While the $10,000 buy-in, $10M GTD tournament at the 2022 Wynn Millions garnered the most attention, several side events were playing out at the series. That included the two-day $1,600 PLO/NLH tournament, which attracted 194 entries and offered up a $282,270 prize pool.
On Wednesday, the final 21 players returned to battle down to a winner. One of them had to leave empty-handed as only 20 spots got paid, and the unfortunate bubble boy was the short-stacked Eric Wigg.
From there, the in-the-money finishes mounted as the march to the final table progressed. Among those to exit with a payday were WSOP bracelet winner Robert Cowen (20th - $3,921), Florian Duta (17th - $4,333), 2021 $1,600 Wynn Mystery Bounty champ Uri Reichenstein (16th - $4,333), Corey Hochman (15th - $4,849), and final table bubble Steve Foutty (10th - $6,244).
The final table housed a trio of friends and oftentimes poker traveling roommates in Scott Stewart, Jarod Minghini, and Vincent Moscati.
All had a fun time needling their missing friend, MSPT champ and six-time WSOP Circuit ring winner Maxwell Young. However, he was in the tournament in one sort — on Moscati's t-shirt.
On a break, Moscati, Stewart, and Minghini gathered for a photo profiling the shirt, which was created by Young's girlfriend and gifted to each of the guys during his birthday party down in Mexico earlier this year. Apparently, the story behind it involves Young's proclivity to tank while playing online games of Yahtzee on his iPad. The group of friends often drink, play, and bet money on it, and as Stewart explained, "Young takes forever for every move."
Unfortunately for the trio, they failed to close it out as Minghini lost a race with ace-king to the pocket sixes of Maziar Keshavarzi to fall in ninth place, and not long after Stewart followed him out the door in seventh when his ace-queen failed to get there against two different pairs of pocket jacks.
Moscati fared a bit better but ultimately bowed out in fifth place, which promoted the final four players to work an ICM deal. Keshavarzi was a big chip leader at the time, so he claimed the title and $61,698 in prize money.
2022 Wynn Millions $1,600 PLO/NLH Final Table Results
*Denotes four-handed ICM deal.
In addition to live updates from the 2022 Wynn Millions Main Event, PokerNews is offering coverage from a trio of other events including $1,600 PLO/NLH [$100,000 GTD] (March 08-09, 2022), $3,000 6 Max NLH [$200,000 GTD] (March 09-10, 2022), and $3,000 $1k Bounty [$200,000 GTD] (March 10-11, 2022).