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Wynn Poker Classic -- Championship Event Begins March 15

The $5,000 No-Limit Hold’em Main Event is the 17th Event at the Tournament Series

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Justin YoungThe Wynn Classic has been running at the Wynn Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas since Feb. 25 and a dozen events have crowned champions so far (see below). The tournament series will reach its finale when play begins in the $5,000 no-limit hold’em championship event on Monday, Mar. 15 at noon PDT. The tournament is scheduled to play for three days and a winner will be crowned on Wednesday, Mar. 17.

Satellites for the no-limit hold’em championship will take place on Sunday, Mar. 14 at the Wynn poker room. There will be a $545 satellite at noon and another at 7 p.m. that evening. Players will begin with 25,000 in the championship event and blinds begin at 25-50. Levels will be 90 minutes long and there will be a 15-minute break after each level. Day 1 will play for six levels and there will be a dinner break after level 3. Day 2 will continue until a final table of 10 players remain, and then those final tablists will return to decide a winner on day 3 of the event.

Preliminary highlights include wins by notable professionals Justin Young (pictured right) and Chris Bjorin. Young topped a field of 135 players in the $500 H.O.R.S.E. event to capture the top prize worth $21,605, and Bjorin defeated 123 opponents to win $41,195 in a $1,000 no-limit hold’em event. A trio of notable players have scored runner-up finishes at the Wynn. They include Scott Clements ($23,527 for runner-up finish in event No. 7), Bryan Devonshire ($32,951 for runner-up finish in event No. 8), and Frankie O’Dell who finished behind Young in the H.O.R.S.E. event and took home $14,405. The largest preliminary event in terms of entrants was the initial $500 no-limit hold’em preliminary, which attracted 323 players. The largest prize pool was up for grabs in the $1,500 no-limit hold’em event, which awarded $59,032 for first place from the total prize pool worth $173,145.

2010 Wynn Classic Results and Remaining Schedule:

Event No. 1 ($500 no-limit hold’em): Erik Nomberg — $48,563 (323 entries)
Event No. 2 ($1,000 no-limit hold’em): Alexey Golodyaev — $35,947 (109 entries)
Event No. 3 ($1,000 no-limit hold’em): Robert McCormack — $22,405 (66 entries)
Event No. 4 ($500 no-limit hold’em): Temperance Hutter — $23,152 (154 entries)
Event No. 5 ($500 no-limit hold’em): Keith Ferrera — $23,606 (157 entries)
Event No. 6 ($500 limit Omaha 8OB): Kostas Kalathakis — $20,432 (123 entries)
Event No. 7 ($500 no-limit hold’em): Tim Cohen — $34,733 (231 entries)
Event No. 8 ($1,000 no-limit hold’em): Scott Ziebarth — $47,508 (158 entries)
Event No. 9 ($1,500 no-limit hold’em): Jonathan Patrick — $59,302 (119 entries)
Event No. 10 ($1,000 six-handed no-limit hold’em): Gary Haglund — $30,894 (91 entries)
Event No. 11 ($500 H.O.R.S.E.): Justin Young — $14,405 (135 entries)
Event No. 12 ($1,000 no-limit hold’em): Chris Bjorin — $41,195 (124 entries)
Wednesday, Mar. 10: Event No. 13 ($500 Omaha 8OB)
Thursday, Mar. 11: Event No. 14 ($1,000 no-limit hold’em)
Friday, Mar. 12: Event No. 15 ($2,000 no-limit hold’em)
Saturday, Mar. 13: Event No. 16 ($2,000 no-limit hold’em)
Monday, Mar. 15: Event No. 17 ($5,000 no-limit hold’em)

 
 
 
 

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jr_brown1548
4 years ago

Kostas Kalathakis!

 
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