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

Hundt and Garner Top Two on Day 1b as Sean Yu, Maurice Hawkins and Taylor Paur Also Bag Monster Stacks

LoriPersinger • Level 11: 800-1,600, 1,600 ante
Sean Yu
Sean Yu

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.

Tags: Aaron MasseyAlex FoxenAli ImsirovicAllyn ShulmanAmnon FilippiBarry GreensteinGreg RaymerHarry ArutyunyanJackie GlazierJohn RichardsKristy ArnettLily KilettoMatt AffleckMaurice HawkinsNatalie TehRandall EmmettRichard SeymourRulah DivineseTaylor PaurTyler Patterson

End of the Day Chip Counts (full)

Tboss • Level 11: 800-1,600, 1,600 ante
James Hundt us
James Hundt
us 466,600 466,600
Kapila Garner US
Kapila Garner
US 464,100 464,100
Rick Alvarado us
Rick Alvarado
us 443,600 -36,400
Nishant Sharma in
Nishant Sharma
in 429,000 429,000
John Gravagna us
John Gravagna
us 415,000 415,000
Julian Manolio us
Julian Manolio
us 405,700 405,700
Michael Jagroo us
Michael Jagroo
us 391,000 192,000
Venkata Chinta US
Venkata Chinta
US 364,300 364,300
Terence Clee au
Terence Clee
au 362,000 362,000
Matt Kirby us
Matt Kirby
us 359,000 359,000
David Elet us
David Elet
us 358,500
Andrea Buonocore it
Andrea Buonocore
it 355,100 355,100
Daniel Smiljkovic de
Daniel Smiljkovic
de 350,700 350,700
Angel Ruiz es
Angel Ruiz
es 342,600 342,600
Jessica Meir us
Jessica Meir
us 335,800 335,800
Michael Ortiz us
Michael Ortiz
us 334,700 334,700
Ross Toth US
Ross Toth
US 332,800 332,800
Kevin Cronin us
Kevin Cronin
us 331,800 331,800
Cary Marshall us
Cary Marshall
us 328,000 328,000
Mario Lopez us
Mario Lopez
us 323,500 323,500
Ronald Minnis us
Ronald Minnis
us 322,400 322,400
Thomas Boivin be
Thomas Boivin
be 321,000 321,000
Mariano Molino ar
Mariano Molino
ar 320,000 275,000
Richard Fitzgerald US
Richard Fitzgerald
US 308,600 308,600
Niel Mittelman us
Niel Mittelman
us 305,900 305,900

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Lin Picks Up a Little More Near the End of Play

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

When preflop action folded around to Chen-an Lin in the cutoff, he raised it up to 3,200 and was called by the player in the big blind. After the big-blind player checked the {j-Diamonds}{6-Diamonds}{a-Clubs} flop, Lin continued for 4,300, which got a fold from the big player and added a little more to Lin's chipstack during the last few hands of play.

Chen-an Lin tw
Chen-an Lin
tw 202,000 202,000

Tags: Chen-an Lin

It's That Time of the Night

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

The clock has been stopped with 10 minutes remaining in the level, and it has been announced that five more hands will be played. The remaining players will then bag and tag for the night.

Liu Picks Up Aces

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

The action folded to the hijack who raised it up to 3,200, John Liu was in the cut off and reraised to 9,400 and the cutoff was the only caller.

The dealer spread the flop of {q-Hearts}{8-Spades}{4-Clubs} and after the hijack checked Liu splashed in 10,500 and his opponent snap-mucked. Liu tabled {a-Diamonds}{a-Clubs} before throwing it in the muck.

John Liu
John Liu

Mccray's Tens are Good at Showdown

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

The action started with a player opening to 5,000 from middle position, Michael Mccray called two seats over and the rest of the table folded.

The flop came {6-Clubs}{6-Spades}{3-Clubs} and the preflop raiser bet 5,000 and Mccray called. The turn was the {2-Diamonds} and the preflop raiser check-called a 13,000 bet from Mccray. The river was the {a-Spades} and both players checked. Michael Mccray tabled {10-Clubs}{10-Diamonds} while his opponent tabled the losing {4-Clubs}{4-Spades}

Michael Mccray US
Michael Mccray
US 74,000

A Little Lull in the Action

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

Action has slowed down a bit in this last level of Day 2, as players are anticipating bagging and tagging soon.


Last Break of the Night

Tboss • Level 10: 600-1,200, 1,200 ante

The remaining players are on their final 20-minute break of the night.