Event #28: $365 NLH Monster Stack

Event Info

Buy-in $365
Players 536

Players Info - Day 1

Players Left 1
Entries 536

Vazquez Check-Raises River

Vazquez Check-Raise to Win
Vazquez Check-Raise to Win

Blinds 20,000/40,000/4,000

Samuel "Workaholic" Vitello opened to 92,000 from the cutoff and was called by Miguel "LordMTM" Vazquez under-the-gun.

The flop came {4-Hearts}{k-Spades}{7-Clubs} and Vazquez check-called a bet of 46,400 from Vitello.

The turn was the {q-Clubs} and this saw another bet from Vitello for 209,541, which Vazquez called.

The river was the {7-Spades} and after a check from Vazquez, Vitello fired again for 223,165. But then Vazquez check-raised all in to 1,578,026, which sent Vitello into the tank.

After a couple of moments, Vitello elected on a fold and the substantial pot was pushed to Vazquez.

Miguel "LordMTM" Vazquez us
Miguel "LordMTM" Vazquez
us 2,545,073 2,545,073
Samuel "Workaholic" Vitello us
Samuel "Workaholic" Vitello
us 877,577 877,577

Chen Bombs River To Win Pot


Pete "PeteChen" Chen opened to 68,000 in middle position and was called by "chessminds" in the cutoff.

The flop was {10-Hearts}{8-Hearts}{a-Diamonds} and Chen check-called a bet of 34,000 from "chessminds".

The turn came the {q-Diamonds} and both players decided to check and went straight to the river {6-Spades}.

Chen then led out with a bet of 185,866 and "chessminds" snap-folded to award the pot to Chen.

Pete "PeteChen" Chen tw
Pete "PeteChen" Chen
tw 2,262,864 1,003,863
chessminds US
US 1,214,658 272,000

Foxen Swipes a Pot


Blinds: 14,000/28,000/2,800
Alex "OrcinusOrca" Foxen opened to 56,000 in late position and was called by James "BOCARATONE" Collopy in the big blind.

The flop came {q-Diamonds}{6-Hearts}{7-Diamonds} and Collopy checked to Foxen who cut out a continuation bet of 45,000.

Collopy quickly folded and Foxen was pushed the pot.

Alex "OrcinusOrca" Foxen us
Alex "OrcinusOrca" Foxen
us 981,178 -171,800
James "BOCARATONE" Collopy US
James "BOCARATONE" Collopy
US 346,849

Break Time


The remaining players are on a quick five-minute break and will return soon to hand-for-hand play.



The players are now engaged in hand-for-hand play as the bubble quickly approaches.

Farin Flushed Out after Double Check-Raise

Farin Flushed Out
Farin Flushed Out

After limping preflop, the board was {q-Clubs}{2-Diamonds}{4-Clubs} when Alexander "losingplayer" Farin check-raised to 64,000 after faced with a bet of 16,000 from "chessminds".

"Chessminds" made the call and the two went to a turn {j-Clubs}.

Farin then check-raised a second time to 185,910 and all in after "chessminds" bet 64,000.

"Chessminds" quickly made the call and the cards were tabled, with Farin at risk.

Alexander "losingplayer" Farin: {2-Clubs}{4-Diamonds}
"chessminds": {k-Clubs}{7-Clubs}

Up against a king-high flush from chessminds, Farin needed either a deuce or a four to hit a full house, but the river {3-Clubs} bricked and he was eliminated as "chessminds" was pushed the large pot.

"chessminds" US
US 681,830
Alexander "losingplayer" Farin us
Alexander "losingplayer" Farin
us Busted

Van Auken Shoves River in Big Pot

Van Auken Shoves river
Van Auken Shoves river

Blinds 3,000/6,000/300

Eric "8Bracelets" Van Auken opened to 6,000 from under-the-gun and was then three-bet to 12,000 by John "bigtuna22" Ypma on the button.

Van Auken made the call and the two went to a flop of {7-Spades}{9-Clubs}{10-Hearts}. Van Auken then check-called a continuation bet of 16,200 from Ypma.

The turn was the {6-Clubs} and Van Auken check-raised to 68,400 after a bet of 18,000 from Ypma.

Ypma made the call and the river fell the {5-Hearts} which saw Van Auken shove all in for 124,017.

Ypma thought for a second before throwing his cards into the virtual muck and the large pot was pushed to Van Auken.

Eric "8Bracelets" Van Auken us
Eric "8Bracelets" Van Auken
us 325,617 325,617
John "bigtuna22" Ypma us
John "bigtuna22" Ypma
us 213,808 213,808

Break Time


The remaining 164 players on on a quick five-minute break and will return shortly.