Bryn Kenney Leads Day 1b of Wynn Millions $10M GTD; Johnny Chan Fails to Survive

Bryn Kenney

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

RankPlayerCountryChip Count
1Bryn KenneyUnited States376,500
2Bruno FurthUnited States331,500
3Kristen BicknellCanada282,000
4Arthur ConanFrance281,000
5Julian MilliardFrance255,000
6Haim OrkriefIsrael242,000
7Steven HensleyUnited States233,500
8Shaun DeebUnited States205,000
9Sergio AidoSpain204,500
10Dominique MosleyUnited States200,000
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Johnny Chan, "Spraggy", Negreanu Among Those to Bust

Johnny Chan
Johnny Chan

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.

Read: WSOP Legend: Two-Time Main Event Champ 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 AxKx7x two-diamond flop, Chan continued for 10,000 and Aido called to see the 8 turn. Chan moved all in for his last 15,000 or so and Aido called.

Johnny Chan: Qx10
Sergio Aido: Ax8x

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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