$1,600 Mystery Bounty
Days:
2

Event Info

Buy-in $1,600
Prize Pool $3,175,500
Players 2,190

Level Info

Level 34
Blinds 200,000 / 400,000
Ante 400,000

Players Info - Day 2

Players Left 1
Entries 2,190
$1,600 Mystery Bounty
Day 2 Completed

Paul Tedeschi Wins the $1,600 Wynn Mystery Bounty for $232,474 Plus Bounties

BrandonBloom • Level 34: Blinds 200,000-400,000, 400,000 ante
Paul Tedeschi
Paul Tedeschi

After more than 14 hours of battling it out on the felt on the final day of the $1,600 Mystery Bounty as part of the 2022 Wynn Summer Classic, France’s Paul Tedeschi took home the title and $232,474 in addition to $82,500 in bounties following a heads-up deal with Roscoe Light.

"I'm feeling super good," Tedeschi stated after his victory. "This was my last tournament of the series and in Las Vegas. I was losing like every day, every day, every day, and then for the last one, finally, I get it!"

Across three starting flights, 2,190 entrants attempted to grab a piece of the $3,175,500 prize pool. However, only 239 survivors made it to Day 2 with a min-cash of $2,350 and an opportunity to take home a six-figure score, even if they finished nowhere near the final table, thanks to the mystery bounty format.

Every time a player eliminated an opponent, they were given a chance to pull a slip of paper from a drum and instantly win between $500 and $100,000. There were three $100,000 bounties up for grabs, and they were claimed by Andrei Stoenescu, David To, and Shouyi Gao. Those who didn't find the highest prize still had a shot at big money, as five $50,000 bounties and eight $25,000 bounties were also claimed by fortunate folks on the felt.

$1,600 Mystery Bounty Final Table Results

PLACEPLAYERCOUNTRYPRIZE
1Paul TedeschiFrance$232,474*
2Roscoe LightUnited States$229,058*
3Viliyan PetleshkovBulgaria$127,213
4Adrian StateRomania$91,152
5David ToUnited States$67,512
6Tom KinneyUnited States$52,367
7Nicolas PlantinFrance$42,110
8Michael MarderUnited States$34,957
9Jason NabloUnited States$29,549

*Denotes Heads-Up Deal

Action of the Day

The day started with 239 returning players, and the action started swiftly with the incentive of the mystery bounty. The first top bounty was found prior to the first break by Stoenescu, and within those first two hours of the day, the field was already whittled down to nearly half.

After the first break, the players grinded it out on the felt for a few more hours, and just before they headed off to the dinner break, To pulled the second $100,000 bounty. Then near the end of the dinner break, Gao decided to redeem one of his mystery bounties, and as luck would have it, he excitedly pulled the final top bounty prize.

David To Winning $100,000 Mystery Bounty
David To Winning $100,000 Mystery Bounty

Several notables were in the field but they fell at various points during the day, including Shannon Shorr, Ryan Laplante, Jason Wheeler, Sohale Khalili, Karina Jett, and Shankar Pillai.

When the remaining contenders returned from dinner, the eliminations continued quickly and three tables turned into ten players in roughly two hours. During this time, a short-stacked Tedeschi scored two doubles in a short period, and he never relented from there en route to his eventual victory.

Play then slowed down considerably with the final table on the horizon. It took another hour and a half before Kurt Jewell was eliminated in tenth place, and the remaining players converged on a single table, with Tedeschi having built his stack up to the chip lead.

The eliminations once again continued at a brisk pace, as Jason Nablo fell in ninth to Tedeschi, before eventual runner-up Light won a massive pot that propelled him to the top of the counts when his pocket queens held and he eliminated Michael Marder in eighth and Nicolas Plantin in seventh.

Final Table
Final Table

Tom Kinney was next to go in sixth when his pocket kings were cracked by Light, and David To made his way to the payout desk soon after in fifth when his ducks couldn't hold against Tedeschi. Adrian State was then pipped by Tedeschi's superior ace and was knocked out in fourth place.

Viliyan Petleshkov was the clear short stack when three-handed play began and ran right into Tedeschi's pocket aces to bring the tournament heads up with fairly even stacks. All of the players at the final table were knocked out by either Tedeschi or Light, and the two remaining players went on a short break. They discussed a deal before resuming play and ultimately settled on an agreement that gave Tedeschi the title and the glamorous Wynn trophy.

That wraps up the coverage for this event, but stay tuned as PokerNews continues to provide coverage and info for future events.

Tags: Adrian StateAndrei StoenescuDavid ToJason NabloJason WheelerKarina JettKurt JewellMichael MarderNicolas PlantinPaul TedeschiRoscoe LightRyan LaplanteShankar PillaiShannon ShorrShouyi GaoSohale KhaliliTom KinneyViliyan Petleshkov

Heads-Up Deal Agreed

BrandonBloom • Level 34: Blinds 200,000-400,000, 400,000 ante
Chips
Chips

The two players have decided to do a deal with the remaining prize money, while Paul Tedeschi will be declared the winner.

Stay tuned for full payout info and a recap of the day.

Break Time

BrandonBloom • Level 34: Blinds 200,000-400,000, 400,000 ante

The two remaining players have decided to take a break before commencing heads-up play with fairly even stacks. They are also choosing and opening the remaining mystery bounties they haven't yet collected.

Viliyan Petleshkov Eliminated in 3rd Place ($127,213)

BrandonBloom • Level 34: Blinds 200,000-400,000, 400,000 ante
Viliyan Petleshkov
Viliyan Petleshkov

Viliyan Petleshkov moved all in for approximately 5,200,000 on the button and Paul Tedeschi snap-called in the big blind.

Viliyan Petleshkov: {q-Clubs}{10-Diamonds}
Paul Tedeschi: {a-Spades}{a-Hearts}

Petleshkov ran smack into the best starting hand in the game, and the board ran out {8-Spades}{7-Spades}{4-Hearts}{7-Hearts}{7-Clubs} to eliminate him in 3rd place for $127,213.

Roscoe Light us
Roscoe Light
us 34,000,000 -500,000
Paul Tedeschi
Paul Tedeschi
31,700,000 5,700,000
Viliyan Petleshkov bg
Viliyan Petleshkov
bg Busted

Tags: Paul TedeschiViliyan Petleshkov

Level:
34
Blinds:
200,000/400,000
Ante:
400,000

Adrian State Eliminated in 4th Place ($91,152)

BrandonBloom • Level 33: Blinds 150,000-300,000, 300,000 ante
Adrian State
Adrian State

Adrian State had gotten his stack of approximately 6,000,000 in from the small blind and was at risk against Paul Tedeschi in the big blind.

Adrian State: {a-Diamonds}{7-Spades}
Paul Tedeschi: {a-Clubs}{8-Diamonds}

State was pipped and the board ran out {q-Clubs}{q-Diamonds}{6-Hearts}{9-Hearts}{8-Spades} to make his rail groan, and State made his way to the payout desk in 4th place for $91,152.

Roscoe Light us
Roscoe Light
us 34,500,000 -1,500,000
Paul Tedeschi
Paul Tedeschi
26,000,000 4,000,000
Viliyan Petleshkov bg
Viliyan Petleshkov
bg 5,200,000 200,000
Adrian State ro
Adrian State
ro Busted

Tags: Adrian StatePaul Tedeschi

David To Eliminated in 5th Place ($67,512)

BrandonBloom • Level 33: Blinds 150,000-300,000, 300,000 ante
David To
David To

David To had gotten his stack of approximately 2,650,000 in from the small blind and was at risk against Paul Tedeschi in the big blind.

David To: {2-Hearts}{2-Diamonds}
Paul Tedeschi: {10-Spades}{8-Spades}

The flop fell {10-Clubs}{6-Hearts}{4-Hearts} to put Tedeschi in front, and although the {3-Spades} turn gave To additional outs with a gutshot draw, the {9-Diamonds} river bricked out, eliminating him in 5th place for $67,512.

Paul Tedeschi
Paul Tedeschi
22,000,000 4,000,000
David To us
David To
us Busted

Tags: David ToPaul Tedeschi

Tom Kinney Eliminated in 6th Place ($52,367)

BrandonBloom • Level 33: Blinds 150,000-300,000, 300,000 ante
Tom Kinney
Tom Kinney

Tom Kinney ended up getting his stack of approximately 7,000,000 in from the hijack and was at risk against Roscoe Light on the button.

Tom Kinney: {k-Spades}{k-Clubs}
Roscoe Light: {a-Spades}{5-Spades}

Kinney was in great shape with the cowboys, but the dealer put the {a-Diamonds}{9-Clubs}{9-Diamonds} flop onto the felt to leave him needing help. The {10-Diamonds} turn and {6-Diamonds} river failed to improve him, and he was eliminated on the unfortunate runout in 6th place for $52,367.

Roscoe Light us
Roscoe Light
us 36,000,000 9,000,000
Tom Kinney US
Tom Kinney
US Busted

Tags: Roscoe LightTom Kinney

Michael Marder Eliminated in 8th Place ($34,957); Nicolas Plantin Eliminated in 7th Place ($42,110)

BrandonBloom • Level 33: Blinds 150,000-300,000, 300,000 ante
Michael Marder
Michael Marder

Roscoe Light opened to 600,000 from early position, Nicolas Plantin flat-called in the hijack, and Michael Marder moved all in for 2,650,000 in the big blind. Light rejammed for his stack of approximately 12,300,000, and Plantin called all in for his stack of approximately 11,600,000.

Michael Marder: {a-Diamonds}{q-Spades}
Nicolas Plantin: {a-Spades}{k-Hearts}
Roscoe Light: {q-Hearts}{q-Diamonds}

It was a huge pot as the trio saw the dealer spread the {10-Hearts}{8-Diamonds}{5-Spades} flop. The {2-Diamonds} turn changed nothing, and the {6-Clubs} river ensured Light's ladies stayed in front. Marder was eliminated in 8th place for $34,957, and after a count confirmed Light had Plantin covered, Plantin was eliminated in 7th place for $42,110.

Nicolas Plantin
Nicolas Plantin
Roscoe Light us
Roscoe Light
us 27,000,000 15,400,000
Michael Marder us
Michael Marder
us Busted
Nicolas Plantin fr
Nicolas Plantin
fr Busted

Tags: Michael MarderNicolas PlantinRoscoe Light