Day 2 Completed
Day 2 Completed
Ankush Mandavia Leads 24 Contenders Into Final Day of 2022 Wynn Summer Classic $3,500 NLH Championship
Ankush Mandavia bagged the chip lead with a solid stack of 5,580,000. Eshaan Bhalla (4,400,000) and Diego Sanchez (4,225,000) are the next closest in the counts, while Daniel Smiljkovic (4,195,000), Andrew Moreno (3,590,000), and James Romero (3,100,000) also bagged top-ten stacks.
The premier event of the Wynn Summer Classic generated a massive $4,605,300 prize pool, and although the remaining players are guaranteed $26,716, all eyes are on the $696,011 first-place prize which comes with the coveted Wynn replica trophy.
Top Ten Chip Counts
|1||Ankush Mandavia||United States||5,580,000|
|2||Eshaan Bhalla||United States||4,400,000|
|6||Jacky Wang||United States||3,965,000|
|7||Jinho Hong||South Korea||3,695,000|
|8||Andrew Moreno||United States||3,590,000|
|9||Mohammad Siddiqui||United States||3,120,000|
|10||James Romero||United States||3,100,000|
The day began with 233 players returning to the felt hoping to make it into the money, and a little over two hours after the day began, it was Greek three-time bracelet winner Georgios Sotiropoulos to burst the bubble after running queens into kings. From there, the 152 remaining players were guaranteed a min-cash of $8,013.
After the bubble burst, eliminations followed fairly quickly. Some of the players who busted before the dinner break include Darren Elias (151st - $8,013), Jen Shahade (143rd - $8,013), Hossein Ensan (116th - $9,521), Kristen Foxen (100th - $10,387), Sylvain Loosli (92nd - $11,353), Thomas Boivin (85th - $12,431), David Peters (77th - $13,675), Barry Hutter (72nd - $13,675), Aaron Massey (62nd - $16,636), and Rafael Moraes (56th - $16,636).
There were 55 players returning from dinner, and after four more 60-minute levels, the field was whittled down to the 24 players who bagged for the night. Some of those who ran deep but couldn’t survive post-dinner were Jun Obara (50th - $18,516), Nadya Magnus (48th - $18,516), Thomas Muehloecker (40th - $20,775), Brek Schutten (33rd - $23,476), Adedapo Ajayi (31st - $23,476), and Bin Weng (26th - $26,716).
The 24 remaining players will return for the final day on Tuesday, June 28 at noon and will play until a winner is declared.
Stay tuned as the PokerNews live reporting team continues to provide coverage of the 2022 Wynn Summer Classic $3,500 NLH Championship until the very end.
Play has come to a close, with the 24 survivors bagging for the night.
Andrew Moreno opened to 110,000 from under the gun and Rabah Ait Abdelmalek shoved all in from middle position. Jacky Wang called from the cutoff and Moreno folded.
Rabah Ait Abdelmalek:
Abdelmalek was flipping for his tournament life but fell desperately behind on the flop. The turn and river did not improve him and he was forced out of the tournament late on Day 2.
After an early position open, Daniel Smiljkovic moved all in from the small blind, Bin Weng called for his 1,150,000 chips, and the original raiser folded.
The flop put Weng well ahead with a set, although the turn provided Smiljkovic with outs if a spade were to appear. The spiked the river to complete the flush draw, and Weng was sent to the payout desk.
Boris Kolev had been short stacked for much of the latter part of the day and ultimately was not able to survive to Day 3, falling in 27th place.
These players received $23,476.
Andrew Ivers in late position found himself all in and at risk against James Romero from the cutoff.
Ivers was behind but did have two live cards. He could find no help on the flop. Nothing changed on the turn and Ivers hit the rail after the found its way onto the river.
With Ivers' elimination just 27 players remain and the tournament director announced a three table redraw.
Terence Reid opened to 100,000 from middle position and Diego Sanchez three-bet to 300,000 out of the small blind. Reid made the call to send the two to the flop.
Action checked through the flop to the turn. Sanchez then led out for 265,000 and was called.
The board double paired on the river and both players checked. Sanchez showed down , which was good enough to take down the pot.