Event #21: $1,500 Monster Stack No-Limit Hold'em
Event #21: $1,500 Monster Stack No-Limit Hold'em
Day 2 Completed

Calvin Anderson Among Big Stacks at End of Day 2 of Event #21: $1,500 Monster Stack No-Limit Hold'em

mattohalloran • Level 21: 10,000-25,000, 25,000 ante
Calvin Anderson
Calvin Anderson

At the conclusion of play, 271 remain of the 2,053 players who started Day 2. A total of 6,051 entered the tournament between the two starting flights and the remaining players will return for Day 3 of Event #21: $1,500 Monster Stack tomorrow at 10 a.m. local time at the 2022 WSOP at Bally’s and Paris Las Vegas.

The entrants generated a prize pool of $8,678,835. First place will receive a payout of $966,577, as well as a gold WSOP bracelet. The 271 remaining players will all take home a minimum cash of $5,054.

Event #21: $1,500 Monster Stack No-Limit Hold'em Top 10 Chip Counts

PlacePlayerCountryChipsBig Blinds
1Calvin AndersonUnited States4,040,000135
2John SimonianUnited States4,020,000134
3Sebastian ToroColombia3,520,000117
4George Abi-ZeidUnited States3,495,000117
5Joao SimaoBrazil3,490,000117
6Josh WeissUnited States3,465,000116
7Joseph BartholdiUnited States3,340,000111
8Aditya AgarwalIndia3,240,000108
9Nishant SharmaIndia3,135,000105
10Rahul DeevaraUnited States3,065,000102

Two-time WSOP Bracelet winner Calvin Anderson bagged one of the largest stacks in the room, at 4,080,000. John Simonian also bagged a stack of around 4,000,000. Three-time bracelet winner Ryan Leng (2,615,000) and one-time bracelet winner Arash Ghaneian (1,940,000) also bagged stacks among the biggest in the room.

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Day 3 will kick off at 10 a.m. local time. They are scheduled to play another 10 levels, each lasting 60 minutes, with a 15-minute break after every second level. A 60-minute dinner break will occur following Level 29, expected to be around 7:00 p.m. local time. Those remaining at the end of Day 3 will return for Day 4 the next day, also at 10 a.m. local time, at which point they will play down to a winner.

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Tags: Arash GhaneianCalvin AndersonJohn SimonianRyan Leng

Day 3 Seat Draw

YorkshirePud • Level 21: 10,000-25,000, 25,000 ante
CasinoTableSeatPlayerCountryChipsBig Blinds
Bally's6411Christopher AhrensGermany455,00015
Bally's6412Joseph McCarthyUnited States1,410,00047
Bally's6413Joao SimaoBR3,490,000116
Bally's6414Chris DasilvaUnited Kingdom335,00011
Bally's6415Eric BlairUnited States1,475,00049
Bally's6416Robert GussoniUnited States2,170,00072
Bally's6417Thomas TranUnited States1,302,00043
Bally's6418Bryan MontgomeryUnited States1,720,00057
Bally's6419Sungwoo TaeUnited States460,00015
Bally's6421Antonin TeisseireFrance475,00016
Bally's6422Shane RaikesUnited States415,00014
Bally's6423Joshua HeinzlUnited States1,475,00049
Bally's6424William KoenigUnited States1,290,00043
Bally's6425Matthew ConverseUnited States315,00011
Bally's6426James ShouldisUnited States405,00014
Bally's6427Benjamin GrossUnited States1,010,00034
Bally's6428Justin LeeUnited States545,00018
Bally's6429Nipun JavaUnited States1,025,00034
Bally's6431Guillaume LatiniFrance2,075,00069
Bally's6432John SimonianUnited States4,020,000134
Bally's6433Craig ChartUnited States1,725,00058
Bally's6434Antoine SaoutFrance800,00027
Bally's6435David Von SchnehenAustria845,00028
Bally's6436Matt AffleckUnited States1,990,00066
Bally's6437Jair BeltranCanada1,880,00063
Bally's6438Virgile TurchiFrance1,435,00048
Bally's6439Max SteinbergUnited States1,350,00045
Bally's6441Daotong GeUnited States1,050,00035
Bally's6442Loni HarwoodUnited States1,060,00035
Bally's6443Mike JukichUnited States1,425,00048
Bally's6444Tal HartUnited States910,00030
Bally's6445Brian VasquezUnited States620,00021
Bally's6446Nathanael KogelUnited States1,045,00035
Bally's6447Boulos EstafanousUnited States2,425,00081
Bally's6448Makram MerhomUnited States900,01030
Bally's6449Orson YoungUnited States505,00017
Bally's6462Pofuk YingUnited States770,00026
Bally's6463Kevin DuganUnited States465,00016
Bally's6464Geran SandersUnited States1,315,00044
Bally's6465John SulloUnited States1,000,00533
Bally's6466Michael LinUnited States640,00021
Bally's6467Aditya AgarwalIndia3,240,000108
Bally's6468Dennis BoozeUnited States495,00017
Bally's6469Erik WiggAustria1,000,00033
Bally's6471Yaniv PeretzLatvia820,00027
Bally's6472Arash GhaneianUnited States1,940,00065
Bally's6473Kou VangUnited States1,305,00044
Bally's6474Felix BleikerSwitzerland1,980,00066
Bally's6475Matthew HuntUnited Kingdom520,00017
Bally's6476Frank LagodichUnited States1,185,00040
Bally's6477Samuel LeeUnited States245,0008
Bally's6478Ian MatakisUnited States790,00026
Bally's6479Calvin AndersonUnited States4,040,000135
Bally's6481Mark EllefsonUnited States380,00013
Bally's6482Andrew DeanUnited States85,0003
Bally's6483Vladimir VasilyevUnited States1,130,00038
Bally's6484Bradley HinsonUnited States1,302,00043
Bally's6485Steven ChewAustria665,00022
Bally's6486Jesse CohenUnited States2,215,00074
Bally's6487Sukhdip SanghaUnited States1,515,00051
Bally's6488Colton BlombergUnited States295,00010
Bally's6489Steven FlaccoUnited States295,00010
Bally's6491Jeffrey MahoneyCanada185,0006
Bally's6492David ZeitlinUnited States495,00017
Bally's6493Matthew WantmanUnited States1,310,00044
Bally's6494Adam MonaghanUnited Kingdom2,080,00069
Bally's6495Shaun DavisUnited States735,00025
Bally's6496Ryan BuckholtzUnited States2,780,00093
Bally's6497Edgar PropstUnited States530,00018
Bally's6498Andres KornUnited States1,650,00055
Bally's6499Chuan OoiUnited Kingdom2,125,00071
Bally's6501Thomas McardleUnited States800,00027
Bally's6502Corey HarrisonUnited States545,00018
Bally's6503Stephen KavanaghUnited Kingdom720,00024
Bally's6504Bobby SanoubaneUnited States815,00027
Bally's6505Michael PanosGermany815,00027
Bally's6506John KellyUnited States875,00029
Bally's6507Dorian RiosVenezuela2,125,00071
Bally's6508Viktor KovachevUnited States550,00018
Bally's6509Henry Hon Wa LauUnited States1,530,00051
Bally's6511Felipe BarakyUnited States1,295,00043
Bally's6512Theo TranUnited States1,140,00038
Bally's6513Perry WymoreUnited States1,390,00046
Bally's6514Kristen DeardorffUnited States1,300,00043
Bally's6515Boris KolevBulgaria1,475,00049
Bally's6516Mark PerryUnited States445,00015
Bally's6517Nikolaos AngelouGreece860,00029
Bally's6518Kevin BrewerUnited States1,240,00041
Bally's6519Scott BohlmanUnited States485,00016
Bally's6521Jonathan BorensteinUnited States1,885,00063
Bally's6522Tyler AirschferdUnited States1,125,00038
Bally's6523Alexey MishukIsrael1,385,00046
Bally's6524Justin GarciaUnited States420,00014
Bally's6525Johnpaul CaoUnited States1,255,00042
Bally's6541Francis AndersonUnited States1,275,00043
Bally's6542Tim RualerUnited States675,00023
Bally's6543Oliver BithellUnited Kingdom1,070,00036
Bally's6544Andrew RoseUnited States500,00017
Bally's6545Heroico AguiluzUnited States1,935,00065
Bally's6546Rahul DeevaraUnited States3,065,000102
Bally's6547Ankit AhujaUnited States1,165,00039
Bally's6548Igor PinheiroBrazil1,900,00063
Bally's6549Christopher DoanUnited States1,250,00042
Bally's6551Michael LavenburgUnited States1,495,00050
Bally's6552Timothy JoynerUnited Kingdom1,420,00047
Bally's6553Kory JarvisUnited States1,800,00560
Bally's6554Kenneth HughesUnited States990,00033
Bally's6555Jose RodriguezMexico910,00030
Bally's6556Dong SuhUnited States415,00014
Bally's6557DID NOT REPORT 2 1,825,00061
Bally's6558Jeremy SaderneFrance1,900,00063
Bally's6559Michael CaseyUnited States275,0009
Bally's6561Eric EelkemaUnited States1,890,00063
Bally's6562Jeffrey KimUnited States1,250,00042
Bally's6563Christopher FrankGermany270,0009
Bally's6564Samuel ChoaeUnited States275,0009
Bally's6565Bryce McVayUnited States480,00016
Bally's6566Mehrdad GhiasvandUnited States515,00017
Bally's6567Linus RichterUnited States950,00032
Bally's6568Ricardo EyzaguirreUnited States1,775,00059
Bally's6569Mark FarrarUnited States275,0009
Bally's6571Domenico GalaUnited States2,380,00079
Bally's6572Travis TachibanaUnited States460,00015
Bally's6573Adam HendrixUnited States775,00026
Bally's6574Steven ParkinCanada755,00025
Bally's6575Andrej SenicAustria780,00026
Bally's6576Ryan LengUnited States2,615,00087
Bally's6577Mitch GarshofskyUnited States645,00022
Bally's6578Avery AmoresUnited States1,625,00054
Bally's6579Joseph GraffUnited States980,00033
Bally's6581Julien LoireFrance1,470,00049
Bally's6582James MoellendorfUnited States690,00023
Bally's6583Jefferson MorrillUnited States1,870,00062
Bally's6584Rene LazaroHungary360,00012
Bally's6585Andrew HawksbyUnited Kingdom2,750,00092
Bally's6586Joseph BartholdiUnited States3,340,000111
Bally's6588Jack CorriganUnited States2,005,00067
Bally's6589Scott RoderickUnited States1,450,00048
Bally's6591Michael MerisierUnited States930,00031
Bally's6592Josh WeissUnited States3,465,000116
Bally's6593Miguel SilvaPortugal535,00018
Bally's6594Jessica TeuslAustria1,255,00042
Bally's6596Juan GandaraUnited States2,190,00073
Bally's6597Andrew DudleyUnited States930,00031
Bally's6598Edgardo RosarioPuerto Rico530,00018
Bally's6599Jun SungUnited States1,635,00055
Bally's6621Steven LoftisUnited States1,235,00041
Bally's6622Justin HarvellUnited States155,0005
Bally's6623Petar KalevUnited States635,00021
Bally's6624Steven WolanskyUnited States1,195,00040
Bally's6625Romain LottiUnited States1,575,00053
Bally's6626Dominique DunnUnited States1,625,00054
Bally's6627Takashi OguraJapan300,00010
Bally's6628Justin HuttonUnited States395,00013
Bally's6629Brian SivertsenUnited States1,940,00065
Bally's6631Howard FeingoldUnited States895,00030
Bally's6632Scot BodnarUnited States335,00011
Bally's6633Mateusz MoolhuizenGermany1,570,00052
Bally's6634Brandon CaputoUnited States365,00012
Bally's6635Julian PinedaColombia1,845,00062
Bally's6636Adam KievmanUnited States1,410,00047
Bally's6637Ronald SullivanUnited States820,00027
Bally's6638Anthony MclaughlinUnited States715,00024
Bally's6639Sammy ZiembovicUnited States775,00026
Bally's6641Vassilios ManiotisUnited States465,00016
Bally's6642Charles KahrsUnited States540,00018
Bally's6643Sebastian ToroColombia3,520,000117
Bally's6644Cedric LouardUnited States1,325,00044
Bally's6645Casey HatmakerUnited States770,00026
Bally's6646Ken BeckersBelgium955,00032
Bally's6647Lachezar PetkovBulgaria1,585,00053
Bally's6648Thomas KneppUnited States810,00027
Bally's6649Greg JenningsUnited States1,800,00060
Bally's6651John Del RossiUnited States390,00013
Bally's6652Brad SailorUnited States755,00025
Bally's6653Matthew KyleCanada550,00018
Bally's6654Juan EndaraUnited States290,00010
Bally's6655David ZarrinUnited States600,00020
Bally's6656David EletUnited States2,350,00078
Bally's6657Nishant SharmaUnited States3,135,000105
Bally's6658Kathrine BrandtUnited States790,00026
Bally's6659Artem MetalidiUkraine730,00024
Bally's6661Martin StausholmDenmark1,435,00048
Bally's6662Vincent TanUnited States1,465,00049
Bally's6663Yoshiya AgataJapan1,735,00058
Bally's6665William SmithUnited States295,00010
Bally's6666Pejman NiyatiUnited States1,985,00066
Bally's6667Anthony SpinellaUnited States1,670,00056
Bally's6668Amirpasha EmamiCanada2,060,00069
Bally's6669John LemanUnited States605,00020
Bally's6671Ali EslamiUnited States1,590,00053
Bally's6672Scott HartmannUnited States290,00010
Bally's6673Lawrence MaUnited States950,00032
Bally's6674Clement BonnantUnited States1,000,00033
Bally's6675Michael PitcherCanada1,610,00054
Bally's6676Marcus GurleyUnited States1,100,01537
Bally's6677James MackeyUnited States1,555,00052
Bally's6678Ryan SlowikUnited States1,060,00035
Bally's6679Jason GoochUnited States1,415,00047
Bally's6701Sung KeemUnited States860,00029
Bally's6702Ivin ArquizaUnited States360,00012
Bally's6703Bradly LewisUnited States1,160,00039
Bally's6704Richard ForganUnited Kingdom2,485,00083
Bally's6705Stephen FriedrichUnited States340,00011
Bally's6706Anthony ScarboroughUnited States1,910,00064
Bally's6707Khoi LangUnited States660,00022
Bally's6708Michael SavakinasUnited States895,00030
Bally's6709Andrew MackenzieUnited States1,500,00050
Bally's6711Andrew AbernUnited States1,385,00046
Bally's6712Alexis ZeruosUnited States910,00030
Bally's6713Ian SchechterUnited States1,275,00043
Bally's6714Thomas SadowskiUnited States810,00027
Bally's6715Vuong DoUnited States1,660,00055
Bally's6716Jaspal BrarCanada1,180,00039
Bally's6717Tim ReillyUnited States390,00013
Bally's6718Vincent PhanUnited States1,000,00033
Bally's6719Evan PriceUnited States565,00019
Bally's6721Darryl T WettlauferCanada1,920,00064
Bally's6722Maxwell YoungUnited States435,00015
Bally's6723Mengchao YuUnited States850,00028
Bally's6724Eider Da CruzBrazil1,140,00038
Bally's6725Colin BeveridgeUnited States1,490,00050
Bally's6726Nesli OhareUnited States620,00021
Bally's6727Laurie TurnerCanada950,00032
Bally's6728Jonathan PastoreFrance2,085,00070
Bally's6729Paul HoustonUnited States605,00020
Bally's6731Flavio PalalonUnited States1,005,00034
Bally's6732Michael NooriUnited States635,00021
Bally's6733David FroyaldeUnited States900,00030
Bally's6734Harrison DarbyUnited States895,00030
Bally's6735George Abi-ZeidUnited States3,495,000117
Bally's6736DID NOT REPORT 1 635,00021
Bally's6737Matthew SessoUnited States1,765,00059
Bally's6738Frederik BrinkDenmark1,960,00065
Bally's6739Weston SmithUnited States1,650,00055
Bally's6761Benjamin MccoyUnited States1,035,00035
Bally's6762Joel GilmoreUnited States700,00023
Bally's6763John KelliherUnited States1,315,00044
Bally's6764Robert ArmourUnited States720,00024
Bally's6765Jan BednarCzech Republic955,00032
Bally's6766Eoghan O'DeaIreland1,205,00040
Bally's6767Shiva DudaniUnited States1,600,00053
Bally's6768Wooseok KimSouth Korea245,0008
Bally's6769William WestUnited States1,130,00038
Bally's6771Don JohnsonUnited States755,00025
Bally's6772Fernando GalvanUnited States1,690,00056
Bally's6773William WatsonUnited States1,170,00039
Bally's6774Devon MacPhersonUnited States710,00024
Bally's6775Chris LindhUnited States480,00016
Bally's6776Ron AmstutzUnited States800,00027
Bally's6777Ricardo CaridadePortugal2,560,00085
Bally's6778Jeff LennonUnited States1,080,00036
Bally's6779Kimberly StoneUnited States2,360,00079
Bally's6781Nan LiUnited States585,00020
Bally's6782Valdemar KwaysserHungary1,530,00051
Bally's6783Gediminas UselisLithuania1,125,00038
Bally's6784Robert WeeseCanada1,920,00064
Bally's6785Haile KuoCanada405,00014
Bally's6786Aron PedigoUnited States10
Bally's6787Sergio RamirezUnited States480,00016
Bally's6788David PoeUnited States490,00016
Bally's6789Justin SalibaUnited States1,505,00050
Bally's6791Jeremy GrahamCanada155,0005
Bally's6792Johnnie MorenoUnited States1,670,00056
Bally's6793Michael LacerUnited States2,240,00075
Bally's6794Adam LamphereUnited States320,00011
Bally's6795Kennon BuckmasterUnited States970,00032
Bally's6796Colin McHughUnited States795,00027
Bally's6797Robert McmurrenCanada720,00024
Bally's6798Bruno BernardinoPortugal2,255,00075
Bally's6799Arash Houshmand-ParsiUnited States2,935,00098

Day 2 Chip Counts (full)

mattohalloran • Level 21: 10,000-25,000, 25,000 ante
Calvin Anderson us
Calvin Anderson
us 4,040,000 300,000
John Simonian us
John Simonian
us 4,020,000 2,570,000
Sebastian Toro co
Sebastian Toro
co 3,520,000 3,411,500
George Abi-Zeid us
George Abi-Zeid
us 3,495,000 2,195,000
Joao Simao br
Joao Simao
br 3,490,000 2,720,000
Josh Weiss us
Josh Weiss
us 3,465,000 3,388,500
Joseph Bartholdi us
Joseph Bartholdi
us 3,340,000 3,181,000
Aditya Agarwal in
Aditya Agarwal
in 3,240,000 3,009,500
Nishant Sharma in
Nishant Sharma
in 3,135,000 2,135,000
Rahul Deevara us
Rahul Deevara
us 3,065,000 -525,000
Arash Houshmand-Parsi US
Arash Houshmand-Parsi
US 2,935,000 2,634,000
Ryan Buckholtz us
Ryan Buckholtz
us 2,780,000 2,710,500
Andrew Hawksby gb
Andrew Hawksby
gb 2,750,000 2,141,000
Ryan Leng us
Ryan Leng
us 2,615,000 1,895,000
Ricardo Caridade pt
Ricardo Caridade
pt 2,560,000 2,095,000
Richard Forgan GB
Richard Forgan
GB 2,485,000 2,370,500
Boulos Estafanous us
Boulos Estafanous
us 2,425,000 1,988,000
Domenico Gala it
Domenico Gala
it 2,380,000 2,120,000
Kimberly Stone us
Kimberly Stone
us 2,360,000 2,296,000
David Elet us
David Elet
us 2,350,000 650,000
Bruno Bernardino pt
Bruno Bernardino
pt 2,255,000 1,999,000
Michael Lacer US
Michael Lacer
US 2,240,000 2,143,500
Jesse Cohen us
Jesse Cohen
us 2,215,000 1,979,000
Juan Gandara us
Juan Gandara
us 2,190,000 190,000
Robert Gussoni us
Robert Gussoni
us 2,170,000 270,000

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Day 2 Has Ended

connorrichards • Level 21: 10,000-25,000, 25,000 ante

Day 2 has ended after the final four hands of the day. Stay tuned for a recap of the day's action.

Moreno Bagging Big After Finishing on a High

blaisebourgeois • Level 21: 10,000-25,000, 25,000 ante
Johnnie "Vibes" Moreno
Johnnie "Vibes" Moreno

Johnnie "Vibes" Moreno opened to 55,000 from the cutoff and the small blind called.

The flop came {8-Clubs}{q-Hearts}{q-Diamonds} and both players checked.

On the {9-Clubs} turn, Moreno bet 75,000 and the small blind raised to 200,000. Moreno called.

The river was the {j-Diamonds} and the small blind continued for 300,000. With a nearly identical stack and roughly 600,000 behind, Moreno shoved.

Not even a minute passed before the small blind made the fold.

Johnnie Moreno us
Johnnie Moreno
us 1,670,000 595,000

Tags: Johnnie Moreno

Deevara Goes Full Street Poker, Bluffs Opponent Off Trips

blaisebourgeois • Level 21: 10,000-25,000, 25,000 ante

Rahul Deevara opened to 50,000 and got a caller from the big blind.

The flop came {7-Clubs}{7-Diamonds}{10-Clubs} and Deevara c-bet to 40,000. The big blind raised to 140,000 and Deevara called.

The turn came the {6-Spades} and the big blind continued for 275,000. Deevara thought for about a minute and raised to 600,000.

The big blind, who only had about 800,000 more behind, went into the tank for over five minutes before folding. The two agreed to show and the big blind folded {7-Spades}{5-Clubs}.

Deevara showed {a-Spades}{4-Spades} for the stone-cold bluff and took his chip stack to just under 3,600,000.

Rahul Deevara us
Rahul Deevara
us 3,590,000 1,810,000

Tags: Rahul Deevara

Jennings Sends Opponent to Rail with Aces over Kings

mattohalloran • Level 21: 10,000-25,000, 25,000 ante

The middle position player opened for 65,000. Greg Jennings, in the cutoff, raised to 150,000. His opponent moved all in, and Jennings made the snap call with his opponent covered.

Opponent: {k-Spades}{k-Hearts}
Greg Jennings: {a-Spades}{a-Hearts}

Jennings was already well ahead, but the {a-Clubs}{9-Clubs}{2-Spades} flop gave him a set, and left his opponent drawing incredibly thin. The board finished {6-Hearts}{4-Clubs}, ensuring that Jennings' set held up, giving him the pot, and sending his opponent to the rail.

Greg Jennings us
Greg Jennings
us 1,700,000 1,545,500

Tags: Greg Jennings

Gandara Gets Value With Fishhooks

connorrichards • Level 21: 10,000-25,000, 25,000 ante

The hijack opened to 60,000 and the small blind flat-called. Juan Gandara then three-bet to 240,000 from the big blind and only the small blind called.

The small blind checked on the flop of {2-Spades}{4-Diamonds}{9-Diamonds} and Gandara checked back. The small blind checked again on the {5-Spades} turn and Gandara again checked back.

The small blind checked a third time on the {7-Diamonds} river and Gandara took a stab with a bet of 180,000. The opponent called, only to muck when Gandara showed {j-Diamonds}{j-Clubs} for an overpair.

Juan Gandara us
Juan Gandara
us 2,000,000 1,748,000

Doan Commits to Stone-Cold Big Blind Bluff, Gets Paid

blaisebourgeois • Level 21: 10,000-25,000, 25,000 ante

The player under the gun opened for 40,000 and the button called. Chris Doan, from the big blind, three-bet to 120,000 and the under-the-gun player four-bet to 225,000. The button folded and Doan called.

The flop came {2-Spades}{8-Spades}{8-Diamonds} and the under-the-gun player continued for 150,000. Doan called.

The turn came the {5-Clubs} and the under-the-gun player bet 175,000. Doan ripped it all-in for 740,000 total and sent his opponent deep into the tank.

His opponent was visibly confused and with his six-minute tank and an enormous pot in the middle, the hand drew an audience from other tables. Finally, the player folded.

Doan proudly tabled the {k-Clubs}{9-Spades} for an absolute stone-cold bluff, with the word quickly spreading around the Bally's Ballroom.

Chris Doan us
Chris Doan
us 1,700,000

Tags: Chris Doan