Maria Ho, Ari Engel among Wynn Millions Day 4 chip leaders

Maria Ho, Ari Engel among Wynn Millions Day 4 chip leaders
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Geoff Fisk
Posted on: July 01, 2021 09:01 PDT

Money bubble bursts Wednesday, and 61 players return today in the $10,000 buy-in mega-event

Day 3 played to its conclusion Wednesday at the $10,000 Wynn Millions, with several big names heading to the payout window. The tournament advanced into the payout structure on Day 3, with 134 spots paid among the 1,328 entries in the massive event at Wynn/Encore in Las Vegas.

Some of the names that exited the with a cash finish represent the most notable names in the game. Plenty of poker superstars remain among the 61 players still in contention, however, and the payouts begin to take some serious jumps as the tournament winds down to its completion.

Mario Ho, Ari Engel, Daniel Sepiol, and Dylan Linde all bagged significant stacks at the end of Day 3. Both members of the Alex Foxen/ Kristen Bicknell power duo still remain in play as well.

Here’s a look at some of the notable names entering Day 4 of the Wynn Millions, which resumes at noon local time today:

$10,000 Wynn Millions Day 4 notable chip counts

Player Name* Chip Count**
Anthony Marquez 1,925,000
Ralph Perry 1,915,000
Maria Ho 1,735,000
Ari Engel 1,570,000
Daniel Sepiol 1,430,000
Dylan Linde 1,200,000
Tom Marchese 980,000
Frank Funaro 905,000
Andrew Moreno 890,000
Cliff Josephy 875,000
Kristen Bicknell 745,000
Alex Foxen 440,000
Jared Jaffee 420,000
Art Papazyan 315,000
Jesse Sylvia 305,000

Maria Ho looking for a career-high score at the Wynn Millions

One of poker’s most prominent personalities ended Day 3 with a top-five chip stack. Maria Ho strikes an almost ubiquitous presence as a commentator and interviewer on PokerGO, but she’s been stacking big at the poker table throughout the Wynn Millions.

Ho entered the Wynn Millions with more than $4 million in career live tournament earnings. Her biggest cash to date came at the 2011 World Series of Poker $5,000 No-Limit Hold’em event, with Ho finishing second for $540,020.

While three days of play still remain at the Wynn Millions, Ho stands in prime position to capture a career-best tournament cash. The blinds will resume at 10,000/20,000/20,000 on Day 4, with Ho (1,735,000) coming back to 86 big blinds in front of her.

If Ho can finish the Wynn Millions with a fourth-place showing or better, she would top her previous career-high tournament cash. Here’s a look at the payouts that await the eventual final table finishers at the Wynn Millions:

$10,000 Wynn Millions final table payout structure

Place Prize
1 $2,018,666
2 $1,248,886
3 $871,314
4 $619,160
5 $456,629
6 $360,140
7 $289,361
8 $240,302
9 $202,765

Daniel Negreanu falls on the wrong side of fortune

The Wynn Millions paid out places 62 through 134 on Day 3. Among those players eliminated in the money was Daniel Negreanu, who began Day 3 with more than 100 big blinds.

The six-time WSOP bracelet winner had to hit the rail on Wednesday, however, going away with a 114-place finish and a $27,099 payday. According to a Wednesday tweet from Negreanu, the cards didn’t fall the way of the poker legend on Day 3:

“Had heaps in Wynn Millions and min cashed,” Negreanu tweeted. “JJ lose 79dd all in preflop AKss lose to AQ when Q hit river for big one. Then lose AQcc to 99 flip so instead of chiplead, it’s on to the next one. events tomorrow.”

It looks like Negreanu will spend his Thursday entering the WSOP Online series, which begins a run of 33 bracelet events today.

Other big names cashing and hitting the exit on Day 3 were Robert Mizrachi (67th - $41,997), David “ODB” Baker (68th - $41,997), Jason Koon (79th - $38,179), Connor Drinan (82nd - $34,708), Kathy Liebert (116th - $27,099), John Hennigan (119th - $25,091), and Ryan Riess (124th - $25,091).

Anthony Marquez (1,925,000) and Ralph Perry (1,915,000) ended Day 3 as the top two chip leaders of the Wynn Millions. Ari Engel (1,570,000) also goes into Day 4 as one of the top ten stacks in the room.

Day 4 is scheduled for six 90-minute levels today. Day 5 resumes Friday and plays to a nine-handed final table, and the final nine come back Saturday, July 3, and play to a champion.

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