10/19/18 05:40:23 PM PDT (about 6 hours and 46 minutes ago)
Day 1B Ends with 56 Players, Magalashvili Among the Leaders Again
Another day at King's Casino in Rozvadov, Czech Republic has come to an end as Day 1B of Event #5: €1,100 MONSTER STACK No-Limit Hold'em has wrapped up. The second of three flights saw 204 players take to the felt with just 56 moving on to Day 2. A familiar is among the leaders and it's no surprise that Michael Magalashvili from Israel has heaps of chips.
So far at the 2018 WSOPE, it has been the year of Israel as they have been cleaning up on the poker tables. The first two events were won by players from Israel and Magalashvili made the final table in Event #3: €550 Pot-Limit Omaha 8-Handed. A successful Day 1B saw him throw 325,000 chips into the bag which was good enough for the second largest stack on the day. Magalashvili has made the King's Casino his home in the past couple of years with all of his tournament cashes coming in the same place.
The only player to run up a bigger stack than Magalashvili was Asher Assis who ran up a stack of 349,000. Assis was hovering around the 200,000 chip mark for the latter half of the day, but a double elimination in the last hand of the night saw his chip stack soar to the top. Daniel Smiljkovic rounds out the top three counts with an equally impressive 289,000 chips.
Some other familiar faces moving on to Day 2 include Timur Margolin (260,000), Anson Tsang (205,000), Fahredin Mustafov (184,000), Stoyan Obreshkov (154,000), Bertrand Grospellier (79,500), Anthony Zinno (73,500), and Maria Lampropulos (56,500). Margolin, Grospellier, and Zinno are the only players to join Day 1A participant, Chris Ferguson, as WSOP bracelet winners moving on to Day 2.
The day began at 3:00 PM with players filtering into the Poker Arena and the numbers were quickly escalating above the 100 mark. Even with only one entry per flight, it didn't stop the chips from flying early as Viacheslav Ivanov was eliminated after just four minutes. The number of entries continued to grow over the course of 12 levels until late registration finally closed with 204 total entries.
There were many players to hit the rail over the course of the day and will be forced to re-enter tomorrow on Day 1C if they wish to find a spot on Day 2. Jeff Madsen hit the exit before the first break for the second day in a row while Shaun Deeb took the opposite approach by registering in the 11th level of the day but was eliminated just three hands in. Some other notables to keep an eye out for tomorrow include Romain Lewis, Dutch Boyd, Rex Clinkscales, Allen Kessler, Asi Moshe, Cord Garcia, Manig Loeser, Martin Kabrhel and Viliyan Petleshkov.
The action will once again resume on Saturday at 3:00 PM local time and this will be the last starting flight of Event #5. Late registration will remain open until the beginning of level 13 which will be approximately 12:25 AM. The PokerNews live reporting team be on site to bring you all of the live updates from the tournament floor, so be sure not to miss any of the action.
2018 WSOPE Monster Stack Schedule
|Day||Date||Starting Time||Late Reg||Entries||Survivors||Further Information|
|1A||Thursday, October 18th||15:00||~00:25||148||30||Play 14 levels of 40 minutes|
|1B||Friday, October 19th||15:00||~00:25||204||56||Play 14 levels of 40 minutes|
|1C||Saturday, October 20th||15:00||~00:25||TBA||TBA||Play 14 levels of 40 minutes|
|2||Sunday, October 21st||14:00||-||TBA||TBA||Level duration increases to 60 minutes|
|3||Monday, October 22nd||TBD||-||TBA||TBA||Play down to a champion|10/19/18 05:05:22 PM PDT (about 6 hours and 21 minutes ago)
End of Day Chip Counts
|Asher Assis||349,000||53,000 |
|Michael Magalashvili||325,000||63,000 |
|Daniel Smiljkovic||289,000||170,000 |
|Markus Steger||261,500||133,500 |
|Timur Margolin||260,000||11,000 |
|Danny Covyn||250,000||64,000 |
|Rafi Elharar||248,500||-33,000 |
|Andrei Konopelko||240,000||240,000 |
|Petr Svoboda||233,000||-131,000 |
|Boris Kolev||230,000||8,000 |
|Matthias Gude||220,000||220,000 |
|Kalidou Sow||210,000||50,000 |
|Anson Tsang||205,000||10,000 |
|Martin Mulsow||195,000||113,500 |
|Robert Auer||194,000||69,000 |
|Amnon Eisner||185,000||-75,000 |
|Fahredin Mustafov||184,000||2,500 |
|Salvatore Camarda||176,500||104,500 |
|Vladimir Shabalin||156,000||111,000 |
|Stoyan Obreshkov||154,000||0 |
|Waldemar Kopyl||150,000||48,000 |
|Alexander Viard||146,000||146,000 |
|Shai Dill||145,000||65,000 |
|Nicolai Kett||144,000||78,500 |
|Zhong Chen||143,500||38,500 |
|Sanjay Sahijwani||143,000||143,000 |
|Darren Delahunty||143,000||38,000 |
|Helmut Hoflehner||142,500||55,000 |
|Raul Henriquez||141,500||141,500 |
|Laurentiu Popa||129,000||129,000 |
|Patricio Parra||126,000||-9,000 |
|Angelos Pettas||122,000||122,000 |
|Robert Zipf||113,000||30,500 |
|Luiz Ferreira||111,000||30,500 |
|Milan Simko||111,000||-53,000 |
|Jerome Saliou||104,500||104,500 |
|David Russo||103,000||-34,000 |
|Julien Sitbon||102,000||65,500 |
|Stefano Sparta||100,500||100,500 |
|Holger Fleischanderl||96,500||31,000 |
|Marius Kaiser||93,000||93,000 |
|Plamen Pashov||91,000||-81,000 |
|Jason Gray||88,500||88,500 |
|Ricardo Rabah||87,500||87,500 |
|Nikolaos Lampropoulos||84,000||84,000 |
|Bertrand Grospellier||79,500||-42,500 |
|Richard Dalberg||77,500||37,500 |
|Anthony Zinno||73,500||-10,500 |
|Pavel Sourek||70,000||70,000 |
|Maciej Kondraszuk||63,000||63,000 |
|Tatiana Willemstein||62,000||62,000 |
|Maria Lampropulos||56,500||-51,500 |
|Sergii Karpov||50,000||-25,500 |
|Russell Boyd||50,000||50,000 |
|Ron Eldar||47,000||-1,000 |10/19/18 04:39:23 PM PDT (about 7 hours and 47 minutes ago)
Last Three Hands
The tournament director has paused the clock with ten minutes remaining and there will be three hands remaining at each table before the players bag and tag for the night.
10/19/18 04:38:46 PM PDT (about 7 hours and 48 minutes ago)
Obreshkov Sends Kaneoya Home at the End of the Night
The action folded to Stoyan Obreshkov who raised it up from the hijack. Renato Kaneoya called on the button and the flop came . Kaneoya found a flop to get the last of his 45,000 chips in the middle and Obreshkov called.
Obreshkov was in the lead with his pair of tens but Kaneoya had a flush draw and one overcard to hit. The turn was the and the river bricked off as well and Kaneoya was eliminated.
|Stoyan Obreshkov||154,000||109,000 |
|Renato Kaneoya||0||-100,000 |10/19/18 04:28:22 PM PDT (about 7 hours and 58 minutes ago)
Pashov Doubles Through Jalunins
Plamen Pashov raised it up to 7,000 from early position and Nikolajs Jalunins defended from the big blind. The dealer spread the flop of and Jalunins checked to Pashov who continued for 11,000. Jalunins shoved all in and Pashov quickly called off his stack of 77,000.
Pashov had a flush draw and two overcards to the pocket pair of Jalunins. The turn brought the giving Pashov the lead and he held on through the on the river to double up.
|Nikolajs Jalunins||51,500||51,500 |10/19/18 04:08:44 PM PDT (about 7 hours and 18 minutes ago)
Level 14 started
|10/19/18 04:06:11 PM PDT (about 7 hours and 20 minutes ago)
Assis Continues to Climb
Asher Assis opened to 6,000 from early position and was called by the button and Robert Zipf in the big blind. The flop came and Zipf checked to Assis who continued for 8,000. The button folded and Zipf called to see the on the turn.
Zipf checked again and Assis fired another bullet of 20,000 this time. Zipf thought for a minute but threw his cards to the muck, allowing Assis to rake in another pot.
|Asher Assis||296,000||57,500 |
|Robert Zipf||82,500|10/19/18 04:02:16 PM PDT (about 7 hours and 24 minutes ago)
Svoboda Leads Heading Into the Last Level
|Petr Svoboda||364,000||324,000 |
|Rafi Elharar||281,500||26,500 |
|Michael Magalashvili||262,000||77,000 |
|Timur Margolin||249,000||187,000 |
|Danny Covyn||186,000||26,000 |
|Fahredin Mustafov||181,500||101,500 |
|Bertrand Grospellier||122,000||76,000 |
|Maria Lampropulos||108,000||33,000 |
|Anthony Zinno||84,000||49,000 |10/19/18 03:46:01 PM PDT (about 8 hours and 40 minutes ago)
Chen Flops a Set to Double Up
The action folded around to Zhong Chen on the button who shipped all in for around 50,000. Michael Magalashvili was in the big blind and quickly made the call.
The flop fell giving Chen a set and Magalashvili was left drawing slim. The on the turn sealed the deal and Chen would double up through the Israelian.
|Michael Magalashvili||185,000||-1,000 |
|Zhong Chen||105,000||56,800 |10/19/18 03:42:09 PM PDT (about 8 hours and 44 minutes ago)
Sow Shows the Bluff
Kalidou Sow opened to 6,000 from under the gun and was called by Frank Debus on the button. The two players saw a flop of and Sow led out for 8,000 which Debus called.
The turn brought the and Sow fired another 23,500. Debus still called and the completed the board. Sow shipped all in for around 80,000 and Debus went into the tank for over three minutes. He eventually knuckled the table and pushed his cards to the muck. Sow couldn't help but show the for a bluff as he was awarded the pot.
|Kalidou Sow||160,000||96,000 |
|Frank Debus||85,000|10/19/18 03:28:32 PM PDT (about 8 hours and 58 minutes ago)
Level 13 started
|10/19/18 03:14:44 PM PDT (about 8 hours and 12 minutes ago)
Last Break of the Night
The 75 remaining players are heading on their last 15-minute break of the night. Late registration will officially be closed when the action resumes.
10/19/18 03:12:16 PM PDT (about 8 hours and 14 minutes ago)
Peters Needs to Reenter
Mathieu Rabalison raised to 5,500 from early position and was called by Anthony Zinno in the hijack, Tobias Peters on the button, and Riccardo Saita in the small blind. David Russo three-bet to 20,500 and both Rabalison and Zino quickly folded. Peters looked at Russo's stack and decided to make the call.
The flop came for Russo to shove. Peters looked at the shove and smiled.
"No reentry today right?" Peters remarked before putting his stack over the line for the call.
Peters had flopped a pair of tens, Russo held an overpair and the flush draw.
The rest of the board was completed with the on the turn and the on the river to keep Russo ahead and send Peters to bed to try again tomorrow.
|David Russo||137,000||90,800 |
|Maria Lampropulos||75,000||45,000 |
|Anthony Zinno||35,000||35,000 |
|Peter Splettstoesser||0||0 |
|Adolf Huber||0||-104,000 |
|Roland Israelashvili||0||-50,000 |
|Tobias Peters||0||-95,000 |
|Brent Norris||0||0 |
|Alexis De Vroey||0||-37,100 |
|Eduards Kudrjavcevs||0||0 |
|Ralph Stobbe||0||0 |10/19/18 03:11:46 PM PDT (about 8 hours and 15 minutes ago)
Elharar Catching Fire
The action folded around to Rafi Elharar on the button who made it 4,500 to go. Florian Sarnow was in the big blind and three-bet to 17,000. Elharar announced all in and put Sarnow to the test for his stack of 75,000. Sarnow flicked in a chip to call and the cards were on their backs.
The flop came and Sarnow grabbed the lead by spiking a jack. The on the turn was a safe card but the on the river helped Elharar reclaim the lead with a bigger two pair.
|Rafi Elharar||255,000||110,000 |
|Florian Sarnow||0||-150,000 |10/19/18 02:59:40 PM PDT (about 8 hours and 27 minutes ago)
Lie's Kings Drown Noach
Roland Israelashvili opened to 5,400 from early position and Tal Noach shipped all in for 27,400 in the hijack. Aylar Lie was on the button and also pushed all in for around 48,000. Israelashvili gave it some thought but elected to fold.
The flop came and Lie was in a dominating position with her pocket kings. The on the turn and the on the river changed nothing as Noach sent his chips to Lie.
|Aylar Lie||80,500||56,500 |
|Tal Noach||0||-28,000 |10/19/18 02:51:37 PM PDT (about 9 hours and 35 minutes ago)
Delahunty Isn't Good in Maths
The board read and Viktor Kovachev had checked in the big blind. Ron Eldar did the same in mid-position. Darren Delahunty shoved and Kovachev asked for a count. The dealer confirmed Delahunty had 47,900 behind. Kovachev tanked, cut out calling chips, counted the remainder of his stack, and then decided to also shove. Eldar looked at his cards, hesitated for a bit and then announced the fold.
Delahunty flung his cards over the line aggressively and got up from his chair.
They had both turned a pair of aces but Delahunty was ahead with the king -kicker.
The river completed the board with the for Delahunty to double up.
"Can someone tell me how many big blinds 47,000 is?!" Delahunty asked out loud while looking a bit angry.
"47,000 divided by 2,000..." Refael Dahan replied.
"Is it a real question, or are you joking?" Danny Covyn asked.
"I am bad at math, I asked him," Delahunty said to Dahan while pointing at Covyn, "but he refused to tell me".
"I'm sorry, I thought you were joking" Covyn apologized.
"No, I'm bad at maths, I needed to know," Delahunty said, while angrily stacking up his chips.
|Danny Covyn||160,000||-22,000 |
|Darren Delahunty||105,000||105,000 |
|Ron Eldar||48,000||48,000 |
|Viktor Kovachev||26,000||-54,000 |10/19/18 02:44:15 PM PDT (about 9 hours and 42 minutes ago)
Eisner and Steger Get in a Raising War
Markus Steger opened to 4,200 from early position and Amnon Eisner three-bet to 11,700. The action folded back to Steger who tossed in some extra chips that was deemed to be a raise to 18,200. Eisner just called and they saw a flop of .
Steger led out for 16,000 and Eisner quickly called as the landed on the turn. Steger checked this time and Eisner pushed in a bet of 37,800. Steger went into the tank for over three minutes before the clock was finally called. Steger elected to lay his hand down and Eisner's stack grew even more.
|Amnon Eisner||260,000||45,000 |
|Markus Steger||128,000||7,000 |10/19/18 02:39:04 PM PDT (about 9 hours and 47 minutes ago)
Level 12 started