2018 World Series of Poker

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

2018 World Series of Poker

Final Results
Winning Hand
Event Info
Prize Pool
Level Info
800,000 / 1,600,000

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

Day 1d Completed

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

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)

Level 21 : 12,000/24,000, 0 ante
Player Chips Progress
Heroico Aguiluz us
Heroico Aguiluz
Day 1D Chip Leader
Daniel Laidlaw au
Daniel Laidlaw
1,050,000 1,050,000
Gonzalo Mercade ar
Gonzalo Mercade
1,045,000 1,045,000
David Bingham us
David Bingham
Mark Liedtke us
Mark Liedtke
765,000 55,000
John Agelakis ca
John Agelakis
Vincent Moscati us
Vincent Moscati
590,000 428,000
Noah Merritt us
Noah Merritt
Bridges Roe au
Bridges Roe
Matt Stout us
Matt Stout
500,000 5,000
Stephanie Chung us
Stephanie Chung
415,000 165,000
Mitchell Smith us
Mitchell Smith
Arkadiy Tsinis us
Arkadiy Tsinis
WSOP 1X Winner
Karl Westheimer us
Karl Westheimer
Andrew O'Flaherty ie
Andrew O'Flaherty
Alan Snow us
Alan Snow
Michael Raimon us
Michael Raimon
Bradley Myers us
Bradley Myers
John Gonzalez us
John Gonzalez
Raymond Walton us
Raymond Walton
Julio Belluscio ar
Julio Belluscio
285,000 -335,000
WSOP 1X Winner
Donald Landers us
Donald Landers
Alfredo Vega de
Alfredo Vega
Nicholas Levis us
Nicholas Levis
Joseph Sanders us
Joseph Sanders
245,000 245,000

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Aguiluz Wins a Massive Pot

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.

Player Chips Progress
Hero Aguiluz us
Hero Aguiluz
Mark Liedtke us
Mark Liedtke

Tags: Mark LiedtkeHero Aguiluz

Level: 21

Blinds: 12,000/24,000

Ante: 0

McDermott Makes Quads

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.

Player Chips Progress
Tim McDermott us
Tim McDermott
302,000 87,000

Tags: Tim McDermott

Level: 20

Blinds: 10,000/20,000

Ante: 0

Chung Doubles Through Madsen; Nearly Stacks Him

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.

Player Chips Progress
Stephanie Chung us
Stephanie Chung
Jeff Madsen us
Jeff Madsen
9,000 -103,000
WSOP 4X Winner

Tags: Jeff MadsenStephanie Chung

Level: 19

Blinds: 8,000/16,000

Ante: 0