From March 3-22, the Wynn Las Vegas will play host to its Spring Classic, a series that’ll feature 16 events with over $2.5 million in guaranteed prize pools.
That includes a pair of $1 million guaranteed tournaments. The first will the $3,500 buy-in, $1M GTD Championship, which will start players with 40,000 in chips and play 60-minute levels. That tournament, which will be live reported by PokerNews, features two starting flights with Day 1a at Noon on Friday, March 12, and Day 1b taking place on Saturday, March 13 at the same time. Day 2 will play out that Sunday, March 14, while the final table will take place on Monday, March 15.
The other seven-figure guaranteed prize pool tournament, which has a $1,600 buy-in, will take place the following weekend. Players will start with 30,000 in chips and play 60-minute levels. There will be three starting flights at Noon each day Thursday-Saturday, March 18-20. Day 2 will take place on Sunday, March 21 with the Day 3 finale on Monday, March 22.
In 2020, the Wynn Spring Classic $1,600 buy-in, $1 million GTD drew 687 runners and saw Kevin Buck prevail to the tune of $166,837 after a heads-up deal with Justin Bond.
In addition, there will be a $600 buy-in, $250,000 GTD Kickoff Event starting on Thursday, March 4, a $10,500 High Roller on Thursday, March 11, and a trio of Survivor tournaments. Trophies will be given away for all events (except for survivors and satellites).
For the High Roller, the $500 entry fee will be fee waived for players who register early, so if you’re interested and want to save some money, just sign up in advance. You can also get in on the cheap as the night before (Wednesday, March 10 at 6 p.m.) there will be a $1,025+$75 Super Satellite into the High Roller.
The following protocols will be in place during the Wynn Spring Classic.
- Face coverings will be required for each player and staff member.
- Players may remove the face covering while taking a drink, but must immediately replace it.
- The poker room offers hand sanitizer throughout the poker room, as well as on each table.
- All high-traffic touchpoints are sanitized hourly, and poker table rails are sanitized prior to each new player arriving.
- Additionally, playing cards and chips are sanitized regularly.
- There will be Plexi-glass dividers between each player.
2021 Wynn Spring Classic Schedule
|*Date||Time (PST)||Tournament||Guarantee||Buy-in||Starting Stack||Level Length (minutes)|
|Wednesday, March 3||Noon||Event #1: NLH $3K Survivor||$15,000||$270+$30||20,000||30|
|Thursday, March 4||Noon||Event #2: NLH Kickoff Day 1a||$250,000||$545+$55||25,000||40|
|Thursday, March 4||2 p.m.||Event #3: Limit Omaha 8/B||$10,000||$270+$30||20,000||30|
|Friday, March 5||Noon||Event #2: NLH Kickoff Day 1b||$250,000||$545+$55||25,000||40|
|Friday, March 5||4 p.m.||Event #4: Pot-Limit Omaha||$15,000||$360+$40||20,000||30|
|Saturday, March 6||Noon||Event #2: NLH Kickoff Day 1c||$250,000||$545+$55||25,000||40|
|Sunday, March 7||1 p.m.||Event #5: No-Limit Hold’em||$20,000||$360+$40||20,000||30|
|Monday, March 8||Noon||Event #6: No-Limit Hold’em||$15,000||$270+$30||20,000||30|
|Tuesday, March 9||Noon||Event #7: No-Limit Hold’em||$15,000||$270+$30||20,000||30|
|Wednesday, March 10||Noon||Event #8: NLH $3K Survivor $100 Bounty||$20,000||$360+$40||20,000||30|
|Wednesday, March 10||6 p.m.||Super Satellite to $10,500||–||$1,025+$75||15,000||30|
|Thursday, March 11||Noon||5 Seat GTD Super Satellite to $3,500||–||$360+$40||15,000||30|
|Thursday, March 11||3 p.m.||Event #9: NLH High Roller||–||$10,000+$500||100,000||30|
|Thursday, March 11||6 p.m.||5 seat GTD Super Satellite to $3,500||–||$360+$40||15,000||30|
|Friday, March 12||Noon||Event #10: NLH Championship Day 1a||$1,000,000||$3,300+$200||40,000||60|
|Friday, March 12||6 p.m.||5 seat GTD Super Satellite to $3,500||–||$360+$40||15,000||30|
|Saturday, March 13||Noon||Event #10: NLH Championship Day 1b||$1,000,000||$3,300+$200||40,000||60|
|Sunday, March 14||2 p.m.||Event #11: NLH $500 Bounty||$50,000||$1,510+$90||25,000||30|
|Monday, March 15||Noon||Event #12: No-Limit Hold’em||$15,000||$270+$30||20,000||30|
|Tuesday, March 16||Noon||Event #13: No-Limit Hold’em||$15,000||$270+$30||20,000||30|
|Wednesday, March 17||Noon||Event #14: NLH $4K Survivor||$20,000||$360+$40||20,000||30|
|Thursday, March 18||Noon||Event #15: No-Limit Hold’em Day 1a||$1,000,000||$1,500+$100||30,000||60|
|Thursday, March 18||6 p.m.||5 seat GTD Super Satellite to $1,600||–||$270+$30||15,000||30|
|Friday, March 19||Noon||Event #15: No-Limit Hold’em Day 1b||$1,000,000||$1,500+$100||30,000||60|
|Friday, March 19||6 p.m.||5 seat GTD Super Satellite to $1,600||–||$270+$30||15,000||30|
|Saturday, March 20||Noon||Event #15: No-Limit Hold’em Day 1c||$1,000,000||$1,500+$100||30,000||60|
|Sunday, March 21||1 p.m.||Event #16: No-Limit Hold’em||$50,000||$500+$50||20,000||30|
Events with multiple flights will play Day 2 at 12 p.m. on the day subsequent to the final flight. All events start at 12 p.m. and are re-entry events unless otherwise noted. All events with 30-minute levels are single-day events. All events with 40-minute levels are two tournament days. All events with 60-minute levels are three tournament days.
All events will withhold 4% of the prize pool as a service charge for poker staff, with the exception of all $1,600 events, $3,500 event and the $10,500, which will withhold 3%, 2%, and $60 from each tournament entry respectively. See structure sheets for details.
Wynn reserve the right to revise, suspend, or cancel all events, without prior notice. IRS compliance requires a valid ID and SSN. Participants must be 21 years of age. Nonresident aliens are subject to 30% withholding.
The Wynn is also offering a poker rate for tournament players. The rates are $109/weekdays and $179 on Friday/Saturday nights. For reservations, they can email [email protected] or call (702) 770-7654.