The PGT Championship is the PokerGO Tour’s season-ending event. The PGT Championship is an exclusive invite-only event open to the PGT’s top 40 players and select PGT Dream Seat winners.
The 2023 PGT Championship is the third edition of the season-ending event and it offers a $1,000,000 prize pool that is a freeroll to the qualifying players. The top 40 players as ranked by the official PGT leaderboard qualify to enter the event. Those qualifying leaderboard players will be joined by a select group of PGT Dream Seat winners.
The PGT Championship is the PGT’s season-ending poker tournament. The $1,000,000 freeroll poker tournament is open to only the top 40 players as ranked by the official PGT leaderboard and a select group of PGT Dream Seat winners. All qualifying players are invited to compete in the event at the end of the PGT season.
The 2023 PGT Championship will be held in December. The event is currently scheduled to start on Monday, December 4, 2023. Stay tuned to PGT.com and the official PGT schedule for complete event details.
The PGT Championship is held at the PokerGO Studio in Las Vegas. The 10,000-square-foot state-of-the-art facility is located on the ARIA Resort & Casino property.
Players can qualify for the PGT Championship via two pathways. Here is how players can qualify for the PGT Championship.
The first pathway is by finishing in the top 40 of the PGT leaderboard. Players can compete in qualifying PGT events over the course of the season, earning points for in-the-money finishes. A player’s points accumulate from all of their cash results during the season and standing is displayed on the PGT leaderboard. At the conclusion of all open events during PGT season, the top 40 players ranked on the leaderboard receive an invite to compete in the PGT Championship $1,000,000 freeroll tournament.
The second pathway is by winning a PGT Dream Seat. Dream Seats are awarded via special events and promotions, such as the RGPS Dream Seat™ Invitational. If a player wins a Dream Seat, that player is granted exclusive entry to compete in the PGT Championship. For more information on Dream Seats and how they can be won, click here.
The 2023 PokerGO Tour season includes select high-roller poker tournaments with a minimum buy-in of $5,000. Players can earn PGT points by cashing in owned-and-operated PGT events such as the PokerGO Cup, PGT Mixed Games, PGT PLO Series, U.S. Poker Open, Poker Masters, Super High Roller Bowl, and PGT Last Chance. Additional events may qualify for the PGT, including various World Series of Poker tournaments.
Please refer to the official PGT schedule page for a complete list of qualifying PGT events.
Players who qualify for the PGT Championship will begin play in the tournament with starting stacks based on the number of PGT leaderboard points earned over the course of the season. All qualifying players, including PGT Dream Seat winners, will start the tournament with a minimum of 100 big blinds.
The 2023 PGT Championship will have a $1,000,000 prize pool on offer. It is a freeroll for all qualifying players. First place is set to be $500,000, with additional prizes to be determined at a later time.
The player who finishes the 2023 PGT season with the most leaderboard points will be named PGT Player of the Year and awarded a $50,000 prize.
Yes, you can watch the PGT Championship. The event will be live-streamed on PokerGO for viewers from around the world to watch. Stay tuned to PGT.com and PokerGO.com/schedule for broadcast information.