Event #51: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em Monster Stack
Event #51: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em Monster Stack
Day 3 completed

Sean Drake Leads as Day 3 of the Monster Stack Ends With 62 Players

[user169806] • Level 27: 25,000-50,000, 5,000 ante
Sean Drake
Sean Drake

Day 3 of the monster-sized Monster Stack event began with 576 players and at the end of nine 60-minute levels all but 62 of those players had fallen by the wayside.

As an army of players busted, a number of players' stacks grew with Sean Drake's growing the most. Drake's 4,975,000 stack is the largest of any of Sunday's returnees and he therefore has the title of overnight chip leader. He also knows that he is in pole position for the massive $1,327,083 first place prize, which comes with the coveted World Series of Poker bracelet.

Hot on Drake's heels is Austin Bursavich of Los Angeles who narrowly missed out on the chip lead by finishing with 4,915,000 chips. Both Bursavich and Drake will no doubt sleep well tonight knowing they return for Day 4 in a favorable position.

Other players to look out for when play resumes at 3:00p.m. on Sunday afternoon include British trio Lynne Beaumont (3,950,000), Mathew Frankland (1,575,000) and Tom Alner (1,785,000), French pro Ludovic Riehl (1,970,000), the ever-dangerous Jason Duval (3,465,000) and Thayer Rasmussen (3,005,000).

Each of the 62 returning players is guaranteed to win at least $21,758 for their efforts thus far, but by the time play ends on Day 4, that prize money should have increased to around $127,364 if the nine-handed final table is reached.

Until the restart of this epic tournament at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday afternoon, we say goodnight and thank you for following our coverage.

Chip Counts (full)

• Level 27: 25,000-50,000, 5,000 ante
Sean Drake us 4,975,000
Austin Bursavich US 4,915,000
Lynne Beaumont GB 3,950,000
Gary Chau US 3,855,000 -30,000
Joseph McKeehen us 3,740,000
Matthew Haugen US 3,675,000
Kevin Danko US 3,665,000 15,000
Hugo Pingray fr 3,470,000 3,201,000
Jason Duval ca 3,465,000
Zachary Gruneberg us 3,300,000
Thayer Rasmussen us 3,005,000
Andy Jiang 3,000,000 2,835,000
Andrew Creed CA 2,935,000 2,815,000
Matthew Stuart US 2,615,000 -585,000
Andrew Yip ca 2,605,000 2,149,000
Bolivar Palacios pa 2,595,000 995,000
Claas Segebrecht de 2,405,000
William Tzotzolis CA 2,400,000 -100,000
Mark Allen us 2,360,000 2,214,000
Robert Gustafsson no 2,220,000 -280,000
Mark Peckham US 2,200,200 500,200
Steven Levy US 1,975,000 -525,000
Ludovic Riehl fr 1,970,000
Michael Arrington US 1,890,000 1,661,000
Scott Demoulin US 1,835,000

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Big Stacks and Notables

[user169806] • Level 27: 25,000-50,000, 5,000 ante
Sean Drake us 4,975,000 1,375,000
Austin Bursavich US 4,915,000 215,000
Lynne Beaumont GB 3,950,000 1,350,000
Gary Chau US 3,885,000 -515,000
Joseph McKeehen us 3,740,000 3,242,000
Matthew Haugen US 3,675,000 2,975,000
Kevin Danko US 3,650,000 3,400,000
Jason Duval ca 3,465,000 -135,000
Zachary Gruneberg us 3,300,000 1,820,000
Thayer Rasmussen us 3,005,000 1,555,000
Claas Segebrecht de 2,405,000 -1,095,000
Ludovic Riehl fr 1,970,000 370,000
Tom Alner gb 1,785,000 85,000
Mathew Frankland gb 1,575,000 -75,000

Frankland Loses A Pot Then Wins One Straight Afterwards

[user169806] • Level 27: 25,000-50,000, 5,000 ante

Mathew Frankland opened the preflop betting round with a raise to 100,000 from under the gun. Mark Peckham called on the button and the big blind came along for the ride.

The dealer placed the {8-Clubs}{9-Hearts}{7-Clubs} flop onto the green felt and the action checked to Frankland who bet 140,000. Peckham raised to 325,000 and both players folded.

The next hand, there was a raise to 120,000 from under the gun and the players folded in turn around to Frankland in the big blind. Frankland raised to 265,000 and the initial raiser called. Frankland led out on the {Q-Spades}{7-Hearts}{4-Clubs} and no sooner had his chips landed on the table, his opponent released his hand.

Mark Peckham US 1,700,000 900,000
Mathew Frankland gb 1,650,000 400,000

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Updated Counts

• Level 27: 25,000-50,000, 5,000 ante

A few chip counts as the tournament plays out the last level of Day 3.

Austin Bursavich US 4,700,000 3,670,000
Gary Chau US 4,400,000 -100,000
Jason Duval ca 3,600,000
Sean Drake us 3,600,000 255,000
Claas Segebrecht de 3,500,000 2,450,000
Lynne Beaumont GB 3,275,000 2,275,000
Robert Gustafsson no 2,500,000 300,000
Tom Alner gb 1,700,000 150,000
Thayer Rasmussen us 1,450,000 150,000
Salvatore Bianco IT 1,275,000 225,000
Mathew Frankland gb 1,250,000 -900,000
Michael Sears US 1,200,000 -800,000
Joshua Hillock us 750,000 280,000