$10,000 Wynn Millions ($10M GTD)

$10,000 Wynn Millions ($10M GTD)
Day: 1a
Event Info

$10,000 Wynn Millions ($10M GTD)

Final Results
Winner
Andrew Moreno
Winning Hand
aq
Prize
$1,460,106
Event Info
Buy-in
$10,000
Prize Pool
$12,483,200
Entries
1,328
Level Info
Level
33
Blinds
150,000 / 300,000
Ante
150,000
Players Info - Day 1a
Entries
263
Players Left
92

$10,000 Wynn Millions ($10M GTD)

Day 1a Completed

Peter Braglia Takes Chip Lead on Wynn Millions Day 1a

Level 10 : 1,000/1,500, 1,500 ante
Peter Braglia
Peter Braglia

On Friday, the highly-anticipated $10,000 buy-in, $10,000,000 GTD Wynn Millions got underway. The first of three starting flights attracted 263 runners, but after 10 levels of play, approximately 90 remained with Peter Braglia bagging chip lead with 321,500.

Others to bag big stacks were Cliff Josephy (317,000), Joseph Cheong (301,500), Alex Foxen (295,500), and Jerald Saeman (280,000), who round out the top five. They were joined by Jason Koon (236,500), Vanessa Kade (168,000), Dan Smith (160,000), Ryan Riess (121,500), Chance Kornuth (113,500), Jason Somerville (105,500), Tony Dunst (90,500), David Peters (81,000), and Nick Schulman (74,000).

Of course, not everyone was fortunate enough to advance to Day 2. Among those to fall were Andrew Lichtenberger, Brock Wilson, Jared Bleznick, Chris Brewer, Frank Funaro, Erik Seidel, Maria Konnikova, Shaun Deeb, Kristen Bicknell, 2020 WSOP champ Damian Salas, and GGPoker Ambassador Daniel Negreanu.

Daniel Negreanu
Daniel Negreanu

Negreanu actually busted the tournament twice, which was somewhat of a surprise given he doubled in Level 1 after making quad queens. However, his hot start cooled as he busted his first bullet in Level 2 in a particularly brutal hand.

There was four-way action that saw a {j-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds}{5-Spades} flop and Nitis Udornpim continued for 1,500. Negreanu raised to 5,500 and all three opponents called bringing the {a-Spades} turn.

Action was checked to the player in middle position who fired out 1,600 and Negreanu raised all in. Action folded to Udornpim who came over the top and isolated.

Nitis Udornpim: {a-}{j-}
Daniel Negreanu: {5-}{5-}

Negreanu was ahead after flopping a set of fives but a {j-} completed the board on the river, giving Udornpim a better full house and sent Negreanu to the rebuy desk. His second bullet didn’t go any better and he exhausted his single re-entry per flight option two levels later.

The good news is that he and others have a chance to try again as there are still two more starting flights to go with Days 1b and 1c at Noon local time on Saturday and Sunday respectively. 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.

Cliff Josephy
Cliff Josephy

Tags: Joseph CheongPeter Braglia

End-of-Day 1a Chip Counts (full)

Level 10 : 1,000/1,500, 1,500 ante
Player Chips Progress
Peter Braglia us
Peter Braglia
321,500
31,500
31,500
Cliff Josephy us
Cliff Josephy
317,000
117,000
117,000
WSOP 2X Winner
Joseph Cheong us
Joseph Cheong
301,500
1,500
1,500
WSOP 1X Winner
Alex Foxen us
Alex Foxen
295,500
25,500
25,500
$25K Fantasy
WSOP 1X Winner
WPT 1X Winner
Jerold Saeman us
Jerold Saeman
280,000
280,000
280,000
Aram Zobian us
Aram Zobian
249,500
249,500
249,500
$25K Fantasy
WSOP 1X Winner
Matthew Ploof us
Matthew Ploof
238,000
238,000
238,000
Jason Koon us
Jason Koon
236,500
56,500
56,500
Dylan Smith us
Dylan Smith
232,500
156,900
156,900
$25K Fantasy
James Calderaro us
James Calderaro
211,500
31,500
31,500
WSOP 1X Winner
WPT 1X Winner
Toby Lewis gb
Toby Lewis
202,500
52,500
52,500
$25K Fantasy
WSOP 1X Winner
EPT 1X Winner
Viny Lima us
Viny Lima
197,500
-42,500
-42,500
Ap Louis Garza us
Ap Louis Garza
195,000
25,000
25,000
WSOP 1X Winner
Noel Rodriguez us
Noel Rodriguez
193,000
43,000
43,000
Vanessa Kade ca
Vanessa Kade
168,000
-8,000
-8,000
Ian Matakis us
Ian Matakis
164,000
44,000
44,000
$25K Fantasy
WSOP 1X Winner
Dan Smith us
Dan Smith
160,000
-25,000
-25,000
$25K Fantasy
WSOP 1X Winner
WPT 1X Winner
Jonathan Dokler us
Jonathan Dokler
157,500
157,500
157,500
Francisco Fragoso mx
Francisco Fragoso
153,000
153,000
153,000
Brent Roberts us
Brent Roberts
151,000
151,000
151,000
Ankush Mandavia us
Ankush Mandavia
150,000
10,000
10,000
WSOP 1X Winner
Joel Kuegher
Joel Kuegher
150,000
150,000
150,000
John Riordan us
John Riordan
149,000
149,000
149,000
$25K Fantasy
WSOP 2X Winner
Scott Baumstein us
Scott Baumstein
148,000
23,000
23,000
Larry Ormson us
Larry Ormson
146,000
96,000
96,000

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Racener Makes His Move

Level 10 : 1,000/1,500, 1,500 ante

John Racener raised from early position and Joe McKeehen defended his big blind to see a {7-Diamonds}{3-Hearts}{9-Hearts} flop.

McKeehen check-raised to 9,000 after Racener continued for 3,500 and Racener called. Once the {6-Spades} fell on the turn, Racener moved all in and McKeehen quickly folded.

Player Chips Progress
Joe McKeehen us
Joe McKeehen
55,000
-15,000
-15,000
WSOP Main Event Champion
WSOP 3X Winner
John Racener us
John Racener
48,000
19,500
19,500
$25K Fantasy
WSOP 1X Winner

Tags: John RacenerJoe McKeehen

Somerville Gets Lucky in Return to Live Poker

Level 10 : 1,000/1,500, 1,500 ante

Until today, Jason Somerville hadn't played any poker since before the pandemic. He opted to make his return by late registering on Day 1a, and recently he got his stack of 47,500 all in preflop against a big-stacked opponent.

Jason Somerville: {a-Hearts}{j-Diamonds}
Opponent: {q-Spades}{q-Hearts}

Somerville was behind but the dealer delivered a reprieve as the {a-Spades}{2-Diamonds}{2-Hearts} flop paired his ace. Neither the {10-Spades} turn nor {7-Diamonds} river changed a thing and Somerville stayed alive.

Player Chips Progress
Jason Somerville us
Jason Somerville
97,000
49,500
49,500
WSOP 1X Winner

Tags: Jason Somerville

Ormson Two Outed on River

Level 10 : 1,000/1,500, 1,500 ante
Larry Ormson
Larry Ormson

A player got their stack of 47,000 all in preflop only to find themselves in dire straits against Wisconsin's Larry Ormson.

Larry Ormson: {q-Clubs}{q-Hearts}
Opponent: {10-Clubs}{10-Diamonds}

Ormson had the superior pocket pair and looked good through the {5-Clubs}{a-Diamonds}{6-Diamonds} flop and {9-Hearts} turn. All he had to do was dodge a ten on the river, but that proved easier said than done as the {10-Spades} spiked to send the pot to his opponent.

Player Chips Progress
Larry Ormson us
Larry Ormson
50,000
-50,000
-50,000

Tags: Larry Ormson

Mandavia Won't be Bullied by McKeehen

Level 10 : 1,000/1,500, 1,500 ante

Ankush Mandavia opened for 3,500 from under the gun and was called by Joe McKeehen on the button, along with John Racener from the big blind.

The {a-Diamonds}{5-Spades}{10-Spades} flop was checked to Mandavia who continued for 5,500. Both McKeehen and Racener called to see the {2-Clubs} fall on the turn.

Action was checked to Mandavia once again and he fired out 18,000. Only McKeehen called and the {4-Hearts} completed the board on the river.

Mandavia check-jammed after McKeehen fired out 22,500 and McKeehen quickly folded giving Mandavia the pot.

Player Chips Progress
Ankush Mandavia us
Ankush Mandavia
140,000
35,000
35,000
WSOP 1X Winner
Joe McKeehen us
Joe McKeehen
70,000
WSOP Main Event Champion
WSOP 3X Winner
John Racener us
John Racener
28,500
-21,500
-21,500
$25K Fantasy
WSOP 1X Winner

Tags: John RacenerJoe McKeehenAnkush Mandavia