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Wynn Fall Classic Set to Award More Than $13 Million in Guarantees

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The 2021 World Series of Poker isn't the only live tournament series offering big money guarantees this fall. The Las Vegas poker tournament schedule hits the prime part of the calendar this October and November, with festivals running at several venues throughout the city.

The Wynn Fall Classic takes place Sept. 30 through Nov. 21, and offers up some of the juiciest guarantees available outside of the WSOP this autumn. Some of the notable events on the schedule at Wynn/Encore include:

  • Oct. 5-8: $1,600 No-Limit Hold’em ($1,000,000 guaranteed)
  • Oct. 11-14: $2,200 Mystery Bounty ($2,000,000 guaranteed)
  • Oct. 19-22: $1,600 No-Limit Hold’em ($1,500,000 guaranteed)
  • Oct. 24-26: $1,100 Seniors NLH ($400,000 guaranteed)
  • Oct. 29-Nov. 2 $3,500 NLH Championship ($3,000,000 guaranteed)
  • Nov. 15-18: $1,600 Mystery Bounty ($1,500,000 guaranteed)

Five different tournaments offer seven-figure guarantees during the Wynn Fall Classic. The pinnacle event, the $3,500 NLH Championship, guarantees $3 million and runs Oct. 29 through Nov. 2.

Wynn Fall Classic Full Schedule

DateTime (PT)TournamentGuarantee
Sept. 30Noon$400 No-Limit Hold’em$40,000
Oct. 1Noon$400 No-Limit Hold’em$40,000
Oct. 2Noon$1,100 No-Limit Hold’em$200,000
Oct. 3Noon$1,100 No-Limit Hold’em$200,000
Oct. 4Noon$1,100 No-Limit Hold’em$200,000
Oct. 46 p.m.$400 Satellite to $1,100 No-Limit Hold’em10 Seats
Oct. 5-8Noon$1,600 No-Limit Hold’em$1,000,000
Oct. 10Noon$400 Satellite to $2,200 Mystery Bounty20 Seats
Oct. 106 p.m.$400 Satellite to $2,200 Mystery Bounty10 Seats
Oct. 11-14Noon$2,200 Mystery Bounty$2,000,000
Oct. 15Noon$1,100 No-Limit Hold’em$200,000
Oct. 16Noon$1,100 No-Limit Hold’em$200,000
Oct. 1711 a.m.$400 Ladies No-Limit Hold’em$40,000
Oct. 17Noon$1,600 Pot-Limit Omaha $500 Bounty$200,000
Oct. 18Noon$1,600 No-Limit Hold’em $500 Bounty$200,000
Oct. 1911 a.m.$550 H.O.R.S.E$50,000
Oct. 19-22Noon$1,600 No-Limit Hold’em$1,500,000
Oct. 221 p.m.$1,100 Pot-Limit Omaha$100,000
Oct. 23Noon$1,100 No-Limit Hold’em$200,000
Oct. 24-26Noon$1,100 Seniors NLH$400,000
Oct. 261 p.m.$550 Omaha 8/B$50,000
Oct. 27Noon$550 NLH $5K Survivor$100,000
Oct. 28Noon$500 Satellite to $3,500 NLH Championship10 Seats
Oct. 286 p.m.$500 Satellite to $3,500 NLH Championship10 Seats
Oct. 296 p.m.$500 Satellite to $3,500 NLH Championship10 Seats
Oct. 29-Nov. 2Noon$3,500 NLH Championship$3,000,000
Nov. 2Noon$550 No-Limit Hold’em$100,000
Nov. 3Noon$550 No-Limit Hold’em$100,000
Nov. 4-6Noon$1,100 No-Limit Hold’em$400,000
Nov. 61 p.m.$550 Pot-Limit Omaha$50,000
Nov. 7Noon$1,100 No-Limit Hold’em$200,000
Nov. 8Noon$1,100 No-Limit Hold’em$200,000
Nov. 9Noon$1,100 No-Limit Hold’em$200,000
Nov. 10Noon$550 No-Limit Hold’em$100,000
Nov. 11Noon$550 No-Limit Hold’em$100,000
Nov. 12Noon$550 No-Limit Hold’em$100,000
Nov. 13Noon$550 No-Limit Hold’em$100,000
Nov. 14Noon$550 No-Limit Hold’em$100,000
Nov. 146 p.m.$400 Satellite to $1,600 Mystery Bounty10 Seats
Nov. 15-18Noon$1,600 Mystery Bounty$1,500,000
Nov. 19Noon$400 No-Limit Hold’em$40,000
Nov. 20Noon$550 No-Limit Hold’em$40,000
Nov. 21Noon$550 No-Limit Hold’em$40,000

Wynn Fall Classic Winners

The Wynn Fall Classic debuted back in 2012, and since then some of the biggest names in poker have claimed the prestigious title including 2015 WSOP Main Event champ Joe McKeehen, who won it that same year for $90,125. Two years later, Matt Affleck took it down for $139,348 and the following year it was Steve Sung coming out on top to the tune of $170,550.

More recently, Bob Shao claimed the title in 2019 for $222,820 while the 2020 edition was canceled due to the pandemic.

YearTournamentEntriesPrize PoolWinnerPrize
2012The Wynn Fall Classic $1,590 Championship268$389,940James Hoeppner$77,760
2013The Wynn Fall Classic $1,600 Championship249$362,295Josh Pollock$84,050
2014The Wynn Fall Classic $1,600 Championship290$421,950Terry Fleischer$76,334
2015The Wynn Fall Classic $1,600 Championship267$388,485Joe McKeehen$90,125
2016The Wynn Fall Classic $1,600 Championship361$525,165Tom Middleton$99,000
2017The Wynn Fall Classic $1,600 Championship447$650,385Matt Affleck$139,348
2018The Wynn Fall Classic $1,600 Championship594$864,270Steve Sung$170,550
2019The Wynn Fall Classic $1,600 Championship1,024$1,489,920Bob Shao$222,820
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