Day 6 Completed
|Blinds||150,000 / 300,000|
Players Info - Day 6
Day 6 Completed
On Saturday, the $10,000 buy-in, $10,000,000 GTD Wynn Millions came to a close as the final nine players from a 1,328-entry field played down to a winner. The final table lasted approximately 11 hours, and in the end, it was Andrew Moreno walking away with the title and $1,460,106 in prize money.
Just before the Wynn Millions began, Moreno posted the following on social media:
“In April I decided to I wanted to really focus on playing and studying live poker tournaments. I created two main goals for myself. The first was to move my career earnings to over $1million dollars. I accomplished that with my most recent win at the venetian $1,100 buy in where I bested a field of 637 players and took home $127,740.
“The second goal I have this year is to get that illusive 7 figure cash I’ve been chasing. To help me accomplish this I secured a tournament coach (wishes to remain nameless) that I am very excited about working with. A special thank you to Kristy Moreno. We’re such a great team together. I’m beyond grateful to share in parenthood with you. See you soon little man. Oh, and by the way, you’ve already cashed in a tournament and been in a winners photo with your parents. So please remember we are cool when you’re a teenager.”
Moreno, the husband of former PokerNews hostess Kristy Arnett (they’re expecting their first child), managed to accomplish his second goal in the Wynn Millions.
“I’m grateful above all else,” said Moreno, who began the final table seventh in chips. “I think just declaring what I wanted to do was really important to me because I believed in myself and I wanted to hold myself accountable … I’m just so shocked it happened so quickly.”
He continued: “I’ll be playing up until and through the WSOP until my son is born and then I’m taking a nice long break. This is what I will always remember. I’m just happy to have all these people here with me.”
2021 Wynn Millions Final Table Results
|9th||Lion Yiming Lee||USA||$202,765|
*Denotes three-way deal.
Prior to the win, Moreno had $1,056,155 in lifetime earnings according to The Hendon Mob. In May, he finished sixth in the MSPT Sycuan Casino in San Diego for $20,281, and then placed 22nd in June’s MSPT Venetian $1,600 Main Event for $18,627. Just four days later, he broke through with a win when he took down the Venetian DeepStack Championship Poker Series Event #58: $1,100 UltimateStack for $127,740, then the fourth-largest score of his career.
In 2015, he finished 28th in the WSOP Main Event for $211,821, and a year later took sixth in the 2016 WSOP Event #41: $1,500 Monster Stack for a previous career-high $219,632. In March 2019, Moreno came close to WSOP gold again when he finished runner-up to Sean Yu in the WSOP Circuit Bicycle Casino $1,700 Main Event for $130,295.
Final Table Action
It took 53 hands before the first final table elimination, which happened when Lion Yiming Lee lost a race with king-queen to the pocket sevens of France’s Julian Milliard-Feral. Two dozen hands later, poker pro Joe Kuether bowed out after shoving the small blind with queen-four and failing to get there against Jaime Cervantes, who called from the big with ace-seven.
Despite that win, Dervantes was the next to go on Hand #88 after losing a massive flip with pocket queens to the Big Slick of Toby Lewis. Lewis then dispatched Philip Shing in sixth place after the former shoved the small blind with king-eight and held against the latter, who called off with jack-nine suited.
At the dinner break, Clayton Maguire held a near 2:1 chip lead over Lewis and Salim Admon, while Moreno and Milliard-Feral sat on the short stacks. The latter wound up busting in a flip situation when ace-queen failed to get there against the pocket tens of Lewis, but Moreno started to climb out of his hole.
In a pivotal hand, his pocket queens held against the pocket nines of Salim Admon to send the latter out in fourth place. That hand gave Moreno a stack to compete against Maguire and Lewis, so it didn’t take long before the idea of a deal was discussed.
The final three players each locked up seven-figure scores while shaving 10% of the prize pool to continue to play for – the winner would receive an additional $313,000 and the runner-up $100,907.
Maguire, who began the final table as the chip leader, would go on to dispatch Lewis setting up a heads-up match against Moreno. After securing a double to take over the chip lead, Moreno had Maguire on the ropes. In the final hand, Maguire got his stack in with ace-king only to fall to the ace-queen of Moreno after two queens appeared on the board.
“It was probably the best event I’ve ever played as far as the structure and the room,” said Moreno. “The floors listen to the players a lot, and there was always an open-ended conversation. Everything about the tournament was pristine.”
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Hand #215: In what would be the final hand of the inaugural Wynn Millions, Clayton Maguire moved all in for 5.5 million from the button and Andrew Moreno called.
Maguire was on the better end of the big-ace cooler, though the flop made things interesting by not only giving him top pair, but also giving Moreno a pair and flush draw.
The turn vaulted Moreno into the lead with trips, and he closed out the tournament after the completed the board on the river.
Moreno shook hands with Maguire, who finishes as the 2021 Wynn Millions runner-up.
Hand 211: Clayton Maguire limped, Andrew Moreno raised to 1,400,000 and Maguire called. The flop came . Moreno bet 1,800,000 and got a call. The turn was the , both players checked. The river was the . Moreno fired 3,400,000 which Maguire folded.
Hand 212: Moreno raised to 1,400,000 and was called. The flop came . Moreno continued for 900,000 and was called by Maguire. The on the turn prompted two checks. The river came the , Moreno bet again for 1,600,000 and Maguire called.
Moreno showed the flush with the
Hand #213: Maguire raised to 1 million and folded when Moreno moved all in.
Hand #214: Moreno limped the button, Maguire checked, and the flop fell . Maguire check-called a bet of 600,000 and then check-folded to one of 1.6 million on the turn.
Hand #210: From the button Andrew Moreno limped, Clayton Maguire raised to 1,500,000. Moreno three-bet to 5,400,000. Maguire then four-bet over the top all in. Moreno checked his cards and kind of raised his eyebrows before calling.
Moreno was suddenly at risk and behind holding the vs the of Maguire who had to fade the board to take home the title.
The flop hit Moreno as it came the . The turn was the and the river the to give Moreno the massive double and snatch the win from Maguire's grasp.
Hand #202: Andrew Moreno raised to 1.2 million and Clayton Maguire called. The latter then check-called a bet of 800,000 on the flop before the appeared on the turn. Maguire checked and then folded when Moreno bet 2.8 million.
Hand #203: Maguire raised to 1 million and Moreno called. Both players checked the flop and the appeared on the turn. Moreno led out for 800,000, Maguire called, and the completed the board on the river. Moreno bet another 800,000 and Maguire called with the for a straight, which bested the of Moreno.
Hand #204: Moreno limped, Maguire checked his option, and both players checked the flop. It also went check-check on the turn, and when the double paired the board on the river, Maguire let out for 400,000. Moreno raised to 1.6 million and Maguire called only to muck when Moreno tabled the for a full house.
Hand #205: Maguire raised to 1 million and Moreno folded.
Hand #206: Moreno raised to 1.2 million, Maguire called, and both players checked the flop as well as the turn and river. Maguire tabled the which was better than Moreno's .
Hand #207: Maguire limped the button, Moreno checked, and the flop came down . Moreno check-folded to a bet of 400,000.
Hand #208: Moreno limped the button then folded when Maguire raised to 1.5 million.
Hand #209: Maguire limped the button, Moreno checked, and the appeared on the flop. Moreno check-called a bet of 400,000 and then check-folded to one of 2.6 million on the turn.
Hand #197: Clayton Maguire raised to 1,000,000 and Andrew Moreno called. The flop came . Maguire bet 1,600,000, Moreno called it. The turn was the . Maguire fired again, this time for 3,800,000 and Moreno quickly folded.
Hand #198: Moreno limped, Maguire raised to 1,500,000 which forced Moreno to fold.
Hand #199: Walk for Moreno.
Hand #200: Moreno raised to 1,200,000 and Maquire called. The flop came . Moreno bet 2,000,000 and Maguire called. Action checked on the turn and on the river. Maguire showed the which was the winner.
Hand #201: Maguire limped. Moreno raised to 1,600,000 and Maguire called.
The flop came . Moreno bet 900,000, Maguire called. The turn was the . Maguire called a bet of 2,600,000 from Moreno.
The river was the to put three aces on board. Moreno loaded up for a third barrel, grasping chips from his stack and this time fired for a whopping 4,800,000. Maguire took his time but eventually he folded.
Moreno tabled the and took in the pot.
Hand #192: In the first hand of heads-up play, Andrew Moreno raised to 1.2 million from the button and Clayton Maguire called to see a flop. Maguire checked, Moreno continued for 700,000, and Maguire check-raised to 2.3 million. Moreno folded.
Hand #193: Maguire raised to 1 million, Moreno called, and the flop fell . Moreno checked and then folded when Maguire continued for 750,000.
Hand #194: Moreno limped, Maguire checked, and the flop came down . Maguire checked and then folded when Moreno bet 400,000.
Hand #195: Maguire raised the button to 1 million, Moreno called, and then both players checked the flop as well as the turn. When the completed the board on the river, Moreno bet 2 million and Maguire folded.
Hand #196: Moreno limped, Maguire checked, and the flop fell . Maguire check-called a bet of 400,000 and then check-folded to one of 1.5 million on the turn.
Hand #191: Toby Lewis moved all in from the button for about 9,100,000. Clayton Maguire called from the small blind and Andrew Moreno got out of the way.
It was a flip.
The flop was spread the to look ok for Lewis as his rail cheered for a double, the turn was the to stay safe, but the river spilled him over as the came off to pair Maguire and end Lewis's great run in third place.
Hand #187: Toby Lewis limped the small blind and Clayton Maguire checked. The board ran out as it was checked down the entire way. Lewis tabled the winning hand.
Hand #188: Lewis raised to 900,000 on the button Maguire three-bet to 2,700,000 from the small blind and Lewis folded his hand.
Hand #189: Walk for Lewis
Hand #190: Andrew Moreno raised to 800,000 from the button and won the pot.