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The PokerGO Tour To Feature Tons Of High-Stakes Action In Early 2022

by Donnie Peters |  Published: Dec 15, 2021

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The world of high-stakes tournament poker isn’t slowing down. The PokerGO Tour# had a superb first year of action, and 2022 sets up to be even bigger for the PokerGO Tour.
Through the first half of November, the PokerGO Tour awarded more than $200 million in prize money and attracted more than 15,000 total entries. Already on the schedule are a few high-profile events, and we’re here to take a closer look at what players and fans can expect.

Before we dive into what’s in store for the early portion of the PokerGO Tour in 2022, let’s first remind everyone what the PokerGO Tour is. The PokerGO Tour is the official tour and ranking system celebrating the most elite professional poker players in the world. The PGT aims to be like the ranking systems used in professional sports around the world, ranking the best poker players in the world in tournaments with a buy-in of $10,000 or more.

Venetian High Rollers and New Stairway To Millions

Kicking off the year with a bang, the first month of the PokerGO Tour is filled with several big buy-in events. First up, the PokerGO Tour heads to The Venetian Resort Las Vegas for a series of four high roller tournaments from Jan. 5-8. There is one Venetian High Roller per day during that span. The first two will be $10,000 buy-in tournaments and the third is a $15,000 competition. The ante is upped once again for the fourth event of the group, a $25,000 tournament.

After those events at The Venetian Resort Las Vegas, it’s time for the first-ever Stairway To Millions tournament series. Held at the PokerGO Studio, the eight-event series allows players the opportunity to compete for $3 million in total prizes and the chance to run a $1,000 buy-in up to a $100,000 buy-in. Those not playing will be pleased to learn that the Stairway To Millions will be live streamed for viewing on PokerGO.com.

PokerGO Cup Is Back

The inaugural PokerGO Cup took place in July 2021, with none other than Daniel Negreanu becoming the first-ever PokerGO Cup winner. Come 2022, Negreanu will be looking to defend his title as the series returns to the PokerGO Studio in Las Vegas.

In its second installment, the PokerGO Cup features eight different tournaments and the buy-ins increase from $10,000 to $100,000 as the series goes on. Individual tournament titles will be up for grabs, but so will the overall PokerGO Cup title that Negreanu triumphantly claimed in the first edition of the series. The player to earn the most points across the entire series will be crowned the second PokerGO Cup champion.

Just as it was in 2021, the PokerGO Cup will be live streamed on PokerGO.com.

Marching To Russia For Super High Roller Bowl

When March rolls around, it’s time for another Super High Roller Series and Super High Roller Bowl. This time, the tournament heads to Casino Sochi in Russia for Super High Roller Bowl Russia presented by Luxon Pay. The series includes 11 different events. Among those 11 is the $250,000 buy-in Super High Roller Bowl Russia that will without a doubt attract some of the biggest and best names in the game.

Also on the schedule for the Super High Roller Series Russia are $25,000, $50,000, and $100,000 buy-in events. No event on the schedule has a buy-in of less than $25,000, so the stakes will be through the roof.

U.S. Poker Open Back For A Fourth Time

The U.S. Poker Open also returns in 2022. For the fourth time in history, the U.S. Poker Open will occupy the PokerGO Studio in Las Vegas. Stephen Chidwick won the first-ever U.S. Poker Open in 2018, then it was David Peters winning the series in 2019 and 2021 (the series was not held in 2020 due to the pandemic). Both times that Peters won the series title, Sean Winter finished in second place on the leaderboard.

The 2022 U.S. Poker Open is a 12-event series that includes no-limit hold’em, pot-limit Omaha, and eight-game tournaments. The main event is a $50,000 buy-in tournament.
Similar to some of PokerGO’s other tournament series, there is a series leaderboard for the U.S. Poker Open and the player to earn the most points across all events will be crowned the 2022 U.S. Poker Open champion.

To date, Peters has the most U.S. Poker Open tournament wins with five of them under his belt. Stephen Chidwick has four, and then Ali Imsirovic and Sean Winter have two each.

Poker fans from around the world can watch live streams of the 2022 U.S. Poker Open on PokerGO.com.

Debut of PokerGO Heads-Up Championship 

A brand new event from PokerGO is the PokerGO Heads-Up Championship. This tournament has a $100,000 buy-in and will feature 32 players competing in a heads-up bracket-style tournament. High-stakes heads-up tournaments tend to bring out poker’s most elite players, and that is what can be expected in the first-ever PokerGO Heads-Up Championship.

Super High Roller Bowl VII

The World Series of Poker is expected to move back to its normal time slot in the summer in 2022, and right before it will be the big and bad Super High Roller Bowl VII. With a $300,000 buy-in, the game’s best will definitely be out for this one, and it all takes place in Las Vegas at the famed PokerGO Studio.

The Super High Roller Bowl has created some of the most exciting and storied moments in poker, and there is always several millions of dollars up for grabs in addition to the SHRB championship ring. In 2021, the Super High Roller Bowl was won by Michael Addamo for $3.4 million. Past winners include Brian Rast, Rainer Kempe, Christoph Vogelsang, Justin Bonomo, and Isaac Haxton.

As always, live coverage of the Super High Roller Bowl will be available to viewers around the world on PokerGO.com.

2022 WSOP Action On PokerGO

The 2021 World Series of Poker was incredible, and all signs point to the 2022 WSOP moving back to the summer time slot that the poker community has known for so many years. PokerGO plans to live stream dozens of events from the 2022 WSOP, including several that will count for the PokerGO Tour. Be sure to stay tuned for more information on the 2022 WSOP, including PokerGO’s live streaming schedule.

The PokerGO Tour# schedule will grow as more events are announced. Events such as the Poker Masters and Super High Roller Bowl have yet to be announced and will be included when they are, as will the plethora of ARIA High Roller tournaments that will be on the schedule once those are scheduled. For current PokerGO Tour information, check out PokerGOnews.com. ♠