Day 1e Completed
Day 1e Completed
Day 1e of Event #6: $365 GIANT No-Limit Hold’em began at 7pm local time and had 2,400 players on the clock at the start. The total number of players ended up being 4,347 at the end of the late registration period, with only 280 players bagging up at the end of Day 1e.
Alexander Lakhov ended the day with an enormous 1,720,000 in chips. Thai Ha also bagged up over a million in chips and he’ll be starting with 1,180,000. Other players that bagged sizable stacks are Kai Munster (675,000), Daniel Herschman (504,000) and two-time bracelet winner Steven Wolansky (455,000).
The final flight of the Giant turned out to be the biggest by a mile. Day 1a drew 1,289 entries, 1b 969 entries, 1c 1,148 entries and Day 1d 1,167 entries. Combined, the four prior starting flights already boasted 4,573 runners, with Day 1e almost doubling that with an enormous 4,347 player entries.
The Day 1e money bubble burst at 653 players, all of whom were guaranteed a min-cash of $548. Players that tried to make it through to Day 2 but fell by the wayside included Barry Greenstein, Chris Moneymaker, Jeff Gross and Greg Raymer, all of whom failed to make the money. Players that did reach the money but didn’t make it to Day 2 include Julien Polge and Chris Ferguson.
Day 2 will start on Saturday, 30 June at 2pm local time and will play fifteen 40-minute levels, or until they reach the final table. Stay tuned to PokerNews to follow the action.
The floor staff just announced that they'll be playing six more hands before they start bagging and tagging. The players that make Day 2 have to start the tournament again in less than 8 hours.
Steven Wolansky eliminated a player right before the end of Day 1e. The board was and Wolansky had laying in front of him and his opponent had already turned her cards upside down.
The lady walked away with the words: "At least I got it in good" while Wolansky stacks his newly won chips.
Alexander Lakhov and a short stack got all their chips in the middle without any community cards out yet. Lakhov opened up and his opponent opened up .
The flop was . The players at the table were all really friendly and even Lakhov was rooting for a sweat. The turn was the and suddenly there was a possibility of a chop pot.
The river was the and the whole table erupted into laughter and cheering. Lakhov gave a fist bump to his opponent as they chopped up the blinds and antes.
Kai Munster sat on the small blind and was involved in a blind versus blind battle when the flop was already on the board and the pot was already over 120,000. The flop was and both players checked to see the turn appear.
This time Munster decided to put in a bet and he shoved a stack forward, worth 62,000. His opponent folded and Munster raked in the pot.