Event #51: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em Monster Stack
Event #51: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em Monster Stack
Day 1b completed

Huge Turnout The Story as Flight B of Event #51 Completed

• Level 9: 300-600, 75 ante
Wall to Wall Players
Wall to Wall Players

Massive, Giant, Huge, Mammoth, Monster...All could be used to describe Day 1 of the inaugural $1,500 no-limit hold’em “monster stack” event. It all kicked off at noon where flight one drew the cap of 4,020 players.

The 5 p.m. second flight quickly filled up as well and some of the ‘Day 1b first wave’ registrants had to wait nearly three hours before they were seated for play. Four more “waves” for seating players were planned, but ultimately the large majority seemed to have to wait until the start of level six to be able to play some poker.

Just over one hour later registration closed and the event’s total number of entrants was set at 7,862. A whopping prize pool of $10,613,700 was created with a another millionaire maker for the one who navigates their way through the sharks and dreamers. $1,327,083 to be exact and six-figure paydays for all who make the official final table. Not too shabby for a $1,500 investment.

We will have a better idea of the total number of entrants that made it through at the start of Day 2, as the two flights will combine into one field. The event is scheduled for five days and survivors will start Day 2 on Friday at 3 p.m. Tune in then as PokerNews continues coverage of this historic event.

End-of-Day Chip Counts (full)

• Level 9: 300-600, 75 ante
Matthew Haugen US 157,300
John Monnette us 156,500 156,500
Alexander Ziskin us 139,800 1,800
Evan Yanoshik US 136,600
Uri Nir 131,700
Ardavan Yazdi us 129,300
Jose Maymo 122,100
Greg Ronaldson 118,500
John Grue US 113,400
Victor Shuchleis 107,300
Javier Swett CL 105,600 -4,000
Jordan Young us 105,000 25,000
Sarkis Akopyan 103,300
Liam Batey 102,700 40,000
Anthony Nguyen us 102,000
Andrey Marsavin US 101,200
Martins Adeniya gb 100,000
Sho Otsu 98,900
Zephyr Peling 98,500
Steven van Zadelhoff nl 98,000
Javier Gonzalez MX 97,200
Gabriel Paul us 96,600
Daniel Chamberlain 96,500
Bryce Yockey us 95,000
Ayaz Manji pt 94,900

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Jeff Madsen Obviously Has It

• Level 9: 300-600, 75 ante

We picked up the action with a completed board of {k-Hearts}{8-Hearts}{a-Diamonds}{6-Spades}{6-Hearts} and around 16,000 in the middle. Jeff Madsen bet 7,000 and his opponent thought for a couple of minutes before finally making the call. Madsen confidently tabled {a-Spades}{10-Spades} and his opponent mucked.

Jeff Madsen us 47,000 17,000

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Seven Figures To The Winner of Event #51

• Level 9: 300-600, 75 ante

Nearly 8,000 entries set the prize pool at $10,613,700, with over $1 Million to the winner.

WSOPThe $1,500 Monster Stack drew 7862 entries creating a prize pool of $10,613,700. Winner takes home $1,327,083.
Level:
9
Blinds:
300/600
Ante:
75

Main Event Warm Up ?

• Level 8: 200-400, 50 ante

With the deep stack and large field this event could certainly pass for a main event warm up. Jeff Gross, for one, sure seems to think so.

Jeff GrossUp over 30k in #wsop51 monster stack tourney... Started at 11pm tonight this feels like a good warm up for the main!
Jeff Gross us 30,000 -500

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Raghavan Picked Off

• Level 8: 200-400, 50 ante

We caught the action with a board of {a-Hearts}{2-Diamonds}{3-Hearts}{8-Clubs}. Piragibe Junior bet 3,500 and Ravi Raghavan made the call. The river was the {j-Clubs} and Junior checked. Raghavhan bet 8,500 and Junior snap-called. Raghavan mucked and Junior showed {2-Hearts}{5-Hearts} for just bottom pair.

Raghavan looked at this reporter and scoffed, "huh, that was a good one." Raghavan's tablemates laughed as they headed to the next hand.

Piragibe Junior 43,000 43,000
Ravi Raghavan us 26,000 -3,500

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James Flopping Sets and Stacking Chips

• Level 8: 200-400, 50 ante

We caught the action after a flop of {5-Spades}{6-Spades}{q-Spades} and Kenna James facing a lead bet of 1,200 from an opponent. James raised to 3,100 and his opponent folded. James turned over {5-Clubs}{5-Hearts} to show the table his good fortune.

James has built a nice stack today, though we're not certain it's all from flopped sets.

Kenna James us 71,500 15,200

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