$1,600 No-Limit Hold'em
$1,600 No-Limit Hold'em
Day 2 Completed

Brian Yoon Leads 23 Players on Day 2 of Wynn Spring Classic $1 Million Guarantee

tRaMSt0p • Level 20: 10,000-15,000, 15,000 ante
Wynn Las Vegas
Wynn Las Vegas

Day 2 of the Wynn Spring Classic $1 million guarantee has concluded from Wynn Las Vegas with the 687-entrant field reduced to the final 23 players heading into the final day of play. Leading those players is Brian Yoon who finished with 1,890,000 in chips.

Yoon is the most accomplished player remaining with over $5.15 million in lifetime tournament earnings which includes three WSOP bracelets. Although Yoon's career dates back to 2011 where he has collected a total of 97 cashes, this is Yoon's first cash at Wynn Las Vegas - and if he can continue the momentum he picked up on Day 2 - it might also come in the form of a victory.

Sitting on Yoon's heels is Jerry Xiong who finished with 1,855,000. Xiong's rise up the leaderboard came courtesy of a well-timed turn card that saw him improve to a full house as his opponent Jiei Tsutsui shoved with overcards and a flush draw to be drawing dead. Xiong rode out the final few orbits of play and sits second overall ahead of James Hundt (1,470,000), Charles Davis (1,285,000), and Kevin Buck (1,270,000). Five other players sit in the seven-figure club as Nikolaos Platis, Mike Hack, Peter Vitantonio, Jim Pennella, and Spencer Champlin round out the leaderboard.

The final 23 players are currently all guaranteed $8,012 in prize money while reaching the final table of nine will earn them at least $19,062 in prize money. For the player that can ascend the mountain and be crowned the champion, they will collect the $189,485 first-place prize and the Wynn Spring Classic championship trophy.

Click here for the Day 3 Seating Draw and Chip Counts.

Entering Day 2, 177 players returned to action but the likes of Jack Salter, Ankush Mandavia, Scott Clements, Jim Agate, Eric Baldwin, Katie Lindsay, Kathy Liebert, Ben Palmer, Jack McClelland, Michael Wang, and David Pham would be some of the notables falling short of the money. Unfortunately for Veselin Dimitrov, he would be eliminated on the money bubble when he was all in holding ace-queen suited with just two big blinds and would be four-card-flushed by Yeow Chong's king-jack.

Louis Salter, John Morgan, Steve Gross, Dan Heimiller, Adam Hendrix, Jared Jaffee, Denise Pratt, Mike Del Vecchio, Arden Cho, Julian Parmann, Dylan Wilkerson, David Jackson, and Shannon Shorr were all eliminated in-the-money.

Day 3 action is set to begin at 12 p.m. (PT) on Monday, March 9, from the Wynn Las Vegas with the PokerNews Live Reporting Team providing continuous live updates until the champion is crowned. Stay tuned to PokerNews.com for continued coverage of the Wynn Spring Classic.

Tags: Brian Yoon

End-of-Day 2 Seating Draw and Chip Counts

tRaMSt0p • Level 20: 10,000-15,000, 15,000 ante
TableSeatPlayerChip CountBig Blinds
241Spencer Champlin1,045,00052
242Russell Vaughn610,00031
243Nikolaos Platis1,180,00059
244Maziar Keshavarzi360,00018
245Jim Pennella1,045,00052
246-- empty ------
247Gene Quinn625,00031
248Yeow Chong920,00046
249-- empty ------
251Alessandro Siena540,00027
252Kevin Buck1,270,00064
253Brian Yoon1,890,00095
254-- empty ------
255Martin Stausholm780,00039
256Glenn Poole215,00011
257Hyung Kim460,00023
258James Hundt1,470,00074
259Robbie Beck400,00020
271Justin Bond720,00036
272Behzad Teranie900,00045
273Mike Hack1,130,00057
274Charles Davis1,285,00064
275Peter Vitantonio1,110,00056
276Chris Johnson535,00027
277Christopher Shebat225,00011
278Jerry Xiong1,855,00093
279-- empty ------
Brian Yoon us
Brian Yoon
us 1,890,000 180,000
Jerry Xiong us
Jerry Xiong
us 1,855,000 -105,000
James Hundt us
James Hundt
us 1,470,000 20,000
Charles Davis us
Charles Davis
us 1,285,000 -145,000
Kevin Buck us
Kevin Buck
us 1,270,000 50,000
Nikolaos Platis us
Nikolaos Platis
us 1,180,000 460,000
Mike Hack us
Mike Hack
us 1,130,000 -100,000
Peter Vitantonio us
Peter Vitantonio
us 1,110,000 280,000
Spencer Champlin us
Spencer Champlin
us 1,045,000 105,000
Jim Pennella US
Jim Pennella
US 1,045,000 385,000
Yeow Chong US
Yeow Chong
US 920,000 410,000
Behzad Teranie us
Behzad Teranie
us 900,000 -130,000
Martin Stausholm dk
Martin Stausholm
dk 780,000 580,000
Justin Bond us
Justin Bond
us 720,000 -55,000
Gene Quinn us
Gene Quinn
us 625,000 90,000
Russell Vaughn us
Russell Vaughn
us 610,000 -200,000
Alessandro Siena it
Alessandro Siena
it 540,000 -40,000
Chris Johnson us
Chris Johnson
us 535,000 -215,000
Hyung Kim ca
Hyung Kim
ca 460,000 -110,000
Robbie Beck us
Robbie Beck
us 400,000 -198,000
Maziar Keshavarzi us
Maziar Keshavarzi
us 360,000 -80,000
Christopher Shebat us
Christopher Shebat
us 225,000 -281,000
Glenn Poole us
Glenn Poole
us 215,000 -95,000

Six More Hands

tRaMSt0p • Level 20: 10,000-15,000, 15,000 ante

The clock has been paused with 12 minutes remaining, and there will be six more hands for the day.

Trung Le Eliminated in 25th Place ($6,998)

tRaMSt0p • Level 20: 10,000-15,000, 15,000 ante

Spencer Champlin raised to 35,000 from middle position and Trung Le called in the cutoff, as did Yeow Chong from the big blind.

The flop landed {k-Hearts}{7-Clubs}{8-Spades} and Champlin continued for 40,000. Le called and Chong check-folded as the turn landed the {5-Hearts}.

Champlin bet 75,000 and Le moved all in for 225,000. Champlin called.

Le: {j-Hearts}{9-Hearts}
Champlin: {a-Hearts}{k-Clubs}

The river landed the {7-Spades} and Le was eliminated in 25th place.

Spencer Champlin us
Spencer Champlin
us 940,000 587,000
Trung Le us
Trung Le
us Busted

Tags: Spencer ChamplinTrung LeYeow Chong

Mike Hack vs. Shannon Shorr

tRaMSt0p • Level 20: 10,000-15,000, 15,000 ante
Shannon Shorr
Shannon Shorr

Mike Hack raised to 40,000 from under the gun and Shannon Shorr called on the button.

The flop landed {6-Hearts}{k-Clubs}{k-Spades} and Hack continued for 50,000. Shorr called and both players checked the {j-Hearts} on the turn.

The river landed the {8-Spades} and Hack bet 115,000 and Shorr folded.

Mike Hack us
Mike Hack
us 865,000 385,000
Shannon Shorr us
Shannon Shorr
us 355,000 -95,000

Tags: Mike HackShannon Shorr

Final 27 Redraw

tRaMSt0p • Level 20: 10,000-15,000, 15,000 ante
SeatTable 24Table 25Table 27
1Spencer ChamplinAlessandro SienaJustin Bond
2Russell VaughnKevin BuckBehzad Teranie
3Nikolaos PlatisBrian YoonMike Hack
4Trung LeMaziar KeshavarziCharles Davis
5Jim PennellaMartin StausholmPeter Vitantonio
6Chris JohnsonGlenn PooleJiei Tsutsui
7Gene QuinnHyung KimChristopher Shebat
8Yeow ChongJames HundtJerry Xiong
9Joseph AlbanRobbie BeckShannon Shorr