William Givens just took round one in what will surely be the first of many battles between two of the largest stacks in the room seated next to each other.
He opened for 15,000 when action folded to his small blind, and Kou Vang defended. On the flop, Givens bet 14,000 and Vang called. A hit the turn, and Givens continued his aggression with 32,000. Again, Vang called. When a fell, Givens fired 70,000 and Vang immediately announced a call.
Givens showed for two pair, and he dragged the hefty pot.