WSOP Super Circuit Online Series 2021 MISCOOP MSPT Showdown Series partypoker Sunday LIVE
Event #48: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em MONSTER STACK
Event #48: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em MONSTER STACK
Day 1b Completed

Over 4,000 Entries for Day 1b of the MONSTER STACK; Total of 2,085 Players Through to Day 2

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Joe McKeehen
Joe McKeehen

After ten levels of play in Event #48: $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em MONSTER STACK, Day 1b has come to an end with 1,362 players advancing to Day 2. The ever-popular tournament brought out a bumper field again, and in total there were 6,260 entries of which 4,014 hopeful players who decided to jump into this today. Together, they created a massive prize pool of $8,451,000, with a seven-figure first-place prize of $1,037,451 and the coveted gold WSOP bracelet on top. Together with the 723 survivors from Day 1a, a total of 2,085 will return at 11 a.m. local time to the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino.

One of the bigger stacks to bag and tag at the end of the day was 2015 Main Event Champion Joe McKeehen with 129,800 in chips. McKeehen has already reached two final tables this summer but will be looking to improve on his two third-place finishes. Another player who managed to bag a notable stack is Yordan Petrov with 141,900. Petrov already has 5 cashes this summer and he will be aiming to make his sixth the most memorable one.

Yordan Petrov
Yordan Petrov

The Israeli players seem to be having an exceptional summer with another bracelet win today by Timur Margolin. Will Shalev Halfa (186,000) or Uri Reichenstein (111,000) be contenders for another bracelet?

However, one player topped them all at the end, as Jeffery Trudeau from Winter Garden, Florida bagged the overnight chip lead with 193,800. Trudeau, a four-time WSOP circuit ring winner with over $400,000 in WSOP earnings alone, ranks above Halfa and has put himself in prime contention for a deep run in this massive event. Earlier this series, Trudeau final tabled the $3,000 No-Limit Hold'em Shootout, and finished in 10th place for $14,437. The top five is rounded out by Sami Rustom (169,000), Andrew Liu (161,500) and [Removed:10] (159,500).

Other notables that have bagged for tomorrow include David Cabrera and Andriy Lyubovetskiy who have both bagged 155,000. Boris Kolev (108,300), Ronnie Bardah (68,000), Athanasios Polychronopoulos (63,400), Manig Loeser (58,100), DJ MacKinnon (56,500), Ana Marquez (52,100), David Bach (49,200), and Gaurav Raina with 47,900 in chips.

Andriy Lyubovetskiy
Andriy Lyubovetskiy

Not everyone was fortunate enough though to make it to the end of the day. 888poker Ambassador Natalie Hof came close but with three hands left to play, she ran her pocket jacks into ace-king to be eliminated after a day where she didn’t manage to build up her stack much at all. Fellow 888poker representative Sofia Lovgren lost it all when she ran her pocket kings into aces.

Oliver Busquet, Nick Palma, Alexandre Reard, Tim Reilly, Eyal Bensimhon, Ralph Massey, Jonathan Abdellatif, Jared Jaffee, Ivo Donev, Kathy Liebert, Stephen Nussrallah, Michael Mizrachi, Mohsin Charania, Katie Lindsay, Barny Boatman, Jamie Kerstetter, Bas de Laat and Arne Ruge are some of the players who couldn’t beat the odds today.

Day 2 will start at 11 a.m. tomorrow, Monday, June 25 with the 723 players from Day 1a and the 1,362 players from Day 1b. The 2,085 players are scheduled to play another ten levels of 60 minutes each. The bubble will burst on Monday as 939 players will be receiving at least $2,251 for their efforts. The PokerNews live reporting team will be there from start till finish so make sure to keep your eyes on the updates right here!

Tags: Alexandre ReardAna MarquezAndriy LyubovetskiyArne RugeAthanasios PolychronopoulosBarny BoatmanBas De LaatBoris KolevDavid BachDavid CabreraDJ MacKinnonEyal BensimhonGaurav RainaIvo DonevJamie KerstetterJared JaffeeJoe McKeehenJonathan AbdellatifKathy LiebertKatie LindsayManig LoeserMichael MizrachiMohsin CharaniaNatalie HofNick PalmaOliver BusquetRalph MasseyRonnie BardahShalev HalfaSofia LovgrenStephen NussrallahTim ReillyTimur MargolinUri ReichensteinYordan Petrov

End of Day Chip Counts (full)

poolshir • Level 10: 400-800, 100 ante
Jeffery Trudeau us 193,800 193,800
Shalev Halfa il 186,000 186,000
Sami Rustom us 169,000 169,000
Andrew Liu us 161,500 161,500
[Removed:10] US 159,500 5,500
Andriy Lyubovetskiy ua 155,000 5,000
John Kelliher US 144,700 -30,300
Ryan Lee us 144,100 144,100
Matt O'Donnell us 141,900 141,900
Yordan Petrov bg 141,900 -6,100
Rafael Fernandes us 137,900 137,900
Ting Zhou us 135,800 135,800
Matthew Parry us 135,400 135,400
Sameer Aljanedi us 135,200 135,200
Michael Chatelanat CH 135,000 135,000
Alexander Greenblatt us 131,500 131,500
Joe McKeehen us 129,800 56,800
Nicholas Stowell us 129,500 129,500
John Dew US 128,600 128,600
Christopher Bond CA 127,800 127,800
Rafael Marcondes us 127,100 127,100
Dylan Honeyman au 126,100 126,100
John Parks US 121,100 121,100
Nicholas Stlaurent CA 119,000 119,000
Stefan Huber ch 118,400 118,400

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Play Ended

poolshir • Level 10: 400-800, 100 ante

Play has ended for today. A selection of end-of-day chip counts and a recap of today is to follow.

Some Big Stacks

poolshir • Level 10: 400-800, 100 ante

John Kelliher is sporting one of the biggest stacks tonight as he said he collected most of them when two other players went all in on the seven-deuce-five flop while he held six-four offsuit. The turn and river were meaningless and Kelliher took both of them out.

John Kelliher US 175,000
David Cabrera es 157,000
[Removed:10] US 154,000
Andriy Lyubovetskiy ua 150,000
Yordan Petrov bg 148,000 65,000

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Six More Hands

poolshir • Level 10: 400-800, 100 ante

The tournament clock has been stopped and the tournament director has announced that the players need to play six more hands before they can bag and tag their chips for Day 2 tomorrow.

Pecheux Felted

gaellej • Level 10: 400-800, 100 ante

We got to the table when Erwann Pecheux, holding {a-}{7-}, had pushed his last chips in the middle for a stack around 10,000, and faced an opponent with {a-}{9-}. The flop brought no help to the French player and he made his way to the exit.

Erwann Pecheux fr Busted

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Prize Pool Details Announced

poolshir • Level 10: 400-800, 100 ante

The tournament director has announced the full prize pool details.

With the 4,014 entries for Day 1b and the 2,246 entries of yesterday's flight Day 1a, there were 6,260 entries in total which created a total prize pool of $8,451,000.

The top 939 players will make money with a min-cash worth $2,251.

The winner at the end of the tournament will walk away with the coveted gold WSOP bracelet and a whopping $1,037,451!

This is what they're all playing for:

PlacePrize PlacePrize PlacePrize PlacePrize
1$1,037,451 10-12$71,880 64-72$13,120 352-414$4,023
2$640,916 13-15$56,551 73-81$10,994 415-477$3,605
3$475,212 16-18$44,833 82-90$9,287 478-540$3,259
4$354,903 19-27$35,819 91-99$7,911 541-603$2,973
5$266,987 28-36$28,841 100-162$6,794 604-666$2,736
6$202,327 37-45$23,406 163-225$5,885 667-765$2,540
7$154,463 46-54$19,145 226-288$5,140 766-864$2,380
8$118,802 55-63$15,785 289-351$4,528 865-939$2,251

Marquez Forces a Fold

gaellej • Level 10: 400-800, 100 ante

The flop was reading {2-Hearts}{4-Diamonds}{9-Clubs} and the pot was already worth more than 10,000 chips on a heads-up hand. A first player checked and Ana Marquez chose to move all her chips in the middle for 14,300. After some thought, her opponent let it go and Marquez earned the pot.

Ana Marquez es 26,000 -27,000

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