Following the WPT Five Diamond World Poker Classic festival at the Bellagio Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, Stephen Chidwick retains his spot on top of the 2022 PokerGO Tour (PGT) Leaderboard.

The WPT Five Diamond World Poker Classic festival included ten high-roller tournaments and the marquee Main Event. The first half of the Bellagio High Roller schedule would see Justin Bonomo, Nick Schulman, Eli Elezra, Steve Zolotow, and Michael Duek all claim wins. The back half of the Bellagio High Roller schedule saw Bonomo claim his second win of the series, while Pete Chen, Ronald Keijzer, Isaac Kempton, and Chidwick also grabbed wins.

Chidwick's victory was matched with three additional cashes as he put a buffer between himself and Ivey as he now sits on 3,274 PGT points. Bonomo's two victories were also matched with two additional cashes as he added 283 PGT points to his tally and climbed to 60th on the PGT leaderboard. Michael Duek moved into fourth overall following his $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha victory, while Sean Winter cashed three times and climbed into fifth overall on the PGT leaderboard.

The marquee attraction of the series was the $10,400 Main Event which attracted 569 entrants and created a prize pool of $5,519,300 to push over the guarantee of $5 million. There would be 72 players finishing in the money, with players including Jeremy Ausmus, Adam Hendrix, Nick Petrangelo, Dan Colpoys, and Bonomo, picking up PGT points. The big winner would be Chad Evesalge, who collected his second WPT title and $1,042,300 in prize money after defeating Steve Buckner heads-up. Evesalge also collected 1,200 PGT points and surged into eighth place on the PGT leaderboard.

2022 PokerGO Tour Leaderboard

Rank Name Points Wins Cashes Earnings
1st Stephen Chidwick 3,274 5 30 $6,175,684
2nd Phil Ivey 3,083 3 17 $5,944,394
3rd Jason Koon 2,833 2 17 $6,231,848
4th Michael Duek 2,400 1 6 $5,063,505
5th Sean Winter 2,368 3 20 $3,599,071
6th Alex Foxen 2,356 4 19 $6,578,029
7th Espen Jorstad 2,192 1 3 $10,152,900
8th Chad Eveslage 2,162 2 8 $2,777,680
9th Danny Tang 2,139 1 12 $3,830,315
10th Mikita Badziakouski 2,046 2 10 $4,249,869

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

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What Does the PGT Leaderboard Winner Get?

The 2022 season of the PGT will award $500,000 to the PGT champion. The top 21 players on the PGT leaderboard at the conclusion of the season are invited to compete in a winner-take-all tournament with a $500,000 top prize. This final tournament is deemed the 2022 PGT Championship and will crown the season's champion from December 21-22. Starting stacks in the PGT Championship will be based on the amount of points earned by a player during the regular season.

What’s Next for the PGT?

There are only 17 events on the 2022 PGT schedule, with the action heading to Rozvadov, Czech Republic, for WSOP Europe. There will be three PGT-qualifying events on the schedule, including a €25k High Roller, €50k High Roller, and the €10k Main Event.

The home stretch for the season will begin on December 1 with a series of ARIA High Rollers that run until the $10,400 WPT World Championship at Wynn Las Vegas on December 12. Following that, there will be four final $10,000 buy-in ARIA High Rollers before the PGT Championship begins on December 21.

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Stephen Chidwick, PGT, Sean Winter, Chad Eveslage, Justin Bonomo, Michael Duek