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$5,300 Championship Event
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Highlights

Highlights

$5,300 Championship Event
Day 1 Completed

Marko Pantelic Bags Big After Day 1 of 2019 Wynn Winter Classic

Chad_Holloway • Level 10: 1,000-1,500, 1,500 ante
Justin Bonomo (left) and Marko Pantelic
Justin Bonomo (left) and Marko Pantelic

The inaugural Wynn Winter Classic $5,300 buy-in Championship Event – the biggest buy-in tournament the venue has held in over five years – had no problem passing its $1.5 million guarantee as 435 entrants competed on Day 1 of the tournament. With late registration and re-entries open until the stat of Level 13 on Day 2 (approx. 2:10 p.m. on Thursday), that number is sure to go up even more.

After 10 levels of play, approximately 195 players survived. Among the big stacks were Marko Pantelic (357,000), Alex Rocha (330,000), Patrick Serda (279,000), Michael Dyer (254,000), and David “The Dragon” Pham (233,000).

Others to make it through were HPT Season XV POY Nick Pupillo (206,500), bracelet winner Ryan Laplante (192,500), Matt Glantz (168,000), WPT Venetian champ Ben Palmer (149,000), 888poker Ambassador Daria Feshchenko (101,000), and Maria Ho (112,000).

Of course, not everyone was fortunate enough to bag. Among those to fire and fall on Day 1 were Will “The Thrill” Failla, Eric Baldwin Dutch Boyd, 2019 WSOP Main Event fourth-place finisher Garry Gates, and MSPT Season 10 Player of the Year Mike Shin.

Day 2 of the tournament will kick off at noon local time on Thursday. The PokerNews live reporting team will be on hand to capture all the action, so be sure to join us then.

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End-of-Day 1 Chip Counts (full)

Chad_Holloway • Level 10: 1,000-1,500, 1,500 ante
Marko Pantelic us
Marko Pantelic
us 357,000 270,000
Uke Dauti us
Uke Dauti
us 334,000 84,000
Alex rocha us
Alex rocha
us 330,000 -45,000
Lars Kamphues de
Lars Kamphues
de 290,500
Kent Buckingham us
Kent Buckingham
us 289,500
Edward Hislop ca
Edward Hislop
ca 284,000 9,000
Patrick Serda ca
Patrick Serda
ca 279,000 -101,000
Kazuhiko Yotsushika jp
Kazuhiko Yotsushika
jp 279,000
Chris Ryan US
Chris Ryan
US 261,500
Michael Dyer us
Michael Dyer
us 254,000 254,000
David Doherty us
David Doherty
us 237,500
David Pham us
David Pham
us 233,000 67,000
Brent Roberts us
Brent Roberts
us 229,000
Ian Matakis us
Ian Matakis
us 225,000 125,000
Barry Hutter us
Barry Hutter
us 223,500 -1,500
Ryan Leng us
Ryan Leng
us 221,500 33,500
Noam Muallem il
Noam Muallem
il 219,000
Larry Greenberg us
Larry Greenberg
us 211,000
Galen Hall us
Galen Hall
us 210,500 60,500
Josh Bergman us
Josh Bergman
us 209,000
Chad Wassmuth us
Chad Wassmuth
us 208,500
Nick Pupillo us
Nick Pupillo
us 206,500 -18,500
Joseph Cheong us
Joseph Cheong
us 202,500 82,500
Andrew Ostapchenko us
Andrew Ostapchenko
us 198,000 48,000
Ryan Laplante us
Ryan Laplante
us 192,500 47,500

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Six More Hands

Chad_Holloway • Level 10: 1,000-1,500, 1,500 ante

The tournament staff just announced the remaining players will play six more hands before bagging and tagging on Day 1 of the Wynn Winter Classic Championship Event. Stay tuned for various end-of-day chip counts as well as a short recap of the action.

HPT POY Pupillo Doubles Through Jaka

Chad_Holloway • Level 10: 1,000-1,500, 1,500 ante
Nick Pupillo
Nick Pupillo

There was already 100K in the pot and a board reading {2-Hearts}{9-Spades}{4-Hearts}{6-Diamonds}{3-Spades} when we arrived at the table.

Heartland Poker Tour (HPT) Season XV Player of the Year Nick Pupillo had checked from the lojack and Faraz Jaka moved all in for around 70,000 from the button. Pupillo, who had 58,000 back, hit the tank before eventually calling off.

Nick Pupillo: {10-Clubs}{10-Spades}
Faraz Jaka: {a-Hearts}{7-Hearts}

Jaka had bluffed his missed flush draw and Pupillo was rewarded with a big double here in the last level of the night.

Nick Pupillo us
Nick Pupillo
us 225,000 130,000
Faraz Jaka us
Faraz Jaka
us 10,000 -85,000

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Chip Counts Part 3

Chad_Holloway • Level 10: 1,000-1,500, 1,500 ante
Patrick Serda ca
Patrick Serda
ca 380,000 340,000
Alex rocha us
Alex rocha
us 375,000 230,000
Uke Dauti us
Uke Dauti
us 250,000
Ryan Leng us
Ryan Leng
us 188,000 103,000
Andrew Lichtenberger us
Andrew Lichtenberger
us 180,000 30,000
Curt Kohlberg us
Curt Kohlberg
us 90,000 -10,000
Brian Altman us
Brian Altman
us 90,000 58,000
Craig Varnell us
Craig Varnell
us 85,000 -30,000
Nadya Magnus us
Nadya Magnus
us 85,000 35,000
Stan Jablonski us
Stan Jablonski
us 80,000 -15,000
Ricky Guan us
Ricky Guan
us 70,000
Denise Pratt us
Denise Pratt
us 65,000 -5,000
Louis Salter gb
Louis Salter
gb 60,000 50,000
Tony Dunst us
Tony Dunst
us 60,000 -13,000
Byron Kaverman us
Byron Kaverman
us 50,000 -40,000
Kou Vang us
Kou Vang
us 50,000 12,000
Joe Kuether us
Joe Kuether
us 45,000 9,000
Alan Goehring us
Alan Goehring
us 35,000 20,000
Dylan Linde us
Dylan Linde
us 31,500 5,000
James Calderaro us
James Calderaro
us 22,000 -71,000

Chip Counts Part 1

Chad_Holloway • Level 10: 1,000-1,500, 1,500 ante
Edward Hislop ca
Edward Hislop
ca 275,000
Barry Hutter us
Barry Hutter
us 225,000
Galen Hall us
Galen Hall
us 150,000 50,000
Andrew Ostapchenko us
Andrew Ostapchenko
us 150,000
Maria Konnikova us
Maria Konnikova
us 125,000
Joseph Cheong us
Joseph Cheong
us 120,000 82,000
Nick Pupillo us
Nick Pupillo
us 95,000 53,000
Ryan Leng us
Ryan Leng
us 85,000 -10,000
Mark Radoja ca
Mark Radoja
ca 73,000
Mike Shin us
Mike Shin
us 64,000 -6,000
Jon Turner us
Jon Turner
us 60,000 20,000
Dan Shak us
Dan Shak
us 50,000 -70,000
Jack Salter gb
Jack Salter
gb 45,000
Darren Rabinowitz us
Darren Rabinowitz
us 45,000 -15,000
Elio Fox us
Elio Fox
us 42,000 -23,000
Harrison Gimbel us
Harrison Gimbel
us 42,000 6,000
Dylan Wilkerson us
Dylan Wilkerson
us 35,000 -10,000

Quick Break for a Race

Chad_Holloway • Level 10: 1,000-1,500, 1,500 ante

The tournament staff has paused the clock in order to quickly race off the T100 chips. Once it's done, the remaining players will plan one more 60-minute levels before bagging and tagging.

Level:
10
Blinds:
1,000/1,500
Ante:
1,500