Wynn Millions: 18 players remain as Day 5 begins today

Geoff Fisk
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Posted on: July 2, 2021 7:40 pm EDT

$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 NameChip Count*
Clayton Maguire4,930,000
Salim Admon4,575,000
Phillip Shing4,320,000
Dylan Smith4,140,000
Julian Milliard3,865,000
Sandeep Pulusani3,845,000
Jaime Cervantes3,720,000
Santiago Soriano3,685,000
Yiming Li3,605,000
Andrew Moreno3,255,000
Toby Lewis2,665,000
Ilyas Muradi2,300,000
Anthony Huntsman2,100,000
Jesse Yaginuma1,915,000
Valentyn Shabelnyk1,720,000
Hyon Kim1,180,000
Joe Kuether825,000
Anthony Marquez825,000
*Chip counts courtesy of PokerNews

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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