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Dylan Smith wins the $25,000 PCA PLO High Roller for a total of $364,440

Dylan Smith won his first PokerStars Trophy and the $364,440 first-place prize in the $25,000 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure Pot Limit Omaha High Roller at the beautiful Baha Mar Resort in The Bahamas, defeating a field of 44 runners.

It was a protracted bubble as seven players competed for six prizes, but action picked up once the bubble broke. Shaun Deeb (4th- $121,500) and Jeremy Ausmus (3rd- $163,750) were eliminated in consecutive hands to send the tournament to heads-up play.

Smith’s last opponent was German Oliver Weis, but it was a fast heads-up game since Smith had a two-to-one chip edge. Weis would not double up since Smith would win and grab the title in under 10 hands.

$25,000 PCA PLO High Roller Final Table Results

 1Dylan SmithUnited States$364,440
 2Oliver WeisGermany$237,700
 3Jeremy AusmusUnited States$163,750
 4Shaun DeebUnited States$121,500
 5Andriy LyubovetskiyUkraine$95,100
 6Joni JouhkimainenFinland$73,950

Reaction of the Winner
Smith is off to a hot start in 2023, having won another PLO High Roller trophy only two weeks ago in Florida for $ 91,960. Smith is primarily a PLO player, since his previous four cashes on the Hendon Mob database have all been in PLO events. Smith has already won his first event with a six-figure score.

Despite his recent tournament success, Smith informed PokerNews that he prefers to play high stakes PLO online for stakes as high as $200/$400. Smith said that when he originally began playing poker, he concentrated on No Limit Hold’em, but after moving in with an extremely talented PLO player, he changed his attention to the PLO streets.

As he raced his way to victory, Smith was joined on his rail by Jake Schwartz, who has over $4,000,000 in live tournament earnings. Smith said that he would compete in the $25,000 PokerStars Players No Limit Hold’em Championship on Monday, as well as other events on the program, with the aim of continuing his winning streak in 2023.

Day’s Activity
Day 2 began with Ausmus as the chip leader and two tables as 10 players returned. Andrew Pantling was eliminated from the final table by Andriy Lyubovetskiy after Pantling called off for his tournament life after Lyubovetskiy check raised all in on the turn.

Lyubovetskiy jumped into the chip lead when he eliminated Adam Hendrix, whose pocket kings couldn’t hold up against the Ukrainian.

Seven-handed play lasted many hours as the action paused on a massive $73,950 money bubble. Deeb was short, yet he managed to escape becoming the bubble boy. John Zable was eventually the unlucky bubble boy since his queens couldn’t hold against Joni Jouhkimainen.
After the bubble broke, Jouhkimainen quickly followed Zable to the rail, where he was embroiled in a three-way all-in versus Deeb and Ausmus. Deeb double up, putting him in the chip lead as four-handed play began.

Smith became the day’s chip leader for the first time when he pushed all in on the flop in a three-bet pot against Deeb. Deeb called, but Smith was the only one who could double up. Deeb would eventually be ousted from the tournament after going all in with kings against Smith’s aces. The very next hand, Ausmus followed suit as Smith knocked out another victim, putting him in strong position for victory as he began his heads-up duel against Oliver Weis.

Smith entered heads-up in a commanding position and easily secured the victory, calling Weis’ four-bet all-in to win the tournament as the American rivered a flush to record his first six-figure live event score.

The PokerNews live reporting team’s coverage of the $25,000 PCA PLO High Roller is now complete. Check out the team’s coverage of other tournaments taking place in The Bahamas, like as the $25,000 PokerStars Players Championship, which begins Monday at 12 p.m. local time.


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