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$5,300 Wynn Winter Classic Main Event
Day 2 Completed

Niko Koop Leads 24 Contenders Into Day 3 of the $5,300 Wynn Winter Classic Main Event

BrandonBloom • Level 20: 10,000-20,000, 20,000 ante
Niko Koop
Niko Koop

Only 24 players remain out of 672 entries in the $5,300 Wynn Winter Classic Main Event. The biggest stack was bagged by Niko Koop, who finished with a solid stack of 2,185,000 chips. Chris Frank (2,130,000) and Shannon Shorr (2,005,000) round out the top few biggest bagged stacks.

The prize pool of $3,306,240 smashed through the guarantee and while all of the remaining players have locked up $23,136, they will all be looking to finish on top at tomorrow’s final table, where one player will be taking the $626,499 first-place prize, which comes with the Wynn trophy.

Other notables who bagged a stack for the final day include Joseph Cheong (1,715,000), Katie Lindsay (1,615,000), Pavel Plesuv (835,000), Romain Lewis (505,000), and Tim Reilly (465,000).

Top 5 Stacks

PlacePlayerChips
1Niko Koop2,185,000
2Chris Frank2,130,000
3Shannon Shorr2,005,000
4Mark Ioli1,760,000
5Joseph Cheong1,715,000
Joseph Cheong and Shannon Shorr Both Bagged for Day 3
Joseph Cheong and Shannon Shorr Both Bagged for Day 3

Some of the notables who weren’t able to make it to Day 3 include Ali Imsirovic, Kitty Kuo, Felipe Ramos, Kristen Bicknell, Anthony Zinno, Ryan Riess, Alex Foxen, Vanessa Kade, Jason Somerville, and Stephen Song.

Day 3 action for the $5,300 Wynn Winter Classic Main Event picks up on December 20 at noon local time. Stay tuned as PokerNews will be there to follow it to the end as they play down to a winner.

Tags: Niko KoopShannon ShorrJoseph CheongAlex FoxenAli ImsirovicAnthony ZinnoFelipe RamosJason SomervilleKatie LindsayKitty KuoKristen BicknellMark IoliPavel PlesuvRomain LewisRyan RiessStephen SongTim ReillyVanessa Kade

End-of-Day Counts

BrandonBloom • Level 20: 10,000-20,000, 20,000 ante
Niko Koop de
Niko Koop
de 2,185,000 -115,000
Chris Frank DE
Chris Frank
DE 2,130,000 30,000
Shannon Shorr us
Shannon Shorr
us 2,005,000 55,000
Mark Ioli us
Mark Ioli
us 1,760,000 210,000
Joseph Cheong us
Joseph Cheong
us 1,715,000 250,000
Maxi Lehmanski de
Maxi Lehmanski
de 1,700,000 150,000
Eli Berg us
Eli Berg
us 1,625,000
Katie Lindsay us
Katie Lindsay
us 1,615,000 65,000
Zachary McDiarmid us
Zachary McDiarmid
us 1,445,000 535,000
Mitchell Halverson us
Mitchell Halverson
us 1,290,000 60,000
Justin Landi us
Justin Landi
us 1,210,000 765,000
Daniel Rezaei at
Daniel Rezaei
at 1,170,000 185,000
Boris Kolev bg
Boris Kolev
bg 1,160,000 40,000
Adam Monaghan au
Adam Monaghan
au 985,000 -175,000
Pavel Plesuv md
Pavel Plesuv
md 835,000 -310,000
Ardit Kurshumi us
Ardit Kurshumi
us 700,000 -15,000
Romain Lewis fr
Romain Lewis
Winamax Team Pro
fr 505,000 -90,000
Garrett Greer us
Garrett Greer
us 470,000 -70,000
Tim Reilly us
Tim Reilly
us 465,000 215,000
Z Stein us
Z Stein
us 430,000 -70,000
Cherie Wallace us
Cherie Wallace
us 425,000 -525,000
Victoria Livschitz us
Victoria Livschitz
us 420,000 -370,000
Martins Adeniya gb
Martins Adeniya
gb 385,000 180,000
Steve Karp us
Steve Karp
us 205,000 -145,000

Bag and Tag

BrandonBloom • Level 20: 10,000-20,000, 20,000 ante

The remaining 24 players are bagging and tagging and will come back tomorrow for the final day.

Stay tuned for chip counts and a recap of the day.

Femi Fashakin Eliminated in 25th Place ($23,136)

BrandonBloom • Level 20: 10,000-20,000, 20,000 ante
Femi Fashakin
Femi Fashakin

According to the table, Femi Fashakin jammed in his remaining stack of about 300,000 on the button and Eli Berg called in the small blind.

Femi Fashakin: {q-Spades}{10-Spades}
Eli Berg: {a-}{a-}

The board ran out blanks to keep Berg ahead with his aces and Fashakin was sent home near the end of the day.

Eli Berg us
Eli Berg
us 1,625,000 525,000
Femi Fashakin us
Femi Fashakin
us Busted

Berg Doubles Through Rezaei

MattHansen • Level 20: 10,000-20,000, 20,000 ante

Daniel Rezaei raised to 40,000 from under the gun and Eli Berg shoved for 545,000 from middle position. Action folded around and Rezaei called.

Eli Berg: {a-Clubs}{q-Hearts}
Daniel Rezaei: {a-Spades}{k-Clubs}

The board ran out {9-Hearts}{9-Clubs}{10-Hearts}{j-Spades}{8-Spades} and Berg made a queen-high straight to double up on Day 2.

Eli Berg us
Eli Berg
us 1,100,000 670,000
Daniel Rezaei at
Daniel Rezaei
at 985,000 -115,000

Tags: Daniel RezaeiEli Berg

Brek Schutten Eliminated in 27th Place ($23,136)

BrandonBloom • Level 20: 10,000-20,000, 20,000 ante
Brek Schutten
Brek Schutten

Brek Schutten jammed in his 210,000 remaining chips from early position and Shannon Shorr called in the small blind.

Brek Schutten: {10-Clubs}{8-Clubs}
Shannon Shorr: {a-Spades}{q-Spades}

The {9-Spades}{7-Hearts}{3-Spades} flop gave Schutten an open-ended straight draw, but the {9-Diamonds} and {3-Diamonds} failed to improve him and he was sent to the rail.

Shannon Shorr us
Shannon Shorr
us 1,950,000 600,000
Brek Schutten US
Brek Schutten
US Busted

Three Table Redraw (full)

BrandonBloom • Level 20: 10,000-20,000, 20,000 ante
 TABLESEATPLAYERCHIPS 
 331Daniel Rezaei1,100,000 
 332Niko Koop2,300,000 
 333Femi Fashakin390,000 
 334Eli Berg430,000 
 335Shannon Shorr1,350,000 
 336Z Stein500,000 
 337Brek Schutten1,170,000 
 338Mitchell Halverson1,230,000 
 339Steve Karp350,000 
      
 341Martins Adeniya205,000 
 342Katie Lindsay1,550,000 
 343Zachary McDiarmid910,000 
 344Chris Frank2,100,000 
 345Joseph Cheong1,465,000 
 346Victoria Livschitz790,000 
 347Boris Kolev1,150,000 
 348Tim Reilly250,000 
 349Justin Zaki575,000 
      
 381Mark Ioli1,550,000 
 382Pavel Plesuv1,145,000 
 383Ardit Kurshumi715,000 
 384Romain Lewis595,000 
 385Maxi Lehmanski1,550,000 
 386Garrett Greer540,000 
 387Justin Landi445,000 
 388Adam Monaghan1,160,000 
 389Cherie Wallace950,000 
Niko Koop de
Niko Koop
de 2,300,000
Chris Frank DE
Chris Frank
DE 2,100,000 250,000
Maxi Lehmanski de
Maxi Lehmanski
de 1,550,000 215,000
Mark Ioli us
Mark Ioli
us 1,550,000 1,268,000
Katie Lindsay us
Katie Lindsay
us 1,550,000 710,000
Joseph Cheong us
Joseph Cheong
us 1,465,000 130,000
Shannon Shorr us
Shannon Shorr
us 1,350,000 355,000
Mitchell Halverson us
Mitchell Halverson
us 1,230,000 931,500
Brek Schutten US
Brek Schutten
US 1,170,000 -170,000
Adam Monaghan au
Adam Monaghan
au 1,160,000 310,000
Boris Kolev bg
Boris Kolev
bg 1,150,000 340,000
Pavel Plesuv md
Pavel Plesuv
md 1,145,000 -395,000
Daniel Rezaei at
Daniel Rezaei
at 1,100,000 903,000
Cherie Wallace us
Cherie Wallace
us 950,000 870,000
Zachary McDiarmid us
Zachary McDiarmid
us 910,000 829,000
Victoria Livschitz us
Victoria Livschitz
us 790,000 150,000
Ardit Kurshumi us
Ardit Kurshumi
us 715,000 579,000
Romain Lewis fr
Romain Lewis
Winamax Team Pro
fr 595,000 -35,000
Justin Zaki us
Justin Zaki
us 575,000 260,000
Garrett Greer us
Garrett Greer
us 540,000 370,000
Z Stein us
Z Stein
us 500,000 160,000
Justin Landi us
Justin Landi
us 445,000 -77,000
Eli Berg us
Eli Berg
us 430,000 187,000
Femi Fashakin us
Femi Fashakin
us 390,000 20,000
Steve Karp us
Steve Karp
us 350,000 239,500

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A Look Back at the 2021 Wynn Fall Classic

MattHansen • Level 20: 10,000-20,000, 20,000 ante
Wynn Plaques
Wynn Plaques

The 2021 Wynn Fall Classic ran from late September through November 21. During that time, more than 21,000 entrants competed and in excess of $25 million in prize money was awarded.

PokerNews was on-site to provide live updates from some of the marquee events including:

There was a slew of big side event winners throughout the series, which included Argentina’s Federico Castaine, who became the first six-figure winner of the 2021 Wynn Fall Classic after topping a 1,790-entry field to win the $1,600 buy-in, $1,000,000 GTD NLH event for $361,180.

Another big winner was poker veteran Shawn Rice, who bested a 786-entry field to win the $1,100 NLH Seniors tournament, which nearly doubled its $400,000 guarantee by creating a $766,350 prize pool. Rice, who hails from Texas, took down $116,039 for his victory. It marked the second-largest score of his career, which dates back to 1994.

Meanwhile, players like David Brookshire ($550 H.O.R.S.E. $50K GTD for $29,110), David Jackson ($550 NLH $100K GTD for $46,033), Eric Mizrahi ($500 NLH $100K GTD for $41,025), and Fabio Freitas ($400 NLH for $21,182) all claimed titles.

2021 Wynn Fall Classic Winners

DateTournamentEntriesPrize PoolWinnerHometownPrize
09/30/21$400 NLH $40K GTD193$66,585.00Mike YoungmanDeerfield, IL$16,476.00
10/01/21$400 NLH $40K GTD204$70,380.00Johnny OshanaLos Gatos, CA$14,871.00
10/02/21$1100 NLH $200K GTD300$294,000.00Maziar KesharvarziSan Antonio, TX$71,281.00
10/03/21$1100 NLH $200K GTD263$257,740.00Bin WengPhiladelphia, PA$65,136.00
10/04/21$1100 NLH $200K GTD325$318,500.00Mr. ZhuChina$62,466.00
10/05/21$1600 NLH $1M GTD1790$2,595,500.00Federico CastaineArgentina$361,180.00
10/09/21$1100 NLH $200K GTD339$332,220.00Michael LeanesBakersfield, CA$77,679.00
10/11/21$2200 NLH Mystery Bounty $2M GTD2333$3,032,900.00Pete ChenTaiwan$289,193.00
10/15/21$1100 NLH $200K GTD408$399,840.00Roland RokitaAustria$87,341.00
10/16/21$1100 NLH $200K GTD393$385,140.00Tan NguyenEvans, GA$71,932.00
10/17/21$400 NLH Ladies $40K GTD171$58,995.00Chien WengTaiwan$16,318.00
10/17/21$1600 PLO $500 Bounty $200K GTD274$398,670.00Jiaqi ZuColumbia, MD$63,442.00
10/18/21$1600 NLH $500 Bounty $200K GTD368$351,440.00Paulo Porto CillenaSpain$67,535.00
10/19/21$550 H.O.R.S.E. $50K GTD240$115,200.00David BrookshireBaltimore, MD$29,110.00
10/22/21$1100 PLO $100k GTD336$329,280.00Roee ShalomIsrael$57,643.00
10/23/21$1100 NLH $200K GTD342$335,160.00Anthony DenoveHollywood, CA$78,336.00
10/24/21$1100 NLH Seniors $400K GTD786$766,350.00Shawn RiceLubbock, TX$116,039.00
10/26/21$550 Omaha 8/B $50K GTD178$85,440.00John HensenGreenfield, MA$23,629.00
10/27/21$550 NLH $5K Survivor $100K GTD459$220,320.0044 WinnersN/A$5,000.00
10/29/21$3500 NLH Championship $3M GTD1,775$5,724,375.00Jeremy KottlerOjai, CA$643,267.00
11/02/21$550 NLH $100K GTD666$319,680.00Ying WangMenlo Park, CA$57,283.00
11/03/21$550 NLH $100K GTD439$210,720.00David JacksonJacksonville, FL$46,033.00
11/04/21$1100 NLH $400K GTD1,438$1,402,050.00Milos IvanovicLanham, MD$201,898.00
11/08/21$1100 NLH $200K GTD544$533,120.00Jacob NaumannLargo, FL$100,000.00
11/09/21$1100 NLH $200K GTD444$435,120.00Andrew BonyAustin, TX$76,859.00
11/10/21$550 NLH $100K GTD675$324,000.00Yuliyari KolavBulgaria$61,394.00
11/11/21$550 NLH $100K GTD705$338,400.00Ophir AtarOak Park, CA$52,732.00
11/12/21$550 NLH $100K GTD544$261,120.00Constantinos PsallidasCanada$53,396.00
11/13/21$550 NLH $100K GTD494$237,120.00Eric MizrahiLas Vegas, NV$41,025.00
11/14/21$550 NLH $100K GTD308$147,840.00John BunchtLas Vegas, NV$25,411.00
11/18/21$1,600 Mystery Bounty2,573$3,730,850Evan SandbergUnited States$293,322
11/19/21$400 NLH277$95,565Asi EliasUnited States$21,645
11/20/21$400 NLH259$89,335Michael KilloryUnited States$18,261
11/21/21$400 NLH243$83,835Fabio FreitasBrazil$21,182