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Event #50: Monster Stack - $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em



Event #50: Monster Stack - $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em
Day 1a Completed

Conor Beresford Bags Biggest on Day 1a in Event #50: Monster Stack - $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em; Alex Foxen in Contention

YorkshirePud • Level 11: 800-1,600, 1,600 ante
Alex Foxen
Alex Foxen

The first flight saw a total of 2,428 show up to play eleven levels on Day 1a of Event #50: Monster Stack - $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em in the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino. Leading the way is Conor Beresford of the United Kingdom with an impressive 724,000 chip stack.

Beresford steadily built a stack throughout the day and seemed to always be stacking chips. The United Kingdom native has 14 cashes for almost $150,000. He is known as an online pro and will be looking to add his first WSOP six-figure cash to his resume.

The person right on the tail of the chip leader Amnon Filippi with 645,000. Filippi sat relatively unnoticed for the better part of the day but found himself finishing among the leaders. Dmitry Yurasov is another player sitting near the top, having 365,000. Yurasov is a bracelet winner who has over $3 million in cashes and knows exactly how to approach the second day of this massive field tournament.

Some other well-known pros to find a bag by the end of the night include Schuyler Thornton (288,600), Daniel Park (202,200), Valentin Vornicu 200,000, Alex Foxen (170,700), Saya Ono (157,500), Harry Arutyunyan (140,300), Natalie Teh (122,400), Ali Imsirovic (113,900), Alexandru Papazian (54,500), and Mikhail Semin (28,300).

A lot of poker players took a shot today, unfortunately, not all could make it through when the last chance saloon had closed for business and some who failed to make it include Sam Cosby, 14-place finisher in last years Monster Stack Colin McHugh, Josh Reichard, Chris Hunichen, Robert Cheung, newly acquired bracelet owner Stephen Song, Jamie Gold, Upeshka De Silva, Preston Lee, and five-time bracelet winner Allen Cunningham.

A second flight will be starting Saturday at 10 a.m. and will combine with the 1,015 today that made it through. The prize pool and payouts will be posted as soon as late registration closes on Day 1b. The restart for Day 2 and 3 will be at 11 a.m. with the rest of the days beginning at noon.

The two flights will combine on Sunday, June 23, to play ten 60-minute levels and will begin with the blinds at 1,000/2,000 with a 2,000 big blind ante. There will be a break after every two levels of play and a 60-minute dinner break after six levels of play. All that remaining at that time will bag up and return the next day for another ten levels of play.

The PokerNews live reporting team will be bringing you all the live coverage throughout the remainder of this event, so stay tuned as all the action unfolds.

Tags: Alex FoxenAlexandru PapazianAli ImsirovicAlisson PiekazewiczAllen CunninghamColin MchughDaniel ParkDmitry YurasovHarry ArutyunyanJosh ReichardMikhail SeminNatalie TehPreston LeeRobert CheungSchuyler ThorntonStephen SongUpeshka De SilvaValentin Vornicu

Day Has Now Ended

MartianNews • Level 11: 800-1,600, 1,600 ante
Alisson Piekazewicz
Alisson Piekazewicz

Day 1a of Event #50: Monster Stack - $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em has now come to an end and it seems as if Alisson Piekazewicz is the end of day chipleader with a stack of 465,800.

A recap for the day will be posted shortly, along with the full seat chart and chip counts of all that remain.

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End-of-Day Chip Counts (full)

MartianNews • Level 11: 800-1,600, 1,600 ante
Amnon FIlippi us
Amnon FIlippi
us 645,000 645,000
Mark Johnson us
Mark Johnson
us 561,000 561,000
Alisson Piekazewicz br
Alisson Piekazewicz
br 465,800 10,800
Daniel Lefebvre ca
Daniel Lefebvre
ca 448,300 448,300
Dean Hutchison gb
Dean Hutchison
gb 443,000 443,000
Pierre Neuville be
Pierre Neuville
be 442,500 442,500
Jonathan Kramer us
Jonathan Kramer
us 394,500 394,500
Dmitry Yurasov ru
Dmitry Yurasov
ru 365,000 10,000
Ghattas Kortas se
Ghattas Kortas
se 356,500 356,500
Adrian Kuan ca
Adrian Kuan
ca 339,000 339,000
Anthony Defazio us
Anthony Defazio
us 336,200 336,200
Mark Redding us
Mark Redding
us 335,500 335,500
Joseph Weinberger us
Joseph Weinberger
us 334,900 334,900
Lawrence Ma us
Lawrence Ma
us 330,200 330,200
Igor Zektser us
Igor Zektser
us 320,000 320,000
Bhaskar Setti us
Bhaskar Setti
us 313,000 313,000
Yudong Yang cn
Yudong Yang
cn 312,000 312,000
Joshua Mcdougall US
Joshua Mcdougall
US 306,200 306,200
Nicholas Stowell us
Nicholas Stowell
us 296,800 296,800
Edward O'Connell US
Edward O'Connell
US 292,400 292,400
Sean Legendre us
Sean Legendre
us 291,000 291,000
Schuyler Thornton us
Schuyler Thornton
us 288,600 68,600
[Removed:92] FR
FR 285,200 285,200
Raj Singh us
Raj Singh
us 284,600 284,600
Andre Welt BR
Andre Welt
BR 280,300 280,300

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Tan Sends One Home Late in the Day

MartianNews • Level 11: 800-1,600, 1,600 ante

The turned board read {10-Clubs}{9-Hearts}{7-Hearts}{7-Diamonds} and there was around 50,000 in the pot. A player moved all in for over 70,000 and Malvin Tan called.

His opponent showed {10-Spades}{9-Spades} for top two and Tan tabled {k-Hearts}{k-Clubs} for kings up. The {8-Hearts} river changed nothing as Tan scooped in the pot, eliminating his opponent.

Malvin Tan SG
Malvin Tan
SG 235,000

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Five More Hands

MartianNews • Level 11: 800-1,600, 1,600 ante

The tournament clock has been paused and all remaining tables will now play five more hands before bagging up for the night.

Bolotin Wins at Showdown

Tboss • Level 11: 800-1,600, 1,600 ante

Four players put in 7,000 each preflop to see a flop of {q-Spades}{8-Spades}{6-Hearts} which got checked through to the {5-Spades} turn. After two players checked, the player in middle position bet out 13,000, Alex Bolotin made the call and they went heads up to the river.

The river was the {6-Clubs} which both players checked, and Bolotin tabled {8-Diamonds}{7-Diamonds} to win the hand and increase his stack.

Alex Bolotin us
Alex Bolotin
us 134,000

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Cahn Doubles

Tboss • Level 11: 800-1,600, 1,600 ante

Ethan Cahn moved all-in preflop under-the-gun, the action folded around to the cutoff, who asked for a count. After finding out it was 26,400 he threw in two 25,000 chips. The blinds folded and both hands were revealed.

Ethan Cahn: {a-Diamonds}{k-Hearts}
Cutoff: {10-Hearts}{10-Diamonds}

They were off to the races but the flop {k-Clubs}{6-Spades}{5-Hearts}, put Cahn way out in front. The turn {j-Spades} and the river {6-Diamonds} didn't change anything giving Cahn the double up.

Ethan Cahn US
Ethan Cahn
US 56,800 56,800

Saccari Finds a Fortuitous Turn Card

MartianNews • Level 11: 800-1,600, 1,600 ante

The turned board showed {9-Clubs}{4-Diamonds}{3-Clubs}{10-Diamonds} and there was around 50,000 in the pot. Michele Saccari pushed in a bet and his opponent instantly moved all in for around 70,000.

Saccari just as quickly called and the two turned over their cards. His opponent showed {3-Spades}{3-Hearts} for a set of treys but was no good as Saccari tabled {10-Spades}{10-Clubs} for a turned set of dimes.

An {8-Diamonds} on the river changed nothing as Saccari scooped the massive pot late in the day, eliminating his opponent.

Michele Saccari IT
Michele Saccari
IT 195,000

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Adams Aces Send One to the Rail

Tboss • Level 11: 800-1,600, 1,600 ante

All the money was in the middle as you could hear Adams from across the room say "Goldilocks Baby!"

Jason Adams: {a-Spades}{a-Clubs}
Opponent: {a-Diamonds}{k-Hearts}

Adam's opponent was at risk for somewhere in the neighborhood of 60,000 and the flop was {q-Clubs}{j-Hearts}{8-Clubs}, giving his opponent a chance. The {q-Diamonds} on the turn and {7-Spades} on the river, however, was not what he looking for and Adams sent him to the rail.

Jason Adams US
Jason Adams
US 243,000 243,000

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