2018 World Series of Poker

Event #11: $365 PLO GIANT Pot-Limit Omaha
Dias: 1d
Event Info

2018 World Series of Poker

Resultados Finais
Mão Vencedora
Event Info
Informações do Nível
800,000 / 1,600,000

Aguiluz Bags Best of 33 Survivors on Day 1d of $365 PLO GIANT

Nível 21 : 12,000/24,000, 0 ante
Hero Aguiluz
Hero Aguiluz

The penultimate starting flight of the inaugural PLO GIANT kicked off at 7 p.m. Sunday evening at the 2018 World Series of Poker and drew a total of 565 entries. After 21 levels, just 33 players were left standing at the conclusion of Day 1d play. It was Hero Aguiluz (1,275,000) who bagged more chips than any other, claiming the chip lead.

Close behind him are Australian player Daniel Laidlaw (1,050,000) and Argentinian Gonzalo Mercade (1,045,000). However, all of them are still trailing Day 1a chip leader Pete Arroyos, who will take 1,757,000 chips out of the bag when Day 2 play begins.

Several familiar faces advanced alongside the chip leaders, including Vincent Moscati (590,000), Matt Stout (500,000), Men Nguyen (470,000) and Pete Chen (175,000).

Although not all the fan favorites were fortunate enough to survive the day, several of them made the money before departing, including Ben Yu, Jonathan Zarin, and Roland Israelashvili. Quite a few of the more well-known players who took to the felt in this flight left empty-handed, including Tommy Le, Kyle Bowker, Allen Kessler, Ankush Mandavia, and Chris Ferguson.

The money bubble broke without hand-for-hand play since Dutch Boyd busted during the hand it was reached.

The final starting flight will begin Sunday, July 1st, at 7 p.m. Day 2 play begins July 2nd at 2 p.m. with all Day 1 survivors and the remainder of the field is scheduled to play down to a winner on July 3rd.

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Tags: Allen KesslerAnkush MandaviaBen YuChris FergusonDaniel LaidlawDutch BoydGonzalo MercadeHero AguiluzJonathan ZarinKyle BowkerMatt StoutMen NguyenPete ArroyosPete ChenRoland IsraelashviliTommy LeVincent Moscati

Boyd Bubbles; No Hand-for-Hand Play

Nível 17 : 5,000/10,000, 0 ante
Dutch Boyd
Dutch Boyd

Dealers had been instructed to stand up after the conclusion of the hand in progress to prepare for hand-for-hand play on the money bubble, but it proved unnecessary.

Dutch Boyd raised the button, the small blind three-bet to what looked like 70,000, and Boyd called, leaving himself about 28,000 chips behind.

The flop came {9-Clubs}{6-Clubs}{4-Hearts} and the small blind bet enough to put Boyd to a decision for his remaining chips. He called and the two players tabled their hands.

Dutch Boyd: {A-Spades}{Q-Hearts}{Q-Diamonds}{6-Spades}
Small blind: {A-Hearts}{A-Clubs}{J-Spades}{9-Diamonds}

Boyd found himself behind with the worse of the two overpairs and needed help from the deck to survive. The {8-Spades} turn and {4-Spades} river were no help to Boyd and his opponent took the pot to eliminate him.

Jogador Fichas Progresso
Dutch Boyd us
Dutch Boyd
WSOP 3X Winner

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Israelashvili Turns a Straight Flush

Nível 8 : 500/1,000, 0 ante
Roland Israelashvili in an earlier event
Roland Israelashvili in an earlier event

As told to the PokerNews Live Reporting team collectively by the players at the table, several players limped in, including Roland Israelashvili in middle position, and the small blind squeezed to 4,800. Israelashvili called and the cutoff called, as well.

The three players saw a flop of {4-}{4-Hearts}{3-Hearts} and the small blind bet 15,000. Israelashvili jammed for 35,000, the cutoff called to put himself at risk with a stack of about 12,000, and the small blind called with a covering stack. The small blind had flopped an open-ended straight draw, the cutoff had the king-high flush draw and trip fours, and Israelashvili held {6-Hearts}{2-Hearts}.

The {5-Hearts} on the turn gave Israelashvili a straight flush and he took the pot to double up after the {A-Diamonds} completed the board on the river.

Jogador Fichas Progresso
Roland Israelashvili us
Roland Israelashvili
110,000 110,000

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Day 1d of Event #11: $365 PLO GIANT Begins at 7 p.m.

2018 World Series of Poker Bracelet
2018 World Series of Poker Bracelet

The penultimate starting flight for Event #11: $365 PLO GIANT Pot-Limit Omaha is scheduled to begin this evening at 7 p.m. local time at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino.

The first three flights drew a combined total of 1,438 entries. So far, no player has bagged more chips than Pedro Arroyos, who finished Day 1a with a stack of 1,757,000. Two-time bracelet winner Randy Holland presently sits in the second spot with 1,450,000. Numerous notable names have also already advanced, including Leif Force, Dzmitry Urbanovich, Aleksey Filatov, and Kevin Gerhart.

Each Day 1 plays out over 21 20-minute levels with a 20-minute break every six levels. Each player begins with 25,000 starting chips and blinds are 25/50 at the start of play. Players will bag chips after 21 levels or when 10 players remain, whichever comes first. Late entry and re-entry are open through the beginning of level 9. Once a player bags chips, they may not re-enter a subsequent starting flight (their bagged stack will be forfeited if they do). Players will play into the money during each flight and the remaining prize pool not awarded will be carried over to Day 2. Players may cash in multiple starting days if they reach the top 15% of any flight provided that they don’t bag chips.

Here's a look at how the rest of this event will play out:

Day 1eJuly 17 p.m.
Day 2July 22 p.m.
Day 3July 32 p.m.

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