Live poker has been lacking this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Players were unable to find a live game for months due to casinos being closed or poker rooms were unavailable. Over the past few weeks though, live poker has started back up again. For serious players, some high roller action took place this past weekend at the Wynn Las Vegas and big bucks were won by those who managed to hang on till the end.
Four events took place at the Wynn Poker Room from December 3-6 and another six events will take place throughout the remainder of the month. Check out the details of the recently finished events below!
Each of the High Roller events had a $10,500 buy-in and featured No Limit Hold’em. The first event took place on December 3 and saw 49 players competing. This created a total prize pool of $490,000. The top seven players in the event would finish in the money.
In the end, it was Martin Zamani who finished in first-place. He was able to defeat Christopher Brewer in heads-up to earn the win. Zamani took home just over $140,000 in prize money for winning, while Brewer earned just slightly less at $134,293.
The next high roller event had the largest player field of the weekend with 64 players competing. The prize pool grew to $640,000. For this event, it was a seasoned high roller veteran that earned the win. Sean Winter was able to outlast Jacob Daniels in heads up play to take home $179,200.
Two More Events
The last two events of the weekend also saw a nice turnout. The third event took place on Saturday and saw 57 players competing. This created a prize pool of $570,000. Ray Qartomy earned the win, defeating Matthew Wantman in the heads-up round. He won $150,000.
The last event saw a low 26 player field. It created the smallest prize pool of the weekend with $260,000 on offer. Because so few players took part, there were only four places paid. In the end, it was poker pro Sean Perry that came up with the win. He defeated Brian Rast and won $119,600 for his efforts.
The Wynn Poker Room has more action to come. Players can visit the casino this coming weekend as well as December 17-19. On Thursday, Friday, and Saturday over the next two weekends, the poker room will provide a $10,500 NLH High Roller event at 3pm.
Each event provides 100,000 in starting chips and blind levels increase every 30 minutes. Players can register through level seven. This would be 7:10 PM. It will be interesting to see if more players turn out to compete over the next few weekends.
Will enough high rollers venture out to provide a steam stream of action at the poker room? Or will the virus be and issue and players will be less likely to come play? The casino is taking all precautions to ensure players are safe including mask wearing a regular cleaning.