The 2022 PokerGo Tour begins on Wednesday in Las Vegas with the second season of a pro tour catering to high rollers competing all year-round in high balla events to determine the 2022 PGT Player of the Year. The first series of 2022 PGT events occurs at the Venetian in Las Vegas and through this weekend with four rake-free high roller events including two $10K, one $15K, and a $25K event.
Get ready for the triumphant return of the PokerGo Tour. The first season of the inaugural PokerGo Tour was a smashing success, and the second season is underway in Sin City as we speak. Just a couple of weeks ago, Ali Imsirovic was crowned the 2021 PokerGo Tour Player of the Year after he crushed his peers with a massive lead on the PGT leaderboard. Imsirovic accumulated the most points thanks to 14 total victories and 34 cashes on the PGT in 2021. He banked a $200K bonus and also has bragging rights.
The 2022 PokerGo Tour did not waste any time before the 2022 season began. The PGT organizers hopes that the sophomore season will surpass last year's popularity with an expanded roster of events and a couple new innovations.
Cards went in the air today in Las Vegas for the start of the 2022 PGT with four events at the Venetian. Then the hoi polloi saunters across the street to play at PokerGo's home base at the Aria Casino with eight events in the new Stairway to Millions series. At the end of January, there's also a solo event down in Florida with the $25K Seminole High Roller at the Seminole Hard Rock in Hollywood, Florida.
In the first week of February, there eight events at the 2022 PokerGo Cup plus the $25K PokerGo Heads-Up Championship. In the last week in February, there's four more Aria High Rollers.
In March the PGT heads to Russia. Yes, a high-ball sojourn to Russia! What could possibly go wrong? The Triton Russia series has four events for the 2022 PGT, and then there's the SHRS Russia with nine high-roller events, plus the $250,000 Super High Roller Bowl Russia.
The 2022 PokerGo Tour returns to America in mid-March with their version of March Madness. There's 12 events at the Aria Casino for the popular 2022 US Poker Open. Oh, and don't forget about the $300,000 buy-in Super High Roller Bowl.
That's a stacked schedule for the PGT, and it's only for the first 90 days of 2022.
So how about today? The Venetian series kicked off with back-to-back $10,000 buy-in events on Wednesday and Thursday. On Friday, there's a $15K buy-in tournament for the third event. The fourth and final event at the Venetian is slated for Saturday with a $25,000 affair.
All of the PGT events at the Venetian are single-day, re-entry events. The Venetian will play seven-handed with the exception of a nine-handed unofficial final table. As always, PGT events have a 30-second shot clock (with extensions) so there's no need to worry about tanking.