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$10,000 Main Event [$10,000,000 GTD]
Day 1a Completed

Guilbert Bags Massive Chip Lead in Wynn Millions Main Event Day 1a

connorrichards • Level 10: 1,000-2,000, 2,000 ante
Johan Guilbert
Johan Guilbert

Day 1a 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 Thursday evening with France's Johan Guilbert leading 53 players with a massive stack of 624,000.

The first of three starting flights in the Main Event attracted a total of 199 runners and lasted for ten hours as many of the best players in the world battled it out on the blue felt in the luxurious Wynn tournament area.

Guilbert, who has $3.6 million in tournament earnings, per The Hendon Mob, is on a heater that included a second-place finish in the World Series of Poker Europe (WSOPE) Main Event last December for $892,811.

Just weeks ago, the French pro was honored at the Global Poker Awards in Las Vegas as he received the GPI Breakout Player of the Year award.

Some notable players who survived the first starting flight include Ali Imsirovic (258,066), Sam Soverel (325,500), Jason Koon (143,000,) Kristen Bicknell (111,500), Sofia Lovgren (280,000), Adam Hendrix (51,000), Kitty Kuo (135,000), Dan Smith (184,000), Dylan Linde (78,500), Sylvain Loosli (322,500) and James Romero (200,000).

Daniel Negreanu was also in the field he took down a $15,300 High Roller across the room last night room for $216,000 as part of the Wynn High Roller Series. “Kid Poker,” who finished the high roller at 3 a.m., late-registered the Main Event and ended the day with a stack of 215,500.

Players who weren’t lucky enough to make it to the end of the day include Alex Foxen, Dylan Weisman, Lanton Tice, Dan Shak and Jake Schindler.

Players who bagged on Day 1a will return on March 6 at noon for Day 2ab, which will see them compete against the first two starting flights.

The second starting flight of the nine-day tournament will pick up on March 4 at noon. Like the first flight, Day 1b is expected to attract some of the best and biggest in the game.

PokerNews will be back tomorrow to bring you updates of the Wynn Millions Main Event Day 1b action, so stay tuned.

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: Adam HendrixAlex FoxenBrian AltmanDan ShakDaniel NegreanuDylan WeismanJake SchindlerJason KoonKristen BicknellSofia Lovgren

End-of-Day 1 Chip Counts (full)

connorrichards • Level 10: 1,000-2,000, 2,000 ante
Johan Guilbert fr
Johan Guilbert
fr 624,000 39,000
Chad Eveslage us
Chad Eveslage
us 373,500 93,500
Michael Lang us
Michael Lang
us 345,500 160,500
Brian Altman us
Brian Altman
us 327,000 232,000
Sam Soverel us
Sam Soverel
us 325,500 43,500
Sylvain Loosli fr
Sylvain Loosli
fr 322,500 72,500
Shawn Daniels us
Shawn Daniels
us 282,500
Sofia Lovgren se
Sofia Lovgren
se 280,000 125,000
Ali Imsirovic ba
Ali Imsirovic
ba 258,000 13,000
Salim Admon us
Salim Admon
us 255,000 215,000
Matthew Wantman us
Matthew Wantman
us 224,000 184,000
Daniel Negreanu ca
Daniel Negreanu
ca 219,500 74,500
James Romero us
James Romero
us 200,000 200,000
Brekstyn Schutten us
Brekstyn Schutten
us 185,500
Dan Smith us
Dan Smith
us 184,000 126,000
Fikret Kovac ba
Fikret Kovac
ba 180,500
Dylan Smith us
Dylan Smith
us 173,000
Ardit Kurshumi us
Ardit Kurshumi
us 171,500
Clayton Maguire us
Clayton Maguire
us 156,500 156,500
Sergi Reixach es
Sergi Reixach
es 144,000
Jason Koon us
Jason Koon
us 143,000 78,000
Ian Matakis us
Ian Matakis
us 139,000
Kitty Kuo tw
Kitty Kuo
tw 135,000 25,000
Johan Schumacher be
Johan Schumacher
be 133,000 95,000
Ralph Wong us
Ralph Wong
us 121,500

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Day 1a Is Over

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

Day 1a ended after 10 levels of play. Stay tuned for a recap of the day's events.

Four More Hands

BrandonBloom • Level 10: 1,000-2,000, 2,000 ante

The tournament director has announced there will be four more hands before the players bag and tag for the night.

Guilbert Bluffs With Best Hand and Gets Called

BrandonBloom • Level 10: 1,000-2,000, 2,000 ante
Johan Guilbert
Johan Guilbert

Johan Guilbert opened to 4,000 in early position, a middle position player called, and the small blind called.

The flop fell {k-Spades}{6-Diamonds}{5-Diamonds}. The small blind checked, Guilbert bet 8,500, and the middle position player raised to 22,000. The small blind folded and Guilbert called.

The {4-Diamonds} landed on the turn and Guilbert check-called for 27,000.

The {7-Diamonds} completed the board and Guilbert jammed. His opponent went deep into the tank and after a couple of minutes, called for his stack of approximately 78,000.

Guilbert revealed {6-Clubs}{6-Spades}.

"No way," his opponent said, seemingly perplexed.

"I was bluffing," Guilbert said. "Fives?"

His opponent's hand was shown to be {5-Spades}{5-Clubs} indeed, and the French vlogger took the pot and added the chips to his stack.

Johan Guilbert fr
Johan Guilbert
fr 585,000 325,000

Magnus Buys Lucky Contest Winner into Wynn Millions Main Event

BrandonBloom • Level 10: 1,000-2,000, 2,000 ante
Nadya Magnus
Nadya Magnus

Nadya Magnus won the 2021 GPI Female Player of the Year award and seeks a repeat performance in 2022.

She's also active in promoting the game and helping other talented women achieve success in poker. Last week, she offered up an interesting contest for women with under $100,000 in total live Hendon Mob earnings. She will buy the poker player who won it into the $10,000 Wynn Millions $10 million guaranteed Main Event March 3-11.

Magnus posted a puzzle and the first eligible person to correctly answer it won. That individual is Alecia Ackred who has $2,175 in recorded live tournament cashes, per Hendon Mob. Ackred now has an opportunity to earn her first massive score if she can run deep in the Wynn Millions Main Event later this week.

As for Magnus, she's quickly becoming one of the top women in the game and ended Kristen Bicknell's streak of three straight GPI Female Player of the Year awards. Magnus, who has nearly $1.3 million in live tournament cashes lifetime, accepted her award at the Global Poker Awards earlier this month.


Soverel Flops Quads and Busts Opponent

BrandonBloom • Level 9: 1,000-1,500, 1,500 ante

With roughly 50,000 in the pot on a {k-Spades}{5-Diamonds}{5-Spades}{q-Hearts}{10-Diamonds} completed board, Sam Soverel bet approximately 55,000, Kitty Kuo folded, and another player went into the tank and called for the rest of their 45,000 or so chips.

Soverel tabled {5-Hearts}{5-Clubs} for quad fives and scooped the pot as his opponent hit the rail.

Sam Soverel us
Sam Soverel
us 282,000 207,000
Kitty Kuo tw
Kitty Kuo
tw 110,000 60,000