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Brekstyn Schutten kept himself on course for a remarkable double, in the money and still fighting for the Main Event title and taking down the final highroller title of the 2022 Wynn Millions Highroller Series and $219,300!
The Michigan pro was one of 29 players battling for the last of the Wynn Millions Highroller paydays, 43 entries at $15k a pop producing a $645,000 prizepool, with seven spots paid.
Schindler KO’d Negreanu in 9th spot with big slick against DNegs’ pocket 8s, and then himself fell on the bubble in a dramatic three-way all-in...
Schindler: A♥ Q♦
Hutter: A♠ A♣
Mackelprang: Ks K♣
Flop: Q♠ 2♦ 2♥
That left Mackelprang, who many will know as Dragana Lim, as the short stack and she fell to Schutten’s pocket jacks shortly afterwards, a $25,800 cash her reward for 7th spot.
Dan “Cowboy” Smith was flushed to the rail in 6th spot for $38,700, and Hutter followed, the board producing the right colour but the wrong suit as he tangled with Schutten’s pocket queens...
Hutter: A♥ K♥
Schutten: Q♣ Q♠
Flop: 2♦ 6♦ 8♥
PokerGO founder Cary Katz lost the last of his chips to Sergio Aido to fall in 4th for $70,950, and then Aido departed in 3rd himself, a $96,750 cash for the Spaniard easing the pain.
That left Brekstyn Schutten and Stanley Tang to battle it out for top honours, and Tang placed his hopes on a call in the following hand, Schutten open-shoving...
Schutten: A♠ 4♣
Tang: K♠ 7♠
Flop: A♦ J♥ 2♦
Schutten, an ICU nurse in Grand Rapids, Michigan, who scooped a monster $1,261,095 last year when he took down the WPT Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown, had added another title to his belt and broken through the $2million milestone.
Dragana (Lim) Mackelprang
Meanwhile, just 54 players remain in the $10k Wynn Millions Main Event, Belgium’s Thomas Boivin leading the chip counts in the chase for the massive $1,655,952 top prize, with 2nd place also worth 7-figures, a cool $1,093,314.
Schutten, Shaun Deeb and Vanessa Kade are among those chasing Boivin, and we’ll bring you the best of the action right here on HighstakesDB, so stay tuned.