2017 World Series of Poker

Event #47: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em MONSTER STACK
Day: 2
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 2 Completed

Scott Baumstein Bags Biggest Stack in Event #47: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em MONSTER STACK

Level 20 : 5,000/10,000, 1,000 ante
Scott Baumstein
Scott Baumstein

Day 2 of Event #47: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em MONSTER STACK has come to an end after 10 levels of play. A total of 1,944 players came back to battle it out and build their stacks with more than $1 million in sight for the top prize, but just 234 of them held on to advance to Day 3 tomorrow.

The top stack belongs to Scott Baumstein with a whopping 1,592,000 in chips worth 132 big blinds going into Day 3. Blinds will begin at 6,000/12,000 with a 2,000 ante on Tuesday, so he will have plenty of room to maneuver. He may be the outright chip leader, but Adrien Allain is right on his heels in second (1,500,000), and Alessandro Esposito rounds out the top three counts with 1,065,000 in chips. Paul Volpe also gradually built up his stack and found himself bagging 1,043,000, good for a top five stack.

Not only was today an important day to build a stack and pave the way for deep runs, but the money bubble was guaranteed to burst and players were aware of this. Towards the end of the fourth level of the day, it was Tanya Kirk who sent 1,008 players into the money after flopping top set and being fortunate enough to have her opponent flop top pair. Kirk woke up to kings and beat out ace-king of hearts to burst the bubble on the third round of hand-for-hand play. At that point, all of the remaining players were guaranteed a min-cash worth $2,249. Kirk managed to carry her strong play forward to Day 3, bagging a healthy 625,000 chips.

Day 3 will begin on Tuesday at 11 a.m. in the Miranda tournament room. Players will battle it out for another 10 levels, with the winner being crowned on Wednesday. The remaining players are guaranteed a payout of $5,415.

Some big names found the bottom of a bag tonight, including Scott Montgomery (880,000), Simon Deadman (828,000), Maurice Hawkins (740,000), Kevin Eyster (634,000), TJ Cloutier (414,000), Stanley Lee (360,000), Yevgeniy Timoshenko (305,000), Ole Schemion (287,000), Ismael Bojang (217,000), Ryan Belz (207,000), Will Failla (206,000), Elizabeth Montizanti (200,000), Men 'The Master' Nguyen (183,000), Tammy Wing (172,000), and Michael Moore (80,000).

The day began with 1,944 players and just 234 remain with two more days to go in this ever-popular event. First place will be paying out a cool $1,094,349 and the elusive gold WSOP bracelet. Here is a look at the payouts for those that are fortunate enough to make the final table:

PlacePrize (USD)

As expected in a field of 6,716 unique entries, a ton of notables made it through to the money but were unable to go deep, including Sergio Aido (308th place - $4,768), Jonathan Tamayo (338th place - $4,768), Gaurav Raina (368th place - $4,235), Scott Davies (368th place - $4,235), Benny Chen (450th place - $3,793), Connor Drinan (516th place - $3,428), Gordon Vayo (531st place - $3,4280, Loni Harwood (544th place - $3,124), Matt Berkey (590th place - $3,124), John Racener (662nd place - $2,873), Jean Gaspard (666th place - $2,873), David Peters (746th place - $2,666), Manig Loeser (865th place - $2,359), Bruno Politano (900th place - $2,359), Andy Frankenberger (936th place - $2,359), and Mike Leah (1,008th place - $2,249).

While there are some big names left in the field, many others were unable to make the money, including Sam Cohen, Randy Lew, Pierre Neuville, Martin Kabrhel, Dutch Boyd, Antonio Esfandiari, Jessica Dawley, Barry Greenstein, Marvin Rettenmaier, Cate Hall, Tobias Peters, JC Tran, Kenny Hallaert, Gaelle Baumann, Joe Cada, and Jamie Kerstetter.

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Day 3 Seat Draw

RoomTaleSeatPlayerCountryChip CountBig Blinds
Miranda6001Darius NarmontasLithuania375,00031
Miranda6002Men NguyenUnited States183,00015
Miranda6003Alexander FarahiUnited States251,00021
Miranda6004Grudi GrudevBulgaria215,00018
Miranda6005John Bonadies IiUnited KingdomDNR-
Miranda6006Sau MaiAustralia348,00029
Miranda6007Khoa TranUnited States270,00023
Miranda6008David BrentUnited States137,00011
Miranda6009Timothy AckerUnited States314,00026
Miranda6011Antonio BassaniBrazil30,6003
Miranda6012Rodeen TalebiUnited States445,00037
Miranda6013Neil KershawCanada322,00027
Miranda6014Zhichao ZhangUnited States222,00019
Miranda6015Samuel WelbourneUnited Kingdom216,00018
Miranda6016Jean DelayUnited States506,00042
Miranda6017Dana KellstromUnited States335,00028
Miranda6018Matthew GrocholskyCanada420,00035
Miranda6019James TianUnited States229,00019
Miranda6021Christian ParadisCanada510,00043
Miranda6022Bill BurtonUnited States266,00022
Miranda6023Tanya KirkUnited States625,00052
Miranda6024Sumit SapraIndia175,00015
Miranda6025Brian CollinsUnited States570,70048
Miranda6026Jonathan RosenthalUnited States247,00021
Miranda6027Giovani TorrePortugal879,00073
Miranda6028Jose RuizUnited States373,00031
Miranda6029David PecaskiCanada294,00025
Miranda6031Alex SozaUnited States930,00078
Miranda6032Thomas RyanUnited States160,00013
Miranda6033Nicholas ToddUnited Kingdom463,00039
Miranda6034Vincent MasinoUnited States505,00042
Miranda6035Michael TaylorUnited States223,00019
Miranda6036Jason JohnsonUnited States293,00024
Miranda6037Nicholas LeeUnited States178,00015
Miranda6038Ruslan GazaevRussia237,00020
Miranda6039Joseph CappelloUnited States300,00025
Miranda6041Tam NguyenUnited States147,00012
Miranda6042Gregory BrletichUnited States288,00024
Miranda6043Kevin PrendergastUnited States432,00036
Miranda6044Jean BenoitCanada443,00037
Miranda6045Phuoc NguyenUnited States379,00032
Miranda6046Rocky RekstadUnited States661,00055
Miranda6047Christopher MinoriUnited States195,00016
Miranda6048Catherine DeverUnited States154,00013
Miranda6049Mark RadojaCanada755,00063
Miranda6051Michael MoutardeFrance207,00017
Miranda6052David KahnUnited States350,00029
Miranda6053Michael MooreUnited States80,0007
Miranda6054Nicholas PowerUnited States383,00032
Miranda6055Bobby CisnerosUnited States200,00017
Miranda6056Michael NooriUnited States62,0005
Miranda6057Jeremy WienUnited States192,00016
Miranda6058Eric ThibodeauCanada515,00043
Miranda6059Zachary HortonUnited States636,00053
Miranda6091Matthew DownsUnited States380,00032
Miranda6092Donald MaloneyUnited States571,00048
Miranda6093Ross WardUnited States460,00038
Miranda6094Guy ParienteFrance525,00044
Miranda6095Ismael BojangAustria217,00018
Miranda6096John HoppmannUnited States133,30011
Miranda6097Claas SegebrechtGermany1,337,000111
Miranda6098Jason JamesUnited States937,00078
Miranda6099Marc FurstenauGermany184,00015
Miranda6101Alex BenjamenUnited States260,00022
Miranda6102Jackson WhiteUnited States297,00025
Miranda6103Bernd GleissnerGermany401,00033
Miranda6104Carl MartelCanada257,00021
Miranda6105Philip YehSweden207,00017
Miranda6106DID NOT REPORTUnited States858,00072
Miranda6107Yuliyan KolevBulgaria928,00077
Miranda6108Marc LomeUnited States566,00047
Miranda6109Jason TrialUnited States370,00031
Miranda6111Anh LuUnited States313,00026
Miranda6112Chris MattiaUnited States58,0005
Miranda6113Richard MaUnited States662,00055
Miranda6114Bradley OwenUnited States227,00019
Miranda6115Dominick FrenchCanada217,00018
Miranda6118Paul VolpeUnited States1,043,00087
Miranda6119Carey DukesUnited States165,00014
Miranda6121Sascha WalterGermany731,00061
Miranda6122Jacqueline BrittonUnited States549,00046
Miranda6123Paul SchumanUnited States376,00031
Miranda6124Richard BoldenUnited States316,00026
Miranda6125Nick GuagentiUnited States686,00057
Miranda6126Andrew SeidmanUnited States213,00018
Miranda6127Adrien SzydlowskiFrance38,9003
Miranda6128Maurice HawkinsUnited States740,00062
Miranda6129Matt HeintschelUnited States388,00032
Miranda6131Yohwan LimSouth Korea322,00027
Miranda6132Hye ParkUnited States740,00062
Miranda6133David NovakUnited States409,00034
Miranda6134Ryan BelzUnited States207,00017
Miranda6135Joseph ChristmanUnited States416,00035
Miranda6136Kework BesiktasliyanMalta472,00039
Miranda6137Rajasekhara MunnangiUnited States130,00011
Miranda6138Scott MontgomeryCanada880,00073
Miranda6139Miguel SeoaneUnited States327,00027
Miranda6181Mitchell JohnsonUnited States299,00025
Miranda6182Arnold SpeeUnited States460,00038
Miranda6183Nick GrippoUnited States288,00024
Miranda6184Richard BaiUnited States263,00022
Miranda6185Stanley LeeUnited States360,00030
Miranda6186Dale OylerUnited States463,00039
Miranda6187Adrien AllainFrance1,500,000125
Miranda6188Jerry WongUnited States202,00017
Miranda6189Brandon MeyersUnited States1,052,00088
Miranda6191David LopezSpain462,00039
Miranda6192Daniel LamingUnited Kingdom516,00043
Miranda6193Ching ChoyUnited States412,00034
Miranda6194John GravagnaUnited States170,00014
Miranda6195Scott BaumsteinUnited States1,592,000133
Miranda6196David BoniniUnited States88,0007
Miranda6197Victor LeeUnited States579,00048
Miranda6198Joe McKeehenUnited States603,00050
Miranda6199Kelvin CrawfordUnited States502,00042
Miranda6201Jody HoweCanada205,00017
Miranda6202Andrew OhUnited States480,00040
Miranda6203Oldrich MiklikUnited States1,042,00087
Miranda6204Shawn RiceUnited States366,00031
Miranda6205Alessandro EspositoItaly1,065,00089
Miranda6206Larry SokolUnited States187,00016
Miranda6207Kyle ShappelleUnited States393,00033
Miranda6208Julio GomezUnited States389,00032
Miranda6209David HassUnited States600,00050
Miranda6211Douglas CarliUnited States165,00014
Miranda6212Gregory MayberryUnited States64,0005
Miranda6213Nikolas FerrandinoUnited States123,00010
Miranda6214Shashank JainIndia856,00071
Miranda6215Artur KorenAustria420,00035
Miranda6216Mariano MirArgentina41,0003
Miranda6217Rafael FerreiraBrazil324,00027
Miranda6218Antal MezeiHungary416,00035
Miranda6219Daniel EichhornUnited States214,00018
Miranda6221David QuangCanada394,00033
Miranda6222Christopher BaudUnited States540,00045
Miranda6223Jason RenshawUnited States600,00050
Miranda6224Will FaillaUnited States206,00017
Miranda6225Cody BellUnited States413,00034
Miranda6226Jeffrey MahoneyCanada626,00052
Miranda6227Lucas DroletCanada359,00030
Miranda6228Robert KossUnited States598,00050
Miranda6229Saya OnoUnited States712,00059
Miranda6271Craig TrostUnited States288,00024
Miranda6272Simon DeadmanUnited Kingdom828,00069
Miranda6273Javier FernandezAustralia383,00032
Miranda6274Luke BoyntonUnited Kingdom399,00033
Miranda6275Ihar SoikaBelarus811,00068
Miranda6276Artin VartanianUnited States485,00040
Miranda6277Gary LutherUnited States168,00014
Miranda6278Dennis ZolloUnited States426,00036
Miranda6279Ricky TangCanada726,00061
Miranda6281Amauri GrutkaBrazil473,00039
Miranda6282Aleksandr GofmanRussia584,00049
Miranda6283Ian O'HaraUnited States409,00034
Miranda6284Andrii NovakUkraine1,004,00084
Miranda6285Ruth GrahamUnited States269,00022
Miranda6286Richard BlockUnited States296,00025
Miranda6287Robertus MulderNetherlands275,00023
Miranda6288Jacob RubinUnited States507,00042
Miranda6289Lucas FauthBrazil217,00018
Miranda6291Brandon WiseUnited States499,00042
Miranda6292Ryan McknightUnited States638,00053
Miranda6293Jack DuongUnited States220,00018
Miranda6294Raad FaridaUnited States171,00014
Miranda6295Brian YoonUnited States449,00037
Miranda6296James ObrienIreland379,00032
Miranda6297Thomas HueberAustria200,00017
Miranda6298Kazuhiro ShirasawaJapan401,00033
Miranda6299Christopher TakiUnited States447,00037
Miranda6301Peter VitantonioUnited States550,00046
Miranda6302Pfizer JordanUnited States854,00071
Miranda6303Christopher McleanUnited States121,00010
Miranda6304Jeffrey ManzaUnited States713,00059
Miranda6305Steven WattsUnited Kingdom202,00017
Miranda6306Christopher TrevinoUnited States236,00020
Miranda6307Daren StabinskiUnited States385,00032
Miranda6308Marcello CorreaBrazil118,00010
Miranda6309Laurence HughesUnited States475,00040
Miranda6311Elizabeth MontizantiUnited States200,00017
Miranda6312Connor BerkowitzUnited States612,00051
Miranda6313Yaniv PeretzLatvia517,00043
Miranda6314Ao ChenUnited States367,00031
Miranda6315Justin ConleyUnited States420,00035
Miranda6316Martin CarneroUnited States659,00055
Miranda6317Olivier DeCampsFrance163,00014
Miranda6318Stoyan ObreshkovBulgaria848,00071
Miranda6319Sima SwearingenUnited States553,00046
Miranda6361Peter MalkounUnited States441,00037
Miranda6362Meikat SiuUnited States814,00068
Miranda6363Joldis CosminRomania461,00038
Miranda6364Salvatore DiCarloUnited States280,00023
Miranda6365Douglas KaczmerekUnited States170,00014
Miranda6366TJ CloutierUnited States414,00035
Miranda6367Kyle UpperUnited States575,00048
Miranda6368Scott BallUnited States411,00034
Miranda6369Erik RoldanUnited States289,00024
Miranda6371Adrian MorenoUnited States232,00019
Miranda6372Kevin EysterUnited States634,00053
Miranda6373Daniel Barrio CanalSpain478,00040
Miranda6374Steven MorrisUnited Kingdom688,00057
Miranda6375Ole SchemionGermany282,00024
Miranda6376Murphy RussoUnited States348,00029
Miranda6377Gregory MillironUnited States801,00067
Miranda6378Chris TrybaUnited States175,00015
Miranda6379Andrii NadieliaievUkraine513,00043
Miranda6381Wataru NamikiJapan674,00056
Miranda6382Alan CutlerUnited States461,00038
Miranda6383Jacob NaumannUnited States958,00080
Miranda6384Clayton SchmeisserUnited States328,00027
Miranda6385Justin GeronsinUnited States191,00016
Miranda6386Xiu DengUnited States184,00015
Miranda6387Aldo LongoriaUnited States120,00010
Miranda6388Yevgeniy TimoshenkoUnited States305,00025
Miranda6389Tammy WingCanada172,00014
Miranda6391Jeremy EhrkeUnited States591,00049
Miranda6392Alan SchmelzelCanada213,00018
Miranda6393Ben JacksonUnited Kingdom511,00043
Miranda6394John KimUnited States300,00025
Miranda6395Mark MazzaUnited States536,00045
Miranda6396Manuel MutkeGermany241,00020
Miranda6397Victor FigueroaUnited States844,00070
Miranda6398David GutfreundUnited States490,00041
Miranda6399Yuval GottensteinIsrael142,00012
Miranda6401Garrett CritesUnited States146,00012
Miranda6402Anton MorgensternGermanyDNR-
Miranda6403Jalal ShamroukhUnited States767,00064
Miranda6404Filip BuresCzech Republic882,00074
Miranda6405Luiz FerreiraBrazil200,00017
Miranda6406Rafael MoraesBrazil211,00018
Miranda6407Kim SchincoUnited States155,00013
Miranda6408Jean-Philippe PiquetteCanada232,00019
Miranda6409Shane FogliettaCanada529,00044

Tags: Adrien AllainSamantha CohenScott BaumsteinScott DaviesScott MontgomeryScotty NguyenSergio AidoSimon DeadmanStanley LeeT.J. CloutierTammy WingWill FaillaYevgeniy Timoshenko

Official End-of-Day Chip Counts (full)

Level 20 : 5,000/10,000, 1,000 ante
Player Chips Progress
Scott Baumstein us
Scott Baumstein
1,592,000 1,413,300
Adrien Allain fr
Adrien Allain
1,500,000 590,000
Claas Segebrecht de
Claas Segebrecht
1,337,000 225,000
Alessandro Esposito it
Alessandro Esposito
1,065,000 992,900
Brandon Meyers us
Brandon Meyers
1,052,000 979,700
Paul Volpe us
Paul Volpe
1,043,000 143,000
WSOP 3X Winner
Oldrich Miklik cz
Oldrich Miklik
Andrii Novak ua
Andrii Novak
1,004,000 1,004,000
Jacob Naumann us
Jacob Naumann
958,000 148,000
Jason James ca
Jason James
937,000 209,000
Alex Soza us
Alex Soza
930,000 -1,000
Yuliyan Kolev bg
Yuliyan Kolev
928,000 -2,000
WSOP 1X Winner
Filip Bures cz
Filip Bures
882,000 777,900
Scott Montgomery ca
Scott Montgomery
880,000 280,000
WSOP 1X Winner
Giovani Torre pt
Giovani Torre
879,000 852,000
Shashank Jain in
Shashank Jain
856,000 796,900
Pfizer Jordan us
Pfizer Jordan
854,000 802,200
Stoyan Obreshkov bg
Stoyan Obreshkov
848,000 -340,000
Victor Figueroa us
Victor Figueroa
Simon Deadman gb
Simon Deadman
828,000 583,000
John Bonadies gb
John Bonadies
814,000 814,000
Meikat Siu us
Meikat Siu
814,000 54,000
Ihar Soika by
Ihar Soika
811,000 650,600
Gregory Milliron us
Gregory Milliron
801,000 732,400
Jalal Shamroukh us
Jalal Shamroukh
767,000 721,700

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Five More Hands

Level 20 : 5,000/10,000, 1,000 ante

The tournament director has announced that there will be five more hands before the end of the night.

Alex Soza Wins Huge Flip Near Close of Play

Level 20 : 5,000/10,000, 1,000 ante

A patient Alex Soza just recounted a huge hand to us in which he won a flip to get close to a million chips.

There was an open from the player on the button and Soza in the big blind moved all in with the bigger stack. The big blind folded and the player on the button thought for a good long while before he called off close to 400,000.

Soza had {a-Hearts}{k-Hearts} and was flipping against his opponent’s {8-}{8-}.

The board ran out {j-Diamonds}{3-Clubs}{2-Hearts}{a-Diamonds}{2-Spades}

The ace on the turn scored the knockout with barely 15 minutes on the clock.

Player Chips Progress
Alex Soza us
Alex Soza
900,000 -25,000

Tags: Alex Soza

Players Eliminated From 351st-289th ($4,768)

Level 20 : 5,000/10,000, 1,000 ante
Player Chips Progress
Bernd Grundkemeyer de
Bernd Grundkemeyer
Andrew Currie us
Andrew Currie
Benjamin Beighle us
Benjamin Beighle
Ryan Phan us
Ryan Phan
Aphideth Nakhoneinh us
Aphideth Nakhoneinh
Jonathan Toto us
Jonathan Toto
Travis Tachibana us
Travis Tachibana
Andrew Shanahan au
Andrew Shanahan
Vladimir Burstein cz
Vladimir Burstein
Robert Tinnion gb
Robert Tinnion
Antonin Teisseire fr
Antonin Teisseire
WSOP 1X Winner
Gregory Fishberg us
Gregory Fishberg
Ross Lantzy us
Ross Lantzy
Tony Le ca
Tony Le
Nicholas Persian us
Nicholas Persian
Marco Figone us
Marco Figone
Joseph Lee us
Joseph Lee
Jonathan Tamayo us
Jonathan Tamayo
Joseph Brown us
Joseph Brown
Raul Morales us
Raul Morales
Eric Resnick us
Eric Resnick
Steven Mischung us
Steven Mischung
Corbin White us
Corbin White
Danielle McCauley us
Danielle McCauley
Jun Ong sg
Jun Ong

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Hawkins Chips Up

Level 20 : 5,000/10,000, 1,000 ante
Maurice Hawkins
Maurice Hawkins

Maurice Hawkins was in the hijack and raised to 25,000. Jack Duong was in the big blind and defended.

The flop was {7-Clubs}{5-Hearts}{3-Hearts}, and Duong check-called Hawkins' bet of 19,000. The turn was the {2-Clubs}, and both players checked to the river, which was the {q-Spades}. Duong checked, and Hawkins bet 55,000. Duong thought for a minute and then folded his hand, shipping the pot to Hawkins.

Hawkins had just lost a chunk of his stack in the previous couple of hands and looks to make a charge in this last 40 minutes of the night.

Player Chips Progress
Jack Duong us
Jack Duong
304,000 -46,000
WSOP 1X Winner
Maurice Hawkins us
Maurice Hawkins
287,000 -56,000

Tags: Jack DuongMaurice Hawkins

Updated Counts Heading into Last Level of the Day

Level 20 : 5,000/10,000, 1,000 ante
Player Chips Progress
Claas Segebrecht de
Claas Segebrecht
1,112,000 967,000
Meikat Siu us
Meikat Siu
760,000 130,000
Jack Duong us
Jack Duong
350,000 321,600
WSOP 1X Winner
Maurice Hawkins us
Maurice Hawkins
343,000 153,000
TJ Cloutier us
TJ Cloutier
325,000 25,000
WSOP 6X Winner
Poker Hall of Famer
Yevgeniy Timoshenko ua
Yevgeniy Timoshenko
320,000 95,000
Ole Schemion de
Ole Schemion
295,000 -256,000
WSOP 1X Winner
Kevin Eyster us
Kevin Eyster
289,000 154,500
WSOP 1X Winner
Will Failla us
Will Failla
Men Nguyen us
Men Nguyen
125,000 89,000
WSOP 7X Winner
Shannon Shorr us
Shannon Shorr
WSOP 2X Winner

Last Level of the Night

Level 20 : 5,000/10,000, 1,000 ante

Players are about to begin their 10th and final level of the day before bagging up for Day 3 tomorrow at 11:00 a.m.

The tournament staff will pause the clock toward the end of the level and draw for a final number of hands.

Level: 20

Blinds: 5,000/10,000

Ante: 1,000