Beyond the WSOP: Wynn Summer Classic Schedule Expands

The Wynn Summer Classic returns on May 31 with a full slate of events that includes seven tournaments with guaranteed prize pools of seven figures.

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The Wynn Summer Classic returns in May with a variety of events on its schedule. (Image: Wynn Las Vegas)

The festival runs from May 31 to July 20 with close to 30 events on the schedule. The low number is due to the amount of big buy-in and multiday tournaments, of which the WSC schedule is packed. Some of the bigger events include the $2,200 Mystery Bounty (June 13-17) with a guaranteed $2.5 million prize pool, a $1,600 No-Limit Hold’em tournament (June 28-July 1) guaranteeing $2 million, and the $3,500 No-Limit Hold’em Championship (June 24-28) guaranteeing $3.5 million.

The biggest buy-in tournament on the slate is a $5,200 Progressive Bounty on June 27.

The WSC also features a variety of poker disciplines, despite the low total number of events. These tournaments include a $1,100 HORSE (June 10-11), Omaha Hi-Lo (June 12-13), $3,000 Pot-Limit Omaha (June 19-20), $550 PLO (June 23), and $3,000 8-Game Mix (July 1-2).

Ryan Beauregard, executive director of poker operations for Wynn Las Vegas and Encore, told CardsChat that this year’s schedule bumped the guarantees up to $16 million overall compared to $13 million in 2021. The nine multiflight events also represent an increase. He pointed out the $500 buy-in casino industry event at the end of the schedule, a popular tournament the World Series of Poker holds at the front of its festival.

“Also, while it’s technically not new anymore, watching players draw for $100,000 and $250,000 envelopes in the Mystery Bounties never gets old,” Beauregard said.

Overall, the WSC aims for a higher-bankrolled crowd, with eight events featuring buy-ins in the three figures and the rest requiring $1,000 or more to enter. The schedule includes many satellites that offer players the opportunity to win their entry to the bigger events at a lower cost.

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Beauregard notes that there’s plenty of tournament competition in Las Vegas in the summer, and believes the WSC offers a strong choice for players.

“The best thing about this time of year is that players have endless options, and the freedom to choose based on what they value most,” Beauregard said. “We have a very good variety of events and price points that are thoughtfully scheduled, coupled with a comfortable tournament area and a great team.”


2022 Wynn Summer Classic Schedule

Date Time Event Buy-In
5/31 TUE 12 P.M. $200,000 GTD NLHE Day 1A $600
6/1 WED 12 P.M. $200,000 GTD NLHE Day 1B $600
6/2 THU 12 P.M. $200,000 GTD NLHE Day 1C $600
6/3 FRI 12 P.M. $50k GTD Seniors NLHE 50+ $550
6/4 DAILY 12 P.M. $200k GTD NLHE $1,100
6/5 DAILY 12 P.M. $200k GTD NLHE $1,100
6/6 DAILY 12 P.M. $200k GTD NLHE $1,100
6/7 TUE 12 P.M. $1M GTD NLHE Day 1A $1,100
6/8 WED 12 P.M. $1M GTD NLHE Day 1B $1,100
6/9 THU 12 P.M. $1M GTD NLHE Day 1C $1,100
6/10 FRI 1 P.M. $100k GTD H.O.R.S.E. Championship (2 Day) $1,100
6/11 SAT 12 P.M. $200k GTD NLHE $1,100
6/12 SUN 12 P.M. Satellite To $2,200 Mystery Bounty (25 Seat GTD) $400
6/12 SUN 1 P.M. $100k GTD Omaha/8 (2 day) $1,100
6/12 SUN 7 P.M. Satellite To $2,200 Mystery Bounty (20 Seat GTD) $400
6/13 MON 12 P.M. $2.5M GTD Mystery Bounty Day 1A $2,200
6/13 MON 7 P.M. Satellite To $2,200 Mystery Bounty (20 Seat GTD) $400
6/14 TUE 12 P.M. $2.5M GTD Mystery Bounty Day 1B $2,200
6/15 WED 12 P.M. $2.5M GTD Mystery Bounty Day 1C $2,200
6/16 THU 12 P.M. $2.5M GTD Mystery Bounty Day 1D $2,200
6/18 SAT 12 P.M. $200k GTD NLHE $1,100
6/18 SAT 7 P.M. Satellite To $3,000 PLO Championship (10 Seat GTD) $400
6/19 SUN 12 P.M. $200k GTD NLHE $1,100
6/19 SUN 2 P.M. $250k GTD PLO Championship (2 Day) $3,000
6/20 MON 12 P.M. $250k GTD Seniors 50+ (2 Day) $1,100
6/20 MON 7 P.M. Satellite To $1,600 NLHE $1M GTD (20 Seat GTD) $300
6/21 TUE 12 P.M. $1M GTD NLHE Day 1A $1,600
6/21 TUE 7 P.M. Satellite To $1,600 NLHE $1M GTD (20 Seat GTD) $300
6/22 WED 12 P.M. $1M GTD NLHE Day 1B $1,600
6/23 THU 1 P.M. $100k GTD PLO $550
6/23 THU 7 P.M. Satellite To $3,500 NLHE Championship (20 Seat GTD) $500
6/24 FRI 12 P.M. $3.5M GTD NLHE Championship Day 1A $3,500
6/24 FRI 7 P.M. Satellite To $3,500 NLHE Championship (20 Seat GTD) $500
6/25 SAT 12 P.M. $3.5M GTD NLHE Championship Day 1B $3,500
6/26 SUN 12 P.M. $3.5M GTD NLHE Championship Day 1C $3,500
6/27 MON 2 P.M. $250k GTD NLHE Progressive Bounty $5,200
6/28 TUE 12 P.M. $2M GTD NLHE Day 1A $1,600
6/29 WED 12 P.M. $2M GTD NLHE Day 1B $1,600
6/30 THU 12 P.M. $2M GTD NLHE Day 1C $1,600
7/1 FRI 1 P.M. $150k GTD 8-Game Mix (2 Day) $3,000
7/2 DAILY 12 P.M. $100k GTD NLHE $550
7/3 DAILY 12 P.M. $100k GTD NLHE $550
7/4 DAILY 12 P.M. $100k GTD NLHE $550
7/5 TUE 11 A.M. $50k GTD Ladies NLHE $550
7/5 TUE 12 P.M. $1M GTD NLHE Day 1A $1,100
7/6 WED 12 P.M. $1M GTD NLHE Day 1B $1,100
7/7 THU 12 P.M. $1M GTD NLHE Day 1C $1,100
7/8 FRI 1 P.M. $200k GTD NLHE $1,100
7/9-10 DAILY 12 P.M. $200k GTD NLHE $1,100
7/11 MON 12 P.M. $100k GTD NLHE $550
7/12 TUE 12 P.M. $200k GTD NLHE $1,100
7/12 TUE 7 P.M. Satellite To $1,600 Mystery Bounty (20 Seat GTD) $300
7/13 WED 12 P.M. $1.5M GTD Mystery Bounty Day 1A $1,600
7/13 WED 7 P.M. Satellite To $1,600 Mystery Bounty (20 Seat GTD) $300
7/14 THU 7 P.M. $1.5M GTD Mystery Bounty Day 1B $1,600
7/15 FRI 12 P.M. $1.5M GTD Mystery Bounty Day 1C $1,600
7/17 SUN 12 P.M. $100k GTD NLHE $550
7/18 MON 12 P.M. $100k GTD Casino Employee Mystery Bounty Day 1A $500
7/19 TUE 12 P.M. $100k GTD Casino Employee Mystery Bounty Day 1B $500
Written by
Johnny Kampis
Johnny Kampis -- the author of "The Essential Guide to Vegas during the World Series of Poker" and "Vegas or Bust: A Family Man Takes on the Poker Pros" -- has been making the summer trek to Las Vegas from Alabama since 2004. When not playing poker, he's a professional journalist who's written for American Spectator, Fox News, HuffPost, Watchdog.org, and many others. He currently writes for the Taxpayers Protection Alliance and serves on the FCC's media advisory panel.

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