Day 2 completed
|Blinds||300,000 / 600,000|
Players Info - Day 2
Day 2 completed
In what turned out to be an almost 17-hour day of poker, Manuel Machado finally came out on top in the $2,200 Wynn Mystery Bounty. Machado struck an ICM deal with heads-up opponent Elliott Kampen, with Machado walking away as the biggest winner. Machado earned a payday of $410,485 in the deal, along with a total of $66,000 in bounties.
This will undoubtedly go down as Machado's biggest live tournament score in his career, and he was quite emotional afterwards. Machado only has $129,000 in recorded tournament winnings and this win will more than quadruple that for him.
Machado, who came to Las Vegas for the World Series of Poker this summer, has found his breakout performance here at the Wynn. It was a rollercoaster of a day for the poker player from Portugal, who almost found himself out of the tournament in eighth place. However, when his pocket aces got out-flopped by the pocket kings of Dennis Wilke, Machado managed to find an ace on the river to double up and hold a commanding chip lead. He never looked back as he held that chip lead en route to eliminating four players at the final table.
As for Kampen, he will also be heading home with his largest career score of $362,739. Kampen also scooped $91,500 in bounties over the course of the day, including a $50,000 and a $25,000 bounty. Kampen took a different route on the final table, staying away from all of the action and watching players fall by the wayside all around him. Both methods worked for the players, who were both happy with the final outcome.
Final Table Payouts
|2nd||Elliott Kampen||United States||$362,739**|
|3rd||Calvin Anderson||United States||$176,243|
|5th||Anthony Ibrahim||United States||$92,628|
|6th||Cherish Andrews||United States||$72,105|
|7th||Andy Park||United States||$59,516|
|8th||Kevin White||United States||$50,503|
|9th||Kevin Calenzo||United States||$42,983|
**denotes an ICM deal was reached
Day 2 Action
A total of 2,854 entries were recorded for this event over four starting flights and just over 300 returned for Day 2, looking for their shot at some big money. There were two $250,000 bounties up for grabs and they went to Milos Ivanovic and Paul Chauderson, who had the best reaction of any bounty winner. Chauderson was ecstatic when he pulled the six-figure amount out of the envelope, stating that he would give 5% to the Wynn staff.
There were also three $100,000 bounties in the mix and they went to Jordan Westmorland and Aaron Thivyanathan. The last one was pulled in the wee hours of the night after Calvin Anderson was eliminated in third place. Anderson had 14 bounties collected throughout the day and waited until his elimination to draw them all. Anderson picked up $176,243 for his third-place finish and also took home $111,000 in bounties.
The field was littered with other notables who made deep runs including Kristen Foxen, Kitty Kuo, Jake Schwartz, Anton Wigg, Jesse Sylvia, and Joao Simao. Every player that made it through to Day 2 was guaranteed at least a min-cash of $3,325.
The field quickly dwindled to just 39 players at the dinner break over the course of nine levels. The final table was reached just moments after midnight and the tournament ended just after 4:30 a.m. local time. The final table had many twists and turns, the biggest one leading Machado to be the massive chipleader. Machado also found himself on the right side of a cooler when both he and Cherish Andrews flopped a set in a three-way pot. Machado flopped top set while Andrews flopped bottom set. They got all their chips in the middle on the flop and Andrews was ousted in sixth place.
Despite taking a tough beat early at the final table, Wilke out-lasted all but three players as he was eventually eliminated in fourth place. Anderson was quick to hit the road next as his confrontation with Machado in the blinds ended poorly for him. Machado took a huge chip lead into the heads-up match, but an early double-up from Kampen seemed to turn the tide. Kampen also got paid off on the river after turning the nut straight, leading to the players discussing a deal.
That wraps up the coverage at the Wynn for this tournament, but be sure to stay tuned as the PokerNews team will have plenty of more events throughout the summer coming your way.
Manuel Machado and Elliott Kampen have agreed to an ICM chop as the clock passed 4:30 a.m. Kampen, with the smaller of the two chip stacks, will be awarded $362,739 and pulled his own bounty of $500.
Machado, the chip leader and the winner of the tournament, will take home $410,485. He also pulled his own bounty and scooped the last $50,000 prize in the raffle.
With the chip stacks slightly closer now, the two players have paused the clock to look at a possible ICM chop.
Manuel Machado raised to 1,200,000 on the button and Elliott Kampen defended from the big blind. The flop came and both players checked to the on the turn.
Kampen led out with a bet of 1,300,000 and Machado called to see the on the river. Kampen sized up to 5,300,000 this time and Machado quickly called. Kampen tabled for the nut straight and Machado had to muck.
Manuel Machado raised to 1,200,000 on the button and Elliott Kampen called from the big blind. The flop fell and Kampen checked to Machado who continued with a bet of 800,000. Kampen check-raised to 2,300,000 and Machado called.
The turn was the and Kampen led out with a bet of 2,800,000. Machado quickly mucked his cards and Kampen scooped the pot.
Elliott Kampen limped in on the button and Manuel Machado raised to 2,000,000 from the big blind. Kampen called and the dealer spread the flop of .
Machado led out with a bet of 1,100,000 and Kampen called to see the on the turn. Machado slid out a bet of 3,500,000 this time and Kampen dumped his cards into the muck.
Elliott Kampen limped in on the button and Manuel Machado raised to 1,700,000 in the big blind. Kampen three-bet shoved all in for 11,800,000 and Machado snap-called.
The board ran out and Kampen's ace-king held on to give him a double up.
Manuel Machado raised to 2,000,000 from the small blind and Calvin Anderson three-bet shoved all in for around 10,000,000 in the big blind. Machado asked for a rough count before making the call.
The flop of left Machado in the lead with his ace-high. However, the on the turn also gave Anderson a flush draw to go with his two live cards. The bricked the river and Anderson was eliminated in third place.