Suyat & Ferraro Among Winners at 2022 Wynn Signature Series; $2.2 million award

2022 wynn signature series

From August 18-September 8, Wynn Las Vegas played host to the latest Wynn Signature Series, which was comprised of 15 tournaments. The series catered to a combined 4,315 entrants and awarded $2,208,424 in prize money.

Among those to capture titles were Hi Cao ($400 Seniors NLH for $12,649), Christina Hill ($400 HORSE for $5,200), Francis Anderson ($400 NLH for $15,606)), Noam Muallem ($400 NLH for $14,453), and Joseph Walters ($600 NLH for $40,000).

Here’s a look at some of the bigger winners and storylines from the series.

Josh Suyat Wins $600 Mystery Bounty; $25K & $50K Bounty Winners

Josh Suyat
Mystery Bounty champ Josh Suyat

From August 24-28, the $600 NLH Mystery Bounty event saw 1,055 entries battle for a $548,600 prize pool, some of which was set aside for the Day 2 bounties ranging from $200 up to $50,000!

Among those to collect big bounties were Nikki Luistro ($25,000), Jesse Segall ($25,000), and Terrance Wong ($50,000), all of whom are pictured in the lead image.

The top 114 finishers received a portion of the regular prize pool including Nick Gera (11th – $4,967), Matt Stout (20th – $2,796), Qing Liu (30th – $1,882), Kao Saechao (46th – $1,460), Noam Muallem (57th – $1,300), and Eric Baldwin (62nd – $1,300).

Yiming Cao finished as runner-up for $34,581, while Josh Suyat was the last player standing to win a $53,661 top prize plus an additional $8,400 in bounties.

Mystery Bounty Final Table Results

Place players hometown Prize
1 Josh Suyat Las Vegas, NV $53,661
2 Yiming Cao Las Vegas, NV $34,581
3 Vladimir Vasilyev Arlington, MA $25,489
4 Richard Alati Phoenix, AZ $18,062
5 Kevin Arnold Las Vegas, NV $13,301
6 Logan Miller Spokane, WA $10,364
7 Brien Lee Las Vegas, NV $8,339
8th Seunghwan Lee New York, NY $6,911
9 Estrella Lim Carson, CA $5,827

WSOP Bracelet Winner Cole Ferraro Wins at Wynn

Cole Ferraro
Cole Ferraro

On August 20, the $300 NLH Progressive Bounty $20K GTD tournament played out. With 118 runners, a $30,208 prize pool was up for grabs between the regular and bounty pools. Some players to make the top 14 and get paid were Andrew Michaels (10th – $610), Robert Allen (12th – $532), and Oscar Dao (14th – $266).

In the end, young Cole Ferraro defeated Yiming Cao, who was notching another runner-up finish, in heads-up play to capture a $7,655 first-place prize. Last year, Ferraro topped a 3,916-entry field to win the 2021 World Series of Poker (WSOP) Event #61: $600 Deepstack NLH Championship for $252,491 and a gold bracelet.

$300 NLH Progressive Bounty Final Table Results

Place players hometown Prize
1 Cole Ferraro Las Vegas, NV $7,655
2 Yiming Cao Quincy, MA $4,502
3 Susan Soto Las Vegas, NV $2,844
4 Joseph Schalansky Palos Heights, IL $1,945
5 Daniel Allalouf Israel $1,434
6 Henry Sweere Westcliffe, CO $1,152
7 Brian Herbert Las Vegas, NV $967
8th David Larson Las Vegas, NV $820
9 Richard Marcello Ka’a’awa, HI $705

Khain Win’s Biggest Prize of Series

Kam Khai
Kam Khai

The biggest tournament of the series was the $1,100 NLH $500K GTD event, which drew 759 entries from September 1-4. That offered up a $740,025 prize pool to the top 82 finishers including bounty winners Josh Suyat (7th – $19,611), Ryan Laplante (12th – $10,051), Asher Conniff (18th – $6,609), and recent WSOP Online bracelet winner Ori Hasson (22nd – $5,772).

The final two players worked a deal that saw Mitch Garshofsky finish in second place for $108,838, while Kam Khai of Concord, Massachusetts took the trophy and $111,723 in prize money.

$1,100 NLH $500K GTD Final Table Results

Place players hometown Prize
1 Kam Khai Concord, MA $111,723*
2 Mitch Garshofsky Las Vegas, NV $108,838*
3 Francis Rusnak Las Vegas, NV $59,512
4 Yoobyung Kim El Paso, TX $42,137
5 James Levy Scottsdale, AZ $31,525
6 Guy Ciconi Las Vegas, NV $24,421
7 Josh Suyat Las Vegas, NV $19,611
8th Michael Allis Post Falls, ID $16,281
9 Lee Van Vodrhis Washington D.C $13,730

*Denote’s heads-up deal.

Wynn Signature Series

2022 Wynn Signature Series Winners

*Date tournament entries prize pool winners Hometown/Country Prize*
8/18/22 $400 Seniors NLH $40K GTD 218 $75,210 Hi Cao Las Vegas, NV $12,649
8/19/22 $400 Limit Omaha 8/B $25K GTD 111 $38,295 Todd Dakake Las Vegas, NV $5,128
8/19/22 $300 NLH $20K GTD 116 $29,696 Jeff Myers Los Angeles, CA $6,201
8/20/22 $300 NLH Progressive Bounty $20K GTD 118 $30,208 Cole Ferraro Las Vegas, NV $7,655
8/20/22 $400 HORSE $25K GTD 87 $30,015 Christina Hill Spur, TX $5,200
8/21/22 $400 NLH $40K GTD 150 $51,750 Francis Anderson Poughkeepsie, NY $15,606
8/22/22 $400 NLH $100K GTD 409 $141,105 Kenneth Mapoy Las Vegas, NV $30,821
8/24-8/28/22 $600 NLH Mystery Bounty 1.055 $548,600 Josh Suyat Las Vegas, NV $53,661
8/28/22 $400 NLH $40K GTD 142 $48,990 Bandar Alireza United Kingdom $11,797
8/29-8/31/22 $400 NLH $100K GTD 384 $132,480 anonymous N / A $29,237
8/31/22 $400 NLH $3K Survivor $40K GTD 101 $40,000 9 winners N / A $3,000
9/1-9/4/22 $1,100 NLH $500K GTD 759 $740,025 Kam Khai Concord, MA $111,723
9/4/22 $400 NLH $40K GTD 164 $56,580 Noam Muallem Las Vegas, NV $14,453
9/5/22 $400 PLO $25K GTD 86 $29,670 Rupesh Pattni Duarte, CA $6,856
9/8/22 $600 NLH $150K GTD 415 $215,800 Joseph Walters N / A $40,000

December WPT Series at Wynn Las Vegas Promises $22M in Guarantees

WPT Wynn

the World Poker Tour (WPT) other Wynn Resorts in Las Vegas have finalized the schedule for its December, record-breaking poker festival.

In total, the series, which runs December 1-20features 23 tournaments and $22 million in guarantees. Although there are a number of major events, including the WPT Ladies Championship and what figures to be another exciting Mystery Bounty event at Wynn, the series is highlighted by the largest guaranteed prize pool poker tournament in history.

The $10,400 buy-in WPT World Championship, the first WPT Main Tour event at Wynn, promises a $15 million minimum prize pool. Action in the historic event at the luxurious Las Vegas Strip casino resort begins December 12 and concludes with the final table on December 20.

“Our goal is to develop the WPT World Championship into one of the most talked about events of the year,” Adam PlikaCEO of the World Poker Tour said.

Click here for more information and the full schedule!

*Images courtesy of Wynn Las Vegas.

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