Event #51: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em Monster Stack
Event #51: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em Monster Stack
Day 2 completed

Salvatore Bianco Leads 576 Survivors on Day 2 of the Monster Stack

[user80015] • Level 18: 3,000-6,000, 500 ante
Salvatore Bianco
Salvatore Bianco

Day 2 of Event #51: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em Monster Stack has come to a conclusion with Salvatore Bianco topping the remaining 576 players.

The day began with 3,826 players returning from the 7,862-player starting field as players eyed reaching the money by day's end so that they could be guaranteed a piece of the $10,613,700 prizepool.

As expected, play was fast and furious as players located in five different sections of the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino broke into each room until the tournament eventually had everyone located in the Pavilion Room. Once play reached the bubble, hand-for-hand wouldn't be necessary as six players would be eliminated to leave the remaining 792 players guaranteed at least $2,759.

Once play was halted one level early for the night, there would be just 576 players remaining with Salvatore Bianco leading the charge with 847,000 in chips. A plethora of notables are still in contention with the likes of Martins Adeniya (577,000), Soi Nguyen (495,000), Joe Serock (413,000), Jeff Madsen (381,000), and Maria Ho (364,000) still alive.

Play is set to recommence at 3 p.m. on Saturday afternoon, and the PokerNews Live Reporting Team will be on hand to provide extensive live coverage throughout the day.

With that, we'll leave you with a video of bracelet winner Bryan Campanello discussing the Monster Stack event and see you back here on Saturday to follow along.

Tags: Salvatore Bianco

End-of-Day 2 Chip Counts (full)

• Level 18: 3,000-6,000, 500 ante
Salvatore Bianco IT 847,000 27,000
Michael Richardson gb 758,000 663,800
Gabriel Paul us 753,000
Daniel Hirleman us 745,000 135,000
Vladimir Bozinovic cs 729,000 704,400
Kris Wojciechowski US 683,000 663,400
Tom Alner gb 657,000 47,000
Josh Pollock us 625,000 360,000
Eric Hicks us 580,000 547,500
Jason Cox US 580,000 493,700
Jason Wheeler us 579,000
Martins Adeniya gb 577,000 147,000
Rocco Sofio us 555,000 520,400
William Guerrero US 549,000 487,100
John Monnette us 549,000 -1,000
Claas Segebrecht de 549,000 496,500
Jason Duval ca 547,000 7,000
Austin Bursavich US 544,000 481,300
Raphael Wieczorek de 541,000 481,700
Joseph Bogatz US 534,000
Valentin Messina fr 514,000 457,500
Quang Tran US 513,000
Joseph McKeehen us 498,000 420,400
Michael Azzaro us 495,000
Soi Nguyen us 495,000 -5,000

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Play Ends

[user80015] • Level 18: 3,000-6,000, 500 ante

The WSOP team have made the greatest decision of the day.

They have decided to postpone the final level of play and make the final 577 players bag and tag for the night.

Break Time

[user80015] • Level 18: 3,000-6,000, 500 ante

The players are heading on a 20-minute break while the tournament directors color-up the pink 500-denomination chips.

Those No Longer With Us

• Level 18: 3,000-6,000, 500 ante
Richard Gravino US Busted
Olivier Desenailhac FR Busted
David Botcowsky us Busted
Matthew Parry us Busted
Donald Brown us Busted
Kao Saechao us Busted
Mark White Busted
Marcus Bower Busted
Edward Harmann Busted
Alan Sing Busted
Hal Lubarsky Busted
Bradley Albright US Busted
John Bare Busted
Rumen Ganev Busted
Deip Paul Busted
Jonah Miller us Busted
Claude Gunraj Busted
Joseph Courtney Busted
Jeffrey Olsen US Busted
David Roepke US Busted
Paul Paez Busted
James Bomar Busted
Jason Antonelli us Busted
Wendy Freedman us Busted
Paul Stanechewski US Busted

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Griffin Gets Govert

• Level 18: 3,000-6,000, 500 ante

Griffin Benger is on a bit of a tear since he was forced to move tables and was separated from his drinking buddies. He had been grinding a short stack for most of the day but was now sitting on 100,000 thanks to a suited {a-}{k-} versus {a-}{j-} and then picking up {a-}{a-}.

On a hand a few moments ago there was and opened to 17,000 and the Govert Metaal moved all in for 60,000. Benger moved all in too for 100,000 and the original raiser didn’t look happy about it but folded.

Metaal turned over {q-Hearts}{q-Spades} but Benger had him with {k-Hearts}{k-Diamonds}.

The cards ran out {k-Clubs}{3-Hearts}{4-Diamonds}{4-Clubs}{2-Spades} and Benger was back in business.

Griffin Benger ca 180,000 125,000
Govert Metaal nl Busted

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