March 10, 2022
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.
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.
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
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Day 5 Action
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.
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