2017 World Series of Poker

Event #47: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em MONSTER STACK
Day: 1a
Event Info

2017 World Series of Poker

Final Results
Winning Hand
Event Info
Prize Pool
Level Info
400,000 / 800,000

Event #47: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em MONSTER STACK

Day 1a Completed

Day 1A Event #47: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em MONSTER STACK Completed

Level 10 : 500/1,000, 100 ante
Allan Rabinovich - Day 1A Chip Leader
Allan Rabinovich - Day 1A Chip Leader

Day 1A is a wrap for Event #47: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em MONSTER STACK. There were a total of 2,676 entries, beating out last years Day 1A total of 2,420. The 758 players who survived the day will enjoy a Sunday funday and come back for Day 2 on Monday, June 26th at 11:00 a.m.

The chip leader for the day is Allan Rabinovich, who ended the day with 239,100. Close behind are Heidi May (230,100), Anna Antimony (182,500), Christophe Gross (172,900), Cathy Dever (172,500), Dong Guo (170000), and Loni Harwood (161,200).

Other notables who survived include six-time bracelet winner T.J. Cloutier (41,700), three-time bracelet winner Jonathan Duhamel (16,000), Paul Volpe (110,700), Ari Engel (106,500), Safiya Umerova (140,600), Jared Griener (40,500), and Neil Hyatt (25,000), who is playing his first live tournament to cross an item off his bucket list.

Many other notables weren't so lucky to make it through, including Jessica Dawley, Eddy Sabat, Matt Salsberg, Joe Cada, JC Tran, Mike Sowers, Marsha Wolak, Annette Obrestad, Jamie Kerstetter, and Mohsin Charania.

Anyone who didn't attempt Day 1A can buy into Day 1B tomorrow at 10:00 a.m.

For a complete Day 2 seat draw, visit WSOP.com. Be sure to keep it on PokerNews for all of your live updates from the 2017 World Series of Poker.

Tags: Allan RabinovichAnna AntimonyAnnette ObrestadAri EngelDong GuoEddy SabatJC TranJoe CadaJonathan DuhamelLoni HarwoodMarsha WolakMatt SalsbergMike SowersMohsin CharaniaPaul VolpeSafiya UmerovaT.J. Cloutier

End-of-Day Chip Counts (full)

Level 10 : 500/1,000, 100 ante
Player Chips Progress
Allan Rabinovich us
Allan Rabinovich
239,100 239,100
Heidi May au
Heidi May
230,100 230,100
WSOP 1X Winner
Anna Antimony us
Anna Antimony
182,500 50,500
Christophe Gross us
Christophe Gross
172,900 172,900
Cathy Dever us
Cathy Dever
172,500 172,500
Dong Guo cn
Dong Guo
170,000 60,000
Dominic Ricciardi us
Dominic Ricciardi
166,800 10,300
John Gravagna us
John Gravagna
166,000 166,000
Muhammad Abdel Rahim us
Muhammad Abdel Rahim
164,100 164,100
Loni Harwood us
Loni Harwood
161,200 36,200
WSOP 2X Winner
Dennis Zollo us
Dennis Zollo
160,500 160,500
Christopher Baud us
Christopher Baud
160,500 160,500
[Removed:172] at
157,000 157,000
Justin Conley us
Justin Conley
149,200 149,200
Jean-Pascal Savard ca
Jean-Pascal Savard
148,200 148,200
Yaniv Peretz lv
Yaniv Peretz
148,100 148,100
Nick Grippo us
Nick Grippo
147,000 147,000
Alexander Sack de
Alexander Sack
146,500 146,500
Jared Anderson us
Jared Anderson
145,500 145,500
Sami Rustom us
Sami Rustom
144,700 144,700
[Removed:13] fr
143,400 143,400
Michael Sanders us
Michael Sanders
143,000 143,000
Jesse Vilchez us
Jesse Vilchez
142,800 142,800
Cody Shedd us
Cody Shedd
142,000 142,000
Scott Ball us
Scott Ball
141,600 141,600
WSOP 2X Winner

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Ladies Near the Top

Level 10 : 500/1,000, 100 ante
Safiya Umerova
Safiya Umerova

There are four women on top of the chip counts late in Day 1A. Heidi May, Safiya Umerova, Loni Harwood, Anna Antimony, and Cathy Dever all have hefty six-figure stacks.

With just under 30 minutes of play remaining, they're each in contention to bag the overnight chip lead.

Some Last Level Chip Counts

Level 10 : 500/1,000, 100 ante
Player Chips Progress
Cathy Dever us
Cathy Dever
150,000 81,700
Anna Antimony us
Anna Antimony
132,000 78,000
Safiya Umerova us
Safiya Umerova
125,000 92,000
WSOP 1X Winner
Paul Volpe us
Paul Volpe
70,000 -4,000
WSOP 3X Winner
Jonathan Duhamel ca
Jonathan Duhamel
54,000 16,000
WSOP 3X Winner
Chris Ferguson us
Chris Ferguson
49,000 49,000
WSOP 6X Winner
Dan Heimiller us
Dan Heimiller
41,000 33,200
WSOP 2X Winner
Jared Griener us
Jared Griener
40,000 16,800
Jonathan Little us
Jonathan Little
21,000 21,000
Lily Kiletto us
Lily Kiletto
20,000 -15,000
Tim Reilly us
Tim Reilly
16,000 -10,700
Phil Collins us
Phil Collins
14,500 -8,000
Russell Crane us
Russell Crane
14,000 -44,000

Ari Engel Has Heaps

Level 10 : 500/1,000, 100 ante

Heads-up on a {3-Diamonds}{7-Spades}{2-Spades} flop, the big blind checked. Ari Engel bet 2,500 from one seat over. The player in the big bind stuck around with a call. The turn was the {a-Hearts}, and once again, it checked to Engel, who bet 5,000. His opponent called. The {a-Diamonds} river completed the board, and the player in the big blind checked. Engel bet 7,200. His opponent raised to 25,600. Engel went deep into the tank for a few minutes before throwing in a chip, signifying a call.

His opponent showed {6-Spades}{6-Diamonds}, and Engel tabled {a-Spades}{k-Hearts} to rake in the pot.

Player Chips Progress
Ari Engel ca
Ari Engel
102,000 49,000
WSOP 2X Winner

Tags: Ari Engel

Official Numbers

Level 10 : 500/1,000, 100 ante

The total number of entities for Day 1A of Event #47: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em MONSTER STACK is 2,676.

The 2016 MONSTER STACK Day 1A got 2,420 entries, so this year's pace is 256 entries ahead of last year's numbers.

Players who did not play today have the option of playing Day 1B tomorrow at 10 a.m. Those who played and busted already will have to wait until next year's MONSTER STACK.

Level: 10

Blinds: 500/1,000

Ante: 100

Kane Kalas Doubles Up

Level 9 : 400/800, 100 ante
Kane Kalas
Kane Kalas

A player in late position moved all in, and Kane Kalas called from the big blind, putting himself at risk for 8,200 total.

Kalas: {9-Hearts}{9-Spades}
Opponent: {a-Hearts}{7-Hearts}

The board ran out {j-Diamonds}{5-Hearts}{4-Spades}{2-Diamonds}{4-Diamonds}, and Kalas got a double.

Player Chips Progress
Kane Kalas us
Kane Kalas
17,800 17,800

Tags: Kane Kalas