Tournois Live 1
Event #19: THE GIANT - $365 No-Limit Hold'em

Event Info

Buy-in $365
Prize Pool $3,004,500
Players 10,015

Info Niveau

Niveau 39
Blinds 1,500,000 / 3,000,000
Ante 500,000



Hai Nguyen Eliminates Sang Kim

poolshir • Niveau 32: 200,000-400,000, 50,000 ante

Hai Nguyen raised to 650,000 from the button. Sang Kim shoved all in for about 4,450,000 from the big blind. Nguyen called.

Kim: {9-Spades}{9-Hearts}
Nguyen: {Q-Diamonds}{J-Hearts}

The board ran out {Q-Clubs}{J-Diamonds}{A-Diamonds}{A-Spades}{7-Diamonds} to give no help to Kim and he has been eliminated in 24th place.

Hai Nguyen us
Hai Nguyen
us 14,000,000 5,000,000
Sang Kim us
Sang Kim
us Eliminé

Tags: Hai NguyenSang Kim


Volpe Doubles Early

[user340040] • Niveau 31: 150,000-300,000, 50,000 ante

Ben Volpe moved all in on the button for roughly 700,000. Hai Nguyen was in the big blind and called.

Volpe: {a-Clubs}{10-Hearts}
Nguyen: {k-Hearts}{6-Diamonds}

The board ran out {j-Clubs}{10-Clubs}{7-Diamonds}{5-Diamonds}{j-Diamonds} and Volpe secured a double-up to stay alive.

Hai Nguyen us
Hai Nguyen
us 9,000,000 -600,000
Ben Volpe us
Ben Volpe
us 1,650,000 375,000

Tags: Ben VolpeHai Nguyen

Kleins Eliminates Easley

[user340040] • Niveau 31: 150,000-300,000, 50,000 ante

Martins Kleins was in the cutoff and moved all in for over 7 million. Dylan Easley was in the small blind and called all in for his remaining 1,625,000.

Kleins: {a-Diamonds}{8-Hearts}
Easley: {j-Clubs}{10-Clubs}

The board ran out {3-Diamonds}{a-Spades}{9-Clubs}{6-Hearts}{2-Diamonds}, and after the flopped ace, Easley was drawing dead to the river and will settle for 26th place.

Martins Kleins LV
Martins Kleins
LV 9,300,000 1,950,000
Dylan Easley us
Dylan Easley
us Eliminé

Tags: Dylan EasleyMartins Kleins

Hai Nguyen Wins

poolshir • Niveau 31: 150,000-300,000, 50,000 ante

Hai Nguyen in mid-position and Marc Spielberg in the small blind were all in.

Spielberg: {K-Diamonds}{Q-Hearts}
Nguyen: {A-Clubs}{9-Clubs}

The board ran out {2-Hearts}{9-Hearts}{5-Hearts}{J-Diamonds}{6-Clubs} — no help for Spielberg — and he has been eliminated in 27th place.

Hai Nguyen us
Hai Nguyen
us 9,600,000 2,300,000
Marc Spielberg US
Marc Spielberg
US Eliminé

Tags: Hai NguyenMarc Spielberg

Shuffle Up and Deal

poolshir • Niveau 31: 150,000-300,000, 50,000 ante

The players have returned for Day 3 of THE GIANT. The tournament director has just given the dealers the signal to shuffle up and deal. Who will take the gold WSOP bracelet home?


Welcome Back to the Final Day of THE GIANT

John Hutchinson
John Hutchinson

Day 3 of Event #19: THE GIANT - $365 No-Limit Hold'em at the World Series of Poker starts today at 2 p.m local time in the Amazon room. Twenty-seven out of 10,015 players that started on this tournament will return to play.

John Hutchinson is leading the field but is closely followed by Hrair Yapoudjian. Hutchinson has only cashed once before at the WSOP but will be looking to making this the first bracelet he wins. Ben Volpe is the player with the shortest stack of only four big blinds. He will be looking to add another bracelet to his collection by spinning up his stack.

Other notable players remaining are Eric Baldwin and Dieter Dechant. They are all guaranteed a minimum cash of $9,556, but they will be aiming for that WSOP gold bracelet, the first prize, and bragging rights.

They will return to Level 31 for another 20 minutes. Blinds will begin at 150,000/300,000 with an ante of 50,000 and they will continue playing until a winner has been crowned. The levels will be 40 minutes long with a 15-minute break every three levels and an hour-long dinner break after having played nine levels.

RoomTableSeatPlayerCountryChip CountBig Blinds
Amazon221Jorge PenaUnited States6,150,00021
Amazon222Hrair YapoudjianCanada18,875,00063
Amazon223Michael GuzzardiUnited States11,450,00038
Amazon224Robert PalfreyUnited States4,700,00016
Amazon225John HutchinsonUnited States21,200,00071
Amazon226Akin TunaGermany9,400,00031
Amazon227Dieter DechantUnited States8,775,00029
Amazon228Eric BaldwinUnited States8,075,00027
Amazon229Andrew CrookstonUnited States7,800,00026
Amazon231Martins KleinsLatvia7,350,00025
Amazon232Marc SpielbergUnited States3,800,00013
Amazon233Dylan EasleyUnited States2,075,0007
Amazon234Ben VolpeUnited States1,275,0004
Amazon235Marcus LaffenUnited States5,700,00019
Amazon236Hai NguyenUnited States7,300,00024
Amazon237Martin ZamaniUnited States7,375,00025
Amazon238Sang KimUnited States4,800,00016
Amazon239Vera KuhlGermany4,750,00016
Amazon241Dan StarkUnited States5,425,00018
Amazon242Tremayne JerniganUnited States9,800,00033
Amazon243Romit AdvaniUnited States6,675,00022
Amazon244John MyungUnited States6,500,00022
Amazon245Takuya SuzukiJapan3,575,00012
Amazon246John HayesUnited States4,875,00016
Amazon247Jeffery LovvornUnited States5,825,00019
Amazon248Ravi RaghavanUnited States12,900,00043
Amazon249Christopher GroveUnited States3,600,00012

This is what the final 27 players are playing for:


Keep following the live updates from start to finish here on PokerNews to find out who will take that bracelet home with them.

Tags: Ben VolpeDieter DechantEric BaldwinHrair YapoudjianJohn Hutchinson