PLO Series returns

The PokerGO Tour (PGT) has announced changes to the second half of the 2023 season, made, as it says, “to better accommodate players.” Several events have updates, including the PGT Championship, PGT PLO Series, and PGT Last Chance.

But first, let’s start with the $100,000 Super High Roller Bowl PLO, which will now run October 16-18 at, as is the case with many PokerGO events, the PokerGO Studio in Las Vegas. By design, that flows right into PGT PLO Series, which will take place October 19-30. The PLO Series made its debut in March 2023 and was an instant success. As my friend Earl Burton said back then, PokerGO Tour events tend to feature the same few dozen players because of the price points, but the non-Hold’em uniqueness of this series brought out more players, over 1,000 combined entries.

PokerGO has added four ARIA High Roller No-Limit Hold’em tournaments, each with a $10,000 price point, November 27-30.

Brand new to the PGT is the PGT Last Chance series, which is now slated for January 2-7, 2024. The name, as PokerGO puts it, is fairly self-explanatory: “a last-chance series giving players the opportunity to both improve their leaderboard standing and qualify for the season-ending PGT Championship.”

The PGT Championship, the final series of the PGT season, is now scheduled for January 9-10, 2024, also at the PokerGO Studio. This is a $1,000,000 prize pool freeroll, open to the top 40 players on the PGT leaderboard to that point in the season. First place gets half the prize pool, $500,000 (I can math).

Plenty coming starting in September

There is nothing going on right now on the PokerGO Tour. The next event is the Poker Masters, which features ten tournaments, running September 11-26. After that are a couple ARIA High Roller tourneys, followed by the $300,000 Super High Roller Bowl September 28-30.

Before the Super High Roller Bowl PLO and PGT PLO Series is the PGT Mixed Games series, spanning October 5-14.

Sitting in the pole position on the PokerGO Tour leaderboard at the moment is Daniel Weinman, thanks to his record-breaking 2023 World Series of Poker Main Event victory. Chris Brewer, who won two bracelets at this summer’s WSOP, is in second place. Isaac Haxton, Steven Jones, and Adam Walton (the latter two of which finished second and third, respectively, in the WSOP Main Event), round out the top five.

The player who ends up on top of the PokerGO Tour leaderboard at the end of the season wins $50,000 and is declared the PGT Player of the Year.

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