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2015 46th Annual World Series of Poker

Friday, June 12, 2015 to Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Event #28: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em MONSTER STACK

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  • Buy-in: $1,500
  • Prizepool: $9,709,200
  • Entries: 7,192
  • Remaining: 0


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Wednesday, June 17, 2015 12:10 PM Local Time

Caio Toledoq raises to 850,000 from the hijack, and action folds around to Joshua Wallace in the big blind. He thinks for a couple minutes, but folds as well, and Toledoq wins the blinds and antes.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015 12:05 PM Local Time

Hoyt Corkins raises from the hijack to 800,000.  Eric Place calls from the small blind and Kevin Kung calls from the big blind.  The flop is    .  All three players check, and then check it down through the   turn and   river.

Place turns over    but Kung reveals    for a better two pair and Corkins mucks.

Kevin Kung - 15,700,000
Wednesday, June 17, 2015 12:00 PM Local Time
Asi Moshe raises from the hijack to 800,000.  Everyone folds and Moshe wins the blinds and antes.
Wednesday, June 17, 2015 11:58 AM Local Time

Perry Shiao raises from middle position to 850,000. Caio Toledoq three bets all in for 4,750,000 total. Shiao considers for half a minute and decides to wait for a better spot.

Caio Toledoq - 6,700,000

Wednesday, June 17, 2015 11:51 AM Local Time
Fernando Konishi raises to 800,000 in the cutoff, and Hoyt Corkins three-bets all in from the small blind. Konishi thinks for a minute, the folds, relinquishing the pot to Corkins.
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Wednesday, June 17, 2015 11:49 AM Local Time

Everyone folds around to Joshua Wallace in the hijack. He thinks for a couple minutes, then announces he's all in.

Hoyt Corkins is in the big blind. He asks the dealer to pull in his 400,000 and give him a count of how much more it is. The dealer breaks down Wallace's stack, and it's 3,275,000 more to Corkins. He calls.


The flop is    , and Wallace maintains the lead with his pocket pair. Then the turn is the  , giving Wallace a set and lock on the hand. The meaningless river is the  , and Wallace doubles up.

Joshua Wallace - 8,000,000
Hoyt Corkins - 8,900,000

Wednesday, June 17, 2015 11:44 AM Local Time

Action fold around to Kevin Kung in the hijack, and he raises to 850,000. Asi Moshe three-bets to 2,350,000 from the big blind, and Kung goes into the tank. After three minutes, he slides his cards to the dealer, and Moshe takes the pot.

Asi Moshe - 12,500,000
Kevin Kung - 13,200,000

Wednesday, June 17, 2015 11:41 AM Local Time

Asi Moshe raises from under the gun to 800,000. Christian Rodriguez calls from middle position and Fernando Konishi calls from the big blind. The flop is    . Konishi and Moshe check. Rodriguez bets 525,000. Konishi calls and Moshe check-raises to 1,950,000.

Rodriguez three bets to 3,300,000. Konishi folds and the action is back on Moshe. Moshe goes into the tank, and after a minute he puts in chips to call. The turn is the  . Moshe checks and Rodriguez bets 2,650,000. Moshe goes back into the tank. One minute passes, then two. As we near the three-minute mark, Moshe folds.

Asi Moshe - 7,800,000
Christian Rodriguez - 18,425,000

Wednesday, June 17, 2015 11:32 AM Local Time

Asi Moshe raises from middle position to 800,000.  The action folds around to Perry Shiao in the big blind and he calls.  The flop is    .  Shiao checks.  Moshe bets 975,000 and Shiao folds.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015 11:29 AM Local Time
Perry Shiao raises from under the gun to 825,000.  Everyone folds and Shiao takes the blinds and antes.
Wednesday, June 17, 2015 11:26 AM Local Time

Fernando Konishi raises to 800,000 from middle position. Everyone folds and Konishi takes the blinds and antes.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015 11:04 AM Local Time
Level: 37
Blinds: 200,000/400,000
Ante: 50,000
Wednesday, June 17, 2015 11:03 AM Local Time

The announcer is introducing the players for the spectators around the ESPN main stage, and play will begin momentarily.

There is just over 54 minutes remaining in Level 37, with blinds at 200,000/400,000 and a 50,000 ante.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015 8:47 AM Local Time

Welcome back to the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino for the final day of Event #28: $1,500 MONSTER STACK No-Limit Hold'em Championship!

Yesterday saw 29 players return with the intention of playing to a winner; however, tournament director Jack Effel and his team made the decision to stop play once the official final table lineup had been set, and return today at 11 a.m. to play down from nine to one.

Fernando Konish

Fernando Konishi

The final table is led by Fernando Konishi, a businessman who runs soccer camps from Brazil, with 20,800,000 in chips. He is closely followed by Asi Moshe (14,725,000), and Kevin Kung (14,075,000). They will be playing for the $1,286,942 first place prize, and more importantly, the coveted WSOP gold bracelet.

Monster Stack Unofficial Final Table

Players and rail from play yesterday

Each player at the final table is guaranteed a six-figure sum, with the ninth place finisher walking away with $117,092. Play begins at 11 a.m. and the players will line up as follows:

Final Table Line-Up
Seat 1 - Perry Shiao (10,000,000)
Seat 2 - Fernando Konishi (20,800,000)
Seat 3 - Asi Moshe (14,275,000)
Seat 4 - Hoyt Corkins (12,925,000)
Seat 5 - Caio Toledoq (5,550,000)
Seat 6 - Christian Rodriguez (12,675,000)
Seat 7 - Eric Place (12,500,000)
Seat 8 - Kevin Kung (14,075,000)
Seat 9 - Joshua Wallace (4,675,000)

The WSOP live reporting team will be on hand to provide continuous live updates from 11 a.m. (PDT), and the live stream will be available from 11:30 a.m. (PDT), so make sure you stay tuned to to follow along with all the action as we look to crown the Monster Stack Champion and award the next WSOP bracelet!