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2018 49th Annual World Series of Poker The Official WSOP Live Updates

Friday, June 01, 2018 to Sunday, July 01, 2018

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

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  • Buy-in: $365
  • Prizepool: $2,676,000
  • Entries: 8,920
  • Remaining: 0
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07/01/18 07:36:54 PM PDT (about 83 days and 22 hours ago)
 
Jeremy Perrin Wins Event #6: $365 GIANT No-Limit Hold'em ($250,966)
 

Jeremy Perrin

Another champion has been crowned at the 2018 World Series of Poker and it was Jeremy Perrin that emerged victorious in Event #6: $365 GIANT No-Limit Hold'em, taking home his maiden bracelet and a payday of $250,966 for his efforts. The event with the smallest buy-in of the entire schedule had five separate starting days and drew 8,920 entries with a total of $2,676,000 in prize money. Players could earn several cashes in their respective flights, and it was Perrin that came out on top, defeating Puerto Rican Luis Vazquez in heads-up play.

"I feel pretty good. I actually thought it was the PLO GIANT and then I got two cards instead of four, figured I might just ship it," Perrin said, surrounded by his friends during the winner interview. It was the first bracelet event he entered, and there was an additional incentive for him to do well with a very specific prop bet.

"If we play in a tournament together, a ring or bracelet event and we both play, and I win or he wins, I get to pick a tramp stamp for him that he has to keep for a year. That is in stone. That's all I have played for. The money doesn't matter, I gonna take the bracelet and melt it down into gold fronts. I'll take the money, put it into a shredder, and just want to get his tramp stamp."

Perrin insisted to be very serious about this, much to the laughter of the friends right next to him.

It wasn't an easy ride to victory for the Omaha cash game player, as Perrin was one of the shorter stacks at the start of the final table with just 19 big blinds. After barely playing any hands early on, he doubled with pocket jacks in the first orbit and was essentially aiming for pay jumps.

"I didn't play a hand for two hours. Honestly, I played for sixth place, then I wanted to make third, and then for the win."

Several double-ups later, Perrin was suddenly among the last three and second in chips when he clashed with eventual third-place finisher Svetlozar Nestorov in a crucial hand that would define the outcome of the tournament. Perrin moved all in with pocket aces and got the call he wanted to take an overwhelming lead.

"I already looked at my hand, knew what I had. I told him I was thinking about a chop, and they didn't want to chop. So fuck it, I am all in. Then he woke up with ace-king and popped it. That was bad for him. That was actually a pretty good one."

Among the notables to reach the final day of the event were WSOP bracelet winner Daniel Fuhs, who was eliminated in nineth place for $25,319 and Russia's Alexander Lakhov (fifth place, $69,571). It was Lakhov's second WSOP final table of the summer and third in total, and he once again missed out on the coveted gold bracelet by a very small margin.

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

Final Table Result

PlaceWinnerCountryPrize (USD)
1Jeremy PerrinUnited States$250,966
2Luis VazquezUnited States$155,478
3Svetlozar NestorovBulgaria$118,444
4Renato KaneoyaBrazil$90,599
5Alexander LakhovRussia$69,571
6Kevin RinesUnited States$53,751
7Lawrence ChanUnited States$41,953
8Matthew SmithUnited States$32,433
9Daniel FuhsUnited States$25,319

The 2018 WSOP Event #6: $365 GIANT No-Limit Hold'em at a Glance

*Tournament DayEntriesSurvivors
1a1,28980
1b96949
1c1,14855
1d1,16763
1e4,347280
2527/8,9209

Action of the Final Day

Only nine players remained and the only former WSOP bracelet winner among the finalists was sent to the rail first in Daniel Fuhs. He three-bet shoved with ace-king and initial raiser Luis Vazquez called with king-queen to spike a queen on the flop, ensuring that a first-time champion would be crowned. Just over one hour later, the field was reduced to the final four after several short stacks ran out of chips in quick succession.

Matthew Smith doubled early on, then called a shove by Renato Kaneoya blind-on-blind with ace-king suited. Kaneoya only had queen-eight, but an eight on the flop awarded the pot to the Brazilian. Lawrence Chan lost a flip with pocket sixes against the king-queen of Kevin Rines when a king appeared on the river only to become the next casualty soon after.

First Rines lost almost all of his chips to Alexander Lakhov when his jacks failed to hold up versus sixes, and Lakhov finished off the job the very next hand with ace-seven suited against jack-eight. Lakhov then became the fifth-place finisher not even 20 minutes later when his ace-six suited ended up second-best to the ace-jack of Vazquez.

Alexander Lakhov
5th place finisher Alexander Lakhov (left) and runner-up Luis Vazquez (right)

By then a large rail had built in the corner section of the Brasilia room. The location was a good omen for Brazilian Kaneoya, but it wasn't meant to be for the fifth gold bracelet for his home country and second of the 2018 WSOP. Kaneoya's run came to an end in a dramatic flip against Svetlozar Nestorov when his ace-ten flopped top two pair against the pair of eights of Nestorov. A jack on the flop gave the Bulgarian more outs and the eight on the rail sent his rail into ecstasy.

Down to the last three, double-ups were traded several times and Nestorov failed to hold onto a commanding lead and his downfall was almost complete after losing the vast majority of his stack when calling the shove of Perrin with ace-king only to run straight into pocket aces. Nestorov doubled once before ending up second-best with ace-five against Vazquez's ace-eight.

In heads-up, Perrin held an overwhelming lead and Vazquez doubled once, but eventually fell short in a coinflip with pocket fours against king-ten suited. Perrin was swiftly dubbed as "Jeremy the Giant" by his rail and even joked about jumping into the Pot-Limit Omaha version of THE GIANT soon after.

That brings an end to the PokerNews live reporting of this event, while the highlight of the annual summer camp is right around the corner with Day 1a of the $10,000 Main Event to kick off at 11 a.m. Local time on Monday, July 2nd, 2018.

07/01/18 07:21:06 PM PDT (about 83 days and 22 hours ago)
 
Luis Vazquez Eliminated in 2nd Place ($155,478)
 

Luis Vazquez

Hand #132: Luis Vazquez shoved all in on his button and Jeremy Perrin looked at his cards and then calmly called.

Luis Vazquez:   
Jeremy Perrin:   

The flop came     for Vazquez to stay ahead and to also pick up a flush draw.

The turn brought them the   and Perrin was asking for a five so Vazquez's two pair would be counterfeited.

The river completed the board with the   which gave Perrin the higher two pair with jacks and tens to take down the whole tournament. Perrin ran towards his rail that stormed the feature table and jumped into their arms. After celebrating the win, Vazquez and Perrin walked towards each other and shook hands, hugged and congratulated each other.

A full recap of today's action is to follow.

07/01/18 07:13:35 PM PDT (about 83 days and 23 hours ago)
 
Hands #125-131: All In or Fold
 

Hand #125: Jeremy Perrin moved all in from the button and Luis Vazquez forfeited his big blind.

Hand #126: A walk for Perrin.

Hand #127: Perrin moved all in, and Vazquez let go once more.

Hand #128: Perrin got a walk.

Hand #129: A walk for Vazquez.

Hand #130: Vazquez folded his button.

Hand #131: Perrin shoved on the button and Vazquez gave up his hand.

Jeremy Perrin175,000,00015,400,000
Luis Vazquez48,000,000-15,400,000
07/01/18 07:07:43 PM PDT (about 83 days and 23 hours ago)
 
Level 42 started
 
Level: 42 Blinds: 3000000/6000000 Ante: 1000000
07/01/18 07:07:23 PM PDT (about 83 days and 23 hours ago)
 
Hands #122-124: Vazquez Doubles Through Perrin
 

Hand #122: Luis Vazquez moved all in from the button and Jeremy Perrin folded.

Hand #123: Perrin shoved out of the small blind and Vazquez called for his last 28.2 million.

Luis Vazquez:   
Jeremy Perrin:   

The board came       and Vazquez doubled with two pair.

Hand #124: Vazquez shoved and Perrin folded, he was shown the   .

Jeremy Perrin159,600,000-29,400,000
Luis Vazquez63,400,00029,400,000
07/01/18 07:03:06 PM PDT (about 83 days and 23 hours ago)
 
Svetlozar Nestorov Eliminated in 3rd Place ($118,444)
 

Svetlozar Nestorov

Hand #121: Svetlozar Nestorov shoved from the button for his remaining chips and Jeremy Perrin considered all his options from the small blind. After a while, Perrin called. Luis Vazquez quickly got out of their way and said he would have called if Perrin didn't.

Svetlozar Nestorov:   
Jeremy Perrin:   

The flop came     to give them both a pair. The turn brought the   which didn't change the situation and the   on the river meant that Nestorov's fate was sealed and he was eliminated in third place for $118,444.

Jeremy Perrin189,000,00039,000,000
Luis Vazquez34,000,000-8,500,000
Svetlozar Nestorov0-30,500,000
07/01/18 06:57:02 PM PDT (about 83 days and 23 hours ago)
 
Hands #116-120: Perrin Applies Pressure
 

Hand #116: Jeremy Perrin moved all in from the button and claimed the blinds and antes.

Hand #117: Svetlozar Nestorov moved all in for 32.5 million from the small blind, raking in the big blind and antes.

Hand #118: Perrin jammed out of the small blind and Luis Vazquez forfeited his big blind, flashing the  .

"Do you want to see? I will show you one time," Perrin said and showed his   .

Hand #119: Perrin's shove on the button went through uncalled.

Hand #120: A walk for Perrin.

Jeremy Perrin150,000,00011,000,000
Luis Vazquez42,500,000-8,500,000
Svetlozar Nestorov30,500,000-2,500,000
07/01/18 06:50:35 PM PDT (about 83 days and 23 hours ago)
 
Hands #111-115: Nestorov Doubles Up
 

Hand #111: Svetlozar Nestorov shoved from the small blind for 15,300,000 in total and was called by Jeremy Perrin in the big blind.

Svetlozar Nestorov:   
Jeremy Perrin:   

The board ran out       for Nestorov to flop two pair and to improve to a full house on the turn to double up.

Hand #112: Nestorov shoved on the button and got no callers.

Hand #113: Luis Vazquez shoved in the small blind and Nestorov folded.

Hand #114: Perrin got a walk.

Hand #115: Nestorov shoved on the button and got no action.

Jeremy Perrin139,000,000-13,300,000
Luis Vazquez51,000,000-3,900,000
Svetlozar Nestorov33,000,00017,200,000
07/01/18 06:42:19 PM PDT (about 83 days and 23 hours ago)
 
Hands #108-110: Perrin Doubles Into Commanding Lead
 

Hand #108: Svetlozar Nestorov raised to 12 million out of the small blind and won the big blind and antes.

Hand #109: Nestorov limped on the button, Jeremy Perrin did so out of the small blind, and Luis Vazquez checked in the big blind. On the     flop, action checked to Nestorov and his bet of 4.8 million won the pot.

Hand #110: First to act, Perrin moved all in and Nestorov in the big blind gave it brief consideration before he called with the superior stack.

Jeremy Perrin:   
Svetlozar Nestorov:   

The board of       left Nestorov with just shy of four big blinds, as Perrin doubled for 74.8 million and jumped into a commanding lead.

Jeremy Perrin152,300,00078,000,000
Luis Vazquez54,900,000-16,800,000
Svetlozar Nestorov15,800,000-61,200,000
07/01/18 06:33:56 PM PDT (about 83 days and 23 hours ago)
 
Hands #105-107: Perrin Doubles Up
 

Hand #105: Luis Vazquez raised to 10,000 from the small blind and Svetlozar Nestorov folded his big blind.

Hand #106: Jeremy Perrin got a walk.

Hand #107: Perrin moved all in from the button for 39,400,000 and Vazquez called. Nestorov folded.

Jeremy Perrin:   
Luis Vazquez:   

The board ran out       to give Perrin a runner-runner flush on the river to double him up.

Svetlozar Nestorov77,000,000-30,500,000
Jeremy Perrin74,300,00034,900,000
Luis Vazquez71,700,000-7,400,000
07/01/18 06:20:45 PM PDT (about 83 days and 23 hours ago)
 
Level 41 started
 
Level: 41 Blinds: 2000000/4000000 Ante: 500000
07/01/18 06:01:06 PM PDT (about 83 days and 24 hours ago)
 
Break
 

The three remaining players have just gone for their second 15-minute break of the day.

07/01/18 06:00:48 PM PDT (about 83 days and 24 hours ago)
 
Hands #99-104: Nestorov Jams Into Vazquez
 

Hand #99: Svetlozar Nestorov limped in the small blind and Jeremy Perrin jammed out of the big blind. Nestorov folded.

Hand #100: Nestorov raised to 6.3 million on the button and claimed the blinds and antes.

Hand #101: A walk for Nestorov.

Hand #102: Luis Vazquez raised to 10 million from the button and Nestorov asked for his stack size, which was around 90 million. Nestorov moved all in from the small blind and forced folds from Perrin and Vazquez. The latter flashed the  .

Hand #103: A walk for Vazquez.

Hand #104: A walk for Nestorov.

Svetlozar Nestorov107,500,00020,500,000
Luis Vazquez79,100,000-13,900,000
Jeremy Perrin39,400,000-3,600,000
07/01/18 05:58:14 PM PDT (about 83 days and 24 hours ago)
 
Hands #92-98: Folding Around
 

Hand #92: Luis Vazquez raised to 10,000,000 from the small blind and Svetlozar Nestorov folded his big blind.

Hand #93: Vazquez shoved on the button and got no action.

Hand #94: Nestorov raised to 6,800,000 from the button and Vazquez called in the big blind. The flop came     and Vazquez check-folded to Nestorov's bet.

Hand #95: A walk for Nestorov.

Hand #96: Vazquez raised to 10,000,000 from the button and picked up the blinds and antes.

Hand #97: A walk for Nestorov.

Hand #98: Vazquez raised to 10,000,000 from the small blind and Nestorov gave up his hand.

Luis Vazquez93,000,00010,600,000
Svetlozar Nestorov87,000,0003,000,000
Jeremy Perrin43,000,000-13,600,000
07/01/18 05:46:04 PM PDT (about 83 days and 0 hour ago)
 
Hands #88-91: Perrin and Vazquez Double
 

Hand #88: Jeremy Perrin gave Luis Vazquez a walk and flashed the  .

Hand #89: Perrin moved all in from the button and scooped the blinds and antes.

Hand #90: Svetlozar Nestorov pushed all in from the small blind and Perrin called in the big blind.

Jeremy Perrin:   
Svetlozar Nestorov:   

Both players hit a pair on the     and Perrin remained in the lead, but Nestorov improved to two pair on the   turn. The   river paired the board and the preflop order was restored. Perrin doubled for 46.4 million.

Hand #91: Nestorov opened the action with a raise to 6.1 million on the button. Joint chip leader Perrin moved all in from the small blind and Vazquez reluctantly called all in out of the big blind, Nestorov folded.

Luis Vazquez:   
Jeremy Perrin:   

The board of       improved Vazquez to a pair of queens and he doubled for 37.4 million.

"You gotta gamble now that we are playing for the win," Vazquez shrugged while stacking the chips.

Svetlozar Nestorov84,000,000-50,400,000
Luis Vazquez82,400,00037,000,000
Jeremy Perrin56,600,00013,400,000
07/01/18 05:35:38 PM PDT (about 83 days and 0 hour ago)
 
Hands #79-87: Shove and Fold
 

Hand #79: Svetlozar Nestorov shoved on the button and the two others folded.

Hand #80: Luis Vazquez called in the small blind and Nestorov shoved in the big blind. Vazquez folded.

Hand #81: A walk for Jeremy Perrin.

Hand #82: A walk for Vazquez.

Hand #83: A walk for Nestorov.

Hand #84: Vazquez shoved on the button and got no action.

Hand #85: Nestorov shoved on the button and nobody called.

Hand #86: Perrin shoved on the button. Nestorov asked for a count, looked at his cards once more, and then folded.

Hand #87: Another walk, now for Perrin.

07/01/18 05:21:05 PM PDT (about 83 days and 0 hour ago)
 
Level 40 started
 
Level: 40 Blinds: 1500000/3000000 Ante: 500000
07/01/18 05:17:11 PM PDT (about 83 days and 1 hour ago)
 
Hands #77-78: Quick Bathroom Break After Level 39
 

Hand #77: Luis Vazquez raised to 5.5 million on the button and single big blind Svetlozar Nestorov called. The     flop was checked, as was the   on the turn. On the   river, Nestorov bet 9.3 million and Vazquez folded.

Hand #78: Vazquez moved all in for 40.6 million and claimed the blinds and antes.

Right after, the players agreed on a short bathroom break. Action will resume in a few minutes with Nestorov in a commanding chip lead.

Svetlozar Nestorov134,400,0004,400,000
Luis Vazquez45,400,000-5,600,000
Jeremy Perrin43,200,000-3,300,000
07/01/18 05:12:05 PM PDT (about 83 days and 1 hour ago)
 
Renato Kaneoya Eliminated in 4th Place ($90,599)
 

Renato Kaneoya

Hand #76: Svetlozar Nestorov raised to 4,800,000 from the under-the-gun position and was called by Luis Vazquez in the small blind. Renato Kaneoya shoved all in from the big blind and Nestorov asked for a count. The dealer confirmed the amount was 42,900,000 and Nestorov went deep into the tank. After a while, Vazquez called the clock on Nestorov. The floor came over and gave Nestorov a minute longer to consider his options. After the minute was over, the floor gave Nestorov 30 seconds to make a decision. The floor started counting down from five and Nestorov called. Vazquez snap-folded.

Renato Kaneoya:   
Svetlozar Nestorov;   

The flop came     to give Kaneoya two pair. The turn brought them the   which gave Nestorov some extra outs as any seven, eight, or queen would give Nestorov a straight or a set.

The   came on the river and the Bulgarian rail went crazy as Nestorov hit his set to eliminate the Day 2 chip leader in fourth place for $90,599.

Svetlozar Nestorov130,000,00048,500,000
Renato Kaneoya0-44,000,000
07/01/18 05:03:36 PM PDT (about 83 days and 1 hour ago)
 
Hands #72-75: Nestorov Takes the Lead
 

Hand #72: Luis Vazquez raised to 4.8 million in the small blind and Renato Kaneoya called in the big blind. The flop came     and Vazquez bet 3 million. Kaneoya called. On the   turn, Vazquez checked and folded to a bet of 9 million by Kaneoya.

Hand #73: Jeremy Perrin open-shoved for 20 big blinds first to act and forced folds all around.

Hand #74: Kaneoya raised to 4.8 million on the button and Svetlozar Nestorov three-bet all in from the small blind. Kaneoya let go.

Hand #75: Nestorov raised to 4.8 million on the button and was called by Perrin in the small blind and Vazquez in the big blind. The trio checked the     flop, and Vazquez bet the   turn for 6.5 million. Nestorov called while Perrin folded.

On the   river, Vazquez bet 13 million and Nestorov called after some consideration. As soon as he did so, Vazquez mucked his cards and the Bulgarian rail started cheering. Nestorov claimed the pot without having to show the cards and jumped into the lead.

Svetlozar Nestorov81,500,00036,500,000
Luis Vazquez51,000,000-34,000,000
Jeremy Perrin46,500,000-4,500,000
Renato Kaneoya44,000,0000
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