Event #6: $365 GIANT No-Limit Hold'em
Event #6: $365 GIANT No-Limit Hold'em
Day 1c Completed

Mathieu Philbert Bags Chip Lead on Day 1c of the the $365 GIANT

MartianNews • Level 21: 12,000-24,000, 4,000 ante

On a packed day in the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino a total of 1,148 entries showed up for Day 1c of Event #6: $365 GIANT No-Limit Hold'em. Just 55 of them found a bag by the end of 21 levels. Chipleader at the end of the night was Mathieu Philbert of France who bagged an impressive 1,940,000.

Philbert won a pot for over 1.5 million during the final six hands of play. The hand was against Matt Telepo who tried to pull a fast one on Philbert with an ill-timed bluff. Philbert saw through it and soared towards the top of the standings with the massive pot.

This flight had a total of five players that broke the million mark, including Kevin Ninkovich (1,505,00), bracelet winner Arkadiy Tsinis (1,495,000), Terry Kelley (1,035,000), and well-known English pro Artan Dedusha (1,025,000).

Some other notable stacks moving on from this flight include Jett Blackwell (975,000), Alexander Allegranza (875,000), Jeremy Brown (820,000), bracelet winner Peter Eichhardt (780,000) and Gary Lucci (715,000).

There were several bracelet holders that were in this flight but did not manage to find a bag including Phil Laak, Benjamin Yu, Kathy Liebert and Canada's Calen McNeil. Some other well-known players that did not manage to make it through include Sandeep Vasudevan, Bradley Butcher and Allen Kessler.

The money bubble was popped by Jordan Polk who also made it through to Day 2 with 725,000. The remaining 173 players were then guaranteed a min-cash of $556 dollars. After the bubble burst, the tournament turned into a haotic shove fest of people trying to either build up a stack or bust and return next Friday to try and spin up a stack on that flight.

The tournament has now completed it's third of five flights and players will have two more shots to run up a stack for Day 2 on June 30th. The last two remaining flights will be on June 22nd and June 29th, with everyone returning on June 30th for Day 2.

The PokerNews team will be bringing full coverage of this and every other WSOP event this summer.

Tags: Arkadiy TsinisArtan DedushaBenjamin YuCalen McNeilGary LucciKevin NinkovichMathieu PhilbertPhil LaakSandeep VasudevanTerry Kelley

End of Day Chip Counts (full)

MartianNews • Level 21: 12,000-24,000, 4,000 ante
Mathieu Philbert FR
Mathieu Philbert
FR 1,940,000 1,376,000
Kevin Ninkovich US
Kevin Ninkovich
US 1,505,000 1,505,000
Arkadiy Tsinis us
Arkadiy Tsinis
us 1,495,000 437,000
Terry Kelley US
Terry Kelley
US 1,035,000 410,000
Artan Dedusha gb
Artan Dedusha
gb 1,025,000 1,025,000
Jett Blackwell US
Jett Blackwell
US 975,000 -51,000
Alexander Allegranza us
Alexander Allegranza
us 875,000 875,000
Jeremy Brown us
Jeremy Brown
us 820,000 154,000
Peter Eichhardt se
Peter Eichhardt
se 780,000 35,000
Mark Jun us
Mark Jun
us 770,000 123,000
Alan Marks US
Alan Marks
US 740,000 740,000
Brett Beck US
Brett Beck
US 730,000 142,000
Jordan Polk us
Jordan Polk
us 725,000 586,000
Gary Lucci ca
Gary Lucci
ca 715,000 80,000
Linglin Zeng cn
Linglin Zeng
cn 685,000 685,000
Robert Mahlmann us
Robert Mahlmann
us 670,000
Jesse Mason au
Jesse Mason
au 655,000 613,475
Rickey Lee us
Rickey Lee
us 605,000
Jon Traver US
Jon Traver
US 570,000
Kindah Sakkal us
Kindah Sakkal
us 540,000
Matthew Crooks us
Matthew Crooks
us 540,000
Bret Weeks US
Bret Weeks
US 505,000
Park Yu Cheung hk
Park Yu Cheung
hk 505,000
Christopher Bonita us
Christopher Bonita
us 490,000
Rolando Soria ar
Rolando Soria
ar 485,000 321,000

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Tournament is Down to Six More Hands

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The clock has been paused at five minutes and each table will now deal six more hands, with all remaining at the end of those moving on to Day 2.

Jun Takes Two Down with Runner-Runner

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There were three players that found themselves all in preflop and Mark Jun was one of them.

Mark Jun: {a-Hearts}{5-Hearts}
Opponent One: {j-Spades}{j-Clubs}
Opponent Two: {a-Spades}{q-Clubs}

The flop came down {6-Hearts}{4-Spades}{q-Spades} and Jun needed some help. The turn came the {3-Hearts} and Jun was now drawing to a straight or flush. The river was the {q-Hearts} and Jun completed his flush to eliminate two opponents near the end of Day 1c.

Mark Jun us
Mark Jun
us 647,000

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Marcolango Takes Out Two

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Dana Marcolango found himself all in for 123,000 and had two people move all in after for less. The three then turned over their hands.

Dana Marcolango: {a-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds}
Opponent One: {9-Spades}{9-Clubs}
Opponent Two: {7-Clubs}{7-Diamonds}

The board ran out {8-Hearts}{3-Clubs}{5-Diamonds}{a-Hearts}{j-Clubs} and Marcolango's turned pair of aces took down the pot.

Dana Marcolango
Dana Marcolango

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Beck Wins with Cowboys

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An early position player moved all in for around 70,000 and Brett Beck moved all in over the top for a little over 500,000. The two players turned over their hands.

Brett Black: {k-Spades}{k-Clubs}
Opponent: {a-Clubs}{3-Spades}

The board ran out {9-Hearts}{6-Spades}{3-Clubs}{7-Diamonds}{9-Spades} and Beck's kings held on for the pot.

Brett Beck US
Brett Beck
US 588,000 291,000

Tags: Brett Beck