Champlin, Tamayo & Brown Among 2021 Wynn Summer Classic Winners


2021 Wynn Summer Classic winners

While live World Series of Poker (WSOP) will have to wait until the Fall, poker players are still flocking to Vegas for the $10,000 buy-in, $10,000,000 GTD Wynn Millions, which is happening now (follow the PokerNews live updates here).

That tournament is a part of the 2021 Wynn Summer Classic, which began on May 27- and will run through July 13. The series is comprised of more than 30 events that will offer over $16 million in guarantees.

That includes a $1,600 buy-in, $1.5 million GTD Mystery Bounty event at the start of July, and a final seven-figure guarantee in a $3,500 buy-in, $1 million GTD event July 7 & 8. Events on the schedule include pot-limit Omaha, Omaha 8 or better, HORSE, and both Seniors and Ladies tournaments.

Below is a look at some of the bigger winners from the series thus far.

Top Vegas tournaments now through July 13

Jonathan Tamayo Wins Event #2: $1,100 NLH for $237,935

Jonathan Tamayo
Jonathan Tamayo

In Event #2: $1,100 NLH, 1,720 runners created a $1,677,000 prize pool that was paid out to the top 189 players. Among those to cash but fall short of the final table were Eric Baldwin (64th – $5,211), Jared Jaffee (45th – $6,437), Mike Shin (30th – $8,162), Jerod Smith (22nd – $10,598), and John Paul Cao (10th – $21,538).

In the end, it was Texas native Jonathan Tamayo who collected every chip in play to capture the first-place $237,935 payday.

Final Table Results

Place Player Hometown Prize
1 Jonathan Tamayo Himble, Texas $237,935
2 Jorge Arrioca Midland, Texas $158,644
3 Czeslaw Szerszen Berkeley Lake, GA $109,139
4 Kelly Kielbasa Bridgeland, UT $77,721
5 Peter Johnson Austin, TX $57,556
6 Michael Azzaro Yonkers, NY $44,860
7 Ray Tucke Canton, OH $36,139
8 Frank Stepuchin Las Vegas, NV $29,985
9 Harold Silva Kaneohe, HI $25,306

Spencer Champlin Victorious in Event #5: $600 NLH

Spencer Champlin
Spencer Champlin

In Event #5: $600 NLH, 743 runners created a $386,360 prize pool that was paid out to the top 80 players. Among those to cash but fall short of the final table were Stephen Song (64th – $1,399), Bryan Piccioli (41st – $2,022), Jeff Trudeau (19th – $3,490), Vanessa Kade (16th – $3,968), and Sen Mu (10th – $6,144).

In the end, it was Maine native Spencer Champlin who collected every chip in play to capture the first-place $70,641 payday.

Final Table Results

Place Player Hometown Prize
1 Spencer Champlin Scarborough, ME $70,641
2 Dave Alfa Las Vegas, NV $46,325
3 Nick Blackburn Long Bottom, OH $31,488
4 Darin Utley Cedar Rapids, IA $22,293
5 Eugenio Pernia Soto Venezuela $16,495
6 Toko Luu San Jose, CA $12,750
7 Kevin Wang Las Vegas, NV $10,239
8 David Larson Las Vegas, NV $8,500
9 Stephen Sweat Asheboro, NC $7,168

Camille Brown Wins Event #12: $600 NLH ($49,901)

Camille Brown
Camille Brown

In Event #12: $600 NLH, 1,350 runners created a $702,000 prize pool that was paid out to the top 152 players. Among those to cash but fall short of the final table were Craig Varnell (76th – $2,084), Ryan Eriquezzo (29th – $3,579), Dan “DQ” Hendrickson (16th – $6,108), noted tournament director Jeremy Smith (15th – $7,036), MSPT President Bryan Mileski (14th – $7,036), and Seneca Easley (10th – $9,443).

In the end, it was California native Camille Brown who collected every chip in play to capture the first-place $70,641 payday.

Final Table Results

Place Player Hometown Prize
1 Camille Brown Riverside, CA $49,901
2 Tae Song Arlington, VA $48,902
3 Bobby Poe Las Vegas, NV $47,731
4 William Weller Fresno, CA $44,618
5 Hannes Jeschka Germany $44,340
6 Yin Wu Las Vegas, NV $42,896
7 Josh Prager Yuba City, CA $41,141
8 Tony Hoang Canada $13,127
9 Jorge Confesor Providence, RI $11,092

George Antonakos Wins Event #23: $1,600 NLH

George Antonakos
George Antonakos

In Event #23: $1,600 NLH, 1,312 runners created a $1,902,400 prize pool that was paid out to the top 134 players. Among those to cash but fall short of the final table were Humberto Brenes (120th – $3,824), Jordan Cristos (93rd – $4,853), Timothy McDermott (31st – $9,980), Richard Bai (14th – $11,357), and Robert Peacock (10th – $26,312).

In the end, it was California native George Antonakos who collected every chip in play to capture the first-place $293,530 payday.

Event #23 Final Table Results

Place Player Hometown Prize
1 George Antonakos Marina Del Rey, CA $293,530
2 Mostapha El Kabir Netherlands $201,422
3 David Mowery Las Vegas, NV $134,309
4 Alex Visbisky Cheektowaga, NY $95,120
5 Sergio Aido Spain $70,351
6 Patrick Truong Pflugerville, TX $54,884
7 Taurean Shawdon Honolulu, HI $44,098
8 Dave Alfa Las Vegas, NV $36,621
9 Paul Bergen Las Vegas, NV $30,901

Wynn Summer Classic Winners Thus Far

Date Tournament Entries Prize Pool Winner Hometown Prize
5/31/21 $1,100 NLH $1M GTD 1,720 $1,677,000 Jonathan Tamayo Himble, TX $237,935
5/31/21 $550 NLH $100 Bounty $50K GTD 247 $93,860 Andreas Ioakimides Ballwin, MO $23,719
6/2/21 $400 Limit Omaha 8/B $20K GTD 176 $60,720 Dean Joe Austin, TX $14,127
6/2/21 $600 NLH $150K GTD 743 $386,360 Spencer Champlin Scarborough, ME $70,641
6/4/21 $550 Seniors NLH $50K GTD 293 $140,640 John Merchant League City, TX $23,647
6/4/21 $550 HORSE $25K GTD 146 $70,080 John Hoang Lav Vegas, NV $14,839
6/5/21 $400 NLH $40K GTD 371 $127,995 Robert Houck Midlothian, VA $16,891
6/6/21 $400 NLH $40K GTD 376 $129,720 Olesya Koval Las Vegas, NV $14,986
6/6/21 $400 PLO $20K GTD 126 $43,470 Thomas Zanot Las Vegas, NV $13,686
6/9/21 $600 NLH $250K GTD 1,350 $702,000 Camille Brown Riverside, CA $49,901
6/11/21 $550 8-Game Mix $25K GTD 148 $71,040 Nicolas Milgrom Las Vegas, NV $21,065
6/11/21 $400 NLH $40K GTD 261 $90,045 Jeremy Felicetti Niagara Falls, NY $15,922
6/12/21 $400 NLH $40K GTD 256 $88,320 Christopher Smith La Mesa, CA $16,203
6/12/21 $300 NLH Ladies $20K GTD 93 $24,087 Judith Bielan Del Ray Beach, FL $6,274
6/13/21 $400 NLH $40K GTD 302 $104,190 George Janssen Bad Axe, MI $25,258
6/13/21 $1,600 PLO $500 Bounty $100K GTD 149 $142,295 Anonymous N/A $39,530
6/14/21 $400 NLH $40K GTD 284 $97,980 Ryan Roeder Seattle, WA $23,754
6/15/21 $400 NLH $40K GTD 252 $86,940 Kevin Theodore Seattle, WA $17,769
6/19/21 $1,600 NLH $1M GTD 1,312 $1,902,400 George Antonakos Marina Del Ray, CA $293,530

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*Images courtesy of Wynn.

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