The Wynn Millions Main Event came to an end tonight with Tony Sinishtaj crowned in first place. The two big names at the table Sean Perry and Vanessa Kade did well, coming 8th and 4th respectively, but failed to close the deal.
The final table was reached at the end of Day 5 when Thomas Boivin became the FT bubble boy, earning $145,755. The play closed after Boivin packed up.
With the event having just beaten its $10 million dollar guarantee, first place was set to win $1,655,952.
The tourney restarted this morning (Day 6 of the event) with Kade in pole position, sitting behind 10.3 million in chips. She was closely followed by her fellow Canadian, Alex Livingstone with 9.0 million in chips.
At the bottom of the leaderboard was Neng Lee starting out with 300k. That was 5 big blinds at the start of the day. He quickly moved in, busting out in 9th for $171,280.
High-stakes regular Sean Perry came in eighth for $202,908, jumping to third place on the PokerGO Tour Leaderboard with 881 total points. Perry is now one decent cash behind Nick Petrangelo with 1,066 points and Ali Imsirovic with 1,020.
PokerGO News wrote, “with his eighth-place finish for $202,908 in the @WynnPoker #WynnMillions $10,000 Main Event, Sean Perry (@seanmperry1) now sits on top of the 2022 PGT leaderboard with 1,084 points.”
Narrowing the field
The action was pretty steady in pace for most of the duration of the final table — despite a six bet pot when the three top pocket pairs ran into each other. (“Six-bet pot in Wynn Millions Main Event! AA vs KK vs QQ,” tweeted Connor Richards, part of the media team at the event).
One by one the players fell. Roland Shen (7th – $244,541), Tony Tran (6th – $304,161), and Michael Stembera (5th – $390,053) hit the rail in turn.
That left Kade (still chip leader at this point) to play three other stacks. Four-handed play dragged on until a sudden upset in the status quo. Tony Sinishtaj, the short-stack, tripled up against Livingstone. Then he took the chip lead from Kade after she lay trips down against Sinishtaj. A few hands later, Sinishtaj busted Kade.
He was on a roll.
After that, the final table became a rapid back and forth with Livingstone’s stack yo-yoing up and down. Eventually, the string unraveled and stayed there. Livingstone got it in with KJos against Shinishtaj’s AKs and the board didn’t offer an upset.
Sinishtaj’s luck continued to hold and three hands later Isaac Kempton hit the rail in 2nd place.
Sinishtaj collected $1,655,952, almost doubling his total lifetime live cashes. Kempton took home $1,093,314 for second place.
Wynn Milllions $10 Million GTD Main Event complete final table results
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