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Thursday, June 26, 2014 1:09 PM Local Time
|Kathy Liebert||15,000||15,000 |
|Maria Mayrinck||15,000||15,000 |
|Sam Cohen||15,000||15,000 |
|Jake Cody||15,000||15,000 |
|Griffin Benger||14,000||14,000 |
Thursday, June 26, 2014 12:59 PM Local Time
Amateurs and Pros Alike Sit Down
At the start of the event the Tournament Director asked for a cheer from those whose first WSOP event this was. There were a fair few cheers upon which he asked, "Where have you been?"
We have spotted some more familiar names amongst the first timer though.
|Andreas Hoivold||15,250||0 |
|Vanessa Rousso||15,000||15,000 |
|Barny Boatman||15,000||15,000 |
|Faraz Jaka||15,000||15,000 |
|Sofia Lovgren||15,000||15,000 |
|Jake Schwartz||15,000||15,000 |
|Ben Warrington||15,000||15,000 |
|Kristy Arnett||15,000||15,000 |
|Joe Serock||15,000||15,000 |
|Natalie Bromley||15,000||15,000 |
|Pok Kim||15,000||15,000 |
Thursday, June 26, 2014 12:03 PM Local Time
Cards In the Air
There is a buzz in the air as 4,000 players sit down at 400 tables and prepare to receive their first two cards of the day with the prospect of nine hours of poker ahead of them.
The stacks start at 600 big blinds deep so there could be a lot of flops seen multi-way early on with room for some creative play.
We're all set for a great day of poker.
Thursday, June 26, 2014 9:47 AM Local Time
Monster Stack, Monster Field: Event #51 Flight A
This is going to be a big one. Huge. Monster even. Event #51: The $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em Monster Stack is set to reignite the excitement at the 2014 World Series of Poker.
Deep stack poker is what the players have demanded and the organizers of the 45th Annual WSOP here at the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino have delivered in spades.
So popular has this event proved that a second flight has been added starting at 5pm. Flight A starting at 12 p.m. sold out the night before with entries capped at 4,020.
Players are now now scheduled to play nine one-hour levels with no dinner break and 20 minute breaks after every two levels, so Flight A should finish Day 1 at 10:30 p.m.
Players start with 15,000 chips for their $1,500 buy-in with blinds starting at 25-25 and will be competing for a monster pay-out with entries still flooding in.
The PokerNews Live Reporting team will be patrolling the tournament floor in several rooms keeping you up to date with all the stories from the day, who is playing and how their Monster Stack is faring. Join us here from 12 p.m. to follow all the action right through to the end of play.