Benjamin Ector Leads Final Six in Event #50: Monster Stack - $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em
Day 4 of Event #50: Monster Stack - $1,500 No-Limit Hold 'em has concluded at the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino with just six players bagging chips at the end of the play. The day started with 49 players and was action packed right from the get-go, with only 28 remaining at the first break of the day.
After just short of 11 hours of play, they finished at level 40 and 31 minutes 47 seconds on the clock and will be resuming at the same point when the final day commences.
At the end of the day, Benjamin Ector (84,300,000) finished as the chip leader and was followed by Kainalu McCue-Unciano (68,300,000) and Gregory Katayama (55,100,000). Benjamin Ector has cashed in multiple events already this summer, including Event #28: $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em for $7,356, and Event #17: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em Shootout for $5,279.
The final six line up is completed with Bart Hanson (40,600,000), Vincent Chauve (36,700,000) and Igor Yaroshevskyy (17,000,000).
The remaining 6 players will be restarting June 26, 2019, at 12:00 p.m and this event will be streamed the rest of the way on CBS. The players will be looking to earn themselves a WSOP gold bracelet and over one million dollars with first place being $1,008,850.
Seat Assignments for the Final Day
|Seat||Player||Country||Chip Count||Big Blinds|
|3||Kainalu McCue-Unciano||United States||68,300,000||57|
|4||Benjamin Ector||United States||84,300,000||70|
|5||Bart Hanson||United States||40,600,000||34|
The day started out at a very fast pace, going from 49 players to 28 in the first two hours. Kevin "Racks" Roster, whose heartbreaking story about his battle with Sarcoma — a rare form of cancer — captured the hearts of the poker community, was one of the early bust outs, getting it all-in preflop with pocket queens against ace-king but couldn't win the flip when Elliot Peterman hit the king on the turn. He ultimately finished in 39th place and received $22,561 for his deep run.
The official final table happened right at the dinner break at around 7:30 p.m, and on the 35th hand, Javier Zarco was eliminated in 9th Place for $88,817. Zarco got it in with pocket queens but was dominated by Benjamin Ector's pocket kings and he couldn't catch up.
It was only six hands later when Andre Haneberg was eliminated in 8th Place for $114,694. Haneberg got all of his chips in the middle as a big underdog with ace-jack against Bart Hanson's pocket aces and Haneberg couldn't connect to crack the aces,
It took about another hour, but Bryan Kim was the next victim eliminated in 7th Place for $149,247. Kim was in a coin-flip situation but bricked the board and against Kainalu McCue-Unciano's pocket eights.
The remaining six players will be restarting at 12:00 p.m Wednesday, June 26, 2019, and this event will be streamed the rest of the way on CBS.
Follow along with the PokerNews live reporting team to see who will win the WSOP gold bracelet.