Greg Raymer Among Recent Golden Nugget Grand Poker Series Winners

Golden Nugget Greg Raymer

The Golden Nugget Grand Poker Series runs May 30 through July 3, featuring 89 events with over $3 million in guaranteed prize money.

The series concludes with the $1,100 PokerNews Cup Mystery Bounty, which has smashed through its $1 million guarantee by more than double, with 2,307 players generating a prize pool of $2,237,790.

The 2023 PokerNews Cup now holds the record for the biggest-ever tournament prize pool in Golden Nugget Las Vegas history, smashing through the previous record of $1,207,650 set during the 2022 PokerNews Cup. PokerNews continues to provide live updates of that record-breaking event from the only poker venue in Downtown Las Vegas until a winner is crowned.

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Here’s a look at some of the recent winners from the Grand Poker Series.

Greg Raymer Wins Grand Poker Series Seniors Championship

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Greg Raymer

The $600 NLH Seniors Championship offered a $50K GTD to players 50 years of age and older, and 321 wise folks flocked to the felt to create a prize pool of $163,710 paid out to the top 41 finishers.

At the end of it, 2004 WSOP Main Event champion Greg Raymer claimed the title following a three-way deal which saw him taking home $32,000. “Fossilman” had previously won a $200 tournament at Resort’s World only a few days prior and quickly found himself in the winner’s circle once again.

Raymer chose pocket eights as the hand for his winner photo – the same hand he defeated David Williams with when he won the 2004 WSOP Main Event for $5,000,000.

Others who cashed in the tournament included Zal Irani (2nd - $22,200), Eugene Castro (14th - $2,538), Jon Lactaoen (22nd - $1,416), and Dominique Terzian (30th - $1,040).

Event #77 Final Table Results

1Greg Raymer$32,000
2Zal Irani$22,200
3Dwayne Vetter$21,899
4Dennis McKelvey$10,166
5Loren Burbach$7,842
6Roy Henry$6,491
7David Rawnsley$5,452
8James O'Brien$4,477
9Bryan Coyne$3,538

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England’s David Hudson Victorious in $600 NLH Championship

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David Hudson

The $600 NLH Championship featured three starting flights and offered a $500K guarantee. 1,073 total entrants made their way to Golden Nugget to generate a $547,230 prize pool paid to the top 135 places.

England’s David Hudson claimed the top prize of $66,162 for his biggest live cash following a four-way deal with Leo Zamarripa (2nd - $63,645), Jeffrey Wells (3rd - $50,792), and Nuno Cap (4th - $50,208).

Some other players who took a smaller piece of the prize pool were Scotter Clark (8th - $12,449), James Van Alstyne (26th - $2,714), Anna Antimony (33rd - $2,380), and Joshua Suyat (81st - $1,434).

Event #59 Final Table Results

1David Hudson$66,162
2Leo Zamarripa$63,645
3Jeffrey Wells$50,792
4Nuno Moser Mantero De Orey Cap$50,208
5Andrew Campbell$23,586
6Joshua Prager$18,989
7Israel Pantaleon$15,695
8Scotter Clark$12,449
9Thu Tran$9,265

Vince Salvatore Takes Down $400 NLH Seniors

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Vince Salvatore

A week before Raymer won the Seniors Championship, a $400 NLH Seniors event ran and saw 509 entrants generate a prize pool of $167,970 paid to the top 64 entrants.

California’s Vince Salvatore claimed the top prize of $18,154 following an apparent nine-way chop with players such as James Kennedy (3rd - $14,286), Scott Davis (5th - $11,483), and Salvador Villaluz (7th - $9,403).

Event #58 Final Table Results

1Vince Salvatore$18,154
2Clint Oldridge$16,359
3James Kennedy$14,286
4Timothy Krisher$13,339
5Scott Davis$11,483
6Brent Callahan$10,790
7Salvador Villaluz$9,403
8Philip Bujorian$7,255
9Mark Rubin$7,255
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2023 Grand Poker Series Winners Thus Far

DateTournamentEntriesPrize PoolWinnerPrize
30-MayEvent #1: $300 Omaha 8/B $10K GTD96$23,040Chad Campbell$5,020
30-MayEvent #2: $150 NLH $10K GTD136$14,960Austin Emerick$3,458
30-MayEvent #3: $200 Big O $5K GTD75$11,250Bryce Fox$3,300
30-MayEvent #4: $130 NLH29$2,755Scott Mahoney$1,140
31-MayEvent #5: $300 H.O.R.S.E $5K GTD85$20,400Jean Marie Blanc$6,014
31-MayEvent #6: $200 Mixed NLH / PLO $5K GTD32$5,000Federico Peralta$2,006
31-MayEvent #7: $200 Omaha 8/B / Stud $5K GTD79$11,850Mark Povich$3,632
31-MayEvent #8: $130 NLH36$3,420Bruno Manoel Fernandes$924
1-JunEvent #9: $300 Dealer's Choice $5K GTD38$9,120James Van Alstyne$3,422
4-JunEvent #10: $200 NLH $200K GTD2,347$317,325Jora Beit$30,938
2-JunEvent #11: $150 NLH $10K GTD122$13,420Robert Bladon$2,652
3-JunEvent #12: $150 NLH $10K GTD137$15,070Nabyl Simmons$2,814
4-JunEvent #13: $300 Mixed PLO/8; Omaha 8/B; Big O $20K GTD179$42,960Shawn Carter$6,100
4-JunEvent #14: $200 NLH $25K GTD262$39,300Christos Georgakis$4,703
4-JunEvent #15: $130 NLH $5K GTD65$6,175R Phillips$816
5-JunEvent #16: $300 Omaha 8/B / Stud 8 $20K GTD198$47,520Jonah Seewald$8,306
5-JunEvent #17: $200 NLH $25K GTD305$45,750Steven Sparks$4,271
5-JunEvent #18: $130 NLH $5K GTD64$6,080Max Nieder$1,837
6-JunEvent #19: $300 Mixed Triple Draw Lowball Limit $10K GTD109$26,160Matthew Schultz$7,155
6-JunEvent #20: $200 NLH $25K GTD277$41,550Simon Lefebvre$4,384
6-JunEvent #21: $200 Limit 2-7 Lowball Triple Draw $5K GTD65$10,075Michael Wood$3,185
6-JunEvent #22: $130 NLH $5K GTD70$6,650Jonathan Liu$2,103
7-JunEvent #23: $300 PLO 8-Handed $10K GTD91$21,840Ethan Bennett$4,600
7-JunEvent #24: $200 NLH $25K GTD209$31,350Dennis James$4,388
7-JunEvent #25: $200 H.O.R.S.E. $5K GTD127$19,050Arturo Segura$3,957
7-JunEvent #26: $130 NLH $5K GTD61$5,795Johnny Tan$1,628
8-JunEvent #27: $300 NLH 6-Handed $10K GTD59$14,160Guilmot Polizzi$4,630
11-JunEvent #28: $200 NLH $200K GTD1,784$267,600Baker Abdallah$23,651
11-JunEvent #29: $300 PLO Black Chip Bounty $10K GTD132$19,800Dale Elifrits$3,124
11-JunEvent #30: $200 NLH $25K GTD255$38,250Jason Crews$7,820
11-JunEvent #31: $130 NLH $10K GTD333$29,970Arno Brandes$3,968
14-JunEvent #32: Bar Poker Open Championship1,053$315,900Edward Holt$80,000
12-JunEvent #33: $130 NLH Green Chip Bounty298$19,395Bonnie McCurdy$2,721
13-JunEvent #34: $200 NLH $25K GTD281$42,150Morgan Ravail$7,480
13-JunEvent #35: $200 NLH Tag Team $10K GTD192$28,800Brian Barros Vazquez$7,297
14-JunEvent #36: $400 NLH $50K GTD168$55,440Craig Jones$11,088
14-JunEvent #37: $130 NLH $5K GTD140$13,300David Gonzalez$3,714
15-JunEvent #38: $1,000 Bar Poker Open Pro-Am199$177,110Konstantinos Tsikopoulos$44,086
15-JunEvent #39: $200 NLH $25K GTD292$43,800Ivo Schoofs$9,656
15-JunEvent #40: $130 NLH $5K GTD126$11,970Adam Moremon$3,472
19-JunEvent #41: $300 NLH Mystery Bounty $250K GTD2,356$339,340Kyle Jeffrey$55,485
16-JunEvent #42: $300 Mixed PLO/8; Omaha 8/B; Big O $10K GTD125$30,000Michael Judge$6,650
17-JunEvent #43: $150 NLH $10K GTD142$15,620Jason Luzzi$2,099
19-JunEvent #44: $300 H.O.R.S.E. $10K GTD202$48,480Jonathan Breneman$11,229
19-JunEvent #45: $150 NLH $10K GTD217$23,870Kerri Salamanca$3,930
19-JunEvent #46: $130 NLH $3K GTD76$7,220Petr Satek$2,017
20-JunEvent #47: $300 Big O $20K GTD200$48,000Samuel Diaz$7,200
20-JunEvent #48: $200 NLH $25K GTD267$40,050Philip Pontecorvo$5,975
20-JunEvent #49: $200 Mixed PLO/8; Omaha 8/B; Big O $5K GTD86$12,900Vernon Vollertsen$2,420
29-JunEvent #50: $130 NLH $5K GTD81$7,695Thomas Wall$2,100
21-JunEvent #51: $300 8-Game Mix $10K GTD146$35,040Arne Olsen$6,444
21-JunEvent #52: $200 NLH $25K GTD370$55,500Adrienne Culpepper$7,872
21-JunEvent #53: $200 Omaha 8/B $5K GTD138$20,700Darin Wilson$4,669
21-JunEvent #54: $130 NLH $5K GTD109$10,355John Tobin$1,501
22-JunEvent #55: $300 Mixed NLH/PLO 8-Handed $10K GTD109$26,160Scott Yeates$7,153
22-JunEvent #56: $200 NLH $25K GTD321$48,150Peter Harter$5,186
22-JunEvent #57: $130 NLH $5K GTD141$13,395Timothy Dallman$2,432
23-JunEvent #58: $400 NLH Seniors $100K GTD509$167,970Vince Salvatore$18,154
26-JunEvent #59: $600 NLH Championship $500K GTD1,073$547,230David Hudson$66,162
23-JunEvent #60: $200 NLH $25K GTD252$37,800Brian Hamamoto$5,738
23-JunEvent #61: $130 NLH $5K GTD112$10,640William Gernenz$3,193
24-JunEvent #62: $200 NLH $25K GTD368$55,200Tac Tac$9,851
24-JunEvent #63: $130 NLH $5K GTD148$14,060Sven Bindrich$2,800
25-JunEvent #64: $130 NLH $5K GTD129$12,255Shachar Yonayov$1,475
26-JunEvent #65: $300 Seven Card Stud Hi/Low $10K GTD145$34,800Dennis McGlynn$6,473
26-JunEvent #66: $200 NLH $25K GTD340$51,000Stephen Forde$5,118
26-JunEvent #67: $130 NLH $5K GTD99$9,405Emil Simonea$2,316
27-JunEvent #68: $300 Omaha 8/B $10K GTD138$33,120Dale Phillips$7,278
27-JunEvent #69: $200 NLH $25K GTD243$36,450Yung Ng$5,534
27-JunEvent #70: $200 Omaha 8/B $5K GTD70$10,500Nathan Moss$3,321
27-JunEvent #71: $130 NLH $5K GTD92$8,740Thomas Schaeven$1,881
28-JunEvent #72: $400 Super Seniors $50K GTD320$105,600Thomas Cooke$16,825
28-JunEvent #73: $200 PokerNews Cup NLH Mega Satellite 10 Seats GTD54$11,10010 Winners$1,100
28-JunEvent #74: $200 NLH $25K GTD303$45,450Alexandrurazvan Pasare$4,719
28-JunEvent #75: $200 Triple Stud $5K GTD79$11,850Rick Muniz$3,284
28-JunEvent #76: $130 NLH $5K GTD111$10,545Russell Love$2,500
29-JunEvent #77: $600 NLH Seniors Championship $50K GTD321$163,710Greg Raymer$32,000
29-JunEvent #79: $200 NLH $25K GTD209$31,350Ginold Rendel$4,235
29-JunEvent #80: $130 NLH $5K GTD102$9,690James Rees$1,822
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