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



Event #48: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em MONSTER STACK
Day 3 Completed

Vitor Rangel Takes The Chip Lead into MONSTER STACK Final Day

AaronMcBride • Level 30: 40,000-80,000, 10,000 ante
Vitor Rangel
Vitor Rangel

After a day where many saw their dreams of becoming a WSOP millionaire fade some still have that glimmer of hope intact, and no more so than Vitor Rangel who will lead the returning 29 players for Day 4 of Event #48: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em MONSTER STACK with the $1,037,451 first-place prize in their sights.

Rangel bagged 8,910,000 but James Carroll who has 8,165,000, Harald Sammer (7,170,000) and Rittie Chuaprasert (5,785,000) follow closely behind.

Michael Benko (5,250,000), Colin McHugh (4,310,000), James Salmon (4,210,000), two-time WSOP bracelet winner Steve Billirakis (4,145,000) and Jimmy Chen (4,000,000) also bagged considerable stacks.

Day 3 Action

When play in the Amazon room got underway, 257 chip stacks were still at the tables. However, this number reduced quickly, and after ten 60-minute levels, just 29 remained.

There was a rare occurrence at the beginning of the day after the overnight seat draw brought two players together with the same name. Daniel Wojcik, of the United States, was sat next to Canada's Daniel Wojcik when play got underway. The latter Wojcik only had 16 big blinds and exited within an hour after he was unable to spin up his stack.

The first two million pot occurred when Frenchman Alexis Fleur four-bet all in with ace-king and lost to Almedin Imsirovic's pocket kings. However, Imsirovic was unable to continue with his momentum and ultimately exited in 98th place for $7,911.

Five-time WSOP ring winner Kurt Jewell, bracelet winner Tyler Patterson and start-of-day big stack Jimmy Guerrero all exited before the second break, with James Stewart, who came into play with over a million chips, departing in 100th place for $6,794.

Start-of-day chipleader Billirakis, the youngest ever bracelet winner aged 21 years and ten days, saw his stack yo-yo throughout the day but eventually pulled it back to progress into Day 4 with a top-ten stack.

One player who will need a lot of luck tomorrow is David Cabrera Polop after he bagged 20,000 chips, worth just one ante. But it remains to be seen how he fairs with his 'chip and a chair'.

The players will return Wednesday, June 27th, at 11 a.m. local time and will start the day on level 31 with the blinds at 50,000-100,000 and a 15,000 ante.

Stay tuned with PokerNews to find out who the next WSOP Millionaire will be!

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Tags: Alexis FleurColin MchughDaniel WojcikDavid CabreraDavid Cabrera PolopfirstHarald SammerJames CarrollJames SalmonJames StewartJimmy GuerreroKurt JewellMichael BenkoMonster StackRittie ChuaprasertSteve BillirakisTyler PattersonVitor Rangel

Day 4 Seating and Chip Counts

KaleGozer • Level 30: 40,000-80,000, 10,000 ante
RoomTableSeatPlayerCountryChip CountBig Blinds
Amazon4301Raj SinghUnited States2,900,00029
Amazon4302Chad EveslageUnited States2,250,00023
Amazon4303Jaspal BrarCanada1,090,00011
Amazon4304James CarrollUnited States8,165,00082
Amazon4305Jimmy ChenUnited States4,000,00040
Amazon4307Steve BillirakisUnited States4,145,00041
Amazon4309David NeimanUnited States3,255,00033
Amazon4311James SalmonUnited States4,210,00042
Amazon4313Darryl WoodruffUnited States1,600,00016
Amazon4314David Cabrera PolopMexico20,0001
Amazon4315Ryan MossCanada890,0009
Amazon4316Justin QuincannonUnited States3,255,00033
Amazon4317Colin McHughCanada4,310,00043.1
Amazon4319Chris ChongSingapore1,620,00016
Amazon4391Jang LeeUnited States385,0004
Amazon4392Dean ZoharIsrael2,565,00026
Amazon4393Tommy NguyenCanada1,905,00019
Amazon4394Aditya AgarwalIndia1,680,00017
Amazon4395Mstr LynchUnited States1,925,00019
Amazon4397Daniel CorbettUnited Kingdom2,420,00024
Amazon4399Francis RusnakUnited States2,645,00026
Amazon4471Raul Manzanares LozanoUnited Kingdom3,365,00034
Amazon4472Michael BenkoCanada5,250,00053
Amazon4473Harald SammerAustria7,170,00072
Amazon4475Vitor RangelUnited States8,910,00089
Amazon4476Daniel SprungUnited States2,040,00020
Amazon4477Rittie ChuaprasertUnited States5,725,00057
Amazon4478Shyam SrinivasanCanada2,750,00028
Amazon4479Frank FlowersUnited States2,500,00025

End-Of-Day Chips Counts (full)

SandraBarbour • Level 30: 40,000-80,000, 10,000 ante
Vitor Rangel us
Vitor Rangel
us 8,920,000 8,653,000
James Carroll us
James Carroll
us 8,165,000 165,000
Harald Sammer at
Harald Sammer
at 7,170,000 2,870,000
Rittie Chuaprasert us
Rittie Chuaprasert
us 5,785,000 -1,663,000
Michael Benko ca
Michael Benko
ca 5,250,000 3,570,000
Colin McHugh ca
Colin McHugh
ca 4,310,000 1,110,000
James Salmon us
James Salmon
us 4,210,000 3,964,000
Steve Billirakis us
Steve Billirakis
us 4,145,000 -355,000
Jimmy Chen us
Jimmy Chen
us 4,000,000
Raul Manzanares es
Raul Manzanares
es 3,365,000 3,365,000
David Neiman us
David Neiman
us 3,255,000 2,095,000
Justin Quincannon us
Justin Quincannon
us 3,255,000 55,000
Raj Singh us
Raj Singh
us 2,900,000 -600,000
Shyam Srinivasan ca
Shyam Srinivasan
ca 2,750,000
Francis Rusnak us
Francis Rusnak
us 2,645,000 1,624,000
Dean Zohar il
Dean Zohar
il 2,565,000 1,726,000
Frank Flowers us
Frank Flowers
us 2,500,000 -1,000,000
Daniel Corbett gb
Daniel Corbett
gb 2,420,000 -580,000
Chad Eveslage us
Chad Eveslage
us 2,250,000 1,553,000
Daniel Sprung us
Daniel Sprung
us 2,040,000 1,500,000
Mstr Lynch us
Mstr Lynch
us 1,925,000 1,445,000
Tommy Nguyen ca
Tommy Nguyen
ca 1,905,000 -195,000
Aditya Agarwal in
Aditya Agarwal
in 1,680,000 -320,000
Chris Chong sg
Chris Chong
sg 1,620,000 1,429,000
Darryl Woodruff US
Darryl Woodruff
US 1,600,000 350,000

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Play Has Halted for the Day

SandraBarbour • Level 30: 40,000-80,000, 10,000 ante

Players have bagged their chips for the day. End-of-day chips counts and a recap is to follow shortly.

Three More Hands

SandraBarbour • Level 30: 40,000-80,000, 10,000 ante

Three more hands will be played at each table before players bag and tag for the night.

Agarwal Eliminates an Opponent

SandraBarbour • Level 30: 40,000-80,000, 10,000 ante

Aditya Agarwal moved all in on the button for around 1,150,000. The player in the small blind quickly called for less.

Aditya Agarwal: {a-Spades}{k-Diamonds}
Opponent: {a-Hearts}{q-Diamonds}

The board came {a-Diamonds}{6-Clubs}{4-Spades}{7-Diamonds}{7-Spades} and Agarwal took down the pot, sending his opponent to the exit.

Aditya Agarwal in
Aditya Agarwal
in 2,000,000 800,000

Tags: Aditya Agarwal

Broom Eliminated By Carroll

AaronMcBride • Level 30: 40,000-80,000, 10,000 ante

James Broom moved all in from early position, and James Carroll called in the next seat. The rest of the table folded and the cards were turned on their backs.

James Broom: {a-Hearts}{j-Diamonds}
James Caroll: {a-Diamonds}{q-Diamonds}

Board: {5-Hearts}{9-Spades}{8-Spades}{q-Hearts}{4-Spades}

Broom wasn't able to hit what he needed on the board and exited just before the end of Day 3.

James Carroll us
James Carroll
us 8,000,000 2,700,000
James Broom au
James Broom
au Busted

Tags: James BroomJames Carroll

Quincannon Spikes a Set to Survive

AaronMcBride • Level 30: 40,000-80,000, 10,000 ante

All the chips were in the middle and Justin Quincannon, in the small blind, was having his stack counted with pocket jacks in front of him with the board down {a-Diamonds}{8-Spades}{3-Diamonds}{j-Diamonds}{10-Clubs}.

Frank Flowers, on the button, had pocket kings in front of him and was unfortunate to lose the pot after he had his opponent dominated preflop.

Quincannon secured a full double-up to 3.2 million.

Frank Flowers us
Frank Flowers
us 3,500,000 -1,500,000
Justin Quincannon us
Justin Quincannon
us 3,200,000 2,896,000

Tags: Frank FlowersJustin Quincannon

Billirakis Scores Second Last Level Knock Out

AaronMcBride • Level 30: 40,000-80,000, 10,000 ante

The short stack player at Table #401 moved all in from the cutoff, and Steve Billirakis called in the blinds.

Steve Billirakis: {a-}{q-}
Opponent: {k-}{8-}

The flop came with a king, but importantly also an ace. Billirakis, who started the day as chip leader, held to score another elimination and move up to 4.5 million.

Steve Billirakis us
Steve Billirakis
us 4,500,000 1,250,000

Tags: Steve Billirakis