2014 World Series of Poker

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

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

Dia 1a Concluído

Flight A of Event #51 Ends: The Day the Monster Stack Came To Town

Nível 9 : 300-600, 75 ante
The Pavilion Room is packed wall to wall with players in Event #51: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em Monster Stack
The Pavilion Room is packed wall to wall with players in Event #51: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em Monster Stack

The halls and the poker rooms of the Rio were packed today as players turned out in droves for Event #51, the $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em Monster Stack.

The numbers were so big that a second flight was introduced with flight A capped at 4,020 entrants. As they finished play for the day at the end of nine one-hour levels flight B players were still taking their seats with the tournament screen showing 7,734 registrations.

The prize pool has yet to be announced but with those numbers it means over $11 million will be paid out with the winner sure to walk away with over $1.3 million

It was difficult to pick out a chip leader at the end of the day as players were still seated in several areas, but Pierre Calamusa will take some catching finishing with over 220,000 chips.

With a starting stack of 600 big blinds the tournament held the promise of a lot of play for the entrants but it didn’t necessarily work out that way for everyone. For the less experienced players it was a chance to see a few more flops and recover from early mistakes. For the pros it was a chance to show their deepstack skills and to make the most of the value that the field represented.

It looked as if at least a third of the starting flight had been eliminated by the end of their allotted nine levels of play, but with no official confirmation yet it is hard to put an exact figure on the eliminations.

Some of the notables in the first flight who will be coming back tomorrow include Sofia Lovgren, Kara Scott, Barny Boatman, Dermot Blain, Dash Dudley and Jimmy Fricke. Many more have opted to join the second flight and are still playing in the hope of joining them.

Coverage of Day 2 resumes tomorrow at 3 p.m. and PokerNews will be there to keep you up to date with all the developments of this huge tournament including confirmation of the chip leaders, final numbers and prize pool as the two flights merge and the action continues.

End-of-Day Chip Counts (Completo)

Nível 9 : 300-600, 75 ante
Jogador Fichas Oscilação
Pierre Calamusa fr
Pierre Calamusa
243,000 123,000
Arnie Friedman us
Arnie Friedman
Tim Davie GB
Tim Davie
Matthew Weber us
Matthew Weber
William Tzotzolis CA
William Tzotzolis
Ross Bybee us
Ross Bybee
118,600 100,500
Richard Santana us
Richard Santana
Jonathan Luckett US
Jonathan Luckett
110,800 -1,075
Justin Gardenhire us
Justin Gardenhire
Trisha Hustus US
Trisha Hustus
Pavel Zuev RU
Pavel Zuev
Zachary Gruneberg us
Zachary Gruneberg
104,500 4,300
Michael Vogel US
Michael Vogel
Peter Gelencser hu
Peter Gelencser
Mayu Roca CO
Mayu Roca
Tarik Arram US
Tarik Arram
Orez Mokedi us
Orez Mokedi
Michael Richardson gb
Michael Richardson
Scott Baumstein us
Scott Baumstein
Scott Watson us
Scott Watson
Ryan Mcclean CA
Ryan Mcclean
Jason Lilly us
Jason Lilly
Kyle Bowker us
Kyle Bowker
Michael Dentale us
Michael Dentale
90,500 500
Sebastian Tejada US
Sebastian Tejada

Leia tudo

Three More Hands

Nível 9 : 300-600, 75 ante

The floor had just announced three more hands for the night.

More tables are breaking and heading towards the Brasilia tournament room. We are seeing a few of the shorter stacks getting their chips in the middle looking for that double up to make it worth their while coming back tomorrow at 3 p.m..

The floor are doing a terrific job of shifting people around as quickly as possible to make way for the late joiners in flight B.

Jogador Fichas Oscilação
Jimmy Fricke us
Jimmy Fricke
70,000 34,000
Simon Trumper gb
Simon Trumper
40,000 22,500
Dermot Blain ie
Dermot Blain
36,000 -27,000

Last Level

Nível 9 : 300-600, 75 ante
Pierre Calamusa
Pierre Calamusa

Into the last level of the night for flight A of Day 1.

Here’s some chip updates including Pierre Calamusa who shows no sign of slowing down and may well be the chip leader.

Jogador Fichas Oscilação
Pierre Calamusa fr
Pierre Calamusa
120,000 30,000
Michael Bublitz us
Michael Bublitz
75,000 75,000
Sofia Lovgren se
Sofia Lovgren
66,000 10,000
Pok Kim us
Pok Kim
40,000 16,000
Govert Metaal nl
Govert Metaal
33,000 19,000
Kara Scott ca
Kara Scott
18,500 -11,500
James Dempsey gb
James Dempsey
14,000 -3,000
Mathew Frankland gb
Mathew Frankland
10,200 -7,800

Nível: 9

Blinds: 300/600

Ante: 75

Monster Stacks

Nível 8 : 200-400, 50 ante

Pierre Calamusa is another player approaching the 100,000 mark. He has built an impressive tower in front of him and had just over 90,000.

Breaching the 100,000 barrier though is Mike Vogel currently sitting with 103,000

Jogador Fichas Oscilação
Mike Vogel
Mike Vogel
Pierre Calamusa fr
Pierre Calamusa

Fricke Tactical Late Arrival

Nível 8 : 200-400, 50 ante

Jimmy Fricke told us he purposefully arrived late in the day so as not to face the long grind of a full day. The way he’s going though, it looks like he might have to face that long grind tomorrow.

Sat to his right, Dermot Blain is back down to 40,000.

Jogador Fichas Oscilação
Dermot Blain ie
Dermot Blain
40,000 16,000
Jimmy Fricke us
Jimmy Fricke
36,000 12,000
Julian Thew gb
Julian Thew
22,000 -12,000
Govert Metaal nl
Govert Metaal
14,000 -18,000

Nível: 8

Blinds: 200/400

Ante: 50