Nick Schulman added further evidence of being one of the best seven-card stud players in the world to his poker tournament file by winning PGT Mixed Games II Event #5: $10,200 Triple Stud Mix. Schulman topped a tough field of 40 entries to take home the $144,000 first-place prize.

The victory comes in the same year that Schulman won the WSOP $1,500 Seven-Card Stud event for his fourth WSOP gold bracelet. It also gave him the points he needed to move inside of the top 40 of the 2023 PGT leaderboard, where he now sits 39th with 817 points. The top 40 players as ranked by the PGT leaderboard at the end of the season will qualify for the PGT Championship $1,000,000 freeroll.

PGT Mixed Games II Event #5: $10,200 Triple Stud Mix Results

Place Player Country Prize PGT Points
1st Nick Schulman United States $144,000 144
2nd John Racener United States $96,000 96
3rd Adam Friedman United States $64,000 64
4th Chino Rheem United States $44,000 44
5th Damjan Radanov Serbia $32,000 32
6th Ryan Miller United States $20,000 20

Nick Schulman came into the final day of play facing John Racener in a heads-up battle. Racener had the chip lead to start Wednesday's action, and it looked as though Racener was going to seal the deal to get the victory. Racener had Schulman short, but Schulman was able to find a double up and then spin his stack into the chip lead. From there, Schulman never looked back, eventually finishing off Racener in razz.

It was Schulman's second cash of PGT Mixed Games II. He previously took eighth place in Event #2: $10,200 Big Bet Mix. On the PGT season as a whole, the result was Schulman's second victory and 12th cash of the season. Schulman's other PGT victory this season came during the 2023 Poker Masters when he won Event #7: $25,200 No-Limit Hold'em for $374,000.

PGT Mixed Games II Series Leaderboard Top 10

With the win in Event #5: Nick Schulman climbed into fourth place on the PGT Mixed Games II series leaderboard. He now has 167 PGT points this series. Chino Rheem remains the leader with 287 points. Rheem finished fourth in Event #5 to earn his third cash of the series.

Rank Player Wins Cashes Winnings PGT Points
1 Chino Rheem 1 3 $287,000 287
2 David Funkhouser 1 1 $187,200 187
3 Dzmitry Urbanovich 1 1 $179,200 179
4 Nick Schulman 1 2 $166,800 167
5 Paul Volpe 0 1 $136,800 137
6 Daniel Negreanu 0 1 $117,600 118
7 Andres Korn 0 1 $114,000 114
8 Eli Elezra 0 2 $108,000 108
9 Anthony Zinno 0 2 $102,400 103
10 Adam Friedman 0 2 $98,200 98

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