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2023/24 WSOP Circuit - Harrah's Cherokee (North Carolina)

Tuesday, February 20, 2024 to Wednesday, February 21, 2024

WSOPC Event #8: $400 Monster Stack

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  • Buy-in: $400
  • Prizepool: $589,050
  • Entries: 3,577
  • Remaining: 0

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Friday, February 23, 2024 1:26 AM Local Time (about 49 days and 24 hours ago)

 

The Monster Stack is a ring event all players dream of winning - big chip stacks, bigger action and huge money at the top. Daniel Lowery added to his legacy by winning his first ring in Cherokee and won his 15th overall WSOPC ring for $148,416.

"It feels great, every win feels great," Lowery said. "I got a second in Tunica, ninth in the re-entry last weekend and I felt like I didn't play that well. I'm very real with myself about poker and feel like I played amazing poker this week."

The win puts him in a three-way tie for second with Maurice Hawkins and Joshua Reichard - and they're trailing Ari Engel's record of 16. 

"I'm happy with the result, finally," Lowery said. "One of my goals this year was to win a ring in Cherokee. I've been here six or seven times and made last three tables a couple times. It's sweet to win on here, it was a huge field - might have been one of the largest - I know they ran out of chips! I'm happy to have them all right in front of me here."

"The (ring) chase is real, we've been taking it serious," Lowery said. "Josh (Reichard) doesn't take it seriously because if he did, he would have 20 rings. Mo (Maurice Hawkins) hasn't been playing as much but Ari (Engel) is always on the grind."

"I said a long time ago, some guys said it didn't matter, but it matters to be number one one time, so I'm trying. We'll see if we can get there. Ari said one time he wanted to see who could get to 20 first. He could get there pretty easily."

Final Table Payouts

  1. Daniel Lowery - $146,416
  2. James Willey - $91,475
  3. Jason Isbell - $69,574
  4. Mark Hickman - $53,220
  5. Richard Ali - $41,067
  6. Lorenzo Bassette - $31,969
  7. Scott Davis - $25,109
  8. William Baskin - $19,899
  9. Mario Hudson - $15,913
Thursday, February 22, 2024 9:01 PM Local Time (about 50 days and 4 hours ago)

There's no rest for the wicked at the Monster Stack is down to a final table of ten players. They're playing 150k/300k/300k.

Here's how they're seated and stacked.

  1. Ricky Ali - 12,275,000
  2. Daniel Lowery - 28,400,000
  3. Mark Hickman - 11,300,000
  4. Mario Hudson - 5,500,000
  5. Lorenzo Bassette - 5,325,000
  6. James Willey - 26,600,000
  7. Jason Isbell - 22,775,000
  8. Dean Baskin - 4,750,000
  9. Scott Davis - 18,000,000
  10. Daryl Stephens - 7,000,000
Thursday, February 22, 2024 8:33 PM Local Time (about 50 days and 5 hours ago)

Here's how the final two tables are seated and stacked.

Table 1

  1. Mario Hudson - 9 million
  2. Dean Baskin - 7.5 million
  3. -empty-
  4. Jason Isbell - 4.1 million
  5. Mark Hickney - 9 million
  6. Scott Davis - 8.7 million
  7. Carlos Loving 5.5 million
  8. JW Wilder - 5.6 million
  9. John Hayes - 2.3 million

Table 2

  1. Daniel Lowery - 13.65 million
  2. Ricky Ali - 13.65 million
  3. -empty-
  4. Chase Smith - 6.3 million
  5. Johnny Riley - 7.1 million
  6. Kevin Eyster - 11.9 million
  7. James Willey - 8 million
  8. Daryl Stephens - 8 million
  9. Lorenzo Bassette - 7.6 million
Thursday, February 22, 2024 6:20 PM Local Time (about 50 days and 7 hours ago)

The Monster Stack is down to three tables and has relocated to Final Table stage corner of the room. They'll remain there until the final table takes the stage.

Here's how they're seated and stacked.

Table 1

  1. Johnny Riley - 5,900,000
  2. Joseph Labios - 2,500,000
  3. Daniel Lowery - 7,900,000
  4. Todd Bartlett - 1,800,000
  5. Chris Mason - 2,500,000
  6. Chase Smith - 3,700,000
  7. Mario Hudson - 8,000,000
  8. Peter Ng - 6,400,000
  9. Fred Paradis - 3,300,000

Table 2

  1. Jason Isbell - 3,995,000
  2. Ricky Ali 10,000,000
  3. James Willey - 13,600,000
  4. Aaron Gunn - 2,700,000
  5. Carlos Loving - 6,300,000 
  6. Matthew Yankowski - 800,000
  7. Sanjay Gehi - 2,500,000
  8. Kevin Eyster - 10,500,000
  9. Joe Laro - 1,200,000

Table 3

  1. Lorenzo Bassette - 8,100,000
  2. Amander Peterson - 3,800,000
  3. John Hayes - 2,400,000
  4. Dayrl Stephens - 5,200,000
  5. Mark Hackman - 7,000,000
  6. Scott Davis - 8,000,000
  7. Dean Baskin - 1,300,000
  8. -empty-
  9. John Wilder - 8,000,000
Thursday, February 22, 2024 4:09 PM Local Time (about 50 days and 9 hours ago)

The mood in the Monster Stack turned from loud and friendly at the restart to intense and quiet with under 50 players left. The payout jumps are starting to get significant and bustouts should slow down a bit.

Daniel Lowery, Preston McEwen, John Holly, Amanda Peterson and Kevin Eyster all still remain in the field.

Player and fan-favorite Steve "Cuz" Buckner just got coolered out of the tournament when his kings got cracked by Peterson's aces.

Playtika - Jason Alexander
Thursday, February 22, 2024 2:42 PM Local Time (about 50 days and 11 hours ago)

The complete Day 2 prize pool info is available in the Payouts tab. The min-cash coming into play was $1,433, five-figure payouts begin at 15th place and trip to the final table locks up $15,913. The winner earns $148,416, a WSOPC gold ring and seat in the Global Casino Championship.

Final Table Payouts

1st - $148,416
2nd - $91,475
3rd - $69,574
4th - $53,220
5th - $41,067
6th - $31,969
7th - $25,109
8th - $19,899
9th - $15,913

Thursday, February 22, 2024 12:39 AM Local Time (about 51 days and 1 hour ago)

Three starting flights for the $400 Monster Stack drew 3,577 entrants and advanced 179 players to Thursday. Cards hit the air promptly at noon and the goal is to play down to a winner. Todd Staples holds the most tenuous of leads with 2.33 million.

Daniel Lowery and Florin Covrig bagged an identical 2.275 million to form the chase pack, with Aaron Hernandez, Scot Smile, and Tad Kit all returning with 2 million+. David Baize, Anthony Hall, John Holley and Hamid Izadi line up in the top 25 spots with Amanda Person, Preston McEwen, Ronnie Sewell and Joe Laro all return with above average stacks.

Play resumes at Level 21 15,000/25,000 with a 25,000 big blind ante and they are scheduled to play down to a winner. The final table will be motivated to get it finished as the Main Event starts on Friday.

Thursday, February 22, 2024 12:32 AM Local Time (about 51 days and 1 hour ago)