2022 888poker XL Winter Series
$10,000 Wynn Millions ($10M GTD)
Days:
$10,000 Wynn Millions ($10M GTD)
Day 5 completed

Clayton Maguire Leads Final Table of Inaugural Wynn Millions

Chad_Holloway • Level 29: 60,000-120,000, 120,000 ante
Final 9
Final 9

On Friday, the $10,000 buy-in, $10,000,000 GTD Wynn Millions continued with the penultimate day of play. The remaining 18 players from a 1,328-entry field returned to play down to a final table, and after eight hours of play it was Clayton Maguire (11.925 million) leading the pack for the second night in a row.

According to The Hendon Mob, Maguire has nearly $1.5 million in lifetime earnings including a career-best $368,159 for winning the 2009 EPT Monte Carlo Grand Final. He also won a gold bracelet in 2016 when he won the World Series of Poker Online Event #66: $1,000 NLH for $210,279.

Others still in contention for the $2,018,866 first-place prize are Toby Lewis (4.98 million), Joe Kuether (4.42 million), and Andrew Moreno (2.825 million), just to name a few.

The Wynn Millions Final Table

SeatPlayerChip Count
1Toby Lewis4,980,000
2Joe Kuether4,420,000
3Lion Yiming Lee2,695,000
4Jaime Cervantes7,575,000
5Philip Shing2,740,000
6Clayton Maguire11,925,000
7Julian Milliard-Feral8,350,000
8Andrew Moreno2,825,000
9Salim Admon7,720,000

The first elimination of the day came when Dylan Smith got his stack all in on the turn with two pair aces and fours against Jaime Cervantes’ pair of aces. However, the river paired nines to counterfeit Smith sending him out the door in 18th place for $97,274.

Valentyn Shabelnyk bowed out in 17th after getting unlucky with ace-king against ace-queen all in preflop, and from there it’d take several hours for the next elimination to occur. It happened when WSOP bracelet winner Sandeep Pulusani jammed his short stack with ace-deuce suited only to run into the pocket sevens of Julian Milliard-Feral.

Not long after, Anthony Huntsman and World Poker Tour champ Ilyas Muradi exited in 15th and 14th place respectively, both taking home $128,645. Right after dinner, bracelet winner Anthony Marquez exited in 13th place when his pocket sevens lost a race to the ace-jack of Kuether.

Hyun Kim then lost a race of his own with pocket sixes falling to ace-seven to fall in 12th place, and he was followed out the door by Jesse Yaginuma, who got it in with pocket queens against Maguire’s tens only to see the latter turn a diamond flush.

Clayton Maguire
Clayton Maguire leads the final table.

The final elimination of the night was that of Santiago Soriano, who was primed to double with Big Slick against the ace-four of Milliard-Feral only to see the Frenchman pair his four on the turn.

With that, play came to an end with 27 minutes remaining in Level 29 (60,000/120,000/120,000), which is where things will pick up at the final table.

PokerNews will be back on Saturday at Noon local for the Day 6 finale action. Be sure to join us then as the 2021 Wynn Millions rolls on.

Remaining Wynn Millions Prizes

PlacePrize
1st$2,018,866
2nd$1,248,886
3rd$871,314
4th$619,160
5th$456,629
6th$360,140
7th$289,361
8th$240,302
9th$202,765

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Clayton Maguire us
Clayton Maguire
us 11,925,000 325,000
Julian Milliard-Feral fr
Julian Milliard-Feral
fr 8,350,000
Salim Admon us
Salim Admon
us 7,720,000 395,000
Jaime Cervantes us
Jaime Cervantes
us 7,575,000 -25,000
Toby Lewis gb
Toby Lewis
gb 4,980,000 -40,000
Joe Kuether us
Joe Kuether
us 4,420,000 -555,000
Andrew Moreno us
Andrew Moreno
us 2,825,000 -1,775,000
Philip Shing us
Philip Shing
us 2,740,000 -760,000
Lion Yiming Lee US
Lion Yiming Lee
US 2,695,000 -655,000

Play Has Ended for the Night

Chad_Holloway • Level 29: 60,000-120,000, 120,000 ante

The final table has been reached, and that means play has come to an end on Day 5. Stay tuned for the final table redraw, updated chip counts, and recap of today's action.

Santiago Soriano Elimianted in 10th Place ($172,654)

• Level 29: 60,000-120,000, 120,000 ante
Santiago Soriano
Santiago Soriano

Julian MIlliard-Feral jammed from the small blind and got snap called by Santiago Soriano in the big blind.

It was for a large portion of Milliard-Feral's stack but it was Soriano who was at risk.

Santiago Soriano: {a-Hearts}{k-Hearts}
Julian Milliard-Feral: {a-Clubs}{4-Hearts}

The flop kept Soriano in good position as it came {q-Diamonds}{3-Spades}{9-Clubs}. But the turn put him in a bad situation as the {4-Clubs} came off to put Soriano on the verge of bubbling the final table, which the {5-Diamonds} on the river would confirm and just like that, he walked away in 10th place.

Julian Milliard-Feral fr
Julian Milliard-Feral
fr 8,350,000 3,250,000
Santiago Soriano es
Santiago Soriano
es Busted

Tags: Julian MilliardJulian Milliard FeralSantiago Soriano

Jesse Yaginuma Eliminated in 11th Place ($172,654)

Chad_Holloway • Level 29: 60,000-120,000, 120,000 ante
Jesse Yaginuma
Jesse Yaginuma

Jesse Yaginuma raised to 250,000 under the gun and Clayton Maguire three-bet to 860,000 from the small blind. Yaginuma proceeded to four-bet jam for 3.63 million and Maguire thought for a bit before making the call.

Clayton Maguire: {10-Spades}{10-Diamonds}
Jesse Yaginuma: {q-Spades}{q-Hearts}

Yaginuma got it in good but the {7-Diamonds}{j-Diamonds}{2-Diamonds} flop did give Maguire a diamond draw. Unfortunately for Yaginuma, it came in when the dealer burned and turned the {3-Diamonds}. The meaningless {k-Clubs} was run out on the river and Yaginum made his way to the payout desk.

Clayton Maguire us
Clayton Maguire
us 11,600,000 4,400,000
Jesse Yaginuma us
Jesse Yaginuma
us Busted

Tags: Jesse YaginumaClayton Maguire

Hyon Kim Eliminated in 12th Place ($148,456)

• Level 29: 60,000-120,000, 120,000 ante
Hyun Kim
Hyun Kim

Julaim Milliard-Feral raised from middle position, Hyun Kim jammed all in for about 800,000 out of the small blind and Milliard Feral called.

Hyon Kim: {6-Spades}{6-Diamonds}
Julian Milliard-Feral: {a-Hearts}{7-Spades}

The flop stayed safe for Kim as it came {3-Clubs}{q-Diamonds}{8-Spades}. But the turn was not safe as the {7-Diamonds} came off to spring Milliard-Feral into the lead. The river was the {3-Hearts} and Kim was eliminated in 12th.

Julian Milliard-Feral fr
Julian Milliard-Feral
fr 5,100,000 915,000
Hyon Kim us
Hyon Kim
us Busted

Tags: Hyun KimJulian MilliardJulian Milliard Feral

Pocket Rockets Lose Momentum for Kim

Chad_Holloway • Level 29: 60,000-120,000, 120,000 ante

Hyon Kim raised to 250,000 from the cutoff and Julian Milliard-Feral defended his big blind to see a flop of {2-Clubs}{6-Spades}{5-Diamonds}. The latter led out for 120,000 and then called when Kim moved in for 400,000.

"One pair," Milliard-Feral said.

Julian Milliard-Feral: {10-Hearts}{5-Hearts}
Hyun Kim: {a-Hearts}{a-Clubs}

Kim had one pair as well, but his was bigger. Unfortunately for him, the running {3-Diamonds} turn and {4-Spades} river put a six-high straight on the board to result in a chopped pot.

Tags: Hyun KimJulian Milliard-Feral

Cervantes Forces Out Maguire

• Level 29: 60,000-120,000, 120,000 ante

Jesse Yaginuma raised preflop from under the gun. jaime Cervantes three-bet to 625,000. In the small blind, Clayton Maguire four-bet to 1,500,000. The big blind and Yaginuma folded quickly. It was back on Cervantes who considered it for a while before call.

The flop came {4-Spades}{j-Clubs}{9-Hearts}. Maguire checked, Cervantes continued with a bet of 1,000,000. Maguire took about 30 seconds before pitching his cards into the muck as Cervants wrestled a nice pot away from his fellow big stack.

Jaime Cervantes us
Jaime Cervantes
us 7,600,000 1,810,000
Clayton Maguire us
Clayton Maguire
us 7,200,000 -1,800,000

Tags: Clayton MaguireJaime Cervantes

Shing At-Risk Against Soriano

Chad_Holloway • Level 29: 60,000-120,000, 120,000 ante

Philip Shing raised to 240,000 under the gun and action folded to Santiago Soriano, who three-bet all in from the big blind. Shing called off for 1.7 million and the hands were tabled.

Santiago Soriano: {a-Diamonds}{j-Clubs}
Philip Shing: {q-Hearts}{q-Diamonds}

Shing was ahead but the {j-Spades}{7-Clubs}{4-Diamonds} flop did pair Soriano to give him more outs. Fortunately for Shing, neither the {10-Clubs} turn nor {7-Diamonds} river hurt him and he shipped the double.

Philip Shing us
Philip Shing
us 3,500,000 1,800,000
Santiago Soriano es
Santiago Soriano
es 1,850,000 -1,850,000

Tags: Philip ShingSantiago Soriano

Anthony Marquez Eliminated in 13th Place ($148,456)

• Level 29: 60,000-120,000, 120,000 ante
Anthony Marquez
Anthony Marquez

Joe Kuether raised to 265,000 from the cutoff. From the button, Anthony Marquez jammed all in for just over a million and Kuether called.

It was a flip with Marquez holding the {7-Hearts}{7-Spades} vs the {a-Clubs}{j-Diamonds} of Kuether.

The flop put Marquez in trouble as it came {5-Spades}{j-Clubs}{3-Hearts} to pair the jack. The turn was the {a-Diamonds} too improve Kuether but did not change what Marquez needed, a seven, but he did not find it as the {9-Hearts} came on the river to felt him in 13th place.

Joe Kuether us
Joe Kuether
us 4,975,000 1,075,000
Anthony Marquez us
Anthony Marquez
us Busted

Tags: Anthony MarquezJoe Kuether