Event #24: $400 NLH Monster Stack

Event Info

Buy-in $400
Prize Pool $423,360
Players 1,176

Level Info

Level 45
Blinds 500,000 / 1,000,000
Ante 100,000

Players Info - Day 1

Players Left 1
Entries 1,176

WSOP Legend: 10-Time Bracelet Winner Phil Ivey

AnthonyThompson • Level 34: 50,000-100,000, 10,000 ante
WSOP Legend Phil Ivey
WSOP Legend Phil Ivey

Few poker players have captured the attention of the poker universe quite like Phil Ivey. There have been plenty of champions of the game who crushed it at the felt, but none who built up the mystique of Ivey, who remains to this day arguably the most magnetic player in poker despite results that no longer match his days of utmost dominance.

A day after the anniversary of Ivey's induction into the Poker Hall of Fame, PokerNews examines the legacy of his WSOP success. Prior to 2000, Ivey didn't have any recorded WSOP cashes.

The 23-year-old didn't waste any time establishing himself as one of the top up-and-coming players. That year, after already making one final table and finishing fifth, Ivey secured his first bracelet. He beat none other than fellow Hall of Famer Amarillo Slim Preston heads up to win Event #14: $2,500 Pot-Limit Omaha, a rebuy event, for his first bracelet and $195,000. Three other Hall of Famers — Chris Bjorin, Phil Hellmuth and David "Devilfish" Ulliott — also competed at that final table, so shipping it was about more than just getting his first taste of gold. Ivey showed he could beat the best in the business.

Two years after that, though, would be when Ivey really showed he was the present and future of the game. In 2002, Ivey showcased his skills at limit poker in a big way.

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AnthonyThompson • Level 33: 40,000-80,000, 8,000 ante

The 18 remaining players are on a five-minute break.

Paggeot Adds to Chip Lead

Chad_Holloway • Level 33: 40,000-80,000, 8,000 ante

Robert "nohen" Cohen raised to 208,000 from the button only to have the big-stacked Corey "Corgasm" Paggeot three-bet jam from the small blind. Cohen called off for 1,280,704 and the cards were turned up.

Corey "Corgasm" Paggeot: {9-Diamonds}{9-Spades}
Robert "nohen" Cohen: {8-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds}

The {9-Clubs}{3-Hearts}{5-Clubs} flop gave Paggeot top set and the {k-Diamonds} turn left Cohen drawing dead. The meaningless {k-Clubs} was run out on the river and Cohen exited in 21st place for $2,286.14.

Corey "Corgasm" Paggeot us
Corey "Corgasm" Paggeot
us 6,007,130 4,114,016
Robert "nohen" Cohen fr
Robert "nohen" Cohen
fr Busted

Tags: Corey PaggeotRobert Cohen

Ryan "whosyourdodd" Dodd Wins WSOP Summer Circuit Event #5

Chad_Holloway • Level 33: 40,000-80,000, 8,000 ante
WSOP Summer Circuit Event 5
WSOP Summer Circuit Event 5

On Tuesday, July 20, the WSOP Summer Online Circuit continued alongside the bracelet events. The fifth tournament was the $320 buy-in Event #5: $75,000 GTD NLH 6-Max, which attracted 263 runners who rebought 137 times. The 400-entry field resulted in a $120,000 prize pool that was paid out to the top 60 finishers.

Among those to cash were Ian "apokerjoker2" Steinman (3rd - $12,180), Matt "berkey11_s4y" Berkey (6th - $5,280), Michael "miguelfiesta" Lech (20th - $804), Michael "miw210x" Wang (26th - $804), Ricky "ratedgto" Guan (41st - $564), and Daniel "centrfieldr" Lupo (49th - $480).

In the end, it was Ryan "whosyourdodd" Dodd besting Corey "Corgasm" Paggeot in heads-up play to win a $22,296 top prize and his third gold ring.

WSOP Summer Online Circuit Event #5 Final Table Results

1Ryan "whosyourdodd" Dodd$22,296
2Corey "Corgasm" Paggeot$16,500
3Ian "apokerjoker2" Steinman$12,180
4Ronald "Ceek100x" Ellis$8,940
5Philip "tszis" Shing$6,960
6Matt "berkey11_s4y" Berkey$5,280

A Round of Chip Counts for Remaining Field (full)

Chad_Holloway • Level 32: 30,000-60,000, 6,000 ante
John "Macallan25" Riordan
John "Macallan25" Riordan
4,797,347 1,924,765
Bader "Ib2nyce4u" Haq US
Bader "Ib2nyce4u" Haq
US 3,675,799 1,353,787
Michael "njnj17" Leib us
Michael "njnj17" Leib
us 3,244,260 1,120,718
Johnnie "johnnievibes" Moreno us
Johnnie "johnnievibes" Moreno
us 2,728,842 1,958,426
JackHi US
US 2,622,621 864,041
Terry "mrterry007" Fleischer us
Terry "mrterry007" Fleischer
us 2,595,080 639,908
Frank "Denzer" Williams III us
Frank "Denzer" Williams III
us 2,558,755
David "Bewater" Goodman us
David "Bewater" Goodman
us 2,311,576 -461,482
Joseph "letsplay77" Bruno us
Joseph "letsplay77" Bruno
us 1,991,828 56,000
Daniel "reglue" Roitman US
Daniel "reglue" Roitman
US 1,941,692
Corey "Corgasm" Paggeot us
Corey "Corgasm" Paggeot
us 1,893,114 1,376,755
Michael "helionic" Dyer us
Michael "helionic" Dyer
us 1,828,760 950,780
David "goldwatch" Weisberger US
David "goldwatch" Weisberger
US 1,693,959 -611,800
Robert "nohen" Cohen fr
Robert "nohen" Cohen
fr 1,579,346 -406,500
Paul "otwpaul" Hendee us
Paul "otwpaul" Hendee
us 1,520,310 -1,957,117
Rocketship11 US
US 1,481,736 1,362,164
Byung "bhy101" Yoo us
Byung "bhy101" Yoo
us 1,445,669 -1,075,386
Ace "aerpmh" Rowley US
Ace "aerpmh" Rowley
US 1,362,025
Thomas "Zebra_Debra" Sabatino us
Thomas "Zebra_Debra" Sabatino
us 1,303,592
George "Star_Wolf_64" Vellucci us
George "Star_Wolf_64" Vellucci
us 1,042,221
Oliver "yongshi88" Tse us
Oliver "yongshi88" Tse
us 901,941
Carlos "CarlosWelch" Welch
Carlos "CarlosWelch" Welch
648,154 -223,600
Jaime "Dametime12" Cervantes-Alvarez Jr us
Jaime "Dametime12" Cervantes-Alvarez Jr
us 568,970 -768,325
Leo "FeelsgoodMan" Wolpert us
Leo "FeelsgoodMan" Wolpert
us 511,747
Dominick "Flow_Cold" Sarle US
Dominick "Flow_Cold" Sarle
US 458,442

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Smith Set Up by Fleischer

AnthonyThompson • Level 32: 30,000-60,000, 6,000 ante
Jerod Smith
Jerod Smith

Terry "mrterry007" Fleischer raised on the button and then called Jerod "WhiskeyDeck" Smith 1,024,871 three-bet jam from the big blind.

Jerod "WhiskeyDeck" Smith: {a-Diamonds}{10-Spades}
Terry "mrterry007" Fleischer: {6-Spades}{6-Clubs}

Smith was behind and things got worse after the {9-Hearts}{6-Diamonds}{4-Hearts} flop gave Fleischer a set of sixes.

Smith was drawing dead and the meaningless {k-Clubs} turn followed by {8-Spades} river completed the board, ending his tournament in 27th place for $2,286.

Smith Gets Set Up
Terry "mrterry007" Fleischer us
Terry "mrterry007" Fleischer
us 2,613,080 657,908
Jerod "WhiskeyDeck" Smith
Jerod "WhiskeyDeck" Smith

Hoffman's Tournament Ends After Rollercoaster Crash

AnthonyThompson • Level 32: 30,000-60,000, 6,000 ante

Joseph "letsplay77" Bruno raised under the gun and then called the 882,148 three-bet jam Joseph "thehofffx" Hoffman mad from the hijack.

Joseph "letsplay77" Bruno: {a-Hearts}{j-Diamonds}
Joseph "thehofffx" Hoffman: {k-Spades}{q-Spades}

Hoffman was behind holding live cards and nothing changed after the {8-Clubs}{6-Hearts}{8-Diamonds} flop appeared.

The turn came the {q-Clubs}, pairing Hoffman but the victory was short-lived as the {a-Diamonds} river gave Bruno a better pair and eliminated Hoffman in 30th place for $1,863.

Joseph "letsplay77" Bruno us
Joseph "letsplay77" Bruno
us 1,935,828
Joseph "thehofffx" Hoffman us
Joseph "thehofffx" Hoffman
us Busted

Tags: Joseph HoffmanJoseph Bruno