Baron Bests Boich to Win at the Wynn

Isaac Baron the Wynn Classic

Isaac Baron, the young Menlo Park, California native who has established a solid track record online and on the European poker circuit, scored a nice victory in Las Vegas, when he captured the championship event at the Wynn Classic and took home more than $240,000 for his efforts. It wasn’t a cakewalk either, with a final table that included such wellregarded players as Andrew Lichtenberger and Cary Katz. This victory marked Baron’s first trip to the winner’s circle since the EPT Grand Final two years ago. Baron now has more than $4 million in career earnings, split almost evenly between online and brickand- mortar events.

Baron defeated Wayne Boich heads up to take the title. For Boich, who has a long string of tournament cashes, this $161,263 payday represents the biggest of his career. David MacDonald finished third, which was good for $110,580.

Finishing fourth and fifth were Kia Hooshmand and Cary Katz, who took home $42,389 and $32,253 respectively.

Also noteworthy was Joe Keuther, who won Events No. 7 and 11, and placed in the money in a third event. This came right on the heels of four in-the-money finishes at the recently concluded L.A. Poker Classic at Commerce Casino. If nothing else, that’s a model of consistency in something as inherently inconsistent as tournament poker.

THE WYNN CLASSIC

At Wynn Las Vegas

EVENT 16 3/12/12

  • NO LIMIT HOLD’EM
  • CHAMPIONSHIP
  • BUY-IN $5,000
  • PLAYERS 190
  • PRIZE POOL $921,504
  1. Isaac Baron . . . . . . $240,512
  2. Wayne Boich . . . . . $161,263
  3. David Macdonald . $110,580
  4. Andrew Lichtenberger $78,328
  5. Justin Filtz . . . . . . . . $57,133
  6. Kia Hooshmand . . . . $42,389
  7. Cary Katz . . . . . . . . . $32,253
  8. Robert Sver . . . . . . . $25,802
  9. Tyler Reiman . . . . . . $21,195

EVENT 15 3/10/12

  • NO LIMIT HOLD’EM
  • BUY-IN $2,000
  • PLAYERS 171
  1. Randy Brown . . . . . . $86,582
  2. Cory Zeidman . . . . . $58,055
  3. Isaac Hagerling . . . . $39,809
  4. Scott Montgomery . . $28,198

EVENT 14 3/9/12

  • POT-LIMIT OMAHA HI
  • BUY-IN $500
  • PLAYERS 98
  • PRIZE POOL $47,530
  1. Mark Davis . . . . . . . $14,828
  2. Dan Heimiller . . . . . . $9,554
  3. Thomas Christopher . $6,464

EVENT 13 3/8/12

  • NO LIMIT HOLD’EM
  • BUY-IN $1,000
  • PLAYERS 145
  • PRIZE POOL $140,650
  1. Daniel Kelly . . . . . . . $39,099
  2. Roger Johnson . . . . . $26,302
  3. Andreas Adolfsson . . $18,144
  4. Dana Kellstrom . . . . $12,799
  5. Jeffery Greco . . . . . . . $9,283

EVENT 12 3/7/12

  • NO LIMIT HOLD’EM
  • BUY-IN $500
  • PLAYERS 143
  • PRIZE POOL $69,355
  1. Brett Shaffer . . . . . . $19,283
  2. Ryan Laplante . . . . . $12,969
  3. Sebastion Schwarz . . . $8,947

EVENT 11 3/6/12

  • NO LIMIT HOLD’EM
  • BUY-IN $500
  • PLAYERS 153
  • PRIZE POOL $74,205
  1. Joe Kuether . . . . . . . $19,367
  2. Carl Mcgowan . . . . . $12,986
  3. Stephen Ma . . . . . . . . $8,905
  4. Kyle Carlston . . . . . . . $6,307

EVENT 10 3/5/12

  • H.O.R.S.E.
  • BUY-IN $500
  • PLAYERS 109
  • PRIZE POOL $52,865
  1. David Funkhouser . . $15,491
  2. Larry Napqutano . . $10,097
  3. Diego Cordovez . . . . . $6,820
    EVENT 9 3/4/12
    NO LIMIT HOLD’EM
    BUY-IN $500
    PLAYERS 109
    PRIZE
    POOL $48,495
  4. Pat Atchison . . . . . . . $15,204
  5. Lucinda Martinez . . . $9,912
  6. Alex Outhred . . . . . . . $6,694

EVENT 9 3/4/12

  • NO LIMIT HOLD’EM
  • BUY-IN $500
  • PLAYERS 109
  • PRIZE POOL $48,495
  1. Pat Atchison . . . . . . . $15,204
  2. Lucinda Martinez . . . $9,912
  3. Alex Outhred . . . . . . . $6,694

EVENT 8 3/3/12

  • NO LIMIT HOLD’EM
  • BUY-IN $1,000
  • PLAYERS 135
  • PRIZE POOL $128,958
  1. David Singer . . . . . . $36,402
  2. Mike Ungurean . . . . $24,488
  3. Annette Obrestad . . $16,893
  4. Ammar Naamani . . . $11,916
  5. Dimitrii Valouev . . . . $8,643

EVENT 7 3/2/12

  • NO LIMIT HOLD’EM
  • BUY-IN $500 + $50
  • PLAYERS 167
  • PRIZE POOL $80,995
  1. Joe Kuether . . . . . . . $21,139
  2. Bobby Poe . . . . . . . . $14,174
  3. Peter Hernandez . . . . $9,719

EVENT 6 3/1/12

  • POT LIMIT OMAHA HI-LO
  • BUY-IN $500 + $50
  • PLAYERS 110
  • PRIZE POOL $53,350
  1. Ken Lennaard . . . . . $15,632
  2. Matthew Vengrin . . $10,190
  3. Larry Etherington . . $6,882

EVENT 5 2/29/12

  • NO LIMIT HOLD’EM
  • BUY-IN $500 + $50
  • PLAYERS 110
  • PRIZE
  • POOL $51,056
  1. Paul Nguyen . . . . . . $15,632
  2. Hye Park . . . . . . . . . $10,190
  3. Stephen Ma . . . . . . . . $6,882

EVENT 4 2/28/12

  • NO LIMIT HOLD’EM
  • BUY-IN $500 + $50
  • PLAYERS 117
  • PRIZE
  • POOL $56,745
  1. Adam Taskinsoy . . . $16,260
  2. Todd Goodrich . . . . $10,838
  3. Peter Clarke . . . . . . . $7,320