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Event #6: $365 GIANT No-Limit Hold'em



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

Alexander Lakhov Bags Chip Lead on Day 1e of Event #6: $365 GIANT No-Limit Hold’em

DegenOnTour • Level 21: 12,000-24,000, 4,000 ante
Daniel Herschman
Daniel Herschman

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.

Tags: Alexander LakhovBarry GreensteinChris FergusonChris MoneymakerGreg RaymerJeff GrossJulien PolgeKai MunsterSteven WolanskyThai Ha

End-of-Day Chip Counts (full)

DegenOnTour • Level 21: 12,000-24,000, 4,000 ante
Alexander Lakhov ru
Alexander Lakhov
ru 1,710,000 1,110,000
Daniel Dealmeida br
Daniel Dealmeida
br 1,355,000
David Bellacose US
David Bellacose
US 1,355,000
Jared Eben US
Jared Eben
US 1,220,000
Thai Ha vn
Thai Ha
vn 1,185,000 1,185,000
Gregory Kolo us
Gregory Kolo
us 1,150,000
Huong Do ca
Huong Do
ca 1,015,000
Alexander Haro us
Alexander Haro
us 1,000,010
Tuan Nguyen us
Tuan Nguyen
us 975,000 975,000
Ray Medlin us
Ray Medlin
us 955,000 10,000
Mark Frimodt DK
Mark Frimodt
DK 940,000
Sandy Friedman US
Sandy Friedman
US 830,000 830,000
Robert Nehorayan us
Robert Nehorayan
us 825,000 505,000
Eliyahu Saado il
Eliyahu Saado
il 820,000
Luis Vazquez us
Luis Vazquez
us 820,000
Rommel Santos us
Rommel Santos
us 750,000
Kai Munster de
Kai Munster
de 675,000 175,000
Jose Mendoza us
Jose Mendoza
us 675,000
Dai Ong us
Dai Ong
us 670,000
US 665,000
Robert Cicchelli ca
Robert Cicchelli
ca 665,000
John Chong US
John Chong
US 655,000
Jonathan Dwek ca
Jonathan Dwek
ca 650,000 650,000
Thomas Graupner DE
Thomas Graupner
DE 645,000
Johnson Nguyen US
Johnson Nguyen
US 645,000

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Six More Hands

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

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.

Wolansky Sends One Home

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

Steven Wolansky eliminated a player right before the end of Day 1e. The board was {2-Spades}{6-Spades}{2-Clubs}{2-Diamonds}{3-Spades} and Wolansky had {10-Diamonds}{6-Clubs} 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.

Steven Wolansky us
Steven Wolansky
us 480,000 170,000

Tags: Steven Wolansky


Lakhov Chops It Up

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

Alexander Lakhov and a short stack got all their chips in the middle without any community cards out yet. Lakhov opened up {K-Spades}{K-Hearts} and his opponent opened up {A-Diamonds}{K-Diamonds}.

The flop was {8-Diamonds}{5-Hearts}{7-Clubs}. The players at the table were all really friendly and even Lakhov was rooting for a sweat. The turn was the {6-Spades} and suddenly there was a possibility of a chop pot.

The river was the {9-Diamonds} 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.

Alexander Lakhov ru
Alexander Lakhov
ru 600,000 -90,000

Tags: Alexander Lakhov


Munster Wins Blind Battle

DegenOnTour • Level 19: 8,000-16,000, 2,000 ante

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 {8-Hearts}{4-Hearts}{Q-Clubs} and both players checked to see the {9-Diamonds} 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.

Kai Munster de
Kai Munster
de 550,000 140,000

Tags: Kai Munster