This year’s Planet Collection of Poker was pushed back again to the slide, but tournaments in Las Vegas are still abundant throughout the summer with other attributes keeping match sequence with huge prize pools.
Longtime poker professional Jonathan Tamayo took down 1 of the to start with key tournaments of the season, earning $237,935 at the Wynn Summertime Classic. In the early hours of Tuesday early morning, the Houston indigenous bested a large subject of 1,720 entries in the $1,100 no-restrict hold’em occasion to receive the six-figure sum and the trophy.
Tamayo bested a last desk that highlighted Environment Poker Tour champion Frank Stepuchin and thriving east coast grinder Michael Azzaro, who finished eighth and sixth, respectively. Tamayo defeated Jorge Arrioca heads-up to safe the title.
The party showcased a $1 million guaranteed prize pool, which it very easily crushed. With 1,720 entries more than a few starting off flights, the tournament created a $1.67 million prize pool. Other notables to money the party, but fell short of the last desk involved Thomas Zanot (24th- $9,288), Blake Whittington (40th-$7,223), WPT champion and WSOP bracelet winner Jared Jaffee (45th-$6,437), Eric Baldwin (64th-$5,211), and WPT winner Jasthi Kumar (65th-$5,211).
The three flights took location on Friday, May well 28, Saturday, May well 29, and Sunday, May 30. The survivors of people 3 times came back on Monday, Could 31 to enjoy down to a winner. By the time Tamayo acquired all of the chips in engage in, it was early Tuesday morning.
With the victory, Tamayo jumps his vocation earnings to just north of $1.9 million. It’s one particular of the biggest cashes of his career, driving only his 21st spot complete in the 2009 WSOP major celebration, which was good for $352,832. It is his fifth profession tournament earn, with the others ensuing in his 4 vocation WSOP Circuit rings.
It is the 2nd income of 2021 for the 35-year-old, adhering to a min-funds in the $1,300 no-limit hold’em at the 2021 Lonestar Spring Collection at Champions Social in Houston. The victory at the Wynn catapults him into 44th position in the Card Player Participant of the 12 months race, sponsored by World Poker, with 1,080 factors.
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