Plenty of PGT Action Taking Place

The PokerGO Tour Mixed Series is currently taking place at the PokerGO Studio in Las Vegas, and it’s an event that is attracting plenty of big names. This series is typically reserved for some of the best poker players in the sport, and there have been some terrific battles that have taken place. 

The PGT Dealer’s Choice event was held on Wednesday, and the action at the final table was better than anyone could have expected. Philip Sternheimer was able to come away with a win at the event, and he got the better of Hall of Fame poker player Daniel Negreanu. 

This tournament featured a $10,200 buy-in, and the top five places were all paid out at least $37,000. Only 47 players entered this event, but it set the stage for a tremendous battle throughout the two days. 

Negreanu wasn’t the only Hall of Fame poker player competing in this event as Phil Hellmuth was also in the mix. 

Negreanu Looking to Improve

It was a poor year for Negreanu in 2023, and he went back to the drawing board ahead of 2024. He was unable to come away with a win in this event, but a second place finish could be a sign of big things to come throughout the year. 

After losing out on more than $2 million in 2023, Negreanu was going to limit his live tournaments in 2024 for a chance to rest. At some point Negreanu would like to win some tournaments, but getting paid is the ultimate goal.

Hellmuth was one of five players that got to the final table on Day 2, but he wasn’t able to do much before bowing out of the contest. It was Negreanu that made the next big move when he was able to eliminate Maxx Coleman to leave just three players at the final table. 

Negreanu had the chip lead heading into day two of action, but Sternheimer wasn’t far behind. Adam Friedman kept some pressure on the top two players in this field, but ultimately went out in third place after getting burned on the river. 

At one point Negreanu actually doubled up on chips to Sternheimer, but the two would go back-and-forth for a number of hands. It was a hand of stud hi-lo that ended the night for Negreanu and allowed Sternheimer to win the tournament title. 

A Look at Other Results

This was the seventh event at the PGT Mixed Series, and it was the fifth straight tournament with a buy-in of $10,200. There have been many different styles of poker played throughout the series, and that will be the case moving forward as well.

Mori Eskandani was the biggest winner so far in the series as he took home $201,600 by winning a game of H.O.R.S.E. in event number three. There will be a total of 10 tournaments throughout this series, as the final events take place this weekend.


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