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Wynn Spring Classic $1M GTD Championship
Wynn Spring Classic $1M GTD Championship
Day 2 Completed

Hendrix, Auer and Qartomy Pace Final 34 in Wynn Main Event

mnuwwarah • Level 20: 6,000-12,000, 12,000 ante
Adam Hendrix
Adam Hendrix

The final 34 contenders have emerged in the Wynn Spring Classic $3,500 Championship, and three players have paced well ahead of the others to position themselves for the best chance at the $391K first-place prize.

Tops in the counts is Adam Hendrix, who looked destined to lap the rest of the field after an incredibly hot start to the day. Hendrix began his rampage a few levels in versus fellow big stack Ben Underwood, when Hendrix made a huge call for stacks with a weak full house — trips were on the board — and was shown a bluff. He then cracked the aces of Matt Bond with a set of eights and was off to the races with 350 big blinds.

Second place is Matthias Auer, who looked set to bag a merely very good stack until the final level of the day, when he got aces over the tens of Qing Liu blind versus blind for a heap to double past 2 million.

Finally, there's Ray Qartomy. The boisterous regular picked up his momentum late as well, gambling with a combo draw on the turn for most of his stack and hitting then having kings hold in a three-way all in that busted high roller star Sergi Reixach and Ryan Remington.

Those three hold a combined 6 million of the 24 million in play with only 300,000 total separating Hendrix from Qartomy.

Others making it through to Day 3 included Chino Rheem, Jeremy Ausmus, Ankush Mandavia, Eric Afriat, Sean Winter and Chris Moorman. They'll be set for a long final day on Monday.

About 200 players — counting late registrations during the first two levels — were in action total, which pushed the prize pool to just shy of $2 million from 614 entries. Some of those getting a slice of that with top-63 finishes were Upeshka De Silva, Matt Stout, Nick Pupillo, Seungmook Jung and recent WPT runner-up Tuan Phan.

Play resumes Monday at noon, so come back to PokerNews then to see who grabs the monster prize awaiting the winner.

End of Day 2 Counts (full)

mnuwwarah • Level 20: 6,000-12,000, 12,000 ante
Adam Hendrix us
Adam Hendrix
us 2,290,000 390,000
Matthias Auer at
Matthias Auer
at 2,165,000 65,000
Ray Qartomy us
Ray Qartomy
us 1,940,000 -60,000
Chino Rheem us
Chino Rheem
us 1,465,000 85,000
Mihai Manole ro
Mihai Manole
ro 1,400,000
Ankush Mandavia us
Ankush Mandavia
us 1,160,000 716,000
Jeremy Ausmus us
Jeremy Ausmus
us 1,110,000 20,000
Sung Hyun KR
Sung Hyun
KR 845,000 315,000
Mike Sowers us
Mike Sowers
us 830,000 170,000
Paul Fontan es
Paul Fontan
es 805,000 305,000
Eric Afriat ca
Eric Afriat
ca 745,000 125,000
Vlastimil Pustina cz
Vlastimil Pustina
cz 665,000 -260,000
Qing Liu us
Qing Liu
us 630,000 -70,000
Peter Mugar us
Peter Mugar
us 615,000 504,000
Matthew Wantman us
Matthew Wantman
us 610,000 210,000
Sean Winter us
Sean Winter
us 565,000 -95,000
Chris Moorman gb
Chris Moorman
gb 560,000 -160,000
Thong Tran us
Thong Tran
us 555,000 317,000
Zhen Cai us
Zhen Cai
us 540,000 195,000
Marius Heiene no
Marius Heiene
no 535,000 411,500
Will Failla us
Will Failla
us 495,000 329,000
David Cabrera Polop mx
David Cabrera Polop
mx 480,000 225,000
Kyung Lee us
Kyung Lee
us 465,000 393,500
Justin Saliba us
Justin Saliba
us 460,000 -15,000
Jordan Cristos us
Jordan Cristos
us 455,000 140,000

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Auer Doubles Through Liu

mnuwwarah • Level 20: 6,000-12,000, 12,000 ante

Cards were on their backs and everything had been dealt out in a battle of the blinds. Qing Liu in the small had {10-Spades}{10-Diamonds} in front of him but was smacked by the {a-Clubs}{a-Hearts} of Matthias Auer. The board had run {j-Clubs}{q-Hearts}{5-Diamonds}{8-Diamonds}{k-Clubs}, safe for the aces. It was clear the money went in preflop as only a few chips were in the middle.

Liu sent 1,045,000 to his neighbor.

Matthias Auer at
Matthias Auer
at 2,100,000 1,150,000
Qing Liu us
Qing Liu
us 700,000 -700,000

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Qartomy Makes it to 2 Mill

mnuwwarah • Level 20: 6,000-12,000, 12,000 ante

Ray Qartomy bet 52,000 from the big blind on {5-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds}{j-Hearts}{2-Hearts} and Scott Stewart made it a check-raise to 180,000 in the small blind. Qartomy peeled and the river was the {9-Spades}. Stewart checked. Qartomy slid in 375,000 and Stewart counted out calling chips and stuck them in.

Qartomy flicked in {k-Spades}{q-Hearts} for the nuts and Stewart mucked with a shake of the head.

Ray Qartomy us
Ray Qartomy
us 2,000,000 100,000
Scott Stewart us
Scott Stewart
us 205,000 -195,000

Tags: Ray QartomyScott Stewart

Not Low, But Good Enough for Qartomy to Bust Two

mnuwwarah • Level 20: 6,000-12,000, 12,000 ante
Wynn Spring Championship $3,500 Main Event Day 1b
Wynn Spring Championship $3,500 Main Event Day 1b

"Keep it low!" shouted Ray Qartomy.

Cards were on their backs between Qartomy and two opponents, both of whom he covered and had beat with {k-Spades}{k-Clubs}. Sergi Reixach had {a-Diamonds}{k-Diamonds} and Ryan Remington {10-Spades}{10-Clubs}.

High cards arrived but the {k-Hearts}{j-Spades}{4-Diamonds} was even better for Qartomy. The {a-Hearts} kept everyone live, but the {7-Hearts} river was the blank Qartomy desired.

"Ship it to papa!" he said.

Ray Qartomy us
Ray Qartomy
us 1,900,000 1,240,000
Sergi Reixach es
Sergi Reixach
es Busted
Ryan Remington us
Ryan Remington
us Busted