Uri Reichenstein Wins Wynn $1,600 Mystery Bounty for $217,948

Uri Reichenstein

On Tuesday, the surviving 211 players from a 1,518-entry field returned for Day 2 action in the Wynn Summer Classic $1,600 Mystery Bounty Event. The tournament, which surpassed its $1.5 million guarantee by offering up a $2,201,100 prize pool, offered a unique format in which participants drew mystery envelopes with bounties ranging from $500-$100,000.

After a 16-hour day, it was Israel’s Uri Reichenstein emerging victorious to claim the title and $217,948 top prize. In addition, he collected over $30,000 in bounties.

The score marked the third-largest of Reichenstein’s career behind the $913,660 he received for finishing second to Sebastian Malec in the 2016 EPT Barcelona Main Event and $875,677 for placing runner-up in the 2019 EPT Barcelona High Roller.

Wynn Mystery Bounty Final Table Results

1Uri ReichensteinIsrael$217,948
2Luke BlindertUSA$144,210
3Erik KochUSA$99,079
4Carlos FrancoMexico$70,302
5Austin PeckUSA$51,916
6David MzareulovUSA$40,408
7Michael YoungUSA$32,519
8Bryan PiccioliUSA$26,967
9Victor ChoupeauxFrance$22,785

There was also a $1,442,100 main prize pool up for grabs to the top 152 finishers, and among those to cash were Mike Dentale (11th - $19,399), Dan “DQ” Hendrickson (13th - $16,694), Javier Zarco (17th - $12,543), AJ Kelsall (25th - $8,366), Shannon Shorr (28th - $7,351), Shankar Pillai (38th - $6,506), Brian Hastings (43rd - $6,506), and Ben Farrell (63rd - $4,710).

Final Table Action

France’s Victor Choupeaux began the final table second in chips, but a bluff gone wrong against Reichenstein knocked him down to size. Not long after, he got his stack all in preflop with queens flipping against the ace-king of Luke Blindert. The ladies held through the flop and turn, but an ace on the river delivered a dagger through the Frenchman’s heart.

WSOP bracelet winner Bryan Piccioli was the next to fall after failing to get lucky with ace-three suited against the two black eights of Erik Koch, and then Michael Young followed him out the door losing a flip with pocket sixes to the ace-queen of Carlos Franco.

Blindert then used ace-king to eliminate David Mzareulov, who got it in with king-jack, and the coolered Austin Peck aces over kings all in preflop. That gave Blindert half the chips in play four-handed.

However, Reichenstein scored the next two eliminations to enter heads-up play at a slim chip disadvantage against Blindert. Before too long, he seized the lead before the final hand saw Blidnert go for a bluff only to get called by Reichenstein holding a queen-high flush draw. Little did he know his queen-high was actually the best hand, which held.

Mystery Bounty Winners

Jay Kovoor
Jay Kovoor and tournament director Ray Pulford

What began with 211 envelopes was whittled down to approximately 35 before the top bounty of $100,000 was awarded.

After being eliminated from the tournament in 55th place for $5,210, New Jersey's Jay Kavoor opted to redeem his last bounty ticket. Earlier in the day, he redeemed one and won $2,500, which wasn't a bad score. Well, he topped it significantly on the second pull to bring his total payout for the day up to $107,710!

Here’s a look at those who captured the bigger bounties that were up for grabs:

$100,000Jay Kavoor
$50,000Michael Ung
$50,000David Enda
$25,000Uri Reichenstein
$25,000Jichao Zhu
$25,000Jichao Zhu
$25,000David Mzareulov
$10,000Javier Zarco
$10,000Shannon Shorr
$10,000Ran Koller
$10,000Mihai Manole

The Wynn Summer Classic continues with the $3,500 buy-in, $1 million GTD No-Limit Hold’em Event. That tournament, which starts players with 30,000 in chips and plays 40-minute levels, offers a pair of starting flights at Noon on Wednesday, July 7, and Thursday, July 8 respectively. The surviving players will then return for Day 2 at Noon on Friday, July 9.

  • Uri Reichenstein took down the popular @WynnPoker $1,600 Mystery Bounty event for $217,948.

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