Bryn Kenney Leads Day 1b of Wynn Millions $10M GTD; Johnny Chan Fails to Survive
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The highly-anticipated $10,000 buy-in, $10,000,000 GTD Wynn Millions continued on Saturday with the second of three starting flights. Day 1b attracted 389 runners, which along with 1a’s 263 brought the current field up to 652 entries with Sunday’s Day 1c still to go.
After 10 levels of play, approximately 150 players remained with poker’s all-time tournament money leader Bryn Kenney (376,500) leading the pack.
Others to bag big stacks were Bruno Furth (331,500), Kristen Bicknell (282,000), Arthur Conan (281,000), and Julian Milliard (255,000). They were joined by players like Connor Drinan (142,500), Chris Brewer (133,500), Brian Altman (114,000), 2020 WSOP champ Damian Salas (108,000), Chris Moorman (97,000), and Brock Wilson (96,500).
Wynn Millions Day 1b Top 10 Chip Counts
|1||Bryn Kenney||United States||376,500|
|2||Bruno Furth||United States||331,500|
|7||Steven Hensley||United States||233,500|
|8||Shaun Deeb||United States||205,000|
|10||Dominique Mosley||United States||200,000|
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Johnny Chan, "Spraggy", Negreanu Among Those to Bust
Among those to try and fall on Day 1b were Benjamin “Spraggy” Spragg, Daniel Negreanu, Minnesota players Kou Vang and Blake Bohn, four-time bracelet winner Brian Hastings, Matt Berkey, Poker Hall of Famers Eli Elezra and John Hennigan, and the legendary Johnny Chan.
Chan doesn’t play many tournaments these days, but the Wynn Millions proved prestigious enough to draw out the two-time WSOP Main Event champ. Unfortunately for Chan, he never gained much traction and bowed out in Level 8 (500/1,000/1,000).
It happened when Sergio Aido raised to 2,500 from the button and then called when Chan three-bet to 7,500 from the small blind. On the two-diamond flop, Chan continued for 10,000 and Aido called to see the turn. Chan moved all in for his last 15,000 or so and Aido called.
Aido was out in front with two pair while Chan had both straight and flush draws. Unfortunately for Chan, the river was a brick and he was eliminated from the tournament. Aido went on to bag 204,500.
Chan and others have one last chance to try again as Day 1c will take place at Noon local time on Sunday. PokerNews will be on-site to capture all the action throughout the six-day long tournament, so be sure to tune in all weekend long into next week.
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In this Series
- 1 $10K Buy-In, $10M GTD Wynn Millions Tournament Announced for June 25-July 3
- 2 Cheong, Foxen & Kade Thrive on Day 1a of Wynn Millions; Negreanu Struggles
- 3 Bryn Kenney Leads Day 1b of Wynn Millions $10M GTD; Johnny Chan Fails to Survive
- 4 Five Poker Hall of Famers Among Those to Advance from Day 1c of Wynn Millions
- 5 Wynn Millions Massacre: Foxen Eliminates Kenney in Brutal Quads-Over-Boat Cooler
- 6 Wynn Millions Day 2ab: Mosley Leads as 76 Advance; Foxen Crushes & Cada Falls
- 7 Daniel Negreanu Builds Stack on Day 2c of Wynn Millions; Frank Funaro in Lead
- 8 Wynn Millions: Ari Engel Wins Monster Straight-Flush-Over-Straight-Flush Pot
- 9 Maria Ho Bags Big w/ 61 Remaining in Wynn Millions; Negreanu Eliminated
- 10 Wynn Winter Classic Schedule Announced; PokerNews to Report Mystery Bounty Thursday