Stephen Chidwick and Phil Ivey have been trading the top spot on the 2022 PokerGO Tour (PGT) leaderboard back and forth, but Chidwick is now back in the lead following the completion of the Poker Masters.
Chidwick's sole Poker Masters cash in Event #2 was enough to propel him ahead of Ivey, who cashed twice at the recently completed Triton Mediterranean, where Chidwick also cashed twice. At that same series, Jason Koon cashed five times and picked up 551 PGT points. Koon also followed Chidwick to the Poker Masters, where he finished in sixth place in Event #9 before winning Event #10 for $666,000 to climb into third place overall on the PGT leaderboard.
Sean Winter won the Poker Masters Purple Jacket by accruing the most PGT points, and he cemented his position in sixth on the PGT leaderboard. Rounding out the top ten include WSOP World Champion Espen Jorstad, Danny Tang, Mikita Badziakouski, and Daniel Dvoress.
Another big-mover on the PGT leaderboard following two weeks of poker action from inside the PokerGO Studio was Daniel Negreanu. Negreanu topped the 24-player Super High Roller Bowl VII field to win the $3,312,000 first-place prize to sneak into 21st on the PGT leaderboard. Negreanu will still have some work to do to qualify for the PGT Championship, where only the top 21 players will participate.
Note: PokerGO Tour leaderboard is accurate at the date of this article.
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.
The Bellagio Resort & Casino are currently running a series of 13 high roller tournaments culminating in the $10,400 WPT Five Diamond World Poker Classic. The action will then head to WSOP Europe where there are 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 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.