Isaac Haxton is now second on the 2023 PGT leaderboard after winning Super High Roller Bowl VIII for $2,760,000. Haxton now has 2,297 points and trails Daniel Weinman by only three points entering PGT Mixed Games II.

Winning SHRB VIII was Haxton's second Super High Roller Bowl title. He won his first back in 2018 in Super High Roller Bowl V. Haxton's jump into second place on the PGT leaderboard came after he came into the event in third place with 1,747 points. The SHRB win gave Haxton 550 points and allowed him to leapfrog Chris Brewer, who was unceremoniously eliminated on the money bubble of SHRB VIII.

Stephen Chidwick also cashed in Super High Roller Bowl VIII, placing third for $960,000. That finish gave Chidwick an additional 288 PGT leaderboard points and he is now in fourth place on the PGT leaderboard. The move continues Chidwick's hot start to the second half of the PGT season. He came into Poker Masters in 34th place on the leaderboard and his Poker Masters success pushed him up into sixth place. He then cashed in SHRB and moved into fourth place. Chidwick is the reigning PGT Player of the Year (the player to finish the season with the most PGT leaderboard points).

Moving up into 31st place on the PGT leaderboard thanks to a second-place result at Super High Roller Bowl VIII was Andrew Lichtenberger. Lichtenberger was outside the top 40 prior to the finish, and his addition to the top 40 knocked Justin Bonomo out of the top 40. Being inside the top 40 is important because it's the top 40 players on the PGT leaderboard that qualify for the season-ending PGT Championship $1,000,000 freeroll.

PGT Leaderboard Top 40 Through SHRB VIII

Rank Player Points
1st Daniel Weinman 2,300
2nd Isaac Haxton 2,297
3rd Chris Brewer 2,185
4th Stephen Chidwick 1,826
5th Steven Jones 1,700
6th Sam Soverel 1,602
7th Alex Foxen 1,509
8th Adam Walton 1,500
9th Ren Lin 1,447
10th Cary Katz 1,441
11th Jan-Peter Jachtmann 1,420
12th Jeremy Ausmus 1,377
13th Alex Kulev 1,333
14th Chance Kornuth 1,321
15th Phil Hellmuth 1,304
16th Ruslan Prydryk 1,300
17th Dean Hutchison 1,250
18th Darren Elias 1,204
19th Lou Garza 1,200
20th Juan Maceiras 1,200
21st Toby Lewis 1,200
22nd Alexandre Reard 1,200
23rd Sean Winter 1,183
24th Ben Lamb 1,108
25th Jesse Lonis 1,094
26th Josh Arieh 1,084
27th Jans Arends 1,032
28th Jonas Kronwitter 983
29th Nacho Barbero 982
30th Ka Kwan Lau 945
31st Andrew Lichtenberger 929
32nd Daniel Holzner 900
33rd Arthur Morris 898
34th Adrian Mateos 898
35th Aram Oganyan 895
36th Daniel Negreanu 885
37th Leon Sturm 855
38th Dan Smith 816
39th Lautaro Guerra 809
40th Brian Rast 802

Leaderboard standings as of Thursday, October 5, 2023. See the complete and current PGT leaderboard at pgt.com/leaderboard.

PGT Championship Qualification & Player of the Year Bonus

Finishing the 2023 PGT season ranked in the top 40 of the PGT leaderboard automatically qualifies a player for the season-ending PGT Championship. The PGT Championship is a $1,000,000 freeroll event held at the PokerGO Studio in Las Vegas in January 2024. The winner will take home $500,000, and there will be additional payouts for the final table. The more points a player earns, the more starting chips they'll begin the PGT Championship with.

The player who finishes the 2023 PGT season with the most leaderboard points will be named PGT Player of the Year and be awarded a $50,000 bonus.

What's Next for the PGT?

Up next for the 2023 PGT season is PGT Mixed Games II, running October 5-14 at the PokerGO Studio in Las Vegas. The PGT Mixed Games II series leaderboard winner will earn a $25,000 championship bonus. That series is followed by the first-ever Super High Roller Bowl PLO and PGT PLO Series II. The PGT PLO Series II series leaderboard winner will also earn a $25,000 championship bonus.

Series Dates PGT Events Buy-In(s)
PGT Mixed Games II October 5-14 9 $5,100-$25,300
Super High Roller Bowl PLO October 16-18 1 $100,000
PGT PLO Series II October 19-30 9 $2,100-$25,200
WSOP Europe  October 25-November 14 3 €10,350-€50,000
ARIA High Rollers November 27-30 4 $10,100
WSOP Paradise  December 3-14 6 $10,000-$100,000

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

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