Maguire starts and ends Day 5 with the chip lead
The path to the Wynn Millions championship went through its penultimate step on Friday night. The massive $10,000 buy-in tournament saw Day 5 action trim the original field of 1,328 entries trim down to the final nine players at Wynn/Encore in Las Vegas.
The day began with 18 players still in the mix, but now only the final table contenders remain. Clayton Maguire finished as the tournament chip leader for the second straight night, bagging 11,925,000.
The blinds will be at 60,000/120,000/120,000 when the Wynn Millions resumes with the final table. The action begins at noon local time, with the top prize of $2,018,666 on the line.
Here’s a look at the chip counts at the table when the Wynn Millions reconvenes tomorrow:
$10,000 Wynn Millions Final table chip counts
|Player Name||Chip Count*|
|Lion Yiming Lee||2,695,000|
Maguire aims for a career-high score
Maguire has cashed for six figures five different times in his poker career. Hs all-time best tournament showing came at the 2009 EPT Monte Carlo Grand Final €5,000 No-Limit Hold’em Six-Handed event, with Maguire winning the tournament for $368,159.
More recently, Maguire finishes 13th on the U.S. side of the 2020 World Series of Poker Main Event. Maguire enters Saturday’s final table with $1,489,246 in career earnings, and he could clinch the biggest payout of his career with a fifth-place finish or better.
Julian Milliard-Feral (8,350,000), Salim Admon (7,720,000), Jaime Cervantes (7,575,000), and Toby Lewis (4,980,000) round out the top five chip stacks among tomorrow’s final nine players.
Chip stack places six through nine include some tough competition for the tournament chip leaders. Joe Kuether (4,420,000), Andrew Moreno (2,825,000), Phillip Shing (2,740,000), and Lion Yiming Lee (2,695,000) all still hold enough chips to make a potential run at the Wynn Millions championship.
$10,000 Wynn Millions final table payout structure
Wynn/Encore aimed for an ambitious turnout when it announced the $10,000 buy-in, $10 million guaranteed Wynn Millions. The tournament has proven a resounding success, taking a place among the biggest prize pool tournaments in Las Vegas history.
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