#6: $365 GIANT No Limit Hold'em

"GangstaZab" Wins Event #6 for $133,180 and Gold Ring

• Nível 45: 600,000-1,200,000, 150,000 ante
Deal Reached

After just under 11 hours of play, "GangstaZab" has won Event #6: $365 GIANT No Limit Hold'em. There were exactly 4,000 entries in this one, which put the prize pool at $1,372,400, significantly above the $1 million guarantee. The final four players made a deal, which left "GangstaZab" with the top payout of $133,180.

Heads up began with "GangstaZab" and Vlada "Vlada2108" Stojanovic essentially even in chips, and it took a few hands before they got into a race for more than 88 million. "GangstaZab" hit one of their overs to survive and take a huge lead, and it was over the next hand.

The Final Table

2Vlada "Vlada2108" StojanovicSerbia$130,584
3Mateusz "SsethTzeenta" SzymanskiPoland$105,193
4Ben CadeCanada$97,184
5Th3Secr3tSan Marino$53,917
6Lee "mathouse" KyoungjunHong Kong$40,432
7Eder "BlueMoon" CampanaBrazil$30,320
8Pete ChenTaiwan$22,737

The Day's Action

When late registration ended a bit more than three hours into the event, exactly 4,000 entries had been recorded. That put the prize pool at $1,372,400, more than 37% above the guarantee.

There were less than 1,500 players in action when registration closed, with 476 getting paid. They played quickly to the money, with the bubble bursting less than 2 hours after registration closed.

Kevin Martin
Kevin Martin

GGSquad member Kevin Martin was one of the players to make a surge into the money. He was playing a big stack for a lot of the early money play, but ultimately had to settle for 59th place and $2,724.

Once they got down under 100 players left, it looked like Jonas "LobyPewis" Mackoff might go back-to-back for two Rings in two days. Mackoff took down Event #5 yesterday for his second career Gold Ring, and he was playing a top ten stack for much of the end-game today as well.

The double win was not to be, however, as Mackoff ran ace-jack into the kings of eventual runner-up Stojanovic on the final table bubble to end his day in 10th place for a bit under $10,000.

It took about 90 minutes to play down the final nine. Natural8 ambassador Pete Chen was among the players to make the final nine, but couldn't get anything going at the FT and ended in 8th for about $22,000.

Stojanovic delivered a brutal beat to bust "Th3Secr3t" in 5th place when his king-jack got there against ace-jack. Once that happened, the final four made a deal, and the rest of the final table went very quickly.