PokerGO is in the midst of its second Pot Limit Omaha series, and on Tuesday, Adam Hendrix won the organization‘s first ever progressive bounty event.
The fourth event of the PokerGO Tour Pot Limit Omaha Series II was a $15,100 progressive bounty tournament.
Progressive bounty tournaments have become all the rage in recent years, and, on October 22, 101 players entered PokerGO’s first one. Every player had a $6,000 bounty on their head. Anyone who eliminated a player got 50% of their opponent’s bounty in a cash and 50% added to their own progressive bounty.
The tournament continued into the early hours of October 24 until American pro Adam Hendrix secured his final bounty and his fourth PokerGO Tour title.
PLO experts take aim at PokerGO bounties
Play started with a plethora of poker pros in the field. From Daniel Negreanu and Finnish PLO expert Eelis Pärssinen to Richard Gryko, the talent on display was a testament to the continued growth of the PokerGO Tour.
The accumulating bounty structure meant that players didn’t need to make the money to get a return on their investment but, as is often the case in these events, everyone wanted the title. Hendrix started the final table third in chips and one of the biggest bounties on his head.
That made him a target with six players remaining. To make matters worse, Hendrix was up against the aforementioned Negreanu and PLO expert Gryko, as well as the aggressive Finnish pro, Joni Jouhkimainen. Despite being in a precarious position, Hendrix not only kept hold of his chips but his bounty.
PokerGO Tour PLO Series II progressive bounty result
Jouhkimainen was the first to fall after missing the board while Daniel Geeng hit two-pair. Next to fall and giveaway 50% of their bounties were Daniel Negreanu, Christian Heich, and Richard Gryko. Hendrix and Geeng had shared the burden of eliminating players from the final table, so they started the heads-up portion of the progressive bounty event with virtually even stacks.
Hendrix hits quads to bag the biggest bounty
Geeng struck first to pull away from Hendrix but the tide soon turned. Hendrix hit a seven-high straight to force Geeng’s hand into the muck. That put him in the lead for a few hands before Geeng got back in front.
Eventually, however, Hendrix took control and didn’t relinquish his grip. Geeng put up a fight and probably thought he was going to double up when he hit a full house with 9♠ 9♥ 7♥ 3♠ on a 5♥ 4♣ 5♦ 9♣ 5♣ board. Unfortunately for him, Hendrix had A♥ 8♥ 5♠ 4♠ for quad fives (see video above).
That hand sent the final pot to Hendrix along with Geeng’s bounty prize. With that, Hendrix tipped his career earnings over the $5 million and etched his name on the first ever PokerGO Tour progressive bounty tournament trophy.