06/16/18 04:08:54 AM PST (about 4 days and 7 hours ago)
Mathieu Philbert Bags Chip Lead on Day 1c of the the $365 GIANT
On a packed day in the Rio All-Suited Hotel & Casino a total of 1,148 entries showed up for Day 1c of Event #6: $365 GIANT No-Limit Hold'em. Just 55 of them found a bag by the end of 21 levels. Chipleader at the end of the night was Mathieu Philbert of France who bagged an impressive 1,940,000.
Philbert won a pot for over 1.5 million during the final six hands of play. The hand was against Matt Telepo who tried to pull a fast one on Philbert with an ill-timed bluff. Philbert saw through it and soared towards the top of the standings with the massive pot.
This flight had a total of five players that broke the million mark, including Kevin Ninkovich (1,505,00), bracelet winner Arkadiy Tsinis (1,495,000), Terry Kelley (1,035,000), and well-known English pro Artan Dedusha (1,025,000).
Some other notable stacks moving on from this flight include Jett Blackwell (975,000), Alexander Allegranza (875,000), Jeremy Brown (820,000), bracelet winner Peter Eichhardt (780,000) and Gary Lucci (715,000).
There were several bracelet holders that were in this flight but did not manage to find a bag including Phil Laak, Benjamin Yu, Kathy Liebert and Canada's Calen McNeil. Some other well-known players that did not manage to make it through include Sandeep Vasudevan, Bradley Butcher and Allen Kessler.
The money bubble was popped by Jordan Polk who also made it through to Day 2 with 725,000. The remaining 173 players were then guaranteed a min-cash of $556 dollars. After the bubble burst, the tournament turned into a haotic shove fest of people trying to either build up a stack or bust and return next Friday to try and spin up a stack on that flight.
The tournament has now completed it's third of five flights and players will have two more shots to run up a stack for Day 2 on June 30th. The last two remaining flights will be on June 22nd and June 29th, with everyone returning on June 30th for Day 2.
The PokerNews team will be bringing full coverage of this and every other WSOP event this summer.
06/16/18 03:36:36 AM PST (about 4 days and 8 hours ago)
End of Day Chip Counts
|Mathieu Philbert||1,940,000||1,376,000 |
|Kevin Ninkovich||1,505,000||1,505,000 |
|Arkadiy Tsinis||1,495,000||437,000 |
|Terry Kelley||1,035,000||410,000 |
|Artan Dedusha||1,025,000||1,025,000 |
|Jett Blackwell||975,000||-51,000 |
|Alexander Allegranza||875,000||875,000 |
|Jeremy Brown||820,000||154,000 |
|Peter Eichhardt||780,000||35,000 |
|Mark Jun||770,000||123,000 |
|Alan Marks||740,000||740,000 |
|Brett Beck||730,000||142,000 |
|Jordan Polk||725,000||586,000 |
|Gary Lucci||715,000||80,000 |
|Linglin Zeng||685,000||685,000 |
|Jesse Mason||655,000||613,475 |
|Park Yu Cheung||505,000|
|Rolando Soria||485,000||321,000 |
|Nipun Java||385,000||-487,000 |
|Dominykas Mikolaitis||360,000||-125,000 |
|Bryden Baxter||355,000||67,000 |
|Kevin Rines||290,000||-31,000 |
|Walter S Shew||285,000|
|David Petrus||240,000||65,000 |
|John Gaughan||55,000|06/16/18 03:08:20 AM PST (about 4 days and 8 hours ago)
Tournament is Down to Six More Hands
The clock has been paused at five minutes and each table will now deal six more hands, with all remaining at the end of those moving on to Day 2.
06/16/18 03:06:57 AM PST (about 4 days and 8 hours ago)
Jun Takes Two Down with Runner-Runner
There were three players that found themselves all in preflop and Mark Jun was one of them.
The flop came down and Jun needed some help. The turn came the and Jun was now drawing to a straight or flush. The river was the and Jun completed his flush to eliminate two opponents near the end of Day 1c.
06/16/18 02:58:58 AM PST (about 4 days and 9 hours ago)
Marcolango Takes Out Two
Dana Marcolango found himself all in for 123,000 and had two people move all in after for less. The three then turned over their hands.
The board ran out and Marcolango's turned pair of aces took down the pot.
06/16/18 02:55:34 AM PST (about 4 days and 9 hours ago)
Level 21 started
|06/16/18 02:44:22 AM PST (about 4 days and 9 hours ago)
Updated Chip Counts Late in the Day
|Arkadiy Tsinis||1,058,000||377,000 |
|Jett Blackwell||1,026,000||170,000 |
|Nipun Java||872,000||341,000 |
|Peter Eichhardt||745,000||305,000 |
|Jeremy Brown||666,000||666,000 |
|Gary Lucci||635,000||50,000 |06/16/18 02:43:01 AM PST (about 4 days and 9 hours ago)
Beck Wins with Cowboys
An early position player moved all in for around 70,000 and Brett Beck moved all in over the top for a little over 500,000. The two players turned over their hands.
The board ran out and Beck's kings held on for the pot.
|Brett Beck||588,000||291,000 |06/16/18 02:32:13 AM PST (about 4 days and 9 hours ago)
Level 20 started
|06/16/18 02:31:59 AM PST (about 4 days and 9 hours ago)
Baxter Holds Against Snowmen
A late position player moved all in for around 80,000 and Bryden Baxter made the call. Both players then turned over their hands.
The board ran out and Baxter's tens held on for the pot.
|Bryden Baxter||288,000||27,000 |06/16/18 02:23:13 AM PST (about 4 days and 9 hours ago)
Blackwell wins a Big Pot Towards the End of the Night
The board read and the cutoff bet 75,000 into a pot around 100,000. Jett Blackwell raised to 150,000 from the button, the cutoff then moved all in for enough to cover Blackwell.
Blackwell snap-called and turned over for a flopped straight. His opponent tabled for top pair and the turn then came the . Blackwell would need to dodge the full house outs of his opponent and he did so as the came on the river.
Blackwell is now the leader of the pack for the moment being.
|Jett Blackwell||856,000||501,000 |06/16/18 02:14:30 AM PST (about 4 days and 9 hours ago)
Level 19 started
|06/16/18 01:52:53 AM PST (about 4 days and 10 hours ago)
Players are now on Break
The remaining 129 players will now be taking their last 20-minute break of the night. The blinds will resume at 8,000/16,000 with a 2,000 ante.
06/16/18 01:50:46 AM PST (about 4 days and 10 hours ago)
Updated Chip Counts Going into Break
|Arkadiy Tsinis||681,000||297,000 |
|Matt Telepo||667,000||587,500 |
|William Haggerty||591,000||-123,000 |
|Gary Lucci||585,000||97,500 |
|Mathieu Philbert||564,000||204,000 |
|Bryden Baxter||261,000||104,600 |06/16/18 01:37:19 AM PST (about 4 days and 10 hours ago)
Level 18 started
|06/16/18 01:35:09 AM PST (about 4 days and 10 hours ago)
Haggerty Wins Big Before the Money Bubble Pops
The board read and William Haggerty bet 60,000 into a pot around 130,000. David Kolbeck then raised to 120,000 and Haggerty thought for several moments before moving all in for 231,500.
Kolbeck took a few moments and then made the call, leaving himself around 40,000 behind. Haggerty tabled for two pair and Kolbeck showed for a straight draw.
The river bricked out and Haggerty took down the big pot before the money bubble popped.
David Kolbeck busted the very next hand with against Jordan Polk's . The board ran out and Kolbeck would be the bubble boy.
|David Kolbeck||42,000||-301,000 |06/16/18 01:15:17 AM PST (about 4 days and 10 hours ago)
Hand-for-Hand has now Started
The tournament director has now announced hand-for-hand play has been activated.
06/16/18 01:12:12 AM PST (about 4 days and 10 hours ago)
Updated Chip Counts
|Terry Kelley||625,000||242,000 |
|Gary Lucci||487,500||125,500 |
|Arkadiy Tsinis||384,000||359,000 |
|Mark Dube||379,000||236,500 |
|Brett Beck||297,000|06/16/18 01:04:25 AM PST (about 4 days and 11 hours ago)
The Money Bubble Approaches
The tournament is now ten away from the money and a min-cash will be paying $556.
06/16/18 01:01:58 AM PST (about 4 days and 11 hours ago)
Level 17 started