Ankit Ahuja raised to 250,000 under the gun and left himself just 15,000 behind. Adam Hendrix called from middle position and the rest of the players folded. Ahuja then checked dark and called off when Hendrix bet the flop.
Ahuja was in big trouble but got lucky when the dealer burned and turned the . The river was a brick and Hendrix missed out on getting the $1,000 bounty as Ahuja stayed alive.
Last weekend, the Mystery Bounty format continued its run as a breakout hit among poker players, and last Sunday the knockout drum drew most of the attention all afternoon.
Player breaks were especially busy, with runners lined up to take their draw while tournament directors stepped up their efforts to get as many bounties in as the break time would allow. Wynn Poker staff worked overtime to ensure a smooth bounty process, and they delivered once again with an exciting day full of big moments.
Some of the mystery bounties contained a bonus draw, with $500 and the opportunity to reach back in for more. The highlight of the day came when Hung Tran spiked his redraw for the $100,000 top prize. The big numbers drew loud reactions from the slow-peeling players, followed by an announcement of the prize from Tournament Director Ray Pulford, and then a mixture of cheers and groans from the rest of the field.
The other big bounties included five $50,000 prizes and eight $25,000 prizes, once of which was claimed by winner Eddy Konarske, who drew a total of nine envelopes from the drum during his dominating run on his way to a total payday of $260,072.
The $1.5 million guaranteed Wynn Millions Mystery Bounty, a $1,600 buy-in tournament that ran from February 24-27, attracted 2,103 entrants over a trio of starting flights, creating a $1,997,850 prize pool in the process. On Sunday's Day 2, 228 players returned to the Las Vegas Strip casino to finish things off, and Konarske was the last person standing following a heads-up chop with Rambo Halpern, taking home $222,000 for his efforts.
The 2022 Wynn Millions $3,000 NLH $1k Bounty [$200,000 GTD] attracted 200 runners, which resulted in a $350,000 prize pool that will be paid out to the top 20 finishers. A min-cash will be worth $4,862 while the eventual winner will walk away with a $96,810 first-place prize.