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Day 3 Completed

Boivin Leads as 54 Players Advance from Day 3 of 2022 Wynn Millions; Moreno Looks to Defend

Chad_Holloway • Level 18: 6,000-12,000, 12,000 ante
Thomas Boivin
Thomas Boivin

The 2022 Wynn Millions began with 1,075 runners, of which 154 players returned on Tuesday for Day 3 action. After five 90-minute levels of play, the field was whittled down to just 54 players with Thomas Boivin and his stack of 2.5 million leading the pack.

Perhaps the most interesting story is that of defending champ Andrew Moreno, who is looking to do the improbably by defending his title and going back-to-back in the first two Wynn Millions. If you recall, last July Moreno topped a 1,328-entry field to win the inaugural Wynn Millions for $1,460,106 after a three-way deal. Moreno knows what it takes to win, and he’s also on a bit of a heater after taking down the Venetian DeepStack Event #27: $2,500 Ultimate Stack last month for $242,293. Only time will tell if Moreno can repeat, but he’ll have 985,000 to work with on Day 4.

Others to make it through were Hyo Joo (2,080,000), Ian Matakis (1,775,000), Sylvain Loosli (1,305,000), Sam Soverel (1,300,000), Tony Sinishtaj (1,140,000), Shaun Deeb (1,015,000), Brock Wilson (530,000), and Vanessa Kade (485,000).

With only the top 116 getting paid, 38 players would leave empty-handed including Matas Cimbolas, Scott Ball, Matt Berkey, Christina Gollins, Steve Begleiter, and a trio of players who busted on the bubble (Leo Worthington-Leese, Ali Imsirovic, and Jake Schindler).

Once the bubble burst the in-the-money finished racked up quickly. Among those to earn a payday on Day 3 were Landon Tice (114th - $22,029), Tristan Wade (104th - $23,901), Aaron Massey (98th - $26,005), Scott Baumstein (88th - $28,475), Ben Yu (80th - $31,323), last year’s fourth-place finisher Salim Admon (74th - $31,323), JC Tran (73rd - $31,323), Daniel Lazrus (66th - $34,549), Nick Schulman (63rd - $34,549), and Johan Guilbert (55th - $38,384).

The surviving 54 players will return at noon local time on Wednesday for Day 4 action, which is slated to play five more levels. PokerNews will be on-site to capture all the action, so be sure to join us then to see who thrives and who fails to survive.

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End-of-Day 3 Chip Counts (full)

BrandonBloom • Level 18: 6,000-12,000, 12,000 ante
Thomas Boivin be
Thomas Boivin
be 2,500,000 150,000
Hyo Joo us
Hyo Joo
us 2,080,000
Debbie Lee us
Debbie Lee
us 2,010,000 805,000
Niko Koop de
Niko Koop
de 1,890,000 490,000
Ian Matakis us
Ian Matakis
us 1,775,000 975,000
Shawn Daniels us
Shawn Daniels
us 1,755,000 1,345,000
Isaac Kempton us
Isaac Kempton
us 1,450,000 984,000
Chino Rheem us
Chino Rheem
us 1,365,000 390,000
Shankar Pillai us
Shankar Pillai
us 1,320,000 882,000
Sylvain Loosli fr
Sylvain Loosli
fr 1,305,000 35,000
Roland Shen us
Roland Shen
us 1,300,000 480,000
Sam Soverel us
Sam Soverel
us 1,300,000 650,000
Tony Sinishtaj us
Tony Sinishtaj
us 1,140,000 260,000
Daniel Moran gb
Daniel Moran
gb 1,020,000 20,000
Shaun Deeb us
Shaun Deeb
us 1,015,000 -185,000
Andrew Moreno us
Andrew Moreno
us 985,000 240,000
Katie Lindsay us
Katie Lindsay
us 955,000 475,000
Joey Weissman us
Joey Weissman
us 945,000 245,000
Shannon Shorr us
Shannon Shorr
us 935,000 235,000
David Miscikowski us
David Miscikowski
us 865,000 240,000
Tony Tran us
Tony Tran
us 825,000 631,000
Paul Ephremsen gb
Paul Ephremsen
gb 810,000 -70,000
David Lambard us
David Lambard
us 795,000 28,000
Dennis Martin de
Dennis Martin
de 760,000 -30,000
Joshua Ladines us
Joshua Ladines
us 710,000 -70,000

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Joo Claims Massive Pot Through Daniels

BrandonBloom • Level 18: 6,000-12,000, 12,000 ante
Hyo Joo
Hyo Joo

With roughly 240,000 in the pot on a {k-Diamonds}{8-Spades}{8-Hearts}{7-Hearts} board, Hyo Joo bet 75,000, and Jake Daniels called.

The {9-Diamonds} completed the board and Joo bet 725,000. Daniels thought for a while before putting in the chips to call.

Joo tabled {k-Spades}{k-Hearts} and raked in the pot as Daniels mucked, although he later said he had {a-Spades}{a-Hearts}.

"It all started with ace-three," Daniels mentioned, referring to an earlier hand where Joo was dominated but hit a three-outer to keep his tournament life alive, and Joo now chips up to over two million near the end of the day.

Hyo Joo us
Hyo Joo
us 2,080,000 1,390,000
Jake Daniels US
Jake Daniels
US 305,000 -745,000

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Five More Hands

Chad_Holloway • Level 18: 6,000-12,000, 12,000 ante

The tournament staff just announced that each table will play five more hands before bagging and tagging on Day 3 of the 2022 Wynn Millions. Stay tuned for some chip counts and a recap of today's action.

Goodbye, Mr. Anderson

Chad_Holloway • Level 18: 6,000-12,000, 12,000 ante

Francis Anderson got his stack of approximately 400,000 all in preflop and was flipping for his tournament life against Daniel Moran.

Francis Anderson: {q-Diamonds}{q-Clubs}
Daniel Moran: {a-Hearts}{k-Hearts}

It was a classic race and Anderson was just looking to hold to stay alive. Unfortunately for him, that proved easier said than done as the board ran out {10-Spades}{k-Diamonds}{7-Diamonds}{10-Clubs}{5-Diamonds} to send him out the door in 56th place for $38,384.

Daniel Moran gb
Daniel Moran
gb 1,000,000 400,000
Francis Anderson us
Francis Anderson
us Busted

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Ladines Doubles Through Joo

BrandonBloom • Level 18: 6,000-12,000, 12,000 ante

With roughly 130,000 in the pot on a {a-Diamonds}{q-Hearts}{10-Diamonds}{3-Spades} board, Joshua Ladines had about 90,000 already committed to the pot and was facing a jam by Hyo Joo. After some time, Ladines called for his 325,000 chips.

Joshua Ladines: {q-Spades}{10-Hearts}
Hyo Joo: {9-Diamonds}{8-Diamonds}

Ladines was ahead but needed to fade outs, and the {10-Clubs} completed the board to improve him to a boat and secure his double.

Joshua Ladines us
Joshua Ladines
us 780,000 450,000
Hyo Joo us
Hyo Joo
us 690,000 -530,000

Defending Champ Moreno Still Cruising

JonSofen • Level 18: 6,000-12,000, 12,000 ante
Andrew Moreno
Andrew Moreno

Andrew Moreno won the Wynn Millions $10 million guaranteed no-limit hold'em tournament last summer for over $1.4 million.

The San Diego native is not only still in it again with just 58 players remaining, but he's sitting in front of a solid stack at nearly 750,000.

Could we have a repeat performance? If so, it would go down as one of the greatest accomplishments in poker history.

Andrew Moreno us
Andrew Moreno
us 745,000 -105,000

Tags: Andrew Moreno