2018 World Series of Poker

Event #48: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em MONSTER STACK
Day: 1a
Event Info

2018 World Series of Poker

Final Results
Winning Hand
Event Info
Prize Pool
Level Info
500,000 / 1,000,000

Event #48: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em MONSTER STACK

Day 1a Completed

Jon Turner Bags Big on Day 1A in Event #48: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em MONSTER STACK

Level 10 : 400/800, 100 ante
Jon Turner
Jon Turner

The first of two Day 1 flights had a total of 2,246 walk through the doors of the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino and at the end of the day just 723 made it through to Day 2 of Event #48: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em MONSTER STACK. One of the players to with a big stack at the end of the day was Jon Turner, who compiled a noteworthy 156,500 in chips.

Turner sat around average stack for most of the day and it was not until the last few levels of play that he really started to spin up a stack. The Las Vegas Native has $2,846,998 in career earning and a personal best cash of $536,858. Look for him to continue his end of the day heater as he aims for his first seven-figure payday.

There were several big stacks that made it through and that list includes James Karamanis (163,000), Canada's Colin McHugh (149,400), well-known Marc MacDonnell (148,200), Shyam Srinivasan (146,000), Kazuhiko Yotsushika (135,300), and Francesco Zollo (132,000).

A lot of notable pros made it through and one of them is non-other than Brian Yoon, who is the defending champion and will be going into Day 2 with a stack of 76,900. There were many other notables that made it through including Kenny Hallaert (124,600), Almedin Imsirovic (119,200), Calvin Anderson (116,600), Daniel Strelitz (90,600), Bart Lybaert (77,400), and Annette Obrestad (68,500).

There were many big names that played but failed to make the cut and that list includes the likes of Phil ivey, Phil Laak, Joe Cada, Greg Raymer, Scott Blumstein, Arkadiy Tsinis, Dara O'Kearney, Kenna James, Mike Leah, Parker Talbot, and Antoine Saout.

The players who have not registered yet will have a chance at Day 1B tomorrow, with cards hitting the felt at 10 a.m. local time. There will be ten, 60-minute levels played and a 20-minute break every two levels of play, with a 75-minute dinner break coming after the sixth level.

All of the players who have not joined either flight yet will have up until the start of level nine for late registration. The remaining players from both Day 1's will be coming back to play on June 25th at 11 a.m. local time.

The PokerNews live reporting team will be bringing you full coverage of this and every other WSOP event this summer.

Tags: Almedin ImsirovicAnnette ObrestadAntoine SaoutArkadiy TsinisBart LybaertBrian YoonCalvin AndersonColin MchughDaniel StrelitzDara O'KearneyGreg RaymerJames KaramanisJoe CadaJon TurnerKazuhiko YotsushikaKenna JamesMarc MacDonnellMike LeahParker TalbotPhil IveyPhil LaakScott BlumsteinShyam Srinivasan

End of Day Chip Counts (full)

Level 10 : 400/800, 100 ante
Player Chips Progress
Kfir Ivgi gb
Kfir Ivgi
Day 1A Chip Leader
Mearl Wisehart us
Mearl Wisehart
James Karamanis us
James Karamanis
163,600 163,600
Matt Russell us
Matt Russell
Collin Grubaugh us
Collin Grubaugh
Jon Turner us
Jon Turner
Zachary Smiley us
Zachary Smiley
156,300 49,300
Win Meng Tan au
Win Meng Tan
Colin McHugh ca
Colin McHugh
149,400 9,400
Farukh Tach nl
Farukh Tach
Kurt Jewell us
Kurt Jewell
Shyam Srinivasan ca
Shyam Srinivasan
146,000 17,500
Daniel Corbett gb
Daniel Corbett
142,600 98,600
Paul Siegel us
Paul Siegel
Marc MacDonnell ie
Marc MacDonnell
140,200 125,200
Vivek Rughani in
Vivek Rughani
138,700 44,700
Kazuhiko Yotsushika jp
Kazuhiko Yotsushika
135,300 135,300
Francesco Zollo us
Francesco Zollo
132,000 35,000
William Remshardt us
William Remshardt
Mykel Comroe us
Mykel Comroe
Joe Gowder us
Joe Gowder
Saya Ono us
Saya Ono
125,700 23,200
Kenny Hallaert be
Kenny Hallaert
124,600 57,200
Christopher Brewer us
Christopher Brewer
Piotr Pawlak ca
Piotr Pawlak

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Lybaert Spinning Up a Stack Late

Level 10 : 400/800, 100 ante

There was a short stack all in for around 8,000 and Bart Lybaert made the call and said, "You're not going to like it!" Lybaert then tabled {10-Hearts}{9-Diamonds} and his opponent showed {8-Clubs}{8-Hearts}.

The flop came down {k-Spades}{j-Clubs}{q-Hearts}, giving Lybaert a straight, and when the {6-Hearts} landed on the turn his opponent was drawing dead to the {k-Diamonds} on the river.

Player Chips Progress
Bart Lybaert be
Bart Lybaert
82,000 57,000

Tags: Bart Lybaert

Obrestad Wins With Big River Bet

Level 10 : 400/800, 100 ante
Annette Obrestad
Annette Obrestad

There were three players in the hand when the flop read {7-Diamonds}{k-Clubs}{8-Clubs}, Annette Obrestad in the big blind bet 2,600, one opponent folded, and the player in the small blind called.

Heads up to the {9-Hearts} turn, Obrestad's opponent check-called a 7,000 bet.

The river was the {k-Hearts} and the small blind checked. Obrestad put out a bet worth 24,200. Her opponent gave himself some time to think but ultimately let his hand go into the muck, and the 2007 WSOPE Main Event Champion took the pot to move up to 74,000.

Player Chips Progress
Annette Obrestad no
Annette Obrestad
74,000 20,000
WSOP 1X Winner

Tags: Annette Obrestad

Last Level of the Day

Level 10 : 400/800, 100 ante

The final 60-minute level of the day is underway. Once the level comes to an end, the players will bag their chips for Day 2 on Monday, June 25.

Level: 10

Blinds: 400/800

Ante: 100