2018 Poker HOF Inductees Hennigan, Eskandani Go Back-to-Back at PGT Mixed Games Series

2018 Poker HOF Inductees Hennigan, Eskandani Go Back-to-Back at PGT Mixed Games Series

It's been a good week for Poker Hall of Famers, and specifically those who were inducted in 2018.

John Hennigan and Mori Eskandani went back-to-back at the 2024 PokerGO Tour (PGT) Mixed Games series in Las Vegas, with Hennigan first taking down the $5,100 8-Game event for $120,150 before the PokerGO president followed up with a $10,200 H.O.R.S.E. victory for a career-best $201,600 and his first PGT title.

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The 2024 PGT Mixed Games series, running Feb. 28-March 8, kicked off with Event #1: $5,100 H.O.R.S.E., which drew 87 runners as Russia's Maksim Pisarenko successfully bested mixed game end bossBenny Glaser to win $117,450.

In the second event, Hennigan, a six-time bracelet winner with $9.2 million in live earnings dating back to 1997, defeated Adam Friedman in a heads-up showdown that saw "Johnny World" coming out on top.

2024 PGT Mixed Games Event #2 Final Table Results

1John HenniganUnited States$120,150
2Adam FriedmanUnited States$77,875
3Ken AldridgeUnited States$55,625
4Nick GuagentiUnited States$40,050
5Max HoffmanUnited States$31,150
6Christopher ClaassenUnited States$22,250

In Event #3: $10,200 H.O.R.S.E., Eskandani bested a final table that included Glaser, fellow Poker Hall of Famer Daniel Negreanu and six-time bracelet winner Jeremy Ausmus.

Negreanu was looking to improve on a 5th-place finish in Event #1 for $30,450 and did so as he finished fourth for $63,000. Negreanu started the year with a PGT victory worth $218,400 and continues to show that his new strategy for the year is paying off.

Glaser once again came up just short of a title as the five-time bracelet winner fell in third for $88,200 ahead of a heads-up showdown between Eskandani and Ausmus.

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In the final hand, the PokerGO president raised dark during a round of Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better Poker and called off as a short-stacked Ausmus moved all in. Eskandani flopped two pair and Ausmus couldn't hit a low or better high hand as he bowed out in second for $126,000.

2024 PGT Mixed Games Event #3 Final Table Results

1Mori EskandaniUnited States$201,600
2Jeremy AusmusUnited Kingdom$126,000
3Benny GlaserUnited States$88,200
4Daniel NegreanuCanada$63,000
5Jerry WongUnited States$47,250
6Maksim PisarenkoRussia$34,650

Eskandani is a legendary figure in the poker world, having played in the big games at the Mirage with the likes of Doyle Brunson and produced iconic poker shows including High Stakes Poker.

Hennigan and Eskandani were both inducted into the Poker Hall of Fame in 2018, becoming the 55th and 56th individuals to be inducted since 1979.

2024 PGT Mixed Games Winners So Far

Event #1: $5,100 H.O.R.S.E.87$435,000Maksim PisarenkoRussia$117,450
Event #2: $5,100 8-Game89$445,000John HenniganUnited States120150
Event #3: $10,200 H.O.R.S.E.63$630,000Mori EskandaniUnited States$201,600


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