While the $10,000 buy-in, $10M GTD tournament at the 2022 Wynn Millions wrapped up on Friday, the $3,000 NLH $1k Bounty [$200,000 GTD] was also playing to a winner. The two-day event attracted 200 runners, which resulted in a $350,000 prize pool.
On Day 2, just 23 players returned to action with Ben Diebold leading the way. That meant three would leave empty-handed and the unfortunate trio was Mike Dentale, Vikranth Varma, and Jay Marquez.
Among those to finish in-the-money but fall short of the final table were Ryan Laplante (11th – $7,742), Kristen Nyman (13th – $6,790), David Coleman (18th – $4,862), Matas Cimbolas (19th – $4,862), and Chino Rheem (20th – $4,862).
Michael Lim was the first to fall when his ace-jack failed to get there against the ace-king of Albert Nguyen, who followed him out the door after getting picked off by Daniel Couzens, who hit a heater by winning a race with queens against Big Slick to dispatch Salim Admon in seventh.
Adam Hendrix then exited in sixth place after his ace-jack failed to outdraw the ace-queen of Diebold, and then 2017 WSOP bracelet winner Anthony Marquez fell after jamming with a straight draw and failing to get there against pocket queens.
2017 WSOP bracelet winner Anthony Marquez
India’s Ankit Ahuja then grew short before busting in fourth place, while Couzens hot streak cooled hard and fast after getting it in twice against Diebold only to be barely pipped both times. In the second, Couzens lost with ace-jack to ace-queen despite flopping a pair and flush draw (an offsuit queen spiked on the turn).
Diebold and Uri Kadosh began heads-up play nearly even in chips but a cooler saw the former double with aces against nines. Not long after, Diebold collected the final $1,000 chip, which was his 14th of the tournament.
2022 Wynn Millions $3,000 NLH $1k Bounty Final Table Results
PlacePlayerCountryPrize 1Ben DieboldUSA$96,810 2Uri KadoshUSA$58,135 3Daniel CouzensUSA$37,485 4Ankit AhujaIndia$25,690 5Anthony MarquezUSA$18,918 6Adam HendrixUSA$14,963 7Salim AdmonUSA$12,257 8Albert NguyenCanada$10,395 9Michael LimUSA$8,925
Prior to the win, Diebold had $590,676 in live tournament earnings according to The Hendon Mob. His prior best score of $75,655 came in April 2018 when he won the Card Player Poker Tour bestbet Jacksonville. He also finished runner-up in the 2018 WSOP Circuit Cherokee Event #10: $2,200 High Roller for $63,721, and won the 2020 bestbet Jacksonville Fall Frenzy II $1,500 Main Event for $63,182.
Remaining 2022 Wynn Millions Schedule
Date(s)Buy-InTournamentGuarantee 3/11-3/14$3,500No-Limit Hold’em$2,000,000 3/13$5,200NLH Progressive Bounty$250,000 3/14-3/16$400No-Limit Hold’em$100,000 3/16$400No-Limit Hold’em$40,000 3/17-3/20$1,000No-Limit Hold’em$500,000 3/20$550No-Limit Hold’em$50,000
Is this the funnest hand from the 2022 Wynn Millions?
Here’s a look at all those who’ve captured titles thus far at the 2022 Wynn Millions:
*DateTournamentEntriesPrize PoolWinnerHometown/CountryPrize* 2/21/22$400 NLH $40K GTD313$107,985Gabriel Jin GohNew Zealand$17,000 2/22/22$400 NLH $40K GTD261$90,045Ray TeasdaleChula Vista, CA$14,047 2/22/22$400 Limit Omaha 8/B $25K GTD140$48,300Wesley GronhoudNekoma, ND$11,961 2/23/22$400 NLH Seniors $40K GTD348$120,060Lawrence BeachDecatur, GA$19,290 2/24-2/27/22$1,600 Wynn Mystery Bounty2,103$3,049,350Eddy KonarskeEnglewood, CO$222,072 2/28-3/1/22$1,100 NLH Seniors $100K GTD246$239,850Mark SeifLas Vegas, NV$60,610 3/1/22$400 PLO $25K GTD191$65,895Rishi MakkarCanada$18,229 3/1/22Event #1: $10K NLH High Roller49$490,000Jake SchindlerLas Vegas, NV$166,600 3/2/22Event #2: $15K NLH High Roller40$600,000Daniel NegreanuLas Vegas, NV$216,000 3/7/22Event #3: $10K NLH High Roller60$600,000Ali ImsirovicBosnia$180,000 3/8/22Event #4: $10K NLH High Roller73$730,000Bin WengUSA$189,800 3/9/22Event #5: $15K NLH High Roller43$645,000Brekstyn SchuttenUSA$219,300 3/8-3/9/22$1,600 PLO/NLH $100K GTD194$282,270Maziar KeshavarziUSA$61,698 3/9-310/22$3,000 6-Max NLH $200K GTD276$759,000Cliff JosephyUSA$154,670 3/10-3/11/22$3,000 NLH $1k Bounty $200K GTD200$350,000Ben DieboldUSA$96,810 3/4-3/11/22$10,000 Wynn Millions $10M GTD1,075$10,105,000Tony SinishtajUSA$1,655,952
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