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!
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.
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!
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
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.
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
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!
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.
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.
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
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.
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!