Daniel Weinman, the reigning World Series of Poker Main Event champion, sits atop the PGT leaderboard entering the second half of the PokerGO Tour's third season. Weinman has 2,300 PGT points and is the only player above the 2,000-point mark as July comes to a close.

Weinman won the record-setting WSOP Main Event in July, topping the gigantic field of 10,043 entries to win $12,100,000. It is the largest prize ever won in a PGT-qualifying event. With 2,300 points, Weinman is set up nicely to finish inside the leaderboard's top 40 and qualify for the season-ending PGT Championship $1,000,000 freeroll tournament.

Chris Brewer, who won two WSOP gold bracelets this summer in PGT-qualifying events and has $6,610,835 in PGT winnings this season, is the closest player to Weinman on the leaderboard as things move into August. Then it's Isaac Haxton, Steven Jones, and Adam Walton rounding out the top five.

Big names Phil Hellmuth and Daniel Negreanu are also inside the top 40 entering August, but it's Hellmuth doing much better. Hellmuth has 1,304 points and sits 11th on the leaderboard, just 27 points behind Jeremy Ausmus in 10th place. Negreanu has a bit more work to do if he wants to remain in the top 40. He currently sits 36th with 811 points.

At the end of the 2023 PGT season, the season-ending PGT Championship $1,000,000 freeroll tournament will take place. The top 40 players as ranked by the official PGT leaderboard will qualify to compete in that event, alongside a select group of Dream Seat winners. Two Dream Seat winners have already been announced, with Albert Hart and Julio Clavell winning their seats from the PokerGO Annual Subscriber Dream Seat Giveaway.

This season's PGT Championship will award a $500,000 first-place prize and additional payouts will be on offer for the final table. Qualifying players from the PGT leaderboard will have their starting stacks determined by the number of points earned during the season. The player who finishes the 2023 PGT season with the most leaderboard points will be named PGT Player of the Year and will be awarded a $50,000 prize.

PGT Leaderboard Top 40 Through July 2023

Rank Player Points
1st Daniel Weinman 2,300
2nd Chris Brewer 1,917
3rd Isaac Haxton 1,709
4th Steven Jones 1,700
5th Adam Walton 1,500
6th Cary Katz 1,441
7th Sam Soverel 1,425
8th Jan-Peter Jachtmann 1,420
9th Alex Kulev 1,333
10th Jeremy Ausmus 1,331
11th Phil Hellmuth 1,304
12th Ruslan Prydryk 1,300
13th Dean Hutchison 1,250
14th Chance Kornuth 1,243
15th Lou Garza 1,200
16th Juan Maceiras 1,200
17th Toby Lewis 1,200
18th Alexandre Reard 1,200
19th Sean Winter 1,183
20th Ren Lin 1,122
21st Ben Lamb 1,108
22nd Josh Arieh 1,084
23rd Alex Foxen 1,049
24th Jans Arends 1,032
25th Jesse Lonis 995
26th Jonas Kronwitter 983
27th Nacho Barbero 982
28th Ka Kwan Lau 945
29th Daniel Holzner 900
30th Arthur Morris 898
31st Aram Oganyan 895
32nd Darren Elias 885
33rd Leon Sturm 855
34th Stephen Chidwick 850
35th Dan Smith 816
36th Daniel Negreanu 811
37th Lautaro Guerra 809
38th Bill Klein 735
39th Gergely Kulcsar 734
40th Chris Klodnicki 733

Leaderboard standings as of Monday, July 31, 2023. See the full and current PGT leaderboard at pgt.com/leaderboard.

What's Next for the PGT?

Still to come this PGT season are the Poker Masters, Super High Roller Bowl, PGT Mixed Games II, and the PGT PLO Series II. Poker Masters is next up and scheduled to take place September 14-26 with 10 high-stakes tournaments that have buy-ins from $10,000 to $50,000. The series leaderboard winner for Poker Masters will take home the prestigious Poker Masters Purple Jacket and win the series' $50,000 championship bonus.

Series Dates Buy-In(s)
Poker Masters September 14-26, 2023 $10,100-$50,200
ARIA High Rollers September 26-27 $25,200
Super High Roller Bowl VIII September 28-30 $300,000
PGT Mixed Games II October 5-14 $5,100-$25,300
Super High Roller Bowl PLO October 16-18 $100,000
PGT PLO Series II October 19-30 $2,100-$25,200

For full PGT schedule information, check out pgt.com/schedule.

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