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Ren Lin tops PGT Texas Poker Open Main Event for $400,000

30 Apr 2024

(PRESS RELEASE) -- Ren Lin is the winner of the first-ever PokerGO Tour Texas Poker Open Main Event. Lin topped a field of 735 entries at Champions Club Texas to win the $400,000 first-place prize and 400 PGT points. Lin is now tied for 21st place on the PGT leaderboard.

The win marked Lin's third career PGT title and 38th career PGT cash. Lin now climbs to $5,347,335 in career PGT earnings.

At Monday's final table, Lin started second on the leaderboard behind only Yunkyu Song. He eventually got heads up with Daniel Moran and held a small lead. Then, it was all over in one hand.

Lin and Moran raised back and forth to get the chips into the middle. Lin had pocket jacks ahead of Moran's pocket tens. Lin's jacks held and he was crowned PGT Texas Poker Open Main Event champion.

PGT Texas Poker Open Main Event Results
1st: Ren Lin - $400,000
2nd: Daniel Moran - $275,000
3rd: Jonathan Tamayo - $180,000
4th: Yunkyu Song - $133,000
5th: Daniel Holmes - $103,000
6th: Brent Hanks - $83,000
7th: Tyler Brown - $66,000
8th: Ryan Riess - $52,000
9th: Miguel Use - $40,000

The 2024 PGT Texas Poker Open Main Event had a $3,300 buy-in and generated a $2,205,000 prize pool, surpassing the event's $2,000,000 guarantee. The top 86 places cashed.
 
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