$10,000 Wynn Millions ($10M GTD)
$10,000 Wynn Millions ($10M GTD)
Day 1c Completed

Five Poker Hall of Famers Among Those to Advance from Day 1c of Wynn Millions

Chad_Holloway • Level 10: 1,000-1,500, 1,500 ante
Poker Hall of Famers
Poker Hall of Famers

The highly-anticipated $10,000 buy-in, $10,000,000 GTD Wynn Millions continued on Sunday with the third and final starting flight. Day 1c 676 runners, which along with Day 1a’s 263 and 1b’s 389 brought the total field up to 1,328 entries.

That easily surpassed the seven-figure guarantee by creating a $12,483,200 prize pool. The top 134 finishers will get a piece of it with a min-cash being worth $25,091 while the eventual winner will walk away with a $2,018,866 first-place prize. They won’t be the only Wynn Millionaire though as the runner-up will receive $1,248,886.

After 10 levels of play, 246 players remained including five Poker Hall of Famers in John Hennigan (120,000), Jack McClelland (99,500), Daniel Negreanu (77,500), Erik Seidel (8,000), and Johnny Chan (36,500).

Among those to bag big stacks on Day 1c were Joseph Zona (347,000), Andrew Heckman (334,500), Orson Young (326,000), and Frank Funaro (313,000). They were joined by players like Matas Cimbolas (235,000), Anthony Zinno (169,000), Maria Konnikova (88,500), and Maria Ho (86,500).

Heckman got a big chunk of his chips in the penultimate level of the night when the player under the gun opened for 2,700 and found three callers, which included Heckman from the cutoff. The player in the big blind three-bet jammed. Only Heckman called and the two players tabled their hands.

Opponent: {a-Clubs}{k-Diamonds}
Andrew Heckman: {10-Diamonds}{10-Hearts}

It was a classic race with Heckman looking to stay in the lead and he did after the {6-Diamonds}{6-Clubs}{2-Hearts}{8-Hearts}{10-Diamonds} board ran out.

Among those to fall on Day 1c were Phil Laak, Nipun Java, Jean-Robert Bellande, Ben Keeline, Ben Farrell, Nick Rigby, and Chad Alberti, who had won his way into the tournament for $200 via the Wynn Steps satellites.

The surviving players from Day 1c will return Tuesday at Noon local time on Tuesday. In the meantime, Day 2ab will play out at Noon on Monday.

Here's a look at what awaits the final table on Day 6:

Wynn Millions Final Table Payouts


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

AnthonyThompson • Level 10: 1,000-1,500, 1,500 ante

A full list of chip counts along with the Day 2c seat draw will be posted when they become available in the morning.

Joseph Zona US
Joseph Zona
US 347,000
Andrew Heckman us
Andrew Heckman
us 334,500 39,500
Orson Young us
Orson Young
us 326,000 6,000
Frank Funaro us
Frank Funaro
us 313,000 233,000
Dorian Rios ve
Dorian Rios
ve 282,500 142,500
Ignacio Moron Chavero es
Ignacio Moron Chavero
es 271,500
Steven Sarmiento us
Steven Sarmiento
us 271,000
Andrew Moreno us
Andrew Moreno
us 270,500 70,500
Yosif Nawabi us
Yosif Nawabi
us 267,500
Oddie Dardon US
Oddie Dardon
US 261,000 261,000
Johan Schumacher be
Johan Schumacher
be 260,500
Dylan Linde us
Dylan Linde
us 255,000 185,000
Michael Liang us
Michael Liang
us 251,000
Ilyas Muradi us
Ilyas Muradi
us 249,500
Filmon Ghebreegzabheir us
Filmon Ghebreegzabheir
us 248,500
Quang Vu us
Quang Vu
us 244,500
Joe Rutledge us
Joe Rutledge
us 241,500 -8,500
Thomas Boivin be
Thomas Boivin
be 236,500 46,500
Matas Cimbolas lt
Matas Cimbolas
lt 235,000 120,000
Max Mashour US
Max Mashour
US 231,500
Ramiro Petrone ar
Ramiro Petrone
ar 227,500 -72,500
Bryan Piccioli us
Bryan Piccioli
us 226,000 158,000
Nadav Halewa
Nadav Halewa
Andy Park us
Andy Park
us 219,500
Matt Russell us
Matt Russell
us 218,000

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Five More Hands

Chad_Holloway • Level 10: 1,000-1,500, 1,500 ante

The tournament staff just announced the remaining players will play five more hands before bagging and tagging on Day 1c. Stay tuned for some chip counts and well as a recap of the day's action.

Varnell Secures Late Night Double

AnthonyThompson • Level 10: 1,000-1,500, 1,500 ante
Craig Varnell
Craig Varnell

Craig Varnell open-jammed for 24,500 from early position and action folded around to the player in the small blind who called.

Craig Varnell: {9-Hearts}{9-Diamonds}
Opponent: {a-Clubs}{q-Clubs}

Varnell was ahead with his made hand of nines and luckily for him, the {8-Clubs}{j-Diamonds}{2-Hearts}{5-Clubs}{5-Spades} runout kept his tournament hopes alive.

Craig Varnell us
Craig Varnell
us 50,000 -30,000

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Makhija Mauls Farrell

Chad_Holloway • Level 10: 1,000-1,500, 1,500 ante
Amit Makhija
Amit Makhija

Action folded around to Amit Makhija in the small blind and he just limped. Ben Farrell then moved all in for 38,000 from the big and Makhija snapped him off.

Amit Makhija: {k-Clubs}{k-Spades}
Ben Farrell: {5-Diamonds}{5-Clubs}

Makhija got tricky with his big pocket pair and Farrell was in dire straits. Unfortunately for the many originally from the UK, the board ran out {8-Clubs}{j-Diamonds}{4-Hearts}{6-Diamonds}{4-Spades} and his Wynn Millions experience came to an end.

Amit Makhija us
Amit Makhija
us 200,000 140,000
Ben Farrell gb
Ben Farrell
gb Busted

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Moreno Hits Every Out to Send Opponent Packing

AnthonyThompson • Level 10: 1,000-1,500, 1,500 ante
Andrew Moreno
Andrew Moreno

Action on the table quickly folded to the player in the cutoff who raised all in for 16,000 and Andrew Moreno called from the small blind.

Andrew Moreno: {a-Clubs}{7-Diamonds}
Opponent: {a-}{9-}

Moreno was dominated but he had luck on his side as the flop fell {6-Hearts}{7-Hearts}{7-Spades} giving him trips. Things got better for Moreno as the case {7-Clubs} dropped on the turn leaving his opponent drawing dead to the {8-Hearts} river.

Andrew Moreno us
Andrew Moreno
us 200,000 -25,000

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Bad Beat for Steps Qualifier Chad Alberti

Chad_Holloway • Level 10: 1,000-1,500, 1,500 ante
Chad Alberti
Chad Alberti

Chad Alberti, who qualified for this tournament by first winning a $200 qualifier into an $1,100 and then winning that, was down to his last 8,000 when he managed to get it all in preflop.

Chad Alberti: {a-Hearts}{k-Spades}
Opponent: {a-Clubs}{7-Diamonds}

Alberti was in a great spot to double, though the {8-Hearts}{9-Clubs}{5-Hearts} flop did give his opponent a gutshot straight draw. The {j-Clubs} turn was of no consequence but the {6-Diamonds} river was as Alberti's opponent made the said straight.

Unfortunately for Alberti and his supporters in the Poker 4 Breakfast Facebook group, his run in the Wynn Millions came to an end in the last level of Day 1c.

Chad Alberti us
Chad Alberti
us Busted

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Keeline Felted

AnthonyThompson • Level 10: 1,000-1,500, 1,500 ante

Action on the table folded around to the player in the cutoff who raised to 3,500 before calling Ben Keeline's 25,000 three-bet jam from the small blind.

Ben Keeline: {10-Diamonds}{10-Clubs}
Opponent: {j-Diamonds}{j-Clubs}

Keeline was in rough shape and didn't find any help on the {4-Diamonds}{7-Diamonds}{9-Diamonds}{a-Diamonds}{6-Spades} runout.

Ben Keeline us
Ben Keeline
us Busted

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