The PokerGO Tour, the made-for-streaming tournament series that was created by PokerGO, went on hiatus during the run of the 2023 World Series of Poker. With that tournament in the rearview mirror – and a bunch of big-money events on the way – the PGT has announced the second half of their 2023 schedule. It will all conclude in January 2024 with the second running of the PGT Championship, the winner-take-all finale for the circuit.

Action Resumes in September

Play will resume for the PokerGO Tour with a trio of days of satellite action. From September 11 -13, three different $1000 satellites will be held at the PokerGO Studios in Las Vegas. These tournaments will begin at 3 PM each day and will look to serve as a “feeder” for the start of their next streaming schedule.

That begins on September 14 with the running of the 2023 Poker Masters. What has become one of the bigger Texas Hold’em schedules on the tournament circuit, the Poker Masters is a series of ten tournaments that feature buy-ins north of $10,000. For the 2023 roster of events, there will be seven $10K tournaments and three $25,000 events, capped off by the $50,000 Main Event that will be held on September 25.

Nearly after the final card flies in the Poker Masters, the 2023 Super High Roller Bowl will hold its festivities. This is a $300,000 buy-in tournament that is only for the elite players – or those with more money than they know what to do with. It will start on September 28 and more than likely conclude the next day.

The PGT Mixed Game II will take the stage next. On October 2, those who find their enjoyment in tournaments OTHER than Texas Hold’em will have their chance to shine. This will be a nine-tournament series, capped with a $25,000 10-Game Mixed Championship Event.

Toss in a Pot Limit Omaha series in mid-October, some Aria High Roller tournaments, and some qualifying events with the WSOP Paradise in December, and the calendar has been filled for the High Roller players. For a full look at the schedule, check out the PGT website for more details.

World Champion Has the Top Slot on PGT POY

The list of contenders for the PokerGO Tour Player of the Year is headed by, naturally, the winner of the 2023 WSOP Championship Event. Daniel Weinman utilized that singular win in poker’s most prestigious tournament to snare the lead in the PGT POY. Weinman does not have ANY record of performance in High Roller events and, even though he won over $12 million at the 2023 WSOP, it is highly unlikely he is going to jump into these tournaments with their uber-high buy-ins.

If Weinman isn’t going to compete, then it will most likely come down to those behind him for the 2023 PGT POY race. Currently second in the standings is a High Roller denizen, Chris Brewer, who has put together a whopping fifteen cashes so far in the 2023 PGT season. Earning over $6 million so far for the year, Brewer has 1917 points to this mark of the year, good for second place on the leaderboard.

Lurking in third place is another player who had a 2023 WSOP to remember. Isaac Haxton scored his first-ever WSOP bracelet win in the $25,000 High Roller event, which was counted towards the PGT POY. Cashes in two Pot Limit Omaha tournaments, however, pushed Haxton further up the leaderboard to his position in third place with 1709 points.

Here is the rundown of the entirety of the Top Ten for the 2023 PokerGO Tour Player of the Year race as it gets set to restart.

1. Daniel Weinman, 2300 points
2. Chris Brewer, 1917
3. Isaac Haxton, 1709
4. Steven Jones, 1700
5. Adam Walton, 1500
6. Cary Katz, 1441
7. Sam Soverel, 1425
8. Jan-Peter Jachtmann, 1420
9. Alex Kulev, 1333
10. Jeremy Ausmus, 1331

It should be an interesting run to the PGT Championship in January, as only the top 27 players will make the event. Up for grabs in that tournament will be a $1 million winner-take-all prize, along with the title of PGT Champion. But there might be more honor in winning the PokerGO Tour Player of the Year battle and its demonstration of a year-long example of success.

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