Max Hoffman Crowned PokerGO Mixed Series Champion


Max Hoffman emerged victorious as the third-ever champion of the PokerGO Mixed Games Series after securing wins in half of the events on offer. Hailing from Massachusetts, Hoffman amassed a total prize pool of $376,300, edging out defending series champion Dan Zack to claim the trophy along with a $10,000 leaderboard bonus.

Hoffman’s journey commenced a week and a half ago with a fifth-place finish in the $5,000 8-Game event, earning him $31,150. He then followed up with consecutive runner-up positions, pocketing $100,800 in the $10,000 Triple Stud Mix and $103,400 in the $10,000 Triple Draw Mix.

Continuing his streak, Hoffman secured a sixth-place finish in the $10,000 Dealer’s Choice, adding another $28,200 to his winnings. However, his standout performance came in the $25,000 10-Game Championship, where he clinched fourth place, earning a career-best $112,750.

With his recent success, Hoffman’s total earnings now stand at $580,000, with a significant portion stemming from the Mixed Games Series. He also claimed $56,000 for a fourth-place finish in the $10,000 8-Game event last October.

Although Hoffman faced a tense moment during the finale, with Dan Zack, a three-time bracelet winner, in contention, Zack ultimately fell short, finishing third for $153,750. This marked Zack’s second cash of the series, having previously won the $10,000 8-Game mix earlier in the week, securing $195,200.

The 10-Game Championship culminated in a showdown between WSOP main event third-place finisher Alex Livingston and bracelet winner Dylan Weisman. Livingston emerged victorious, seizing the title and $324,465 in prize money, while Weisman added another accolade to his resume, finishing as the runner-up.

In addition to these notable performances, other familiar faces graced the championship event. John Racener, WSOP main event runner-up, showcased his skills by claiming victories in multiple events, accumulating $11.8 million in earnings. Similarly, Walter Chambers, despite not securing a win in the championship, displayed his prowess by cashing in three consecutive events.

As the PokerGO Tour progresses, enthusiasts can anticipate the upcoming PLO Series in March, followed by the U.S. Poker Open in April.

Series Leaderboard

Place Player Earnings PGT Points
1 Max Hoffman $376,300 331
2 Dan Zack $348,950 287
3 Jerry Wong $260,150 261
4 John Hennigan $256,900 256
5 Daniel Negreanu $252,350 252