Although Wynn Casino Resort reopened back at the end of September 2020, it has taken up until now for it to host a big event. The casino ran four high rolling poker events between third and sixth December, each occasion costing $10,500 to enter. The four days event came when the poker industry is facing the uncertainty of returning to full capacity, where each poker room has to take it slow as it returns to society.
But, as the world receive the good news that COVID-19 vaccine is not far from being available, poker rooms are reopening. These rooms, including the Wynn Casino, are using plexiglass barriers to separate players, compulsory facemasks and thorough cleaning of commonplaces. With these measures in place, the Wynn Casino was able to hold high rolling poker tournaments, concluding with four major winners among others.
Who Were the Four Big Winners?
The first day of the event on 3rd December saw 49 players enter the battle. The ultimate prize pool had $490,000, which would be shared among seven top players. Martin Zamani took the first position, earning a $140, 107. His win came several weeks after winning another six-figure cash prize after participating in the MSPT Main Event at Venetian. Other players who won the opening day poker tournament include a runner-up Chris Brewer, who won $134, 293, Alex Foxen won $53,900, Cary Katz got $29,400, and Sam Soverel earned $19,600.
The second day of the event saw the biggest attendance of the poker tournament series, with 64 players entering the battle. Sean Winter gameplay overcame Jacob Daniels’, who had finished third during the opening day event, winning the second-day title and cash prize of $179,200. He wasn’t the only big players who carried home some dollars. Other players including Jacob took the runner-up position and earned $128,000, and Joseph Cheong won $64, 000, Matthew Wantman got $51,200 while Sam Soverel and Matas Cimbolas won $19,200 each.
Eventually, the penultimate took place on the third day of the series events, seeing 57 entries into the $570,000 prize pool battle. Several repeat players featured in the game, including Matthew Wantman who was continually improving his gameplay. However, he didn’t manage to win the first position and only became second, winning himself the third consecutive cash of $135,000.
Ray Qartomy took the first position with $150,000. Brian Rast, a four-time World Series of Poker bracelet winner, took the third position for $79,800 cash. Other players who participated and won some money from the prize pool include Masato Yokosawa, $34,300, Upeshka De Silva $19,950, totaling to nine players who cashed out.
On 6th December, the four-day event concluded with a smaller number following other online events that were going on at GGPoker, PokerStars and partypoker. Here, only four players won the cash prize with Brian Rast banking the least amount of $26,000. Sean Perry and Jared Jaffee had to battle a heads-up to win the title. Jaffee finished first with a $199,600 cash prize while Perry won $72,800. Although this marked the return of major poker events at the Wynn Casino, we can expect even bigger and better poker series events in Las Vegas.