Live Events 1
$1,600 PLO/NLH [$100,000 GTD]
Days:
12

Event Info

Buy-in $1,600
Prize Pool $282,270
Players 194

Players Info - Day 2

Players Left 1
Entries 21

Highlights

Highlights

$1,600 PLO/NLH [$100,000 GTD]
Day 2 completed

Maziar Keshavarzi Wins 2022 Wynn Millions $1,600 PLO/NLH Event ($61,698)

Chad_Holloway
Maziar Keshavarzi
Maziar Keshavarzi

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."

Vincent Moscati
Jarod Minghini, Vincent Moscati, and Scott Stewart.

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

PlacePlayerCountryPrize
1Maziar KeshavarziUSA$61,698*
2Miltiadis KyriakidesCyrpus$43,002*
3Frank ZhengUSA$40,053*
4Daniel SwartzUSA$31,160*
5Vincent MoscatiUSA$15,257
6Erez GabayUSA$12,067
7Scott StewartUSA$9,885
8Jesse YaginumaUSA$8,383
9Jarod MinghiniUSA$7,198

*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).

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A Deal is Struck

Chad_Holloway

The final four players have come to terms on an ICM chop. As a result, Maziar Keshavarzi is crowned the champion.

All four players also agreed to do a PLO chop to determine who would keep the trophy, and Keshavarzi wound up winning that too.

Here's a look at what each player will be taking home:

Maziar Keshavarzi - $61,698
Miltiadis Kyriakides - $43,002
Frank Zheng - $40,053
Daniel Swartz - $31,160

Erez Gabay Eliminated in 6th Place ($12,067)

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Erez Gabay
Erez Gabay

Level 22 (15,000/25,000/25,000) - No-Limit Hold'em

With around 300,000 in the pot and a board reading {q-Hearts}{10-Clubs}{8-Hearts}{6-Hearts}{k-Diamonds}, Erez Gabay checked and the big-stacked Maziar Keshavarzi moved all in.

Gabay had 325,000 behind and thought for a bit before calling off.

Erez Gabay: {k-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds}
Maziar Keshavarzi: {9-Diamonds}{7-Clubs}

Gabay had two pair but it was no good as Keshavarzi rolled over the {9-Diamonds}{7-Clubs} for a straight.

"Bad river for me," Gabay said before heading to the payout desk to collect $12,067 for his sixth-place finish.

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Maziar Keshavarzi
us 2,300,000 750,000
Erez Gabay
Erez Gabay
Busted

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Scott Stewart Eliminated in 7th Place ($9,885)

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Scott Stewart
Scott Stewart

Level 22 (15,000/25,000/25,000) - No-Limit Hold'em

Maziar Keshavarzi raised to 65,000 under the gun and Miltiadis Kyriakides called from the small blind. Scott Stewart then three-bet all in for 410,000 from the big and Keshavarzi, who had a seven-figure stack, rejammed all in.

Kyriakides shot out of his chair with a big decision to make as he was the second-biggest stack with around 1.2 million.

"He would do that with any pair," he said. After about 45 seconds he called off.

Scott Stewart: {a-Diamonds}{q-Spades}
Maziar Keshavarzi: {j-Hearts}{j-Clubs}
Miltiadis Kyriakides: {j-Spades}{j-Diamonds}

It was a good spot for Stewart as his opponents both had pocket jacks, which meant he was essentially flipping to triple up. Unfortunately for him, he came up empty as the board ran out a dry {5-Spades}{4-Spades}{5-Diamonds}{10-Clubs}{10-Spades} and the other two players chopped the pot.

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Scott Stewart
us Busted

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Jesse Yaginuma Eliminated in 8th Place ($8,383)

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Jesse Yaginuma
Jesse Yaginuma

Level 22 (15,000/25,000/25,000) - No-Limit Hold'em

Upon coming back from a break, it didn't take long for the short-stacked Jesse Yaginuma to get his chips in against Maziar Keshavarzi.

When we arrived at the table, Yaginuma was getting up out of his seat after a nasty river card. The board read {7-Hearts}{9-Hearts}{6-Hearts}{j-Diamonds}{a-Spades} and the two players had the following hands tabled.

Jesse Yaginuma: {6-Spades}{5-Spades}
Maziar Keshavarzi: {a-Hearts}{10-Diamonds}

We're not sure when the chips went in but we do know the end result was the elimination of Yaginuma in eighth place.

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Maziar Keshavarzi
us 1,550,000 150,000
Jesse Yaginuma us
Jesse Yaginuma
us Busted

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PN Podcast: Darren Elias & Matt Berkey Talk BetMGM; Justin Hammer on Texas Poker

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PokerNews Podcast
PokerNews Podcast

In the latest PokerNews Podcast, Sarah Herring and Chad Holloway discuss the passing of cricket legend and poker ambassador Shane Warne, update you on the 2022 Wynn Millions (including a wild hand where one player went all in dark), check on what Phil Galfond and Run It Once are up to, and debate Jason Koon's recent tweet about the possibility of banning online cheaters from live events.

Chad also catches up with both Matt Berkey and BetMGM Ambassador Darren Elias to discuss the upcoming online BetMGM March Poker Mania from March 20-27, while Sarah sits down with Justin Hammers of Prime Social to talk poker in Texas and the upcoming $5,300 buy-in, $2 million GTD Texas Poker Championship.

Click here to listen to the new PN Podcast!

Yaginuma Left Short; More Than Triples

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Level 21 (10,000/20,000/20,000) - Pot-Limit Omaha

In one of the last hands of the level, Scott Stewart and Jesse Yaginuma went at it on a flop of {k-Hearts}{4-Hearts}{3-Hearts}.

The former got his stack of 250,000 all in and the latter discovered the bad news.

Scott Stewart: {j-Hearts}{9-Hearts}{k-Diamonds}{q-Spades}
Jesse Yaginuma: {10-Hearts}{5-Hearts}{9-Diamonds}{q-Clubs}

Stewart had the superior flush and scored the double. Meanwhile, Yaginum was left with just 35,000, which he more than tripled in the next hand after the game switched to no-limit hold'em.

Scott Stewart us
Scott Stewart
us 600,000 100,000
Jesse Yaginuma us
Jesse Yaginuma
us 150,000 -160,000

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