WSOP Super Circuit Online Series MSPT Showdown Series
Event #48: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em MONSTER STACK
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Event Info

Prize Pool $8,451,000
Players 6260

Level Info

Level 41
Blinds 500,000 / 1,000,000
Ante 150,000

Michael Benko Eliminated in 6th Place ($202,327)

ajlamers • Level 39: 300,000-600,000, 100,000 ante
Michael Benko
Michael Benko

Hand #71: The action folded to Michael Benko in the cutoff who ripped all in for 7,900,000 and James Carroll pushed all in over the top from the small blind. Chris Chong folded the big blind and the two hands were tabled.

James Carroll: {a-Spades}{k-Hearts}
Michael Benko: {a-Diamonds}{10-Hearts}

Carroll had a dominating lead heading to the flop of {6-Clubs}{5-Clubs}{4-Spades}. The turn brought the {2-Diamonds} giving Benko some chop outs, but the {k-Spades} on the river secured the win for Carroll and Benko was eliminated in sixth place.

James Carroll us 23,500,000 8,775,000
Michael Benko ca Busted

Tags: Chris ChongJames CarrollMichael Benko

Hands #66-70: Chong with the Rinse and Repeat

will_shill • Level 39: 300,000-600,000, 100,000 ante

Hand #66: Daniel Corbett received a walk.

Hand #67: Francis Rusnak raised to 1,200,000 and took down the pot.

Hand #68: Tommy Nguyen moved all in from the small blind and Michael Benko folded the big blind.

Hand #69: Chris Chong raised to 1,225,000 and Rusnak defended his big blind. Rusnak check-folded to a bet of 1,000,000 on a {6-Clubs}{k-Diamonds}{10-Spades} flop.

Hand #70: Chong raised to 1,225,000 and James Carroll defended his big blind. Carroll check-folded to a bet of 1,000,000 on a {4-Clubs}{6-Clubs}{8-Diamonds} flop.

Tags: Chris ChongDaniel CorbettFrancis RusnakJames CarrollMichael BenkoTommy Nguyen

Hands #61-65: Benko Finds a Double Up

ajlamers • Level 39: 300,000-600,000, 100,000 ante

Hand #61: Chris Chong raised 1,225,000 from the cutoff and everyone folded.

Hand #62: The action folded to Daniel Corbett on the button who shoved all in and was called by Michael Benko in the big blind.

Benko was the player at risk for 3,800,000 and showed {q-Clubs}{10-Spades}. Corbett was in the lead with {a-Clubs}{j-Hearts} until the flop fell {q-Spades}{8-Hearts}{4-Clubs}. Benko made a pair of queens and would hold on with the board running out {2-Diamonds} and the {4-Diamonds}.

Hand #63: James Carroll raised to 1,250,000 from under the gun but couldn't find any action.

Hand #64: Carroll received a walk in the big blind.

Hand #65: Benko opened to 1,300,000 from the cutoff and picked up the blinds and antes.

Michael Benko ca 8,100,000 2,500,000
Daniel Corbett gb 6,600,000 -6,200,000

Tags: Chris ChongDaniel CorbettJames CarrollMichael Benko

Shyam Srinivasan Eliminated in 7th Place ($154,463)

will_shill • Level 39: 300,000-600,000, 100,000 ante
Shyam Srinivasan
Shyam Srinivasan

Hand #60: Tommy Nguyen moved all in from under the gun for around 11,000,000. It folded to Shyam Srinivasan in the small blind who called all in for 6,300,000.

Shyam Srinivasan: {9-Hearts}{9-Spades}
Tommy Nguyen: {a-Clubs}{k-Diamonds}

Srinivasan was ahead, but Nguyen flopped two pair on a {j-Hearts}{a-Hearts}{k-Hearts} flop. It wasn't all bad news for Srinivasan, however, as he had a flush draw. The turn {2-Diamonds} and river {3-Diamonds} bricked out and he was eliminated in seventh place.

Tommy Nguyen ca 18,000,000 6,500,000
Shyam Srinivasan ca Busted

Tags: Shyam SrinivasanTommy Nguyen

Hands #52-56: Srinivasan on the Short Stack

ajlamers • Level 39: 300,000-600,000, 100,000 ante

Hand #52: Tommy Nguyen raised to 1,200,000 from middle position and picked up the blinds and antes.

Hand #53: Shyam Srinivasan shipped all in from the small blind and Daniel Corbett folded his big blind.

Hand #54: Chris Chong announced all in from the cutoff and took down the pot.

Hand #55: Srinivasan opened to 1,200,000 from the cutoff and everyone folded.

Hand #56: Srinivasan raised to 1,200,000 again from the hijack and Francis Rusnak defended from the big blind. The flop came {a-Hearts}{q-Clubs}{9-Hearts} and Rusnak check-called a bet of 1,100,000 from Srinivasan.

The turn brought the {7-Clubs} and Rusnak tapped the table again. Srinivasan fired another 2,100,000 and Rusnak stuck around to see the {8-Hearts} on the river. Rusnak moved all in and Srinivasan quickly tossed his cards to the muck, leaving himself on the short stack.

Francis Rusnak us 21,000,000 5,850,000
Shyam Srinivasan ca 5,300,000 -4,400,000

Tags: Chris ChongDaniel CorbettFrancis RusnakShyam SrinivasanTommy Nguyen

Level:
39
Blinds:
300,000/600,000
Ante:
100,000

Another Break

ajlamers • Level 38: 250,000-500,000, 50,000 ante

The remaining seven players are taking what looks to be their last break of the night. There will likely be two more levels before they bag and tag to return for another day.

Chris Chong sg 21,900,000 -1,600,000
Francis Rusnak us 15,150,000 4,650,000
James Carroll us 14,725,000 2,025,000
Daniel Corbett gb 12,800,000 -425,000
Tommy Nguyen ca 11,500,000 1,650,000
Shyam Srinivasan ca 9,700,000 -6,200,000
Michael Benko ca 5,600,000 -1,700,000

Hands #47-51: Last Hands Before the Break

will_shill • Level 38: 250,000-500,000, 50,000 ante

Hand #47: Shyam Srinivasan raised to 1,100,000 and Tommy Nguyen called in the big blind. The pair checked the {5-Clubs}{7-Diamonds}{8-Spades} fop and the turn was the {q-Hearts}. Nguyen checked and Srinivasan bet 1,500. Nguyen moved all in and Srinivasan folded.

Hand #48: James Carroll raised to 1,050,000 and Shyam Srinivasan three-bet all in for 8,300,000. Carroll folded.

Hand #49: Francis Rusnak received a walk.

Hand #50: James Carroll received a walk.

Hand #51: Rusnak raised to 1,000,000 on the button and Chris Chong defended his big blind. The pair checked a {j-Hearts}{8-Hearts}{9-Hearts} flop and Chong bet 1,300,000 on the {2-Diamonds} flop. Rusnak raised to 3,700,000 and Chong folded.

Tags: Chris ChongFrancis RusnakJames CarrollShyam SrinivasanTommy Nguyen

Hands #42-46: Carroll Risks It All

ajlamers • Level 38: 250,000-500,000, 50,000 ante

Hand #42: Chris Chong raised to 1,000,000 from middle position and Francis Rusnak called from the big blind. The flop came {a-Diamonds}{q-Hearts}{2-Hearts} and both players checked to the {9-Hearts} on the turn and the {10-Spades} on the river. Rusnak was the first to take a shot at the pot with a bet of 1,350,000 and Chong mucked his cards.

Hand #43: Tommy Nguyen shipped all in from the cutoff and took down the pot.

Hand #44: Shyam Srinivasan opened to 1,100,000 from under the gun and was called by Rusnak on the button and Chong in the big blind. The flop fell {9-Hearts}{4-Diamonds}{3-Spades} and Srinivasan picked up the pot with a bet of 1,300,000.

Hand #45: Nguyen made it 1,000,000 to go from middle position and Chong announced all in from the small blind. Nguyen thought for a brief moment and then tossed his cards away.

Hand #46: James Carroll raised to 1,050,000 from the cutoff and Srinivasan three-bet to 3,050,000 out of the small blind. With the action back on Carroll, he shoved all in for around 11,000,000 and Srinivasan laid his hand down.

Tags: Chris ChongJames CarrollShyam SrinivasanTommy Nguyen