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WSOPC #4: $800 Monster Stack No-Limit Hold'em
Days:
1

Event Info

Prize Pool $1,060,200
Players 1395

Level Info

Level 45
Blinds 500,000 / 1,000,000
Ante 125,000

Players Info - Day 1

Players Left 1
Entries 1395
WSOPC #4: $800 Monster Stack No-Limit Hold'em
Day 1 Completed

Sihao "Mr_3rdBullet" Zhang Wins $140,472 With 3 Bullets in WSOPC #4: $800 Monster Stack No-Limit Hold'em

poolshir • Level 45: 500,000-1,000,000, 125,000 ante
Sihao Zhang
Sihao Zhang

Sihao "Mr_3rdBullet" Zhang honored his username on GGPoker as it took him three bullets to take WSOPC #4: $800 Monster Stack No-Limit Hold'em down for $140,472 by defeating "Andrew Xu" heads-up in a 1,395-strong field. The $1,000,000 guaranteed prize pool attracted 934 unique players who reentered 461 times to get to a total prize purse of $1,060,200.

This win here today takes Zhang to almost $500,000 in tournament winnings on just GGPoker and those results eclipse his live results according to The Hendon Mob as those accumulate to just over $42,000. Zhang started the final table with the chip lead after taking out Guillaume Nolet in tenth place and displayed an impressive performance to also close the tournament out with the win.

GGPoker WSOPC Event #4: $800 Monster Stack Final Table Results

PlaceWinnerCountryPrize (in USD)
1Sihao "Mr_3rdBullet" ZhangLuxembourg$140,472
2”Andrew Xu”China$105,339
3Maicon "21_Pirlo" GasperinBrazil$78,993
4Wei ZhaoChina$59,236
5"Pur3WiT"Andorra$44,421
6"Promoking"United Kingdom$33,311
7"Kevin Pu"China$24,980
8David "Edeskie" CowlingCanada$18,732
9Seungmook "7high" JungSouth Korea$14,047

Today's Action

The day started with fewer than 300 players who could benefit from the Early Bird-feature during the bubble where they would be protected if they were to get eliminated. Many more players joined the field in the hours that followed and when the registration and reentry period closed, only 515 players out of 1,395 entries were left to battle it out for a spot in the top 233 as they would get paid at least $1,394.

It would take 75 minutes before it was time for the bubble. Daniel "Rock Pitbull" Bertoldi fell to Christian Jeppsson, Martin Pineiro busted to Arthur "meiiYunqi" Conan, but Pratik "shreeOHM" Patel would become the actual bubble boy when he shoved with aces on the deuce-jack-six flop with the nut-flush draw too. He was looked up by Jian "hangren" Shi who had flopped top pair and rivered two with the queen-jack in their hand. Pineiro was the only one who got his buy-in compensated as he was there before the start of the tournament.

Martin Pineiro
Martin Pineiro was protected during the bubble

The pace of eliminations didn't let up at all until the final table had been reached three hours after the bubble had burst. Many familiar names cashed but didn't make it through to the final nine. Players like Joaquin Melogno, Marc-Andre Ladouceur, Bert Stevens, Bryan Paris, Timo "omaha4lolz" Kamphues, Jans Arends, Joe "DietrichFats" Serock, Vincent "Peleus34" Li, and Erik "amourbri" Peters all busted before getting to that all-important last table.

Nolet ran his ace-queen into the tens of Zhang for the latter, Maicon "21_Pirlo" Gasperin, and "Promoking" to be the only players on the final table to have more than 20 big blinds to use. What followed was a bunch of double-ups of the short stacks but Zhang remained in the lead. It was Seungmook "7high" Jung who would be first to fall victim to Zhang at this stage. David "Edeskie" Cowling was next to go when he ran his ace-six into the ace-queen of "Promoking".

David Cowling
David Cowling finished in eighth place for $18,732

A few more double-ups later, "Kevin Pu" was gone thanks to Gasperin. But Zhang would then take out "Promoking" in sixth, "Pur3WiT" in fifth, and Wei Zhao in fourth place to take even bigger chips as he now held 60% of the chips in play. "Andrew Xu" was the shorter stack but first doubled through Zhang and again through Gasperin before the latter fell in third place to Zhang when he ran his ace-eight into the jack-seven of Zhang. The jack on the turn got the tournament to the heads-up stage.

The heads-up battle didn't last long as "Andrew Xu" picked up a few pots in a row without a turn card on the board before they called the three-bet shove of Zhang with pocket queens. Zhang held ace-eight to flop a pair and turn trips to claim the win in the end.

This concludes the coverage of this tournament but the PokerNews live reporting team will be back on Sunday, December 20 to bring you coverage of WSOPC #5: $600 Pot-Limit Omaha and Day 2 of WSOPC #6: $170 Mini Main Event, $2M Gtd. so make sure to return for all the action.

2020 WSOP Winter Online Circuit Winners so Far

Event #Event NameBuy-InPrize PoolEntriesWinnerTop Prize
1BIG $50$50$1,439,38631,291Aleksey "ImLuckPads" Savenkov$168,810
2Super MILLION$$10,300$5,110,000511Joaquin Melogno$636,072
3Deepstack NLHE Championship$3,000$1,436,400504Christian Jeppsson$244,202
4Monster Stack NLHE$800$1,060,2001,395Sihao "Mr_3rdBullet" Zhang$140,472

"Andrew Xu" Eliminated in 2nd Place ($105,339)

poolshir • Level 45: 500,000-1,000,000, 125,000 ante
Andrew Xu Eliminated in 2nd Place
Andrew Xu Eliminated in 2nd Place

Sihao "Mr_3rdBullet" Zhang limped in from the button and "Andrew Xu" raised to 2,485,000 for Zhang to three-bet shove. "Andrew Xu" called for the remaining 17,009,008 after having picked up a few pots in row preflop.

"Andrew Xu": {q-Hearts}{q-Diamonds}
Sihao "Mr_3rdBullet" Zhang: {a-Clubs}{8-Hearts}

The flop came {8-Diamonds}{4-Hearts}{j-Clubs} for Zhang to hit a pair but for "Andrew Xu" to stay ahead with the pocket pair of queens.

The turn was the {8-Clubs} for Zhang to improve to trips to leap ahead.

The river completed the board with the {5-Clubs} to not change things to secure the win and $140,472 for Zhang while "Andrew Xu" walks away with as the runner-up and $105,339.

A recap of today's action is to follow.

Sihao "Mr_3rdBullet" Zhang lu 69,750,000 11,506,508
Andrew Xu CN Busted

Maicon "21_Pirlo" Gasperin Eliminated in 3rd Place ($78,993)

zedmaster84 • Level 45: 500,000-1,000,000, 125,000 ante
Maicon "21_Pirlo" Gasperin eliminated in 3rd Place
Maicon "21_Pirlo" Gasperin eliminated in 3rd Place

The first hand of the new level featured the open-shove of chip leader Sihao "Mr_3rdBullet" Zhang out of the small blind and Maicon "21_Pirlo" Gasperin called for the 9,462,658 he had behind in the big blind.

Maicon "21_Pirlo" Gasperin: {a-Hearts}{8-Clubs}
Sihao "Mr_3rdBullet" Zhang: {j-Clubs}{7-Clubs}

Nothing changed on the {q-Spades}{3-Hearts}{2-Clubs} flop but Zhang took the lead on the {j-Hearts} turn. A blank {10-Clubs} followed on the river and that spelled the end for Gasperin in 3rd place for $78,993.

Sihao "Mr_3rdBullet" Zhang lu 58,243,492 11,212,658
Andrew Xu CN 11,506,508 -1,525,000
Maicon "21_Pirlo" Gasperin BR Busted
Level:
45
Blinds:
500,000/1,000,000
Ante:
125,000

"Andrew Xu" Holds With the Higher Kicker to Double

poolshir • Level 44: 400,000-800,000, 100,000 ante
Andrew Xu doubles through Gasperin
Andrew Xu doubles through Gasperin

"Andrew Xu" shoved from the button for 6,165,754 and Maicon "21_Pirlo" Gasperin called in the big blind.

"Andrew Xu": {a-Spades}{8-Spades}
Maicon "21_Pirlo" Gasperin: {a-Clubs}{4-Diamonds}

"Andrew Xu" was ahead with the higher kicker but as the board ran out {2-Clubs}{7-Diamonds}{q-Diamonds}{3-Clubs} to the turn, Gaspering picked up the straight draw. However, the river completed the board with the {j-Diamonds} for "Andrew Xu" to secure the double-up.

Sihao "Mr_3rdBullet" Zhang lu 47,030,834 5,385,000
Andrew Xu CN 13,031,508 2,550,754
Maicon "21_Pirlo" Gasperin BR 9,687,658 -7,935,754
Level:
44
Blinds:
400,000/800,000
Ante:
100,000

Zhang Pulls Further Ahead; Loses One Showdown

zedmaster84 • Level 43: 350,000-700,000, 85,000 ante

The chops are splashing back and forth in rapid fashion as hands are completed within a few seconds.

Sihao "Mr_3rdBullet" Zhang steamrolled through most hands to win without showdown and then folded to a three-bet jam by Maicon "21_Pirlo" Gasperin.

In a limped pot, he checked behind the {10-Diamonds}{7-Hearts}{6-Spades} flop and called a bet worth 1,241,250 by "Andrew Xu" on the {4-Hearts} turn. The {10-Spades} river was checked and "Andrew Xu" won the pot with {k-Hearts}{k-Clubs} versus {7-Spades}{2-Clubs}.

Sihao "Mr_3rdBullet" Zhang lu 41,645,834 -136,250
Maicon "21_Pirlo" Gasperin BR 17,623,412 370,000
Andrew Xu CN 10,480,754 -233,750

Two Pair for Zhang

poolshir • Level 43: 350,000-700,000, 85,000 ante

Sihao "Mr_3rdBullet" Zhang raised to 2,100,000 from the small blind and Maicon "21_Pirlo" Gasperin defended his big blind.

The flop came {j-Diamonds}{4-Diamonds}{10-Clubs}, Zhang check-called the 1,470,150 bet of Gasperin.

They both checked through the {6-Hearts} on the turn to the {10-Diamonds} on the river. They checked again. Zhang tabled the {j-Spades}{2-Clubs} for two pair to scoop the pot as Gasperin held the {a-Clubs}{2-Spades}.

Sihao "Mr_3rdBullet" Zhang lu 41,782,084 4,260,150
Maicon "21_Pirlo" Gasperin BR 17,253,412 -3,740,150
Andrew Xu CN 10,714,504 -520,000

"Andrew Xu" Doubles With Quads

zedmaster84 • Level 43: 350,000-700,000, 85,000 ante
Andrew Xu doubles through Zhang
Andrew Xu doubles through Zhang

Right after the blinds had gone up, Sihao "Mr_3rdBullet" Zhang raised to 2.1 million on the button and quickly called the shove of "Andrew Xu" for 5,314,752 in total.

"Andrew Xu": {8-Diamonds}{8-Clubs}
Sihao "Mr_3rdBullet" Zhang: {6-Hearts}{6-Diamonds}

The superior pocket pair held in style as "Andrew Xu" made quads on the {8-Hearts}{7-Diamonds}{4-Hearts}{8-Spades}{9-Diamonds} board.

Sihao "Mr_3rdBullet" Zhang lu 37,521,934 -4,274,752
Maicon "21_Pirlo" Gasperin BR 20,993,562 -435,000
Andrew Xu CN 11,234,504 4,709,752