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2024 55th Annual World Series of Poker The Official WSOP Live Updates

Friday, June 14, 2024 to Tuesday, June 18, 2024

Event #38: $1,500 MONSTER STACK No-Limit Hold'em

  • Buy-in: $1,500
  • Prizepool: $11,619,840
  • Entries: 8,704
  • Remaining: 55


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Tuesday, June 18, 2024 11:45 PM Local Time (about 4 hours and 9 minutes ago)
Martin Kabrhel Ends Day 3 as Chip Leader in Event #38: $1,500 Monster Stack No-Limit Hold'em

Martin Kabrhel

Day 3 of Event #38: $1,500 Monster Stack No-Limit Hold'em has concluded here at the Horseshoe Las Vegas after ten levels of play. Of the 416 runners who started the day, only 55 players will return for Day 4, all of whom have locked up at least $21,025, of the $11,619,840 prizepool.

After three days of poker, less than one percent of the field is left standing from the 8,704 entrants that began on Day 1. The remaining competitors all have their eyes on the $1,098,220 first-place prize, as well as the coveted World Series of Poker (WSOP) gold bracelet.

The chip leader heading into the start of Day 4 is Martin Kabrhel (24,425,000), who is fresh off a tenth place finish in Event #39: $50,000 High Roller No-Limit Hold'em. Kabrhel will be looking to close this one out and capture his third WSOP bracelet.

End of Day 3 Top Ten Chip Counts

RankPlayerCountryChipsBig Blinds
1Martin KabrhelCzech Republic24,425,00081
2Tim ReillyUnited States24,000,00080
3Wayne HarmonUnited States20,000,00067
4Jeremy MaherUnited States15,975,00053
5Joseph AlbanUnited States13,550,00045
6Samuel BifarellaFrance13,200,00044
7Justin ZakiUnited States12,575,00042
8Ryan SullivanUnited States12,350,00041
9Mathew FranklandUnited Kingdom10,950,00037
10Manuel EstolArgentina10,700,00036

Tim Reilly (24,000,000), and Wayne Harmon (20,000,000) are not far behind in second and third, respectively. Both are seeking their first WSOP bracelets, along with the glory and the the one million dollars up top.

Other notable players that are returning include Justin Zaki (12,575,000), Arnaud Enselme, (10,425,000), Fausto Valdez (8,425,000), John Duthie (8,000,000), Gregory Jensen (4,625,000), Euan McNicholas (2,650,000), Joao Simao (2,275,000), and Nadya Magnus (2,250,000), who was the last woman standing in the massive field.

Nadya Magnus
Nadya Magnus is the last woman standing in this event

Several well known players that fell just shy of making it to Day 4 included Ryan Laplante (95th - $10,701), Jamie Kerstetter (88th - $12,528), Ryan Leng (70th - $17,562), Timur Margolin (65th - $17,562), Kristen Foxen (62nd - $21,025), and Stephen Song (59th - $21,025)

Others who made deep runs but busted during Day 3 were Shannon Shorr (137th - $9,210), Kevin Martin (157th - $9,210), Alex Foxen (162nd - $7,987), Kelly Lucas (163rd - $7,987), Vitor Dzivielevski (192nd - $7,987), Barry Greenstein (197th - $7,987), Arthur Morris (205th - $7,987), Jake Schwartz (235th - $6,979), Brian Yoon (264th), and Toby Lewis (230th - $6,979).

Action will begin on Day 4 at 11:00 a.m. local time on Wednesday, June 18, at the Horseshoe Las Vegas, where another ten levels will be played. The tournament will resume at Level 32, with blinds at 150,000/300,000 with a 300,000 big blind ante. Levels will be 60 minutes in length, with 15-minute breaks every two levels and a dinner break to be determined.

Be sure to follow PokerNews throughout the remainder of this event, as well as future coverage throughout the summer.

Tuesday, June 18, 2024 11:44 PM Local Time (about 4 hours and 11 minutes ago)
Seat Draw for Day 4
CasinoTableSeatPlayerCountryChipsBig Blinds
Horseshoe11Bill GermanisCanada5,650,00019
Horseshoe12Jonas ChristensenDenmark3,775,00013
Horseshoe14Jose Carlos BritoPortugal19,9000
Horseshoe15Michael VincentUnited States9,300,00031
Horseshoe16Cornel MedesRomania3,325,00011
Horseshoe17Mark HesterUnited Kingdom4,100,00014
Horseshoe18Arnaud EnselmeFrance10,425,00035
Horseshoe19Nadya MagnusUnited States2,250,0008
Horseshoe21Aliaksei BoikaBelarus4,550,00015
Horseshoe22Steven MillerUnited States5,000,07517
Horseshoe23Noel EicherUnited States9,950,00033
Horseshoe25Robert BickleyUnited Kingdom5,100,00017
Horseshoe26Joshua PayneUnited States9,350,00031
Horseshoe27Michael EstesUnited States362,5001
Horseshoe28Euan McnicholasUnited Kingdom2,650,0009
Horseshoe29Pedro NevesPortugal5,600,00019
Horseshoe31Manh NguyenUnited States6,625,00022
Horseshoe32Bret MartinUnited States8,600,00029
Horseshoe33Justin ZakiUnited States12,575,00042
Horseshoe35Martin KabrhelCzech Republic24,425,00081
Horseshoe36Tim ReillyUnited States24,000,00080
Horseshoe37Robin GuillaumotFrance475,0002
Horseshoe38Joao Simao PeresBrazil2,275,0008
Horseshoe39Alex AbariotesUnited States2,325,0008
Horseshoe41Caleb BloomerUnited States6,100,00020
Horseshoe42Chad StewartUnited States3,050,00010
Horseshoe43Matthew CoteUnited States2,950,00010
Horseshoe44Aaron Johnson (MN)United States9,925,00033
Horseshoe45Clement MeunierFrance2,850,00010
Horseshoe46Fausto ValdezUnited States8,425,00028
Horseshoe47Tony HuangUnited States10,425,00035
Horseshoe49Behnam PatrosCanada6,850,00023
Horseshoe51Jacob BaumgartnerUnited States6,625,00022
Horseshoe52Jeremy MaherUnited States15,975,00053
Horseshoe53Ryan SullivanUnited States12,350,00041
Horseshoe54Brian RoffUnited States5,225,00017
Horseshoe55David IversUnited States7,100,00024
Horseshoe57James Morgan (CAN)Canada8,550,00029
Horseshoe58Konstantinos TzinisGreece2,900,00010
Horseshoe59Guangming LiUnited States1,850,0006
Horseshoe61Leonel MendozaUnited States6,300,00021
Horseshoe62Bart CregoUnited States3,300,00011
Horseshoe64Stephen SchmidtUnited States4,525,00015
Horseshoe65Vinicius LimaUnited States6,300,00021
Horseshoe66Gregory JensenUnited States4,625,00015
Horseshoe67Mathew FranklandUnited Kingdom10,950,00037
Horseshoe68Wayne HarmonUnited States20,000,00067
Horseshoe69Joseph AlbanUnited States13,550,00045
Horseshoe71John DuthieUnited Kingdom8,000,00027
Horseshoe72Samuel BifarellaFrance13,200,00044
Horseshoe73Hersh MahajanUnited States8,675,00029
Horseshoe74Rashid KarimiUnited States3,925,00013
Horseshoe76Paawan BansalIndia6,725,00022
Horseshoe77Federico CastaingArgentina7,075,00024
Horseshoe78Manuel EstolArgentina10,700,00036
Tuesday, June 18, 2024 11:06 PM Local Time (about 4 hours and 48 minutes ago)
End of Day 3 Chip Counts
Martin Kabrhel24,425,0005,925,000
Tim Reilly24,000,0007,800,000
Wayne Harmon20,000,0003,350,000
Jeremy Maher15,975,0001,675,000
Joseph Alban13,550,000150,000
Samuel Bifarella13,200,0001,000,000
Justin Zaki12,575,000-3,925,000
Ryan Sullivan12,350,00011,420,000
Mathew Frankland10,950,0005,250,000
Manuel Estol10,700,000200,000
Tony Huang10,425,0007,695,000
Arnaud Enselme10,425,0004,225,000
Noel Eicher9,950,0000
Aaron Johnson (MN)9,925,000-1,475,000
Joshua Payne9,350,0003,350,000
Michael Vincent9,300,000-800,000
Hersh Mahajan8,675,0000
Bret Martin8,600,0005,600,000
James Morgan (CAN)8,550,000950,000
Fausto Valdez8,425,0001,875,000
John Duthie8,000,000-5,000,000
David Ivers7,100,000-2,600,000
Federico Castaing7,075,000-1,825,000
Behnam Patros6,850,0001,550,000
Paawan Bansal6,725,000-875,000
Jacob Baumgartner6,625,000-2,475,000
Manh Nguyen6,625,000625,000
Vinicius Lima6,300,0002,900,000
Leonel Mendoza6,300,000-1,900,000
Caleb Bloomer6,100,000375,000
Bill Germanis5,650,000-1,350,000
Pedro Neves5,600,0002,545,000
Brian Roff5,225,0001,275,000
Robert Bickley5,100,000-450,000
Steven Miller5,000,0755,000,075
Gregory Jensen4,625,0001,425,000
Aliaksei Boika4,550,000-2,050,000
Stephen Schmidt4,525,0003,545,000
Mark Hester4,100,000-6,725,000
Rashid Karimi3,925,0002,275,000
Jonas Christensen3,775,000-1,675,000
Cornel Medes3,325,000725,000
Bart Crego3,300,000150,000
Chad Stewart3,050,0001,915,000
Matthew Cote2,950,000-150,000
Konstantinos Tzinis2,900,0000
Clement Meunier2,850,000-650,000
Euan Mcnicholas2,650,000-2,700,000
Alex Abariotes2,325,000740,000
Joao Simao2,275,000-2,025,000
Nadya Magnus2,250,000450,000
Guangming Li1,850,0001,850,000
Robin Guillaumot475,000-9,025,000
Michael Estes362,500-3,137,500
Jose Carlos Brito19,900-10,280,100
Tuesday, June 18, 2024 11:05 PM Local Time (about 4 hours and 50 minutes ago)
Play Ends for Day 3

The remaining 55 players have bagged for the evening.

Play resumes Wednesday, at 11 a.m. local time in Level 32, with blinds at 150,000/300,000 and a 300,000 ante.

A full recap of Day 3 is coming soon.

Tuesday, June 18, 2024 10:38 PM Local Time (about 5 hours and 17 minutes ago)
Alban Sends Young Packing

Maxwell Young raised to 500,000 at the cutoff. After the button folded, Joseph Alban made a small three-bet of 1,150,000 out of the small blind.

The player in the big blind folded, and action returned to Young, who moved all in for his remaining stack.

Alban went in the tank, and then asked the dealer for a count, which was confirmed as 5,885,000.

Alban then reached down to his card protector, a toy car. He wound it up and let it go, allowing it to race across the felt into Young's all-in stack, which was directly in front of Young.

"Is that a call?" Young asked.

"Yes," Alban replied.

The cards were then tabled, with Young at risk.

Maxwell Young:   
Joseph Alban:   

Alban's hand appeared to surprise Young, as he watched the dealer fan     on the flop. The   on the turn kept Alban in the lead, and   on the river ended Young's tournament.

Young, however, had to ask a final question as he packed his belongings.

"Did you mean to slow roll me or were you really worried I had aces?" Young asked across the table to Alban.

Alban didn't respond.

Joseph Alban13,400,0009,750,000
Maxwell Young0-5,300,000
Playtika - Jason Alexander
Tuesday, June 18, 2024 10:33 PM Local Time (about 5 hours and 21 minutes ago)
Bansal Shuts it Down

Paawan Bansal raised to 500,000 from early position and was called by Bart Crego on the button.

The flop came     and both players were quick to check.

While the turn peeled the   Crego checked his action. Bansal fired for 900,000 and Crego was quick to muck his cards.

Paawan Bansal7,600,000700,000
Bart Crego3,150,000-1,850,000
Tuesday, June 18, 2024 10:29 PM Local Time (about 5 hours and 25 minutes ago)
Bickley Doubles Through Jensen

Robert Bickley in middle position moved all in for 2,550,000, and he was called by Gregory Jensen in the cutoff.

Robert Bickley:    
Gregory Jensen:   

Bickley was relieved when his queens held on       to make him double up.

Robert Bickley5,550,0003,550,000
Gregory Jensen3,200,000-300,000
Tuesday, June 18, 2024 10:18 PM Local Time (about 5 hours and 36 minutes ago)
Reilly Scores a Double Elimination

Adrian Naggy in the cutoff moved all-in for approximately 1,600,000, then Stephen Song on the button jammed for roughly 2,800,000. Tim Reilly in the big blind called with the biggest stack.

Adrian Naggy:    
Stephen Song:   
Tim Reilly:   

Reilly kept the lead all the way through a board of       and he sent his two opponents to the rail.

Tim Reilly16,200,0004,200,000
Stephen Song0-4,400,000
Adrian Naggy0-2,815,000
Tuesday, June 18, 2024 10:13 PM Local Time (about 5 hours and 41 minutes ago)
Current Chip Counts

Martin Kabrhel,  John Duthie

Martin Kabrhel18,500,0005,000,000
Wayne Harmon16,650,0007,450,000
Justin Zaki16,500,0008,200,000
Tim Reilly16,200,0004,200,000
Samuel Bifarella12,200,0003,000,000
Manuel Estol10,500,0005,400,000
Jose Carlos Brito10,300,0007,960,000
Stephen Song4,400,0001,900,000
Vinicius Lima3,400,000-500,000
Kristen Foxen0-7,375,000
Tuesday, June 18, 2024 10:00 PM Local Time (about 5 hours and 55 minutes ago)
Pop Sent to the Rail

Federico Castaing opened from middle position, then called when Catalin Pop three-bet to 2,500,000.

Before the dealer revealed a flop of    , Castaing bet roughly 250,000 and Pop took as much time as he could to call. He eventually did for his last 75,000 when the clock was called.

Catalin Pop:    
Federico Castaing:   

The   turn completed Castaing's flush and Pop was eliminated after the   river.

Federico Castaing8,900,0005,550,000
Catalin Pop0-5,900,000
Playtika - Jason Alexander
Tuesday, June 18, 2024 9:46 PM Local Time (about 6 hours and 9 minutes ago)
Level 31 started
Level: 31
Blinds: 125,000/250,000
Ante: 250,000
Tuesday, June 18, 2024 9:44 PM Local Time (about 6 hours and 10 minutes ago)
Valdez Sets the Trap

Fausto Valdez

Aliaksei Boika raised to 650,000 from the small blind and Fausto Valdez defended his big blind.

The flop came     and both players were quick to check.

While the turn came the  , Boika led out for 550,000 and Valdez raised to 1,800,000. Boika was quick to fold for Valdez to take the pot.

Aliaksei Boika6,600,000-2,800,000
Fausto Valdez6,550,0006,110,000
Tuesday, June 18, 2024 9:41 PM Local Time (about 6 hours and 13 minutes ago)
Vincent Finds a Double

Action picked up on the flop in a hand between Michael Vincent, in early position and Timur Margolin, in the big blind.

With 1,100,000 in the pot and the board reading    , Margolin check-called a bet of 600,000 from Vincent.

On the   turn, Margolin checked again, and Vincent bet 1,700,000, with 2,200,000 behind. After some deliberating, Margolin moved all in, and Vincent made the call, putting himself at risk.

The river brought the  , and Vincent secured the pot, and the double up with his pair of queens.

Michael Vincent10,100,0004,100,000
Timur Margolin4,300,000-4,100,000
Tuesday, June 18, 2024 9:41 PM Local Time (about 6 hours and 13 minutes ago)
Recent Bust Outs
Michael Murphy0-600,000
Michael Wasserman0-4,100,000
Seth Fischer00
Jaime Reyes0-9,300,000
Dimitrios Gkatzas0-2,200,000
Jamie Kerstetter00
James Casement00
Juto Misaka0-3,230,000
Sohale Khalili0-3,400,000
Kosei Ichinose0-1,500,000
Matthew Church0-1,800,050
Khalifa Tayar0-3,050,000
Nicolas Halvorson0-2,050,000
Mark Hansen0-725,000
Luigi Panico0-675,000
Shahrokh Behdjou0-2,500,000
Tuesday, June 18, 2024 9:40 PM Local Time (about 6 hours and 14 minutes ago)
Baumgartner Doubles Through Harmon

Jacob Baumgartner raised 450,000 under the gun and action folded to Wayne Harmon in the small blind.

Harmon's next move put Baumgartner in the blender for his tournament life because Harmon, who had Baumgartner covered, came over the top with an all-in bet.

Baumgartner peeked to the tournament screen, and then apologized to his tablemates for taking time with the decision.

After a few more moments passed, Baumgartner called off his remaining 4,000,000.

Jacob Baumgartner:   
Wayne Harmon:   

The dealer fanned     on the flop, leaving Baumgartner in the lead. The   on the turn gave Baumgartner a full house, sevens full of eights, and a hammerlock on the hand. The   arrived harmlessly on the river and the large pot was sent to Baumgartner.

Wayne Harmon9,200,000-2,000,000
Jacob Baumgartner9,100,0004,100,000
Playtika - Jason Alexander
Tuesday, June 18, 2024 9:22 PM Local Time (about 6 hours and 32 minutes ago)
They're Dead Jim
Seth Fischer0-2,305,000
Jeffery Wakamiya0-1,850,000
James Casement0-2,860,000
Jamie Kerstetter0-1,900,000
Kaifan Wang0-2,175,000
Femi Fashakin0-3,700,000
Tuesday, June 18, 2024 9:21 PM Local Time (about 6 hours and 33 minutes ago)
Patros Wins a Flip to Double Up

Brian Roff opened to 400,000 in the hijack, Euan Mcnicholas flatted on the button, and Behnam Patros three-bet shoved all-in from the big blind for 2,300,000. Roff folded and Mcnicholas made the call.

Behnam Patros:   
Euan Mcnicholas:   

Patros pulled ahead on the     flop, pairing his ace. The   turn and   river earned him the pot, and the double up.

Euan Mcnicholas5,350,000-2,250,000
Behnam Patros5,300,000800,000
Brian Roff3,950,000-500,000
Tuesday, June 18, 2024 9:14 PM Local Time (about 6 hours and 40 minutes ago)
Maher Sends Chaoui to Rail

Action picked up after Chaoui three-bet a player in early position, but then faced a large four-bet from Maher, whose action would put Chaoui all in with a call.

The original raiser folded, brining action to Chaoui, who appeared uneasy with Maher's re-raise. Chaoui eventually called to put himself at risk and immediately saw he was behind.

Mehdi Chaoui:   
Jeremy Maher:   

The dealer placed     on the flop, leaving Maher in the lead. The   showed up on the turn, giving Chaoui more outs to a flush. But   on the river sealed the hand for Maher and eliminated Chaoui from the tournament.

Jeremy Maher14,300,0006,100,000
Mehdi Chaoui0-5,250,000
Tuesday, June 18, 2024 9:10 PM Local Time (about 6 hours and 45 minutes ago)
Duthie Takes From Kabrhel

John Duthie

Martin Kabrhel opened to 400,000 from middle position, but John Duthie, to his left, three-bet to 1,200,000. 'Johnny, you want to bust or not? I know why you raise because you know I don't want you to bust before the final table,' Kabrhel said.

He eventually made the call, then 'checked blind' on a flop of    . Duthie continued for 2,200,000, and Kabrhel quickly folded.

'I had sevens, what did you have?' Kabrhel asked. 'I have a pocket pair as well,' Duthie said, without going into more detail.

Martin Kabrhel13,500,0001,200,000
John Duthie13,000,0001,300,000
Tuesday, June 18, 2024 9:06 PM Local Time (about 6 hours and 48 minutes ago)
McNicholas' Aggression Pays Off

Euan McNicholas raised to 400,000 from early position and Brian Roff defended his big blind.

The flop came     and both players checked the monotone flop.

While the   peeled off on the turn, Roff once again checked to McNicholas.

He fired for 525,000 and received a quick fold from Roff.

Euan Mcnicholas7,600,0006,440,000
Brian Roff4,450,0002,150,000
Playtika - Jason Alexander