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Wynn Las Vegas Awards $64 Million in Prize Money During 2023 Wynn Summer Classic | PokerNews
Wynn Las Vegas Awards $64 Million in Prize Money During 2023 Wynn Summer Classic | PokerNews


Wynn Las Vegas Awards $64 Million in Prize Money During 2023 Wynn Summer Classic

The 2023 Wynn Summer Classic ran from May 25 to July 19, offering $28 million in guaranteed prize pools across 48 events. At the end of it, 34,441 entrants competed and $64,529,520 in prize money was awarded.

The series featured events with buy-ins ranging from $400 to $111,000 and offered poker variants such as Pot-Limit Omaha, 5 Card PLO, Limit Omaha 8 / Stud 8, 2-7 Triple Draw, H.O.R.S.E., and 8 Game.

Among those to claim Wynn titles throughout the summer were Ari Engel ($1,100 Limit Omaha 8/B for $33,701), Chance Kornuth ($2,200 Mystery Bounty for $537,322), Bin Weng ($10,500 WPT Everyone for One Drop for $2,227,054), and Jonathan Jaffe ($111,000 Alpha8 for One Drop for $1,537,600).

Here’s a look at some other winners from the closing events of the 2023 Wynn Summer Classic.

Elvis Toomas Victorious in $1,100 NLH

On July 17, the final open event of the Wynn Summer Classic played out on the felt with the $1,100 NLH $100K GTD. The event attracted 377 entries to generate a prize pool of $369,460 paid to the top 39 finishers.

Some of the players who cashed but fell short of the final table include pro boxer Ryan Garcia (17th – $4,397), Brian Hastings (22nd – $3,436), and Aleksandr Gofman (38th – $2,457).

At the final table, Michael Dentale took home $47,794 for a third-place finish, Rania Nasreddine took home $57,331 for a second-place finish, and Elvis Toomas claimed the trophy and $67,830 for his third recorded live tournament victory and largest career score according to the Hendon Mob.

$1,100 NLH Final Table Results

Place Player Hometown Prize
1 Elvis Toomas Henderson, NV $67,830
2 Rania Nasreddine Tulsa, OK $57,331
3 Michael Dentale Brooklyn, NY $47,794
4 Stephen Sola Las Vegas, NV $25,031
5 John Vallinas Santos Spain $18,436
6 Ricardo Tombini Brazil $14,261
7 Kuljinder Sidhu United Kingdom $11,453
8 Manoj Ravi Detroit, MI $9,495
9 Furkan Beg Turkey $7,980

Ignacio Chavero Takes Down $10,500 NLH 6-Max

On July 15, a $10,500 NLH 6-Max tournament saw 115 entrants compete for a piece of a $1,150,000 prize pool.

The top 13 players made it into the money and among those who cashed were 2023 WSOP bracelet winners Nick Schulman (4th – $92,000) and Jan Arends (6th – $54,510), in addition to Brian Kim (7th – $45,770), Kevin Rabichow (10th – $28,865), and Dominik Nitsche (12th – $25,185).

At the end of it, Spain’s Ignacio Chavero defeated Russia’s Ramin Hajiyev in heads-up play to win the trophy and $324,132 for his biggest-ever live tournament score.

$10,500 NLH 6-Max Final Table Results

Place Player Hometown Prize
1 Ignacio Chavero Spain $324,132
2 Ramin Hajiyev Russia $250,925
3 Claas Segebrecht Germany $134,550
4 Nick Schulman Brooklyn, NY $92,000
5 Sung Joo Hyun South Korea $67,850
6 Jans Arends Netherlands $54,510

2023 Wynn Summer Classic Winners

Date Tournament Entries Prize Pool Winner Hometown Prize
5/25-5/26 $1,100 H.O.R.S.E $50K GTD 142 $137,740 Joseph Weinberger Las Vegas, NV $38,543
5/26-5/27 $1,100 Limit Omaha 8 $50K GTD 130 $126,100 Ari Engel Del Ray Beach, FL $33,701
5/27-5/28 $1,100 Limit Omaha 8/Stud 8 $50K GTD 125 $121,250 David Levi Las Vegas, NV $26,259
5/28-5/29 $2,200 H.O.R.S.E. $100K GTD 70 $140,000 John Cernuto Las Vegas, NV $36,500
5/29 $400 NLH $40K GTD 531 $180,540 Chunyu Yang Jersey City, NJ $36,924
5/29-5/30 $3,000 8 Game Mix $150K GTD 46 $150,000 Leonard August Las Vegas, NV $63,000
5/30 $600 2-7 Triple Draw $30K GTD 142 $73,130 Thor Morstol Norway $16,117
5/30-6/1 $600 NLH $200K GTD 801 $412,515 Garen Zobian Las Vegas, NV $75,494
6/1 $500 Seniors NLH $100K GTD 487 $233,760 Edward Hansen Santa Ana, CA $24,287
6/2 $550 NLH $100K GTD 630 $302,400 Riley Stahley Woodbury, MN $38,969
6/3 $550 $5K Milestone Survivor $50K GTD 334 $160,320 32 Winners N/A $5,000
6/3 $550 NLH $100K GTD 705 $338,400 Carlos Caldas Staten Island, NY $55,146
6/8 $3,000 NLH 6-Max $200K GTD 319 $877,250 Yulian Bogdanov Bulgaria $205,116
6/4-6/9 $1,100 NLH $1.5M GTD 3,737 $3,624,890 Brandon Mitchell Casa Grande, AZ $327,817
6/9 $1,100 NLH $200K GTD 466 $456,680 Giovanni Zanette South Africa $80,661
6/9 $1,100 5 Card PLO $100K GTD 356 $350,840 Ravee Sundara Houston, TX $68,009
6/10 $1,100 NLH $200K GTD 516 $505,680 Vincas Tamasauskas Lithuania $104,528
6/10 $1,100 NLH Turbo $100K GTD 217 $212,660 Paolo Carinci Canada $46,407
6/11 $1,100 PLO $200K GTD 391 $383,180 Uri Kadosh Ft. Lauderdale, FL $59,585
6/11 $1,100 NLH Turbo $100K GTD 182 $178,360 Basil Hourani Wichita, KS $49,339
6/15 $550 NLH $100K GTD 661 $317,280 Ryan Awwad Sacramento, CA $60,124
6/12-6/16 $1,600 NLH $2M GTD 2,168 $3,121,920 Anthony Hall North Franklin, CT $300,000
6/16 $1,100 NLH $200K GTD 389 $381,220 Chad Lipton Miami, FL $86,319
6/16 $1,100 NLH Turbo $100K GTD 180 $176,400 Sonny Franco France $48,794
6/17 $1,100 NLH $200K GTD 357 $349,860 Emanuel Fernandez Argentina $74,947
6/17 $1,100 NLH Turbo $100K GTD 189 $185,220 Juan Vecino Duenas Spain $51,235
6/18-6/19 $1,100 NLH Seniors Championship $250K GTD 705 $683,850 Chiori Gannon Las Vegas, NV $129,588
6/19-6/20 $5,000 Seniors High Roller $250K GTD 155 $728,500 James Calderaro Venice, FL $211,666
6/19-6/23 $2,200 Mystery Bounty $2.5M GTD 3,006 $6,012,000 Chance Kornuth Las Vegas, NV $537,322
6/23 $3,000 PLO Progressive Bounty $200K GTD 452 $791,000 Roussos Koliakoudakis Las Vegas, NV $139,773
6/24 $1,100 NLH $200K GTD 652 $638,960 Michael Suggs Jr. Carmel, IN $94,726
6/24 $1,100 NLH Turbo $100K GTD 245 $240,100 Itai Levy Israel $38,981
6/25-6/27 $1,600 NLH $1M GTD 1,637 $2,357,280 Roman Rogovskyi Ukraine $338,105
6/27-7/1 $3,500 NLH $4M GTD 2,231 $7,105,735 Stefan Nemetz Austria $720,639
7/1 $1,100 NLH $200K GTD 727 $712,460 Sean McNulty Bermuda $74,962
7/1 $1,100 NLH Turbo $100K GTD 356 $350,840 Hagai Zisser Israel $65,160
7/2 $1,100 NLH $200K GTD 726 $711,480 Lyudmil Ivanov Bulgaria $130,109
7/2 $1,100 NLH Turbo $100K GTD 488 $478,240 Yannick Capocetti Argentina $98,859
7/3 $550 Ladies NLH $50K GTD 373 $179,040 Anna Antimony Fort Lee, NJ $40,540
7/3 $1,100 NLH $200K GTD 664 $650,720 Simeon Spasov Bulgaria $96,936
7/3 $1,100 NLH Turbo $100K GTD 485 $475,300 Dan Larsen Denmark $98,248
7/4 $1,100 NLH $200K GTD 835 $818,300 Kenneth Mapoy Las Vegas, NV $102,517
7/5-7/8 $1,600 Mystery Bounty $2M GTD 3,856 $5,552,640 Gerben Bos Netherlands $526,775
7/9-7/14 $10,500 WPT Everyone for One Drop $10M GTD 1,676 $16,257,000 Bin Weng Philadelphia, PA $2,227,054
7/14-7/16 $111,000 WPT Alpha 8 for One Drop 45 $4,612,500 Jonathan Jaffe Plantation, FL $1,537,600
7/15 $10,500 NLH 6-Max 115 $1,150,000 Ignacio Chavero Spain $324,132
7/16 $1,100 NLH $100K GTD 377 $369,460 Elvis Toomas Henderson, NV $67,830
7/17-7/19 $500 Casino Employee Mystery Bounty $100K GTD 364 $156,520 Michael Murray Las Vegas, NV $17,337

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