The PGT Mixed Games has crowned its newest series champion. Massachusetts' Max Hoffman topped the leaderboard to win the PGT Gold Cup and a $10,000 PGT Passport.

Hoffman follows in the footsteps of Dan Zack and Chino Rheem as previous PGT Mixed Games champions, and even had to fade a late surge from Dan Zack, who needed to reach heads-up play in the 10-Game Championship to overtake Hoffman.

According to The Hendon Mob, Hoffman has amassed $587,761 in lifetime tournament earnings. At this PGT Mixed Games series, Hoffman earned $376,300 in prize money, and combined with the October series, he has won more than $430,000 in PGT Mixed Games events.

Hoffman kicked off the 2024 PGT Mixed Games with a fifth-place finish in Event #2 before he collected his career-largest score in Event #5, where he won $100,800 for finishing runner-up to John Racener. Hoffman immediately jumped into the next event, and although he matched his runner-up finish—this time to Jerry Wong—he improved his career-best score by pocketing $103,400 in prize money.

Now sitting on top of the PGT Mixed Games leaderboard, Hoffman would score his third consecutive cash when he finished sixth in the Dealer's Choice for $28,200 to extend his lead. The PGT Mixed Games marquee event saw Hoffman dominate the final day of the $25,300 10-Game Championship, but his luck would end in fourth place. It would again improve on his career-best score as he earned $153,750 for his efforts.

Max Hoffman's PGT Mixed Games Results

Event Place Prize PGT Points
Event #2: $5,100 8-Game 5th $31,150 31
Event #5: $10,200 Triple Stud Mix 2nd $100,800 101
Event #6: $10,200 Triple Draw Mix 2nd $103,400 103
Event #7: $10,200 Dealer's Choice 6th $28,200 29
Event #9: $25,300 10-Game Championship 4th $153,750 68

Hoffman finished with 331 PGT points to be crowned the PGT Mixed Games champion. In the process, he rose to 10th place on the PGT leaderboard ahead of John Hennigan, Dan Zack, and Stephen Chidwick. With a plethora of mixed game events at the upcoming 2024 World Series of Poker, Hoffman is likely to make a run at securing a seat in the season-ending PGT Championship $1,000,000 freeroll.

PGT Mixed Games Top 10 Leaderboard

Rank Player Country Winnings Points
1st Max Hoffman United States $376,300 331
2nd Dan Zack United States $348,950 287
3rd Jerry Wong United States $260,150 261
4th John Hennigan United States $256,900 256
5th Daniel Negreanu Canada $252,350 252
6th Dylan Weisman United States $375,935 233
7th Alex Livingston Canada $335,590 232
8th John Racener United States $255,400 222
9th Jeremy Ausmus United States $214,800 215
10th Mori Eskandani United States $201,600 202

Dan Zack fell short of winning a second PGT Mixed Games series championship and finished second overall. Fellow event winners Jerry Wong and John Hennigan ranked third and fourth overall, while Daniel Negreanu finished fifth on the back of his four cashes. The final two players in the 10-Game Championship - Dylan Weisman and Alex Livingston - were next on the PGT Mixed Games leaderboard, while John Racener, Jeremy Ausmus, and PokerGO President Mori Eskandani rounded out the top ten.

2024 PGT Mixed Games Series Results

Event Entrants Winner 1st Prize Runner-Up
Event #1: $5,100 H.O.R.S.E. 87 Maksim Pisarenko $117,450 Benny Glaser
Event #2: $5,100 8-Game 89 John Hennigan $120,150 Adam Friedman
Event #3: $10,200 H.O.R.S.E. 63 Mori Eskandani $201,600 Jeremy Ausmus
Event #4: $10,200 8-game 61 Dan Zack $195,200 Jim Collopy
Event #5: $10,200 Triple Stud Mix 42 John Racener $151,200 Max Hoffman
Event #6: $10,200 Triple Draw Mix 47 Jerry Wong $164,500 Max Hoffman
Event #7: $10,200 Dealer's Choice 47 Philip Sternheimer $367,500 Daniel Negreanu
Event #8: $10,200 Big Bet Mix 37 Dan Shak $133,200 Jeremy Ausmus
Event #9: $25,300 10-Game Championship 41 Alex Livingston $324,465 Dylan Weisman
Event #10: $5,100 No-Limit 2-7 Single Draw 28 Walter Chambers $63,000 Felipe Ramos

Some of the world's best mixed-game players collected PGT Mixed Games trophies during the series, including Poker Hall of Fame members John Hennigan and Mori Eskandani. 2022 WSOP Player of the Year Dan Zack and fellow mixed-game stalwarts John Racener, Jerry Wong, and Philip Sternheimer also picked up their first PGT titles inside the PokerGO Studio. PGT regular Dan Shak secured his first tournament win since 2019, while Alex Livingston won his first career PGT title in the 10-Game Championship - the event he finished runner-up in back in October 2023. Walter Chambers won the final event of the series 

The buzz and excitement for PGT Mixed Games continued for this third series that featured 542 total entrants and 114 unique players across ten events. The PGT Mixed Games will return around Super Bowl week in early February 2025 with a schedule again designed by the mixed game players in an effort to build upon the series' success.

Stay tuned to PGT.com for information on all PGT events and how to qualify for the season-ending PGT Championship $1,000,000 freeroll by playing PGT events or by earning a Dream Seat through various special events and promotions.

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