Day 3 Completed
Day 3 Completed
Rollercoaster Day of Action on Day 3 of Event #50: Monster Stack - $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em Ends with Several Large Stacks and Plenty of Contenders
A wild roller coaster day of action in Event #50: Monster Stack - $1,500 No Limit Hold’em saw the field of hopefuls reduced from 457 down to less than 50 as Day 3 ended. The remaining players fought through a tough field to bag their chips and retain the goal of winning the first place prize of $1,008,850.
Bagging the chip lead at the end of the night and was Vincent Chauve. The Frenchman ended the night with a whopping 22,000,000 to lead all remaining players in the field. He amassed a large portion of his stack when his set of threes cracked the aces of Malvin Tan, who himself was a large stack at the time, to launch his stack to above the 15 million mark, which he would steadily increase before the end of play.
Also among the biggest stacks were; Bryan Kim (17,725,000), Anthony Kazgandjian (15,700,000), Ramiro Petrone (13,900,000) and Andre Haneberg (12,725,000).
Well known players who still remain include Ukrainian Igor Yaroshevskyy who bagged 7,350,000, Bart Hanson who will take a sizeable stack of 11,650,000 into tomorrow, Kevin Roster who has 3,475,000 and two-time WSOP bracelet winner Ryan Hughes with a stack of 8,500,000.
End of Day 3 Top 10 Chip Counts
|2||Bryan Kim||United States||17,725,000|
|6||Jonathan Seltzer||United States||12,125,000|
|7||Randall Hernandez||Costa Rica||11,975,000|
|8||Bart Hanson||United States||11,650,000|
|9||Benjamin Ector||United States||11,465,000|
|10||Willaim Lorring||United States||9,400,000|
Start of day chip leader, Kainalu McCue-Unciano took one of the wildest rides of the day on the Monster Stack roller coaster. He started the day strong and hit a peak around dinner break when seemingly every chip was migrating to his stack after he eliminated multiple players in large pots in a short period of time to swell his stack to above the 16 million mark. This huge number of chips was worth 250 big blinds at the time and was a stack that would have ended the day in the top five in chips. Instead, his day plummeted from that peak, slowly at first, then dropped like a stone in the last level of the day as his Day 3 ride ended with a stack of merely 3,750,000.
But he and the other remaining players still have chips and a chance, something that the many players who were eliminated on the day can no longer say. Among those eliminated early in the day were Pierre Neuville, Mike Shin, Joe Cada, Jonathan Levy and Yves Rolland. Others were eliminated late as the day came to a close including, Sean Yu, Iaron Lightbourne and Scott Vetter.
The surviving 49 players will return Tuesday, June 25 at noon local time to battle down to the final six. Play will resume at Level 22 with blinds at 10,000 and 20,000 with a 20,000 big blind ante,
This prestigious WSOP bracelet will be covered in its entirety by PokerNews live reporting team, so make sure to check in for the penultimate day of Monster Stack Action!
|Room||Table||Seat||Player||Country||Chip Count||Big Blinds|
|Amazon||406||1||Kevin Roster||United States||3,475,000||17|
|Amazon||406||4||Christopher Mitchell||United States||4,750,000||24|
|Amazon||406||6||Gregory Fishberg||United States||5,075,000||25|
|Amazon||406||7||Bart Hanson||United States||11,650,000||58|
|Amazon||406||9||Carlos Guerrero||United States||2,050,000||10|
|Amazon||407||1||Elias Zeilah||United States||2,350,000||12|
|Amazon||407||2||Matthew Frank Sesso||United States||6,975,000||35|
|Amazon||407||4||Tom Koral||United States||3,450,000||17|
|Amazon||407||6||Elliott Peterman||United Kingdom||4,975,000||25|
|Amazon||407||7||Dale Isobe||United States||3,400,000||17|
|Amazon||407||9||Willaim Lorring||United States||9,400,000||47|
|Amazon||408||1||Jonathan Seltzer||United States||12,125,000||61|
|Amazon||408||2||Andrew Moreno||United States||1,250,000||6|
|Amazon||408||3||Jordan Helstern||United States||2,575,000||13|
|Amazon||408||5||Gergely Kulcsar||United States||6,725,000||34|
|Amazon||408||6||Nicholas Kallenbach||United States||3,825,000||19|
|Amazon||408||7||Juan Sanchez||United Kingdom||2,475,000||12|
|Amazon||408||8||Peter Park||United States||2,850,000||14|
|Amazon||408||9||Igor Merda||United States||1,375,000||7|
|Amazon||409||2||Rudy Cadenas||United States||1,400,000||7|
|Amazon||409||4||Kainalu McCue-Unciano||United States||3,750,000||19|
|Amazon||409||6||Timothy Little||United States||2,775,000||14|
|Amazon||409||7||Southisak Seunsom||United States||1,500,000||8|
|Amazon||409||9||Bryan Kim||United States||17,725,000||89|
|Amazon||410||3||Guy Taylor||United Kingdom||7,600,000||38|
|Amazon||410||4||Andrea Bracken||United States||3,800,000||19|
|Amazon||410||5||Noah Lauck||United States||4,200,000||21|
|Amazon||410||7||Michael Mccray||United States||2,700,000||14|
|Amazon||410||8||Benjamin Ector||United States||11,465,000||57|
|Amazon||411||1||John Humphries||United States||3,800,000||19|
|Amazon||411||3||Ryan Hughes||United States||8,500,000||43|
|Amazon||411||4||Randall Hernandez||Costa Rica||11,975,000||60|
|Amazon||411||6||Matthew Dozier||United States||5,950,000||30|
|Amazon||411||7||Robert Mcveigh||United States||5,675,000||28|
|Amazon||411||8||Jeffrey Dewitt||United States||2,800,000||14|
On the penultimate hand of the night the board read Jonathan Seltzer made a bet of 450,000 which was called by Kainalu McCue-Unciano. The river came the . Seltzer bet 900,000 after a check.
McCue-Unciano went deep into the tank. Thinking through the hand as the other tables were bagging chips. He held the 900,000 in his hand almost going back on forth with it clearly unsure of what to do. After several minutes he tossed them in for the call. Setlzer showed the for top two pair and McCue-Unciano instantly mucked in frustration. His once massive chip lead now reduced to a short stack.
Action folded around to Tom Koral in the cutoff and he raised it up to 350,000, Southisak Seunsom shoved all in from the next seat and Koral made the call.
The board ran out , which gave Seunsom the double-up on the last hand of the evening and assured that he would return to play on Day 4.
The clock has been stopped and it has just been announced that the dealers will deal three more hands and then the remaining players will bag and tag for the night.
Pablo Giron raised it to 350,000 from the under-the-gun position, and when action folded around to Anthony Kazgandjian on the button, he three-bet to 1,150,000.
With action back on Giron, he used two hands to push forward almost two full stacks of 100,000 chips, which prompted Kazgandjian to ask for a count. Once the dealer confirmed 3,250,000 total, Kazgandjian folded his hand and Giron tabled .
The weight of the ever climbing payouts is getting real to the just under 50 players still remaining with about 15 minutes left in the day as there have been several spats over amount of time being taken, chip stacking and more, often times with the floor being called to attempt to calm the waters.
Christopher Audrain moved all in for his remaining stack of close to 2,000,000 and he was called by the player directly to his left. Next, to act, Pablo Giron moved all in over the top. After getting a count and thinking it over the player who made the initial call elected to fold to the bigger shove.
Audrain held against the of Giron. The board provided a little sweat when it teased hearts as it ran out but ultimately it was not enough to save Audrain.