#6: $365 GIANT No Limit Hold'em
Days:
1

Event Info

Prize Pool $1,372,400
Players 4000

Level Info

Level 45
Blinds 600,000 / 1,200,000
Ante 150,000

Players Info - Day 1

Players Left 1
Entries 4000
#6: $365 GIANT No Limit Hold'em
Day 1 Completed

"GangstaZab" Wins Event #6 for $133,180 and Gold Ring

elron66 • Level 45: 600,000-1,200,000, 150,000 ante
Deal Reached
Deal Reached

After just under 11 hours of play, "GangstaZab" has won Event #6: $365 GIANT No Limit Hold'em. There were exactly 4,000 entries in this one, which put the prize pool at $1,372,400, significantly above the $1 million guarantee. The final four players made a deal, which left "GangstaZab" with the top payout of $133,180.

Heads up began with "GangstaZab" and Vlada "Vlada2108" Stojanovic essentially even in chips, and it took a few hands before they got into a race for more than 88 million. "GangstaZab" hit one of their overs to survive and take a huge lead, and it was over the next hand.

The Final Table

PlacePlayerCountryPrize
1GangstaZabRussia$133,180
2Vlada "Vlada2108" StojanovicSerbia$130,584
3Mateusz "SsethTzeenta" SzymanskiPoland$105,193
4Ben CadeCanada$97,184
5Th3Secr3tSan Marino$53,917
6Lee "mathouse" KyoungjunHong Kong$40,432
7Eder "BlueMoon" CampanaBrazil$30,320
8Pete ChenTaiwan$22,737
9PrinceHamedBrazil$17,050

The Day's Action

When late registration ended a bit more than three hours into the event, exactly 4,000 entries had been recorded. That put the prize pool at $1,372,400, more than 37% above the guarantee.

There were less than 1,500 players in action when registration closed, with 476 getting paid. They played quickly to the money, with the bubble bursting less than 2 hours after registration closed.

Kevin Martin
Kevin Martin

GGSquad member Kevin Martin was one of the players to make a surge into the money. He was playing a big stack for a lot of the early money play, but ultimately had to settle for 59th place and $2,724.

Once they got down under 100 players left, it looked like Jonas "LobyPewis" Mackoff might go back-to-back for two Rings in two days. Mackoff took down Event #5 yesterday for his second career Gold Ring, and he was playing a top ten stack for much of the end-game today as well.

The double win was not to be, however, as Mackoff ran ace-jack into the kings of eventual runner-up Stojanovic on the final table bubble to end his day in 10th place for a bit under $10,000.

It took about 90 minutes to play down the final nine. Natural8 ambassador Pete Chen was among the players to make the final nine, but couldn't get anything going at the FT and ended in 8th for about $22,000.

Stojanovic delivered a brutal beat to bust "Th3Secr3t" in 5th place when his king-jack got there against ace-jack. Once that happened, the final four made a deal, and the rest of the final table went very quickly.

Vlada "Vlada2108" Stojanovic Eliminated in 2nd Place ($130,584)

elron66 • Level 45: 600,000-1,200,000, 150,000 ante
Vlada Stojanovic
Vlada Stojanovic

Most of the damage happened in a hand where Stojanovic got it in with a chance to win with pocket fours against the king-queen overs for "GangstaZab". The overs hit for a double, leaving Stojanovic short. He busted the next hand when he got king-five in against ace-deuce and couldn't get there.

GangstaZab ru 100,000,000 52,290,106
Vlada "Vlada2108" Stojanovic rs Busted

Mateusz "SsethTzeenta" Szymanski Eliminated in 3rd Place ($105,193)

elron66 • Level 45: 600,000-1,200,000, 150,000 ante
Mateusz Szymanski
Mateusz Szymanski

It was limped pre-flop, and they both checked the {3-Spades}{5-Spades}{8-Diamonds} flop. Mateusz "SsethTzeenta" Szymanski bet 2.4 million on {6-Diamonds} turn and got called, and he shoved for more than 8 million on the {3-Clubs} and Vlada "Vlada2108" Stojanovic called it off with the most.

Vlada "Vlada2108" Stojanovic: {7-Clubs}{3-Hearts}
Mateusz "SsethTzeenta" Szymanski: {8-Hearts}{4-Hearts}

Board: {3-Spades}{5-Spades}{8-Diamonds}{6-Diamonds}{3-Clubs}

Stojanovic spiked trips on the river to get them heads up.

Vlada "Vlada2108" Stojanovic rs 52,290,106 18,243,872
GangstaZab ru 47,709,894 -5,081,000
Mateusz "SsethTzeenta" Szymanski PL Busted
Level:
45
Blinds:
600,000/1,200,000
Ante:
150,000

Ben Cade Eliminated in 4th Place ($97,184)

elron66 • Level 44: 500,000-1,000,000, 125,000 ante
Ben Cade Eliminated in 4th Place ($97,184)
Ben Cade Eliminated in 4th Place ($97,184)

Ben Cade shoved the button over a raise from "GangstaZab" and got the call. It was a race between the sixes of Cade and ace-ten for "GangstaZab" and the ace came on the flop to send Cade home with almost $100,000.

GangstaZab ru 52,790,894 12,438,481
Vlada "Vlada2108" Stojanovic rs 34,046,234 80,000
Mateusz "SsethTzeenta" Szymanski PL 13,162,872 -1,500,000
Ben Cade ca Busted

Deal Reached

elron66 • Level 44: 500,000-1,000,000, 125,000 ante
Deal Reached
Deal Reached

As soon as play got four-handed, they agreed to a deal.

Level:
44
Blinds:
500,000/1,000,000
Ante:
125,000

"Th3Secr3t" Eliminated in 5th Place ($53,917)

elron66 • Level 43: 400,000-800,000, 100,000 ante
"Th3Secr3t" Eliminated in 5th Place ($53,917)
"Th3Secr3t" Eliminated in 5th Place ($53,917)

Vlada "Vlada2108" Stojanovic shoved the small blind, and "Th3Secr3t" called for less in the big.

"Th3Secr3t": {a-Clubs}{j-Clubs}
Vlada "Vlada2108" Stojanovic: {k-Hearts}{j-Diamonds}

Board: {j-Spades}{5-Clubs}{7-Clubs}{6-Diamonds}{k-Spades}

Stojanovic got there on the river with the dominated jack to get it four-handed.

GangstaZab ru 40,352,413 6,682,661
Vlada "Vlada2108" Stojanovic rs 33,966,234 7,809,120
Mateusz "SsethTzeenta" Szymanski PL 14,662,872 5,860,000
Ben Cade ca 11,038,481 -7,667,661
Th3Secr3t SM Busted
Level:
43
Blinds:
400,000/800,000
Ante:
100,000