Three live tournament results to catch up on including victories for Terry Fleischer in The Wynn Classic, Bill Brynes in the Heartland Poker Tour in St. Louis, and another close shave for Shannon Shorr at the Bay 101 Shooting Stars event.
Some of you will be making plans to watch the Super Worm Equinox Moon, others will be thinking of ways to impregnate the most beautiful woman in the world, so your mates think you’re the shit, and others will be sitting down at a poker table to play cards. Let’s stick with that latter group.
Three live tournament results from North America to get you up to speed on, and we will begin in Las Vegas, a place where you need to play poker wearing a bulletproof vest.
The 2019 Wynn Classic $1,600 buy-in, $1m GTD Main Event is no longer a thing after 982-entrants created a prize pool of $1,428,810, and Terry Fleischer banked the $184,376 first prize.
The Las Vegas resident wins live poker tournaments at the same rate North Korean ballistic test missiles foul the azure blue sky with 31 in total, and he loves The Wynn. In 2014 he won the Wynn Fall Classic Main Event for $76,334, and in December he took down a 484-entrant event as part of the Wynn Signature Series earning $52,339.
His most recent win is his most significant score to date, and he arrived a man in form after an 8/952 finish in the World Series of Poker Circuit (WSOPC) Main Event in the Rio recently.
Final Table Results
1. Terry Fleischer – $184,376
2. Nicholas Blumenthal – $160,816
3. Mark Loli – $160,384
4. Pedro Ingles Garcia – $76,441
5. Ralph Wong – $56,295
6. Kyle Carston – $43,864
7. Ryan Laplante – $35,292
8. Michael Zulker – $29,248
9. Michael Haag – $24,661
Bill Byrnes Wins HPT St.Louis
Fleischer is a former Heartland Poker Tour (HPT) Main Event winner, and now, so is Bill Byrnes.
The 47-year-old criminal defence attorney defeated 444-entrants at the Hollywood Casino in St Louis. It’s his third live tournament win, and his first since 2012 when he slipped a couple of World Series of Poker Circuit (WSOPC) rings onto his fingers.
Byrnes told the press that he was going to donate a significant chunk of his bounty to charity, and would also treat his wife to a trip through Europe, where I fully suspect him to dump her off somewhere so he can take in a European Poker Tour or two.
Final Table Results
1. Bill Brynes – $148.587
2. Keith Heine – $91,735
3. Stephen Green – $61,049
4. Dave Simon – $42,314
5. Kou Vang – $31,978
6. Andy Echele – $24,872
7. Tim Burden – $20,673
8. Joe Landazzi – $17,120
9. Greg Wood – $14,472
Brynes may have won the big one, but he wasn’t the star of the show. The most illuminating presence in St Louis was Craig Welko who took down three side-events.
Welko won Event #1: $350 No-Limit Hold’em beating 1,238-entrants to win the $37,402 first prize. Then he won Event #6: $200 Bounty conquering a field of 191-entrants, and then took down Event #12: $300 No-Limit Hold’em Bounty after beating another 189-entrants to add another $5,200 to his bank account.
Another Close Shave For Shannon Shorr
We will leave you with another close shave for Shannon Shorr.
After claiming the berth of bridesmaid at the World Poker Tour (WPT) Gardens Poker Championship in Las Vegas recently, Shorr has done it again, this time ending up on the losing side of a heads-up encounter at the Bay 101 Casino in San Jose.
Shorr finished second to Leo Feinzaig in a 102-entrant $2,100 No-Limit Hold’em event.
Here are the final table results of that one.
It’s the first time in a very long time that the Bay 101 Shooting Stars event takes place without the brand name WPT hanging over the entrance, and we will be keeping you abreast of the results as they come in this week.
Final Table Results
1. Leo Feinzaig – $100,000
2. Shannon Shorr – $58,795
3. Mohsin Charania – $35,675
4. David Fong – $23,180
5. Danny Nguyen – $18,655
6. Adam Duong – $14,910
7. Frank Pezzullo – $12,675
8. Ron Fetsch – $11,000
9. Mason Sacks – $9,725