2022 888poker XL Winter Series WSOPC Rozvadov
Event #30: $1,500 Monster Stack No-Limit Hold'em
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Event #30: $1,500 Monster Stack No-Limit Hold'em
Day 3 Completed

Balachandran and Leng Lead 24 Remaining Contenders Into Day 4 of $1,500 Monster Stack

BrandonBloom • Level 31: 120,000-240,000, 240,000 ante
Jaesh Balachandran
Jaesh Balachandran

Day 3 of Event #30: $1,500 Monster Stack witnessed 148 players start the day and only 24 players bag a stack for Tuesday, Oct. 19. The action will resume at 11 a.m. local time, and play may continue until a winner is determined. Although the remaining players have locked up $21,768, they will all be looking to win the WSOP gold bracelet and the $610,347 top prize that awaits one of them.

Jaesh Balachandran bagged the top stack going into Day 4 with 17,600,000 chips. Three-time bracelet winner Ryan Leng (16,500,000), who claimed his third less than a week ago, will be looking for another one as he bagged the second-biggest stack of the night. Brazil’s Rafael Reis (10,975,000) and PokerNews’ Dannah Kamp (5,125,000) will also have a shot at gold.

However, not everyone could find a bag by the end of the night. Some of the notables who fell in Day 3 include James Romero, JJ Liu, Jason Somerville, Upeshka De Silva, and Chris Brewer.

Monster Stack End-of-Day 3 Top 10 Counts

RankPlayerCountryChipsBig Blinds
1Jaesh BalachandranUnited States17,600,00059
2Ryan LengUnited States16,500,00055
3Anthony OrtegaUnited States15,775,00053
4Rafael ReisBrazil10,975,00037
5Santiago PlanteCanada10,775,00036
6Mordechai HazanIsrael9,850,00033
7Johan SchumacherBelgium9,625,00032
8Christopher AndlerSweden8,300,00028
9Jeffrey VertesCanada8,050,00027
10Michael NooriUnited States7,850,00026

Day 4 starts at 11 a.m. local time on October 19 in the Amazon Room of the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino. The tournament resumes at Level 32 with blinds at 150,000/300,000/300,000.

Stay tuned for more coverage of this event and the entire 2021 World Series of Poker from the PokerNews live reporting team.

Tags: Chris BrewerDannah KampJaesh BalachandranJames RomeroJason SomervilleJJ LiuRafael ReisRyan LengUpeshka De Silva

Day 4 Seat Draw

Jaxon • Level 31: 120,000-240,000, 240,000 ante
ROOMTABLESEATPlayerCountryChipsBig Blinds
Amazon4061Matthew BurleyUnited States3,675,00012
Amazon4062Katsushi YoshidaUnited States5,075,00017
Amazon4063Anthony OrtegaUnited States15,775,00053
Amazon4064Charlie DawsonUnited States6,650,00022
Amazon4065Dannah KampUnited States5,125,00017
Amazon4066Santiago PlanteCanada10,775,00036
Amazon4068Steven SarmientoUnited States3,500,00012
Amazon4069Matthew ItkinUnited States2,775,0009
       
Amazon4141Giancarlo SantolinCanada3,000,00010
Amazon4142Jeffrey VertesCanada8,050,00027
Amazon4143Mordechai HazanIsrael9,850,00033
Amazon4144Lee MarkholtUnited States4,075,00014
Amazon4145Brendan ShillerUnited States3,475,00012
Amazon4146Jaesh BalachandranUnited States17,600,00059
Amazon4147Raul MartinezUnited Kingdom2,450,0008
Amazon4148Rafael ReisBrazil10,975,00037
       
Amazon4211Christopher AndlerSweden8,300,00028
Amazon4213Antonio MaticCzech Republic6,650,00022
Amazon4214Jason RiesenbergUnited States4,000,00013
Amazon4215Johan SchumacherBelgium9,625,00032
Amazon4216Ryan LengUnited States16,500,00055
Amazon4217Michael NooriUnited States7,850,00026
Amazon4218Daniel FortierUnited States6,700,00022
Amazon4219Ivan DeyraFrance4,725,00016

End of Day 3 Chip Counts (full)

Jaxon • Level 31: 120,000-240,000, 240,000 ante
Jaesh Balachandran sg
Jaesh Balachandran
sg 17,600,000
Ryan Leng us
Ryan Leng
us 16,500,000 4,100,000
Anthony Ortega us
Anthony Ortega
us 15,775,000 -625,000
Rafael Reis br
Rafael Reis
br 10,975,000 4,575,000
Santiago Plante ca
Santiago Plante
ca 10,775,000 -1,225,000
Mordechai Hazan IL
Mordechai Hazan
IL 9,850,000 9,850,000
Johan Schumacher be
Johan Schumacher
be 9,625,000 3,225,000
Christopher Andler se
Christopher Andler
se 8,300,000 100,000
Jeffrey Vertes CA
Jeffrey Vertes
CA 8,050,000 2,450,000
Michael Noori us
Michael Noori
us 7,850,000 -1,800,000
Daniel Fortier us
Daniel Fortier
us 6,700,000 100,000
Charlie Dawson us
Charlie Dawson
us 6,650,000 1,150,000
Antonio Matic CZ
Antonio Matic
CZ 6,650,000 -1,850,000
Dannah Kamp us
Dannah Kamp
PokerNews
us 5,125,000 -1,375,000
Katsushi Yoshida us
Katsushi Yoshida
us 5,075,000 2,325,000
Ivan Deyra fr
Ivan Deyra
fr 4,725,000 -375,000
Lee Markholt us
Lee Markholt
us 4,075,000 575,000
Jason Riesenberg us
Jason Riesenberg
us 4,000,000 -730,000
Matthew Burley US
Matthew Burley
US 3,675,000 -1,625,000
Steven Sarmiento us
Steven Sarmiento
us 3,500,000 700,000
Brendan Shiller us
Brendan Shiller
us 3,475,000 -3,925,000
Giancarlo Santolin ca
Giancarlo Santolin
ca 3,000,000 -5,000,000
Matthew Itkin US
Matthew Itkin
US 2,775,000 25,000
Raul Martinez es
Raul Martinez
es 2,450,000 600,000

Play Has Ended For The Night

LiamGannon • Level 31: 120,000-240,000, 240,000 ante

The final 24 players are bagging to return tomorrow at 11 am.

Uri Reichenstein Eliminated In 25th Place ($21,768)

NicholasBaltz • Level 31: 120,000-240,000, 240,000 ante
Uri Reichenstein
Uri Reichenstein

As the final minutes of Day 3 were ticking away, things were heating up on table 414.

Uri Reichenstein moved all in and Jaesh Balachandran called, creating a massive pot.

Uri Reichenstein: {k-Clubs}{k-Hearts}
Jaesh Balachandran: {q-Clubs}{q-Diamonds}

The flop was {4-Diamonds}{7-Clubs}{4-Clubs} clean for Reichenstein, but the turn brought the {q-Spades} giving Balachandran a full house.

The river fell the {5-Clubs} and Reichenstein was eliminated on the final hand of the night.

Balachandran, meanwhile, shoots up the leaderboard with more than 17 million in chips.

Jaesh Balachandran sg
Jaesh Balachandran
sg 17,600,000 7,200,000
Uri Reichenstein il
Uri Reichenstein
il Busted

Tags: Jaesh BalachandranUri Reichenstein

Ortega Flops Set to Take From Plante

BrandonBloom • Level 31: 120,000-240,000, 240,000 ante
Anthony Ortega
Anthony Ortega

Anthony Ortega raised to 500,000 from the hijack and Santiago Plante called in the small blind.

The flop was {10-Hearts}{6-Spades}{4-Diamonds} and Plante check-called a 300,000 bet.

The turn brought the {3-Clubs} and Plante check-called for 825,000.

The {8-Diamonds} completed the board and Ortega bet 2.3 million. Plante pondered his decision and asked if Ortega had pocket eights. He received no response and called, only to see Ortega turn over a different set with {4-Clubs}{4-Spades}, which was good for the pot.

Anthony Ortega us
Anthony Ortega
us 16,400,000 2,900,000
Santiago Plante ca
Santiago Plante
ca 12,000,000 -900,000

Martinez Triples

NicholasBaltz • Level 31: 120,000-240,000, 240,000 ante
Raul Martinez
Raul Martinez

Raul Martinez jammed for his last 455,000 and both Lee Markholt and Rafael Reis called.

On the flop {6-Spades}{4-Spades}{k-Spades}, Markholt bet 700,000 and Reis got out of the way.

Raul Martinez: {7-Hearts}{6-Clubs}
Lee Markholt: {a-Hearts}{k-Hearts}

The turn was the {4-Hearts} and the river was the {6-Diamonds}, just what Martinez needed as he made a full house on the river to survive.

Rafael Reis br
Rafael Reis
br 6,400,000 -6,700,000
Lee Markholt us
Lee Markholt
us 3,500,000 -500,000
Raul Martinez es
Raul Martinez
es 1,850,000 1,850,000

Tags: Lee MarkholtRafael ReisRaul Martinez

Reis' Ladies Hold

LiamGannon • Level 31: 120,000-240,000, 240,000 ante
Rafael Reis
Rafael Reis

Bin Weng called the small blind and Rafael Reis raised to 500,000 in the big blind which Weng called.

The flop came down {2-Diamonds}{4-Diamonds}{5-Spades} and Weng checked to Reis who bet 750,000. Weng responded with a raise to 2,200,000 and Reis four-bet all in for 5,400,000. Weng looked back at his cards and called.

Rafael Reis: {q-Spades}{q-Clubs}
Bin Weng: {a-Diamonds}{q-Diamonds}

The turn and river of {6-Clubs}{k-Hearts} did not improve Weng's holding and Reis doubled his stack to over 13 million.

Rafael Reis br
Rafael Reis
br 13,100,000 6,200,000
Bin Weng us
Bin Weng
us 1,200,000 -3,900,000

James Cook Eliminated in 26th Place ($21,768)

BrandonBloom • Level 31: 120,000-240,000, 240,000 ante
James Cook
James Cook

James Cook got his two million chip stack in preflop against Christopher Andler.

James Cook: {q-}{j-}
Christopher Andler: {10-}{10-}

The players were flipping and Cook needed to improve. He couldn't find help on the {a-}{9-}{3-}{8-}{9-} board and was eliminated from the tournament following a solid run.

Christopher Andler se
Christopher Andler
se 8,200,000 2,600,000
James Cook US
James Cook
US Busted