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Event #11: $365 PLO GIANT Pot-Limit Omaha



Event #11: $365 PLO GIANT Pot-Limit Omaha
Day 1a Completed

Leif Force & Dzmitry Urbanovich Bag Big on Day 1a of Event #11: $365 PLO GIANT

simkha • Level 21: 12,000-24,000, 0 ante
Dzmitry Urbanovich
Dzmitry Urbanovich

The first of five starting flights of the inaugural PLO GIANT kicked off Sunday evening at the 2018 World Series of Poker and drew a total of 423 entries, but just 19 players were left standing at the conclusion of Day 1a play. After 21 levels, Pete Arroyos is leading the way with a stack of 1,757,000.

Arroyos is already certain to have some tough competition on Day 2 since Dzmitry Urbanovich (1,246,000) and bracelet winner Leif Force (1,082,000) both bagged sizeable stacks. Jason Mayer also scored a spot in the million-plus club after ending the day with 1,163,000, and behind him, Daniel Turklay (721,000) bagged the next largest stack. Alongside the chip leaders, Aleksey Filatov (624,000) and former November Niner Jeremy Ausmus (181,000) also advanced to Day 2.

Quite a few of the more well-known players who took to the felt in this flight left empty-handed, including Scott Davies, Steve Zolotow, Joey Ingram, Rep Porter, and Barry Greenstein. But since there are still four more starting flights to be played, each featuring unlimited re-entry, plenty more opportunities to amass a stack are on the way.

The money bubble broke without hand-for-hand play since multiple players busted during the hand it was reached. A full list of the Day 1a payouts can be found here.

Here's a look at the remainder of the schedule for this event:

Day 1bJune 107 p.m.
Day 1cJune 177 p.m.
Day 1dJune 247 p.m.
Day 1eJuly 17 p.m.
Day 2July 22 p.m.
Day 3July 32 p.m.

Keep it here for continuing coverage of the PLO GIANT and throughout the 2018 World Series of Poker from the PokerNews Live Reporting team.

Tags: Aleksey FilatovBarry GreensteinDzmitry UrbanovichJeremy AusmusJoey IngramPete ArroyosRep PorterScott Davies

End of Day Chip Counts (full)

simkha • Level 21: 12,000-24,000, 0 ante
Pete Arroyos us
Pete Arroyos
us 1,757,000 1,152,000
Dzmitry Urbanovich pl
Dzmitry Urbanovich
pl 1,246,000 256,000
Jason Mayer us
Jason Mayer
us 1,163,000 613,000
Leif Force us
Leif Force
us 1,082,000 182,000
Daniel Turklay US
Daniel Turklay
US 721,000 721,000
Karl Akers US
Karl Akers
US 700,000 -40,000
Aleksey Filatov us
Aleksey Filatov
us 624,000 -161,000
Daniel Grassi us
Daniel Grassi
us 574,000 574,000
Kevin Nomberto US
Kevin Nomberto
US 570,000 570,000
Debby Perkins us
Debby Perkins
us 353,000 353,000
Cai Zhen us
Cai Zhen
us 346,000 346,000
Tanner Lefferts us
Tanner Lefferts
us 276,000 276,000
Joshua Reichard us
Joshua Reichard
us 216,000 216,000
Daniel Gonzalez us
Daniel Gonzalez
us 211,000 211,000
Nader Isahac us
Nader Isahac
us 185,000 185,000
Jeremy Ausmus us
Jeremy Ausmus
us 181,000 13,000
Alan Steinberg us
Alan Steinberg
us 158,000 158,000
Preston Jarneski US
Preston Jarneski
US 144,000 144,000
Gary Benson au
Gary Benson
au 86,000 86,000

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Dzmitry Urbanovich Sends One Home

simkha • Level 21: 12,000-24,000, 0 ante

Dzmitry Urbanovich opened to 50,000 from the hijack and the player in the small blind announced that he was all-in. However, the maximum legal three-bet amount was 174,000, and the small blind had 50,000 remaining in his stack after committing the chips. Urbanovich called and the small blind jammed in the dark.

After the flop fell {10-Spades}{9-Clubs}{6-Spades} Urbanovich called to put his opponent at risk.

Dzmitry Urbanovich: {Q-Clubs}{J-Diamonds}{7-Diamonds}{5-Clubs}
Small blind: {A-}{J-}{10-}{5-}

The small blind had the lead and Urbanovich needed help from the deck to knock him out. The {3-Diamonds} river gave Urbanovich some additional straight outs, and the {4-Spades} river was one of them, so Urbanovich took the pot to send his opponent to the cage.

Dzmitry Urbanovich pl
Dzmitry Urbanovich
pl 990,000 530,000

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Three More Hands

simkha • Level 21: 12,000-24,000, 0 ante

Each remaining table will play three more hands before players bag chips for the night.


Akers Eliminates Samson

simkha • Level 20: 10,000-20,000, 0 ante

When we arrived at the table, Wesley Samson had already jammed from the button for 101,000 and had picked up four preflop callers, including Karl Akers in the small blind and Aleksey Filatov, who was under the gun.

The flop came {Q-Clubs}{7-Diamonds}{3-Clubs} and after some consideration, Akers shoved for 316,000. Filatov went into the tank for about half a minute before he folded and the fourth player quickly followed suit.

Wesley Samson: {A-Spades}{K-Spades}{K-Clubs}{5-Hearts}
Karl Akers: {A-Diamonds}{Q-Diamonds}{J-Spades}{6-Spades}

Samson was ahead with his overpair and Akers needed to improve in order to win the pot. Although Samson retained his lead on the {10-Diamonds} turn, the {Q-Spades} fell on the river to give Akers trip queens, so he took the pot to send Samson to the cage.

Karl Akers US
Karl Akers
US 740,000
Wesley Samson us
Wesley Samson
us Busted

Tags: Aleksey FilatovWesley SamsonKarl Akers

Ausmus Loses Some

simkha • Level 20: 10,000-20,000, 0 ante

A player limped in from middle position, Jeremy Ausmus called from the small, and the big blind checked his option.

The flop came {K-Spades}{9-Diamonds}{6-Clubs} and the blinds both checked. The middle-position player bet 30,000, Ausmus called, and the big blind jammed for what looked like 81,000. The middle-position player folded and Ausmus called to put the big blind at risk.

Jeremy Ausmus: {10-Diamonds}{9-Clubs}{8-Spades}{7-Spades}
Big blind: {K-Clubs}{6-Diamonds}{5-Hearts}{3-Spades}

Ausmus had flopped a pair and a wrap but needed help from the deck to beat his opponent's two pair. The {K-Hearts} on the turn gave the big blind kings full, leaving Ausmus drawing dead, so after the {J-Spades} fell on the river, the dealer pushed the pot to the big blind.

Jeremy Ausmus us
Jeremy Ausmus
us 168,000 -30,000

Tags: Jeremy Ausmus