2018 World Series of Poker

Event #6: $365 GIANT No-Limit Hold'em
Dias: 1a
Event Info

2018 World Series of Poker

Resultados Finais
Mão Vencedora
Event Info
Informações do Nível
3,000,000 / 6,000,000

Event #6: $365 GIANT No-Limit Hold'em

Dia 1a Terminado

Justin Sternberg Leads After GIANT Day 1a, Danny Nguyen Bags Big

Nível 21 : 12,000/24,000, 4,000 ante
Danny Nguyen
Danny Nguyen

A total of 1,289 players came together on Day 1a of Event #6: The GIANT, though only 80 of them were left in action by the close of play. This is the first of five Day 1s of the GIANT, spread across five consecutive Fridays. At the end of the first one it is Justin Sternberg who leads the field, and appears to be the only player next to Danny Nguyen with over one million, although several players pushed him close.

Nguyen won a big pot towards the end of the night against former chip leader Martin Zamani. After Zamani opened, Nguyen defended his big blind. The pair checked a flop of ten-four-deuce and Nguyen check-called a bet of 30,000 on the turn, which was another ten. The river was a three. Nguyen checked again and Zamani bet 120,000. Nguyen moved all in for 430,000 and Zamani called. Nguyen showed ace-five for a wheel, and his opponent mucked.

Other big stacks include Elvis Toomas (995,000), Josh Reichard (935,000), Adam Richardson (895,000) and Vincent Lee (810,000). Both Andrew Kelsall (290,000) and Matt Affleck (210,000) also bagged stacks ahead of Day 2.

Several well-known players were in action early, including a whole host of bracelet winners. David "ODB" Baker, Konstantin Puchkov, Phil Laak and Allyn Shulman all know what it takes to win a WSOP gold bracelet, with Scott Davies winning his in the 2014 WSOP APAC Main Event.

There was a good start of proceedings for Laak, Andrew Kelsall and Matt Affleck who soon shot up to double starting stack after some early skirmishes at their respective tables.

Several players took advantage of the unlimited re-entry policy, including Jamie Kerstetter, Adam Owen and Shulman, and with the 20-minute levels it was imperative to get things going as soon as possible once you entered.

The likes of Dzmitry Urbanovich, Tom Hall, Fernando Brito, Calvin Anderson, Ryan Laplante, Craig Varnell and Kathy Liebert all featured on Day 1a, but bust short of the money.

A total of 194 players were guaranteed a min-cash worth $557. Adam Owen was eliminated just short of the money, after running ace-queen into ace-king, but it was Maxime Heroux who bubbled Day 1a of the GIANT after his kings were cracked by the ace-six of Eric Bunch.

The final few levels were a hectic mix of clashes leading to various changes in the chip lead. However, by the end of the night it was Sternberg who emerged as the overall chip leader for Day 1a, leading the final 80 players.

This year's event features five weekly Friday Day 1s, with the next taking place on 8th June before the Day 1 flights are combined on Saturday 30th June, and play down to a winner on Sunday 1st July. Stay tuned to PokerNews for all the live updates from the rest of the GIANT and the whole of the 2018 World Series of Poker.

Tags: Justin SternbergAdam OwenAdam RichardsonAllyn ShulmanCalvin AndersonCraig VarnellDanny NguyenDavid "ODB" BakerDzmitry UrbanovichFernando BritoJosh ReichardKathy LiebertMario SaurMartin ZamaniRyan LaplanteTom HallVincent Lee

End of Day 1a Chip Counts (Completo)

Nível 21 : 12,000/24,000, 4,000 ante
Jogador Fichas Progresso
Justin Sternberg us
Justin Sternberg
Day 1A Chip Leader
Danny Nguyen us
Danny Nguyen
1,120,000 730,000
Elvis Toomas us
Elvis Toomas
Adam Richardson us
Adam Richardson
935,000 935,000
Joshua Reichard us
Joshua Reichard
Vincent Lee us
Vincent Lee
820,000 -150,000
Edmund Eng sg
Edmund Eng
David Grimbley us
David Grimbley
Mario Saur de
Mario Saur
715,000 140,000
Martin Zamani us
Martin Zamani
650,000 -500,000
Kristin Hutton us
Kristin Hutton
640,000 290,000
James Howden us
James Howden
635,000 35,000
Mark Trester us
Mark Trester
Matthew Swenton us
Matthew Swenton
Gina Stagnitto us
Gina Stagnitto
Yang Zhang cn
Yang Zhang
WSOP 1X Winner
Gary Smith us
Gary Smith
Neil Stemmler ca
Neil Stemmler
Van Vandergriff us
Van Vandergriff
535,000 405,000
Zhiqiang Ou cn
Zhiqiang Ou
Erin Constantino us
Erin Constantino
Michael Hamblin us
Michael Hamblin
Rob Jenkins us
Rob Jenkins
Keith Burt us
Keith Burt
Michael Krumenacker us
Michael Krumenacker

Leia tudo

Late Elimination Boosts Howden

Nível 21 : 12,000/24,000, 4,000 ante

James Howden opened to 40,000 in middle position. The player in the next position moved all in for 240,000 (10bb). It folded back around to Howden who took his time before calling.

James Howden: {j-Hearts}{j-Clubs}
Opponent: {9-Spades}{9-Diamonds}

There was to be no cooler to close out Day 1a, as the board came {6-Hearts}{5-Clubs}{2-Spades}{2-Clubs}{q-Diamonds} and Howden moved to around double average.

Jogador Fichas Progresso
James Howden us
James Howden

Tags: James Howden

Nível: 21

Blinds: 12,000/24,000

Ante: 4,000

Lee Hasn't Won Anything Just Yet

Nível 20 : 10,000/20,000, 3,000 ante

Vincent Lee's table just broke and as he was taking his seat at his new one he was greeted by one of his tablemates.

"Welcome the winner of the 2018 Giant," said one player, looking at Lee's stack.

Lee laughed. "Not yet," he replied. He sits on 770,000 with not long left in the penultimate level of the day.

Jogador Fichas Progresso
Vincent Lee us
Vincent Lee
770,000 230,000

Tags: Vincent Lee

Saur Eliminates a Player

Nível 20 : 10,000/20,000, 3,000 ante

On a flop of {8-Diamonds}{2-Diamonds}{9-Spades} Mario Saur bet 60,000 and his opponent called. The turn was the {6-Diamonds} and Saur checked. His opponent wasted no time in moving all in for around 70,000. Saur asked for a count before calling.

Mario Saur: {a-Diamonds}{7-Hearts}
Opponent: {j-Diamonds}{q-Hearts}

Saur had both straight and flush draws, while his opponent had a gutshot straight draw plus overcards. The river was the {9-Clubs} and the player was eliminated.

"That was a good card," Saur said to the table, pointing towards the turn.

Jogador Fichas Progresso
Mario Saur de
Mario Saur

Tags: Mario Saur

Nível: 20

Blinds: 10,000/20,000

Ante: 3,000

New Chipleader Emerges

Nível 19 : 8,000/16,000, 2,000 ante

With just over two levels left on Day 1a of the GIANT, a new chip leader has emerged. Josh Reichard appears to be the first player over 800,000 in chips. We will have to wait and see whether he can hold onto this over the remainder of the day.

Jogador Fichas Progresso
Josh Reichard us
Josh Reichard
880,000 880,000