Kornuth Wins Wynn Summer Classic $3,500 NLH for $353,891; Glaser & Levy Nabs Titles


The 2021 Wynn Summer Classic, which began on May 27 and ran through July 13, was comprised of more than 30 events that offered over $16 million in guarantees. That included the highly successful $10,000 buy-in, $10,000,000 GTD Wynn Millions won by Andrew Moreno for $1.4 million and the $1,600 buy-in, $1.5 million GTD Mystery Bounty won by Uri Reichenstein.

“We couldn’t have asked for a better Summer Classic, and I certainly didn’t anticipate the fanfare created by the one-two punch of the Wynn Millions and Mystery Bounty,” Wynn Director of Poker Operations Ryan Beauregard told PokerNews. “It was fun to showcase the Wynn poker brand to such a large audience, and I’m confident that the Wynn Millions has a bright future.”

Midway through the series, PokerNews brought you a recap highlighting side event wins by Jonathan Tamayo, Spencer Champlin, and Camille Brown. Now, we take a look at some of the winners in the closing half of the recently completed Wynn Summer Classic.

Chance Kornuth Wins $3,500 NLH for $353,891

Chance Kornuth
Chance Kornuth

The last big tournament of the 2021 Wynn Summer Classic was the $3,500 buy-in, $1,000,000 GTD No-Limit Hold’em tournament, which attracted 530 runners and offered up a $1,711,900 prize pool.

The top 53 players made the money including Tomas Soderstrom (10th – $29,787), Joey Weissman (12th – $25,593), Alex Rocha (14th – $22,135), Thomas Boivin (20th – $16,737), Kristen Bicknell (25th – $12,733), former Wynn Winter Classic champ Michael Rocco (27th – $12,733), Ryan Laplante (37th – $9,712), Michael “The Grinder” Mizrachi (38th – $9,712), and Nate Silver (40th – $9,712).

The final table was a stacked affair that included Justin Saliba, who recently captured his first WSOP gold bracelet, WPT champ Bobby Oboodi, and reigning WPT Player of the Year Brian Altman. However, it was a familiar face coming out on top as poker pro Chance Kornuth, who back in June won the MSPT Venetian for $412,086, laid claim to the title and $353,891 first-place prize.

$3,500 NLH Final Table Results

Place Player Hometown/Nationality Prize
1 Chance Kornuth Las Vegas, NV $353,891
2 Avi Cohen Israel $231,107
3 Martin Zamani Boca Raton, FL $155,995
4 Brian Altman Boston, MA $110,075
5 Bobby Oboodi Morris Plains, NJ $80,973
6 Kyle Carlston Las Vegas, NV $62,313
7 Justin Saliba Las Vegas, NV $49,987
8 Dylan DeStefano Milford, CT $41,428
9 Ezequiel Waigel Argentina $35,008

Benny Glaser Wins 3,000 PLO Event for $102K

Benny Glaser
Benny Glaser

While the Wynn Millions was nearing its end, the $3,000 buy-in, $100K GTD Pot-Limit Omaha event was playing out. That tournament attracted 146 runners and crushed the guarantee by offering up a $407,340 prize pool.

In the end, it was the UK’s Benny Glaser, a three-time World Series of Poker (WSOP) bracelet winner, who collected every chip in play to capture the first-place $70,641 payday.

$3K PLO Final Results

Place Player Hometown Prize
1 Benny Glaser UK $102,000
2 Aaron Wallace San Juan, CA $72,705
3 Stephen Moreschi Las Vegas, NV $67,903
4 Adam Hendrix Anchorage, AK $31,773
5 Jordan Spurlin Las Vegas, NV $23,422
6 Jeremy Ausmus Las Vegas, NV $18,738
7 Giuseppe Iadisemia Boynton Beach, FL $15,479
8 James Lenaghan Los Angeles, CA $12,994
9 Brian Batt Highland Park, IL $11,137
10 Mike Watson Canada $9,654
11 Isaac Cohen Panama $9,654
12 Jonathan McGowan San Diego, CA $8,452
13 Zak Laikin Las Vegas, NV $8,452
14 Joseph Sanders Las Vegas, NV $7,487
15 Kenn Pluard Happy Valley, OR $7,487

Allan Le a PLO Bounty Hunter

Allan Le

The $1,600 buy-in, Pot-Limit Omaha $500 Bounty tournament drew 123 entrants and offered up a $117,465 prize pool. The top 13 finishers got paid and among those to cash but fall short of the final table were Damjan Radanov (10th – $2,948), Ben Primus (11th – $2,948), Javier Zarco (12th – $2,572), and Ryan Tosoc (13th – $2,572).

A heads-up deal was struck and the tournament ultimately ended with Jesse Lonis finishing as runner-up for $28,159 while Allan Le of Huntington Beach, California took the trophy and $30,583 in prize money.

$1,600 PLO $500 Bounty Final Table Results

Place Player Hometown/Nationality Prize
1 Allan Le Huntington Beach, CA $30,583
2 Jesse Lonis Medford, OR $28,159
3 Gabi Liushitz Israel $13,743
4 Jose “Nacho” Barbero Argentina $9,397
5 Chase Fujita Las Vegas, NV $6,930
6 Jeremy Kottler Ojai, CA $5,568
7 Jason Gooch Vidor, TX $4,675
8 Mark Liedtke Las Vegas, NV $3,964
9 Mark Wahba Cleveland, OH $3,406

Simon Levy Closes Out Series

Simon Levy

The 2021 Wynn Summer Classic ended with a $500 buy-in, $500K GTD No-Limit Hold’em event that drew 2,480 and more than doubled the guarantee by generating a $1,054,000 prize pool.

That was paid out to the top 269 finishers and among those to make deep run were Jared Jaffee (9th – $15,047), Ben Underwood (10th – $12,780), Terry Fleischer (20th – $6,994), Katrina Weaver (28th – $4,550), and Michael Lech (37th – $3,972).

The title came down to a pair of players from Washington, and in the end, it was Bellevue’s Simon Levy besting Seattle’s Matthew Jewett in the heads-up play to win the title and $92,147 first-place prize.

Wynn Closer $500 NLH Final Table Results

Place Player Hometown/Nationality Prize
1 Simon Levy Bellevue, WA $92,147
2 Matthew Jewett Seattle, WA $84,548
3 Joshua Frazer James Canada $80,481
4 Charles Sklar Los Angeles, CA $78,319
5 Paul Cogliano Des Moines, IA $59,528
6 Harley Copen Los Angeles, CA $26,052
7 Michael Lavin Beverly, NJ $21,655
8 Gregory Soroka Pittsburgh, PA $17,892
9 Jared Jaffee Las Vegas, NV $15,047

Wynn Summer Classic Winners

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
6/27/21 $10,000 Wynn Millions $10M GTD 1,328 $12,483,200 Andrew Moreno Las Vegas, NV $1,460,105
7/1/21 $3,000 PLO $100K GTD 146 $407,340 Benny Glaser UK $70,641
7/5/21 $1,600 Mystery Bounty 1,518 $1,442,100 Uri Reichenstein Israel $217,948
7/9/21 $1,600 PLO $500 Bounty 123 $117,465 Allan Le Huntington Beach, CA $30,583
7/10/21 $3,500 NLH $1M GTD 530 $1,711,900 Chance Kornuth Las Vegas, NV $353,891
7/13/21 $500 NLH $500K GTD 2,480 $1,054,000 Simon Levy Bellevue, WA $92,147

*Images courtesy of Wynn.



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