Max Hoffman Tops Poker Go Tour Mixed Games Series Leaderboard

13 Mar 2024
Jonathan Raab 13 Mar 2024
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  • Mixed Games Series of Poker Go Tour Concludes
  • Alex Livingston wins Championship Event
  • Max Hoffman tops series leaderboard
Max Hoffman, Poker Go Mixed Games Champion
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Max Hoffman tops Poker Go Tour’s Mixed Games Series leaderboard.

The Mixed Games Series of the Poker Go Tour has ended at the Poker Go studio at Aria Las Vegas. The ten events featured ten different mixed game disciplines with buy-ins starting from $5,100. The series culminated in a $25,000 buy-in 10-Game Championship event, which was won by Canadian player Alex Livingston, while Max Hoffman claimed the player of the series gong by topping the leaderboard.

10-Game Championship Winner

Alex Livingston, Mixed Games Championship Winner
The 10-Game Championship event saw 41 entrants cough up the $25,000 buy-in, with just 13 players making it through to the second day of the tournament. However only six players would make the money and it was Jared Bleznik would would be the unfortunate player to bubble, eliminated by Livingston. Livingston had assumed the chip lead with eight players left, however Dylan Weissman had caught up with and the stacks were fauly level by the time the heads-up encounter began. It was not long before Livingston began to pull away again and victory was secured when the game rotation was on No Limit 2-7 Single Draw. This was Livingston’s first PGT title, however he ha 25 previous cashes on the tour. This victory also saw him climb into the top 10 of the Canadian all-time money list.

Event Results

There were ten events and these created ten different champions. In total 114 unique players contested the mixed game series, with 542 entries. The list of event winners reads like a who’s who of elite mixed game players, with John Hennigan, Dan Shak, Dan Zack, Mori Eskandani and John Racener all finding their way into the winner’s enclosure at some point during the festival. There were also narrow misses for other mixed game luminaries, such as Benny Glaser, who was runner up in the $5k H.O.R.S.E opener.

EventEntrantsWinner1st Prize
Event #1: $5,100 H.O.R.S.E.87Maksim Pisarenko$117,450
Event #2: $5,100 8-Game89John Hennigan$120,150
Event #3: $10,200 H.O.R.S.E.63Mori Eskandani$201,600
Event #4: $10,200 8-game61Dan Zack$195,200
Event #5: $10,200 Triple Stud Mix42John Racener$151,200
Event #6: $10,200 Triple Draw Mix47Jerry Wong$164,500
Event #7: $10,200 Dealer's Choice47Philip Sternheimer$367,500
Event #8: $10,200 Big Bet Mix37Dan Shak$133,200
Event #9: $25,300 10-Game Championship41Alex Livingston$324,465
Event #10: $5,100 No-Limit 2-7 Single Draw28Walter Chambers$63,000

Mixed Games Leaderboard

Although no player won two events, some players did cash multiple times. Max Hoffman, who topped the Leaderboard didn’t win an event during the series. He went close several times, including two runner-up finishes, 4th place in the Championship event and two further minor cashes. The Hoff is a relative newcomer to the high stakes tour and the $376,000 in prize money that he won at the mixed games series represents more than half his lifetime earnings from live tournament poker. He received the PGT Gold Cup and a $10,000 PGT Passport for his admirable display at this series.

Another player who didn’t win a title but nevertheless had a strong series was Daniel Negreanu. The GG Poker ambassador missed out on a title in the $10k Dealers choice and had three further cashes for just over $250k in combined prize money.

1stMax HoffmanUnited States$376,300331
2ndDan ZackUnited States$348,950287
3rdJerry WongUnited States$260,150261
4thJohn HenniganUnited States$256,900256
5thDaniel NegreanuCanada$252,350252
6thDylan WeismanUnited States$375,935233
7thAlex LivingstonCanada$335,590232
8thJohn RacenerUnited States$255,400222
9thJeremy AusmusUnited States$214,800215
10thMori EskandaniUnited States$201,600202

Overall 2024 PGT Leaderbaard

David Coleman remains at the top of the overall 2024 PGT Leaderboard, however with two cashes at the Mixed Games Series, Dylan Weissman has now moved into second place and Daniel Negreanu’s four cashes also helped elevate him into 5th place overall. With most of the season still to come, there’s still a long way to go before the 2024 leaderboard winner is known. Livingston is now in tenth place overall.

The PokerGoTour now takes a break for a week before the PGT Pot Limit Omaha Series runs from 20-29 March.

Aria High Roller Series Schedule Revealed

PokerGo has released its schedule for the Aria High Roller Series, which runs from June 19th-July 8th, in tandem with the WSOP. The series includes nine Pot Limit Omaha tournaments, with buy-ins ranging from $5,000-$15,000 plus four No Limit Hold’em events, all priced at $10,000. PokerGo is one of the few tours that rewards players for being in their seats at the start of the tournament, as players only have to pay a $100 fee if they register before cards are in the air. Players entering late or re-entering are required to pay a fee of between $300-$700, depending on the buy-in of the tournament.

Start DateEvent #Event
Jun-191$5,000 Pot-Limit Omaha
Jun-202$5,000 Pot-Limit Omaha
Jun-243$10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha
Jun-254$10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha
Jun-275$10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha
Jun-286$10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha
Jul-017$15,000 Pot-Limit Omaha
Jul-028$5,000 Pot-Limit Omaha
Jul-039$5,000 Pot-Limit Omaha
Jul-0410$10,000 No-Limit Hold'em
Jul-0511$10,000 No-Limit Hold'em
Jul-0612$10,000 No-Limit Hold'em
Jul-0713$10,000 No-Limit Hold'em
Jul-0814$10,000 No-Limit Hold'em

PokerGo Coverage of the WSOP

The release of the WSOP bracelet schedule also enabled PokerGo to reveal its plan for televised final tables at the 55th World Series of Poker this summer. While yet to confirm exactly which tournaments will be covered, PokerGo has indicated that this will likely include the $50,000 Players Championship, the $250,000 High Roller, the $1,500 Monster Stack, the $1,000 Ladies Championship and the Tournament of Champions. in 2023 30 different events had PokerGo TV coverage, including the $10,000 WSOP Main Event. A similar level of coverage is expected in 2024.

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