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Champlin, Tamayo & Brown Among 2021 Wynn Summer Classic Winners

2021 Wynn Summer Classic winners

While live World Series of Poker (WSOP) will have to wait until the Fall, poker players are still flocking to Vegas for the $10,000 buy-in, $10,000,000 GTD Wynn Millions, which is happening now (follow the PokerNews live updates here).

That tournament is a part of the 2021 Wynn Summer Classic, which began on May 27- and will run through July 13. The series is comprised of more than 30 events that will offer over $16 million in guarantees.

That includes a $1,600 buy-in, $1.5 million GTD Mystery Bounty event at the start of July, and a final seven-figure guarantee in a $3,500 buy-in, $1 million GTD event July 7 & 8. Events on the schedule include pot-limit Omaha, Omaha 8 or better, HORSE, and both Seniors and Ladies tournaments.

Below is a look at some of the bigger winners from the series thus far.

Top Vegas tournaments now through July 13

Jonathan Tamayo Wins Event #2: $1,100 NLH for $237,935

Jonathan Tamayo
Jonathan Tamayo

In Event #2: $1,100 NLH, 1,720 runners created a $1,677,000 prize pool that was paid out to the top 189 players. Among those to cash but fall short of the final table were Eric Baldwin (64th - $5,211), Jared Jaffee (45th - $6,437), Mike Shin (30th - $8,162), Jerod Smith (22nd - $10,598), and John Paul Cao (10th - $21,538).

In the end, it was Texas native Jonathan Tamayo who collected every chip in play to capture the first-place $237,935 payday.

Final Table Results

PlacePlayerHometownPrize
1Jonathan TamayoHimble, Texas$237,935
2Jorge ArriocaMidland, Texas$158,644
3Czeslaw SzerszenBerkeley Lake, GA$109,139
4Kelly KielbasaBridgeland, UT$77,721
5Peter JohnsonAustin, TX$57,556
6Michael AzzaroYonkers, NY$44,860
7Ray TuckeCanton, OH$36,139
8Frank StepuchinLas Vegas, NV$29,985
9Harold SilvaKaneohe, HI$25,306

Spencer Champlin Victorious in Event #5: $600 NLH

Spencer Champlin
Spencer Champlin

In Event #5: $600 NLH, 743 runners created a $386,360 prize pool that was paid out to the top 80 players. Among those to cash but fall short of the final table were Stephen Song (64th - $1,399), Bryan Piccioli (41st - $2,022), Jeff Trudeau (19th - $3,490), Vanessa Kade (16th - $3,968), and Sen Mu (10th - $6,144).

In the end, it was Maine native Spencer Champlin who collected every chip in play to capture the first-place $70,641 payday.

Final Table Results

PlacePlayerHometownPrize
1Spencer ChamplinScarborough, ME$70,641
2Dave AlfaLas Vegas, NV$46,325
3Nick BlackburnLong Bottom, OH$31,488
4Darin UtleyCedar Rapids, IA$22,293
5Eugenio Pernia SotoVenezuela$16,495
6Toko LuuSan Jose, CA$12,750
7Kevin WangLas Vegas, NV$10,239
8David LarsonLas Vegas, NV$8,500
9Stephen SweatAsheboro, NC$7,168

Camille Brown Wins Event #12: $600 NLH ($49,901)

Camille Brown
Camille Brown

In Event #12: $600 NLH, 1,350 runners created a $702,000 prize pool that was paid out to the top 152 players. Among those to cash but fall short of the final table were Craig Varnell (76th - $2,084), Ryan Eriquezzo (29th - $3,579), Dan "DQ" Hendrickson (16th - $6,108), noted tournament director Jeremy Smith (15th - $7,036), MSPT President Bryan Mileski (14th - $7,036), and Seneca Easley (10th - $9,443).

In the end, it was California native Camille Brown who collected every chip in play to capture the first-place $70,641 payday.

Final Table Results

PlacePlayerHometownPrize
1Camille BrownRiverside, CA$49,901
2Tae SongArlington, VA$48,902
3Bobby PoeLas Vegas, NV$47,731
4William WellerFresno, CA$44,618
5Hannes JeschkaGermany$44,340
6Yin WuLas Vegas, NV$42,896
7Josh PragerYuba City, CA$41,141
8Tony HoangCanada$13,127
9Jorge ConfesorProvidence, RI$11,092

George Antonakos Wins Event #23: $1,600 NLH

George Antonakos
George Antonakos

In Event #23: $1,600 NLH, 1,312 runners created a $1,902,400 prize pool that was paid out to the top 134 players. Among those to cash but fall short of the final table were Humberto Brenes (120th - $3,824), Jordan Cristos (93rd - $4,853), Timothy McDermott (31st - $9,980), Richard Bai (14th - $11,357), and Robert Peacock (10th - $26,312).

In the end, it was California native George Antonakos who collected every chip in play to capture the first-place $293,530 payday.

Event #23 Final Table Results

PlacePlayerHometownPrize
1George AntonakosMarina Del Rey, CA$293,530
2Mostapha El KabirNetherlands$201,422
3David MoweryLas Vegas, NV$134,309
4Alex VisbiskyCheektowaga, NY$95,120
5Sergio AidoSpain$70,351
6Patrick TruongPflugerville, TX$54,884
7Taurean ShawdonHonolulu, HI$44,098
8Dave AlfaLas Vegas, NV$36,621
9Paul BergenLas Vegas, NV$30,901

Wynn Summer Classic Winners Thus Far

DateTournamentEntriesPrize PoolWinnerHometownPrize
5/31/21$1,100 NLH $1M GTD1,720$1,677,000Jonathan TamayoHimble, TX$237,935
5/31/21$550 NLH $100 Bounty $50K GTD247$93,860Andreas IoakimidesBallwin, MO$23,719
6/2/21$400 Limit Omaha 8/B $20K GTD176$60,720Dean JoeAustin, TX$14,127
6/2/21$600 NLH $150K GTD743$386,360Spencer ChamplinScarborough, ME$70,641
6/4/21$550 Seniors NLH $50K GTD293$140,640John MerchantLeague City, TX$23,647
6/4/21$550 HORSE $25K GTD146$70,080John HoangLav Vegas, NV$14,839
6/5/21$400 NLH $40K GTD371$127,995Robert HouckMidlothian, VA$16,891
6/6/21$400 NLH $40K GTD376$129,720Olesya KovalLas Vegas, NV$14,986
6/6/21$400 PLO $20K GTD126$43,470Thomas ZanotLas Vegas, NV$13,686
6/9/21$600 NLH $250K GTD1,350$702,000Camille BrownRiverside, CA$49,901
6/11/21$550 8-Game Mix $25K GTD148$71,040Nicolas MilgromLas Vegas, NV$21,065
6/11/21$400 NLH $40K GTD261$90,045Jeremy FelicettiNiagara Falls, NY$15,922
6/12/21$400 NLH $40K GTD256$88,320Christopher SmithLa Mesa, CA$16,203
6/12/21$300 NLH Ladies $20K GTD93$24,087Judith BielanDel Ray Beach, FL$6,274
6/13/21$400 NLH $40K GTD302$104,190George JanssenBad Axe, MI$25,258
6/13/21$1,600 PLO $500 Bounty $100K GTD149$142,295AnonymousN/A$39,530
6/14/21$400 NLH $40K GTD284$97,980Ryan RoederSeattle, WA$23,754
6/15/21$400 NLH $40K GTD252$86,940Kevin TheodoreSeattle, WA$17,769
6/19/21$1,600 NLH $1M GTD1,312$1,902,400George AntonakosMarina Del Ray, CA$293,530

In Vegas this summer? PokerNews listed several good tournaments to play now through July 13. Check it out here.

*Images courtesy of Wynn.

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