WSOP 2018
2018 World Series of Poker

Info Niveau

Niveau 21
Blinds 12,000 / 24,000
Ante 4,000

Info Joueurs

Joueurs Survivants 63
Entrants 1167
Tapis moyen 463,095
Jetons au total 29,175,000
Event #6: $365 GIANT No-Limit Hold'em
Jour 1d terminé

Duy Ho Tops Day 1d of Event #6: $365 GIANT No-Limit Hold'em as 63 Survive

gaellej • Niveau 21: 12,000-24,000, 4,000 ante
Duy Ho
Duy Ho

Duy Ho from the United States finished as the Day 1d chipleader of Event #6: $365 GIANT No-Limit Hold'em with a solid stack of 1,275,000. Ho, who already made two WSOP final table in 2012 and 2014 respectively, managed to take the chip lead during the first levels of the day and keep it until the final hand. He will try to snatch his first gold bracelet in this event.

Just behind Ho stands Alice Sicconi, a well-known face in the Italian poker community, and Richard Dubini, who finished 12th in last year's Main Event. Among those who will back for Day 2 are also Bart Lybaert (640,000), David Lappin (640,000), Katie Swift (475,00) and Adam Owen (122,000).

The fourth of five Day 1 flights of the inaugural $365 buy-in tournament attracted 1,167 entries, generating a prize pool of $425,955 with 176 places getting paid.

At the end of the 21 levels of play, there were 63 who still had chips in front of them, earning at least $1,042 for their efforts. Each will play Day 2 with the survivors of the other flights on Saturday, June 30 with a restart at 2 p.m.

Many notables players took their chance in the event but didn’t make it to the money, such as the defending champion Dieter Dechant who reentered the event, Marvin Rettenmaier, Mark Radoja, Jon Kyte, Muskan Sethi, Sorel Mizzi or Melanie Weisner.

The unfortunate John Gorsuch became the bubble, eliminated by Georgios Vrakas. Gorsuch, down to only half an ante, was having an unlucky day as he told PokerNews he also busted only eight places before the money in Event #43: $2,500 No-Limit Hold'em. In total, the bubble lasted more than 30 minutes due to many doubles up. After the bubble had burst, a more festive Friday night mood took place with players gambling it up and many all-in moves, as they tried to spin up a stack.

The final Day 1e flight is on Friday, June 29 at 7 p.m and the PokerNews live reporting team will be on hand again to bring you all the action.

Tags: Alice SicconiBart LybaertDavid LappinDieter DechantDuy HoGeorgios VrakasKatie Swift

Selected End of Day Chipcounts

gaellej • Niveau 21: 12,000-24,000, 4,000 ante

Full chip counts will follow later on Saturday once announced. The players are leaving the tournament area and a full recap of the day is to follow.

Duy Ho us 1,275,000
Alice Sicconi IT 1,064,000 444,000
Bart Lybaert be 640,000 30,000
David Lappin ie 640,000 629,000
Katie Swift gb 475,000 335,000
Philipp Brendel DE 252,000 252,000
Adam Owen gb 122,000 -143,000

End of the Day

gaellej • Niveau 21: 12,000-24,000, 4,000 ante

The remaining 63 players are now counting their stack before they will be verified by the floor supervisor. They will all receive at least $1,043 for their efforts.

Ho Puts Pressure

gaellej • Niveau 21: 12,000-24,000, 4,000 ante

Duy Ho opened from under the gun to 70,000 and it was called by a player in middle position and the big blind.

On the flop {7-Spades}{9-Clubs}{a-Diamonds}, the three players checked. The turn brought a {5-Spades} and after a check, Ho announced all-in, putting his opponents' tournament at risk. They both mucked their hand and Ho grabbed the pot, to climb to a massive stack worth 1,500,000.

Duy Ho us 1,500,000 600,000

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Dubini Among the Biggest Stacks

gaellej • Niveau 21: 12,000-24,000, 4,000 ante

The action started with a player in middle position pushing all his stack in the middle for 160,000 chips. Only Richard Dubini, on the button, made the call and the two opponents turned their cards over.

With {a-Spades}{k-Spades}, Dubini was in good shape to win the hand, facing {a-Diamonds}{q-Hearts} for his opponent, and a board {4-Clubs}{k-Clubs}{2-Diamonds}{q-Spades}{4-Clubs} gave him the pot.

Richard Dubini ar 820,000 680,000

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Lybaert Adds to his Stack

gaellej • Niveau 20: 10,000-20,000, 3,000 ante

A player moved all in for a stack around 50,000 left and the action folded to Bart Lybaert who made the call to create the following showdown:

Bart Lybaert: {6-Spades}{3-Hearts}
His opponent: {a-Hearts}{q-Spades}

Lybaert had the dominated hand, but the dealer revealed a board {6-Clubs}{k-Spades}{9-Diamonds}{3-Spades}{6-Diamonds}, giving Lybaert a full house and eliminating his opponent.

Bart Lybaert be 610,000 -110,000

Tags: Bart Lybaert