Jacyn Che wins Australia’s first PLO5 title at Stacked Poker Championship

Jacyn Che has claimed a slice of Australian poker history as winner of the first ever PLO5 event to be held as part of a major poker series. 

What began as a novel experiment based around a game that has grown increasingly popular in South Australia in recent times ultimately saw a massive 121 entries, creating a prize pool of some $37,510 – the largest of this Stacked Poker Championship to date.

Part of that was due to the “loose” nature of the field: at one stage all six players seated at a table agreed to get it all-in pre-flop and essentially flip for a massive pot. Max Chea was the beneficiary, eventually taking that stack all the way to a runner-up finish. 

But despite the carnival atmosphere early on, play became more serious as the re-entry period ended and the money bubble approached.

At least five players held the chip lead at various stages of the final table, including 2021 Stacked Poker Championship Main Event winner Michael Haddad. But the tables turned when Che won a massive pot against him with pre-flop Aces against Kings.

Che would still enter heads-up play with Chea facing a deficit and at one stage that deficit blew out to 4:1. But Che maintained discipline, picked his spots and after twice doubling through he eventually sealed the deal shortly before 3am local time.

Che takes home $10,200 for his efforts and the title of Australia’s first ever PLO5 champion!


1Jacyn Che$10,200 
2Max Chea$7,500 
3Michael Haddad$5,400 
4Chris Edgar$4,100 
5Joe Sandaev$3,100 
6Damien Mills$2,350 
7Lionel Shea$1,750 
8Nick Panagopoulos$1,300 
9Jin Lee$1,000 
10Matt Dapollonio$810 

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