$10,000 Main Event [$10,000,000 GTD]
Jour 6 a débuté
$10,000 Main Event [$10,000,000 GTD]
Jour 6 a débuté
This year's Main Event attracted many of poker's biggest and brightest stars to generate a total prize pool of $10,105,000 off of 1,075 entries, and now only nine players remain as Vanessa Kade leads the pack with 10,355,000 chips.
|SEAT||PLAYER||COUNTRY||CHIP COUNT||BIG BLINDS|
|1||Tony Tran||United States||6,145,000||102|
|2||Tony Sinishtaj||United States||4,470,000||75|
|5||Neng Lee||United States||300,000||5|
|6||Isaac Kempton||United States||4,345,000||72|
|7||Roland Shen||United States||2,875,000||48|
|8||Michael Stembera||United States||3,835,000||64|
|9||Sean Perry||United States||1,700,000||28|
Just a bit behind Kade on the leaderboard is fellow Canadian Alex Livingston (9,000,000), while Tony Tran (6,145,000) will come into the day third in chips. Tony Sinishtaj (4,470,000), Isaac Kempton (4,345,000), and Michael Stembera (3,835,000) are in the middle of the pack with a bit under the average stack of 80 big blinds.
Roland Shen (2,875,000) and Sean Perry (1,700,000) find themselves near the bottom of the standings, although they will have room to play. Neng Lee (300,000) will begin the final table as the clear short stack with only five big blinds and will be looking to make an improbable run.
The day will begin with 86:00 remaining in Level 25 with blinds at 30,000/60,000/60,000.
The remaining players have already cashed for a minimum of $171,280 but all eyes are on the $1,655,952 first-place prize, in addition to the glamorous Wynn Millions Main Event trophy.
Stay tuned as the PokerNews live reporting team brings you all the final table action until a winner is crowned.
Tony Tran enters the final table third in chips with 6,145,000.
Residing in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the self-proclaimed 76ers fanatic and two-time World Poker Tour (WPT) Champ will be looking to navigate his way through the final table, as only eight players stand between him and the trophy.
According to The Hendon Mob, Tran has over $1.5 million in live tournament cashes and could more than double that with a win here. His previous biggest cash was $341,486 for winning the $ 5,000 No Limit Hold'em - WPT bestbet Bounty Scramble Main Event back in 2018.
Final table tomorrow! Bagged 6.145M from 1.635M to start the day. 1.6555555 Milllllllly! @WynnPoker @PokerNews https://t.co/LM15ngiGUR— Tony Tran (@Tonytranpokr)
Tony Sinishtaj will be coming into the final table sitting fourth in chips with 4,470,000.
The New York resident began Day 5 with just over four million chips and added a small amount to his stack to bring a healthy amount into the final day. Sinishtaj made a deep run in the previous Wynn Millions Main Event, but that journey ended in 42nd place for $57,952.
According to The Hendon Mob, Sinishtaj has over $1.7 million in live tournament winnings, and his previous biggest score came in March of 2017 in the $3,500 No Limit Hold'em World Poker Tour (WPT) Showdown Championship, which he took down for $661,283.
A top-three finish today will secure him a new career best.
Canadian poker pro Vanessa Kade comes into the final table as the chip leader with more than 170 big blinds.
According to The Hendon Mob, Kade has close to half a million in live tournament earnings, although the online scene is where she has seen the majority of her success.
Last year, she topped a massive field of 69,876 entries in the PokerStars Sunday Million 15th Anniversary tournament with an online alias of "Niffller", where she took home the $1,514,920 first-place prize, although a win today could see her even surpass that score.
Kade chipped up to 345,000 on the first day of the tournament, but didn't fare as well on the second day and actually lost chips. She regained those chips and then some on Day 3 but still was a shorter stack. Day 4 is when she really started to gain momentum and multiplied her chips by a factor of more than seven, finishing with a top-five stack.
On Day 5, she soared to the top of the leaderboard after eliminating Ian Matakis near the end of the day, and she takes that lead into the final table.
Alex Livingston will be headed into the final table second in chips with 9,000,000, and will be sitting one seat to the left of chip leader Vanessa Kade.
Livingston has nearly $5 million in live tournament cashes according to The Hendon Mob, with a large majority of that coming from his third-place finish in the 2019 World Series of Poker (WSOP) Main Event for $4 million.
Hailing from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Livingston now resides in Vegas and is a self-proclaimed struggling golfer and avid skier, in addition to being a former chess champion.
Livingston ended Day 3 with 495,000 chips and finished Day 4 with 2,270,000. He had a very prosperous Day 5 by scoring two double knockouts, one in the beginning of the day and one near the end of the day, leaving him with 150 big blinds heading into the finale.
Neng Lee enters the final table as the clear short stack with only five big blinds, but anything is possible as he will attempt to make a run.
Lee has $173,880 in live tournament earnings according to The Hendon Mob, and he has already locked up $171,280 in this tournament to nearly double that number. No matter the finish, his result in this tournament will smash his previous-best score of $46,000 way back in 2008.
Lee bagged 460,000 chips at the conclusion of Day 3 and bagged 960,000 at the end of Day 4 as the second-shortest stack. Lee will have even fewer chips to work with to begin the final table, but the California-native hopes a "chip and a chair" story is on the horizon.
Isaac Kempton entered Day 4 with a new look with a freshly shaven head and ran up his stack to end the day as chip leader, though he lost some of those chips on Day 5 to enter the final table fifth in chips with 4,345,000.
Kempton, originally from Delaware, entered the live tournament scene with a bang in February 2020 when he took down the World Series of Poker (WSOP) Circuit Seminole Hard Rock Tampa Main Event for $290,974.
That win marked his first Hendon Mob entry and he has since earned six more entries to give him $391,085 in earnings.
This is not Kempton’s first deep run in the Wynn Millions as he finished 92nd in 2021’s inaugural event to earn a cash of $31,842.
Kempton already has his second-largest live score locked up and could earn his biggest score ever if he finishes in sixth place or better.
San Jose, California’s Roland Shen will start Day 6 with a stack of 2,875,000 as he looks to continue his hot run in the Wynn Millions Main Event.
While Shen’s short Hendon Mob page only consists of six cashes, those few cashes have racked him up $289,720 in tournament earnings. That includes a second-place finish in the 2018 World Series of Poker (WSOP) Circuit Thunder Valley Main Event for $116,706.
More recently, Shen finished second in $10,000 No Limit Hold'em - Aria High Roller 38 as part of the 2021 PokerGO Tour Aria High Roller Series, which earned him a payday of $138,000. That means Shen already has his biggest-ever live cash locked up as $171,280 is the prize for ninth place.
Only time will tell if Shen’s seventh Hendon Mob entry will also be his first first-place finish in a live tournament.
The ponytail-sporting Michael Stembera enters the final table sixth in chips with a stack of 3,835,000 as he looks to earn his biggest-ever tournament score.
Stembera, a native of San Antonio, Texas, has $558,447 in lifetime earnings that includes a first-place finish in $1,000 + 100 No Limit Hold'em - Seniors (Event #1) at the 2019 World Poker Tour - WPT Five Diamond World Poker Classic for $40,970.
Stembera biggest cash came in 2014 when he finished 70th in the World Series of Poker (WSOP) Main Event for $103,025. That means Stembera already has his largest cash locked up as $171,280 is the payout for ninth place.
Stembera stayed relatively quiet throughout Day 5, but we will see if that changes at the final table.