When it comes to the PokerGO Tour (PGT) Leaderboard, it’s not simply one of the most popular high roller series of the year. This implies that in 2023, the PGT Championship will be a $500,000 guaranteed freeroll event to wrap out the season.
The top 40 players from the PGT leaderboard and the winners of a few ‘Dream Seats’ to the PGT Championship, all of whom are vying for a piece of the $1,000,000 prize pool, will be invited to participate in the final tournament. The 2023 PGT Player of the Year will get a $50,000 bonus in addition to beginning the PGT Championship with the most chips.
It’s worth noting that this year’s champions of the PokerGO Cup, U.S. Poker Open, and Poker Masters will each get a $50,000 prize, while the winners of the just concluded PGT Mixed Games Series and the next PGT PLO Series will receive $25,000 bonuses. During March 11-19, 2023, nine tournaments with buy-ins between $2,200 and $25,000 will take place as part of the PGT PLO Series.
Sequence of PGT PLOs
MMA’s “Weis Man”
Dylan Weisman is one player who can’t wait for the PLO Series to begin. The popular Californian is a past winner inside the PokerGO Studio at ARIA and has won over $1.2 million on the live felt and had a run at the WSOP Player of the Year leaderboard in 2022. He feels that a Pot Limit Omaha series has been a long time in coming.
With a twinkle in his eye, he exclaims, “I am delighted that the PokerGO Tour is conducting a PLO Series.” I’ve been requesting more PLO high rollers for a while, and they’ve been really open to my requests. In my opinion, this is going to be the most enjoyable series I’ve ever participated in since Tim (Duckworth), Paul (Campbell), and Cary (Katz) always make sure the players’ voices are heard.
A $25,000 bonus is up for grabs for the PLO Series champion. Nevertheless, is it the same as bragging rights among the most exclusive group of poker players—the mixed game high rollers?
Most poker players “consider it to be the money,” as Dylan puts it. Winning a PGT tournament, where you compete against the top players in the world, is a huge honor in my book. As a result, I believe it is necessary to prioritize financial concerns at the very top.
Attempting to Win the Championship
Despite the prevalence of the phrase “cash is king,” Dylan and many others would argue that tournaments are where it’s at. The money is crucial to the success of the business, obviously. Similar to other event series, the PokerGO Cup starts out with a $10,000 High Roller event (equivalent to the buy-in for the WSOP Main Event) before increasing the stakes for later tournaments. Is it more important to get out to a quick start or to time that momentum well, given that there are more points available in the latter events?
“Time management during the series is crucial, but pre-series preparation is even more crucial for the PGT PLO Series. I’ve been training my body, clearing my mind with meditation and breathwork, and sharpening my poker skills. You shouldn’t try to pace yourself throughout the course of the series, but rather come in prepared to play for 10 days in a row.
Please Vote for Your Preferred Mixed Game.
We aren’t shocked that Weisman has already attained such an elite mentality. Weisman is a devotee of all mixed games and has won a WSOP bracelet for his efforts in the $1,000 buy-in PLO 8-Handed event in 2021, beating out Craig Chait in the finals.
“Deuce-to-seven triple draw is the best mixed game in my opinion. I was so excited that I bet all I had on a satty and won it yesterday! His expression changes to one of amusement. In 2022, he won Event #10 of the U.S. Poker Open to add to the WSOP bracelet he received the year before. Also played in Pot Limit Omaha, but with a much higher buy-in of $25,000.
Credit: PokerGO for the image of Dylan Weisman at the US Poker Open
As a member of the mixed game poker sub-set, Weisman is pleased with his victory against Cary Katz in the heads-up finals for the first prize of $416,500. This was his greatest payoff to date on the live feel.
I agree with him that a smaller community is better for mixed game players. In a way, it’s not dissimilar to the PLO community, as we’re all a member of the same compact ecosystem and have strong incentives to maintain it. A large number of individuals collaborate to ensure the smooth operation of the games. Small towns are great because “everyone knows each other, and you get a variety of different personalities, which is very interesting.”
Does PLO Remain a Sub-Genre?
Weisman has done more than just win; he has contributed to the expansion of the game by developing PLO Launchpad for Upswing Poker. The game of Pot Limit Omaha has been more popular in recent years. The high degree of unpredictability makes it difficult to win in the short or even medium term using normal plays and tactics, leading many to consider it the least solvable of all poker variations.
To this day, I maintain that mixed-gender games constitute a small subset of the overall gaming market. Even Weisman has to admit that this is true. In terms of whether or not it’s best for the bankroll, I believe that there is a great deal of room for development in mixed games, and the quantity of training [for them] is increasing steadily. With poker, it’s more vital to establish a strategy that works for you over the long term than it is to play a certain game or format.
Being a professional poker player, Dylan Weisman is anticipated to perform well in the forthcoming PGT PLO Series. He has already shown his ability to win large pots in PLO tournaments several times. Whether or not the strongest opponents are waiting for him, Weisman’s dedication to PLO is motivational and demonstrates that there are no limitations to what can be accomplished if you’re willing to put in the time and effort.