05/01/18 08:50:46 PM PDT
Yevgeny Ganz - Winner of Event #4
Despite coming into the final table as the chip leader, Yevgeny Gans felt like an underdog the whole way.
“I just wanted to win because I’m probably never going to make a final table again,” Gans said about his victory. “I’m running good.”
On break during the four-handed portion of play, Gans gave himself about a 6-1 shot to win against the other players left in the field (Kindah Sakkal, Charles Welch, and Alexander Jun). And he overcame even more crushers before that as well, outlasting Justin Harvell and two-time ring winner Joshua “Plinko” Clanton.
“Don’t tilt,” is what Gans described his strategy as. “Let it come to you,” he said.
And it did come to him. Gans found himself winning every crucial moment. At one point, Ganz got it in against Clanton’s pocket queens with pocket jacks. To make matters worse, Clanton flopped a set, but Ganz went runner-runner flush and that propelled him back into the chip lead.
Gans described himself as mainly a five-card pot-limit Omaha cash game player, so making the shift to tournaments was a big adjustment for him. He said he might play a few more tournaments this series, but doesn’t plan on firing too much.
For his victory, Gans takes down $20,303 and his first World Series of Poker Circuit gold ring.
For a full list of results from this event, click here.
05/01/18 08:19:05 PM PDT
Yevgeny Gans - Winner of Event #4 for $20,303
Yevegeny Gans defeated Charles Welch heads up for the first place prize of $20,303 and his first World Series of Poker Circuit ring, defeating a stacked final table in the process. For his runner up finish, Welch collects $12,548.
A full recap of the event will be posted shortly.
05/01/18 01:53:35 PM PDT
The final table of Event #4: $365 No-Limit Hold'em Monster Stack has been reached and it's a stacked final table including multiple World Series of Poker Circuit ring winners such as Joshua Clanton and CJ Welch. Also making the final table are Justin Harvell, Kindah Sakkal and Timothy Bishop who is appearing at his third final table of the series.
Here's a list of how the final ten stack up:
Seat 1 - Justin Harvell - 944,000 (47 bb)
Seat 2 - Yevgeny Gans - 1,000,000 (50 bb)
Seat 3 - Timothy Bishop - 875,000 (44 bb)
Seat 4 - Kindah Sakkal - 700,000 (35 bb)
Seat 5 - Joshua "Plinko" Clanton - 415,000 (22 bb)
Seat 6 - Christopher Butler - 210,000 (11 bb)
Seat 7 - Christopher Caruso - 260,000 (13 bb)
Seat 8 - Charles Welch - 358,000 (18 bb)
Seat 9 - Alexander Jun - 610,000 (31 bb)
Seat 10 - David Lackey - 220,000 (11 bb)
05/01/18 09:45:03 AM PDT
Action is just about to get kicked off on Tuesday, May 1 at 2 p.m. in Event #4: $365 No-Limit Hold'em MONSTER STACK w/ Re-Entries. The remaining field is stacked with players who've shown up and made an impression all around the circuit including the likes of two-time ring winner Joshua Clanton, Kindah Sakkal, Charles Welch, and the current chip leader, Justin Harvell who bagged up 603,000 chips on Monday night, 100,000 chips more than his nearest competitor.
As a reminder, here are some details about today's event:
- Day 2 will begin at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, May 1.
- Action will start in level 21 with blinds of 5,000/10,000 and an ante of 1,000.
- Justin Harvell is the current chip leader with a stack of 603,000. A full list of chip counts can be found here.
- Players are currently guaranteed at least $873 for 21st place. A full list of payouts can be found here.
- Results for this event up to 22nd place can be found here.
04/30/18 09:12:22 PM PDT
Circuit Regular Justin Harvell Leads the Final 21 in Event #4
Event #4: $365 No-Limit Hold'em MONSTER STACK Re-Entry kicked off on Monday, drawing out 282 players and creating a prizepool of $84,600. Players will all be gunning for the first place prize of $20,303. A total of 30 players cashed in this event with the money bubble being burst by the end of Day 1. Several players locked up a cash before the night was over.
Among those to make it into the money and on to Day 2 include circuit regulars Justin Harvell, Kindah Sakkal, and Joshua Clanton. Timothy Bishop secured his 4th cash of the series going four for four in the tournaments so far while Event #1 winner Chris Harris locked up another cash as well. The chip leader at the end of the day was Justin Harvell who bagged up a total of 603,000 chips with 21 players remaining. The survivors will return on Tuesday, May 1 at 2 p.m. to continue and play down to a winner in Event #4.
For a look at the prizepool in the event, click here. A list of the current results for this event can be found here. A list of chip counts from the survivors can be found here.
04/30/18 04:15:55 PM PDT
The official numbers for Event #4: $365 No-Limit Hold'em MONSTER STACK Re-Entry have been released. The event drew out a total of 282 entries creating a prizepool of $84,600. Several circuit regulars have joined the field already such as Justin Harvell, Kindah Sakkal, Allen Kessler, Ryan Phan, Wendy Freedman, and Cory Smith to name a few. First place for the event will take home $20,303 as well as a World Series of Poker Circuit ring. A total of 30 places will be paid with a mincash being worth $574 while a final table appearance is worth at least $1,863.
A full prizepool is available within the prizepool tab.
04/30/18 03:02:42 PM PDT
Players are currently on a one-hour dinner break. Currently there are 277 players registered for the event. Registration will remain open until the dinner break is over at which point full details for the event will be available.
04/30/18 12:25:09 AM PDT
Event #4: $365 No-Limit Hold'em MONSTER STACK Re-Entry is set to begin shortly, at 11 a.m. on Monday, April 30th. Last year this event drew out 411 players creating a prizepool of $123,300. Last year's winner was Nicholas Verderamo, who is currently still alive in Event #3: $365 No-Limit Hold'em Re-Entry w/ 30-Minute Levels. For his finish last year, Verderamo claimed the first place prize of $27,126 and his first World Series of Poker Circuit ring. Verderamo is still planning on a title defense in Event #4, but may have to multi table if he continues to run deep in Event #3.
Here is a list of relevant details for this tournament:
- Players will start with 20,000 in tournament chips.
- Blinds will start at 25/50
- Day 1 is scheduled for 20 levels, with eighteen 30-minute levels and two 45-minute levels.
- Late registration will be open until the start of level 13, after the dinner break. (~7:45 p.m.)
- There are unlimited re-entries during the registration period.
- Players will have a 15-minute break every four levels.
- Day 2 will begin on Tuesday, May 1, at 2 p.m.