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

Duy Ho Tops Day 1d of Event #6: $365 GIANT No-Limit Hold'em as 63 Survive

gaellej • Level 21: 12,000-24,000, 4,000 ante
Duy Ho
Duy Ho

Duy Ho from the United States finished as the Day 1d chipleader of Event #6: $365 GIANT No-Limit Hold'em with a solid stack of 1,275,000. Ho, who already made two WSOP final table in 2012 and 2014 respectively, managed to take the chip lead during the first levels of the day and keep it until the final hand. He will try to snatch his first gold bracelet in this event.

Just behind Ho stands Alice Sicconi, a well-known face in the Italian poker community, and Richard Dubini, who finished 12th in last year's Main Event. Among those who will back for Day 2 are also Bart Lybaert (640,000), David Lappin (640,000), Katie Swift (475,00) and Adam Owen (122,000).

The fourth of five Day 1 flights of the inaugural $365 buy-in tournament attracted 1,167 entries, generating a prize pool of $425,955 with 176 places getting paid.

At the end of the 21 levels of play, there were 63 who still had chips in front of them, earning at least $913 for their efforts. Each will play Day 2 with the survivors of the other flights on Saturday, June 30 with a restart at 2 p.m.

Many notables players took their chance in the event but didn’t make it to the money, such as the defending champion Dieter Dechant who reentered the event, Marvin Rettenmaier, Mark Radoja, Jon Kyte, Muskan Sethi, Sorel Mizzi or Melanie Weisner.

The unfortunate John Gorsuch became the bubble, eliminated by Georgios Vrakas. Gorsuch, down to only half an ante, was having an unlucky day as he told PokerNews he also busted only eight places before the money in Event #43: $2,500 No-Limit Hold'em. In total, the bubble lasted more than 30 minutes due to many doubles up. After the bubble had burst, a more festive Friday night mood took place with players gambling it up and many all-in moves, as they tried to spin up a stack.

The final Day 1e flight is on Friday, June 29 at 7 p.m and the PokerNews live reporting team will be on hand again to bring you all the action.

Tags: Alice SicconiBart LybaertDavid LappinDieter DechantDuy HoGeorgios VrakasKatie Swift

End of Day Chip Counts (full)

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

The players are leaving the tournament area and a full recap of the day is to follow.

Duy Ho us
Duy Ho
us 1,205,000 -70,000
Ian Pelz us
Ian Pelz
us 1,100,000 1,100,000
Alice Sicconi it
Alice Sicconi
it 1,065,000 445,000
Steven Firestone us
Steven Firestone
us 1,000,000 1,000,000
Jett Schencker us
Jett Schencker
us 955,000 955,000
Renato Kaneoya br
Renato Kaneoya
br 910,000 910,000
Rajesh Jagannadham US
Rajesh Jagannadham
US 895,000 895,000
Jakub Toth CZ
Jakub Toth
CZ 810,000 810,000
Richard Dubini ar
Richard Dubini
ar 810,000 -10,000
Andrew Atilano us
Andrew Atilano
us 750,000 750,000
Jeffrey Ziegler us
Jeffrey Ziegler
us 715,000 715,000
Carlos Chu US
Carlos Chu
US 710,000 710,000
Paul Bibergal US
Paul Bibergal
US 705,000 705,000
Graeme Cowie us
Graeme Cowie
us 700,000 700,000
Junqiang Lyu CN
Junqiang Lyu
CN 685,000 685,000
Bart Lybaert be
Bart Lybaert
be 640,000 30,000
David Lappin ie
David Lappin
ie 640,000 629,000
Dean Zohar il
Dean Zohar
il 630,000 630,000
Sam Khalaf US
Sam Khalaf
US 570,000 570,000
Wesley Marr US
Wesley Marr
US 505,000 505,000
Ronald Jeha US
Ronald Jeha
US 505,000 505,000
Gokhan Kizilarslan US
Gokhan Kizilarslan
US 495,000 495,000
Andrew Wilson gb
Andrew Wilson
gb 480,000 480,000
Timothy Maiorano us
Timothy Maiorano
us 480,000 480,000
Katie Swift gb
Katie Swift
gb 475,000 335,000

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End of the Day

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

The remaining 63 players are now counting their stack before they will be verified by the floor supervisor. They will all receive at least $1,043 for their efforts.

Ho Puts Pressure

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

Duy Ho opened from under the gun to 70,000 and it was called by a player in middle position and the big blind.

On the flop {7-Spades}{9-Clubs}{a-Diamonds}, the three players checked. The turn brought a {5-Spades} and after a check, Ho announced all-in, putting his opponents' tournament at risk. They both mucked their hand and Ho grabbed the pot, to climb to a massive stack worth 1,500,000.

Duy Ho us
Duy Ho
us 1,500,000 600,000

Tags: Duy Ho

Six More Hands to Play

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

The tournament director announced six more hands are going to be played tonight, after what the remaining players will bag their chips.

Dubini Among the Biggest Stacks

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

The action started with a player in middle position pushing all his stack in the middle for 160,000 chips. Only Richard Dubini, on the button, made the call and the two opponents turned their cards over.

With {a-Spades}{k-Spades}, Dubini was in good shape to win the hand, facing {a-Diamonds}{q-Hearts} for his opponent, and a board {4-Clubs}{k-Clubs}{2-Diamonds}{q-Spades}{4-Clubs} gave him the pot.

Richard Dubini ar
Richard Dubini
ar 820,000 680,000

Tags: Richard Dubini

Last Level of the Day

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

The remaining 89 players are now playing their last 20-minute level of the day.


Lybaert Adds to his Stack

gaellej • Level 20: 10,000-20,000, 3,000 ante

A player moved all in for a stack around 50,000 left and the action folded to Bart Lybaert who made the call to create the following showdown:

Bart Lybaert: {6-Spades}{3-Hearts}
His opponent: {a-Hearts}{q-Spades}

Lybaert had the dominated hand, but the dealer revealed a board {6-Clubs}{k-Spades}{9-Diamonds}{3-Spades}{6-Diamonds}, giving Lybaert a full house and eliminating his opponent.

Bart Lybaert be
Bart Lybaert
be 610,000 -110,000

Tags: Bart Lybaert