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$5,300 Wynn Winter Classic Main Event
Day 1b Completed

Tommy Tran Leads Wynn Winter Classic Championship Day 1b Field

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Wynn Poker
Wynn Poker

The 2021 Wynn Winter Classic is nearing the conclusion of its two-week 10-event series, which kicked off on December 6.

The series culminates with the $5,300 buy-in, $2,000,000 GTD Championship from December 17-20. There will be two starting flights starting with Day 1a at Noon on Friday, December 17 with Day 1b taking place at the same time on Saturday, December 18. The surviving players from each flight will then return at Noon on Sunday, December 19 for Day 2 action. It’s at that point PokerNews will pick up live updates onward to the Day 3 finale, which will play out on Monday, December 20.

Friday's Day 1a flight attracted 283 entries, which contributed $1,392,360 towards the prize pool. At the end of play, 67 players remained with Scott Drobes and his stack of 500,500 leading the way. Rounding out the top five big stacks from 1a were Barry Hutter (436,500), Isaac Baron (406,000), Brian Altman (376,500), and Ali Imsirovic (345,000).

Others to advance were Mitchell Halverson (298,500), Michael Gathy (287,000), Joao Simao (279,500), Katie Lindsay (213,000), Pavel Plesuv (205,000), Ryan Riess (202,000), Femi Fashakin (188,500), Faraz Jaka (151,500), Chris Brewer (121,000), Dominik Nitsche (108,000), and Jason Sommerville (98,000).

On Saturday, 389 entrants took to the felt with 115 of them making it through to Day 2. Leading the pack with 729,500 was Tommy Tran followed by Michael Brinkenhoff (373,500), Christopher Frank (367,000), George Wan (320,000), and Justin Zaki (315,000), who round out the top five.

Others to make it through included Brek Schutten (313,000), Hal Rotholz (233,500), Alex Foxen (223,500), Boris Kolev (215,000), Joseph Cheong (207,000), Sean Winter (182,000), David Jackson (170,000), Vanessa Kade (160,000), and Shannon Shorr (152,000).

The surviving players from both flights, 182 in total, will return at Noon local time on Sunday, December 19. PokerNews will begin our live updates from the 2021 Wynn Winter Classic Championship today and continue through Monday's Day 2 finale.

Tommy Tran us
Tommy Tran
us 729,500
Michael Brinkenhoff us
Michael Brinkenhoff
us 373,500
Chris Frank DE
Chris Frank
DE 367,000
George Won US
George Won
US 320,000
Justin Zaki us
Justin Zaki
us 315,000
Brek Schutten US
Brek Schutten
US 313,000
Massoud Eskandari us
Massoud Eskandari
us 302,500
Pierce McKellar us
Pierce McKellar
us 302,000
Tomas Soderstrom se
Tomas Soderstrom
se 293,500
Maxi Lehmanski de
Maxi Lehmanski
de 286,500
Mark Ioli us
Mark Ioli
us 282,000
Adimus Muhamad US
Adimus Muhamad
US 262,000
Abhinav Iyer in
Abhinav Iyer
in 252,000
Ugur Secilmis tr
Ugur Secilmis
tr 237,500
Hal Rotholz us
Hal Rotholz
us 233,500
Ankush Mandavia us
Ankush Mandavia
us 228,500
Mike Del Vecchio us
Mike Del Vecchio
us 228,000
Ren Lin us
Ren Lin
us 224,500
Alex Foxen us
Alex Foxen
us 223,500
Michael Santos us
Michael Santos
us 218,500
Ben Hamnett us
Ben Hamnett
us 216,000
Boris Kolev bg
Boris Kolev
bg 215,000
Joseph Cheong us
Joseph Cheong
us 207,000
Mike Azzaro us
Mike Azzaro
us 200,500
Daniel Rezaei at
Daniel Rezaei
at 197,000

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