2023 Wynn Millions

$3,500 Main Event
Day: 1c
Event Info

2023 Wynn Millions

Final Results
Winning Hand
Event Info
Prize Pool
Level Info
300,000 / 600,000
Players Info - Day 1c
Players Left

$3,500 Main Event

Day 1c Completed

Rick Biever Finishes On Top of Day 1c in the $3,500 Main Event

Level 10 : Blinds 1,000/2,000, 2,000 ante
Rick Biever
Rick Biever

Day 1c has drawn to a close in the $3,500 Main Event at the 2023 Wynn Millions and it was the largest starting flight of the three. A total of 560 entries were recorded today with 156 players advancing to Day 2c on Tuesday, March 7th. There was no issue with reaching the $3,000,000 guaranteed prize pool that was put up by the Wynn Resort and Casino.

Over the course of three starting flights, there were a total of 1,314 entries that filtered their way through the registration desk. That generated a prize pool of $4,171,950 that will be up for grabs over the coming days. An unofficial number of 363 players will be returning to the felt over the next couple of days, looking to progress toward the money bubble that will take place on Day 3.

When Day 1c came to an end near the midnight hour, it was Rick Biever who emerged as the chip leader with a stack of 483,000 chips. Biever said after the conclusion that he was sitting on a subpar stack for the majority of the day, but when the final two levels rolled around, it was hard for him to lose a pot. Biever catapulted up the leaderboard in the latter stages to put himself in a great position heading to Day 2c.

The North Carolina native just started playing poker more seriously during the pandemic and often splits his time at the felt in Cherokee or in Las Vegas. Biever is just starting to add to his poker resume and will be looking to add a big score to his list of accomplishments when this tournament wraps up.

He will be joined by many other notable big stacks that pushed their way through the madness of Day 1c including Yuval Bronshtein who finished just behind Biever with 434,000 chips. Lenard Adams was the chip leader for most of the day but lost a couple of pots in the final hands of the night to slip back to 392,500 chips.

Once again, the field was littered with familiar faces at every table and a vast majority of them were able to find a bag and advance to the next stage of the tournament. They will all get a day off tomorrow but some of those to keep an eye on when they return to the felt include Lily Kiletto (325,000), Kathy Liebert (257,000), Noah Bronstein (216,000), and 2014 WSOP Main Event champion Martin Jacobson (204,000).

Top 10 Leaderboard from Day 1c

RankPlayerCountryChip Count
1Rick BieverUnited States483,000
2Yuval BronshteinIsrael434,000
3Lenard AdamsUnited States382,500
4Jacob PowersUnited States343,500
5Ronald SullivanUnited States339,000
6Andrew EspositoUnited States335,500
7Andros IoakimidesUnited States332,000
8Lily KilettoUnited States325,000
9Pierre De AlmeidaFrance304,500
10Pierce McKellarUnited States282,000

The cards will go back in the air tomorrow for Day 2ab at 12 p.m. noon local time where 203 players from the first two flights will be taking their seats. The blinds will be resuming on level 11 at 1,500/2,500 and a 2,500 big blind ante. The levels will be increased to 90 minutes going forward but only five levels will be on the schedule for Day 2.

There will be a 15-minute break after each level and a 60-minute dinner break after the fourth level of the day. All of those players that bag up chips tomorrow will be returning on Wednesday, March 8th when they will join the survivors of Day 2c for the first time. The money bubble is expected to burst at some point on Day 3 and a full list of the payouts will be posted tomorrow.

The PokerNews live reporting team will be with you all the way to bring you the latest updates and all of the action from around the room.

Tags: Kathy LiebertLenard AdamsLily KilettoMartin JacobsonNoah BronsteinRick BieverYuval Bronshtein

Assorted End of Day Chip Counts (full)

Level 10 : Blinds 1,000/2,000, 2,000 ante
Player Chips Progress
Rick Biever us
Rick Biever
483,000 483,000
Yuval Bronshtein il
Yuval Bronshtein
434,000 434,000
WSOP 2X Winner
Lenard Adams us
Lenard Adams
382,500 -15,500
Jacob Powers us
Jacob Powers
Ronald Sullivan us
Ronald Sullivan
339,000 299,500
Andrew Esposito us
Andrew Esposito
335,500 335,500
Andros Ioakimides us
Andros Ioakimides
332,000 332,000
Lily Kiletto us
Lily Kiletto
325,000 50,000
Pierre De Almeida fr
Pierre De Almeida
304,500 304,500
Pierce McKellar us
Pierce McKellar
Bob Buckenmayer us
Bob Buckenmayer
Ben Boston us
Ben Boston
Zachary Camp us
Zachary Camp
Sam Rashid
Sam Rashid
Duane Blanchard us
Duane Blanchard
Anes Kovacevic us
Anes Kovacevic
Bin Weng us
Bin Weng
260,500 98,500
WPT 2X Winner
Kathy Liebert
Kathy Liebert
257,000 2,000
Neil Chriss
Neil Chriss
Nathan Russler us
Nathan Russler
Lukas Pazha
Lukas Pazha
Max Kingstone us
Max Kingstone
230,000 190,000
Harrison Ashdown us
Harrison Ashdown
227,000 4,000
Brandon Eisen us
Brandon Eisen
Blue Rannefeld us
Blue Rannefeld
217,000 134,000

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Liebert Gets Some Back

Level 10 : Blinds 1,000/2,000, 2,000 ante

In a heads-up pot with close to 25,000 in the middle on a board showing {10-Spades}{9-Spades}{4-Clubs}{9-Diamonds}, the cutoff checked to Kathy Liebert on the button who tossed out 15,000. The cutoff made the call and the pair saw the {a-Clubs} river.

The cutoff checked again and Liebert sized to 40,000. Her opponent went deep in the tank, but after close to a minute let their hand go and the pot was sent to Liebert.

Player Chips Progress
Kathy Liebert
Kathy Liebert
255,000 20,000

Tags: Kathy Liebert

Apter Finishes Off Mckiernan

Level 10 : Blinds 1,000/2,000, 2,000 ante

Michael Mckiernan opened to 4,000 from under the gun and Brett Apter reraised to 12,000 on his left. The action folded back to Mckiernan who shoved all in for a little over 50,000 and Apter snap-called.

Michael Mckiernan: {a-Spades}{j-Spades}
Brett Apter: {a-Clubs}{k-Spades}

The board ran out {q-Clubs}{9-Hearts}{8-Diamonds}{9-Diamonds}{9-Clubs} and despite Mckiernan thinking he chopped the pot, he was eliminated with a worse ace than Apter. It was a rough go for Mckiernan in the last couple of levels after coming in as one of the top stacks but failing to advance to Day 2.

Player Chips Progress
Brett Apter us
Brett Apter
202,000 109,700
WSOP 1X Winner
Michael Mckiernan us
Michael Mckiernan

Tags: Michael MckiernanBrett Apter

Tran Puts Pressure On Liebert

Level 10 : Blinds 1,000/2,000, 2,000 ante
JC Tran
JC Tran

Kathy Liebert opened the action to 4,000 from the cutoff and both the small blind and JC Tran in the big blind made the call.

The flop fanned out {j-Diamonds}{10-Hearts}{3-Hearts} and all three players checked their options to the {k-Hearts} turn. The small blind checked to Tran who took the lead with a sizing of 9,000 and only Liebert came along.

The {5-Spades} completed the board and Tran slid out a bet of 23,000. Liebert went well into the tank, contemplating for several minutes. In the end, Liebert folded and the pot was sent to Tran.

Player Chips Progress
Kathy Liebert
Kathy Liebert
235,000 -72,000
JC Tran us
JC Tran
175,000 154,000

Tags: JC TranKathy Liebert

Jacobson Forced to Let One Go

Level 10 : Blinds 1,000/2,000, 2,000 ante

Martin Jacobson was heads-up on the turn with the board reading {j-Clubs}{10-Hearts}{3-Diamonds}{10-Spades} and a little less than 20,000 in the middle. Jacobson fired out a bet of 12,000 in middle position and was called by the button.

The {8-Hearts} completed the board and Jacobson splashed in another bet of 24,000. His opponent raised to 62,000, leaving less than 30,000 behind. Jacobson dipped into the tank for a couple of minutes but eventually let his hand go.

Player Chips Progress
Martin Jacobson se
Martin Jacobson
259,000 -29,000
WSOP Main Event Champion
WSOP 1X Winner

Tags: Martin Jacobson

Zanot Shoves River

Level 10 : Blinds 1,000/2,000, 2,000 ante

In a heads-up pot with 12,000 in the middle on a flop showing {a-Diamonds}{q-Diamonds}{a-Clubs}, the small blind checked to Thomas Zanot in the cutoff who bet out 3,000 and his opponent made the call.

On the {5-Diamonds} turn both players checked their options to the {3-Diamonds} river. The small blind elected to lead out for 12,000 and Zanot pondered his decision before eventually announcing all in for close to 80,000 effective. The small blind quickly let their hand go and the pot was sent to Zanot.

Player Chips Progress
Thomas Zanot us
Thomas Zanot
110,000 42,000

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Kiletto Spikes a Set to Crack Mckiernan

Level 10 : Blinds 1,000/2,000, 2,000 ante
Lily Kiletto
Lily Kiletto

There was a raise to 4,500 in middle position and the button called. Lily Kiletto also called from the small blind and Michael Mckiernan reraised to 21,000 from the big blind. The initial raiser called and Kiletto came along as well.

The flop fell {q-Hearts}{5-Diamonds}{4-Spades} and Kiletto checked to Mckiernan who continued with a large bet of 52,000. It folded to Kiletto who jammed all in for 97,000 and Mckiernan quickly called.

Lily Kiletto: {4-Hearts}{4-Diamonds}
Michael Mckiernan: {k-Hearts}{k-Diamonds}

Kiletto flopped a set to take the lead against Mckiernan's pocket kings. The {9-Spades} and {5-Spades} runout changed nothing and Kiletto got a massive double-up in the last level of the night.

Player Chips Progress
Lily Kiletto us
Lily Kiletto
275,000 211,800
Michael Mckiernan us
Michael Mckiernan
63,500 -96,500

Tags: Lily KilettoMichael Mckiernan