2014 World Series of Poker

Event #51: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em Monster Stack
Day: 2
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 2 Completed

Salvatore Bianco Leads 576 Survivors on Day 2 of the Monster Stack

Level 18 : 3,000/6,000, 500 ante
Salvatore Bianco
Salvatore Bianco

Day 2 of Event #51: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em Monster Stack has come to a conclusion with Salvatore Bianco topping the remaining 576 players.

The day began with 3,826 players returning from the 7,862-player starting field as players eyed reaching the money by day's end so that they could be guaranteed a piece of the $10,613,700 prizepool.

As expected, play was fast and furious as players located in five different sections of the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino broke into each room until the tournament eventually had everyone located in the Pavilion Room. Once play reached the bubble, hand-for-hand wouldn't be necessary as six players would be eliminated to leave the remaining 792 players guaranteed at least $2,759.

Once play was halted one level early for the night, there would be just 576 players remaining with Salvatore Bianco leading the charge with 847,000 in chips. A plethora of notables are still in contention with the likes of Martins Adeniya (577,000), Soi Nguyen (495,000), Joe Serock (413,000), Jeff Madsen (381,000), and Maria Ho (364,000) still alive.

Play is set to recommence at 3 p.m. on Saturday afternoon, and the PokerNews Live Reporting Team will be on hand to provide extensive live coverage throughout the day.

With that, we'll leave you with a video of bracelet winner Bryan Campanello discussing the Monster Stack event and see you back here on Saturday to follow along.

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End-of-Day 2 Chip Counts (full)

Level 18 : 3,000/6,000, 500 ante
Player Chips Progress
Salvatore Bianco it
Salvatore Bianco
847,000 27,000
Michael Richardson gb
Michael Richardson
758,000 663,800
Gabriel Paul us
Gabriel Paul
Daniel Hirleman us
Daniel Hirleman
745,000 135,000
Vladimir Bozinovic rs
Vladimir Bozinovic
729,000 704,400
Kris Wojciechowski us
Kris Wojciechowski
683,000 663,400
Tom Alner gb
Tom Alner
657,000 47,000
Josh Pollock us
Josh Pollock
625,000 360,000
Eric Hicks us
Eric Hicks
580,000 547,500
Jason Cox us
Jason Cox
580,000 493,700
Jason Wheeler us
Jason Wheeler
WSOP 1X Winner
Martins Adeniya gb
Martins Adeniya
577,000 147,000
Rocco Sofio us
Rocco Sofio
555,000 520,400
William Guerrero us
William Guerrero
549,000 487,100
John Monnette us
John Monnette
549,000 -1,000
WSOP 5X Winner
Claas Segebrecht de
Claas Segebrecht
549,000 496,500
Jason Duval ca
Jason Duval
547,000 7,000
WSOP 1X Winner
Austin Bursavich us
Austin Bursavich
544,000 481,300
Raphael Wieczorek de
Raphael Wieczorek
541,000 481,700
Joseph Bogatz us
Joseph Bogatz
Valentin Messina fr
Valentin Messina
514,000 457,500
Quang Tran us
Quang Tran
Joseph McKeehen us
Joseph McKeehen
498,000 420,400
WSOP 2X Winner
Michael Azzaro us
Michael Azzaro
Soi Nguyen us
Soi Nguyen
495,000 -5,000

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Play Ends

Level 18 : 3,000/6,000, 500 ante

The WSOP team have made the greatest decision of the day.

They have decided to postpone the final level of play and make the final 577 players bag and tag for the night.

Break Time

Level 18 : 3,000/6,000, 500 ante

The players are heading on a 20-minute break while the tournament directors color-up the pink 500-denomination chips.

Those No Longer With Us

Level 18 : 3,000/6,000, 500 ante
Player Chips Progress
Richard Gravino us
Richard Gravino
Rumen Ganev us
Rumen Ganev
Wendy Freedman us
Wendy Freedman
Jason Antonelli us
Jason Antonelli
James Bomar us
James Bomar
Paul Paez us
Paul Paez
David Roepke us
David Roepke
Jeffrey Olsen us
Jeffrey Olsen
Joseph Courtney at
Joseph Courtney
Claude Gunraj ca
Claude Gunraj
Jonah Miller us
Jonah Miller
Deip Paul us
Deip Paul
John Bare
John Bare
Olivier Desenailhac fr
Olivier Desenailhac
Bradley Albright us
Bradley Albright
Hal Lubarsky
Hal Lubarsky
Alan Sing
Alan Sing
Edward Harmann
Edward Harmann
Marcus Bower us
Marcus Bower
Mark White us
Mark White
Kao Saechao us
Kao Saechao
Donald Brown us
Donald Brown
Matthew Parry us
Matthew Parry
WSOP 1X Winner
David Botcowsky us
David Botcowsky
Paul Stanechewski us
Paul Stanechewski

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Griffin Gets Govert

Level 18 : 3,000/6,000, 500 ante

Griffin Benger is on a bit of a tear since he was forced to move tables and was separated from his drinking buddies. He had been grinding a short stack for most of the day but was now sitting on 100,000 thanks to a suited {a-}{k-} versus {a-}{j-} and then picking up {a-}{a-}.

On a hand a few moments ago there was and opened to 17,000 and the Govert Metaal moved all in for 60,000. Benger moved all in too for 100,000 and the original raiser didn’t look happy about it but folded.

Metaal turned over {q-Hearts}{q-Spades} but Benger had him with {k-Hearts}{k-Diamonds}.

The cards ran out {k-Clubs}{3-Hearts}{4-Diamonds}{4-Clubs}{2-Spades} and Benger was back in business.

Player Chips Progress
Griffin Benger ca
Griffin Benger
180,000 125,000
Govert Metaal nl
Govert Metaal

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