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Event #19: THE GIANT - $365 No-Limit Hold'em
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Event #19: THE GIANT - $365 No-Limit Hold'em
Day 1a Completed

Day 1a of Event #19: THE GIANT Has Concluded

Chitownbeotch • Level 18: 6,000-12,000, 2,000 ante
Jeffrey Brin Day 1a Chip Leader (718,000)
Jeffrey Brin Day 1a Chip Leader (718,000)

Day 1a of the inaugural Event #19: THE GIANT lived up to its name. The event drew 1,629 entries, creating a prize pool of $488,700 for just a $365 buy-in with a minimum payout of $557.

The money began to be paid out during Level 17 at 245 players. In the 30 minutes after the bubble, the tournament lost 120 players to end the day with 124 players out of 1,629.

In the massive field we did see a few familiar faces, some whom will be returning for Day 2 and some who will have to return to play another Day 1. Barry Greenstein (90,000), Dylan Wilkerson (258,000), William Vo (359,000), Asher Coniff (152,000), Jesse Yaginuma (163,000), and Bernard Lee (359,000) are some of the players advancing to Day 2. Natasha Barbour, David Baker, Dennis Phillips, Scott Montgomery, and Jeff Gross were all eliminated but have four more starting days to take a shot at.

Those who made Day 2 will return in nearly a month to play on July 8 at 2 p.m. when all five Day 1s combine.

Jeffrey Brin is the Day 1a chip leader with an impressive stack of 718,000. Close behind is Timothy Miles with 707,500.

There will be four more Day 1s if you want to take your shot at THE GIANT. Day 1 plays every Friday at 7 p.m. for the next four weeks (June 16, 23, 30, and July 7).

PokerNews will have all your updates from THE GIANT and the rest of the 2017 WSOP all summer.

End-of-Day Chip Counts (full)

zedmaster84 • Level 18: 6,000-12,000, 2,000 ante
Jeffrey Brin US
Jeffrey Brin
US 718,000 718,000
Timothy Miles us
Timothy Miles
us 707,500 707,500
Richard Alsup us
Richard Alsup
us 637,500 637,500
Southisak Seunsom us
Southisak Seunsom
us 612,000 612,000
Matthias Eibinger at
Matthias Eibinger
at 610,500 50,500
Ricardo Abundis US
Ricardo Abundis
US 581,000 581,000
Joseph Biegler us
Joseph Biegler
us 565,000 565,000
Jennifer Fox US
Jennifer Fox
US 562,500 562,500
Konstantin Maslak ru
Konstantin Maslak
ru 535,000 535,000
Clayton Maguire us
Clayton Maguire
us 530,000 530,000
Marcus Laffen us
Marcus Laffen
us 523,000 523,000
Nadim Shabou US
Nadim Shabou
US 511,500 511,500
Shaun Samudia US
Shaun Samudia
US 511,000 511,000
Bizhan Delgoshaei US
Bizhan Delgoshaei
US 509,000 509,000
Praise Ogwo us
Praise Ogwo
us 497,000 497,000
Ryan Buckholtz us
Ryan Buckholtz
us 489,000 489,000
Ricky Lee us
Ricky Lee
us 465,000 465,000
Ari Levy CA
Ari Levy
CA 431,000 431,000
Zaed Shamoon US
Zaed Shamoon
US 388,500 388,500
Javier Contreras Crespo
Javier Contreras Crespo
379,500 379,500
Brian Kearney us
Brian Kearney
us 379,000 379,000
Gary Murphy US
Gary Murphy
US 377,500 377,500
Jose Latorre
Jose Latorre
360,500 360,500
David Mzareulov us
David Mzareulov
us 360,000 360,000
Bernard Lee us
Bernard Lee
us 359,000 359,000

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Seven More Hands

Yardley • Level 18: 6,000-12,000, 2,000 ante

The clock has been stopped and the floor has announced that there will be seven more hands to play before they bag and tag.

Final Level Tension Released; Sluice Gates Opened

Yardley • Level 18: 6,000-12,000, 2,000 ante

With the remaining players guaranteed a minimum of $557 for their buy-in of $365, provided they didn’t fire more than one bullet, the tension has flooded out of the Amazon room and with it the tide that bears a raft of players heading for the exit who have got the last of their chips in clinging to the hope of a double up but are now bust.

From a bubble number of 245 there are now kust 184 players with 15 minutes of the day to play.

Level:
18
Blinds:
6,000/12,000
Ante:
2,000

Dave Plaskett One Of the Bubble Eliminations

Yardley • Level 17: 5,000-10,000, 1,000 ante

Erle Mankin had been abusing the bubble, by turn grabbing some chips and doubling up some short stacks who were willing to risk it.

On the bubble Mankin moved all in from the button when it folded to him and Dave Plaskett wss the man in the big blind who called with his last 60,000 chips.

They had to wait before turning their cards over as the action was resolved at other tables but finally it was their turn and the cards were on their backs.

Erle Mankn: {k-Diamonds}{7-Diamonds}
Dave Plaskett: {j-Diamonds}{j-Spades}

The board ran our {4-Hearts}{a-Clubs}{6-Spades}{9-Spades}{k-Diamonds}.

The river gave Mankin the better pair to eliminate Plaskett.

Erle Mankin us
Erle Mankin
us 360,000
Dave Plaskett US
Dave Plaskett
US Busted

Tags: Erle Mankin

Bernard Lee Can Predict the Very Near Future

Chitownbeotch • Level 17: 5,000-10,000, 1,000 ante

While playing hand-for-hand we had four all ins at once holding the deal. As we were waiting to start at one table, Bernard Lee called me to another table to tell me how aces were about to be cracked.

The button Matthias Eibinger, had been shoving every hand on the bubble; he blindly bet 250,000 and the big blind woke up with aces. The player in the big blind called for his last 115,500 and the players showed the table their hands.

Eibinger: {6-Clubs}{5-Diamonds}
Opponent: {a-Clubs}{a-Hearts}

Everyone was laughing saying the aces would get cracked on the bubble. Well as the saying goes its all fun and games until someone loses an eye, or their chips.

The board ran out {4-Clubs}{4-Diamonds}{2-Diamonds}{j-Hearts}{3-Diamonds} and the table let out a huge roar. Eibinger cracked the aces and eliminated the player, bursting the bubble and stacking more chips.

Matthias Eibinger at
Matthias Eibinger
at 560,000

Tags: Matthias EibingerBernard Lee

Level:
17
Blinds:
5,000/10,000
Ante:
1,000

Money Bubble!

Chitownbeotch • Level 16: 4,000-8,000, 1,000 ante

We have 248 players remaining in the event and are currently playing hand-for-hand as we approach the money.

The money hits at 245 players with everyone guaranteed $557.