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Vitor Rangel Leads Pack with 8,920,000 in Chips at Event #48: $1,500 NLHE MONSTER STACK

The World Series of Poker has already transformed the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino into one of the most desirable locations for every poker enthusiast since the 49th edition of the poker festival is hosted there. One of the events which enjoy quite the attention is Event #48: $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em MONSTER STACK one which his rapidly approaching its Final Table and the generous payouts coming with it.

A total of 6,260 entries were registered for participation at the end of the official second starting flight for this event and the increased interest towards the tournament was what guaranteed even larger cash prizes for the top positions on the official leader board of the 48th event. Everyone interested in participation registered in the starting flight over the weekend in order to reserve a spot once the real race commences.

At this point, the tournament is already at its final stages since the Final Table is set to take place this Wednesday. The last minutes of Day 2 of this event brought more development to the already heated player pool since many participants had to bid farewell their dreams of becoming the next winners of the MONSTER STACK event. The chip leader at the end of the day was one of the most promising players on the felt Steve Billirakis who had a total of 1,399,000 at the end of the poker action.

Back in the days, he became the youngest player winning a WSOP gold bracelet at the age of 21 and ever since then his poker fame follows him. He welcomed all participants as the leading player at the very beginning of Day 3, proving that his skills could be utilized at any given circumstances. A total of 257 players returned for the third day of poker action which brought them one step closer to the final table.

Event #48’s Winner Set to Receive $1,037,451

As many as ten levels, each lasting 60 minutes each were needed for the players to reach the final minutes of the third day. By that point, their number was also significantly reduced and only 29 participants were remaining on their seats. An interesting occurrence took place as two poker players with the same name were seated next to each other and the name Daniel Wojcik was listed twice in the participants’ rank list.

Unfortunately, neither of them managed to make it through the day, as both busted on the way and claimed their cash payouts for their deep run in the tournament. The chip leader at the beginning of the day had a dynamic day as well with his chip count fluctuating but managed to reach the eight spot on the unofficial chip count with his 4,145,000.

Some of the players who were preparing to go far in the MONSTER STACK event had to leave sooner than expected, such as the Bulgarian player Yordan Petrov, who bowed with a total of $6,794 at the 103rd position of the official rank list. The chip leader at the end of the day Vitor Rangel climbed all the way from the 146th position at the beginning of the day to the first one with a chip stack of 8,920,000.

Over the span of the third day of poker action, another player climbed from the 34th position to the runner-up one and that was James Caroll. He follows the chip leader closely with a chip count of 8,165,000. The third position on at the end of the day was claimed by Harald Sammer who had a total of 7,170 000 in chips to his name. Wednesday is set to welcome Day 4 of the MONSTER STACK event, bringing the possibility of a Final Table taking place as well.

 Author: Benjamin Barry

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