Kornuth Wins Wynn Summer Classic $3,500 NLH for $353,891; Glaser & Levy Nabs Titles

2021 Wynn Summer Classic winners

The 2021 Wynn Summer Classic, which began on May 27 and ran through July 13, was comprised of more than 30 events that offered over $16 million in guarantees. That included the highly successful $10,000 buy-in, $10,000,000 GTD Wynn Millions won by Andrew Moreno for $1.4 million and the $1,600 buy-in, $1.5 million GTD Mystery Bounty won by Uri Reichenstein.

“We couldn’t have asked for a better Summer Classic, and I certainly didn’t anticipate the fanfare created by the one-two punch of the Wynn Millions and Mystery Bounty,” Wynn Director of Poker Operations Ryan Beauregard told PokerNews. “It was fun to showcase the Wynn poker brand to such a large audience, and I’m confident that the Wynn Millions has a bright future.”

Midway through the series, PokerNews brought you a recap highlighting side event wins by Jonathan Tamayo, Spencer Champlin, and Camille Brown. Now, we take a look at some of the winners in the closing half of the recently completed Wynn Summer Classic.

Chance Kornuth Wins $3,500 NLH for $353,891

Chance Kornuth
Chance Kornuth

The last big tournament of the 2021 Wynn Summer Classic was the $3,500 buy-in, $1,000,000 GTD No-Limit Hold’em tournament, which attracted 530 runners and offered up a $1,711,900 prize pool.

The top 53 players made the money including Tomas Soderstrom (10th - $29,787), Joey Weissman (12th - $25,593), Alex Rocha (14th - $22,135), Thomas Boivin (20th - $16,737), Kristen Bicknell (25th - $12,733), former Wynn Winter Classic champ Michael Rocco (27th - $12,733), Ryan Laplante (37th - $9,712), Michael “The Grinder” Mizrachi (38th - $9,712), and Nate Silver (40th - $9,712).

The final table was a stacked affair that included Justin Saliba, who recently captured his first WSOP gold bracelet, WPT champ Bobby Oboodi, and reigning WPT Player of the Year Brian Altman. However, it was a familiar face coming out on top as poker pro Chance Kornuth, who back in June won the MSPT Venetian for $412,086, laid claim to the title and $353,891 first-place prize.

$3,500 NLH Final Table Results

1Chance KornuthLas Vegas, NV$353,891
2Avi CohenIsrael$231,107
3Martin ZamaniBoca Raton, FL$155,995
4Brian AltmanBoston, MA$110,075
5Bobby OboodiMorris Plains, NJ$80,973
6Kyle CarlstonLas Vegas, NV$62,313
7Justin SalibaLas Vegas, NV$49,987
8Dylan DeStefanoMilford, CT$41,428
9Ezequiel WaigelArgentina$35,008

Benny Glaser Wins 3,000 PLO Event for $102K

Benny Glaser
Benny Glaser

While the Wynn Millions was nearing its end, the $3,000 buy-in, $100K GTD Pot-Limit Omaha event was playing out. That tournament attracted 146 runners and crushed the guarantee by offering up a $407,340 prize pool.

In the end, it was the UK's Benny Glaser, a three-time World Series of Poker (WSOP) bracelet winner, who collected every chip in play to capture the first-place $70,641 payday.

$3K PLO Final Results

1Benny GlaserUK$102,000
2Aaron WallaceSan Juan, CA$72,705
3Stephen MoreschiLas Vegas, NV$67,903
4Adam HendrixAnchorage, AK$31,773
5Jordan SpurlinLas Vegas, NV$23,422
6Jeremy AusmusLas Vegas, NV$18,738
7Giuseppe IadisemiaBoynton Beach, FL$15,479
8James LenaghanLos Angeles, CA$12,994
9Brian BattHighland Park, IL$11,137
10Mike WatsonCanada$9,654
11Isaac CohenPanama$9,654
12Jonathan McGowanSan Diego, CA$8,452
13Zak LaikinLas Vegas, NV$8,452
14Joseph SandersLas Vegas, NV$7,487
15Kenn PluardHappy Valley, OR$7,487

Allan Le a PLO Bounty Hunter

Allan Le

The $1,600 buy-in, Pot-Limit Omaha $500 Bounty tournament drew 123 entrants and offered up a $117,465 prize pool. The top 13 finishers got paid and among those to cash but fall short of the final table were Damjan Radanov (10th - $2,948), Ben Primus (11th - $2,948), Javier Zarco (12th - $2,572), and Ryan Tosoc (13th - $2,572).

A heads-up deal was struck and the tournament ultimately ended with Jesse Lonis finishing as runner-up for $28,159 while Allan Le of Huntington Beach, California took the trophy and $30,583 in prize money.

$1,600 PLO $500 Bounty Final Table Results

1Allan LeHuntington Beach, CA$30,583
2Jesse LonisMedford, OR$28,159
3Gabi LiushitzIsrael$13,743
4Jose "Nacho" BarberoArgentina$9,397
5Chase FujitaLas Vegas, NV$6,930
6Jeremy KottlerOjai, CA$5,568
7Jason GoochVidor, TX$4,675
8Mark LiedtkeLas Vegas, NV$3,964
9Mark WahbaCleveland, OH$3,406

Simon Levy Closes Out Series

Simon Levy

The 2021 Wynn Summer Classic ended with a $500 buy-in, $500K GTD No-Limit Hold’em event that drew 2,480 and more than doubled the guarantee by generating a $1,054,000 prize pool.

That was paid out to the top 269 finishers and among those to make deep run were Jared Jaffee (9th - $15,047), Ben Underwood (10th - $12,780), Terry Fleischer (20th - $6,994), Katrina Weaver (28th - $4,550), and Michael Lech (37th - $3,972).

The title came down to a pair of players from Washington, and in the end, it was Bellevue’s Simon Levy besting Seattle’s Matthew Jewett in the heads-up play to win the title and $92,147 first-place prize.

Wynn Closer $500 NLH Final Table Results

1Simon LevyBellevue, WA$92,147
2Matthew JewettSeattle, WA$84,548
3Joshua Frazer JamesCanada$80,481
4Charles SklarLos Angeles, CA$78,319
5Paul CoglianoDes Moines, IA$59,528
6Harley CopenLos Angeles, CA$26,052
7Michael LavinBeverly, NJ$21,655
8Gregory SorokaPittsburgh, PA$17,892
9Jared JaffeeLas Vegas, NV$15,047

Wynn Summer Classic Winners

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
6/27/21$10,000 Wynn Millions $10M GTD1,328$12,483,200Andrew MorenoLas Vegas, NV$1,460,105
7/1/21$3,000 PLO $100K GTD146$407,340Benny GlaserUK$70,641
7/5/21$1,600 Mystery Bounty1,518$1,442,100Uri ReichensteinIsrael$217,948
7/9/21$1,600 PLO $500 Bounty123$117,465Allan LeHuntington Beach, CA$30,583
7/10/21$3,500 NLH $1M GTD530$1,711,900Chance KornuthLas Vegas, NV$353,891
7/13/21$500 NLH $500K GTD2,480$1,054,000Simon LevyBellevue, WA$92,147

*Images courtesy of Wynn.

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