2021 World Series of Poker 2021 MSPT Venetian
Event #2: $600 Monster Stack

Event Info

Buy-in $600
Prize Pool $560,520
Players 1038

Level Info

Level 41
Blinds 200,000 / 400,000
Ante 40,000

Players Info - Day 1

Players Left 1
Entries 1038

Break Time

AnthonyThompson • Level 33: 40,000-80,000, 8,000 ante

The 17 remaining players are on a five-minute break.

Polatchek Turs Lucky Lady to Eliminate Sylvia

AnthonyThompson • Level 33: 40,000-80,000, 8,000 ante
Jesse Sylvia
Jesse Sylvia

Julie "i.win.13" Polatchek raised to 420,000 from middle position and Jesse "MrJesseJames" Sylvia defended his big blind to see a {3-Spades}{j-Clubs}{10-Diamonds} flop.

Sylvia quickly jammed for his last 142,069 and Polatchek snap-called.

Julie "i.win.13" Polatchek: {k-Diamonds}{q-Hearts}
Jesse "MrJesseJames" Sylvia: {6-Clubs}{6-Diamonds}

Sylvia was ahead with his pocket sixes but not for long as the {q-Spades} appeared on the turn pairing the queen of Polatchek.

Sylvia needed a six but the river came the {2-Hearts} and eliminated him from the tournament.

Jesse Sylvia
Polatchek Turs Lucky Lady to Eliminate Sylvia
Julie "i.win.13" Polatchek us
Julie "i.win.13" Polatchek
us 2,055,925 428,069
Jesse "MrJesseJames" Sylvia
Jesse "MrJesseJames" Sylvia

Tags: Julie PolatchekJesse Sylvia


Kevin "GoneBananas" Garosshen Looking For a Fruitful WSOP Online Series

Chad_Holloway • Level 32: 30,000-60,000, 6,000 ante
Kevin Garosshen
Kevin Garosshen

A player that looked poised for a breakout prior to the Covid-19 Pandemic was Kevin "GoneBananas" Garosshen, and even after casinos closed down for an extended period of time, Garosshen spent last year's WSOP Online Series continuing to produce solid results that cemented his status as a player on the rise.

Garosshen's big breakout occurred at one of the last live events before the heart of the pandemic, as he took down the $1,650 HPT St. Louis Main Event for $131,184 after topping a field of 392 entrants. Garosshen then set his sights on the 2020 WSOP Online Series, and went to work immediately, finishing in third-place in Event #3: $1,000 NLH Deepstack 8-Max for $73,424. Garosshen ended up with a total of nine cashes in the 2020 WSOP Online.

So far this year, Garosshen has had a smattering of success on the felt, including two deep runs in side events at the WPT Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown, and a nineteenth-place finish in last month's WPT Tampa Championship. Garosshen will be looking to have another successful summer on the virtual felt, and add a WSOP Gold Bracelet to his HPT Title.

Tags: Kevin Garosshen

Gundreddy Misses Huge Draws

AnthonyThompson • Level 32: 30,000-60,000, 6,000 ante

Sandeep "Poker_player" Gundreddy raised all in for 329,546 from late position, Craig "mrjanovich" Mason called from the cutoff only to fold after "ShipTheShip: came over the top for 772,750 from the big blind.

"ShipTheShip": {a-Hearts}{a-Diamonds}
Sandeep "Poker_player" Gundreddy: {q-Diamonds}{j-Diamonds}

Gundreddy was behind but he didn't mind the {6-Diamonds}{10-Spades}{9-Diamonds} flop that gave him straight and flush draws. Unfortunately for him, neither the {a-Clubs} turn nor the {j-Clubs} river were the cards he wanted to see and he was eliminated from the tournament.

Craig "mrjanovich" Mason
Craig "mrjanovich" Mason
1,976,040 364,022
ShipTheShip us
us 1,511,296 1,317,332
Sandeep "Poker_player" Gundreddy US
Sandeep "Poker_player" Gundreddy
US Busted

Tags: Sandeep GundreddyCraig Mason


Updated Chip Counts From Table 32

BrandonTemple • Level 31: 25,000-50,000, 5,000 ante
Manig "Ohio77" Loeser DE
Manig "Ohio77" Loeser
DE 3,202,855 81,000
Jesse "MrJesseJames" Sylvia
Jesse "MrJesseJames" Sylvia
2,055,630 -121,000
Ryan "Flipflip" Lenaghan us
Ryan "Flipflip" Lenaghan
us 1,671,561 -111,000
Julie "i.win.13" Polatchek us
Julie "i.win.13" Polatchek
us 1,627,856 32,169
David "dbaba" Baba
David "dbaba" Baba
1,503,624 -443,110
Guo Liang "ct188" Chen cn
Guo Liang "ct188" Chen
cn 1,095,966 452,046
Aaron "WompDatTHomp” Thivyanathan
Aaron "WompDatTHomp” Thivyanathan
844,670 -107,216
Brad "mrmonkeybear" Owen us
Brad "mrmonkeybear" Owen
us 683,516 375,012
Kevin "vamonospest" Lutz us
Kevin "vamonospest" Lutz
us 652,240 -556,497