2023 Wynn Millions

$3,500 Main Event
Day: 2c
Event Info

2023 Wynn Millions

Final Results
Winning Hand
Event Info
Prize Pool
Level Info
300,000 / 600,000
Players Info - Day 2c
Players Left

$3,500 Main Event

Day 2c Completed

Jacob Powers Soars Into Seven Figures to End Day 2c in the $3,500 Main Event

Level 14 : Blinds 3,000/5,000, 5,000 ante
Jacob Powers
Jacob Powers

It was another short day at the tables for players in Day 2c of the $3,500 Main Event at the 2023 Wynn Millions. After just four 90-minute levels, a field of 156 players was dwindled down to 68 who advanced to Day 3 tomorrow which begins at 12 p.m. local time. They will be joining the 89 players from Day 2ab for the first time as the money bubble approaches.

It was a back-and-forth day for the chip leaders who traded throughout the day but in the end, it was Jacob Powers who surged to the top of the leaderboard with a last-minute elimination of Irene Carey. Powers soared into the chip lead and will return for Day 3 as the only player with a seven-figure stack, bringing 1,082,000 chips back to the table. Powers started the day as one of the chip leaders but made sure he finished in the top spot.

Approaching the $1,000,000 mark on The Hendon Mob, Powers is recently coming off his career-high score of $500,000 for a third-place finish at the Lucky Hearts Poker Open Championship. A strong finish here over the coming days could push Powers over that milestone and he has put himself in the best position to do just that.

Giving him a run for his money throughout the day was Lenard Adams who bagged up an equally impressive 977,000 chips. Adams also entered the day as one of the big stacks and his chips continued to grow with each passing level. One of his biggest pots came when he eliminated the 2014 WSOP Main Event champion Martin Jacobson at the halfway point. Adams rivered a straight against Jacobson's two pair when all of the money went in the middle.

Speaking of chip leaders, Rick Biever entered Day 2c as the sole chip leader and put it in cruise control, finishing the day with a very similar stack to what he started with. Biever bagged up a stack of 484,000 chips and will still be in a good position to reach the money when the action resumes on Day 3.

The field of 156 players came into the day knowing they would be playing just four levels to ensure the money would be reached on Day 3. That number started dropping rather quickly in the opening level and continued to do so throughout the day. Some of the notables to bow out included Sean Winter, Landon Tice, Michael Wang, Cherish Andrews, Dylan Linde, and Joshua Faris.

There were still many familiar faces who advanced to Day 3 including Markus Gonsalves (680,000) who is just coming off a winning session in the Million Dollar Cash Game featured on No Gamble No Future. Others like Kristen Deardorff (378,000), JC Tran (334,000), Kathy Liebert (207,000), Gal Yifrach (167,000), and Lily Kiletto (157,000) will all be returning to fight for the money tomorrow.

Markus Gonsalves
Markus Gonsalves

The action will get back underway at 12 p.m. noon local time with the blinds resuming on level 15 at 3,000/6,000 and a 6,000 big blind ante. The levels will continue to be 90 minutes in length with a 15-minute break after each level. There are five levels scheduled for Day 3 with no dinner break and play is expected to finish around 9 p.m. depending on how long the money bubble takes.

The PokerNews live reporting team will be back on the tournament floor to bring you all of the live updates throughout the day including the hand-for-hand process on the money bubble.

Tags: Cherish AndrewsDylan LindeGal YifrachIrene CareyJacob PowersJC TranJoshua FarisKathy LiebertKristen DeardorffLandon TiceLenard AdamsLily KilettoMarkus GonsalvesMartin JacobsonMichael WangRick BieverSean Winter

Kordowski Runs a Bluff to End the Night

Level 14 : Blinds 3,000/5,000, 5,000 ante

Keith Kordowski raised it up from under the gun and was called by Noah Bronstein a couple of seats over. The flop came {j-Diamonds}{3-Clubs}{2-Spades} and Kordowski checked to Bronstein who bet 12,000. Kordowski check-raised to 45,000 and Bronstein called.

The turn brought the {10-Diamonds} and Kordowski pushed out a bet of 90,000. Bronstein still called and the {9-Diamonds} completed the board. Kordowski announced all for 429,000 as the big stack. Bronstein was sitting with a stack of 299,000 and had a decision for his tournament life. He thought for a couple of minutes but eventually laid his hand down.

Kordowski showed {a-Diamonds}{q-Clubs} for just ace-high which got a loud reaction from the rest of the table and a grin from Bronstein.

Player Chips Progress
Keith Kordowski us
Keith Kordowski
730,000 602,500
Noah Bronstein us
Noah Bronstein
299,000 -145,000

Tags: Keith KordowskiNoah Bronstein

Powers Busts Carey to Cross 1 Million Mark

Level 14 : Blinds 3,000/5,000, 5,000 ante
Jacob Powers
Jacob Powers

Action was heads up with {5-Spades}{3-Diamonds}{9-Diamonds} on the board when Jacob Powers bet 10,000. Irene Carey responded with a shove for what looked like 60,000 and Powers called without much hesitation.

Irene Carey: {5-}{4-}
Jacob Powers: {j-Spades}{9-Spades}

Powers was ahead with the better pair and the board ran out {6-Hearts}{9-Hearts} to secure the bust out at the end of the night to jump over the 1 million chip mark.

Player Chips Progress
Jacob Powers us
Jacob Powers
1,030,000 274,000
Irene Carey us
Irene Carey

Tags: Irene CareyJacob Powers

Bronstein Goes For it All

Level 14 : Blinds 3,000/5,000, 5,000 ante

Noah Bronstein opened to 10,000 under the gun and was called by the hijack only. The flop came {a-Spades}{8-Clubs}{4-Clubs} and both players checked through to the {q-Hearts} on the turn and the {6-Spades} on the river.

Bronstein finally led out with a bet of 25,000 and his opponent raised to 69,000. Bronstein responded by shoving all in and his opponent dipped into the tank with around 165,000 behind.

"I have a set," he repeated over and over. "One more minute guys, I promise." The clock was finally called and he eventually dumped his cards to the muck.

"Show the bluff!" many players at the table pleaded but Bronstein slid his cards to the muck.

"You didn't have a set," Bronstein chirped back.

"Set of sixes, promise!"

Player Chips Progress
Noah Bronstein us
Noah Bronstein
444,000 110,000

Tags: Noah Bronstein

Last Five Hands

Level 14 : Blinds 3,000/5,000, 5,000 ante

The tournament director has announced that five more hands will be played before the remaining players bag up for the night. There are currently 70 runners left in Day 2c.

Zajdner Coolers Apter in the Closing Minutes

Level 14 : Blinds 3,000/5,000, 5,000 ante
Brett Apter
Brett Apter

Brett Apter raised it up in the hijack and Mark Zajdner called from the small blind. The flop came {q-Clubs}{9-Diamonds}{4-Hearts} and Zajdner check-called a bet from Apter.

The {7-Spades} on the turn slowed the action as both players checked to the {q-Hearts} on the river. Zajdner checked once more and Apter counted out a bet of 40,000. Zajdner ripped all in and Apter didn't take long to call off his stack of around 190,000. Zajdner turned over {9-Hearts}{9-Clubs} for a full house and Apter was left with {k-Clubs}{q-Spades} for trip queens.

Player Chips Progress
Mark Zajdner ca
Mark Zajdner
530,000 325,000
Brett Apter us
Brett Apter
WSOP 1X Winner

Tags: Mark ZajdnerBrett Apter

Dowdy Pressures Bronshtein; Truong Gets Away From One

Level 14 : Blinds 3,000/5,000, 5,000 ante

Action was heads up with over 25,000 in the pot and {7-Diamonds}{6-Spades}{4-Hearts} on the board when David Dowdy checked from the small blind. Yuval Bronshtein fired 10,000 from the button, but Dowdy came back with a raise to 25,000. Bronshtein thought better of it and tossed his cards in the muck.

A few tables over, action was heads up with a big pile of chips in the middle and {k-Clubs}{2-Clubs}{5-Spades} on the board when Patrick Truong bet 35,000. Toan Nguyen made it 75,000 and that was too much for Truong so he gave up the pot. Nguyen has been chipping up today and he now sits above the 500,000 mark.

Player Chips Progress
Toan Nguyen nl
Toan Nguyen
535,000 205,000
David Dowdy us
David Dowdy
452,000 -61,000
Yuval Bronshtein il
Yuval Bronshtein
400,000 -65,000
WSOP 2X Winner
Patrick Truong us
Patrick Truong
154,000 -111,000

Tags: David DowdyPatrick TruongToan NguyenYuval Bronshtein

Gonsalves' Hand Gets Better and Better

Level 14 : Blinds 3,000/5,000, 5,000 ante

Max Kingstone raised to 11,000 in middle position and Markus Gonsalves defended his big blind. The flop came {j-Diamonds}{6-Hearts}{2-Diamonds} and Gonsalves check-called a bet of 10,000 from Kingstone.

The {9-Diamonds} rolled off on the turn and Gonsalves checked again. Kingstone tossed in a bet of 22,000 and Gonsalves still called. The {3-Diamonds} on the river put four diamonds on the board and both players tapped the table. Gonsalves flipped over {9-Spades}{6-Diamonds} for a flush, after making two pair on the turn, and Kingstone couldn't beat it.

Player Chips Progress
Markus Gonsalves us
Markus Gonsalves
725,000 67,000
WPT 1X Winner
Max Kingstone us
Max Kingstone
260,000 -158,000

Tags: Max KingstoneMarkus Gonsalves