Event #19: THE GIANT - $365 No-Limit Hold'em

Exiting Empty-Handed

Yardley • Level 14: 2,000-4,000, 500 ante

As quickly as the tournament filled up, players are busting and heading for the exits empty handed.

There are just over four levels to play, with the bubble likely to burst in the next one or two. Counting is still being finalized, but the unofficial number is 596 players who will get at least a min-cash.

Over 10,000 Entries For The GIANT

Yardley • Level 14: 2,000-4,000, 500 ante

Today's flight attracted an incredible 3,969 entries with the prizepool set to be announced soon, and with it the number of places getting paid tonight.

Day 1a1,629124 
Day 1b1,230106 
Day 1c1,606146 
Day 1d1,581142 
Day 1e3,969??? 

There were 10,015 entries in total across the five starting days.


Frankie Flowers For Liv Boeree

Yardley • Level 13: 1,500-3,000, 500 ante

Frankie Flowers and Liv Boeree saw a flop of {j-Spades}{k-Hearts}{k-Clubs}.

Action was checked to Boeree, who bet 7,000, then called when Flowers check-raised to 15,000. The turn card was the {6-Hearts}, and a follow-up bet of 15,000 from Flowers saw Boeree lay it down.

Frankie Flowers US
Frankie Flowers
US 285,000 285,000
Liv Boeree gb
Liv Boeree
gb 63,000 24,000

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Break Time

Yardley • Level 12: 1,200-2,400, 400 ante

Players are on a 20-minute break.

Chris Ferguson Eliminated

Yardley • Level 12: 1,200-2,400, 400 ante
Chris Ferguson
Chris Ferguson

Although he fell short of a cash in today's GIANT, Chris Ferguson has been grinding the Series hard.

Ferguson was short on chips and all in preflop with {k-Spades}{7-Hearts}, up against his opponent's {a-Hearts}{6-Diamonds}.

The board ran out {6-Spades}{2-Hearts}{3-Spades}{5-Spades}{a-Diamonds}. Ferguson on the wrong side of a 60/40, and no help from the dealer meant he was felted.

Chris Ferguson us
Chris Ferguson
us Busted

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Will Kassouf Busts

Yardley • Level 12: 1,200-2,400, 400 ante

Will Kasouf has been felted by Jason Wu, and the man who claimed the scalp of the notorious talker from England recounted the action.

Kassouf shoved from late position for around 20,000 holding {9-}{8-}. The player in the small blind called with {q-}{q-}, and Wu, in the big blind, called with {a-}{a-}.

The aces held to bust Kassouf and give Wu a nice increase.

Jason Wu US
Jason Wu
US 65,000 65,000
Will Kassouf gb
Will Kassouf
gb Busted

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