$3,500 NLH Championship
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4 Français en lice pour le premier prix de 696.011$! Ankush Mandavia chipleader à 24 left

BrandonBloom • Niveau 25: 25,000-50,000, 50,000 ante
Ankush Mandavia

The penultimate day of the 2022 Wynn Summer Classic $3,500 NLH Championship has concluded at Wynn Las Vegas, and after the 233 returning players played ten 60-minute levels, only 24 players remain.

Ankush Mandavia bagged the chip lead with a solid stack of 5,580,000. Eshaan Bhalla (4,400,000) and Diego Sanchez (4,225,000) are the next closest in the counts, while Daniel Smiljkovic (4,195,000), Andrew Moreno (3,590,000), and James Romero (3,100,000) also bagged top-ten stacks.

The premier event of the Wynn Summer Classic generated a massive $4,605,300 prize pool, and although the remaining players are guaranteed $26,716, all eyes are on the $696,011 first-place prize which comes with the coveted Wynn replica trophy.

Top Ten Chip Counts

RankPlayerCountryChip Count
1Ankush MandaviaUnited States5,580,000
2Eshaan BhallaUnited States4,400,000
3Diego SanchezMexico4,225,000
4Daniel SmiljkovicGermany4,195,000
5Nicolas NogueraFrance4,155,000
6Jacky WangUnited States3,965,000
7Jinho HongSouth Korea3,695,000
8Andrew MorenoUnited States3,590,000
9Mohammad SiddiquiUnited States3,120,000
10James RomeroUnited States3,100,000

The day began with 233 players returning to the felt hoping to make it into the money, and a little over two hours after the day began, it was Greek three-time bracelet winner Georgios Sotiropoulos to burst the bubble after running queens into kings. From there, the 152 remaining players were guaranteed a min-cash of $8,013.

Georgios Sotiropoulos Burst the Bubble
Georgios Sotiropoulos Burst the Bubble

After the bubble burst, eliminations followed fairly quickly. Some of the players who busted before the dinner break include Darren Elias (151st - $8,013), Jen Shahade (143rd - $8,013), Hossein Ensan (116th - $9,521), Kristen Foxen (100th - $10,387), Sylvain Loosli (92nd - $11,353), Thomas Boivin (85th - $12,431), David Peters (77th - $13,675), Barry Hutter (72nd - $13,675), Aaron Massey (62nd - $16,636), and Rafael Moraes (56th - $16,636).

There were 55 players returning from dinner, and after four more 60-minute levels, the field was whittled down to the 24 players who bagged for the night. Some of those who ran deep but couldn’t survive post-dinner were Jun Obara (50th - $18,516), Nadya Magnus (48th - $18,516), Thomas Muehloecker (40th - $20,775), Brek Schutten (33rd - $23,476), Adedapo Ajayi (31st - $23,476), and Bin Weng (26th - $26,716).

The 24 remaining players will return for the final day on Tuesday, June 28 at noon and will play until a winner is declared.

Stay tuned as the PokerNews live reporting team continues to provide coverage of the 2022 Wynn Summer Classic $3,500 NLH Championship until the very end.

Tags: Andrew MorenoAnkush MandaviaDaniel SmiljkovicDiego SanchezEshaan BhallaJacky WangJinho HongMohammad SiddiquiNicolas Noguera