Phil Ivey has been knocked out of the top spot on the PokerGO Tour (PGT) leaderboard by Jake Schindler. Ivey's 2,742 PGT points are now good for second place overall behind Schindler's 2,751.
Schindler moved into the top spot thanks to a 173rd-place finish in the 2022 World Series of Poker Main Event. Schindler picked up $53,900 in prize money to go along with the 54 PGT leaderboard points he added to his total. During the 2022 PGT season, Schindler now has 13 cashes for more than $7,100,000 in prize money. Four of those 13 cashes were victories, including Schindler's first-ever WSOP gold bracelet win in Event #12: $50,000 High Roller at the beginning of June.
Stephen Chidwick is third place on the 2022 PGT leaderboard with 2,560 points. Chidwick recently won ARIA High Roller #19 for $115,000 and 115 PGT leaderboard points.
Jumping into the top 10 of the 2022 PGT leaderboard for the first time are Espen Jorstad and Michael Duek. Jorstad moved into sixth place overall, whereas Duek jumped up into eighth place overall. Jorstad picked up 2,100 points for winning the 2022 WSOP Main Event for $10,000,000. Duek added 1,500 PGT leaderboard points for his third-place finish in the WSOP Main Event and now has 2,075 points total on the season.
Note: PokerGO Tour leaderboard is accurate at the date of this article.
At the end of the 2022 PGT season, the top 21 players as ranked by the PGT leaderboard will square off in an invite-only freeroll to crown the 2022 PGT champion. The 2022 PGT Championship will award a winner-take-all $500,000 top prize. Each player's starting stack in the PGT Championship will be based on the number of points earned by a player during the regular season.
The next five qualifying PGT events are spread across Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood and Tampa, Florida. There are three qualifying tournaments as part of the upcoming Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open in August, and then two as part of the WPT series in Tampa.
In September, the final four Stairway To Millions tournaments all qualify for the PGT, leading into the 2022 Poker Masters.