2014 World Series of Poker

Event #51: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em Monster Stack
Day: 4
Event Info

2014 World Series of Poker

Final Results
Winner
Hugo Pingray
Winning Hand
ak
Prize
$1,327,083
Event Info
Buy-in
$1,500
Prize Pool
$10,613,700
Entries
7,862
Level Info
Level
43
Blinds
1,000,000 / 2,000,000
Ante
300,000

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

Day 4 Completed

Hugo Pingray Leads Monster Stack Final Table!

Level 36 : 200,000/400,000, 50,000 ante
Hugo Pingray
Hugo Pingray

After a shorter than expected day on the felt, the Event #51: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em Monster Stack is now down to a final table of nine with Switzerland's Hugo Pingray in the lead.

The penultimate day of play saw 62 players return to battle it out knowing they were already guaranteed $21,758, however each player's eyes would be locked on the $1,327,083 first prize awaiting the eventual victor. Once cards hit the air, play would begin at an incredibly fast rate as player after player headed to the rail to leave the field cut down to just 36 by the first break.

Once play resumed, the pace continued to excel as the tournament was swiftly cut down. The pace was so fast that players were sitting behind - excuse the pun - monster chip stacks that saw just the standard size pots taking minutes to chip up. A call to color-up kept hitting a brick wall since all the 100,000-denomination chips were already in play, however a plethora of 50,000-denomination chips were finally added to the fray to make play more manageable as just 13 remained on dinner break.

Several eliminations and several doubles saw the final 10 move to the unofficial final table when Steven Levy lost a race. The final 10 then passed chips back-and-forth for nearly two hours before Swede Robert Gustafsson couldn't peddle his short stack and longer when his {A-Diamonds}{8-Hearts} lost to Thayer Rasmussen's {A-Clubs}{5-Hearts} when he made a four card straight to leave the final table lined up as follows:

SeatPlayerCountryChip CountBig Blinds
1Joseph McKeehenUSA12,925,00032
2Bobby ByramUSA8,475,00021
3Zachary GrunebergUSA11,850,00029
4Claas SegebrechtGermany8,900,00022
5Thayer RasmussenUSA15,475,00038
6Lynne BeaumontEngland7,925,00020
7Joshua HillockUSA8,625,00021.5
8Sean DrakeUSA20,975,00052
9Hugo PingrayFrance22,700,00057

France's Hugo Pingray is the overall chip leader with 22.7 million after snatching several pots late in the day from overnight and majority-of-the-day chip leader Sean Drake who sits second overall with 20.975 million. Rasmussen (15.475 million), Joseph McKeehen (12.925 million) and Zachary Gruneberg (11.85 million) round out the top counts while the lone female Lynne Beaumont sits with an impressive 7.925 million also.

The final nine will return at 3:00 p.m. (PDT) on Monday afternoon to battle down until one can be crowned the Event #51 Champion and recipient of $1,327,083 after besting a massive 7,862-player field.

The PokerNews Live Reporting Team will be back live in the Amazon Room to provide extensive hand-for-hand coverage of the Event #51: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em Monster Stack final table live from the 2014 World Series of Poker!

Tags: Hugo Pingray

Official Final Table Chip Counts

Level 36 : 200,000/400,000, 50,000 ante
Player Chips Progress
Hugo Pingray fr
Hugo Pingray
22,700,000 3,100,000
WSOP 1X Winner
Sean Drake us
Sean Drake
20,975,000 -1,025,000
WSOP 1X Winner
Thayer Rasmussen us
Thayer Rasmussen
15,475,000 2,175,000
Joseph McKeehen us
Joseph McKeehen
12,925,000 -150,000
WSOP 2X Winner
Zachary Gruneberg us
Zachary Gruneberg
11,850,000 -1,900,000
Claas Segebrecht de
Claas Segebrecht
8,900,000 -850,000
Joshua Hillock us
Joshua Hillock
8,625,000 -650,000
Bobby Byram us
Bobby Byram
8,475,000 -1,500,000
Lynne Beaumont gb
Lynne Beaumont
7,925,000 1,350,000

Robert Gustafsson Eliminated in 10th Place ($99,981)

Level 36 : 200,000/400,000, 50,000 ante
Robert Gustafsson - 10th place
Robert Gustafsson - 10th place

From middle position, Robert Gustafsson pushed all in for his last 1,375,000, and once the action folded round to Thayer Rasmussen in the small blind, he made the call.

Rasmussen: {A-Clubs}{5-Hearts}
Gustafsson: {A-Diamonds}{8-Hearts}

With Gustafsson in the lead, the {10-Spades}{3-Clubs}{4-Diamonds} flop saw him now needing to fade an additional four outs to a gutshot, and when the {7-Diamonds} landed on the turn, Gustafsson now had 11 cards he didn't want to see on the river.

Unfortunately for the Swede, the dealer delivered the {6-Diamonds} on the river to fill Rasmussen's straight and send Gustafsson to the rail in 10th place for a $99,981 payday.

Player Chips Progress
Robert Gustafsson no
Robert Gustafsson
Busted

Tags: Robert GustafssonThayer Rasmussen

Pingray Rising

Level 36 : 200,000/400,000, 50,000 ante

Sean Drake raised to 1 million on the button and was called by Hugo Pingray in the small blind.

The flop fell {A-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds}{9-Clubs} and Pingray checked to Drake who bet 875,000. Pingray called, the {4-Hearts} hit the turn and Pingray checked to Drake again who bet 1.675 million. Pingray called again, resulting in the {10-Spades} river which both players checked.

Drake tabled {5-Diamonds}{4-Diamonds} for tens and fours, but Pingray took down the pot with {A-Clubs}{3-Clubs} for aces and tens.

Player Chips Progress
Sean Drake us
Sean Drake
22,000,000 -4,825,000
WSOP 1X Winner
Hugo Pingray fr
Hugo Pingray
19,600,000 5,900,000
WSOP 1X Winner

Tags: Hugo PingraySean Drake

Level: 36

Blinds: 200,000/400,000

Ante: 50,000

Chip Counts

Level 35 : 150,000/300,000, 50,000 ante
Player Chips Progress
Sean Drake us
Sean Drake
26,825,000 3,125,000
WSOP 1X Winner
Zachary Gruneberg us
Zachary Gruneberg
13,750,000 350,000
Hugo Pingray fr
Hugo Pingray
13,700,000 2,100,000
WSOP 1X Winner
Thayer Rasmussen us
Thayer Rasmussen
13,300,000 850,000
Joseph McKeehen us
Joseph McKeehen
13,075,000 -1,225,000
WSOP 2X Winner
Bobby Byram us
Bobby Byram
9,975,000 -525,000
Claas Segebrecht de
Claas Segebrecht
9,750,000 2,000,000
Joshua Hillock us
Joshua Hillock
9,275,000 -1,700,000
Lynne Beaumont gb
Lynne Beaumont
6,575,000 -2,325,000
Robert Gustafsson no
Robert Gustafsson
1,575,000 -1,725,000