PokerGO Monthly Preview: February 2022

By Tim Duckworth
February 01, 2022

The new year kicked off on PokerGO with a mix of new and old content throughout January that included the debut of the Stairway To Millions and return of High Stakes Duel.

February will be a month of returning programming with the PokerGO Cup being followed by the GPI Global Poker Awards and then the Season 9 premier of High Stakes Poker.

PokerGO Preview February

PokerGO Cup

The inaugural PokerGO Cup was held in July 2021 and will now relocate to February 2-10, 2022, at the PokerGO Studio at ARIA Resort & Casino.

The eight-event schedule will consist exclusively of No-Limit Hold’em events with buy-ins beginning at $10,000 and concluding with the $100,000 finale. In 2021, Daniel Negreanu pipped Sam Soverel and Ali Imsirovic in the final event to be crowned the PokerGO Cup Champion and receive the $50,000 championship bonus and PokerGO Cup.

Both the championship bonus and PokerGO Cup will return in 2022 with all players looking to follow in the footsteps of Negreanu and be crowned the next PokerGO Champion.

All PokerGO Cup final tables will be available on with Brent Hanks and Jeff Platt providing commentary, while Events #1 – 5 will also air on the PokerGO YouTube channel for free. The final three events will have a one-hour preview on the PokerGO YouTube channel with Remko Rinkema and Donnie Peters on the call.

Watch PokerGO Cup final tables from February 3-10, at 4 p.m. ET.

GPI Global Poker Awards

Following a hiatus in 2021, the Global Poker Awards return for 2022 and will be hosted by Jeff Platt and Drea Renee.

A total of 26 awards will be presented at the Global Poker Awards ceremony and include the presentation of 2021 GPI Players of the Year, GPI Breakout Player, Best Event, Tournament Director, Bet Podcast, and Media Content for Photo, Video, and Written.

GPI Global Poker Awards PokerGO

A who’s who of the poker industry is expected to be in attendance with the entire Global Poker Awards airing exclusively on

Watch the 2022 Global Poker Awards on Friday, February 18, at 8 p.m. ET.

High Stakes Poker

The highly anticipated premiere of Season 9 of High Stakes Poker is finally here with episodes available exclusively on starting in February.

Some of the game’s biggest names take a seat on this season of High Stakes Poker including Phil Ivey, Tom Dwan, Daniel Negreanu, Patrik Antonius, and Doyle Brunson. Players making their High Stakes Poker debut include Garrett Adelstein, Koray Aldemir, Jennifer Tilly, and DoorDash Co-Founder Stanley Tang.

Watch Season 9 of High Stakes Poker exclusively on starting in February.

What Did You Miss in January?

The debut of the Stairway To Millions crowned multiple new PokerGO winners, while PokerGO Tour regulars Chance Kornuth and Nick Petrangelo each collected two victories.

Round 3 of High Stakes Duel III between Tom Dwan and Phil Hellmuth would see both players battling over the $400,000 prize pool. Hellmuth would avenge his loss against Dwan in Round 2 and emerged victorious and progressed into Round 4 where an unprecedented $800,000 would be on the line.

Dwan has the first right to challenge and take a seat across from Hellmuth, but if he doesn’t, plenty of new players will be looking to take on the eight-time High Stakes Duel winner. For Hellmuth, he still needs two more victories to be crowned the High Stakes Duel III champion meaning that a Round 5 is on the schedule where there will be a $1.6 million winner’s purse awaiting.

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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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