2021 World Series of Poker Europe 888poker WPTDS London Online
$3,500 NLH Championship
Days:

Event Info

Buy-in $3,500
Prize Pool $5,724,375
Players 1775

Level Info

Level 38
Blinds 500,000 / 1,000,000
Ante 500,000

Players Info - Day 3

Players Left 1
Entries 33
$3,500 NLH Championship
Day 3 Completed

Jeremy Kottler Wins 2021 Wynn Fall Classic $3,500 Championship ($643,267)

Chad_Holloway • Level 38: 500,000-1,000,000, 500,000 ante
Jeremy Kottler
Jeremy Kottler

On Tuesday, the Wynn Fall Classic $3,500 Championship reached its conclusion. The tournament, which offered a $3 million guarantee, drew a 1,775-entry field over three starting flights generating a $5,724,375 prize pool.

After three days of intense play, it was poker pro Jeremy Kottler claiming the title and $643,267 in prize money. Prior to the victory, Kottler had $1,675,372 in live tournament earnings according to The Hendon Mob. That included a prior career-best $251,968 for finishing fourth in the 2013 Borgata Poker Open $3,500 Main Event.

Kottler, who has an economics degree from The Ohio State University, is a WSOP Online Circuit gold ring winner and recently finished in 37th place for $12,062 in last month’s Wynn Fall Classic $2,200 Mystery Bounty.

2021 Wynn Fall Classic Final Table Results

PlacePlayerCountryPrize
1Jeremy KottlerUnited States$643,267*
2Albert NguyenCanada$550,959*
3Shachar HaranIsrael$532,110*
4Tommy TranUnited States$265,296
5Chris SmithUnited States$196,466
6Thomas EychenneFrance$153,127
7Chris MoormanUnited States$123,360
8Taus LiliusDenmark$102,352
9Florin PandilicaRomania$86,381

*Denotes three-way deal.

Day 3 saw 33 players, each guaranteed $27,860 in prize money, return to action, which came at a fast and furious pace. Among those to hit the rail before the final table were Michael Gathy (32nd - $27,860), Alex Foxen (31st - $27,860), Stanley Lee (23rd - $31,704), Matt Waxman (20th - $41,420), Valerie Novak (19th - $41,420), Brian Hastings (18th - $41,420), Day 1a chip leader Naor Slobodskoy (13th - $63,268), and Joel Wadsworth Jr (10th - $73,518).

A full list of the payouts can be found in the payouts tab.

Final Table Action

The final table was a deep-stacked affair so it was no surprise that it took a cooler for the first bust out to occur. It happened when Florin Pandilica four-bet jammed with two black kings only to see Shachar Haran call and roll over two red aces. The superior pocket pair held and Pandilica was out in ninth place for $86,381.

Start-of-the-day chip leader Taus Lilius was the next to go after flopping aces and tens with a king kicker only to have Tommy Tran get him with trip tens. Lilius became the first player to take home a six-figure score with $102,352 thanks to his eighth-place finish.

Two-time bracelet winner and online poker legend Chris Moorman exited in seventh place after three-bet jamming with ace-three suited and failing to overcome Tran’s pocket sixes. That hand was really the start of Tran’s ascent, though in the very next hand it was someone else scoring a knockout.

It happened when Thomas Eychenne three-bet jammed his short stack with pocket nines only to have Nguyen, the original raiser, call with pocket jacks. The fishhooks held and Eychenne made his way to the payout desk in sixth place to collect $153,127.

Not long after, Chris Smith check-jammed a flopped diamond flush draw and Tran called with top pair. Smith, who back in September won the MSPT Sycuan Casino $360 Regional Event for $33,149, failed to connect and had to settle for fifth place and $196,466 in prize money.

At one point Tran had nearly 50 million of the 71 million chips in play and seemed to have things well in control while Kottler was the extreme short stack. Fate had other ideas for both players as one-by-one Tran’s opponents double and he became stuck in reverse. Near the end of his tournament, he lost a flip with pocket fives to Nguyen’s ace-king, and not long after Nguyen used the same hand to finish him off, this time against the inferior ace-ten.

The final three players then worked an ICM deal that saw them all lock up $500K but leave money to play for — $22,634 for third place, $50,000 for second, and $100,000 for the winner along with the trophy. At the time, Kottler had climbed out of his hole to hold a slight chip lead

Nguyen proceeded to double with aces to the nine of Haran, who bowed out in third place shortly thereafter for $532,110. That allowed Nguyen to take a small chip lead into heads-up play, which turned into a back-and-forth affair.

After a couple of hours, it came down to a flip with stacks nearly even. Nguyen held pocket sevens and Kottler Big Slick. An ace on the flop sealed the deal for Kottler and sent Nguyen back to Canada as the runner-up.

Remaining 2021 Wynn Fall Classic Schedule

DateTime (PT)TournamentGuarantee
Nov. 312 p.m.$550 No-Limit Hold'em$100,000
Nov. 4-612 p.m.$1,100 No-Limit Hold’em$400,000
Nov. 61 p.m.$550 Pot-Limit Omaha$50,000
Nov. 7-912 p.m.$1,100 No-Limit Hold’em (Daily one-day tournaments)$200,000
Nov. 10-1412 p.m.$550 No-Limit Hold'em (Daily one-day tournaments)$10,000
Nov. 15-1812 p.m.$1,600 Mystery Bounty$1,500,000
Nov. 19-2112 p.m.$400 No-Limit Hold'em (Daily one-day tournaments)$20,000

PokerNews will return November 15-18 for the Wynn Fall Classic $1,600 Mystery Bounty.

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Albert Nguyen Eliminated in 2nd Place ($559,476)

AnthonyThompson • Level 38: 500,000-1,000,000, 500,000 ante
Albert Nguyen
Albert Nguyen

Jeremy Kottler raised to 4 million and then called the 33.5M three-bet jam from Albert Nguyen.

Albert Nguyen: {7-Spades}{7-Clubs}
Jeremy Kottler: {a-Clubs}{k-Spades}

Nguyen was racing for his tournament life and was ahead until an ace appeared in the window on the {10-Clubs}{10-Diamonds}{a-Hearts} flop.

The {6-Clubs} turn left Nguyen needing a lucky seven on the river, but it came the {2-Diamonds} and ended his tournament in second place for $559,476

Jeremy Kottler us
Jeremy Kottler
us 71,000,000 33,100,000
Albert Nguyen ca
Albert Nguyen
ca Busted

Tags: Albert NguyenJeremy Kottler

Nguyen Turns Lucky Cowboy to Stay Alive

AnthonyThompson • Level 38: 500,000-1,000,000, 500,000 ante

Albert Nguyen raised all in for 16.550 million and Jeremy Kottler called.

Jeremy Kottler: {a-Diamonds}{6-Diamonds}
Albert Nguyen: {k-Clubs}{8-Hearts}

The flop came {a-Hearts}{j-Diamonds}{k-Diamonds} pairing both players while giving Kottler the nut flush draw and just when Nguyen thought he was drawing dead, the dealer dropped the {k-Spades} on the turn, giving him trips.

Nguyen needed to fade the river and did as the {4-Spades} completed the board and secured his double-up.

Jeremy Kottler us
Jeremy Kottler
us 37,900,000 -14,550,000
Albert Nguyen ca
Albert Nguyen
ca 33,100,000 14,550,000

Tags: Jeremy KottlerAlbert Nguyen

Level:
38
Blinds:
500,000/1,000,000
Ante:
500,000

Break

AnthonyThompson • Level 37: 400,000-800,000, 400,000 ante

Players are on a ten-minute break.

Kottler Wins Race to Take Commanding Chip Lead

AnthonyThompson • Level 37: 400,000-800,000, 400,000 ante

A series of preflop raises saw Jeremy Kottler get his 26.225 million stack in the middle and Albert Nguyen called.

Jeremy Kottler: {a-Spades}{j-Hearts}
Albert Nguyen: {8-Hearts}{8-Diamonds}

It was a classic with Nguyen ahead until a jack appeared in the window on the {7-Clubs}{9-Clubs}{j-Diamonds} flop.

The {4-Diamonds} turn didn't change a thing nor did the {7-Hearts} river and Kottler collected the double-u.

Jeremy Kottler us
Jeremy Kottler
us 52,450,000 15,450,000
Albert Nguyen ca
Albert Nguyen
ca 18,550,000 -15,450,000

Tags: Albert NguyenJeremy Kottler

Kottler and Nguyen Jostle

Chad_Holloway • Level 37: 400,000-800,000, 400,000 ante

Albert Nguyen raised to 1.6 million and Jeremy Kottler called.

Both players then checked the {a-Spades}{2-Hearts}{4-Hearts} flop as well as the {q-Hearts} turn.

Kottler then checked the {k-Hearts} river and folded when Nguyen bet 1.1 million.

Despite losing that hand, Kottler has pulled out to a small chip lead over Nguyen in this back-and-forth heads-up match.

Jeremy Kottler us
Jeremy Kottler
us 37,000,000 11,000,000
Albert Nguyen ca
Albert Nguyen
ca 34,000,000 -11,000,000

Tags: Albert NguyenJeremy Kottler

Nguyen Trips Up Kottler

AnthonyThompson • Level 37: 400,000-800,000, 400,000 ante
Albert Nguyen
Albert Nguyen

Albert Nguyen raised and Jeremy Kottler defended his big blind bringing the {4-Hearts}{9-Hearts}{9-Diamonds} flop.

Kottler check-called the 800,000 continuation bet from Nguyen and then did the same for 2.9 million after the {5-Hearts} fell on the turn.

After the {3-Clubs} completed the board on the turn, Kottler check-called one last time for 10 million.

Nguyen quickly showed {a-Hearts}{9-Spades} to win the pot with trip nines.

Albert Nguyen ca
Albert Nguyen
ca 45,000,000 15,000,000
Jeremy Kottler us
Jeremy Kottler
us 26,000,000 -15,000,000

Tags: Albert NguyenJeremy Kottler

Level:
37
Blinds:
400,000/800,000
Ante:
400,000