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$10,000 Main Event [$10,000,000 GTD]
Day 5 Completed

Vanessa Kade Leads 2022 Wynn Millions Main Event Final Table

BrandonBloom • Level 25: 30,000-60,000, 60,000 ante
Vanessa Kade
Vanessa Kade

The penultimate day of the 2022 Wynn Millions Main Event wrapped up on Thursday after three hours of play, and in a tournament that attracted a total of 1,075 runners, who generated a $10,105,000 prize pool, only nine players remain in contention for the $1,655,952 first-place prize.

Vanessa Kade bagged the chip lead with a stack of 10,355,000 at the end of Day 5, while Alex Livingston (9,000,000) isn’t far behind. Tony Tran (6,145,000) rounds out the top three.

2022 Wynn Millions Final Table

 SEATPLAYERCOUNTRYCHIP COUNTBIG BLINDS
 1Tony TranUnited States6,145,000102
 2Tony SinishtajUnited States4,470,00075
 3Vanessa KadeCanada10,355,000173
 4Alex LivingstonCanada9,000,000150
 5Neng LeeUnited States300,0005
 6Isaac KemptonUnited States4,345,00072
 7Roland ShenUnited States2,875,00048
 8Michael StemberaUnited States3,835,00064
 9Sean PerryUnited States1,700,00028

Tony Sinishtaj (4,470,000), Isaac Kempton (4,345,000), and Michael Stembera (3,835,000) will begin Friday's final day in the middle of the pack. Kempton started Day 5 as chip leader and lost some chips overall, but will still have a healthy stack going into the final day.

The bottom three stacks were bagged by Roland Shen (2,875,000), Sean Perry (1,700,000), and Neng Lee (300,000), who will begin the final table as the clear short stack with five big blinds, while the average stack heading into the finale is just under 80 big blinds.

Alex Livingston
Alex Livingston

The day began with 16 players, and moved swiftly with a double knockout to eliminate Shankar Pillai (16th - $94,272) and Debbie Lee (15th - $108,602). Livingston had picked up aces and held against his opponent’s inferior pocket pairs to soar up the leaderboard.

United Kingdom’s Daniel Moran (14th - $108,602) was next to make his way to the payout desk after running into Tran’s rockets, and Ian Matakis (13th - $125,326) made his exit after calling on each street with his top pair, while Kade triple-barreled and rivered a straight.

Another double knockout occurred near the end of the day as Shaun Deeb (12th - $125,326) and France’s Sylvain Loosli (11th - $145,755) fell short of the final table, with Livingston again being on the winning side of it with his pocket nines.

Belgian Thomas Boivin (10th - $145,755) was the chip leader at the end of Day 3 and just missed out on the final table, after getting his short stack in with king-nine against Kade’s ace-jack and failing to improve to the winning hand.

The final day will begin with 86:00 remaining in Level 25 with blinds at 30,000/60,000/60,000, and although the nine contenders already have $171,280 locked up, all eyes will be on the $1,655,952 first-place prize and the glamorous Wynn Millions trophy.

Stay tuned as the PokerNews live reporting team will be back tomorrow to bring you updates of the final table action.

Tags: Alex LivingstonIsaac KemptonMichael StemberaNeng LeeRoland ShenSean PerryTony SinishtajTony TranVanessa Kade

Final Table Redraw

connorrichards • Level 25: 30,000-60,000, 60,000 ante
 SEATPLAYERCOUNTRYCHIP COUNT
 1Tony TranUnited States6,145,000
 2Tony SinishtajUnited States4,470,000
 3Vanessa KadeCanada10,355,000
 4Alex LivingstonCanada9,000,000
 5Neng LeeUnited States300,000
 6Isaac KemptonUnited States4,345,000
 7Roland ShenUnited States2,875,000
 8Michael StemberaUnited States3,835,000
 9Sean PerryUnited States1,700,000

Thomas Boivin Eliminated in 10th Place ($145,755)

connorrichards • Level 25: 30,000-60,000, 60,000 ante
Thomas Boivin
Thomas Boivin

Thomas Boivin opened to 325,000 to leave himself with less than that behind. The action folded around the Vanessa Kade in the big blind.

"You look very pretty today," Boivin said with a cheeky grin as Kade peeled her cards.

"Awe, thank you — Wait, you're saying that because it's my turn to act!" Kade said. "Now I feel like I have to raise."

Kade raised to put Boivin all-in and he called off for his tournament life.

Thomas Boivin: {k-Hearts}{9-Hearts}
Vanessa Kade: {a-Hearts}{j-Hearts}

The flop came {a-Spades}{5-Diamonds}{9-Diamonds} to give Kade the lead with a pair of aces but to give Boivin hope with a pair of nines. The board finished out {2-Clubs}{4-Hearts} to give the pot to Kade and to send Boivin out in 10th place for $145,755.

Boivin's elimination marks the end of Day 5. Stay tuned for a full recap of the day's events.

Vanessa Kade ca
Vanessa Kade
ca 10,355,000 375,000
Thomas Boivin be
Thomas Boivin
be Busted

Tags: Thomas BoivinVanessa Kade

Level:
25
Blinds:
30,000/60,000
Ante:
60,000

Break

BrandonBloom • Level 24: 25,000-50,000, 50,000 ante

Players are now on a 10-minute break.

Shaun Deeb Eliminated in 12th Place ($125,326); Sylvain Loosli Eliminated in 11th Place ($145,755)

connorrichards • Level 24: 25,000-50,000, 50,000 ante
Shaun Deeb
Shaun Deeb

Shaun Deeb was under the gun and opened to around 400,000 with just 10,000 behind. Sylvain Loosli re-shoved a stack of around 1,300,000 as the player next to act.

The action folded to Alex Livingston in the big blind, who called with both players covered. Deeb also called with his last 10,000.

Shaun Deeb: {a-Diamonds}{10-Clubs}
Sylvain Loosli: {8-Hearts}{8-Spades}
Alex Livingston: {9-Clubs}{9-Hearts}

The flop of {j-Diamonds}{7-Spades}{6-Spades} left Livingston ahead with nines, and the board finished out {q-Clubs}{2-Diamonds} to score him another double-knockout today and send Deeb and Loosli to the rail.

Deeb had the smaller stack and took the 12th place finish for $125,326, while Loosli took 11th and earned a pay jump to $145,755.

Sylvain Loosli
Sylvain Loosli
Alex Livingston ca
Alex Livingston
ca 9,000,000 1,600,000
Shaun Deeb us
Shaun Deeb
us Busted
Sylvain Loosli fr
Sylvain Loosli
fr Busted

Tags: Alex LivingstonShaun DeebSylvain Loosli

Ian Matakis Eliminated in 13th Place ($125,326)

BrandonBloom • Level 24: 25,000-50,000, 50,000 ante
Ian Matakis
Ian Matakis

Ian Matakis opened to 125,000 on the button and Vanessa Kade three-bet to 425,000 in the small blind. The big blind folded and Matakis called.

The dealer spread the {k-Diamonds}{7-Diamonds}{4-Spades} flop and Kade led for 375,000. Matakis called.

The {8-Clubs} fell on the turn and Kade led for 1,000,000. Matakis called again.

The {5-Clubs} completed the board and Kade announced she was all-in. Matakis thought about it, and ultimately moved chips over the line to signify a call.

Kade turned over {a-Spades}{6-Spades} for a rivered straight to claim the massive pot over the {k-Spades}{q-Spades} of Matakis.

A count confirmed Kade had Matakis' 2,630,000 chips slightly covered, and Matakis was eliminated in 13th place for $125,326.

Vanessa Kade ca
Vanessa Kade
ca 9,070,000 5,370,000
Ian Matakis us
Ian Matakis
us Busted

Tags: Ian MatakisVanessa Kade