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Monday, December 3, 2018

Over 150 Players on Second Break

The second session of the day is looking to be on par with the first one, as we have 156 players coming back from the second break of the evening session. Remember that registration is open until 10:30 PM tonight, so you still have time to come down and join us.

If you can't come out tonight, the next Monster Stack flight starts at 10 AM tomorrow!

Two Time Defending Champion Hermilo Vargas Bags Another Massive Stack

We asked in the beginning of the day if Bicycle Casino regular Hermilo Vargas could do the impossible, and win this Monster Stack event for a third time in a row. Well, he's certainly off to a great start, as he just bagged up one of the biggest stacks in the room with 376,000. Matthew Lambrecht has him beat by just a bit with 432,000 chips.

Other notables moving on to the Day 2 finals are Duey Duong (348,000) Ryan Buckholtz (337,000), and Chris Demaci (198,000), who is looking for a back to back of his own, as he just won the opening ring event last night for over $38,000!

Be sure to come back tomorrow for a full list of survivors from both Day 1 sessions today, and don't forget that two more session start up tomorrow!

Matthew Lambrecht - 432,000

Hermilo Vargas - 376,000

What's on Tap: Tuesday, December 4th

The Monster Stack Event rolls on tomorrow with the final two starting flights of this massive ring event. Just like today, the flights will be starting up at 10 AM and 4 PM, with registration open until 4:30 PM and 10:30 PM respectfully. The top 15% will be bagging up and moving on to the finals on Wednesday, where players will have the option to buy-in directly for $2,400.

We hope to see you there!

Some Updated Stacks From the Opening Flight

The light at the end of the tunnel can be seen now in the opening flight, as we have just 43 players remaining. The top 30 will be bagging up and moving on to the final, and below, you guys will see some of the players who are still in the running for one of those seats. Amazingly, the two time defending champion Hermilo Vargas, is building yet another big stack, after he just took down a nice pot off of Mike Shariati with a flopped set of deuces.

Blinds: 1,500-3,000 Average: 140,000

Duey Duong - 360,000
Hermilo Vargas - 280,000
Ryan Buckholtz - 275,000
Phil Laak - 185,000
Chris Demaci - 150,000
Frank Lin - 88,000
Travis Tachibana - 50,000
Mike Shariati - 45,000
Peter Hengsakul - 35,000

Now for Some Photos From the 4 PM Flight

We now have some photos from the late afternoon flight for you guys, as they are approaching their first break of the day. We spotted a pair of mixed game legends and Bicycle Casino regulars: "Miami" John Cernuto and Tony Ma in the crowd today. 

Scroll down for their photos, and a few more, as the opening day of the Monster Stack ring event continues!

Carlos Rodriguez

Tony Ma

Darren Healy

John Cernuto

Lang Lee

By the Numbers: Opening Flight Today

The first flight of today's Monster Stack Event drew a crowd of 202 players. That means that the top 30 will be advancing to the finals on Wednesday.

Remember that the second flight just started up, with registration available until 10:30 PM tonight, so you still have plenty of time to come on down today and get in on the action!

1-30. Advance to Day 2

Cards in the Air: Second Monster Stack Flight Today

It's 4 PM, so we are ready to getting going on another flight here at the latest Monster Stack ring event. Registration for this flight will be open until 10:30 PM tonight, and the buy-in is $400. On Thursday, one player will walk home with around $50,000. Will it be you?

The Second Flight Starts in an Hour

Registration for this Monster Stack flight is still open for another 90 minutes, but we wanted to make sure you guys knew that the second flight of the day is still coming up at 4 PM! Registration for this flight will be open until 10:30 PM tonight, and the top 15% will joining the top 15% from the morning flight in the finals on Wednesday.

Click here for a full structure of the event, and make sure you don't miss out on the action!

Some Snapshots From the Floor Today

It's time to take a look at who is here for the opening flight of this Monster Stack Event! We spotted Chris Demaci, the early leader in the Player of the Series race, after he took down the opening event last night for over $38,000. We also found the two time defending champion Hermio Vargas in the building. Stay tuned to find out if he can go back-to-back-to-back!

Chris Demaci

Mike Shariati

Hermilo Vargas

Sean Yu

Duey Duong

Second Break of the Opening Flight

We are four hours into play in the opening Monster Stack flight with a total of 168 players entered so far. Registration will remain open until 4:30 PM today, so you still have plenty of time to come on down and join us!

Don't forget that our second flight of the day starts at 4 PM today, and the final two flights are tomorrow at 10 AM and 4 PM. Don't miss it!

Over 100 Players in the Opening Flight Today

We are on the first break of the opening flight of the $250,000 Guaranteed Monster Stack Event, and a total of 108 players have come out so far. Registration is open for quite some time, 4:30 PM, so you still have plenty of time to come down and join us for this huge event, where first place should be taking home about $50,000.

If you can't join us until tonight, your second flight starts up at 4 PM, with registration open until 10:30 PM tonight.

Cards in the Air: Opening Flight of the Monster Stack Event

We are ready to kick off another massive Monster Stack Ring Event here at the Bicycle Casino. This tournament has four starting flights, and a guarantee of $250,000, though this tournament usually smashes that total. Hermilo Vargas is the two time defending champion of this event, having won it in December of last year, and March of this year.

Registration for this flight will be open until 4:30 PM today, and the second flight of the day starts up at 4 PM. Good luck all!