$10,000 tournament plays down to a final table at Wynn/Encore Friday
The 1,328 entries that originally filled the field in the Wynn Millions are down to the final two tables. Only 18 players remain in the $10,000 buy-in tournament, which resumes today at Wynn/Encore in Las Vegas.
All remaining players will earn at least the 18th-place payout of $97,724, with $2,018,666 on the line for the first-place prize. Today’s Day 5 action will see the tournament play down to a final table.
The final nine then return Saturday and play to a champion. The $10,000 buy-in Wynn Millions presented one of the most ambitious live tournaments in the history of poker, with a $10 million guaranteed prize pool.
The actual prize pool far surpassed $10 million, hitting $12,483,200. Here’s a look at the payout structure for the top 18 places in the Wynn Millions:
$10,000 Wynn Millions payout structure
Clayton Maguire ends Day 4 with the tournament chip lead
Thursday’s Day 4 action began with many of poker’s most famous names still in contention for the championship. The field trimmed from 61 at the start of Day 4 to 18 by the end of play Thursday.
Some of the players exiting the tournament on Day 4 included Maria Ho (20th – $97,274), Jesse Sylvia (21st – $84,956), Cliff Josephy (27th – $74,522), Jared Jaffee (30th – $65,485), and Tom Marchese (38th – $57,952).
Clayton Maguire ended Day 4 with 4.93 million chips, and that stack is tops in the room as the tournament resumes today. The chip counts for the final 18 players heading into Day 5 look like this:
$10,000 Wynn Millions Day 5 chip counts
|Player Name||Chip Count*|
Other names hitting the rail on Day 4 included Ari Engel (41st – $57,952), Kristen Bicknell (53rd – $51,650), Alex Foxen (57th – $46,406), and Aram Zobian (60th – $46,404).
Check back with Poker.org for continuing coverage of the Wynn Millions, as the final stages of the tournament play out this weekend.
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