Event #21: $1,500 Monster Stack No-Limit Hold'em

Nguyen Gets Value on the River with Trip Tens

• Nivo 9: 1,000-1,500, 1,500 ante

With around 100,000 chips already in the pot on a {3-Spades}{10-Diamonds}{8-Clubs}{10-Clubs}{5-Spades} board, the big blind checked to Triet Nguyen who put out a modest bet of 37,000.

The bet equated to around a third of the big blind's remaining stack and she went into the tank for nearly three minutes before she opted to press the call button.

Nguyen flipped over {j-Spades}{10-Spades} for trip tens and took the pot down to see his stack soar above 250,000.

Triet Nguyen us
Triet Nguyen
us 255,000

Oznake: Triet Nguyen

Glendinning Continues Upward Trend with Trip Tens

• Nivo 9: 1,000-1,500, 1,500 ante

Sitting on the button on the {6-Hearts}{4-Spades}{10-Spades} flop, Jon Glendinning bet out for 6,000. However, the hijack decided to raise to 20,000. Glendinning called.

The {10-Hearts} turn had the hijack continuing for 25,000 more. Glendinning called once again.

On the {j-Spades} river, which put three spades on the board, the hijack slowed down and checked. Glendinning took his time and debated whether or not to make another move before eventually deciding on a check.

The hijack flipped over {q-Diamonds}{j-Hearts} having rivered a pair of jacks, while Glendinning turned over {a-Hearts}{10-Diamonds} for trip tens and took his stack to just under 200,000.

Jon Glendinning us
Jon Glendinning
us 182,000 182,000

Oznake: Jon Glendinning

Guenzel Doubles With Aces

Toogood32 • Nivo 9: 1,000-1,500, 1,500 ante

After raising from early position to 4,000, Lukas Guenzel's opponent three-bet him from the hijack to 14,000. Facing the three-bet, Lukas Guenzel jammed for 70,000 exactly. His opponent called and cards were turned.

Lukas Guenzel {a-Spades}{a-Clubs}
Opponent: {q-Spades}{q-Hearts}

Guenzel, the German, was way ahead and faded any trouble on the {4-Diamonds}{6-Hearts}{7-Hearts}{4-Clubs}{a-Hearts}

Lukas Guenzel de
Lukas Guenzel
de 150,000 150,000

Oznake: Lukas Günzel

Four Way Pot Taken Down By Oliveira

Toogood32 • Nivo 9: 1,000-1,500, 1,500 ante

After an under-the-gun open from Joshua Eisenberg, Lukas Guenzel called from middle position and the cutoff raised to 10,000. Aryan Ouriques De Oliveira, in the small blind, called and so did the other three players.

To a flop of {j-Spades}{3-Diamonds}{q-Clubs}, Guenzel lead for 25,000 chips, the three-better folded from the cutoff, but Oliveira called. Eisenberg tanked for a little while before ultimately folding.

They both checked the {10-Diamonds} turn.

Oliveira jammed all-in for 90,000 and Guenzel folded, giving the pot the the Brazilian native

There had been quite some drama between players to this point, with Eisenberg being a vocal point, having less than playful banter with a couple of other guys at the table.

Aryan Ouriques De Oliveira BR
Aryan Ouriques De Oliveira
BR 120,000 120,000
Lukas Günzel DE
Lukas Günzel
DE 100,000 100,000
Joshua Eisenberg US
Joshua Eisenberg
US 90,000 -110,000

Kim Wins Crucial Flip to Survive, Get to 100,000

• Nivo 9: 1,000-1,500, 1,500 ante

Moon Kim's tournament life was at stake with 100,000 chips in the middle.

Moon Kim: {a-Diamonds}{k-Diamonds}
Opponent: {10-Hearts}{10-Diamonds}

Kim absolutely smashed the {k-Clubs}{a-Hearts}{9-Hearts} flop but had to sweat after the turn came the {6-Hearts}.

However, the {7-Diamonds} river was a safe card as Kim won and went to the 100,000-chip mark.

Moon Kim us
Moon Kim
us 100,000

Oznake: Moon Kim

Lin Gets Paid for her Rivered Straight

• Nivo 9: 1,000-1,500, 1,500 ante

With 12,000 already in the middle on a {9-Clubs}{k-Spades}{q-Clubs}{3-Spades} board, Thida Lin bet 3,500 chips from the small blind and had both the big blind and the button call.

On the {j-Diamonds} river, she checked, the big blind checked, and the button put out a bet of 17,500. Lin called with {q-Diamonds}{10-Clubs} for a straight, beating her opponent's bluff with {9-Diamonds}{8-Spades} for a meager pair of nines.

Thida Lin us
Thida Lin
us 137,500

Oznake: Thida Lin

Halking Straight Good Enough

Toogood32 • Nivo 9: 1,000-1,500, 1,500 ante

With at least 40,000 chips in the middle, Michael Halking was in the under-the-gun position and he was facing a bet of 18,000 from the cutoff. The board read {3-Spades}{j-Clubs}{10-Hearts}{q-Hearts} and he called.

When the {j-Diamonds} fell on the river, it slowed things down considerably, Halking checked and his opponent checked back.

Halking tabled {9-Clubs}{8-Clubs} for a turned straight, while his opponents {a-}{q-} top two pair, was not good enough to take the pot.

Michael Halking DE
Michael Halking
DE 170,000 170,000

Oznake: Michael Halking

Slepe stave:

Dinner Break

• Nivo 8: 600-1,200, 1,200 ante

All players are on a 75-minute dinner break and are schedule to return at about 8:25 p.m. local time.

Foxen at Double Starting Stack at Dinner Break

• Nivo 8: 600-1,200, 1,200 ante
Alex Foxen
Alex Foxen

Alex Foxen is amongst the contenders in the Monster Stack and is already at 100,000 after winning an all-in confrontation.

Paul Nguyen's 420,000-chip stack is the largest recorded so far in the room.

Paul Nguyen us
Paul Nguyen
us 420,000
Debbie Lee us
Debbie Lee
us 370,000
Eric Hicks us
Eric Hicks
us 345,000
Chris Dasilva gb
Chris Dasilva
gb 305,000 24,500
Brian Topp us
Brian Topp
us 300,000
Vojtech Ruzicka cz
Vojtech Ruzicka
cz 260,000 260,000
Rahul Deevara us
Rahul Deevara
us 255,000
Pasha Emami CA
Pasha Emami
CA 240,000
Deren Cannon US
Deren Cannon
US 214,000
Marco Garcia br
Marco Garcia
br 188,000
Larissa Hauagge br
Larissa Hauagge
br 150,000
Alex Outhred us
Alex Outhred
us 142,000
Allen Kessler us
Allen Kessler
us 106,000 17,200
Alex Foxen us
Alex Foxen
us 100,000
Jorge Espinoza ve
Jorge Espinoza
ve 90,000

Oznake: Paul NguyenAlex Foxen