Event 56: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em

Scouting the Big Stacks


"There's no one notable here."

So said a player spotting your humble reporter, scouting the tables here near evening's end in the effort to locate some of the larger stacks around. At just 35 spots away from the cash, most of those left with chips are ultimately going to be notable, insofar as they'll become part of the WSOP record books for having cashed in the event.

A tour through the Silver section revealed a few players who have edged over the 100,000-chip mark, a milestone that appears at the moment to put players among the leaders at present.

Terris Preston is currently sitting with right at 100,000, while Blake Cahill looks to have about 110,000. And Mark Maletic is hovering at 120,000.

"They're gonna write about you, man," said Maletic's neighbor as we noted his stack. Good read.

Player Chips Progress
Mark Maletic US
Mark Maletic
US 121,000
Blake Cahail us
Blake Cahail
us 110,000
Terris Preston CA
Terris Preston
CA 102,000