PokerGO Monthly Preview: April 2022

By Tim Duckworth
April 01, 2022

The PokerGO action will ramp up in April with the continuation of Season 9 of High Stakes Poker along with the return to tournament action in North Cyprus.

Following the Super High Roller Series Europe, PokerGO’s newest tournament series will take center stage with the PGT Heads-Up Showdown attracting a mix of PGT players, poker professionals, and celebrities to play a 32-player heads-up tournament over three days.

PokerGO Preview April

High Stakes Poker

The highly anticipated Season 9 of High Stakes Poker continues in April as we approach the midway point of the season.

April will kick off the stakes being raised to $500/$1,000 and a new line-up of players for the next three episodes. Bryn Kenney makes his Season 9 debut, while Tom Dwan, Jean-Robert Bellande, Phil Ivey, Krish Menon, Jennifer Tilly, Garrett Adelstein, and Daniel Negreanu all return.

The final episode of the month will see a new line-up take a seat, and Stanley Tang and Eric Perrson will be making their High Stakes Poker debuts alongside Kenney, Dwan, Ivey, Adelstein, Menon, and Patrik Antonius.

Watch new High Stakes Poker episodes every Monday at 8 pm. ET.

Super High Roller Series Europe

The Super High Roller Series Europe returns to the Merit Royal Hotel Casino & Spa in North Cyprus with a ten-event series that includes the $250,000 buy-in Super High Roller Bowl Europe.

Super High Roller Series Europe kicks off on April 7 following Triton Cyprus with nine events and buy-ins ranging from $25,000 to $100,000 and including No-Limit Hold’em, Pot-Limit Omaha, and Short Deck events. Excluding the final event, all events are set to play out over two days with most of the final tables airing on the PokerGO YouTube channel.

The marquee event of the series will begin on April 13 with the $250,000 buy-in single reentry Super High Roller Bowl Europe set to attract players from around the world. The Super High Roller Bowl Europe will be the biggest buy-in tournament of 2022 so far with a mix of high-stakes players, online veterans, and a mix of amateurs and business set to compete for a prize pool expected to reach $10 million in prize money.

The player that earns the most PGT points throughout the series will earn a $25,000 championship bonus and be crowned the Super High Roller Series Championship winner.

Super High Roller Series Europe final tables and Super High Roller Bowl Europe will air on PokerGO’s YouTube Channel from April 8-15.

PGT Heads-Up Showdown

One of poker’s early favorite shows was the NBC National Heads-Up Championship which concluded in 2013, and now the concept is being brought back to life on PokerGO with the $25,000 buy-in PGT Heads-Up Showdown.

The 32-player invitational will see the top 16 players on the PGT leaderboard following the conclusion of the U.S. Poker Open offered a seat, while the remaining seats will be made up of PokerGO invitees that include celebrities and poker professionals.

Some of the players that have confirmed to be part of the PGT Heads-Up Showdown include poker professionals Phil Hellmuth, Antonio Esfandiari, Maria Ho, Dan Cates, Nick Schulman, Jake Daniels, Chino Rheem, and Shaun Deeb, along with businessmen Simon Yu, Bill Klein, Eric Persson, and Stanley Tang.

Watch the PGT Heads-Up Showdown from April 21-23, at 4 p.m. ET.

What Did You Miss in March?

It was a busy March on PokerGO with the continuation of High Stakes Poker, return of the U.S. Poker Open, and the inaugural StormX Invitational.

Season 9 of High Stakes Poker in March would see a new line-up of players that included Xuan Liu, Krish Menon, Jennifer Tilly, and Garrett Adelstein making their High Stakes Poker debuts.

StormX partnered with PokerGO for the first-ever StormX Invitational that included notable poker professionals, crypto entrepreneurs, investors, and celebrities. Oliver Blakey topped the 111-entrant field and pocketed the $183,150 first-place prize.

The month concluded with the fourth installment of the U.S. Poker Open. The series was dominated by the appearance of Phil Hellmuth and a Japanese contingent that included Tamon Nakamura and Masashi Oya. In the race to win the Golden Eagle Trophy and $50,000 championship bonus, it came down to the final heads-up match of the series as Sean Winter would emerge victorious to win back-to-back events and be crowned the 2022 U.S. Poker Open champion.

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Tim Duckworth

After finding the game of poker while completing his Bachelor of Commerce degree at university, Tim Duckworth’s life took an unexpected turn as he found himself covering his first poker tournament following the 2007 World Series of Poker. That tournament would kickstart his freelance poker journalist career that has seen him travel the entire world […]

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