This past weekend was all about the Wynn Millions. The event had a $10,000 buy-in, with a prize pool of around $10 million up for grabs for the players involved. Saturday was the final day of the event, as the final nine players left standing competed for the lucrative prize money.
In total, there were 1,328 players involved throughout the Wynn Millions, and the competitive action continued on the final day. However, after an enthralling eleven hours, the winner was finally crowned.
Moreno Vindicated For Career Decision
Just a couple of months ago, Andrew Moreno made the decision to focus heavily on his live poker events. He admitted on social media in April that he had two big goals that he wanted to achieve. One of which was to win over one million in live earnings. The Wynn Millions vindicated his decision to focus more on live events, as he was able to come out on top. He also revealed in the social media post that he would be taking a break when his son is born, which means that the timing couldn’t have been more perfect.
Moreno was forced to fight hard to win the event though, as he was pushed throughout the action on the final table. However, there was no stopping the American as he looked determined to claim the victory in the Wynn Millions. Moreno was able to cut a three way deal on the final table to bring an end to the competition. His victory saw him pick up huge returns of $1,460.106 from the event in Las Vegas. Before the event this past weekend, he had picked up career earnings of $1,056,155. His last win came at the end of June, as he took the Venetian DeepStack Championship. However, this was the biggest win of his career by a considerable distance.
Moreno Comes Out On Top
It was an exciting final day of the event, with a talented number of players involved in the action on the final table. Moreno eventually claimed the victory after reaching a three-way deal to determine the final top spots. Clayton Maguire finished the event in second and took home $1,443,757 in prize money for his strong performance. The only other player to receive returns higher than a million dollars was Toby Lewis, who finished the Wynn Millions in third in the standings.
Salim Admon and Julian Milliard-Feral finished the event in fourth and fifth respectively. Phillip Shing finished the Wynn Millions in sixth and pocketed $360,140. Meanwhile, Jaime Cervantes received $289,361 for finishing in seventh. Joe Kuether and Lion Yiming Lee were the final two players to finish on the final table. Lee was the first player to exit the event with $202,765. Meanwhile, Kuether finished a place slightly higher on the final table. He took home $240,302 for a strong showing in the event. However, the Wynn Millions was all about the landmark win achieved by Moreno.