2022 888poker XL Winter Series
Event #50: Monster Stack - $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em
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Event #50: Monster Stack - $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em
Day 4 Completed

Benjamin Ector Leads Final Six in Event #50: Monster Stack - $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em

Tboss • Level 40: 600,000-1,200,000, 1,200,000 ante
Benjamin Ector
Benjamin Ector

Day 4 of Event #50: Monster Stack - $1,500 No-Limit Hold 'em has concluded at the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino with just six players bagging chips at the end of the play. The day started with 49 players and was action packed right from the get-go, with only 28 remaining at the first break of the day.

After just short of 11 hours of play, they finished at level 40 and 31 minutes 47 seconds on the clock and will be resuming at the same point when the final day commences.

At the end of the day, Benjamin Ector (84,300,000) finished as the chip leader and was followed by Kainalu McCue-Unciano (68,300,000) and Gregory Katayama (55,100,000). Benjamin Ector has cashed in multiple events already this summer, including Event #28: $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em for $7,356, and Event #17: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em Shootout for $5,279.

The final six line up is completed with Bart Hanson (40,600,000), Vincent Chauve (36,700,000) and Igor Yaroshevskyy (17,000,000).

The remaining 6 players will be restarting June 26, 2019, at 12:00 p.m and this event will be streamed the rest of the way on CBS. The players will be looking to earn themselves a WSOP gold bracelet and over one million dollars with first place being $1,008,850.

Seat Assignments for the Final Day

SeatPlayerCountryChip CountBig Blinds
1Vincent ChauveFrance36,700,00031
2Igor YaroshevskyyUkraine17,000,00014
3Kainalu McCue-UncianoUnited States68,300,00057
4Benjamin EctorUnited States84,300,00070
5Bart HansonUnited States40,600,00034
6Gregory KatayamaCanada55,100,00046

The day started out at a very fast pace, going from 49 players to 28 in the first two hours. Kevin "Racks" Roster, whose heartbreaking story about his battle with Sarcoma — a rare form of cancer — captured the hearts of the poker community, was one of the early bust outs, getting it all-in preflop with pocket queens against ace-king but couldn't win the flip when Elliot Peterman hit the king on the turn. He ultimately finished in 39th place and received $22,561 for his deep run.

Kevin Roster
Kevin Roster

The official final table happened right at the dinner break at around 7:30 p.m, and on the 35th hand, Javier Zarco was eliminated in 9th Place for $88,817. Zarco got it in with pocket queens but was dominated by Benjamin Ector's pocket kings and he couldn't catch up.

It was only six hands later when Andre Haneberg was eliminated in 8th Place for $114,694. Haneberg got all of his chips in the middle as a big underdog with ace-jack against Bart Hanson's pocket aces and Haneberg couldn't connect to crack the aces,

It took about another hour, but Bryan Kim was the next victim eliminated in 7th Place for $149,247. Kim was in a coin-flip situation but bricked the board and against Kainalu McCue-Unciano's pocket eights.

The remaining six players will be restarting at 12:00 p.m Wednesday, June 26, 2019, and this event will be streamed the rest of the way on CBS.
Follow along with the PokerNews live reporting team to see who will win the WSOP gold bracelet.

Tags: Andre HanebergBart HansonBenjamin EctorBryan KimGregory KatayamaIgor YaroshevskyyJavier ZarcoKevin RosterVincent Chauve

End-Of-Day 4 Counts

zedmaster84 • Level 40: 600,000-1,200,000, 1,200,000 ante

The remaining six players have bagged up with 31:47 remaining in the level and will be back in the Thunderdome at noon to play down to a champion. A recap of today's action is to follow.

Benjamin Ector us
Benjamin Ector
us 84,300,000 300,000
Kainalu McCue-Unciano us
Kainalu McCue-Unciano
us 68,300,000
Gregory Katayama ca
Gregory Katayama
ca 55,100,000 -2,900,000
Bart Hanson us
Bart Hanson
us 40,600,000 9,600,000
Vincent Chauve fr
Vincent Chauve
fr 36,700,000 -4,300,000
Igor Yaroshevskyy ua
Igor Yaroshevskyy
ua 17,000,000 -2,000,000

Bryan Kim Eliminated in 7th Place ($149,247)

LoriPersinger • Level 40: 600,000-1,200,000, 1,200,000 ante
Bryan Kim
Bryan Kim

Hand #67: In the last hand of Day 4, action folded around to Bryan Kim in the hijack and he shoved all in. Igor Yaroshevskyy folded, but Kainalu McCue-Unciano shoved all in behind from the button, and both blinds got out of the way.

Bryan Kim: {k-Hearts}{q-Hearts}
Kainalu McCue-Unciano: {8-Spades}{8-Diamonds}

The board ran out {6-Spades}{5-Hearts}{6-Clubs}{6-Hearts}{7-Hearts}, which gave McCue the full house and eliminated Kim in 7th place, one spot shy of the table that will be live-streamed on Day 5.

Kainalu McCue-Unciano us
Kainalu McCue-Unciano
us 68,300,000 40,300,000
Bryan Kim us
Bryan Kim
us Busted

Tags: Bryan KimIgor YaroshevskyyKainalu McCue-Unciano

Hands #65-66: McCue-Unciano Wins Both of His Blinds

LoriPersinger • Level 40: 600,000-1,200,000, 1,200,000 ante

Hand #65: Vincent Chauve raised to 2.4 million and Hainalu McCue-Unciano defended his big blind. After McCue-Unciano check-called the 2.4 million continuation bet from Chauve on the {10-Clubs}{k-Spades}{j-Spades} flop, both players then checked the {j-Clubs} turn and {2-Spades} river. McCue-Unciano tabled {q-Hearts}{10-Diamonds} and took down the pot.

Hand #66: McCue-Unciano called from the small blind and Benjamin Ector checked his option in the big blind. Both players then checked to the turn on a board of {a-Hearts}{9-Clubs}{7-Spades}{4-Hearts}, and McCue-Unciano then check-called a million bet from Ector. Both players then checked the {3-Clubs} river and McCue-Unciano tabled {j-Clubs}{9-Diamonds} and took down his second-straight pot.

Tags: Benjamin EctorKainalu McCue-UncianoVincent Chauve

Hands #60-64: Mostly Preflop Agression

Tboss • Level 40: 600,000-1,200,000, 1,200,000 ante

Hand #60 Bryan Kim raised from the hijack to 2,400,000 and Kainalu McCue-Unciano reraised to 8,000,000 on the button. The action folded back around to Kim and he folded.

Hand #61 Vincent Chauve raised from under-the-gun to 2,400,000, the action folded to Benjamin Ector on the button and he made it 7,500,000. The blinds folded and Chauve let his hand go.

Hand #62 Bryan Kim moved all-in from under-the-gun and took the pot down.

Hand #63 Igor Yaroshevskyy raised all of his chips under-the-gun and took it down.

Hand #64 Vincent Chauve raised on the button to 2,400,000 and Igor Yaroshevskyy called from the big blind. They both checked to see the turn on the {10-Hearts}{7-Hearts}{2-Clubs}{7-Diamonds} board, Yaroshevskyy led out for 3,000,000 and Chauve mucked his hand.

Vincent Chauve fr
Vincent Chauve
fr 41,000,000 -1,000,000
Bryan Kim us
Bryan Kim
us 23,000,000 -300,000
Igor Yaroshevskyy ua
Igor Yaroshevskyy
ua 19,000,000 -2,700,000

Tags: Benjamin EctorBryan KimIgor YaroshevskyyVincent Chauve

Hands #55-59: Ector Takes Three Out of Five

zedmaster84 • Level 40: 600,000-1,200,000, 1,200,000 ante

Hand #55: Benjamin Ector raised to 2,500,000 in the cutoff and claimed the blinds and big blind ante.

Hand #56: Raise and take it for Ector once more, who made it 2,500,000 from the hijack and found no resistance.

Hand #57: Kainalu McCue-Unciano opened to 2,500,000 first to act and Ector three-bet to 7,500,000, forcing a fold from his opponent.

Hand #58: Vincent Chauve raised to 2,400,000 in the cutoff and Bryan Kim jammed on the button, no call followed.

Hand #59: Chauve raised to 2,400,000 in the hijack and Ector defended the big blind. On a flop of {7-Diamonds}{5-Diamonds}{3-Diamonds}, Ector checked and folded when facing a bet of 4,000,000 by Chauve.

Benjamin Ector us
Benjamin Ector
us 84,000,000 16,300,000
Vincent Chauve fr
Vincent Chauve
fr 42,000,000 1,000,000
Kainalu McCue-Unciano us
Kainalu McCue-Unciano
us 28,000,000 -7,000,000
Bryan Kim us
Bryan Kim
us 23,300,000 -7,100,000

Tags: Benjamin EctorBryan KimKainalu McCue-UncianoVincent Chauve

Level:
40
Blinds:
600,000/1,200,000
Ante:
1,200,000

Break Time Again

LoriPersinger • Level 39: 50,000-100,000, 100,000 ante

The remaining seven players have been sent on another 15-minute break

Hands #51-54: McCue-Unciano Picks Up Some Chips

Tboss • Level 39: 50,000-100,000, 100,000 ante

Hand #51 Benjamin Ector raised under-the-gun to 2,000,000 and picked up the blinds.

Hand #52 Bart Hanson raised under-the-gun to 2,000,000 Kainalu McCue-Unciano called from the small blind and Benjamin Ector folded the big blind.

The flop came {q-Diamonds}{8-Spades}{6-Diamonds}, Unicano check-called a 3,000,000 bet from Hanson and the {7-Diamonds} turn got checked through. The {9-Clubs} came on the river and Unciano led out for 5,000,000 and Hanson let his hand go.

Hand #53 Vincent Chauve raised from early position to 2,500,000 and Bart Hanson called from the big blind. On the flop of {j-Spades}{8-Hearts}{2-Spades} Hanson check folded to Chauve's 3,000,000 chip bet.

Hand #54 Kainalu McCue-Unciano raised to 2,300,000 from the cutoff and took down the pot down.

Benjamin Ector us
Benjamin Ector
us 67,700,000 -8,300,000
Kainalu McCue-Unciano us
Kainalu McCue-Unciano
us 35,000,000 7,000,000
Bart Hanson us
Bart Hanson
us 31,000,000 -25,000,000

Tags: Vincent ChauveBenjamin EctorBart Hanson