PokerGO Monthly Preview: April 2024

By Tim Duckworth
April 01, 2024

The No-Limit Hold’em tournament action returns in April on PokerGO, with the sixth installment of the U.S. Poker Open. Late in the month will be the inaugural Texas Poker Open, which features a $3,300 buy-in and a $2,000,000 prize pool guarantee. After the Main Event is livestreamed, the final four of seven high rollers will be streamed live.

High Stakes Poker episodes from Season 12 continue, while another Celebrity Poker Tour Game Night will also fill the video calendar for the month.

PokerGO Preview April

High Stakes Poker

Season 12 of High Stakes Poker continues with $1,000/$2,000 No-Limit Hold’em equally the biggest stakes playing in the show’s history. Brandon Adams, Stanley Tang, Santhosh Suvarna, Justin Gavri, Nik Airball, Charles Yu, and Andrew Robl battle against each other with six-figure pots traded back-and-forth.

These players will see out the season with the nosebleed stakes remaining through to the season finale on May 13.

Watch Season 12 episodes of High Stakes Poker every Monday at 8 p.m. ET.

U.S. Poker Open

The sixth annual U.S. Poker Open continues from the PokerGO Studio with every final table livestreamed on PokerGO.

All eight events will be exclusively No-Limit Hold’em with buy-ins starting at $5,100 and concluding with the $25,200 finale. The player that earns the most PGT points during the U.S. Poker Open will win the $25,000 championship bonus and be awarded the U.S. Poker Open Golden Eagle.

Stephen Chidwick won the inaugural U.S. Poker Open in 2018 on the back of winning two events and finishing runner-up in another to amass $1,256,600 in series earnings. David Peters won the next two series titles and won a total of four events from seven cashes in 2019 and 2021. The 2022 series would see Sean Winter win the final two events to claim the series title from his $1,196,000 in series earnings.

The U.S. Poker Open defending champion is Martin Zamani. He won the $50k No-Limit Hold’em finale for $666,000 in prize money, and when combined with his three additional cashes, he topped Ren Lin and Sam Soverel to be awarded the U.S. Poker Open Golden Eagle trophy.

Watch U.S. Poker Open final tables from April 9 to 17.

Texas Poker Open

The PGT is heading to Champions Club Texas in Houston for the inaugural Texas Poker Open from April 24 to May 5. The marquee event of the series will be the $3,300 buy-in No-Limit Hold’em Main Event which includes a $2,000,000 prize pool guarantee.

Every day of the Main Event will be livestreamed on the PokerGO YouTube channel, and once the Main Event concludes, the final four PGT high roller final tables will be livestreamed. In total, there are seven high rollers on the Texas Poker Open schedule, and along with the $3,300 buy-in Main Event, they will all earn PGT points and have live reporting on

Watch Texas Poker Open livestreams from April 24 to May 3.

Celebrity Poker Tour Game Night

The second Game Night from the Celebrity Poker Tour takes center stage in the PokerGO Studio Triangle Room on April 19. Another sit-n-go featuring a wide array of poker players and social media influencers will compete for the $10,000 first-place prize and $5,000 runner-up prize.

The first Game Night held in March would see Maria Ho crowned the winner after defeating Tommy Unold heads-up at a table that included Washington Commanders running back Austin Ekeler, poker players Brad Owen, Alexander Seibt, and Ethan Yau, and social media influencers Trent Attyah and Bryce Hall.

Watch Celebrity Poker Tour Game Night II on April 19 at 6 p.m. PT.

What Did You Miss in March?

It was another busy month on PokerGO with March hosting two tournament series at the PokerGO Studio, the culmination of No Gamble, No Future, and continued episodes of the brand-new season of High Stakes Poker.

PGT Mixed Games and PGT PLO Series final tables played out from the PokerGO Studio Triangle Room with Poker Hall of Famers winning PGT titles during the month. PokerGO’s own President Mori Eskandani won the $10k H.O.R.S.E., while John Hennigan claimed victory in $10k 8-Game. Alex Livingston topped the series by winning the $25k 10-Game Championship.

The Finish pros dominated the PGT PLO Series presented by PLO Mastermind as Eelis Parssinen and Samuli Sipila won two titles each. Sipila would also be crowned the PGT PLO Series champion after his runner-up finish to Seth Davies in the $25k Pot-Limit Omaha Championship.

The fourth season of No Gamble, No Future concluded with a final lineup of Nik Airball, Brandon Adams, Matt Kirk, The Professor, Eric Wong, and Jean-Robert Bellande playing $200/$400 No-Limit Hold’em and Pot-Limit Omaha.

The 12th season of High Stakes Poker continued with a new lineup of players that included Jean-Robert Bellande, Chino Rheem, Santhosh Suvarna, Nik Airball, Phil Laak, Vivian Yang, and Andrew Robl playing $200/$400 No-Limit Hold’em. The final episode of the month included a new wave of players as Brandon Adams, Stanley Tang, and Justin Gavri joined Suvarna, Airball, and Robl for $1,000/$2,000 No-Limit Hold’em.

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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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