Following the completion of PGT Mixed Games at ARIA Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, Cary Katz remains in top spot on the 2023 PokerGO Tour (PGT) leaderboard.

PGT Mixed Games included eight PGT-qualifying events centered on different mixed game formats including the marquee $25,500 10-Game Championship. Some of the best mixed-game players from around the work won titles during the series including Shaun Deeb, John Monnette, Eli Elezra, Ben Lamb, Nick Guagenti, Scott Abrams, and Jason Mercier. Katz won the final event of the series to extend his lead at the top by picking up 83 PGT points for his victory in the $5,300 No-Limit 2-7 Single Draw event - his first-ever tournament win that wasn't in a No-Limit Hold'em event.

The biggest mover following the conclusion of PGT Mixed Games was Dan Zack who won the Player of the Series title. Zack cashed in five consecutive events and amassed 352 PGT points to climb into fifth overall on the PGT leaderboard. John Monnette won the $10,300 8-Game event and cashed two more times to collect 316 PGT points to move into eighth on the PGT leaderboard. Ben Lamb won the $10,300 Big Bet Mix and finished runner-up in the $10,300 Dealer's Choice to move into ninth-place on the PGT leaderboard with 304 PGT points.

2023 PokerGO Tour Leaderboard

Rank Name PGT Points Wins Cashes Earnings
1st Cary Katz 543 1 6 $739,000
2nd Anthony Hu 454 1 3 $454,200
3rd Alex Foxen 393 1 2 $470,040
4th Isaac Haxton 359 1 1 $598,000
5th Dan Zack 352 0 5 $524,700
6th Sean Winter 341 1 2 $424,000
7th Punnat Punsri 335 1 2 $459,400
8th John Monnette 316 1 3 $316,000
9th Ben Lamb 304 1 2 $303,900
10th Aram Zobian 292 1 2 $291,500

Note: PokerGO Tour leaderboard is accurate at the date of this article.

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Why Does the PGT Leaderboard Matter?

The 2023 season of the PGT will give the top 40 players an opportunity to compete in the season-ending PGT Championship for a $1,000,000 freeroll. Expanding on the top 21 in 2022, the prize pool has also doubled with the PGT Championship winner receiving $500,000, while the remainder of the prize pool is split via standard tournament payouts among the final table. The player that accumulates the most PGT points in 2022 will be crowned the PGT Player of the Year and receive a $50,000 bonus.

For those that are unable to qualify for the top 40, there are other chances to participate in the PGT Championship. There will be a select group of Dream Seat™ winners that will be awarded via special events and promotions throughout the year. To see how you can be eligible to win a Dream Seat, click here.

What's Next on the PGT?

The 2023 PGT season heads North on the Las Vegas Strip to Wynn Las Vegas for three high roller tournaments as part of their Wynn Millions series. The full series runs from February 20 to March 19 with the marquee event being the $3,500 Wynn Millions Championship which has a $3 million prize pool guarantee. From March 6-8, there will be three PGT-qualifying high roller tournaments with two $10,500 No-Limit Hold'em tournaments which will be followed by a $10,500 Pot-Limit Omaha tournament. 

Each event starts at 1 p.m. PT with players receiving a $400 discount for on-time entry. Registration is open through the start of Level 7 (approximately 5:30 p.m. PT) and levels will be 40 minutes for the duration of the event. Each tournament will conclude in one day, and the PGT Live Reporting Team will be on hand to provide live updates of the three high-roller events.

Following the Wynn Millions high rollers, the inaugural PGT PLO Series will take place inside the PokerGO Studio from March 11-19. The series will include nine Pot-Limit Omaha-based poker tournaments with variations including two bounty events, a mixed Pot-Limit Omaha, and the marquee $25,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Championship. Preceding the series will be a $560 Pot-Limit Omaha satellite on March 9, and then a $1,100 Pot-Limit Omaha satellite on March 10. These will be held in the PokerGO Studio with 1 in 10 entrants winning a $5,000 or $10,000 PGT PLO Series seat, respectively. 

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