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

Monster Stack Day 2: Flights Combine as 3,826 Return

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There was huge demand for this Event #51: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em Monster Stack, so much so that a second flight was added and players were still taking their seats for the second start at 10:30 p.m. on Thursday night.

The numbers would eventually cap out at a huge 7,862 entries which generated a staggering prize pool of $10,613,700. The winner is set to receive $1,327,083 and making the final table will guarantee a six-figure pay-day.

Today the remaining 3,826 players will take their seats in an attempt to play their way towards that goal in this five day tournament.

Pierre Calamusa is the overnight leader having bagged a staggering 243,000 chips at the close of play in Flight A. That is remarkable 79,000 ahead of his nearest rival.

There are a number of Pros still in the field, many of whom decided to register at the last minute, and some of the notables who we will be reporting on today include Jimmy Fricke (75,600), Sofia Lovgren (76,100), Ryan Riess (62,300), Humberto Brenes (47,500), Erick Lindgren (46,500) and Maria Ho (41,200).

Action resumes at 3 p.m. today with ten scheduled one-hour levels of play with no dinner break.

The PokerNews Live Reporting team will bring you all the latest news from the Monster Stack Tournament as the players return for the long march towards a million dollar pay-day and a WSOP gold bracelet.