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



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

Aguiluz Bags Best of 33 Survivors on Day 1d of $365 PLO GIANT

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

The penultimate starting flight of the inaugural PLO GIANT kicked off at 7 p.m. Sunday evening at the 2018 World Series of Poker and drew a total of 565 entries. After 21 levels, just 33 players were left standing at the conclusion of Day 1d play. It was Hero Aguiluz (1,275,000) who bagged more chips than any other, claiming the chip lead.

Close behind him are Australian player Daniel Laidlaw (1,050,000) and Argentinian Gonzalo Mercade (1,045,000). However, all of them are still trailing Day 1a chip leader Pete Arroyos, who will take 1,757,000 chips out of the bag when Day 2 play begins.

Several familiar faces advanced alongside the chip leaders, including Vincent Moscati (590,000), Matt Stout (500,000), Men Nguyen (470,000) and Pete Chen (175,000).

Although not all the fan favorites were fortunate enough to survive the day, several of them made the money before departing, including Ben Yu, Jonathan Zarin, and Roland Israelashvili. Quite a few of the more well-known players who took to the felt in this flight left empty-handed, including Tommy Le, Kyle Bowker, Allen Kessler, Ankush Mandavia, and Chris Ferguson.

The money bubble broke without hand-for-hand play since Dutch Boyd busted during the hand it was reached.

The final starting flight will begin Sunday, July 1st, at 7 p.m. Day 2 play begins July 2nd at 2 p.m. with all Day 1 survivors and the remainder of the field is scheduled to play down to a winner on July 3rd.

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: Allen KesslerAnkush MandaviaBen YuChris FergusonDaniel LaidlawDutch BoydGonzalo MercadeHero AguiluzJonathan ZarinKyle BowkerMatt StoutMen NguyenPete ArroyosPete ChenRoland IsraelashviliTommy LeVincent Moscati

End of Day Notable Chip Counts (full)

KaleGozer • Level 21: 12,000-24,000, 0 ante
Heroico Aguiluz us
Heroico Aguiluz
us 1,275,000
Daniel Laidlaw au
Daniel Laidlaw
au 1,050,000 1,050,000
Gonzalo Mercade ar
Gonzalo Mercade
ar 1,045,000 1,045,000
David Bingham us
David Bingham
us 945,000
Mark Liedtke us
Mark Liedtke
us 765,000 55,000
John Agelakis ca
John Agelakis
ca 610,000
Vincent Moscati us
Vincent Moscati
us 590,000 428,000
Noah Merritt us
Noah Merritt
us 575,000
Bridges Roe au
Bridges Roe
au 510,000
Matt Stout us
Matt Stout
us 500,000 5,000
Stephanie Chung us
Stephanie Chung
us 415,000 165,000
Mitchell Smith us
Mitchell Smith
us 410,000
Arkadiy Tsinis us
Arkadiy Tsinis
us 405,000
Karl Westheimer us
Karl Westheimer
us 400,000
Andrew O'Flaherty ie
Andrew O'Flaherty
ie 380,000
Alan Snow us
Alan Snow
us 370,000
Michael Raimon us
Michael Raimon
us 315,000
Bradley Myers us
Bradley Myers
us 305,000
John Gonzalez us
John Gonzalez
us 305,000
Raymond Walton us
Raymond Walton
us 295,000
Julio Belluscio ar
Julio Belluscio
ar 285,000 -335,000
Donald Landers us
Donald Landers
us 275,000
Alfredo Vega de
Alfredo Vega
de 265,000
Nicholas Levis us
Nicholas Levis
us 265,000
Joseph Sanders us
Joseph Sanders
us 245,000 245,000

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Three More Hands

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

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

Aguiluz Wins a Massive Pot

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

There was a massive pile of chips in the middle and the {7-Spades}{5-Clubs}{5-Diamonds} flop was on board when we got to the table. Hero Aguiluz got his stack in the middle against two other players; one had a smaller stack and Mark Liedtke had him covered.

Hero Aguiluz: {A-Spades}{J-Spades}{J-Diamonds}{5-Hearts}
Mark Liedtke: {A-Diamonds}{6-Spades}{5-Spades}{4-Diamonds}
Opponent: {9-Spades}{8-Diamonds}{7-Clubs}{7-Diamonds}

Aguiluz found himself in third place behind the nut boat and Liedtke's flopped trips. That changed when the {J-Clubs} hit the turn to give Aguiluz jacks full and leave his opponents drawing to one out apiece. The {K-Spades} river changed nothing and Aguiluz took the pot to become the chip leader.

Hero Aguiluz US
Hero Aguiluz
US 1,500,000
Mark Liedtke us
Mark Liedtke
us 710,000

Tags: Mark LiedtkeHero Aguiluz


McDermott Makes Quads

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

Tim McDermott was under the gun and got all the chips in before the flop against a player in middle position.

Tim McDermott: {K-Hearts}{K-Diamonds}{9-Clubs}{4-Diamonds}
Opponent: {A-Spades}{A-Diamonds}{Q-Diamonds}{8-Clubs}

McDermott found himself trailing his opponent's aces and needed to improve in order to win. The board ran out {K-Spades}{J-Hearts}{5-Diamonds}{K-Clubs}{5-Clubs} to give McDermott quad kings to take the pot and stack his opponent.

Tim McDermott us
Tim McDermott
us 302,000 87,000

Tags: Tim McDermott


Chung Doubles Through Madsen; Nearly Stacks Him

simkha • Level 19: 8,000-16,000, 0 ante

Stephanie Chung raised to 40,000 from early position and Jeff Madsen called from the big blind.

The flop came {A-Hearts}{A-Clubs}{6-Hearts} and Madsen checked. Chung bet 30,000, Madsen shoved, and Chung called with the smaller of the two stacks by a narrow margin.

Stephanie Chung: {A-Diamonds}{Q-Diamonds}{10-Spades}{3-Spades}
Jeff Madsen: {A-Spades}{Q-Hearts}{J-Clubs}{9-Spades}

Both players flopped trip aces with a queen and would split the pot if nobody improved. The {3-Diamonds} hit the turn to give Chung aces full of threes to take the lead and the {4-Spades} river was no help to either player. Chung took the pot to double up, leaving Madsen extremely short.

Stephanie Chung us
Stephanie Chung
us 250,000
Jeff Madsen us
Jeff Madsen
us 9,000 -103,000

Tags: Jeff MadsenStephanie Chung