One to watch: Leo Kamiya wins WPT Australia $550 PLO

Leo Kamiya is now leading the charge at the WPT Australia series, taking the overall lead in the Player of the Festival after winning the $550 Pot Limit Omaha.

The former mathematics student, who took up the full-time grind five years ago, claimed his third Tier One title after defeating a field of 265 entries for $29,914 in prize money.

The win also adds to his third-place finish in the $2,500 8-Max two nights ago, taking his earnings for the week up to more than $78,000, as well as elevating him to top spot in the Player of the Festival race, overtaking fellow final tablist and the tournament’s eventual champion, Joe Sandaev.

WPT AUSTRALIA $550 PLO ($550 buy-in, 265 entries, 34 players paid)*

1stLeo KamiyaAustralia$29,914
2ndJun WangAustralia$21,054
3rdSean LannonAustralia$13,542
4thDuy HoVietnam$8,268
5thNatalia RozovaAustralia$6,387
6thRobert SpanoAustralia$5,287
7thJoe SandaevAustralia$4,439
8thBen KirkhamAustralia$3,710
9thJohn OverbeekAustralia$2,995
*Final table payouts shown; full results available at

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