his pocket kings with ace-high spades held up against the pocket jacks with ace-high clubs held by Fernando Habegger (4th – $52,800).

Joao Pedro de Almeida managed a double-up through Le during three-handed action, but was soon all-in and at risk again with AHeart SuitJHeart SuitJDiamond Suit9Club Suit facing Le’s AClub Suit7Spade Suit4Heart Suit4Diamond Suit. Le flopped top set of fours and held from there to take more than a 3:1 chip lead into heads-up play with Yockey. Almeida earned $72,600 as the third-place finisher.

It didn’t take long for Le to convert his lead into the title. All of the chips went in with Yockey opening on the button and then four-bet shoving over Le’s three-bet with KSpade SuitKClub Suit8Spade Suit4Club Suit. Le snap-called with AHeart SuitADiamond Suit4Spade Suit2Diamond Suit and the board came down JDiamond Suit8Heart Suit5Spade Suit9Club Suit9Diamond Suit to bring the tournament to a close. Yockey was awarded $99,000 as the runner-up.

Here is a look at the payouts and rankings points awarded on the final day:

Place Player Earnings POY Points PGT Points
1 Allan Le $161,700 528 162
2 Bryce Yockey $99,000 440 99
3 Joao Almeida $72,600 352 73
4 Fernando Habegger $52,800 264 53
5 Frederick Hoban $39,600 220 40
6 Sean Troha $33,000 176 33

Photo credit: PokerGO / Antonio Abrego.