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Moreno Looking to Defend Title After Bagging Big Stack in Wynn Millions Main Event Day 1c

connorrichards • Level 10: 1,000-2,000, 2,000 ante
Andrew Moreno

The third and final starting flight of the 2nd annual $10,000 buy-in, $10 million GTD Wynn Millions Main Event as part of 2022 Wynn Millions at Wynn Las Vegas wrapped up late Saturday evening with defending champion Andrew Moreno looking for another title after bagging a stack of 315,000.

Day 1c of the $10,000 buy-in Main Event saw the by far the biggest starting flight field a field of 544 players. In total, the three starting flights attracted a total of 1,075 players to generate $10,105,000 in prize money, squeaking past the guarantee of $10 million.

The lion's share of the prize pool, $1,655,952, will go to the eventual champion of the remaining 315 players, who will also take home the glamorous Main Event trophy.

Moreno, who took down to 2021 Main Event for a cool $1,460,106, found a bag on Day 1c in a big way after busting late in Day 1b. He will return for Day 2ab as he looks to earn his second seventh-figure score.

Big stacks at the end of Day 1c include popular poker commentator Nick Schulman (400,000) and Ugur Secilmis (406,000), who a few months ago finished fifth in the World Series of Poker (WSOP) Main Event for $1,800,000, as well as Michael Liang (352,000), Chance Kornuth (286,000) and Shaun Deeb (271,000).

Nick Schulman
Nick Schulman

Other players who found a bag on Day 1c were Xuan Liu, Joe McKeehen, Matt Berkey, Jake Daniels and Eli Elezra.

Players who were in the field on Day 1c but didn't make it to bagging time include Chris Moorman, Seth Davies, Patrik Antonius, Nadya Magnus,Ari Engel and Bill Klein.

The players who survived Day 1c will return at noon local time on March 7 to battle it out on the felt in Day 2c. Before that, action will pick up on March 6 at noon with Day 2ab for a battle between players from the first two flights. Both Day 2s will consist of five 90-minute levels, a change from the ten 60-minute levels that have made up the Day 1 structure.

Stay tuned as the PokerNews live reporting team will be back tomorrow covering the Day 2ab action.

Remember, there are still three PokerGO Tour High Rollers taking place here at the Wynn Millions, all of which count for the 2022 PGT Leaderboard. There will be $10,500 buy-in High Rollers on both March 6 & 7, as well as a $15,700 High Roller on March 8. Click here to see the current PokerGO Tour Leaderboard.

Tags: Andrew MorenoAri EngelBill KleinChris MoormanPatrik AntoniusRyan ReissSeth Davies