On Saturday, the $10,000 buy-in, $10,000,000 GTD Wynn Millions came to a close as the final nine players from a 1,328-entry field played down to a winner. The final table lasted approximately 11 hours, and in the end, it was Andrew Moreno walking away with the title and $1,460,106 in prize money.
Just before the Wynn Millions began, Moreno posted the following on social media:
“In April I decided to I wanted to really focus on playing and studying live poker tournaments. I created two main goals for myself. The first was to move my career earnings to over $1 million dollars. I accomplished that with my most recent win at the venetian $1,100 buy in where I bested a field of 637 players and took home $127,740.
“The second goal I have this year is to get that illusive 7 figure cash I’ve been chasing. To help me accomplish this I secured a tournament coach (wishes to remain nameless) that I am very excited about working with. A special thank you to Kristy Moreno. We’re such a great team together. I’m beyond grateful to share in parenthood with you. See you soon little man. Oh, and by the way, you’ve already cashed in a tournament and been in a winners photo with your parents. So please remember we are cool when you’re a teenager.”
Moreno, the husband of former PokerNews hostess Kristy Arnett (they’re expecting their first child), managed to accomplish his second goal in the Wynn Millions.
“I’m grateful above all else,” said Moreno, who began the final table seventh in chips. “I think just declaring what I wanted to do was really important to me because I believed in myself and I wanted to hold myself accountable … I’m just so shocked it happened so quickly.”
He continued: “I’ll be playing up until and through the WSOP until my son is born and then I’m taking a nice long break. This is what I will always remember. I’m just happy to have all these people here with me.”
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