The inaugural PGT PLO Series will be the third series of the 2023 PokerGO Tour (PGT) season, and will run from March 11-19, 2023, inside the PokerGO Studio at ARIA Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.
The nine-event schedule was created by recommendations from players that expressed a need for a high-stakes Pot-Limit Omaha series. The events on the schedule include a variety of Omaha variants and begins with two $5,000 buy-in tournaments that includes one where $2,000 bounties are up for grabs. The stakes then increase with four $10,000 buy-in events, including a Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Lo and a Mixed Omaha event that includes a three-game rotation of Pot-Limit Omaha, Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Lo, and Big O.
There is one final bounty event on the schedule before the championship event with a $15,000 buy-in, including $5,000 bounties. The $25,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Championship will feature increased starting stacks and longer levels beginning on Saturday, March 18, while the final event of the series will be a one-day $2,200 5-Card Pot-Limit Omaha event that doesn't affect the PGT PLO Series leaderboard as it doesn't qualify for PGT points.
|Start Date||Number||Event||Starting Stack||Level Length|
|March 11||1||$5,000 Pot-Limit Omaha||125,000||40 minutes|
|March 12||2||$5,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Bounty ($2,000 bounties)||125,000||40 minutes|
|March 13||3||$10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha||125,000||40 minutes|
|March 14||4||$10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Lo||125,000||40 minutes|
|March 15||5||$10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha||125,000||40 minutes|
|March 16||6||$10,000 Mixed PLO / PLO8 / Big O||125,000||40 minutes|
|March 17||7||$15,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Bounty ($5,000 bounties)||125,000||40 minutes|
|March 18||8||$25,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Championship||200,000||60 minutes|
|March 19||9||$2,200 5-Card Pot-Limit Omaha (One Day)||100,000||30 minutes|
Like all PGT-owned and operated events, a 30-second shot clock will be in play for PGT PLO Series. Players will begin with six 30-second time extensions, while they will receive an additional six when the field is down to the final six players. Players in the registration line by 12 p.m. PT will also qualify for rake-free on their first entry.
All tournaments are part of the 2023 PGT season, with players earning points based on the amount they cash for. The points awarded during PGT PLO Series in events with a buy-in of $5,000 or more, will also decide who wins the PGT Trophy and $25,000 Championship bonus.
For players looking to get into the PGT PLO Series for cheap, two satellites are running in the PokerGO Studio on March 9-10, 2023.
On Thursday, March 9, there will be a $560 Pot-Limit Omaha satellite, while on Friday, March 10, there will be a $1,100 Pot-Limit Omaha satellite. Players start with 125,000 in chips and play the same levels as PGT PLO Series events, while levels will be 30 minutes. Both satellites start at 12 p.m. PT and will play out in one day.
Players that win a seat in the $560 buy-in satellite can use their entry for the $5,000 buy-in events, while players that win a seat in the $1,100 buy-in satellite can use their entry for the $10,000 buy-in events.
Following the popularity of PGT Mixed Games, which saw players competing intently for the PGT Mixed Games title, another competitive leaderboard race is expected for the PGT PLO Series.
Daniel Negreanu will be one of the front runners to win the inaugural PGT PLO Series Cup, as he is expected to play the majority of the events. Negreanu cashed three times at PGT Mixed Games, including a third-place finish in the $10,300 Dealer's Choice event and a sixth-place finish in the $25,500 10-Game Championship. Josh Arieh will be in attendance for PGT PLO Series and will be looking to further his reputation as one of the best Pot-Limit Omaha players in the world. Of Arieh's four WSOP bracelets, three are in Pot-Limit Omaha, with two coming in 2021 when he won the 2021 WSOP Player of the Year.
A long list of locals will also be heavily favored to make some noise on the PGT PLO Series leaderboard. Ben Lamb, Dylan Weisman, Sam Soverel, and Sean Winter are a few of the names expected to play the majority of the events on the schedule and will likely be at the top of the leaderboard by the series' end.
To follow along with PGT PLO Series, live reporting will be provided exclusively by the PGT Live Reporting Team on PGT.com.
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