Michael Gathy & “Miami” John Cernuto Among Recent 2023 Wynn Million Winners

2023 Wynn Millions

The 2023 Wynn Millions kicked off back on February 20 and is slated to run through March 19. The $3,500 buy-in, $3 million GTD Wynn Millions Main Event is happening now, but while that’s taking place there have been several other side events playing out.

We already told you about early winners from the 2023 Wynn Millions, but we wanted to follow that up by highlighting some others to claim titles over the past week.

Laplante, Cheong & Costa Among Early 2023 Wynn Million Side Event Winners

Michael Gathy Victorious in $3,000 NLH Progressive Bounty $200K GTD

Michael Gathy

On March 2, a day after he finished in third place for $54,193 in the $3,000 NLH 6-Max $200K GTD event, Belgium’s Michael Gathy bested a 148-entry field to win the $3,000 NLH Progressive Bounty, which more than doubled its $200K guarantee with a $407,000 prize pool.

The top 16 finishers made the money including Aaron Duczak (10th - $6,138), Martin Jacobson (11th - $6,138), Dylan Linde (12th - $5,374), Tongguang Sun (13th - $5,374), Nicholas Bond (14th - $4,760), Katie Lindsay (15th - $2,380), and Ryan Leng (16th - $2,380).

Among those at the final table were Bin Weng (9th - $7,081), Ethan “Rampage” Yau (7th - $9,842), and Alex Foxen (4th - $20,202). After Leonard August bowed out in third place for $29,526, the final two players saw each lock up $62,368, but the winner would get the hefty PKO bounty. Ryan McAllister took second place while Gathy took first and the trophy.

Wynn Millions $3,000 NLH Progressive Knockout Final Table Results

1Michael GathyBelgium$62,368 + the PKO Bounty
2Ryan McAllisterCharleston, SC$62,368
3Leonard AugustNorth Bergen, New Jersey$29,526
4Alex FoxenLas Vegas, NV$20,202
5Gregor SverkoSlovenia$14,893
6John MurphyKirkland, WA$11,914
7Ethan YauLas Vegas, NV$9,842
8Robert BorickHouston, TX$8,262
9Bin WengPhiladelphia, PA$7,081

Poker Legend “Miami” John Cernuto Claims Wynn Millions $1,100 Limit Omaha 8/B Title

John Cernuto

On March 1, the 2023 Wynn Millions hosted its $1,100 Limit Omaha 8/B $50K GTD, which nearly doubled the guarantee as 98 runners generated a $95,060 prize pool. The top 11 players made the money, and the two to fall short of the final table were Duke Viveros and Clyde Gaskins, who each received $2,567 for finishing in 10th and 11th place respectively.

At the final table, two poker legends worked a deal in Ari Engel and “Miami” John Cernuto. The former wound up taking second place for $23,903, while the latter won the trophy and took $25,851 in prize money. It was just the latest victory on Cernuto’s impressive poker résumé, which dates back to 1987 according to the Hendon Mob.

Wynn Millions $1,100 Limit Omaha 8/B Final Table Results

1John CernutoLas Vegas, NV$25,851*
2Ari EngelCanada$23,903*
3Vincent CealicchiaLas Vegas, NV$11,559
4Lawrence BergLas Vegas, NV$7,966
5Kao SaechaoRenton, WA$5,941
6Christopher HundleyKirkland, WA$4,715
7Mark GregorichLas Vegas, NV$3,869
8Robert GouldingSandia Park, NM$3,270
9Joseph GargiuloPort Charlotte, FL$2,852

*Denotes heads-up deal.

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Vikenty Shegal & Alex Foxen Work in Deal in $3,000 NLH 6-Max $200K GTD

Vikenty Shegal

On March 1, the 2023 Wynn Millions hosted its $3,000 NLH 6-Max $200K GTD, which more than doubled the guarantee as 184 players created a $506,000 prize pool. Among those to make the money by finishing in the top 20 were Maria Konnikova (10th - $11,193), Ryan Leng (11th - $11,193), Matthew Wantman (15th - $8,693), Will “The Thrill” Failla (16th - $7,767), and Cherish Andrews (19th - $7,028).

Belgium’s Michael Gathy made a deep run finishing in third place for $54,193, and the next day he’d go on to win the $3,000 NLH Progressive Bounty for $62,368. At that point, the final two players worked a deal that saw Alex Foxen finish in second place for $112,006 while Vikenty Shegal got $112,007 and the trophy.

Wynn Millions $3,000 NLH 6-Max Final Table Results

1Vikenty ShegalLas Vegas, NV$112,007*
2Alex FoxenLas Vegas, NV$112,006*
3Michael GathyBelgium$54,193
4Jeffrey FarnesLas Vegas, NV$37,140
5Scott EskenaziMercer Island, WA$27,349
6Maziar KeshavarziSan Antonio, TX$21,632
7Kathryn LindsayLas Vegas, NV$17,720
8Chan KimHorsham, PA$15,028
9Jake SchwartzFort Lauderdale, FL$12,902

*Denotes heads-up deal.

Minnesota Players Battle Heads-Up in $1,100 H.O.R.S.E. $50K GTD

Jon Breneman

From February 28 through March 1, the $1,100 H.O.R.S.E. $50K GTD tournament played out. A field of 115 entrants generated a prize pool of $111,500, which was reserved for the top 13 finishers. Among those to cash but fall short of the final table was Rose Bottler (10th - $2,800), Paul Sokoloff (11th - $2,800), Hal Rotholz (12th - $2,443), and Ryan Hughes (13th - $2,443).

The final table had some recognizable names in Ari Engel (7th - $4,440), Ron Ware (5th - $6,581), and Brett Richey (3rd - $13,051). In the end, it was two players from Minnesota battling heads-up with Jon Breneman ultimately besting James Johnson to win the tournament for $25,122.

Wynn Millions $1,100 H.O.R.S.E. Final Table Results

1Jon BrenemanWoodbury, MN$35,122
2James JohnsonPrinceton, MN$20,659
3Brett RicheyLas Vegas, NV$13,051
4Leonard AugustLas Vegas, NV$8,924
5Ron WareLas Vegas, NV$6,581
6Brian YoonLas Vegas, NV$5,287
7Ari EngelLas Vegas, NV$4,440
8Ron SchiffmanLas Vegas, NV$3,765
9Maxx ColemanLas Vegas, NV$3,235

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2023 Wynn Millions Winners Thus Far

DateTournamentEntriesPrize PoolWinnerHometown/CountyPrize
Feb. 20$500 NLH $50K GTD290$124,700Maher al MousellyCalgary, Canada$30,228
Feb. 21$600 H.O.R.S.E. $30K GTD92$47,380Ryan LaplanteLas Vegas, NV$12,401
Feb. 21-23$600 NLH $200K GTD805$414,575Joseph CheongLas Vegas, NV$74,670
Feb. 24$400 PLO Turbo $20K GTD129$43,860Pete RochaVictoria, TX$10,965
Feb. 26$400 NLH $40K GTD325$110,500Brian HughesLas Vegas, NV$21,271
Feb. 23-26$1,600 Mystery Bounty1,270$2,463,800Ryan WolfsonWestbury, NY$130,080
Feb. 27-28$1,100 Seniors NLH $100K GTD240$232,800Peter CostaLas Vegas, NV$44,179
Feb. 28$400 NLH $40K GTD296$100,640Patrick HackenburgManhattan, KS$24,395
Feb. 28-March 1$1,100 HORSE $50K GTD115$111,550Jon BrenemanWoodbury, MN$35,122
1-Mar$3,000 NLH 6-Max $200K GTD184$506,000Vikenty ShegalLas Vegas, NV$112,007
1-Mar$1,100 Limit Omaha 8/B $50K GTD98$95,060"Miami" John CernutoLas Vegas, NV$25,851
2-Mar$3,000 NLH Progressive Bounty $200K GTD148$407,000Michael GathyBelgium$62,368
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