2020 Wynn Spring Classic

$1,600 No-Limit Hold'em
Day: 2
Event Info

2020 Wynn Spring Classic

Event Info
Buy-in
$1,600
Prize Pool
$1,000,000
Entries
687
Players Left
23
Average Chip Stack
896,087
Total Chips
20,610,000
Level Info
Level
32
Blinds
150,000 / 300,000
Ante
300,000
Players Info - Day 2
Entries
171
Players Left
23

$1,600 No-Limit Hold'em

Day 2 Completed

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

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

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 ------
Player Chips Progress
Brian Yoon us
Brian Yoon
1,890,000
180,000
180,000
WSOP 5X Winner
Jerry Xiong us
Jerry Xiong
1,855,000
-105,000
-105,000
James Hundt us
James Hundt
1,470,000
20,000
20,000
Charles Davis us
Charles Davis
1,285,000
-145,000
-145,000
Kevin Buck us
Kevin Buck
1,270,000
50,000
50,000
Nikolaos Platis us
Nikolaos Platis
1,180,000
460,000
460,000
Mike Hack us
Mike Hack
1,130,000
-100,000
-100,000
Peter Vitantonio us
Peter Vitantonio
1,110,000
280,000
280,000
Spencer Champlin us
Spencer Champlin
1,045,000
105,000
105,000
Jim Pennella us
Jim Pennella
1,045,000
385,000
385,000
Yeow Chong us
Yeow Chong
920,000
410,000
410,000
Behzad Teranie us
Behzad Teranie
900,000
-130,000
-130,000
Martin Stausholm dk
Martin Stausholm
780,000
580,000
580,000
Justin Bond us
Justin Bond
720,000
-55,000
-55,000
Gene Quinn us
Gene Quinn
625,000
90,000
90,000
Russell Vaughn us
Russell Vaughn
610,000
-200,000
-200,000
Alessandro Siena it
Alessandro Siena
540,000
-40,000
-40,000
Chris Johnson us
Chris Johnson
535,000
-215,000
-215,000
Hyung Kim ca
Hyung Kim
460,000
-110,000
-110,000
Robbie Beck us
Robbie Beck
400,000
-198,000
-198,000
Maziar Keshavarzi us
Maziar Keshavarzi
360,000
-80,000
-80,000
Christopher Shebat us
Christopher Shebat
225,000
-281,000
-281,000
Glenn Poole us
Glenn Poole
215,000
-95,000
-95,000

Six More Hands

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)

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.

Player Chips Progress
Spencer Champlin us
Spencer Champlin
940,000
587,000
587,000
Trung Le us
Trung Le
Busted

Tags: Spencer ChamplinTrung LeYeow Chong

Jerry Xiong Doubles Through Jiei Tsutsui

Level 20 : 10,000/15,000, 15,000 ante

The final board read {9-Diamonds}{q-Diamonds}{9-Hearts}{6-Clubs}{2-Hearts} and there was roughly 800,000 in the middle.

Jiei Tsutsui had shoved all in and Jerry Xiong called all in for 575,000. Tsutsui tabled his {a-Diamonds}{k-Diamonds}, but it would be Xiong's {6-Hearts}{6-Diamonds} for a full house that would earn him the double into the chip lead.

Player Chips Progress
Jerry Xiong us
Jerry Xiong
1,960,000
970,000
970,000
Jiei Tsutsui jp
Jiei Tsutsui
65,000
-1,065,000
-1,065,000

Tags: Jerry XiongJiei Tsutsui

Mike Hack vs. Shannon Shorr

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.

Player Chips Progress
Mike Hack us
Mike Hack
865,000
385,000
385,000
Shannon Shorr us
Shannon Shorr
355,000
-95,000
-95,000
WSOP 2X Winner

Tags: Mike HackShannon Shorr

Final 27 Redraw

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