2014 World Series of Poker

Event #51: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em Monster Stack
Day: 1b
Event Info

2014 World Series of Poker

Final Results
Hugo Pingray
Winning Hand
Event Info
Prize Pool
Level Info
1,000,000 / 2,000,000

Event #51: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em Monster Stack

Day 1b Completed

Huge Turnout The Story as Flight B of Event #51 Completed

Level 9 : 300/600, 75 ante
Wall to Wall Players
Wall to Wall Players

Massive, Giant, Huge, Mammoth, Monster...All could be used to describe Day 1 of the inaugural $1,500 no-limit hold’em “monster stack” event. It all kicked off at noon where flight one drew the cap of 4,020 players.

The 5 p.m. second flight quickly filled up as well and some of the ‘Day 1b first wave’ registrants had to wait nearly three hours before they were seated for play. Four more “waves” for seating players were planned, but ultimately the large majority seemed to have to wait until the start of level six to be able to play some poker.

Just over one hour later registration closed and the event’s total number of entrants was set at 7,862. A whopping prize pool of $10,613,700 was created with a another millionaire maker for the one who navigates their way through the sharks and dreamers. $1,327,083 to be exact and six-figure paydays for all who make the official final table. Not too shabby for a $1,500 investment.

We will have a better idea of the total number of entrants that made it through at the start of Day 2, as the two flights will combine into one field. The event is scheduled for five days and survivors will start Day 2 on Friday at 3 p.m. Tune in then as PokerNews continues coverage of this historic event.

End-of-Day Chip Counts (full)

Level 9 : 300/600, 75 ante
Player Chips Progress
Matthew Haugen us
Matthew Haugen
John Monnette us
John Monnette
156,500 156,500
WSOP 5X Winner
Alexander Ziskin us
Alexander Ziskin
139,800 1,800
Evan Yanoshik us
Evan Yanoshik
Uri Nir us
Uri Nir
Ardavan Yazdi us
Ardavan Yazdi
Jose Maymo us
Jose Maymo
Greg Ronaldson
Greg Ronaldson
John Grue us
John Grue
Victor Shuchleis mx
Victor Shuchleis
Javier Swett cl
Javier Swett
105,600 -4,000
Jordan Young us
Jordan Young
105,000 25,000
Sarkis Akopyan ru
Sarkis Akopyan
Liam Batey gb
Liam Batey
102,700 40,000
Anthony Nguyen us
Anthony Nguyen
Andrey Marsavin us
Andrey Marsavin
Martins Adeniya gb
Martins Adeniya
Sho Otsu jp
Sho Otsu
Zephyr Peling us
Zephyr Peling
Steven van Zadelhoff nl
Steven van Zadelhoff
Javier Gonzalez es
Javier Gonzalez
Gabriel Paul us
Gabriel Paul
Daniel Chamberlain us
Daniel Chamberlain
Bryce Yockey us
Bryce Yockey
WSOP 1X Winner
Ayaz Manji pt
Ayaz Manji

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Jeff Madsen Obviously Has It

Level 9 : 300/600, 75 ante

We picked up the action with a completed board of {k-Hearts}{8-Hearts}{a-Diamonds}{6-Spades}{6-Hearts} and around 16,000 in the middle. Jeff Madsen bet 7,000 and his opponent thought for a couple of minutes before finally making the call. Madsen confidently tabled {a-Spades}{10-Spades} and his opponent mucked.

Player Chips Progress
Jeff Madsen us
Jeff Madsen
47,000 17,000
WSOP 4X Winner

Tags: Jeff Madsen

Level: 9

Blinds: 300/600

Ante: 75

Raghavan Picked Off

Level 8 : 200/400, 50 ante

We caught the action with a board of {a-Hearts}{2-Diamonds}{3-Hearts}{8-Clubs}. Piragibe Junior bet 3,500 and Ravi Raghavan made the call. The river was the {j-Clubs} and Junior checked. Raghavhan bet 8,500 and Junior snap-called. Raghavan mucked and Junior showed {2-Hearts}{5-Hearts} for just bottom pair.

Raghavan looked at this reporter and scoffed, "huh, that was a good one." Raghavan's tablemates laughed as they headed to the next hand.

Player Chips Progress
Piragibe Junior
Piragibe Junior
43,000 43,000
Ravi Raghavan us
Ravi Raghavan
26,000 -3,500

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James Flopping Sets and Stacking Chips

Level 8 : 200/400, 50 ante

We caught the action after a flop of {5-Spades}{6-Spades}{q-Spades} and Kenna James facing a lead bet of 1,200 from an opponent. James raised to 3,100 and his opponent folded. James turned over {5-Clubs}{5-Hearts} to show the table his good fortune.

James has built a nice stack today, though we're not certain it's all from flopped sets.

Player Chips Progress
Kenna James us
Kenna James
71,500 15,200

Tags: Kenna James