Champlin, Tamayo & Brown Among 2021 Wynn Summer Classic Winners


While live World Series of Poker (WSOP) will have to wait until the Fall, poker players are still flocking to Vegas for the $10,000 buy-in, $10,000,000 GTD Wynn Millions, which is happening now (follow the PokerNews live updates here).

That tournament is a part of the 2021 Wynn Summer Classic, which began on May 27- and will run through July 13. The series is comprised of more than 30 events that will offer over $16 million in guarantees.

That includes a $1,600 buy-in, $1.5 million GTD Mystery Bounty event at the start of July, and a final seven-figure guarantee in a $3,500 buy-in, $1 million GTD event July 7 & 8. Events on the schedule include pot-limit Omaha, Omaha 8 or better, HORSE, and both Seniors and Ladies tournaments.

Below is a look at some of the bigger winners from the series thus far.

Top Vegas tournaments now through July 13

Jonathan Tamayo Wins Event #2: $1,100 NLH for $237,935

Jonathan Tamayo
Jonathan Tamayo

In Event #2: $1,100 NLH, 1,720 runners created a $1,677,000 prize pool that was paid out to the top 189 players. Among those to cash but fall short of the final table were Eric Baldwin (64th – $5,211), Jared Jaffee (45th – $6,437), Mike Shin (30th – $8,162), Jerod Smith (22nd – $10,598), and John Paul Cao (10th – $21,538).

In the end, it was Texas native Jonathan Tamayo who collected every chip in play to capture the first-place $237,935 payday.

Final Table Results

Place Player Hometown Prize
1 Jonathan Tamayo Himble, Texas $237,935
2 Jorge Arrioca Midland, Texas $158,644
3 Czeslaw Szerszen Berkeley Lake, GA $109,139
4 Kelly Kielbasa Bridgeland, UT $77,721
5 Peter Johnson Austin, TX $57,556
6 Michael Azzaro Yonkers, NY $44,860
7 Ray Tucke Canton, OH $36,139
8 Frank Stepuchin Las Vegas, NV $29,985
9 Harold Silva Kaneohe, HI $25,306

Spencer Champlin Victorious in Event #5: $600 NLH

Spencer Champlin
Spencer Champlin

In Event #5: $600 NLH, 743 runners created a $386,360 prize pool that was paid out to the top 80 players. Among those to cash but fall short of the final table were Stephen Song (64th – $1,399), Bryan Piccioli (41st – $2,022), Jeff Trudeau (19th – $3,490), Vanessa Kade (16th – $3,968), and Sen Mu (10th – $6,144).

In the end, it was Maine native Spencer Champlin who collected every chip in play to capture the first-place $70,641 payday.

Final Table Results

Place Player Hometown Prize
1 Spencer Champlin Scarborough, ME $70,641
2 Dave Alfa Las Vegas, NV $46,325
3 Nick Blackburn Long Bottom, OH $31,488
4 Darin Utley Cedar Rapids, IA $22,293
5 Eugenio Pernia Soto Venezuela $16,495
6 Toko Luu San Jose, CA $12,750
7 Kevin Wang Las Vegas, NV $10,239
8 David Larson Las Vegas, NV $8,500
9 Stephen Sweat Asheboro, NC $7,168

Camille Brown Wins Event #12: $600 NLH ($49,901)

Camille Brown
Camille Brown

In Event #12: $600 NLH, 1,350 runners created a $702,000 prize pool that was paid out to the top 152 players. Among those to cash but fall short of the final table were Craig Varnell (76th – $2,084), Ryan Eriquezzo (29th – $3,579), Dan “DQ” Hendrickson (16th – $6,108), noted tournament director Jeremy Smith (15th – $7,036), MSPT President Bryan Mileski (14th – $7,036), and Seneca Easley (10th – $9,443).

In the end, it was California native Camille Brown who collected every chip in play to capture the first-place $70,641 payday.

Final Table Results

Place Player Hometown Prize
1 Camille Brown Riverside, CA $49,901
2 Tae Song Arlington, VA $48,902
3 Bobby Poe Las Vegas, NV $47,731
4 William Weller Fresno, CA $44,618
5 Hannes Jeschka Germany $44,340
6 Yin Wu Las Vegas, NV $42,896
7 Josh Prager Yuba City, CA $41,141
8 Tony Hoang Canada $13,127
9 Jorge Confesor Providence, RI $11,092

George Antonakos Wins Event #23: $1,600 NLH

George Antonakos
George Antonakos

In Event #23: $1,600 NLH, 1,312 runners created a $1,902,400 prize pool that was paid out to the top 134 players. Among those to cash but fall short of the final table were Humberto Brenes (120th – $3,824), Jordan Cristos (93rd – $4,853), Timothy McDermott (31st – $9,980), Richard Bai (14th – $11,357), and Robert Peacock (10th – $26,312).

In the end, it was California native George Antonakos who collected every chip in play to capture the first-place $293,530 payday.

Event #23 Final Table Results

Place Player Hometown Prize
1 George Antonakos Marina Del Rey, CA $293,530
2 Mostapha El Kabir Netherlands $201,422
3 David Mowery Las Vegas, NV $134,309
4 Alex Visbisky Cheektowaga, NY $95,120
5 Sergio Aido Spain $70,351
6 Patrick Truong Pflugerville, TX $54,884
7 Taurean Shawdon Honolulu, HI $44,098
8 Dave Alfa Las Vegas, NV $36,621
9 Paul Bergen Las Vegas, NV $30,901

Wynn Summer Classic Winners Thus Far

Date Tournament Entries Prize Pool Winner Hometown Prize
5/31/21 $1,100 NLH $1M GTD 1,720 $1,677,000 Jonathan Tamayo Himble, TX $237,935
5/31/21 $550 NLH $100 Bounty $50K GTD 247 $93,860 Andreas Ioakimides Ballwin, MO $23,719
6/2/21 $400 Limit Omaha 8/B $20K GTD 176 $60,720 Dean Joe Austin, TX $14,127
6/2/21 $600 NLH $150K GTD 743 $386,360 Spencer Champlin Scarborough, ME $70,641
6/4/21 $550 Seniors NLH $50K GTD 293 $140,640 John Merchant League City, TX $23,647
6/4/21 $550 HORSE $25K GTD 146 $70,080 John Hoang Lav Vegas, NV $14,839
6/5/21 $400 NLH $40K GTD 371 $127,995 Robert Houck Midlothian, VA $16,891
6/6/21 $400 NLH $40K GTD 376 $129,720 Olesya Koval Las Vegas, NV $14,986
6/6/21 $400 PLO $20K GTD 126 $43,470 Thomas Zanot Las Vegas, NV $13,686
6/9/21 $600 NLH $250K GTD 1,350 $702,000 Camille Brown Riverside, CA $49,901
6/11/21 $550 8-Game Mix $25K GTD 148 $71,040 Nicolas Milgrom Las Vegas, NV $21,065
6/11/21 $400 NLH $40K GTD 261 $90,045 Jeremy Felicetti Niagara Falls, NY $15,922
6/12/21 $400 NLH $40K GTD 256 $88,320 Christopher Smith La Mesa, CA $16,203
6/12/21 $300 NLH Ladies $20K GTD 93 $24,087 Judith Bielan Del Ray Beach, FL $6,274
6/13/21 $400 NLH $40K GTD 302 $104,190 George Janssen Bad Axe, MI $25,258
6/13/21 $1,600 PLO $500 Bounty $100K GTD 149 $142,295 Anonymous N/A $39,530
6/14/21 $400 NLH $40K GTD 284 $97,980 Ryan Roeder Seattle, WA $23,754
6/15/21 $400 NLH $40K GTD 252 $86,940 Kevin Theodore Seattle, WA $17,769
6/19/21 $1,600 NLH $1M GTD 1,312 $1,902,400 George Antonakos Marina Del Ray, CA $293,530

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*Images courtesy of Wynn.



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