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Monster Stack: J.P. Kolb Earns His First WSOP Circuit Ring

2019 September WSOP Circuit
Seminole Casino Coconut  Creek
Event 6
$400 Monster Stack NLH (Re-Entry)
$100,000 Guaranteed
Entries: 711
Prize Pool: $234,630
September 24-26, 2019

J.P. Kolb, Monster Stack champion

The WSOP Circuit series went into Main Event weekend with a big multi-flight tournament. The $400 buy-in Monster Stack drew 711 entries, our biggest ever this tournament, and it more than doubled its $100,000 Guantee to creat a prize pool worth 234,630. At a tough final table, J.P. Kolb came from behind to win the title for his first WSOP Circuit ring along with $43,742.

“It feels great,” Kolb said after the win. “All my friends get on me for not having any jewelry. Now I can show them my ring.”

Day 2 has 58 players returning with a chance for the title including Mark Dube holding a huge lead on the field. The tournament quickly played down towards the final table and Dube was still in the mix but he fell in seventh place.

SHRP regular Matthew Yorra and Joseph Cox began the final table with the chip lead but Yorra gradually pulled ahead of everyone else as players dropped around him.

Yorra and Kolb began heads up play with Yorra holding a huge chip advantage. But it did not last long with Kolb doubling into the lead early in the match for the ring. Yorra worked his way back contention but it was a cooler to end it when Kolb’s aces held against Yorra’s flush draw with AsQs.

Yorra took home $27,034 for his runner-up finish while Kolb was happy with his success. The Louisiana grinder is making his first trip to Seminole Casino Coconut Creek and this was his first tournament. It’s a great way to start his weekend as he heads into the Main Event on Friday.

Monster Stack final table results:

1st: J.P Kolb – $43,742 + WSOP Circuit ring
2nd: Matthew Yorra – $27,034
3rd: Scott Baumstein – $19,527
4th: Jonathan Shapiro – $14,315
5th: Joseph Cox – $10,654
6th: Bryce McVay – $8,050
7th: Mark Dube – $6,178
8th: Jerry Wong – $4,817
9th: Fred White – $3,816
10th: Javier Sarache – $3,073

Complete Monster Stack results

Monster Stack: J.P. Kolb Defeats Matthew Yorra for the Title

$400 Monster Stack NLH (Re-Entry)
$100,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 33: 100,000/200,000 with a 200,000 ante

J.P. Kolb

J.P. Kolb opened to 700,000 from the button and Matthew Yorra raised to 2,100,000. Kolb announced all in and Yorra quickly called for ~8,100,000.

“Oh no,” Yorra said when he saw Kolb’s hand. “Come on spades.”

Kolb: AhAc
Yorra: AsQs

Yorra asked for spades and found two on the AdTs5s flop. Kolb was still ahead with his set of aces and Yorra was given no more spades on the 2h turn or 4d river. Kolb closed out the Monster Stack and earned $43,742 while Yorra walked away with $27,034 for second.

1st: J.P Kolb – $43,742 + WSOP Circuit ring
2nd: Matthew Yorra – $27,034

Matthew Yorra

Monster Stack: J.P Kolb Takes from Matthew Yorra

$400 Monster Stack NLH (Re-Entry)
$100,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 32: 80,000/160,000 with a 160,000 ante
Players Remaining: 2 of 711

Matthew Yorra battled back to nearly even up the match before another big hand. Yorra opened to 400,000 from the button and Kolb called to see the Ah9s5c flop. Kolb checked, Yorra bet 450,000 and Kolb called. The turn was 5h, both players checked, and the river was 7c.

Kolb bet 900,000 and Yorra thought for a minute before tossing in a calling chip. Kolb tabled 8c6d for the nine-high straight and Yorra mucked the big pot to Kolb.

J.P. Kolb – 14,100,000 (88 bb)
Matthew Yorra – 7,250,000 (45 bb)

Monster Stack: J.P. Kolb Doubles Through Matthew Yorra

$400 Monster Stack NLH (Re-Entry)
$100,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 31: 60,000/120,000 with a 120,000 ante
Players Remaining: 2 of 711

Matthew Yorra (left) versus J.P. Kolb (right)

Early in heads-up action with the board reading 5d3c2s7d, Matthew Yorra put J.P. Kolb all in and he called for 5,905,000.

Kolb: 6d4h
Yorra: AxQx

Kolb flopped a six-high straight, improved to a seven-high straight on the turn, and swapped the lead after the 5h river.

J.P. Kolb – 14,155,000 (118 bb)
Matthew Yorra – 7,175,000 (60 bb)

Monster Stack: Scott Baumstein – 3rd Place ($19,527)

$400 Monster Stack NLH (Re-Entry)
$100,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 31: 60,000/120,000 with a 120,000 ante
Players Remaining: 2 of 711

Scott Baumstein

There was little action over the first part of Level 31 but it picked up late with a lot of three- and four-betting. Then Matthew Yorra opened to 275,000 from the button and Scott Baumstein moved all in for 3,680,000 from the small blind. J.P. Kolb folded the big blind and Yorra thought for two minutes. He called and Baumstein was at risk.

Yorra: 5c5d
Baumstein: 3c3s

Baumstein was dominated, Yorra flopped a set, but added an open-ended straight draw on the 5h4s2s board. The 8s turn gave Baumstein even more outs but he blanked the Jc river to exit in third place.

Matthew Yorra – 15,750,000 (131 bb)
Scott Baumstein – Eliminated in 3rd Place ($19,527)

Monster Stack: Break Time Counts

$400 Monster Stack NLH (Re-Entry)
$100,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 31: 60,000/120,000 with a 120,000 ante
Players Remaining: 3 of 711

The three remaining players took a short break after Level 30 and cards are back in the air with Matthew Yorra holding a huge lead.

Seat 3: Matthew Yorra – 14,300,000 (119 bb)
Seat 5: Scott Baumstein – 3,900,000 (33 bb)
Seat 8: J.P. Kolb – 3,100,000 (26 bb)

Remaining payouts:

1st: $43,742 + WSOP Circuit ring
2nd: $27,034
3rd: $19,527

Monster Stack: Jonathan Shapiro – 4th Place ($14,315)

$400 Monster Stack NLH (Re-Entry)
$100,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 30: 50,000/100,000 with a 100,000 ante
Players Remaining: 3 of 711

Jonathan Shapiro

In a four-way family pot, the flop came Tc9d4h and Jonathan Shapiro shoved for 845,000 from the small blind. Matthew Yorra called in the big blind, Scott Baumstein and J.P. Kolb folded.

Yorra: Kh9h
Shapiro: QsJd

Yorra was ahead with middle pair and Shapiro had an open-ended straight draw. The 5s turn and Th river were no help and Shapiro was eliminated on the last hand before the break.

Matthew Yorra – 14,300,000 (143 bb)
Jonathan Shapiro – Eliminated in 4th Place ($14,315)

Monster Stack: Updated Counts

$400 Monster Stack NLH (Re-Entry)
$100,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 30: 50,000/100,000 with a 100,000 ante
Players Remaining: 4 of 711

Action slowed after Joseph Cox was eliminated as Matthew Yorra extended a big lead at the four-handed final table. They will play out Level 30 and take another break.

Seat 1: Jonathan Shapiro – 2,800,000 (28 bb)
Seat 3: Matthew Yorra – 11,900,000 (119 bb)
Seat 5: Scott Baumstein – 2,500,000 (25 bb)
Seat 8: J.P. Kolb – 4,100,000 (41 bb)

Remaining payouts:

1st: $43,742 + WSOP Circuit ring
2nd: $27,034
3rd: $19,527
4th: $14,315

Monster Stack: J.P. Kolb Doubles Through Scott Baumstein

$400 Monster Stack NLH (Re-Entry)
$100,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 29: 40,000/80,000 with a 60,000 ante
Players Remaining: 4 of 711

Scott Baumstein called in the small blind, J.P. Kolp limped his big and the flop came 8s5d4d. Baumstein checked, Kolb bet 175,000 and Baumstein called to see the 5h turn. Baumstein bet 225,000 and Kolb raised to 600,000. Baumstein announced all in and Kolb called at risk for 2,070,000.

Kolb: Jc5s – trip fives
Baumstein: Td7d – diamond and gutshot draw

Kolb was ahead and faded the Kc river to double up.

J.P. Kolb – 4,690,000 (59 bb)
Scott Baumstein – 1,905,000 (24 bb)

Monster Stack: Joseph Cox – 5th Place ($10,654)

$400 Monster Stack NLH (Re-Entry)
$100,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 29: 40,000/80,000 with a 60,000 ante
Players Remaining: 4 of 711

Joseph Cox

Joseph Cox open-shoved for 1,810,000 from under the gun and Matthew Yorra called in the big blind after confirming the count.

Yorra: 5s5c
Cox: AdJh

Yorra was ahead with the five and Cox could not find a save on the Ts8s6h5dTc board to exit in fifth place.

Matthew Yorra – 7,990,000 (100 bb)
Joseph Cox – Eliminated in 5th Place ($10,654)