This yr’s World Series of Poker was pushed again to the autumn, however tournaments in Las Vegas are nonetheless plentiful all through the summer time with different properties holding match sequence with large prize swimming pools.
Longtime poker professional Jonathan Tamayo took down one of many first main tournaments of the summer time as he earned $237,935 by profitable one of many first occasions on the Wynn Summer Classic. In the early hours of Tuesday morning, the Houston native bested a large discipline of 1,720 entries within the $1,100 no-limit maintain’em to earn the six-figure sum and the trophy.
Tamayo bested a remaining desk that featured World Poker Tour champion Frank Stepuchin and profitable east coast grinder Michael Azzaro, who completed eighth and sixth, respectively. Tamayo defeated Jorge Arrioca heads-up to safe the title.
The occasion featured a $1 million assured prize pool, which it simply crushed. With 1,720 entries over three beginning flights, the match generated a $1.67 million prize pool. Other notables to money the occasion, however fell wanting the ultimate desk included Thomas Zanot (Twenty fourth- $9,288), Blake Whittington (Fortieth-$7,223), WPT champion and WSOP bracelet winner Jared Jaffee (Forty fifth-$6,437), Eric Baldwin (Sixty fourth-$5,211), and WPT champion Jasthi Kumar (Sixty fifth-$5,211).
The three flights came about on Friday, May 28, Saturday, May 29, and Sunday, May 30. The survivors of these three days got here again on Monday, May 31 to play right down to a winner. By the time Tamayo acquired the entire chips in play, it was early Tuesday morning.
With the victory, Tamayo jumps his profession earnings to simply north of $1.9 million. It’s one of many largest cashes of his profession, behind solely his twenty first place end within the 2009 WSOP primary occasion, which was good for $352,832. It’s his fifth profession match win, with the others leading to his 4 profession WSOP Circuit rings.
It’s the second money of 2021 for the 35-year-old, following a min-cash within the $1,300 no-limit maintain’em on the 2021 Lonestar Spring Series at Champions Social in Houston. The victory on the Wynn catapults him into forty fourth place within the Card Player Player of the Year race, sponsored by Global Poker, with 1,080 factors.
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