The three biggest live tournament hits of Aram Oganyan’s career have been recorded in the past six weeks. Oganyan scored his first six-figure money by finishing sixth on a $25,500 buyout at World Championship on the World Poker Tour in December last year. He backed that high-stakes debut with a one-two punch in another pair’s $25,000 buy-in in January, and finished third in the Poker Joe Cup Event at this price point for $175,000 and then win b Lucky Hearts Open Poker High roller $480,175.
Oganyan got 588 POY points for his victory in that final event, and he’s now ranked 12th POY competitive thanks to his two doubles of high scores scored just a few days apart. Nearly $790,000 of his $1,152,332 live earnings over the past month and a half have now been secured.
the LHPO High Roller concluded thanks to a four-way deal, which saw Oganyan secure the biggest payday and the title as the clear-chip leader.
Oganyan was one of 74 participants in the $1,000,000 guaranteed event held at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood in South Florida. The strong turnout resulted in a final prize pool of $1,827,800, with the 11th highest earner and six-figure salary days for the final five competition.
Bracelet winner Jalen Hall (10th – $54,800), three-time bracelet winner Joe McCain – $67,600), bracelet winner Jesse Lunis (third – $260,175), and two-time bracelet winner Justin Saliba (2nd – $353,175) are among the big names to earn Money in this high roller. McKeehen moved up to fourth in the POY Thanks to that in-depth ranking and third-place finish at the recent $5,000 Borgata Buy event. 2015 WSOP The world champion has now racked up nearly $19.8 million in career earnings after his strong start to the year.
Saliba, who had finished fifth in the same event in a borgata, also won a sprint Poker Joe Cup A $10,500 sign-up occurred in the intervening days for another $195,000. With $852,804 in total earnings this year so far, Saliba now ranks second in the rankings POY Leaderboard with 1,710 points due during only the first three weeks of 2023.
Here’s a look at the payouts awarded in the final schedule:
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