The Mystery Bounty craze continues at Wynn. On Sunday, another tournament adopting the popular format came to a close, and as usual, the mystery bounty element attracted the most attention.
The 2022 Wynn Millions Mystery Bounty featured a $1,600 buy-in and $1.5 million in guaranteed prize pool. The tournament pulled in a total of 2,103 entries across three starting flights and ended up awarding $1,997,850 in total prizes. Apart from the traditional prize pool, the event also gave away extra cash to players in the form of mystery bounties.
How Do Wynn Mystery Bounty Tournaments Work?
Players reaching Day 2 of the tournament are eligible for a bounty draw. If you eliminate an opponent, you will be given a voucher for a mystery bounty prize.
To redeem your prize, you need to present your voucher to the tournament staff assigned at the redemption area. A Wynn representative will then randomly pull an envelope from the drum on your behalf.
On Sunday, the minimum bounty prize up for grabs was $500, with the highest being $100,000.
2022 Wynn Millions Mystery Bounty Final Action
The final table was reached just before midnight following the elimination of Eric Ward who finished in 10th place for $25,119.
The early casualties during the final action were Harriston Ashdown (9th, $27,468) and David Yokoyama (8th, $32,862). Dennis Wilke had held the chip lead before losing a crucial race against the eventual winner Eddy Konarske. Wilke walked away with $41,017 for finishing in 7th place.
Wilke was followed to the rail by Josh Light who finished 6th for $52,223 after also losing a race against Rambo Halpren. Konarske then finished off Z Stein who settled for 5th place with $67,327 in winnings.
With four players remaining, Laszlo Nagy was able to win an all-in battle against Aaron Massey and Konarske to stay alive and in the process earned a $30,000 pay jump.
Unfortunately for Massey, his bid ended in that very hand. He took home $90,901 for finishing in 4th place. Nagy subsequently left the table and scooped $119,863 for his 3rd-place finish.
With Nagy out of the game, Konarske and Halpren decided to split the pot instead of going into heads-up play, that’s despite Konarske holding a 3:1 chip lead. The agreement resulted in Konarske taking home $222,000, with Halpren earning $200,000 for his efforts.
On top of his $222,000 first-place prize, Konarske also won mystery bounty prizes from nine envelopes, one of which was worth $25,000, bringing his total winnings at the tournament to $260,072.
Hung Tran Wins $100K Bounty Prize in Bonus Draw
One of the main highlights of the day was Hung Tran’s lucky bonus draw during which he pulled the first of three $100,000 mystery bounty prizes. Tran didn’t make it to the final table of the tournament after busting early but still took home a six-figure payday.
He initially pulled the minimum $500 bounty prize but the card also contained a bonus draw. In that redraw, Tran was lucky enough to get the highest bounty worth $100,000. The two remaining $100K bounty cards had been drawn long before the final table.
The recently-concluded mystery bounty tournament ran as part of the Wynn Millions series which continues this week. All eyes will be on the $10,000 buy-in Main Event which comes with a massive $10,000,000 in guaranteed prize money.
Last year, the same tournament attracted a 1,328-entry field which was ultimately topped by Andrew Moreno who won the tournament for $1,460,106. The $10K Main Event at Wynn is the largest Main Event in poker history outside of the WSOP.