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

That's Why They Call It the Monster Stack

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

With each player sitting behind a mountain of chips, the tournament directors have considered introducing a bigger denomination chip from an entirely different set of WSOP chips.

Recently WSOP Tournament Director Jack Effel came over to the Monster Stack final table, and when a hand finished, he grabbed some of Claas Segebrecht's oreo-colored 50,000-denomination chips and mixed them up with a few yellowy-beige 250,000-denomination chips to see if they could be told apart.

Tournament Director Charlie Ciresi stood at the far end of the table and shook his head from left to right to indicate that they looked virtually the same from a distance.

Effel took back the 250,000-denomination chips and stated, "they're just going to have to play with big stacks!"

Ciresi then added, "that's why it's called the Monster Stack!"

Tags: Jack EffelCharlie Ciresi

Final Table Interview: Lynne Beaumont

Nível 38 : 300,000/600,000, 100,000 ante
Lynne Beaumont
Lynne Beaumont

When the Monster Stack event was added to the World Series of Poker schedule, players like Lynne Beaumont were the target audience for one of poker's most innovative tournaments.

The British-born Beaumont plays the game for passion as much as for prize money — but she is no slouch on the felt, amassing $216,687 in earnings over 88 live cashes since 2005. Predominately playing small buy-in tournaments between $100 and $500 in London or Las Vegas, Beaumont has 11 first-place results on her record, but it was last year that she nearly made the bracelet breakthrough.

After playing in the WSOP Ladies Championship for a five years prior, Beaumont notched her first WSOP cash in the 2013 Ladies Championship, where she nearly made the final table before bowing out in 11th place.

Back again this year after coming oh-so-close to making a final table appearance and playing for a bracelet, Beaumont managed to eclipse her previous performance by reaching the final table of the Monster Stack event. Before busting out in sixth place, Beaumont expressed optimism that a comeback was in the cards when PokerNews caught up with her during the recent break:

PokerNews: Last year you added your first WSOP cash to a long list of minor results. Tell me about that experience.

Lynne Beaumont: That was my fifth or sixth time playing in the Ladies, and it's only the Ladies I've ever played except for the Seniors the year before, I played for the first time. And I played the Main Event a couple of years ago, and I bubbled third from the money.

PokerNews: Prior to that deep run you had put up solid results in London's small buy-in tourney circuit. Did the close call on the WSOP stage motivate you to return for another crack at it?

Yeah, lots of bits and pieces but nothing big, you know, so this is just awesome. It's amazing... the trouble was though, I was so torn. Because I wanted to play the Ladies and do better, and then they go and clash this so it was such a shame. I said 'I'll play this, and if I get through to Day 2 then the Ladies is out the way, and if not I'll play the Ladies.' I cruised to Day 2, so this is just a dream come true.

PokerNews: How did you manage to make it through the massive field, and how did you enjoy the experience of a new tournament addition like the Monster Stack?

I mean, I have been playing well to be quite modest, but I've been playing well, been out here and I've got lots of results. So I just said I'll only play the Ladies unless I get something going in the smaller tourneys. I haven't been hitting the top-3 spots though, so of course then you don't really get enough money. I've been playing well and so this is like 'wow,' and I've only had... before today, I only had one all in I think, so this is just awesome.

Tags: Lynne Beaumont

Hands #37-42: Rasmussen and Drake Sliding

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

Hand #37: Hugo Pingray raised to 1.4 million in the small blind and Joseph McKeehen three-bet shoved for 13.35 milion. Pingray folded and McKeehen took down the pot.

Hand #38: Thayer Rasmussen raised to 1.2 million from under the gun and Joseph McKeehen reraised all in for 15.15 million. Rasmussen folded and McKeehen collected the pot.

Hand #39: Hugo Pingray raised to 1.35 million in the cutoff and took down the pot.

Hand #40: Claas Segebrecht raised to 1.2 million on the button and took down the pot.

Hand #41: Thayer Rasmussen opened to 1.2 million on the button and Sean Drake three-bet shoved for 13.8 million from the small blind. Rasmussen folded and Drake won the pot.

Hand #42: Sean Drake raised to 1.4 million on the button and Joseph McKeehen called from the big blind.

They checked to the river of a {9-Spades}{5-Clubs}{4-Clubs}{2-Hearts}{Q-Diamonds} board where McKeehen bet 1.75 million. Drake called, but mucked when McKeehen tabled {K-Clubs}{Q-Hearts} for a pair queens.

Lynne Beaumont Eliminated in 6th Place ($273,090)

Nível 38 : 300,000/600,000, 100,000 ante
Lynne Beaumont - 6th place
Lynne Beaumont - 6th place

Hand #34: Hugo Pingray opened to 1.2 million and picked up the blinds and antes.

Hand #35: Claas Segebrecht raised to 1.2 million from the cutoff and won the blinds and antes.

Hand #36: From the hijack, Claas Segebrecht raised to 1.2 million and Lynne Beaumont moved all in from the button for 6,150,000. Hugo Pingray cold-called from the big blind and Segebrecht folded.

Beaumont: {A-Clubs}{K-Hearts}
Pingray: {Q-Clubs}{Q-Diamonds}

With Beaumont racing for her tournament life, the dealer would spread a {3-Clubs}{8-Spades}{Q-Hearts} flop to launch Pingray into the overwhelming lead and leave Beaumont with outs to running cards to complete Broadway.

The dealer delivered the {A-Diamonds} on the turn to render Beaumont drawing dead as the {5-Diamonds} completed the board on the river to send Beaumont to the rail in 6th place for a $273,090 payday.

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Lynne Beaumont gb
Lynne Beaumont

Tags: Claas SegebrechtHugo PingrayLynne Beaumont

Nível: 38

Blinds: 300,000/600,000

Ante: 100,000

Break Time

Nível 37 : 250,000/500,000, 50,000 ante

The remaining six players are heading on a 20-minute break.

The tournament director is conducting a color-up of the red 25,000-denomination chips and we will have a full set of updated counts shortly.