Mixed games have become not only part of the poker landscape, but for many high stakes players, something to watch out for when they appear on the horizon. The spring 2023 edition of PokerGO Tour (PGT) Mixed Games Series was such a hit with players that the company decided to run it back and deliver a fall version, too. Indeed, it’s one of poker’s biggest mixed game extravaganzas to take place, and across nine events, there will be buy-ins that range from $5,100 up to $25,300.
PGT Mixed Games Series Satellite Schedule
While the nine events that begin on October 5th will be sure to enthrall poker fans, the satellites to the action also take place inside the world-famous PokerGO Studio at ARIA in Las Vegas and those start today with a $750 buy-in satellite to the 10-Game Event later in the week. Tomorrow, we’ll see players ‘pony up’ $1,450 in the H.O.R.S.E. satellite which, like all the events in this series, kicks off at 12pm local time.
After Wednesday sees players battle it out in the 8-Game satellite that costs $1,450 to play, the games truly begin on October 5 as the race to become PGT Mixed Game Series winner begins. Whoever does end the nine-event series top of the pile will win a $25,000 Championship Bonus to be awarded to the series champion.
Back in February of this year, the inaugural PGT Mixed Games Series was held in the PokerGO Studio and it was a roaring success. Over the course of eight events, there were 538 total entries and almost $6 million awarded in prize money, with $5,975,000 paid out in total. The eventual champion was Dan Zack who took home an incredible $524,700, cashing five times and piling up an unassailable 352 leaderboard points. Zack will not be in attendance to go for back-to-back titles, but for a good reason… he is getting married during the event series.
PGT Mixed Games Series Headline Events
The nature of poker’s mixed games is that every player will have a favorite event which effectively is ‘their’ Main Event. With series entry fees ranging from an ‘EPT’ level of $5,100 up to a ‘high roller’ typical $25,300, there is one more event added the schedule this series. The biggest by buy-in is the $25,300 10-Game Championship, which kicks off on Friday, October 13th; unlucky for some, but lucky for others.
Kicking off proceedings is Event #1, the $10,200-entry H.O.R.S.E. tournament. This is sure to give fans a good gauge as to who’ll be taking part throughout the series and the strength of numbers involved. The $5,100 buy-in 10-Game ‘Mini’ Championship this coming Saturday, October 7th, is also sure to be a pointer as to the overall picture in terms of whether this series’ attendance will set a new record.
Beyond the aforementioned tournaments, there will be a $10,200 8-Game Mix, a $10,200 Triple Stud Mix event, a $10,200 buy-in Dealer’s Choice and $10,200 Triple Draw Mix all set to take place on Monday-Thursday of the second week. The $25,300 entry 10-Game Championship will be followed by the final event of the series, a No Limit 2-7 Single Draw single day event costing $5,100 to play.
PGT Mixed Games Series Player Perks
As usual, among the huge perks of playing in the PGT Mixed Games Series is that not only do all events start at noon in Las Vegas, anyone registering on time pays a vastly smaller registration fee. The PokerGO Studio at ARIA Resort & Casino is the place to be and complimentary food and drink at selected ARIA restaurants while players take part is another massive benefit.
Players who take part in the PGT Mixed Games Series will also enjoy a poker hotel room rate at ARIA Resort & Casino and with PGT points on offer very close to the end of the season, it’s all to play for outside of the Mixed Games Series itself. Whoever finishes in the Top 40 ranked players on the PokerGO Tour will win a seat into the 2023 PGT Championship.
The $1,000,000 freeroll PGT Championship will take place in January, with qualifying players now desperately needing to rack up the points to make the cut. As such, the PGT Mixed Games Series provides the ideal opportunity to solidify one’s place in the ‘Big One’ where starting stacks will reflect players’ leaderboard points earned throughout the season. Moreover, whoever ends 2023 at the top of the PGT Leaderboard will win PGT Player of the Year and be awarded the $50,000 top prize.
2023 PGT Mixed Games Series Schedule
|Date||Event Details||Entry||On-Time Fee||Late/Re-Entry Fee|
|Thu, Oct 5th||H.O.R.S.E.||$10,000||$200||$600|
|Fri, Oct 6th||Big Bet Mix||$10,000||$200||$600|
|Sat, Oct 7th||10-Game Mini Championship||$5,000||$100||$300|
|Mon, Oct 9th||8-Game||$10,000||$200||$600|
|Tue, Oct 10th||Triple Stud Mix||$10,000||$200||$600|
|Wed, Oct 11th||Dealer’s Choice||$10,000||$200||$600|
|Thu, Oct 12th||Triple Draw Mix||$10,000||$200||$600|
|Fri, Oct 13th||10-Game Championship||$25,000||$300||$1,000|
|Sat, Oct 14th||NL 2-7 Single Draw (1 Day)||$5,000||$100||$300|