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PGT® Points System

The PokerGO Tour® (PGT®) is the official tour and ranking system for the world’s top professional poker players. The PGT showcases the game’s best, featuring tournaments at the highest stakes from around the globe (minimum buy-ins of $5,000). The full list of qualifying events can be found at pgt.com/schedule.

How the PGT Points System Works

PGT leaderboard points are awarded for in-the-money finishes in qualifying poker tournaments. The PGT will calculate all cashes of $1,000,000 or less using three tiers correlating to buy-in amounts: .0010 points per dollar cashed for in $5,000 to $24,999 buy-in events, .0006 points per dollar cashed for in $25,000 to $99,999 buy-in events, and .0003 points per dollar cashed for in $100,000+ buy-in events.

Cashes of $1,000,000 or more are broken into additional tiers of structured segments, with full information in the following table.


$10,000 - $24,999

$25,000 - $99,999


$5,000,000 - $5,999,999 1,600 1,100 800
$4,000,000 - $4,999,999 1,500 1,000 700
$3,000,000 - $3,999,999 1,400 900 600
$2,500,000 - $2,999,999 1,350 850 550
$2,000,000 - $2,499,999 1,300 800 500
$1,500,000 - $1,999,999 1,250 750 450
$1,000,000 - $1,499,999 1,200 700 400
> $1,000,000 .0010 pts/$ .0006 pts/$ .0003 pts/$

*The cash column defaults to the same major currency used for the buy-in (AUD, EUR, GBP, USD), HKD events will be divided by 10.

In events that are part of a PGT series where a championship bonus is awarded, PGT points cannot be altered if an ICM deal is made between players. Points will be tied to the official finishing position of players in the tournament.

2023 PokerGO Tour Prizes

The 2023 season of the PGT will culminate in the season-ending PGT Championship. The 2023 PGT Championship is a $1,000,000 freeroll with a $500,000 first-place prize open to the top 40 players as ranked by the PGT leaderboard and select PGT Championship "Dream Seat” winners. The Dream Seats will be awarded through special events and promotions over the course of the 2023 PGT season.

Players’ starting chips will be based on PGT points earned through the 2023 PGT season with a minimum of a 100-big blind starting stack for all PGT Championship players. In addition to starting the PGT Championship with the most chips, the player that earns the most PGT points during the year will be awarded a $50,000 bonus and be declared the 2023 PGT Player of the Year.

PGT Championship Bonuses

Championship bonuses are awarded to the player who earns the most PGT points during a qualifying PGT series. To be eligible to win a Championship Bonus, a player must cash in at least two events in a series. 

The PokerGO Cup, U.S. Poker Open, and Poker Masters will each award a $50,000 championship bonus for the 2023 season. PGT Mixed Games and PGT PLO Series will each award a $25,000 championship bonus for the 2023 season.

If there is a tie for 1st place, the winnings will be split evenly. The declaration of the winner will be decided by wins, then cashes, then overall earnings. If there is still a tie after those three categories, then there will be a high-card drawing to decide the series champion.

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