2018 Wynn Poker Classic – Highlights Week #1
The 2018 Wynn Poker Classic has been in full swing for a few days now, with three tournaments already in the books. Players still have plenty of time to compete in the poker series hosted by the Wynn Casino in Las Vegas as tournament gaming will continue through March 11th. So far, the Seniors $50k event, the NLH $40K guarantee and the PLO $25K guarantee have all finished up. Take a look at the highlights of the first week of the Wynn Classic.
No Limit Hold’em Seniors $50K Guarantee
The NLH Seniors $50K Guarantee event was the first tournament on the schedule, having started on February 19th. The event had a buy-in of $550 and saw 167 players competing. The total prize pool surpassed the guaranteed $50,000 to reach $80,160. In the end, it was Stanley Leopard who defeated Michael Kahn in heads-up play to earn the title win. Leopard was rewarded with $23,289 in prize money for his efforts while Kahn took home $13,908.
No Limit Hold’em $40K Guarantee
The next event to finish up was the NLH $40K Guarantee. This event had a buy-in of $400 and saw 114 players competing. The eventual winner of this even was Michael DeGroot, who defeated Anthony Wynn in heads-up play. The two earned $9144 and $8644 respectively.
Pot-Limit Omaha $25K Guarantee
The latest event to come to an end during the Wynn Classic was the PLO $25K guarantee. This event had a $400 buy-in and saw 65 players register to compete. Craig Hartman earned the win during this tournament, taking home $9486 for his efforts.
Other Notable Events This Week In the Wynn Classic
On Thursday, the Wynn Poker Classic featured the $400 No Limit Hold’em $40K GTD. Today, the $550 No Limit Hold’em $100K GTD begins and will be followed by another $550 No Limit Hold’em Event featuring $100,000 in guaranteed prize money on Saturday followed by a $400 No Limit Hold’em $50K GTD on Sunday.
More tournaments will be hosted by the Wynn Poker room beginning next week. Stay tuned for a new update next week.
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