Event #51: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em Monster Stack
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Event #51: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em Monster Stack
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Salvatore Bianco Leads 576 Survivors on Day 2 of the Monster Stack

• 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.

Tagovi: Salvatore Bianco

End-of-Day 2 Chip Counts (pun)

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

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Play Ends

• 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

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

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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.

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

Tagovi: Govert MetaalGriffin Benger