Ben Diebold Wins 2022 Wynn Millions $3,000 NLH $1k Bounty + $14K in Bounties

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.

Anthony Marquez2017 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

Place Player Country Prize
1 Ben Diebold USA $96,810
2 Uri Kadosh USA $58,135
3 Daniel Couzens USA $37,485
4 Ankit Ahuja India $25,690
5 Anthony Marquez USA $18,918
6 Adam Hendrix USA $14,963
7 Salim Admon USA $12,257
8 Albert Nguyen Canada $10,395
9 Michael Lim USA $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-In Tournament Guarantee
3/11-3/14 $3,500 No-Limit Hold’em $2,000,000
3/13 $5,200 NLH Progressive Bounty $250,000
3/14-3/16 $400 No-Limit Hold’em $100,000
3/16 $400 No-Limit Hold’em $40,000
3/17-3/20 $1,000 No-Limit Hold’em $500,000
3/20 $550 No-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:

*Date Tournament Entries Prize Pool Winner Hometown/Country Prize*  
2/21/22 $400 NLH $40K GTD 313 $107,985 Gabriel Jin Goh New Zealand $17,000  
2/22/22 $400 NLH $40K GTD 261 $90,045 Ray Teasdale Chula Vista, CA $14,047  
2/22/22 $400 Limit Omaha 8/B $25K GTD 140 $48,300 Wesley Gronhoud Nekoma, ND $11,961  
2/23/22 $400 NLH Seniors $40K GTD 348 $120,060 Lawrence Beach Decatur, GA $19,290  
2/24-2/27/22 $1,600 Wynn Mystery Bounty 2,103 $3,049,350 Eddy Konarske Englewood, CO $222,072  
2/28-3/1/22 $1,100 NLH Seniors $100K GTD 246 $239,850 Mark Seif Las Vegas, NV $60,610  
3/1/22 $400 PLO $25K GTD 191 $65,895 Rishi Makkar Canada $18,229  
3/1/22 Event #1: $10K NLH High Roller 49 $490,000 Jake Schindler Las Vegas, NV $166,600  
3/2/22 Event #2: $15K NLH High Roller 40 $600,000 Daniel Negreanu Las Vegas, NV $216,000  
3/7/22 Event #3: $10K NLH High Roller 60 $600,000 Ali Imsirovic Bosnia $180,000  
3/8/22 Event #4: $10K NLH High Roller 73 $730,000 Bin Weng USA $189,800  
3/9/22 Event #5: $15K NLH High Roller 43 $645,000 Brekstyn Schutten USA $219,300  
3/8-3/9/22 $1,600 PLO/NLH $100K GTD 194 $282,270 Maziar Keshavarzi USA $61,698  
3/9-310/22 $3,000 6-Max NLH $200K GTD 276 $759,000 Cliff Josephy USA $154,670  
3/10-3/11/22 $3,000 NLH $1k Bounty $200K GTD 200 $350,000 Ben Diebold USA $96,810  
3/4-3/11/22 $10,000 Wynn Millions $10M GTD 1,075 $10,105,000 Tony Sinishtaj USA $1,655,952  

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