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Monday, December 4, 2017

Play Ends for the Night in the Monster Stack Event with Mario Martinez Leading

After 12 hours of play, a starting field of 201 players has been narrowed down to our final 27. Leading the way is Mario Martinez, who bagged up 3.36 million chips. Amazingly, Necip Iscan is exactly two chips behind him with 3.35 million. Rounding out the top three is Said El Harrak with 2.75 million. You can see their photos below. Stay tuned for a full list of survivors, and remember that the action picks up again tomorrow at 12 PM. See you then!

Mario Martinez - 3.36 million

Necip Iscan - 3.35 million

Said El Harrak - 2.75 million



Next Round of Eliminations in the Monster Stack

The finish line is in sight for this Day 2, as we have just 15 minutes left to play tonight. We will post photos of the big stacks when players are bagging up, and will post the full seating chart for tomorrow's Day 3 once we get it.

In the meantime, these are the latest round of eliminations. The following three all took home $3,175 tonight.

19. Jeffrey Schwimmer
20. Collin Grabaugh
21. Lirio Fontamillas

These three each won $$2,670.

22. Petra Achimas
23. Michael Nia
24. Tigran Abgaryan

And lastly, these three all won $2,275.

25. Paul Lau
26. Lee Gale
27. Alex Hua

Final Level of the Night

The Monster Stack Event has just started Level 14, which is the last level of the night. There are currently 20 players left, and with the blinds having just gone to 20,000-40,000, the average stack is 1.33 million.

Stay tuned to find out who bags up the overnight chip lead going into the finals tomorrow!

Updated Counts From the Final 27

Blinds: 15,000-30,000 Average: 1.02 million

Hermilo Vargas - 1.35 million
Michael Nia - 1.15 million
Vadim Baranovsky - 1 million
Alan Myerson - 900,000
Tigran Abgaryan - 760,000
Lee Gale - 600,000

Next Round of Bustouts: 28-36th Places

The final 27 players are doing a full three table redraw now. Below you will see the players who just missed out on that draw. These three all won $1,955.

28. Michael Le
29. Brian Hessler
30. Rigoberto Rodriguez

These three each won $1,700.

31. Edward Frish
32. David Charchian
33. Ryan Hemmel

And lastly, these three all won $1,495 for their efforts.

34. Thuc Troung
35. Elain Colton
36. Yaroslav Zherebukh

Final Table Reached in Event #3

Over on the other side of the room, we have reached the final table of the morning $365 Ring Event. Sohale Khalili leads the final ten with a big stack of 267,000. Below you will see the full list of names and updated chip counts, thanks to the live reporting team on wsop.com.

Seat 1: Samuel Lee - 163,500
Seat 2: Cory Smith - 160,000
Seat 3: James Medna - 24,000
Seat 4: Sohale Khalili - 267,000
Seat 5: Edward Liu - 52,000
Seat 6: David Lilien - 83,500
Seat 7: Charley McLean - 71,500
Seat 8: Robert Gau - 99,000
Seat 9: Weston Brown - 75,000
Seat 10: David Katz - 100,000

First Round of Bustouts From the Monster Stack Event

We have reached the point in the tournament where we will be posting the names of all players eliminated. The players below all took home $1,330 tonight.

37. Bruce Russell
38. Ronny Mikel
39. Dathan Kappin
40. Sin Yoo
41. Brian Snell
42. Arbi Aghayani
43. Britton Purvis
44. Ed Alikhani
45. Larry Quang

Chip Counts From the Final Four Tables

Blinds: 12,000-24,000 Average: 820,000

Michael Nia - 1.1 million
Hermilo Vargas - 1.05 million
Lee Gale - 890,000
Vadim Baranvosky - 880,000
Tigran Abgaryan - 875,000
Alan Myerson - 480,000

By the Numbers: $240 Bounty Event

Today's $240 Bounty side event drew a total 110 players, creating a prizepool of $16,000 once the $50 bounties were taken out. The final 12 spots will be getting paid out at least $305, with first place taking home $5,120, along with however many bounties they claim along the way. You can view the full payouts below.

1. $5,120
2. $3,040
3. $1,880
4. $1,430
5. $1,090
6. $875
7. $695
8. $545
9. $415
10-12. $305

Updated Counts From the Final 50

Blinds: 6,000-12,000 Average: 545,000

Alan Myerson - 1.02 million
Vadim Baranvosky - 740,000
Hermilo Vargas - 650,000
Lee Gale - 500,000
Michael Nia - 460,000
Nicholas Grippo - 290,000

Some Fresh Chippies From the Final 72

Blinds; 5,000-10,000 Average: 370,000

Alan Myerson - 720,000
Nicholas Grippo - 660,000
Hermilo Vargas - 460,000
Joshua Field - 410,000
Danny Geyser - 380,000
Lance Allred - 270,000
Lee Gale - 210,000
Nipun Java - 120,000
Dana Kellstrom - 115,000
Lawrence Ma - 90,000

By the Numbers: Event #3 $365 No-Limit Hold'em

This morning's $365 Ring Event drew a total of 110 players, creating a prizepool of $33,000. The final 12 players will finish in the money tonight, with a min cash earning $690. First place will take home the WSOP Circuit Ring, and a first place prize of $9,900. Read below for a full breakdown of the payouts, and stay tuned to find out who advances to tomorrow's Day 2!

1. $9,900
2. $6,120
3. $4,355
4. $3,165
5. $2,345
6. $1,770
7. $1,360
8. $1,065
9. $850
10-12. $690

Over 70 Players in the Bounty So Far

The 4 PM Bounty Event is just about to go on it's first break of the day, and so far, we have 71 bounty hunters. Registration for this event will be open until 7 PM. Remember that the buy-in is $240, and all players will have a $50 bounty on their heads.

Good luck players!

Cards in the Air: $240 Bounty Event

The lone non-ring event of the day has just kicked off here in the tournament ballroom. This event has a $240 buy-in, and all players in the event will have a $50 bounty on their heads. Registration and re-entry will be available until 7 PM tonight.

Good luck all!

Some Updated Chip Stacks in the Money

Players Left: 128 Average Stack: 210,000 Blinds: 2,000-4,000


Lee Gale - 480,000
Danny Geyser - 430,000
Massoud Eskandari - 400,000
Hermilo Vargas - 370,000
Nikhil Gera - 275,000
Dana Kellstrom - 260,000
Mark Hamilton - 240,000
Joshua Field - 235,000
Jesse Yaginuma - 196,000
Kevin Song - 175,000
Nipun Java - 165,000
Lance Allred - 120,000
Jeff Yarchever - 105,000

The Monster Stack is in the Money

After a round of hand-for-hand play, we quickly reached the money in the Monster Stack Event. All of the 135 players who are still alive have locked up at least $600. Remember that first place will be taking home over $71,000, and the WSOP Circuit Ring.

Stay tuned for some fresh chip counts from some of the notables left in the field.

Final Payouts For the Monster Stack Event

The Monster Stack tournament ended up with a prizepool of $401,100. The final 135 players will finish in the money today, all locking up at least $600. First place will take home a massive payout of $71,195, and the ring. Scroll down for a full breakdown of the payouts, and good luck to the remaining players!

1. $71,195
2. $44,120
3. $32,380
4. $24,465
5. $18,670
6. $14,370
7. $11,190
8. $8,815
9. $7,025
10-12. $5,665
13-15. $4,615
16-18. $3,805
19-21. $3,175
22-24. $2,670
25-27. $2,275
28-30. $1,955
31-33. $1,700
34-36. $1,495
37-45. $1,330
46-54. $1,190
55-63. $1,080
64-72. $985
73-81. $905
82-90. $835
91-100. $765
101-108. $705
109-117. $650
118-135. $600

Registration Closed in the Monster Stack Day 2

The final field for the Monster Stack Event has been determined, as a total of 33 players came in to buy-in directly on Day 2. That means the prizepool will be over $370,000. The numbers are currently being calculated, so stay tuned for all the details on that, including how much the first place finisher will take home!

First Break in the Morning Ring Event

While most of our attention will be on the Monster Stack Day 2 finals, we did want to update you guys on our morning Ring Event, which as the title indicates, is on it's first break of the day. We have just over 80 players entered so far, with registration open until 4 PM today. Remember this is a two day event, and tomorrow, one player will be taking a WSOP Circuit Ring home for winning this event!

Top Five Stacks to Start the Day 2

Lee Gale - 446,000

Ryan Hemmel - 406,600

Dante Magtoto - 388,800

Edward Frish - 385,800

Nikhil Gera - 353,200



First Level of Day 2 Registration Over

We are approaching the halfway point of the Day 2 buy-in period, and the tournament clock currently says there are 190 players entered. Registration for the Day 2 will be open until about 1:35 PM today, and the buy-in is $2,200. Come join us!

Cards in the Air: Monster Stack Day 2 Finals

The biggest day of the series so far is starting up now, and the excitement in the room is palpable. Over the last two days, 176 players made it through the Day 1 starting flights to earn a seat to the finals today.  For those who have not yet qualified for the finals today, you can still get into the fight by buying in directly for $2,200! Registration for the Day 2 buy-in will be open until about 1:30 PM today.

The prizepool is already over $325,000, and should grow to over $400,000 later today. Good luck to all the finalists today, and thanks for playing at the Bicycle Casino!

Click here for a full list of chip counts for today's finals.

Cards in the Air: $365 Ring Event

It's time to find another ring winner here at the Bicycle Casino, as the $365 No-Limit Tournament has just kicked off here in the tournament ball room! Registration for this event will be open until 4 PM, and re-entry will also be available in that time frame as well.

This is a two day event, with the finals on Tuesday at 1 PM!