Defending Wynn Millions Champ Andrew Moreno On Why Refused A Six-Figure Chop

The day ahead of making an attempt to protect his identify within the 2022 Wynn Hundreds of thousands, Andrew Moreno made an interesting post on social media speaking about why he didn’t chip a large match he had received simply over every week previous.

The match was once the Venetian Match #27: $2,500 Final Stack, which attracted 542 runners and presented up a $1,233,050 prize pool. Moreno, who won the 2021 Wynn Millions for $1,460,106, went directly to win the match for $242,293.

Moreno explained the situation in his post: “The phrase ‘chop’ were given thrown round a couple of instances. First, after we have been 4-handed, I with courtesy declined. Alternatively, after we have been 3-handed. As soon as once more, I respectfully declined. After I were given heads up, the gents proposed a chop or even presented to present me relatively extra money regardless of having me out chipped 12 million to my 8 million. He was once perplexed as to why I might decline a deal. I did so for 2 causes.”

Moreno then defined the primary explanation why was once that he idea he had an edge, whilst the second one was once as a result of he sought after to “take hold of the chance for helpful ultimate desk revel in.” Moreno went directly to elaborate on “enjoying for all of it” within the publish, however PokerNews additionally took the chance to invite him about it throughout Day 1b of the 2022 Wynn Hundreds of thousands.

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“Numerous instances in decrease stakes buy-ins, dailies, and the ones varieties of issues, other folks wish to chop. Numerous the ones other folks generally tend to take photographs in larger tournaments, and I simply known a large number of the folks that get to the tip, I’ve performed with a couple of of them in those larger occasions, they simply lack the revel in as a result of they’re at all times slicing.”

He persisted: “It could possibly truly value you for the reason that ultimate 3 or 4 puts, that’s the place the entire cash is, so if you don’t have any revel in between you at all times chop those dailies, I feel it could actually come again to harm you much more later. I don’t suppose other folks truly consider that after they chop as a result of they’re so serious about securing some money.”

Venetian Match #27: $2,500 Final Stack Ultimate Desk Effects

Position Participant Fatherland Prize
1 Andrew Moreno Las Vegas, NV $242,293
2 Brent Hart Inglewood, CA $166,462
3 Bret Wigal Las Vegas, NV $117,140
4 Christina Gollins Henderson, NV $83,847
5 Guillermo Sanchez Otero United Kingdom $63,502
6 Timothy Pai San Jose, CA $47,472
7 Barry Hutter Hollywood, FL $35,142
8 Leonardo Valenzuela Shepherd, MT $27,127
9 Noam Muallem Las Vegas, NV $21,578

Wynn Hundreds of thousands Identify Protection

Andrew Moreno
Moreno in 2022 Wynn Hundreds of thousands motion.

Paradoxically, Moreno did do a three-handed deal eventually yr’s Wynn Hundreds of thousands ultimate desk, however to be honest, he was once the fast stack on the time and there have been actually thousands and thousands at the line. As for what it was once love to be again the place he had his seven-figure life-changing victory simply months ahead of welcoming his first kid into the sector with spouse Kristy Moreno (previously PokerNews hostess Kristy Arnett)?

“It’s truly surreal. It seems like a dream,” he admitted. “I began my poker occupation right here on the Wynn. They used to have the $3 chips for the $1-$3 no-limit recreation like 15 or two decades in the past. It’s simply roughly great to have it come complete circle a majority of these years later.”

As for his protection technique, Moreno added: “I simply take the whole lot hand-by-hand. Anytime my hand is going too some distance someday it doesn’t serve me, so I simply deliver it proper again to what’s going down proper in entrance of me. Because the match progresses there’s extra noise with the ones varieties of issues, like pay jumps or bubbles, however I truly check out to concentrate on each unmarried hand.”

For extra on Moreno, take a look at the post-victory interview he did with PokerNews:

Name Surname
Chad Holloway

Govt Editor U.S.

Govt Editor US, PokerNews Podcast co-host & 2013 WSOP Bracelet Winner.

Author: Bradley Watson