Day 1b of Event #50: Monster Stack - $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em was expected to be big, and with 2,000 entries by the time the first cards hit the felt, it didn’t disappoint. By the time registration had closed at the end of level 10, the number had swelled to 3,607 players.
Over the two Day 1 flights, 6,035 entries went into the books, with 1,778 players still in the chase for the bracelet.
James Hundt (466,600) was the chip leader at the end of the Day 1b count-up, but Kapila Garner, finished the day close behind with 464,100 in chips. Sean Yu (221,400), Maurice Hawkins (189,900) and Taylor Paur (162,000) also finished the day with impressive chipstacks. Some more of the many notables that took their seat on Day 2 included Greg Raymer, Barry Greenstein, Kristy Arnett, Richard Seymour, Allyn Shulman, Jackie Glazier and Tyler Patterson.
Since it was a freezeout format many players, including Aaron Massey, Kitty Kuo, Matt Affleck, Rulah Divine, Jared Griener, Randall Emmett and Bertand Grospellier were one-and-done after one bullet. Notables that moved on to Day 2 included Nika Futterman (158,000),John Richards (144,000), Lily Kiletto (130,000), Eric Baldwin (122,800) and Greg Raymer (48,400). They will be joined by Amnon Filippi, Alex Foxen, Valentin Vornicu, Harry Arutyunyan, Natalie Teh and Ali Imsirovic to name a few. Combined with the 1,015 players that moved on from Day 1a, there will be a vast number of seats being filled inside the Rio at the start of Day 2.
Day 2 resumes at 11 a.m. local time on Sunday, and players will tackle 10 hour-long levels with a 60-minute dinner break after level six (approximately 5:30 p.m.). Play will restart at level 12, with blinds of 1,000/2,000 and an ante of 2,000. The Pokernews team will be on hand bringing you all the action from when the first card is dealt until the last card hits the felt.