Event #21: $1,500 Monster Stack No-Limit Hold'em
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Two-Time Bracelet Winner Calvin Anderson on Top Heading into Day 3 of Event #21: Monster Stack No-Limit Hold'em

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Calvin Anderson

After starting with 6,501 entrants in Event #21: $1,500 Monster Stack No-Limit Hold'em, we enter the pivotal Day 3 with just 271 remaining players.

On Monday, these final 271 runners can all take a huge step toward their dream of the $966,577 top prize and, of course, the gold bracelet.

Everyone still in has already locked up at least $5,054 of the $8,678,835 prize pool, with two-time WSOP bracelet winner Calvin Anderson leading the way with 4,040,000 chips.

Not too far behind is John Simonian, who is also over the four million mark with 4,020,000.

Rounding out the top five are Colombia's Sebastian Toro (3,520,000), George Abi-Zeid (3,495,000), and Brazilian WSOP bracelet winner Joao Simao.

Top 10 Chip Counts

RANKPLAYERCountryCHIP COUNTBig Blinds
1Calvin AndersonUnited States4,040,000135
2John SimonianUnited States4,020,000134
3Sebastian ToroColombia3,520,000117
4George Abi-ZeidUnited States3,495,000117
5Joao SimaoBrazil3,490,000116
6Josh WeissUnited States3,465,000116
7Joseph BartholdiUnited States3,340,000111
8Aditya AgarwalIndia3,240,000108
9Nishant SharmaUnited States3,135,000105
10Rahul DeevaraUnited States3,065,000102

Three-time WSOP winner Ryan Leng is very much in contention with 2,615,000, while fellow bracelet winners Arash Ghaneian (1,940,000), Anthony Spinella (1,670,000), Andres Korn (1,650,000), James Mackey (1,555,000), Justin Saliba (1,505,000), Boris Kolev (1,475,000), Jason Gooch (1,415,000), Max Steinberg (1,350,000), Eoghan O'Dea (1,205,000), Steven Wolansky (1,195,000), Gediminas Uselis (1,125,000), Nipun Java (1,025,000), Michael Noori (635,000), and Scott Bohlman (485,000) are all looking to add another piece of hardware to their collections.

Popular poker vlogger Johnnie "Vibes" Moreno is also in the mix, having bagged 1,670,000 chips going into Day 3. Matt Affleck is also still hanging around with 1,990,000.

Final Table Payouts

PlacePayouts (USD)
1$966,577
2$597,362
3$449,912
4$341,095
5$260,315
6$199,995
7$154,688
8$120,455
9$94,439

Just like Sunday's Day 2, the remaining field will play 10 one-hour levels, taking 15-minute breaks every two levels. The 60-minute dinner break will commence at the end of level 29 (roughly 7 p.m. local time).

PokerNews will be on-site all day long to capture all the action as the remaining runners look to make a deep run and go after the gold bracelet.

Tags: Andres KornAnthony SpinellaArash GhaneianBoris KolevCalvin AndersonEoghan O'DeaGediminas UselisGeorge Abi-ZeidJames MackeyJason GoochJoao SimaoJohn SimonianJustin SalibaMax SteinbergMichael NooriNipun JavaRyan LengScott BohlmanSebastian ToroSteven Wolansky