2018 World Series of Poker

Event #6: $365 GIANT No-Limit Hold'em
Day: 2
Event Info

2018 World Series of Poker

Final Results
Jeremy Perrin
Winning Hand
Event Info
Prize Pool
Level Info
3,000,000 / 6,000,000

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

Day 2 Completed

Kaneoya Eyes Brazil's #5, Leads THE GIANT Final Table

Level 35 : 500,000/1,000,000, 150,000 ante
Renato Kaneoya
Renato Kaneoya

The massive field of 8,920 entries has been reduced down to the last nine contenders in the $365 THE GIANT event which saw 527 players come back for Day 2. Most of the returning players survived with very short stacks and the field quickly plummeted down to a third after two levels of play. The pace seemed to never stop during the day and the busted players kept flooding the area at the payout desks.

The trend continued even on the final two tables, mainly thanks to huge surges of Renato Kaneoya and Alexander Lakhov. Kaneyoa pushed himself atop of the leaderboard when he peeled aces on the button, facing a raise and a three-bet all in from Amy Schwarz. He held against her nines and then continued torturing his opposition with a big stack.

THE GIANT Final Table:

RoomTableSeatPlayerCountryChip CountBig Blinds
Brasilia601Daniel FuhsUnited States18,300,00018
Brasilia602Lawrence ChanUnited States7,900,0008
Brasilia603Alexander LakhovRussia38,300,00038
Brasilia604Luis VazquezUnited States42,700,00043
Brasilia605Renato KaneoyaBrazil56,100,00056
Brasilia606Matthew SmithUnited States7,100,0007
Brasilia607Svetlozar NestorovUnited States13,100,00013
Brasilia608Kevin RinesUnited States21,500,00022
Brasilia609Jeremy PerrinUnited States19,000,00019

With the average stack still very shallow, the vast majority of pots culminated in preflop contests and Kaneoya was the beneficiary. He was lucky enough to dispatch Carl DiVeglia III after shoving with four-high to bink two pair versus his ace-king.

In the meantime, Alexander Lakhov took care of Joel Gossett and Gregory Kolo on the other table and established himself among the favorites for the final table.

The 10-handed unofficial final table lasted for a few orbits with Luis Vazquez doubling his aces against Jordan Bamford's ace-queen. Vazquez then finished Bamford off to take the third place on the leaderboard.

Kaneoya (56,100,000), Vazquez (42,700,000) and Lakhov (38,300,000) are the only three players on the north side of the average mark with all other remaining players having around 20 big blinds or fewer.

That makes for an interesting setup ahead of the final table with $250,000 and the elusive bracelet awaiting the champion. A little bit of help with a solid card distribution can see any of the players quickly catapult their stacks to the top. On the other side, the ICM factor may cause some mayhem and a war of attrition between potential micro stacks.

With all of that taken into account, THE GIANT final table will surely be one worth to follow so make sure to come back Sunday, July 1, at 2 p.m. for the live updates as the PokerNews live reporting will bring a hand-for-hand coverage to your couch.

Final table payouts:


Tags: Alexander LakhovAmy SchwarzCarl DiVeglia IIIGregory KoloJoel GossettLuis Vazquez

Jordan Bamford Eliminated in 10th Place ($18,947)

Level 35 : 500,000/1,000,000, 150,000 ante
Jordan Bamford
Jordan Bamford

Luis Vazquez opened under the gun and Jordan Bamford three-bet shoved on the button. Vazquez called off.

Bamford: {K-Spades}{J-Hearts}
Vazquez: {A-Diamonds}{9-Diamonds}

The flop came {K-Clubs}{9-Hearts}{2-Clubs} and Bamford pulled ahead.

"Hold!" Bamford shouted.

But the {A-Hearts} landed on the turn.

"I suppose I spoke to early," Bamford said.

The {4-Diamonds} river didn't rescue him and he bubbled the official final table. The final nine players bagged their chips with just under seven minutes left to play in the level.

Player Chips Progress
Jordan Bamford gb
Jordan Bamford

Tags: Jordan BamfordLuis Vazquez

Bamford Doubles Up

Level 35 : 500,000/1,000,000, 150,000 ante

Jordan Bamford moved all in for 4,000,000. Renato Kaneoya moved all in from the cutoff and the remaining players all folded.

Jordan Bamford: {q-Diamonds}{9-Diamonds}
Renato Kaneoya: {a-Diamonds}{k-Clubs}

The board came {4-Clubs}{j-Hearts}{8-Spades}{4-Spades}{q-Clubs} with Bamford calling for a ten on the river.

"Queen'll do," he said as the river paired him and he doubled up.

Player Chips Progress
Renato Kaneoya br
Renato Kaneoya
54,000,000 -4,000,000
Day 2 Chip Leader
Jordan Bamford gb
Jordan Bamford
10,000,000 5,500,000

Tags: Jordan BamfordRenato Kaneoya

Vazquez Wakes Up with Aces

Level 35 : 500,000/1,000,000, 150,000 ante

From middle position, Daniel Fuhs raised to 2 million and Jordan Bamford three-bet shoved for about 14 million in the next seat. Big blind Luis Vazquez called off for 9,400,000 and Fuhs paused for about a minute and then folded.

Bamford learned that he hit the wall, running {A-Spades}{Q-Hearts} into {A-Diamonds}{A-Clubs}. The {7-Clubs}{A-Diamonds}{4-Diamonds}{6-Spades}{K-Clubs} board didn't give him any piece of hope and Vazquez climbed to the tournament average.

Player Chips Progress
Luis Vazquez us
Luis Vazquez
22,300,000 11,800,000
Jordan Bamford gb
Jordan Bamford
4,500,000 -3,800,000

Tags: Daniel FuhsJordan BamfordLuis Vazquez

Unofficial Final Table Draw

Level 35 : 500,000/1,000,000, 150,000 ante
SeatTableNameChip CountBig Blinds
1455Daniel Fuhs20,500,00021
2455Jordan Bamford8,300,0008
3455Lawrence Chan14,200,00014
4455Alexander Lakhov41,000,00041
5455Luis Vazquez10,500,00011
6455Renato Kaneoya58,000,00058
7455Matthew Smith10,500,00011
8455Svetlozar Nestorov16,000,00016
9455Kevin Rines21,500,00022
10455Jeremy Perrin23,000,00023
Player Chips Progress
Renato Kaneoya br
Renato Kaneoya
58,000,000 17,000,000
Day 2 Chip Leader
Alexander Lakhov ru
Alexander Lakhov
41,000,000 1,000,000
Day 1E Chip Leader
Jeremy Perrin us
Jeremy Perrin
23,000,000 -6,000,000
WSOP 1X Winner
Kevin Rines us
Kevin Rines
21,500,000 -3,500,000
Daniel Fuhs us
Daniel Fuhs
20,500,000 2,500,000
WSOP 1X Winner
Svetlozar Nestorov bg
Svetlozar Nestorov
16,000,000 -2,000,000
Lawrence Chan us
Lawrence Chan
14,200,000 -300,000
Luis Vazquez us
Luis Vazquez
10,500,000 -5,500,000
Matthew Smith us
Matthew Smith
10,500,000 1,300,000
Jordan Bamford gb
Jordan Bamford
8,300,000 1,800,000

Carl DiVeglia III Eliminated in 11th Place ($18,947)

Level 35 : 500,000/1,000,000, 150,000 ante
Carl DiVeglia III
Carl DiVeglia III

Big stack Renato Kaneoya raised all in out of the small blind and big blind Carl DiVeglia III peeled a monster and quickly called off.

Kaneoya: {4-Spades}{3-Spades}
DiVeglia III: {A-Hearts}{K-Clubs}

Kaneoya, however, hit two pair on the cruel board of {10-Spades}{4-Diamonds}{7-Hearts}{6-Hearts}{3-Hearts} eliminated DiVeglia III short of the final table.

"It's stupid," DiVeglia said on his way out.

Player Chips Progress
Carl DiVeglia III us
Carl DiVeglia III

Tags: Carl DiVeglia IIIRenato Kaneoya

Level: 35

Blinds: 500,000/1,000,000

Ante: 150,000