Ryan Laplante won the Event #2: $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha. With this, he has become the latest Poker Masters champion after outplaying a battlefield of 62 competitors. This win comes as the second biggest win of his career. His biggest win had come in 2016 when his winnings amounted $190,328 and he had won WSOP bracelet in 2016. On Day 1 itself, out of 62, only 6 were left by the end. Notable players like Anthony Zinno, ManigLoeser and DamjanRadanov busted the rail early. Zinno had recently come after making an appearance in the WSOP Europe Main Event and in this event, he finished on ninth position. He lost his hand to former Poker Masters champions Ali Imsirovic. Brent Roberts, on the other hand, finished eight with a total winning of $24,800. DamjanRadanov was the last elimination of the day. His set of jacks fell short of Imsirovic’s set of aces.
Laplante maintained a lead right from the start. Tim McDermott was the first finalist to hit the rail against John Riordan. Imsirovic then got eliminated against Laplante. Riordan was the next to get eliminated against Laplante. As players kept getting eliminated, Laplante strengthened his position in the event and kept inching closer to victory. Thai Ha, then lost the stack against his opponent. He had finished eighth in the $10,000 No-Limit Hold’em Omaha but this time he got outplayed against Laplante. This then left Laplante and Chance Kornuth. Kornuth then, eventually finished as the runner-up. Talking about his victory, Laplante said, “This tournament series was a great pleasure for me. When you compete against the best in the world, you have an opportunity to learn a lot. The structure is very fast and in games like PLO, you have be aim for the best.”