Maria Ho Bags Big w/ 61 Remaining in Wynn Millions; Negreanu Eliminated

On Wednesday, the $10,000 buy-in, $10,000,000 GTD Wynn Millions continued with Day 3, which saw 162 players from a 1,328-entry field return to action. After five 90-minute levels of play, just 61 players remained with bracelet winner Anthony Marquez and his stack of 1.925 million leading the way.

Others still in contention for the $2,018,866 first-place prize are Ralph Perry (1.915 million), Anthony Huntsman (1.905 million), Santiago Soriano (1.785 million), and Maria Ho (1.735 million), who round out the top five counts.

They were joined by players such as Ilyas Muradi (1.7 million), Ari Engel (1.57 million), Toby Lewis (1.51 million), Thomas Boivin (1.205 million), Joe Kuether (1.14 million), Sandeep Pulusani (1.095 million), Tom Marchese (980,000), Frank Funaro (905,000), Andrew Moreno (890,000), Cliff Josephy (875,000), and poker power couple Kristen Bicknell (745,000) and Alex Foxen (440,000).

Wynn Millions Top 10 Day 3 Chip Counts

Rank Player Country Chip Count
1 Anthony Marquez USA 1,925,000
2 Ralph Perry USA 1,915,000
3 Anthony Huntsman USA 1,905,000
4 Santiago Soriano Spain 1,785,000
5 Maria Ho USA 1,735,000
6 Ilyas Muradi USA 1,700,000
7 Ari Engel Canada 1,570,000
8 Toby Lewis UK 1,510,000
9 Philip Shing USA 1,435,000
10 Daniel Sepiol USA 1,430,000

A $12,483,200 prize pool was up for grabs to the top 134 finishers, which meant 28 players left empty handed including Ema Zajmovic, Poker Hall of Famer Jack McClelland, bracelet winners Anuj Agarwal and David “The Dragon” Pham, Sergio Aido, and bubble boy Carlos Alvarado, who busted after running pocket kings into the two black aces of Foxen.

Some of those to cash but fail to survive the night were Robert Mizrachi (67th – $41,997), David “ODB” Baker (68th – $41,997), Jason Koon (79th – $38,179), Connor Drinan (82nd – $34,708), Benny Glaser (104th – $29,348), GGPoker Ambassador Daniel Negreanu (114th – $27,099), Poker Hall of Famer John Hennigan (119th – $25,091), 2013 WSOP Main Event champ Ryan Riess (124th – $25,091), and Chris Moorman (127th – $25,091).

As for Negreanu, he built a stack on Day 2c and was cruising for much of Day 3 until a big hand derailed him when his ace-king was beaten by ace-queen. Not long after, he was racing with an ace-queen of his own but failed to overcome the pocket nines of Scott Eskenazi. Losing that one left “Kid Poker” with a single ante, which he lost one hand later losing ace-five to ace-jack.

Daniel Negreanu
Daniel Negreanu

Just before the dinner break, Koon suffered a bad beat when he just called a preflop raise from Max Young with pocket aces. He then called a bet on a ten-high flop only to see the turn produce another ten. Young moved all in and Koon called only to see the former roll over ace-ten for trips.

While many dreams were dashed over the course of Day 3, there are still dozens of hopefuls each guaranteed a minimum $41,997 payday.

PokerNews will be back on Thursday at Noon local time to capture all the action, so be sure to join us then as the 2021 Wynn Millions rolls on.

Wynn Millions Final Table Payouts

Place Prize
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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