The much-anticipated Wynn Millions poker tournament made an impressive comeback in March 2022 after its official launch one year earlier. France’s Joseph Sabe and New Jersey’s Hyo Joo are the biggest 2022 Wynn Million winners. Let’s take a quick look at some of the results at the poker room hosted by the Encore in Las Vegas.
Tony Sinishtaj Won $10,000 Buy-in Championship Event
The Main Event with a guaranteed prize pool of $10 million and 12+ additional side events helped Wynn Millions lift the total prize pool to a massive $15 million. Reputable players like Canadian Daniel Negreanu, Americans Jason Koon and Erik Seidel, or French Joseph Sabe went head to head and pulled out the big guns to prove their worth. Negreanu won the $15,000 No-Limit Hold’em High Roller event.
The $10,000 buy-in Championship Event ended on March 11 and saw New York’s Tony Sinishtaj scoop up a mind-blowing first prize close to $1.65 million, along with the prestigious golden trophy. This was the 41-year-old’s first tournament score with seven figures that helped him beat his previous win of $661,000+ during the World Poker Tour Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown in 2017. He was criticized online for showing a lack of emotion in a picture taken immediately after the victory. However, in an interview, he said that he was very happy because he will be able to afford a nice house for his family and good schools for his children.
The six-day tournament that gathered 1,075 participants ended on March 20 with the $100,000 Guaranteed No-Limit Hold’em, $40,000 Guaranteed No-Limit Hold’em, $500,000 Guaranteed No-Limit Hold’em, and $50,000 Guaranteed No-Limit Hold’em tournaments.
French Joseph Sabe Took Home $500,000
Without a doubt, another powerful magnet at the Wynn and Encore was the No-Limit Hold’em tournament with a massive guaranteed prize pool of $2 million and a head-spinning buy-in set at $3,500. The tournament began on March 11 and ended three days later, on March 14. Almost 900 players participated. The guaranteed prize pool was over $867,000. the prize pool was distributed to the top 89 participants who managed to finish with flying colors.
Jack Hardcastle who came out fourth during the 2020 PokerStars Blowout Series now finished on the 13th position at the Wynn Millions tournament with a $2 million prize pool. He grabbed more than $38,000, while Je Wook Oh, a 2020 Borgata Winter Poker Open winner collected close to $22,000. Katie Lindsay finished on the 35th position and took home almost $17,000.
Two of the reputable players that got to sit behind the prestigious final table came from France and Brazil. French Joseph Sabe and Brazilian Joao Simao engaged in a magnetic heads-up play. The French player prevailed and captured the title along with more than half a million as a first prize.
Hyo Joo Won the $5,200 Progressive Knockout Tournament Event
The $5,200 Progressive Knockout Bounty tournament (PKO) came to an end on March 13 and it gathered 88 participants that generated a prize pool of close to $435,000. Nine players sat at the final table, battling for their fair share of the standard prize pool. When only three final players were left, at the table, they took everyone by surprise and decided to make a deal that would bring each of them close to $59,000. The three players are Hyo Joo, Anthony Marquez, and David Rheem. Hyo Joo from New Jersey had also grabbed extra bounties totaling $18,000, so he automatically became the PKO champion and walked out with the prestigious trophy.
David Rheem also took part in the $888 Crazy Either event during the 2021 World Series of Poker where he finished on the 27th position, which won him close to $13,000. He also won PokerStars Caribbean Adventure’s PCA Main Event in 2019 and cashed in close to $1,6 million. Anthony Marquez is the 2017 winner of the WSOP bracelet, a title that also brought him $394,000.
As you are still looking over this year’s Wynn Millions list of winners and drooling over the big wins they rightfully collected, join your favorite poker casinos online. Who knows how much money you might win in the future?