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Monster Stack: Justin Harvell Breaks Through for WSOPC Win

2019 February WSOP Circuit
Seminole Casino Coconut Creek
Event 8
$400 Monster Stack
$100,000 Guaranteed

Entries: 547
Prize Pool: $180,510
February 13-14, 2019

Justin Harvell

(Coconut Creek, FL) — Justin Harvell knows a little something about getting deep in World Series of Poker Circuit events and now the grinder can call himself a WSOPC Monster Stack champion. This was his eleventh WSOPC final table and those produced three runner-up finishes including a second-place result in this tournament last February.

Harvell was not able to break through in 2018 but now he is the proud owner of a WSOPC ring after defeating a field of 547 entries.

“I’m just so happy,” Harvell said after the win. “That’s the main thing. I’m just really happy I finally won and now I can build up from here.”

The Monster Stack was one of the biggest tournaments on the schedule and the $400 buy-in tournament never had a problem getting to the $100,000 Guarantee when the 547 entries pushed the prize pool over $180,000.

The last 63 spots were paid and they hit the money bubble shortly before the end of Day 1. Harvell returned for Day 2 near the bottom of the counts but dodged problems throughout the day until he began to heat up with two tables remaining.

Players continued to drop to the rail as Harvell rose to the chip lead and made the final table with 5.7 of the 16.4 million chips in play. He used his big stack to pressure his opponents and they were never able to put a big dent in his lead.

Harvell was responsible for five of the final table eliminations including Alan Wentz to lock up the title with a timely turned full house. Wentz battled back from less than one small blind late and took home $23,446 for his time.

Harvell happily collected his first WSOP Circuit ring along with $37,914.

Monster Stack final table results:

1st: Justin Harvell – $37,914 + WSOP Circuit Ring
2nd: Alan Wentz – $23,446
3rd: Brandon Miller – $17,145
4th: Scott Jordan – $12,722
5th: Martin Borras – $9,572
6th: Cesar Fuentes – $7,302
7th: Ben Sriqiu – $5,646
8th: Voitto Rintala – $4,426
9th: Craig Wentz – $3,516
10th: Tim Kotocavage – $2,830

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Monster Stack: Justin Harvell Defeats Alan Wentz for His First Ring

$400 Monster Stack
$100,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 33: 80,000/160,000 with a 20,000 ante

Justin Harvell

Unlike much of Day 2, the final hand of the tournament did not put all the chips in the middle preflop. Justin Harvell and Alan Wentz saw a flop of 8h6h4h before Wentz got his 2,650,000 stack in good (at that point).

Wentz: 9h7h
Harvell: 8c6c

They both hit huge heads-up hands with Wentz ahead with his flopped flush versus eights up for Harvell. It was immediate bad news for Wentz when the 8d turn gave Harvell the full house.

Wentz had two outs for his open-ended straight flush draw but the board and tournament finished after the 4d to put an end to the Monster Stack. It was a great late run for Wentz who found himself with less than small blind with a dozen players still in the game.

Wentz earned $23,446 for his runner-up finish while Harvell walked away with $37,914 and his first WSOP Circuit ring.

1st: Justin Harvell – $37,914 + WSOP Circuit Ring
2nd: Alan Wentz – $23,446

Alan Wentz

Monster Stack: Heads-Up Underway

$400 Monster Stack
$100,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 33: 80,000/160,000 with a 20,000 ante
Players Remaining: 2 of 547

Justin Harvell (left) versus Alan Wentz (right)

The WSOP Circuit ring hit the final table and the heads-up match is underway between Alan Wentz and chip leader Justin Harvell.

Seat 2: Justin Harvell – 13,560,000 (85 bb)
Seat 4: Alan Wentz – 2,850,000 (18 bb)

Remaining payouts:

1st: $37,914 + WSOP Circuit Ring
2nd: $23,446

Monster Stack: Brandon Miller – 3rd Place ($17,145)

$400 Monster Stack
$100,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 33: 80,000/160,000 with a 20,000 ante
Players Remaining: 2 of 547

Brandon Miller

Alan Wentz folded his button, Brandon Miller raised to 350,000 from the small blind, and Justin Harvell put him all in from the big. After a couple minutes, Miller called at risk for ~2,700,000.

Harvell: KdQs
Miller: AsTd

Miller was looking good for his turn to double but Harvell took the lead on the Ks9h7d flop. The 5d turn and 2c river completed the board and Miller hit the exit in third place.

Justin Harvell – 13,560,000 (85 bb)
Brandon Miller – Eliminated in 3rd Place ($17,145)

Monster Stack: Alan Wentz Doubles Through Justin Harvell

$400 Monster Stack
$100,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 33: 80,000/160,000 with a 20,000 ante
Players Remaining: 3 of 547

Brandon Miller folded his button and Justin Harvell moved all in. He had Alan Wentz covered and he called for 1,085,000.

Wentz: KsJc
Harvell: Kc9s

They both paired the Kd8d5c flop and Harvell called for a chop. The board finished Ac turn and Ts river to give Wentz the needed double.

Alan Wentz – 2,290,000 (14 bb)
Justin Harvell – 10,750,000 (67 bb)

Monster Stack: Scott Jordan – 4th Place ($12,722)

$400 Monster Stack
$100,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 33: 80,000/160,000 with a 20,000 ante
Players Remaining: 3 of 547

Scott Jordan

Scott Jordan blinded down to 555,000 and moved all in under the gun. Brandon Miller and Justin Harvell folded before Alan Wentz called.

Wentz: Kc9c
Jordan: Js4s

Jordan had a chance to double, both paired the Kd4c3s flop, but Wentz retained the lead. Neither the 8c turn nor the 2s river helped and Jordan was eliminated in fourth place.

Alan Wentz – 2,450,000 (15 bb)
Scott Jordan – Eliminated in 4th Place ($12,722)

Monster Stack: Level Up Counts

$400 Monster Stack
$100,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 33: 80,000/160,000 with a 20,000 ante
Players Remaining: 4 of 547

There has been very little action over the last 30 minutes and change. Justin Harvell continues to lead big while Scott Jordan is the has the shortest stack.

Seat 1: Brandon Miller – 2,390,000 (15 bb)
Seat 2: Justin Harvell – 9,900,000 (62 bb)
Seat 4: Alan Wentz – 2,800,000 (18 bb)
Seat 5: Scott Jordan – 1,330,000 (8 bb)

Remaining payouts:

1st: $37,914 + WSOP Circuit Ring
2nd: $23,446
3rd: $17,145
4th: $12,722

Monster Stack: Martin Borras – 5th Place ($9,572)

$400 Monster Stack
$100,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 32: 60,000/120,000 with a 20,000 ante
Players Remaining: 4 of 547

Martin Borras

Scott Jordan folded under the gun and Martin Borras moved all in for 220,000. Brandon Miller called on the button and Justin Harvell raised to 900,000 from the small blind. Alan Wentz folded his big and Miller abandoned his hand.

Harvell: Ad6h
Borras: Kd8h

Borras was live but Harvell slammed the door on the AhAc2s flop. The board finished Qs turn and 3s river to send Borras out in fifth place.

Borras had a nice run after nearly going out before the money. He found a short stack quadruple late when his eights turned a set against two big slicks and pocket queens.

Justin Harvell – 8,500,000 (71 bb)
Martin Borras – Eliminated in 5th Place ($9,572)

Monster Stack: Break Time Counts

$400 Monster Stack
$100,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 32: 60,000/120,000 with a 20,000 ante
Players Remaining: 5 of 547

The five remaining players took another break from the game and will return with Justin Harvell still in control.

Seat 1: Brandon Miller – 2,770,000 (23 bb)
Seat 2: Justin Harvell – 8,215,000 (68 bb)
Seat 4: Alan Wentz – 3,325,000 (28 bb)
Seat 5: Scott Jordan – 1,605,000 (13 bb)
Seat 9: Martin Borras – 495,000 (4 bb)

Remaining payouts:

1st: $37,914 + WSOP Circuit Ring
2nd: $23,446
3rd: $17,145
4th: $12,722
5th: $9,572

Monster Stack: Cesar Fuentes – 6th Place ($7,302)

$400 Monster Stack
$100,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 31: 50,000/100,000 with a 10,000 ante
Players Remaining: 5 of 547

Cesar Fuentes

Cesar Fuentes made a move to double up after Martin Borras pulled it off and he was at risk for ~625,000 against Justin Harvell.

Harvell: Ac8d
Fuentes: QhTh

Fuentes was live with his suited cards and took the lead on the Tc7d3d flop.

“A diamond for a sweat,” Harvell asked.

The 8s turn was not a diamond but it put Harvell on the way to trip eights when the river finished 8d river.

Harvell apologized to Fuentes and Borras thanked Harvell for the ladder up.

Justin Harvell – 6,200,000 (62 bb)
Cesar Fuentes – Eliminated in 6th Place ($7,302)