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Maziar Keshavarzi Wins 2021 Wynn Spring Signature Series $1,100 Event

The Texas Resident Defeated A Field of 851 Entries To Win $105,089


Maziar KeshavarziThe 2021 Wynn Spring Signature Series $1,100 buy-in no-limit hold’em event attracted a sizable field of 851 entries, blowing away the $400,000 guarantee to create a final prize pool of $833,300. In the end, the title and the largest payday went to Maziar Keshavarzi of Austin, Texas. Keshavarzi earned $105,089 after striking a deal during four-handed play.

This was Keshavarzi’s first six-figure tournament score ever, and it increased his lifetime live earnings to $720,565. His prior largest cash was a third-place finish in the 2014 Latin Series of Poker Millions main event for $75,675.

In addition to the title and the money, Keshavarzi was also awarded 912 Card Player Player of the Year points as the champion of this event. This was his third final-table finish of the year and his second title. He won a $400 buy-in preliminary event during the 2021 Wynn Winter Signature Series in January, beating field of 71 entries to win $8,550 and 67 points. In March he placed fifth from a field of 1,251 enties in the W_ynn Spring Classic_ $1,600 buy-in event, earning $67,178 and 400 points. With 1,379 total points and $180,817 in year-to-date earnings, Keshavarzi has climbed into 13th place in the 2021 POY race, which is sponsored by Global Poker.

The final day of this event began with 110 players remaining from the 851 total entries made across three starting flights. Fred Lopez held the chip lead to start, with Keshavarzi sitting in 21st place when cards got back in the air. Lopez went on to finish 24th for $5,490. Plenty of big names were among the 87 players to make the money, including Faraz Jaka (82nd – $2,500), Shannon Shorr (79th – $2,630), Manig Loeser (68th – $2,913), Ankush Mandavia (50th – $3,705), current POY race leader Qing Liu (49th – $3,705), Ben Palmer (45th – $4,214), Jordan Cristos (18th – $7,210), William Givens (15th – $9,557), Jack Hardcastle (12th – $11,035), David Levy (6th – $26,791), and Jerod Smith (5th – $34,374). Smith was at his second final table of the series, having finished runner-up in the $600 buy-in event earlier in the series for $62,500.

Here is a look at the payouts and POY points awarded at the final table:

Place Player Earnings POY Points
1 Maziar Keshavarzi $105,089 912
2 Brian Meadows $91,884 760
3 Jesse Lonis $89,486 608
4 Michael Azzaro $71,000 456
5 Jerod Smith $34,374 380
6 David Levy $26,791 304
7 Moshe Gavrieli $21,541 228
8 Daniel Park $17,874 152