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2014 WSOP Event #51 $1.5K No-Limit Hold'em Monster Stack

by Joseph Smith Sr.

When was the last time the final two heads-up players had chip counts of  80,200,000 and 37,550,000?  How about in a $1,500 buy-in event?  This is exactly the situation in event #51 of the 2014 World Series of Poker happening now at the Rio Resort in Las Vegas.

It's the $1,500 buy-in No-Limit Hold'em Monster Stack that pulled in 7,862 entrants and created a prize pool of $10,613,700 paid to the top 792 finishers.  The winner receiving an incredible $1,327,083 for their $1,500 investment plus one of the WSOP gold bracelets.

The wild success of this format is certain to not only be repeated in coming years but will likely be expanded to more than one event.  Each of the starters receive 15,000 in play money and then attempt to survive the three days of play and become the latest WSOP millionaire.

When the dealing was done Hugo Pingray held every one of the 117,750,000 tournament chips in play.  He also laid claim to the winner's pile of cash totaling $1,327,083 and his first WSOP gold bracelet.  Pingray will also have an interesting story to tell his fellow travelers as he wings it home to Switzerland.  

Joseph McKeehen collected $820,863 for second place.  

The following lists the nine final table players' order of finish and the prize money awarded to each.

  1. Hugo Pingray--------- $1,327,083

  2. Joseph McKeehen---- $820,863

  3. Sean Drake ------------$619,521

  4. Claas Sedebrecht -----$468,594

  5. Thayer Rasmussen----$356,620

  6. Lynne Beaumont------$273,090

  7. Bobby Byram----------$210,469

  8. Zachary Gruneberg ---$163,238

  9. Joshua Hillock---------$127,364

Congratulations to Hugo Pingray for winning his first WSOP gold bracelet plus the winner's share of $1,327,083 in cash in the 2014 WSOP Event #51 $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em Monster Stack.

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