This week’s poker news recaps three big winners on the circuit. Let’s start with the Wynn Millions, which was a huge hit for a second consecutive year.
Tony Sinishtaj Wins Wynn Millions Main Event
The Wynn Millions poker tournament first came around back in 2021, generating massive success all-around. Due to the popularity that the inaugural event brought, they decided to bring it back again and it’s been a big hit in 2022. 1,075 players threw their name into the 2022 Wynn Millions Main Event hat, which delivered an eight-figure prize pool guarantee, and Tony Sinishtaj has won it.
Sinishtaj earned a whopping $1,655,952 for finishing in first place, which was by far his largest career tournament score. His previous high came back in the 2017 World Poker Tour Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown main event that netted him $661,283.
Sinishtaj’s lifetime earnings have now rocketed all the way up to $3.5 million at the moment. He also earned 2,400 Card Player Player of the Year points for the victory. Despite it being his first qualified entry, he is already firmly in first place for the 2022 POY race.
Timothy Adams Emerges Victorious In European Poker Tour Prague Super High Roller
The 2022 European Poker Tour Prague €50,000 buy-in no-limit hold’em super high roller event has come and gone. There were 45 entries in this event but none were able to last longer than Timothy Adams. The Canadian poker professional won his 15th career live tournament title here and was awarded €742,200 for the win.
Winning doesn’t seem to be anything new for Adams, though. The cash prize that he just received for this event slots in as his seventh-largest tournament score to date. His career tournament earnings jumped up to $27.6 million and put him up into 17th place on the all-time money list as he just jumped Antonio Esfandiari.
When it comes to the Canadian all-time money list, he is sitting in second place for now. The only player he is behind there is Daniel Negreanu, who has a pretty substantial lead at $45 million in career earnings. However, Adams does hold a solid $4.2 million lead over the man in third place, Sam Greenwood.
Alejandro Lococo Wins Eureka Prague Main Event
Alejandro Lococo just won a record-setting event on the European Poker Tour. The 2022 EPT Prague Eureka €1,100 buy-in no-limit hold’em main event just broke a record for most entries in a single event. By the time it started, there were 3,155 total entries, which smashed the previous record, which was set a couple of years ago in 2019 at 2,452.
Out of all those competitors, it was Lococo who emerged victoriously. He nabbed €417,820 for the big win. Many may already know him because he is the PokerStars current ambassador and goes by the name ‘Papo MC’. This was the second-largest recorded tournament score of his career, trailing only his $1,225,000 that he picked up back in the 2021 World Series of Poker main event.
He wasn’t done reaping the benefits of this win yet. He saw himself get 1,200 Card Player Player of the Year points for winning this competition. It was just his first qualified score of the year but it was enough to get him into a tie for 21st place.