Alex Livingston Closes Out PGT Mixed Games Series; Four Final Tables For Negreanu

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PGT Mixed Games Festival

The latest PokerGO Tour (PGT) series wrapped up this week with the completion of PGT Mixed Games 2024, a series that ran Feb. 28-March 8 and consisted of various mixed game events with buy-ins ranging from $5,100 to $25,300.

While he didn’t take home any trophies, the true dominator of the high-stakes mixed game series was Daniel Negreanu, who made four final tables including a runner-up finish in the $10,200 Dealer’s Choice event for $103,400 (which PokerNews recapped here) and a third-place finish in the $10,200 Big Bet Mix event for $55,000.

Negreanu promised quality over quantity in the new year after losing over $2 million in poker tournaments in 2023, and he is certainly delivering.

Poker Hall of Famers Go Back-to-Back in Mixed Games Series

Negreanu Can’t Stop Shak

Dan Shak
Dan Shak

Negreanu’s fourth final table of the PGT Mixed Game series came in Event #8: $10,200 Big Bet Mix, which drew 37 runners, including known mixed game crushers like Chad Eveslage, Adam Friedman, Benny Glaser and Jason Mercier.

Despite having a final table chip lead, Negreanu fell in third to make way for a heads-up battle between Dan Shak and Jeremy Ausmus that saw the investor defeat the six-time bracelet winner for $133,200 and his first PGT victory.

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Event #8: $10,200 Big Bet Mix Final Table Results

  1st Dan Shak United States $133,200
  2nd Jeremy Ausmus United States $88,800
  3rd Daniel Negreanu Canada $55,500
  4th Walter Chambers United States $40,700
  5th Jerry Wong United States $29,600

Livingston Bests Weisman in 10-Game Championship

Alex Livingston
Alex Livingston

In the $25,300 10-Game Championship, which drew 41 entrants for a prize pool of just over $1 million, 2019 Main Event final tablist Alex Livingston came out on top to win $324,465 and his first PGT title.

Livingston, who won a bracelet in 2022 in the $1,500 Seven Card Stud event and finished runner-up in the 2023 $10,000 No-Limit 2-7 Lowball Draw and H.O.R.S.E. Championships, defeated another mixed game specialist in Dylan Weisman, who finished second for $290,535 to come up short of winning his second PGT title of the year.

According to PokerGO updates, Livingston maintained the chip lead from Day 1 onward as he battled a final table that included Dan Zack (3rd – $153,750) and John Racener (5th – $82,000), both of whom picked up trophies earlier in the series.

Event #9: $25,300 10-Game Championship Final Table Results

Chambers Makes Three Straight Final Tables

Walter Chambers
Walter Chambers

The PGT Mixed Games series closed out with Event #10: $5,100 No-Limit 2-7 Single Draw, which drew 28 runners for a prize pool of $140,000.

Only four places paid in the small field 2-7 tournament and John Riordan (4th – $15,400) and Jonathan Krela (3rd – $22,400) were the first in the money to go before a heads-up showdown between Walter Chambers and Felipe Ramos.

It was Chambers’ third straight final table of the series as he also finished fourth in Event #8 for $40,700 and sixth in Event #9 for $61,500, and he got the job done in the closing event to win the trophy and $63,000.

Event #10: $5,100 No-Limit 2-7 Single Draw

  1st Walter Chambers United States $63,000
  2nd Felipe Ramos Brazil $39,200
  3rd Jonathan Krela United States $22,400
  4th John Riordan United States $15,400

There’s more non-Hold’em action to come inside the PokerGO Studio as the PGT PLO Series kicks off on March 20 and runs through March 29.

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A full list of winners at the PGT Mixed Games series is available in the table below.

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2024 PGT Mixed Games Winners

  Event #1: $5,100 H.O.R.S.E. Maksim Pisarenko $117,450
  Event #2: $5,100 8-Game John Hennigan $120,150
  Event #3: $10,200 H.O.R.S.E. Mori Eskandani $201,600
  Event #4: $10,200 8-Game Dan Zack $195,200
  Event #5: $10,200 Triple Stud Mix John Racener $151,200
  Event #6: $10,200 Triple Draw Mix Jerry Wong $164,500
  Event #7: $10,200 Dealer’s Choice Philip Sternheimer $164,500
  Event #8: $10,200 Big Bet Mix Dan Shak $133,200
  Event #9: $25,300 10-Game Championship Alex Livingston $324,465
  Event #10: $5,100 No-Limit 2-7 Single Draw Walter Chambers $63,000

*Photos courtesy PokerGO

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