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
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
|3/13||$5,200||NLH Progressive Bounty||$250,000|
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:
|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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