Zamani, Winter, Qartomy & Jaffee Claim Wynn $10K Titles Over the Weekend
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Popular $10,000 High Roller tournaments were slated to return to ARIA Resort & Casino in early December, but after tournaments were suspended at the venue (the $10K High Rollers will be rescheduled in 2021), a competing room opted to step up and fill the void.
To cater to players who had traveled to Las Vegas, Wynn quickly put together what was originally a three-event $10K High Roller series, but an added tournament on Sunday made it four events. The series wound up catering to 196 combined entrants and awarded $1.96 million in prize money.
The series proved so successful that Wynn is going to add daily $10Ks Dec. 10-12 and 17-19 (Thursday, Friday & Saturday each week).
Wynn High Roller Winners
|Thursday, Dec. 3||$10,000 High Roller||49||$490,000||Martin Zamani||$140,107|
|Friday, Dec. 4||$10,000 High Roller||64||$640,000||Sean Winter||$179,200|
|Saturday, Dec. 5||$10,000 High Roller||57||$570,000||Ray Qartomy||$150,000|
|Sunday, Dec. 6||$10,000 High Roller||26||$260,000||Jared Jaffee||$119,600|
While he didn’t capture a title, Matthew Wantman proved to be a breakout player of the series after making the final table in the first three events. First, he finished fifth for $39,200 in the first high roller, and he followed it up with another fifth-place finish for $51,200 in the second one. For Event #3, he wound up finishing runner-up to Ray Qartomy, good for $135,000. All told, Wantman banked $225,400 in prize money.
It was also a good series for Jacob Daniels, who took third in Event #1 for $73,500 and then second to Sean Winter in Event #2 for $128,000. Meanwhile, Barry Hutter also made two final tables placing seventh for $32,000 in Event #2 and then taking fourth in Event #3 for $57,000.
Several other players cashed multiple times including Jeremiah Williams, Sam Soverel, and Brian Rast.
Wynn High Roller #1 Results
|1||Martin Zamani||Las Vegas, NV||$140,107|
|2||Christopher Brewer||Carlsbad, CA||$134,293|
|3||Jacob Daniels||The Woodlands, TX||$73,500|
|4||Alex Foxen||Las Vegas, NV||$53,900|
|5||Matthew Wantman||Boston, MA||$39,200|
|6||Cary Katz||Las Vegas, NV||$29,400|
|7||Sam Soverel||Las Vegas, NV||$19,600|
Wynn High Roller #2 Results
|1||Sean Winter||Las Vegas, NV||$179,200|
|2||Jacob Daniels||The Woodlands, TX||$128,000|
|3||Eric Worre||Henderson, NV||$83,200|
|4||Joseph Cheong||Las Vegas, NV||$64,000|
|5||Matthew Wantman||Boston, MA||$51,200|
|6||Jeremiah Williams||Las Vegas, NV||$38,400|
|7||Barry Hutter||Hollywood, FL||$32,000|
|8||Adam Hendrix||Las Vegas, NV||$25,600|
|9||Sam Soverel||Las Vegas, NV||$19,200|
Wynn High Roller #3 Results
|1||Ray Qartomy||Houston, TX||$150,000|
|2||Matthew Wantman||Boston, MA||$135,000|
|3||Brian Rast||Las Vegas, NV||$79,800|
|4||Barry Hutter||Hollywood, FL||$57,000|
|5||Brock Wilson||Ardsle, NY||$45,600|
|6||Upeshka De Silva||Houston, TX||$34,200|
|7||Jeremiah Williams||Las Vegas, NV||$28,500|
Wynn High Roller #4 Results
|1||Jared Jaffee||Las Vegas, NV||$119,600|
|2||Sean Perry||Las Vegas, NV||$72,800|
|4||Brian Rast||Las Vegas, NV||$26,000|
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