The first-ever PGT Heads-Up Showdown begins Thursday, April 21, featuring 32 players all buying in for $25,000 and competing for a $400,000 top prize. The event will be live-streamed on PokerGO.com along with portions on the PokerGO YouTube channel over three days, Thursday through Saturday. On Tuesday, Jeff Platt and Brent Hanks were joined by ARIA’s Paul Campbell to conduct the draw for the bracket. Let’s take a look at who matched up with who in the first round.

2022 PGT Heads-Up Showdown bracket reveal

Relive the bracket reveal show on PokerGO’s YouTube channel.

The bracket is broken down into four sections, each designated by one of the card suits. In the Spades Bracket, we’ve got Sam Soverel against Sean Winter, Alex Foxen against Simon Yu, Shannon Shorr versus Shaun Deeb, and Justin Young battling Richie Sklar. The Spades Bracket will eventually meet up with the Clubs Bracket. In the Clubs Bracket, it’s Jared Bleznick versus Daniel Negreanu, Tamon Nakamura against Stanley Tang, Dylan Gang against Erik Seidel, and Darren Elias versus Landon Tice.

The other side of the bracket contains the Diamonds Bracket and the Hearts Bracket. In the Diamonds Bracket, it’s Chino Rheem versus Nick Schulman, Jeremy Ausmus against Chris Brewer, Ali Imsirovic taking on Jake Daniels, and Bill Klein against Phil Galfond. In the Hearts Bracket, Nicholas Rigby takes on Dan Shak, Eric Persson meets with Phil Hellmuth, Alex Livingston takes on Scott Ball, and Scott Seiver goes against Isaac Kempton.

What is the schedule for the 2022 PGT Heads-Up Showdown?

Start Date Start Time Round
Thu, April 21 12 p.m. Round of 32: Clubs & Diamonds
4 p.m. Round of 32: Spades & Hearts
Fri, April 22 12 p.m. Round of 16
4 p.m. Quarterfinals
Sat, April 23 12 p.m. Semifinals
4 p.m. Final

Is there a buy-in for the 2022 PGT Heads-Up Showdown?

Yes, each of the 32 players ponied up a $25,000 buy-in, creating an $800,000 prize pool that they’ll all be competing for.

What are the payouts for the 2022 PGT Heads-Up Showdown?

The $800,000 prize pool will see $400,000 go to the winner of the first-ever PGT Heads-Up Showdown. Second place is set to take home $200,000, then it’s $100,000 for third place and $100,000 for fourth place.

Will the 2022 PGT Heads-Up Showdown be live-streamed?

Yes, the 2022 PGT Heads-Up Showdown will be live-streamed. The entire event will be available to be watched on PokerGO.com. If you’re new to PokerGO, you can sign up using the promo code “HEADSUP22WEB” to save $20 on an annual subscription.

The tournament will air over three days, Thursday through Saturday, and Thursday’s opening day of play will also be available on the PokerGO YouTube channel. Live broadcast coverage is scheduled to start at 4 p.m. ET (1 p.m. PT) on each of the three days.

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