$10,000 Main Event [$10,000,000 GTD]
Day 6 Completed
$10,000 Main Event [$10,000,000 GTD]
Day 6 Completed
The 2022 Wynn Millions Main Event wrapped up early Saturday morning with New York's Tony Sinishtaj defeating Isaac Kempton during heads-up play to win the massive first-place prize of $1,655,952 and the Wynn golden trophy. Kempton also took home seven figures with a score of $1,093,314.
The prestigious $10,000-buy-in tournament lasted for six days and attracted a total of 1,075 runners to generate a huge $10,105,000 prize pool, surpassing the $10 million guarantee. The event had three starting flights and saw many of the biggest names in poker competing on the blue Wynn felt, including Daniel Negreanu, Jason Koon, Erik Seidel, Alex Foxen and Dan Smith.
Defending champion Andrew Moreno, who won the first-ever Wynn Millions Main Event in 2021 for 9$1,460,105, was looking to earn his second million-dollar score and made a deep run that ended with a 23rd-place finish for $71,657.
Play on Day 6 went on for more than 12 hours as the nine players who started the day were gradually eliminated. Those players include Alex Livingston (3rd - $745,749, Vanessa Kade (4th - $527,481), Tony Tran (6th - $304,161) and Sean Perry (8th - $202,9080).
Sinishtaj, who previously had $1,765,042 in tournament earnings, according to The Hendon Mob, including a victory at the 2017 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown for $661,283, told PokerNews that his latest win is his sweetest.
“It has to be first," Sinishtaj said. "This is awesome.”
|1||Tony Sinishtaj||United States||$1,655,952|
|2||Isaac Kempton||United States||$1,093,314|
|5||Michael Stembera||United States||$390,053|
|6||Tony Tran||United States||$304,161|
|7||Roland Shen||United States||$244,541|
|8||Sean Perry||United States||$202,908|
|9||Neng Lee||United States||$171,280|
Kade, a 2021 GPI Breakout Player nominee, entered the final table as chip leader and wasted no time putting her opponents in difficult situations, including an early hand where she shoved on Livingston, who was second in chips at the time.
Kade maintained the lead throughout most of the day but her run was tragically cut short when she called off with pocket aces in a pot against Sinishtaj, who had recently become the big stack, and saw the bad news when the eventual champion tabled a flush.
After three hours of four-handed play, Livingston, who finished third in the 2019 World Series of Poker (WSOP) Main Event, was next out after losing most of his stack to Kempton in a hand where Livingston's two pair couldn't hold against the straight draw of Kempton, who doubled up and took the chip lead. Not long after, Livingston ran king-jack into the ace-king of Sinishtaj to bust.
Heads-up play lasted only a few minutes despite both players having deep stacks. Just three hands in, Kempton four-bet in position, and Sinishtaj check-called the whole way down. Kempton's last chips went in the middle on the river and Sinishtaj quickly called, showing pocket aces to defeat the pocket jacks of Kempton.
“We were pretty deep. He opened, I three-bet, and then when he four-bets I’m going to just call there. If I shove, maybe he could get away from some big hands," Sinishtaj said when asked about his strategy in the hand.
Sinishtaj further elaborated on his strategy going into the final table: “Coming in I had a bad seat with the chip leaders to my left, so I played tight and kind of tried to ladder, play tighter than normal. But then once I got the chip lead, I kind of tried to switch it around on them a little bit.”
Sinishtaj described how it felt to win a career-best $1,655,952 and the coveted Wynn trophy:
"Amazing," he said simply.
That does it for PokerNews coverage of the 2022 Wynn Millions Main Event, but the series rolls on for another week. Here's a look at the remaining schedule:
|3/13||$5,200||NLH Progressive Bounty||$250,000|
Here's a look at all those who've captured titles thus far at the 2022 Wynn Millions:
|2/21/22||$400 NLH $40K GTD||313||$107,985||Gabriel Jin Goh||New Zealand||$17,000|
|2/22/22||$400 NLH $40K GTD||261||$90,045||Ray Teasdale||Chula Vista, CA||$14,047|
|2/22/22||$400 Limit Omaha 8/B $25K GTD||140||$48,300||Wesley Gronhoud||Nekoma, ND||$11,961|
|2/23/22||$400 NLH Seniors $40K GTD||348||$120,060||Lawrence Beach||Decatur, GA||$19,290|
|2/24-2/27/22||$1,600 Wynn Mystery Bounty||2,103||$3,049,350||Eddy Konarske||Englewood, CO||$222,072|
|2/28-3/1/22||$1,100 NLH Seniors $100K GTD||246||$239,850||Mark Seif||Las Vegas, NV||$60,610|
|3/1/22||$400 PLO $25K GTD||191||$65,895||Rishi Makkar||Canada||$18,229|
|3/1/22||Event #1: $10K NLH High Roller||49||$490,000||Jake Schindler||Las Vegas, NV||$166,600|
|3/2/22||Event #2: $15K NLH High Roller||40||$600,000||Daniel Negreanu||Las Vegas, NV||$216,000|
|3/7/22||Event #3: $10K NLH High Roller||60||$600,000||Ali Imsirovic||Bosnia||$180,000|
|3/8/22||Event #4: $10K NLH High Roller||73||$730,000||Bin Weng||USA||$189,800|
|3/9/22||Event #5: $15K NLH High Roller||43||$645,000||Brekstyn Schutten||USA||$219,300|
|3/8-3/9/22||$1,600 PLO/NLH $100K GTD||194||$282,270||Maziar Keshavarzi||USA||$61,698|
|3/9-310/22||$3,000 6-Max NLH $200K GTD||276||$759,000||Cliff Josephy||USA||$154,670|
|3/10-3/11/22||$3,000 NLH $1k Bounty $200K GTD||200||$350,000||Ben Diebold||USA||$96,810|
|3/4-3/11/22||$10,000 Wynn Millions $10M GTD||1,075||$10,105,000||Tony Sinishtaj||USA||$1,655,952|
Hand #383: Isaac Kempton opened and Tony Sinishtaj three-bet to 2,300,000. Kempton four-bet to 5,600,000 and Sinishtaj smooth-called.
Sinishtaj checked on the flop of and called a bet of 2,800,000 from Kempton. Sinishtaj again check-called when Kempton sized up to 4,200,000 on the turn.
Sinishtaj checked a third time on the river and Kempton took about a minute before moving all-in. Sinishtaj snap-called and Kempton showed , which was no good against the of Sinishtaj.
The floor confirmed that Sinishtaj had Kempton barely covered and the latter player was eliminated in second place for a cool $1,093,314.
Tony Sinishtaj is the winner of the 2022 Wynn Millions Main Event. Stay tuned for a recap of the day's events.
Hand #381: Isaac Kempton and Tony Sinishtaj got to showdown on a board of . Sinishtaj showed to win the pot with a pair of fours.
Hand #382: Sinishtaj opened to 600,000 and Kempton laid it down.
Hand #379: Tony Sinishtaj opened and took it down.
Hand #380: Sinishtaj opened and Alex Livingston moved all-in for a short stack. Sinishtaj called.
Livingston was dominated and received no help from the runout of to go out in third place for $745,749.
Hand #365: On a flop, Isaac Kempton was in the big blind and checked. Tony Sinishtaj bet 500,000 on the button, and Kempton raised to 1,500,000, causing Sinishtaj to fold.
Hand #366: Alex Livingston opened the button to 700,000 and Sinishtaj defended the big blind. Both players checked the flop to the turn. Sinishtaj check-called for 700,000 and both players checked the river. Livingston revealed to claim the pot.
Hand #367: Kempton opened the button to 600,000 and both opponents folded.
Hand #368: Livingston limped the small blind and Kempton checked his option. The flop was checked to the turn, where Livingston bet 500,000 and Kempton called. The was checked by both. Isaac's was good for the pot.
Hand #369: Livingston opened the button to 700,000, Kempton called the small blind, and Sinishtaj defended the big blind. The trio checked the flop to the turn. Kempton checked and Sinishtaj bet 1,200,000. Both Livingston and Kempton called. The river was checked through. Livingston showed to take the pot.
Hand #370: Livingston received a walk.
Hand #371: Sinishtaj opened the button to 600,000 and Livingston three-bet to 2,300,000 in the small blind. Both opponents folded.
Hand #372: Kempton raised the small blind to 1,000,000 and took down the pot.
Hand #373: Livingston received a walk.
Hand #374: Sinishtaj opened the button to 600,000 and Kempton defended the big blind. Kempton check-folded to a 300,000 bet on the flop.
Hand #375: Livingston opened the button to 700,000 and Kempton three-bet the small blind to 2,300,000. Livingston called. The flop came , Kempton led for 1,300,000, and Livingston called. The fell on the turn and Kempton jammed for approximately 8,600,000. Livingston called.
Livingston had two pair and Kempton needed to complete his open-ended draw to stay alive. The dealer put down the onto the felt to complete the board, as Livingston whipped his head back in disbelief and Kempton breathed a deep sigh of relief upon hitting his draw to keep his tournament life alive and give him the chip lead.
Hand #376: Sinishtaj opened the small blind and took down the pot.
Hand #377: Sinishtaj opened to 600,000 on the button took down the pot.
Hand #378: Kempton limped the small blind and Sinishtaj checked his option. Both players checked the flop, and Kempton led for 400,000 on the turn. Sinishtaj called. The completed the board and Kempton bet 1,000,000. Sinishtaj called, and showed to claim the pot.
Hand #346: Isaac Kempton got to showdown against Alex Livingston on a board of and was good with .
Hand #347: Kempton raised and took it down.
Hand #348: In a limped pot on a board of , Tony Sinishtaj bet 300,000 and Livingston called. Sinishtaj checked on the river and folded when Livingston bet 800,000.
Hand #349: Livingston got to showdown against Kempton on a board of and was good with .
Hand #350: In a single-raised pot on a flop of , Kempton bet 300,000 and Livingston check-called, only to check-fold on the river.
Hand #351: Kempton got a walk.
Hand #352: Livingston raised and took it down.
Hand #353: Kempton opened and both players called, only to fold when Kempton bet on the flop of .
Hand #354: Sinishtaj bet and took it down.
Hand #355: Livingston bet 500,000 on a flop of and Sinishtaj folded.
Hand #356: Sinishtaj got to showdown against Livingston on a board of of and was good with .
Hand #357: Kempton got a walk.
Hand #358: Livingston opened to 600,000 and moved all-in when Sinishtaj three-bet to 2,000,000. Sinishtaj called.
Sinishtaj doubled as the board ran out .
Hand #359: Kempton got a walk.
Hand #360: Livingston raised and took it down.
Hand #361: Sinishtaj raised and took it down.
Hand #362: Sinishtaj opened and everyone folded.
Hand #363: Kempton raised and took it down.
Hand #364: Kempton opened and Livingston defended, only to fold on the flop of .
The three remaining players are on a 10-minute break.
Hand #340: Isaac Kempton limped-called the small blind after Tony Sinishtaj raised the big blind to 850,000. On the flop, Kempton check-raised a bet of 650,000 up to 1,600,000, causing Sinishtaj to fold.
Hand #341: Kempton opened the button to 500,000, Sinishtaj three-bet the small blind to 1,700,000, and Kempton called. The flop fell and Sinishtaj led for 1,400,000. Kempton called. The hit the felt on the turn and Sinishtaj jammed. Kempton put his hand on his head and looked down at his covered stack of roughly 7,250,000, and after thinking about it, ultimately put his cards in the muck.
Hand #342: Sinishtaj opened the button to 600,000 and everyone folded.
Hand #343: Alex Livingston opened the button to 575,000 and Sinishtaj defended the big blind. The flop came and Sinishtaj check-called a 600,000 bet. The landed on the turn and Sinishtaj bet 1,300,000. Livingston called. The completed the board and Sinishtaj tossed out four T-1,000,000 plaques to send Livingston into the tank.
"What do you bluff with? That's the question," Livingston mused.
After some time, Livingston put in the chips. Sinishtaj revealed , while Livingston revealed his to take the sizable pot.
Hand #344: Kempton opened the button to 500,000 and Livingston defended the big blind. Both players checked the flop. Livingston led for 300,000 on the turn, and the river was checked down. Kempton showed to claim the pot as Livingston mucked.
Hand #345: Livingston raised the small blind to 850,000 and Kempton defended the big blind. Livingston bet 900,000 on the flop and Kempton shoved for approximately 6,900,000. Livingston folded and Kempton claimed the pot.