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Bin Weng Wins Wynn Millions High Roller For $189,800

Weng Topped A Field of 73 Entries To Secure The Second-Largest Score Of His Career


Bin WengBin Weng emerged victorious from a field of 73 entries in the latest $10,500 buy-in high roller event at this year’s Wynn Millions series, securing $189,800 and his sixth recorded tournament title. The Philidelphia, PA resident took home $189,800 for the win, the second-largest score of his career behind the $202,236 he earned as the sixth-place finisher in the 2021 World Series of Poker $50,000 buy-in no-limit hold’em event. Weng now has more than $1.6 million in lifetime earnings to his name.

This was already Weng’s second title run of 2022, having taken down a $600 buy-in event during the Venetian DeepStack Extravaganza I for $27,980 on the last day of February. Weng also finished as the runner-up in a $2,200 buy-in event at the Seminole Hard Rock Lucky Hearts Poker Open for $117,425. That trio of big scores has seen Weng accumulate 1,200 Card Player Player of the Year points, good for 21st place in this year’s POY race standings sponsored by Global Poker.

This high-stakes event is part of the PokerGO Tour. Weng earned 190 PGT points for the win, enough to see him climb into 25th place on that leaderboard.

Weng eliminated six-time bracelet winner Daniel Negreanu on the money bubble, with his 9-8 outflopping the pocket sevens of the Poker Hall of Famer. Weng took the chip lead into the final table, and remained near the top despite losing several all-in versus short stacks in the early going. He scored his first knockout at the official final table when his K-10 suited outran the A-2 suited of 2018 Card Player Poker Tour bestbet Jacksonville main event winner Ben Diebold (8th – $29,200).

All-time World Poker Tour main event title leader Darren Elias hit the rail in eighth place when his A-8 was beaten by the Q-J of Ren Lin. Elias took home $36,500 for his sixth POY-qualified final-table finish of 2022. He climbed into 28th place in the overall standings as a result.

Recent ARIA High Roller event winner Ivan Zufic’s run in this event came to an end when his A-5 suited ran into the A-Q suited of Weng. Both players bit a pair on the flop, but Weng’s queens were best by the end. Zufic earned $43,800 for his sixth-place showing.

Jeremy Ausmus recorded his eighth POY-qualified final table showing of the young year by surviving to the final five in this event. Ausmus got the last of his short stack in preflop with A-6, only to receive a call from Tony Tran and his A-K. Ausmus was unable to come from behind and finished fifth for $58,400 and 150 POY points. With more than $1.1 million in year-to-date POY earnings and 2,172 points, Ausmus leapfrogged recent Wynn Millions high roller winner Ali Imsirovic to regain the top spot on the POY leaderboard.

2021 WPT Lucky Hearts Poker Open main event winner Ilyas Muradi three-bet all-in over the top of Ren Lin’s open with A-3. Lin called with pocket sevens and held after a nine-high runout. Muradi finished fourth for $73,000, securing his first final table of 2022 after a breakout performance on the live circuit last year that saw him make seven final tables and cash for more than $875,000 in POY earnings.

2018 WPT bestbet Bounty Scramble champion Tony Tran followed not too long after Muradi was eliminated. He shoved his last 6110,000 from the small blind with 9Club Suit3Club Suit and Lin called holding 5Heart Suit4Club Suit. Tran flopped a pair of nines to take the lead, but Lin turned a nine-high straight to lock up the pot. Tran earned $94,900 as the third-place finisher. This was his second POY-qualified score of the year, having won a $600 buy-in event during the Venetian DeepStack Extravaganza I for $75,389. The Philadelphia native now has more than $1.4 million in career cashes.

With that, Lin took roughly a 4:3 chip lead into heads-up play with Weng. The tables turned when Weng rivered a ten-high straight and had a healthy value bet paid off. Weng extended his lead further from there. In the final hand, Lin moved all-in for approximately 1.2 million with QHeart SuitJDiamond Suit and Weng called with AClub SuitKSpade Suit. The board ran out ADiamond Suit7Spade Suit4Spade Suit5Club SuitASpade Suit and Weng made trip aces to secure the pot and the title. Lin cashed for $138,700 as the runner-up.

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

Place Player Earnings (USD) POY Points PGT Points
1 Bin Weng $189,800 360 190
2 Ren Lin $138,700 300 139
3 Tony Tran $94,900 240 95
4 Ilyas Muradi $73,000 180 73
5 Jeremy Ausmus $58,400 150 58
6 Ivan Zufic $43,800 120 44
7 Darren Elias $36,500 90 37
8 Ben Diebold $29,200 60 29

Photo credit: Wynn Poker Room Twitter account.