Tournois Live 2
$3,000 6 Max NLH [$200,000 GTD]
Jours
12

Event Info

Buy-in $3,000
Prize Pool $759,000
Players 276

Info Joueurs - Jour 2

Joueurs Survivants 1

Highlights

Highlights

$3,000 6 Max NLH [$200,000 GTD]
Jour 2 terminé

Cliff Josephy Wins 2022 Wynn Millions $3,000 NLH 6-Max Event ($154,670)

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Cliff Josephy
Cliff Josephy

The 2022 Wynn Millions $3,000 No-Limit Hold’em 6-Max event wrapped up Thursday evening with New York's Cliff "JohnnyBax" Josephy taking home the trophy and $154,670 after a heads-up deal with Germany's Dennis Wilke, who earned $144,334 for his runner-up finish.

While the $10,000 buy-in, $10M GTD tournament at the 2022 Wynn Millions garnered the most attention, several side events were playing out at the series. That included the two-day $3,000 No-Limit Hold’em 6-Max tournament, which attracted 276 entries, which blew by the $200K GTD by creating a $759,000 prize pool.

That was paid out to the top 31 finishers, some of which took place at the end of Day 1. Among those to cash were Jeremy Ausmus (25th - $7,180), Ariel Mantel (26th - $7,180), Ken Aldridge (27th - $71,80), Darren Elias (28th - $6,527), Kristen Bicknell (29th - $6,527), Pierce McKellar (30th - $6,527), and both Bin Weng and Jeffrey Tomlinson, who split $6,527 for 31st place after both busting on the same bubble hand.

Two dozen players returned to action on Day 2, which meant two-thirds of them would fall before the final table including Darren Rabinowitz (21st - $7,934), Stephen Song (17th - $9,864), Andrew Lichtenberger (16th - $9,864), Jonathan Jaffe (13th - $12,706), and start-of-the-day chip leader Daniel Lazrus (8th - $20,038).

The final table began with Landon Tice being the first to fall after getting his middling stack all in with two pair only to see Wilke tabled a flopped straight.

Next out was Paul Fisher, who fell to the eventual champion when his ace-deuce couldn't get there against Josephy's ace-ten. That started a bit of a heater for Josephy, who went on to knock out 2013 World Series of Poker (WSOP) Main Event champion Ryan Riess in fourth, as well as Jordan Spurlin in third in a queens-versus-aces cooler.

Spurlin's elimination gave Josephy the chip lead, at which point he and Wilke reached a deal to chop up the remaining player pool based on their chip counts.

Dennis Wilke
Dennis Wilke

2022 Wynn Millions $3,000 NLH 6-Max Final Table Results

 PLACEPLAYERCOUNTRYPRIZE (USD)
 1Cliff JosephyUnited States$154,670*
 2Dennis WilkeGermany$144,334*
 3Jordan SpurlinUnited States$75,521
 4Ryan RiessUnited States$52,902
 5Daniel SmiljkovicGermany$38,709
 6Paul FisherUnited States$29,981
 7Landon TiceUnited States$24,136

*Denotes a two-way deal.

In addition to live updates from the 2022 Wynn Millions Main Event, PokerNews is offering coverage from a trio of other events including $1,600 PLO/NLH [$100,000 GTD] (March 08-09, 2022), $3,000 6 Max NLH [$200,000 GTD] (March 09-10, 2022), and $3,000 $1k Bounty [$200,000 GTD] (March 10-11, 2022).

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Jordan Spurlin Eliminated in 3rd Place ($75,521)

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Jordan Spurlin
Jordan Spurlin

Jordan Spurlin was all-in preflop against Cliff Josephy for around 1,700,000 and was at-risk as the shorter stack.

Jordan Spurlin: {q-Diamonds}{q-Clubs}
Cliff Josephy: {a-Clubs}{a-Hearts}

Spurlin picked up ladies at the wrong time as Josephy had aces, and the board ran out a clean {8-Clubs}{4-Spades}{4-Hearts}{6-Clubs}{9-Clubs} to send Spurlin out in third place.

Josephy and Dennis Wilke are currently discussing a heads-up deal as the floor counts their stacks.

Cliff Josephy us
Cliff Josephy
us 4,000,000 1,000,000
Jordan Spurlin us
Jordan Spurlin
us Eliminé

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Ryan Riess Eliminated in 4th Place ($52,902)

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Ryan Riess
Ryan Riess

Level 27: 40,000/80,000/80,000

Cliff Josephy open-shoved out of the small blind and Ryan Riess took a moment before calling off with the smaller stack of around 850,000.

Ryan Riess: {a-Spades}{6-Hearts}
Cliff Josephy: {8-Clubs}{8-Spades}

The flop of {8-Hearts}{5-Clubs}{9-Spades} was bad news for Riess as it gave Josephy a set, and the {9-Diamonds} gave Josephy a boat to have Riess drawing dead heading to the {2-Spades} river.

Cliff Josephy us
Cliff Josephy
us 3,000,000 1,100,000
Ryan Riess us
Ryan Riess
us Eliminé

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Daniel Smiljkovic Eliminated in 5th Place ($38,709)

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Daniel Smiljkovic
Daniel Smiljkovic

Level 26 (30,000/60,000/60,000)

Daniel Smiljkovic opened to 120,000 from the cutoff and Dennis Wilke three-bet to 460,000 in the big blind. Smiljkovic called.

The dealer spread the {10-Hearts}{7-Diamonds}{4-Diamonds} flop and Wilke jammed. Smiljkovic called for his stack of approximately 1,600,000.

Daniel Smiljkovic: {k-Diamonds}{j-Diamonds}
Dennis Wilke: {a-Diamonds}{2-Diamonds}

Both players had a flush draw and Wilke was ahead with his ace-high. The {9-Spades} turn and {9-Diamonds} river completed the board and Wilke took the pot with his nut flush, while Smiljkovic was eliminated in fifth place for $38,709.

Dennis Wilke de
Dennis Wilke
de 4,580,000 1,980,000
Cliff Josephy us
Cliff Josephy
us 1,900,000 400,000
Jordan Spurlin us
Jordan Spurlin
us 950,000 -400,000
Ryan Riess us
Ryan Riess
us 850,000 -650,000
Daniel Smiljkovic de
Daniel Smiljkovic
de Eliminé

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Smiljkovic Doubles Through Wilke

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Level 24 (20,000/40,000/40,000)

Daniel Smiljkovic was all-in for around 800,000 against Dennis Wilke, who had him covered.

Daniel Smiljkovic: {a-Spades}{k-Spades}
Dennis Wilke: {8-Hearts}{8-Diamonds}

Wilke still had the lead after the flop of {5-Clubs}{j-Clubs}{10-Diamonds}, but the board finished out {a-Hearts}{q-Hearts} to give Smiljkovic a straight to double up and stay alive.

Dennis Wilke de
Dennis Wilke
de 2,600,000 -900,000
Daniel Smiljkovic de
Daniel Smiljkovic
de 1,700,000 1,500,000

Paul Fisher Eliminated in 6th Place ($29,981)

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Paul Fisher
Paul Fisher

Level 22 (15,000/25,000/25,000)

Paul Fisher open-shoved a stack of about 385,000 from the cutoff and Cliff Josephy called out of the big blind with a bigger stack.

Paul Fisher: {a-Clubs}{2-Clubs}
Cliff Josephy: {a-Hearts}{10-Diamonds}

The flop came {7-Diamonds}{5-Diamonds}{7-Hearts} to create some chop potential, but the runout of {8-Spades}{k-Diamonds} secured the pot for Josephy and Fisher was eliminated.

Cliff Josephy us
Cliff Josephy
us 1,500,000 250,000
Paul Fisher us
Paul Fisher
us Eliminé

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Landon Tice Eliminated in 7th Place ($24,136)

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Landon Tice
Landon Tice

Level 21 (10,000/20,000/20,000)

Landon Tice limped the small blind and Dennis Wilke checked his option from the big to bring about a {8-}{9-}{10-} flop.

Tice check-called a bet and then checked again when an {8-} paired the board on the turn.

Wilke bet, Tice check-jammed, and the former quickly called.

Landon Tice: {a-}{10-}
Dennis Wilke: {6-}{7-}

Wilke had flopped straight and Tice was looking to fill up. That didn't happen though as the river bricked to send him out the door in seventh place.

Dennis Wilke de
Dennis Wilke
de 3,500,000 500,000
Landon Tice us
Landon Tice
us Eliminé

2022 Wynn Millions $3,000 NLH 6-Max Final Table (complet)

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SeatPlayerCount
1Ryan Riess1,500,000
2Landon Tice620,000
3Dennis Wilke3,000,000
4Paul Fisher500,000
5Jordan Spurlin1,350,000
6Daniel Smiljkovic200,000
7Cliff Josephy1,250,000
Dennis Wilke de
Dennis Wilke
de 3,000,000
Ryan Riess us
Ryan Riess
us 1,500,000 840,000
Jordan Spurlin us
Jordan Spurlin
us 1,350,000 1,152,000
Cliff Josephy us
Cliff Josephy
us 1,250,000 1,044,000
Landon Tice us
Landon Tice
us 620,000 311,000
Paul Fisher us
Paul Fisher
us 500,000 244,000
Daniel Smiljkovic de
Daniel Smiljkovic
de 200,000 -492,000

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