2021 World Series of Poker Europe 888poker WPTDS London Online
Wynn Summer Classic $1,600 Mystery Bounty
Days:
2

Event Info

Buy-in $1,600
Prize Pool $2,201,100
Players 1518

Players Info - Day 2

Players Left 1
Entries 1518
Wynn Summer Classic $1,600 Mystery Bounty
Day 2 Completed

Uri Reichenstein Wins Wynn $1,600 Mystery Bounty for $217,948

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Uri Reichenstein
Uri Reichenstein

On Tuesday, the surviving 211 players from a 1,518-entry field returned for Day 2 action in the Wynn Summer Classic $1,600 Mystery Bounty Event. The tournament, which surpassed its $1.5 million guarantee by offering up a $2,201,100 prize pool, offered a unique format in which participants drew mystery envelopes with bounties ranging from $500-$100,000.

After a 16-hour day, it was Israel’s Uri Reichenstein emerging victorious to claim the title and $217,948 top prize. In addition, he collected over $30,000 in bounties.

The score marked the third-largest of Reichenstein’s career behind the $913,660 he received for finishing second to Sebastian Malec in the 2016 EPT Barcelona Main Event and $875,677 for placing runner-up in the 2019 EPT Barcelona High Roller.

Wynn Mystery Bounty Final Table Results

PlacePlayerCountryPrize
1Uri ReichensteinIsrael$217,948
2Luke BlindertUSA$144,210
3Erik KochUSA$99,079
4Carlos FrancoMexico$70,302
5Austin PeckUSA$51,916
6David MzareulovUSA$40,408
7Michael YoungUSA$32,519
8Bryan PiccioliUSA$26,967
9Victor ChoupeauxFrance$22,785

There was also a $1,442,100 main prize pool up for grabs to the top 152 finishers, and among those to cash were Mike Dentale (11th - $19,399), Dan “DQ” Hendrickson (13th - $16,694), Javier Zarco (17th - $12,543), AJ Kelsall (25th - $8,366), Shannon Shorr (28th - $7,351), Shankar Pillai (38th - $6,506), Brian Hastings (43rd - $6,506), and Ben Farrell (63rd - $4,710).

Final Table Action

France’s Victor Choupeaux began the final table second in chips, but a bluff gone wrong against Reichenstein knocked him down to size. Not long after, he got his stack all in preflop with queens flipping against the ace-king of Luke Blindert. The ladies held through the flop and turn, but an ace on the river delivered a dagger through the Frenchman’s heart.

WSOP bracelet winner Bryan Piccioli was the next to fall after failing to get lucky with ace-three suited against the two black eights of Erik Koch, and then Michael Young followed him out the door losing a flip with pocket sixes to the ace-queen of Carlos Franco.

Blindert then used ace-king to eliminate David Mzareulov, who got it in with king-jack, and the coolered Austin Peck aces over kings all in preflop. That gave Blindert half the chips in play four-handed.

However, Reichenstein scored the next two eliminations to enter heads-up play at a slim chip disadvantage against Blindert. Before too long, he seized the lead before the final hand saw Blidnert go for a bluff only to get called by Reichenstein holding a queen-high flush draw. Little did he know his queen-high was actually the best hand, which held.

Luke Blindert
Runner-up Luke Blindert.

Mystery Bounty Winners

What began with 211 envelopes was whittled down to approximately 35 before the top bounty of $100,000 was awarded.

After being eliminated from the tournament in 55th place for $5,210, New Jersey's Jay Kavoor opted to redeem his last bounty ticket. Earlier in the day, he redeemed one and won $2,500, which wasn't a bad score. Well, he topped it significantly on the second pull to bring his total payout for the day up to $107,710!

Here’s a look at those who captured the bigger bounties that were up for grabs:

PrizePlayer
$100,000Jay Kavoor
$50,000Michael Ung
$50,000David Enda
$25,000Uri Reichenstein
$25,000Jichao Zhu
$25,000Jichao Zhu
$25,000David Mzareulov
$10,000Javier Zarco
$10,000Shannon Shorr
$10,000Ran Koller
$10,000Mihai Manole

The Wynn Summer Classic continues with the $3,500 buy-in, $1 million GTD No-Limit Hold’em Event. That tournament, which starts players with 30,000 in chips and plays 40-minute levels, offers a pair of starting flights at Noon on Wednesday, July 7, and Thursday, July 8 respectively. The surviving players will then return for Day 2 at Noon on Friday, July 9.

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Luke Blindert Eliminated in 2nd Place ($144,210)

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Luke Blindert
Luke Blindert

Level 35 (250,000/500,000/250,000)

During the course of heads-up play, Uri Reichenstein was able to pull into a chip lead.

In what would be the final hand of the tournament, Reichenstein raised the button to 900,000 and Luke Blindert called.

Blindert checked the {5-Clubs}{q-Diamonds}{3-Clubs} flop and Reichenstein continued for 800,000. Blindert woke up with a check-raise to 2.3 million, Reichenstein called, and the {4-Spades} appeared on the turn.

Blindert moved all in for 11.3 million and Reichenstein hit the tank.

"I'm going to have to gamble with you," he said while spiking in a stack.

"You've got me," Blindert admitted.

Luke Blindert: {6-Diamonds}{9-Spades}
Uri Reichenstein: {q-Clubs}{2-Clubs}

Reichenstein had a flush draw but his queen-high was actually good. The {a-Diamonds} river was a brick and Blindert was eliminated in second place.

As such, Reichenstein collected the last four unredeemed bounties, including the remaining $5,000.

Uri Reichenstein il
Uri Reichenstein
il 45,540,000 24,540,000
Luke Blindert us
Luke Blindert
us Busted

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Erik Koch Eliminated in 3rd Place ($99,079)

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Erik Koch
Erik Koch

Level 34 (200,000/400,000/200,000)

Erik Koch moved all in for 4,525,000 from the small blind and Uri Reichenstein called from the big.

Uri Reichenstein: {q-Hearts}{j-Hearts}
Erik Koch: {9-Clubs}{8-Clubs}

The {7-Hearts}{10-Hearts}{3-Diamonds} flop was interesting in that it gave Koch an up-and-down straight draw and Reichenstein a flush draw. The {6-Hearts} turn completed the flush and Koch was left drawing dead headed to the {5-Diamonds} river.

Luke Blindert us
Luke Blindert
us 24,500,000 1,500,000
Uri Reichenstein il
Uri Reichenstein
il 21,000,000 5,500,000
Erik Koch us
Erik Koch
us Busted

Tags: Uri ReichensteinErik Koch

Carlos Franco Eliminated in 4th Place ($70,302)

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Carlos Franco
Carlos Franco

Level 33 (150,000/300,000/150,000)

Carlos Franco moved all in for 3.225 million first to act and Uri Reichenstein called from the big blind.

Uri Reichenstein: {a-Diamonds}{8-Diamonds}
Carlos Franco: {a-Clubs}{4-Clubs}

The {8-Spades}{7-Clubs}{6-Diamonds} left Franco in an even worse spot, and he was drawing to just a chop after the {9-Spades} turn. It didn't happen though as the {3-Hearts} bricked out for him on the river.

Uri Reichenstein il
Uri Reichenstein
il 15,500,000 3,500,000
Carlos Franco MX
Carlos Franco
MX Busted

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Austin Peck Eliminated in 5th Place ($51,916)

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Austin Peck
Austin Peck

Level 33 (150,000/300,000/300,000)

Preflop action exploded between Austin Peck and Luke Blindert that resulted in the former getting all in for 6.275 million.

Austin Peck: {k-Hearts}{k-Clubs}
Luke Blindert: {a-Hearts}{a-Clubs}

It was a cooler and unfortunately for Peck he was on the wrong end. The board ran out a clean {6-Clubs}{6-Diamonds}{10-Spades}{9-Spades}{q-Diamonds} and Blindert continued to roll.

Luke Blindert us
Luke Blindert
us 23,000,000 5,300,000
Austin Peck us
Austin Peck
us Busted

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David Mzareulov Eliminated in 6th Place ($40,408)

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David Mzareulov
David Mzareulov

Level 32 (125,000/250,000/250,000)

Action folded to Luke Blindert in the small blind and he simply moved all in, which prompted David Mzareulov to call off for around 1.3 million in the big.

Luke Blindert: {a-Spades}{k-Spades}
David Mzareulov: {k-Clubs}{j-Spades}

Blindert was a heavy favorite with Big Slick and his position only improved on the {5-Hearts}{a-Hearts}{8-Diamonds} flop. The {9-Clubs} turn left Mzareulov drawing dead and he bowed out in sixth place after the meaningless {k-Diamonds} was run out on the river.

Along with the $40,408 he received for his deep run, Mzareulov also won one of the $25,000 bounties earlier in the day.

Luke Blindert us
Luke Blindert
us 17,000,000 1,000,000
David Mzareulov us
David Mzareulov
us Busted

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Michael Young Eliminated in 7th Place ($32,519)

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Michael Young
Michael Young

Level 32 (125,000/250,000/250,000)

Michael Young moved all in for around 2.5 million from middle position and Carlos Veidas called out of the big blind.

Michael Young: {6-Hearts}{6-Spades}
Carlos Veidas: {a-Hearts}{q-Hearts}

It was a flip but not after the flop fell {a-Clubs}{k-Spades}{9-Diamonds} to pair Veidas. Neither the {10-Diamonds} turn nor {4-Hearts} river helped Young and he fell in seventh place.

Veidas claimed that the bounty he collected was his first of the tournament, even including the $100 bounties paid out on Day 1.

Carlos Franco MX
Carlos Franco
MX 5,800,000 2,000,000
Michael Young us
Michael Young
us Busted

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Bryan Piccioli Eliminated in 8th Place ($26,967)

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Bryan Piccioli
Bryan Piccioli

Level 31 (100,000/200,000/200,000)

Poker pro Bryan Piccioli got his short stack of 1.5 million all in preflop and looking to get lucky against Erik Koch.

Erik Koch: {8-Spades}{8-Clubs}
Bryan Piccioli: {a-Hearts}{3-Hearts}

The {8-Hearts}{7-Hearts}{3-Spades} flop made things interesting by giving Koch top set but Piccioli a flush draw. Unfortunately for the latter, neither the {q-Diamonds} turn nor {9-Spades} river helped and he was eliminated from the tournament.

Koch immediately redeemed his mystery bounty ticket and nabbed one of the two remaining $5,000 bounties.

Erik Koch us
Erik Koch
us 5,300,000 900,000
Bryan Piccioli us
Bryan Piccioli
us Busted

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