2014 World Series of Poker

Event #51: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em Monster Stack
Dias: 5
Event Info

2014 World Series of Poker

Resultado Final
Mão Vencedora
Event Info
Prize Pool
Informações sobre o nível
1,000,000 / 2,000,000

Hugo Pingray Wins Event #51: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em Monster Stack ($1,327,083)!

Nível 43 : 1,000,000/2,000,000, 300,000 ante
Monster Stack Champion Hugo Pingray
Monster Stack Champion Hugo Pingray

The 2014 World Series of Poker has seen the biggest tournament outside of the Main Event come to a conclusion with Frenchman Hugo Pingray winning Event #51: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em Monster Stack for an incredible $1,327,083.

A vast majority of poker players had circled this very event on their calendar as a must-play, and the day before cards would hit the air, the mass of people entering caused the WSOP staff to add a second Day 1 flight. The opening day of Thursday last week would see two starting flights split into an afternoon and nighttime session as a massive 7,862 players took to the felt to create a $10,613,700 prizepool.

It wouldn't be until late on Day 2 that 792 players would make the money following six eliminations on the hand before going hand-for-hand. Day 3 would be the moving day as the 576 remaining players would be cut down to just 62 before the penultimate day saw a final nine reached in a relatively quick time.

Returning on Monday afternoon, the final nine took a seat at one of the biggest final tables of the summer, but unfortunately for Joshua Hillock he would be eliminated on the first hand when his {K-Hearts}{K-Diamonds} was cracked by Day 3 chip leader Sean Drake. Ten hands later, Zachary Gruneberg exited in eighth place when he four-bet shoved the {A-Diamonds}{J-Clubs} and ran into Pingray's queens, and then Bobby Byram fell in seventh a few hands later.

Several orbits later, England's Lynne Beaumont lost a race with the {A-Clubs}{K-Hearts} against Pingray's {Q-Clubs}{Q-Diamonds} before Thayer Rasmussen took fifth when his weak ace was outdrawn by Drake on the river. Thirty-seven hands later, German Claas Segebrecht made a move with the {K-Spades}{Q-Hearts}, but ran into Joseph McKeehen's {A-Spades}{10-Clubs} to leave three men to battle it out until that became two just several hands later when Drake pushed with a flush draw, but ran into Pingray's two-pair.

With Pingray holding nearly a 2-1 chip advantage to start heads-up play, that slowly increased until McKeehen snagged a huge double when he won a race holding the {10-Hearts}{10-Spades} against Pingray's {A-Hearts}{K-Hearts} to take a greater than 2-1 advantage into the dinner break. Once play returned, McKeehen extended his lead until another coinflip saw the chip counts return to virtually dead even when Pingray's top pair held against McKeehen's flush draw and overcard.

McKeehen snatched a slight lead back before Pingray won a monster pot when he made a backdoor flush holding the {J-Hearts}{8-Hearts} to move into a 2-1 advantage before the final hand would occur just nine hands later when McKeehen shoved all in holding the {J-Spades}{10-Clubs} and Pingray called with the {A-Clubs}{K-Diamonds}. The flop brought an an ace, and with it saw McKeehen exit in second place as Pingray was crowned champion.

1Hugo PingrayFrance$1,327,083
2Joseph McKeehenUSA$820,863
3Sean DrakeUSA$619,521
4Claas SegebrechtGermany$468,594
5Thayer RasmussenUSA$356,620
6Lynne BeaumontEngland$273,090
7Bobby ByramUSA$210,469
8Zachary GrunebergUSA$163,238
9Joshua HillockUSA$127,364

For the Frenchman, who now resides in Switzerland, this not only marks his first WSOP bracelet, but also his first WSOP cash and first cash outside of France or Switzerland. After showing a tremendous mix of patience, aggression, and well-executed timing on Day 4 to end the day as chipleader, Pingray carried that momentum into the final table. Although he relinquished the lead on several different occasions, his boisterous rail helped lift him to victory after an enduring 79 hands of heads-up play against a very talented opponent.

Congratulations to France's Hugo Pingray for winning Event #51: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em Monster Stack for a whopping $1,327,083 in prize money!

Thanks for following along with our coverage during this tournament, and make sure to stay tuned to PokerNews.com for all your 2014 World Series of Poker coverage!

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Joseph McKeehen Eliminated in 2nd Place ($820,863); Hugo Pingray Wins!

Nível 43 : 1,000,000/2,000,000, 300,000 ante
Joe McKeehen - 2nd place
Joe McKeehen - 2nd place

Hand #174: Hugo Pingray raised to 4 million from the button and Joseph McKeehen pushed all in for 45.85 million with Pingray instantly making the call to put McKeehen at risk.

McKeehen: {J-Spades}{10-Clubs}
Pingray: {A-Clubs}{K-Diamonds}

With McKeehen trailing in both chip count and hand strength, the dealer fanned a {A-Diamonds}{5-Hearts}{2-Spades} flop to put Pingray squarely in the lead as his boisterous rail launched into a bevy of cheers.

McKeehen would now need a runner-runner combination of straight cards, trips or two-pair, but when the {9-Spades} landed on the turn, he would be drawing dead as Pingray ran to his cheering rail to celebrate.

The meaningless {9-Diamonds} landed on the river and McKeehen would take 2nd place for a $820,863 payday as Pingray would be crowned the Event #51: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em Monster Stack Champion!

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Joseph McKeehen
WSOP 2X Winner

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Hands #163-167: Flush Swings Momentum Pingray's Way

Nível 43 : 1,000,000/2,000,000, 300,000 ante
Hugo Pingray
Hugo Pingray

Hand #163: Hugo Pingray received a walk.

Hand #164: Pingray raised to 4 million from the button only to have Joseph McKeehen three-bet to 10.5 million. Pingray folded and McKeehen folded.

Hand #165: McKeehen raised to 4 million from the button and Pingray called to see a {3-Hearts}{8-Spades}{9-Clubs} flop fall. Both players checked as the {A-Hearts} landed and Pingray checked to McKeehen who led for 5.2 million.

Pingray made the call as the {4-Hearts} completed the board on the river. Pingray checked for a third time and McKeehen pushed out a bet of 7.6 million. Pingray went into the tank for close to a minute before announcing a raise to 19 million total.

McKeehen now took his time to deliberate before making the call. Pingray tabled his {J-Hearts}{8-Hearts} for a runner-runner flush to scoop the pot and move to over 81 million in chips.

Hand #166: Pingray raised the button and McKeehen folded.

Hand #167: McKeehen pushed all in from the button and won the big blind and antes.

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PokerNews Podcast Episode #231: Who Wants to be a Millionaire? feat. Sam Trickett

Nível 42 : 800,000/1,600,000, 200,000 ante
Sam Trickett
Sam Trickett

Thanks to a little PokerNews Podcast run good, Jason Somerville shipped a million dollars on Friday, chopping the Bellagio $100K event with Jason Mercier, Dan Smith and Tom Marchese. The crew discusses that score, then looks at the $1 Million BIG ONE for ONE DROP with the Day 1 chip leader; Sam Trickett.

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Bring on the 250k Chips!

Nível 42 : 800,000/1,600,000, 200,000 ante
Chips in Monster Stack
Chips in Monster Stack

With the oreo-colored 50,000-denomination chips now defunct, the tournament directors have replaced all of them with the yellowy-beige 250,000-denomination chips we mentioned earlier in the day.

That's Why They Call It the Monster Stack

A total of 79 million in 250,000-denomination chips have been placed on the table with Joseph McKeehen possessing 53 million of them, and Hugo Pingray holding 26 million of them.

With the new 250,000-denomination chips now providing a contrast with the green 100,000-denomination chips, players should have no problem identifying the bets and raises going forward (the major reason why they were brought in earlier in the tournament).

Joseph McKeehen: The Broad Street Bully Looks to Terrorize the WSOP

Nível 40 : 500,000/1,000,000, 150,000 ante
Joseph McKeehen
Joseph McKeehen

We made Joseph McKeehen's acquaintance earlier in the year while covering the Borgata Winter and Spring Poker Opens, and with two victories in as many series, the 23-year old native of North Wales, Pennsylvania immediately made his presence known. First, we watched as McKeehen rolled through Event 3 of the Borgata Winter Poker Open, overcoming a field of 578 entries to take down top honors - along with $69,808 in prize money. Just a few months later, McKeehen returned to the winner's circle, defeating 193 opponents in Event 10 ($660 NLHE Reentry) for another $33,873 score.

In between those wins, McKeehen - a diehard Philadelphia Flyers fan who often sports his team's orange and black on the felt - added another first place entry to his résumé, winning a $1650 Foxwoods poker Classic event to add another $61,285 to his lifetime earnings.

McKeehen has made an astounding seven final tables in Atlantic City over less than two years of live action, and over a dozen during his brief but highly successful career, proving that when he plays the game he loves, he plays to win. Those final table appearances have garnered the young McKeehen a World Series of Poker Circuit ring from the 2012-13 Caesars Atlantic City Main Event, as well as yet another Borgata seasonal series win from last November's Fall Poker Open. That makes it three consecutive Borgata Opens in which McKeehen has held up a trophy, something that has made his parents Brent and Gina extremely proud. McKeehen jokingly told the table during his latest victory that he "wanted another trophy," before adding "my mom keeps them in her china cabinet."

With $937,253 in reported live earnings to his credit already, McKeehen has quickly become a a force to be reckoned with on the live tournament circuit, but he has yet to achieve the same level of success during WSOP play. We caught up with McKeehen while he prepared to take his seat in Event 4 ($1,000 NLHE) here at the Rio, as he looks to bring his East Coast dominance westward...

You can read the rest of McKeehen's interview with PokerNews here.

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Sean Drake Eliminated in 3rd Place ($619,521)

Nível 40 : 500,000/1,000,000, 150,000 ante
Sean Drake - 3rd place
Sean Drake - 3rd place

Hand #95: Sean Drake raised to 2.4 million from the small blind and Hugo Pingray defended his big blind to see a {4-Hearts}{8-Diamonds}{A-Diamonds} flop fall.

Drake continued for 2.1 million before Pingray pushed out three stacks of chips amounting to a bet of 6.9 million. Drake deliberated for a few moments before moving all in for 28,050,000 with Pingray instantly calling.

Drake: {J-Diamonds}{2-Diamonds}
Pingray: {A-Hearts}{4-Clubs}

With Drake needing to spike a diamond to stay alive, the {J-Spades} fell on the turn to give him an additional two outs to stay alive.

However when the {Q-Spades} landed on the river, Drake hit the rail in 3rd place for a $619,521 payday as both Pingray and Joseph McKeehen are now heads up.

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Claas Segebrecht Eliminated in 4th Place ($468,594)

Nível 40 : 500,000/1,000,000, 150,000 ante
Claas Segebrecht
Claas Segebrecht

Hand #92: Joseph McKeehen raised to 2 million in the cutoff and Claas Segebrecht three-bet all in for 16.75 million on the button. After the blinds folded, McKeehen asked for a count before he called.

Segebrecht: {K-Spades}{Q-Hearts}
McKeehen: {A-Spades}{10-Clubs}

The board ran out {J-Diamonds}{9-Diamonds}{6-Spades}{5-Spades}{3-Clubs}, ending Segebrecht's run in fourth place.

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Claas Segebrecht

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Thayer Rasmussen Eliminated in 5th Place ($356,620)

Nível 38 : 300,000/600,000, 100,000 ante
Thayer Rasmussen - 5th place
Thayer Rasmussen - 5th place

Hand #55: The action folded to Thayer Rasmussen in the small blind, and he moved all in for 10,050,000 and Sean Drake called from the big blind.

Rasmussen: {A-Clubs}{5-Diamonds}
Drake: {K-Hearts}{J-Clubs}

With Rasmussen at risk, but in the lead, the {10-Spades}{9-Clubs}{8-Hearts} flop gave Drake outs to a straight. The turn of the {6-Hearts} changed little, but when the {J-Diamonds} spike on the turn, Rasmussen would be sent to the rail in 5th place for a $356,620 payday.

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Thayer Rasmussen

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Hands #48-51: Drake Doubles with Kings

Nível 38 : 300,000/600,000, 100,000 ante
Sean Drake
Sean Drake

Hand #48: Thayer Rasmussen raised to 1.2 million from under the gun and Claas Segebrecht called from the big blind to see a {7-Diamonds}{10-Hearts}{4-Diamonds} flop fall. Both players checked as the {Q-Diamonds} landed on the turn and Segebrecht checked to Rasmussen who bet out 1.35 million with Segebrecht calling.

The river landed the {5-Spades} and Segebrecht checked for a third time with Rasmussen checking behind. Segebrecht tabled his {K-Diamonds}{10-Spades} for second pair and scooped the pot once Rasmussen mucked.

Hand #49: Sean Drake opened to 1.3 million first to act and collected the blinds and antes.

Hand #50: Claas Segebrecht opened to 1.2 million from the button and Sean Drake defended his big blind to see a {5-Hearts}{Q-Diamonds}{A-Diamonds} flop fall with Segebrecht betting out 1.55 million with Drake check-calling.

The turn landed the {9-Hearts} and both players checked as the {6-Hearts} completed the board on the river. Drake checked and Segebrecht bet out 1.7 million. Drake called, and then mucked once Segebrecht tabled his {A-Spades}{2-Hearts} for top pair.

Segebrecht climbs to roughly 32 million as Drake slips to 14.1 million.

Hand #51: From the small blind, Sean Drake limped in and Hugo Pingray checked his option to see a {3-Diamonds}{8-Clubs}{6-Hearts} flop fall. Drake pushed out a bet of 800,000 and Pingray raised to 2.1 million only to have Drake three-bet to 6.1 million.

Pingray eyed what Drake had remaining in his stack before switching his gaze back towards the flop. After a few moments, Pingray announced he was all in and Drake called for his 13.45 million total.

Pingray: {5-Diamonds}{4-Diamonds}
Drake: {K-Diamonds}{K-Hearts}

With Drake ahead with his overpair, he would be up against Pingray's straight draw until the {8-Diamonds} on the turn increased the outs Drake needed to fade to an additional six. Fortunately for Drake, the river landed the {10-Hearts} to ensure his double to over 28 million as Pingray slipped to 26 million in chips.

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