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$100k Mystery Bounty Windfall sets Wynn Summer Classic Alight!

July 8, 2021
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The Wynn Summer Classic $1600 buy-in Mystery Bounty event proved to be the highlight of a packed week of action in Las Vegas and it was the innovative mystery part of the event that everyone enthralled!

Not only were the 1518-entry field competing for a regular share of the $2.2million prizefund but there were mystery envelopes containing anything from $500 all the way up to $100,000, with New Jersey player Jay Kovoor picking up the monster mystery jackpot!

Kovoor had already pocketed a bounty ticket worth $2500 and his 55th place finish in the tournament won him a very useful $5,210, making his total haul for the tournament $107,710.

There were plenty of other big mystery bounty prizes in store, Michael Ung and David Enda scooping $50k apiece, with another four $25k prizes – Uri Reichenstien’s bagging the final of these in the tweet above while watched on by friends - with another four winners taking $10k each.

The format certainly gave the players a unique new sweat to enjoy, and back in the tournament itself it was that man Reichenstein who took a chip lead into the final table and worked it all the way to victory!

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With the likes of Brian Hastings, Mike Dentale and Shannon Shorr falling by the wayside earlier in the day, WSOP bracelet winner Bryan Piccioli was perhaps the best-known name left chasing the $217,948 top prize.

Piccioli fell in 8th spot, however, at the hands of Erich Koch, who himself would run all the way to 3rd spot and a $99,079 cash.

Heads-up saw Reichenstein battle Luke Blindert for the trophy, the final hand seeing Blindert all-in and at risk after shoving the turn...

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Blindert: 6♦ 9♠
Reichenstein: Q♣ 2♣
Flop: 5♣ Q♦ 3♣
Turn: 4♠

...and Reichenstein tanking before calling to find himself well ahead.

River: A♦

That river brick gave Reichenstein the title win and $217,948 top prize, with another $5k and more still to add to his already pocketed $25k mystery bonus prize.


Final results

1

Uri Reichenstein

$217,948

2

Luke Blindert

$144,210

3

Erik Koch

$99,079

4

Carlos Veidas

$70,302

5

Austin Peck

$51,916

6

David Mzareulov

$40,408

7

Michael Young

$32,519

8

Bryan Piccioli

$26,967

9

Victor Choupeaux

$22,785

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