There has been the welcome sight of poker players back at the table over the past couple of weeks, and one of the biggest events that has taken place is the Wynn Summer Classic Series. The event has been taking place in Las Vegas, and continues to attract star players for the events that are taking place over the coming weeks.
There is still just over two weeks of the event to go, as it ends on July 13th. In total, players will be able to get involved in 30 events throughout the series, and one of the biggest winners this past weekend was Jonathan Tamayo.
Tamayo Comes Out On Top
Tamayo claimed victory in the second event of the series, as he won the $1,100 NLH. There was a massive prize fund available in the event, with the 1,720 players involved meaning that the pot stood at $1,677,000. Players in the top 189 places walked away with a share of the pot. That meant players such as Jared Jaffee and Eric Baldwin, who finished in 45th and 64th respectively were able to take their share of the pot.
However, there was no denying that the biggest winner was the player from Himble, Texas. Tamayo held off string competition on the final table to win $237,935. There were still some big names on the American scene to finish on the final table. Jorge Arrioca was in second, while Czeslaw Szerszen was in third. Kelly Kielbasa, Peter Johnson and Michael Azzaro also finished in the top nine. Ray Tuck, Frank Stepuchin and Harold Silva rounded off the top nine.
Camille Brown & Spencer Champlin Among Other Winners
That event wasn’t the only massive game that was being played over the past week. Spencer Shamplin came out on top in the fifth event of the series, as he won $70,641 in the $600 NLH. Champlin needed to see off stern competition to get the win, as there were 742 other players involved in the event. Players as low as 80th in the standings were able to claim prize money. Champlin was in excellent form throughout the event through, as he held off the challenge laid down by Dave Alfa and Nick Blackburn in the closing stages. Meanwhile, Darin Utley, Toko Luu and Kevin Wang also finished in the top nine of the leaderboard.
The 12th event of the Wynn Summer Classic was won by Camille Brown. Brown was excellent throughout the $600 NLH, as she picked up prize money of $49,901. The player from California has won over $190,000 in career earnings during her career, but this victory illustrated the biggest single payday of her poker career. Tae Song finished in second, while Bobby Poe finished the event in third overall. The final table was a competitive affair, with William Weller, Hannes Jeshka and Yin Wu also involved in the closing stages of the lucrative event.