Wynn Las Vegas hosted the Fall Classic between October 3 and October 30. It was an 18-tournament series that had over $4.8 million in prize pools.
Still, the festival attracted 6,987 entrants, some of whom it gave $6,643,030 in prize money.
Several popular poker players took part in the series, including Stephen Song (he won $85,995 in $5,200 NLH Progressive Bounty), Amirmohsen Hamzehali (he won $140,462 in $1,600 NLH Mystery Bounty), and Stephen Foutty (he won $70,000 in $600 MLH $250,000 Guaranteed).
Kurt Jewell Leads the Kentucky All-Time Money List
The $1,600 NLH $1M Guaranteed event occurred between October 13 and 17. It attracted 1,060 players who created a $1,537,000 prize pool. But only the top 107 players won money, including Ashery Conniff, Ethan "Rampage" Yau, Elvis Toomas, Brandon Cantu, and Tristan Wade.
Andrew Moreno, the first Wynn Millions winner, reached the final table but exited in the ninth position with $26,529. Other finalists at the table were Phillip Shing and Mitchell Halverson. Even so, Kurt Jewell and Eric Baldwin were the two players left at the table.
Baldwin finished second with $169,886, and Jewell won the tournament and received $257,922. This was Jewell's largest score in his career.
The Hendon Mob shows that he has almost $2 million in lifetime poker earnings. Moreover, his victory puts him at the top of Kentucky's all-time money list.
$1,600 NLH $1M Guaranteed's Final Table Results
- Kurt Jewell from Frankfort, Kentucky – $257,922
- Eric Baldwin from Las Vegas, Nevada – $169,886
- Rubin Chappell from Los Angeles, California – $116,044
- Bradley Hinson from Las Vegas, Nevada – $82,230
- Philip Shing from Las Vegas, Nevada – $60,558
- Edward Pak from Los Angeles, California – $47,186
- Mitchell Halverson from Las Vegas, Nevada – $37,964
- Shaun Milmot from New York – $31,462
- Andrew Moreno from Las Vegas, Nevada – $26,529
Taylor Von Kriegenbergh Is the New $3,000 No-Limit Hold'em Championship Winner
The $3,000 No-Limit Hold'em Championship headlined the 2022 Fall Classic. The tournament had a $1,500,000 guarantee and attracted 684 players who formed a $1,881,000 prize pool that the leading 71 finalists shared.
Talented players who won money but failed to reach the final table included Turbo Nguyen, JJ Liu, Kathy Liebert, Cliff Josephy, Asher Conniff, Dan Smith, and Nick Schulman. Alex Foxen, Taylor Von Kriegenbergh, Scott Eskanazi, Nick Pupillo, Chance Kornuth, and Spencer Champlin advanced to the final table.
Kriegenbergh beat Eskanazi in a heads-up battle and won $356,427. The Hendon Mob indicates that it was his second-largest score after the $1.1 million he won in the 2011 World Poker Tour (WPT) Seminole Hard Rock Showdown Championship.
The 2022 Wynn Fall Classic Main Event's Final Table Results
- Taylor Von Kregenbergh from New York – $356,427
- Scott Eskanazi from Mercer Island, Washington – $233,600
- Alex Foxen from Huntington, New York – $158,587
- Sara Ralston from Las Vegas, Nevada – $111,731
- Nick Pupillo from Gilbert, Arizona – $82,576
- Daniel Kirseth from Canada – $63,954
- Michael Lang from Waukee, Iowa – $42,586
- Spencer Champlin from Maine – $35,856
What's Next at Wynn?
Wynn Las Vegas will focus on the World Poker Tour (WPT) Championship that will occur from December 1 to December 20.
The festival will have over a dozen tournaments that the $10,400 buy-in, $15,000,000 Guaranteed Main Event will headline.