2020 WSOP Main Event partypoker US Network Online Series
Event #5: €1,100 MONSTER STACK No-Limit Hold'em
Event #5: €1,100 MONSTER STACK No-Limit Hold'em
Day 1a Completed

Quan Zhou Leads Day 1A of Event #5: €1,100 MONSTER STACK No-Limit Hold'em

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Quan Zhou Day 1A chipleader
Quan Zhou Day 1A chipleader

The opening flight of Event #5: €1,100 MONSTER STACK No-Limit Hold'em has drawn to a close with just 30 players making it through to Day 2. Quan Zhou bagged the largest stack with 519,500 chips, more than 12 times the starting stack.

After hiding under a blanket for the better part of the day, Zhou finally heated up in the last couple hands of the night. The Chinese poker pro collided with Eemil Tuominen in what would be a pot of around 500,000 chips and Zhou had the best of it. The board read {k-Spades}{q-Spades}{j-Spades}{4-Diamonds}{4-Clubs} and all of the chips went in the middle on the river. Zhou flipped over {10-Spades}{9-Spades} for a straight flush which eliminated Tuominen and gave Zhou the chip lead.

Zhou has racked up the majority of his career tournament cashes in Macau but has recently been making some stops in Europe. His largest cash to date came in 2017 for $469,009 in Macau with his total career earnings currently sitting at nearly $1.9 million.

Jaroslav Peter and Michal Mrakes will also be happy with their performance today after bagging 397,000 and 389,000 respectively. Pete Chen finished the day with 244,500 after nearly eliminating Ting Ho on the last hand of the night. Ho flopped top pair in a three-bet pot but Chen hit a set of threes. Chen doubled up, leaving Ho with just 5,500 chips and she chose to surrender her stack and play again tomorrow.

Pete Chen
Pete Chen

The last entry of the day was Chris Ferguson who strolled in during level 12. Ferguson quickly put his chips to work and managed to run up his stack to 168,000. Ferguson, who already has six bracelets to his name, was the only former WSOP bracelet winner to move on to Day 2.

The day began with less than 50 players taking their seats but that number quickly escalated as the levels progressed. With late registration open until the end of the 12th level, a total of 148 players made their way to the tables for Day 1A. Some of the notables that will be forced to enter again after failing to find a bag include Allen Kessler, Martin Kabrhel, Shaun Deeb, Jeff Madsen, Cord Garcia, Dutch Boyd, Manig Loeser, Jan Mach, and Asi Moshe.

These players and more will have another shot at moving on to Day 2 when Day 1B fires up tomorrow at 3:00 PM local time. The PokerNews live reporting team will once again be on the tournament floor to bring you all of the live updates from start to finish.

2018 WSOPE Monster Stack Schedule

DayDateStarting TimeLate RegEntriesSurvivorsFurther Information
1AThursday, October 18th15:00~00:2514830Play 14 levels of 40 minutes
1BFriday, October 19th15:00~00:25TBATBAPlay 14 levels of 40 minutes
1CSaturday, October 20th15:00~00:25TBATBAPlay 14 levels of 40 minutes
2Sunday, October 21st14:00-TBATBALevel duration increases to 60 minutes
3Monday, October 22ndTBD-TBATBAPlay down to a champion

Tags: Allen KesslerAsi MosheChris FergusonCord GarciaDutch BoydEemil TuominenJan MachJaroslav PeterJeff MadsenManig LoeserMartin KabrhelMichal MrakesPete ChenQuan ZhouShaun DeebTing Ho

End-of-Day Chip Counts (full)

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Quan Zhou cn 519,500 10,500
Jaroslav Peter cz 397,000 -13,000
Michal Mrakes cz 389,000 147,000
Volodymyr Kernytskyi ua 378,000 76,000
Matous Houzvicek cz 319,000 27,500
Roman Svab CZ 294,000 194,000
Pete Chen tw 244,500 101,500
Jesper Hansen dk 236,500 3,500
Henrik Brockmann de 225,500 10,500
Chin Wei Lim my 221,000 -109,000
Guillaume Diaz fr 219,500 34,500
Mikko Hirvonen fi 202,000 -33,000
Xixiang Luo cn 194,000 54,000
Vojtech Skalak cz 183,000 33,000
Apostolos Chatzopoulos gr 181,000
Danny Tang hk 180,500 90,500
Alexandros Kedikoglou GR 173,500 -72,500
Chris Ferguson us 168,000 -19,000
Michal Lubas pl 156,500 17,500
Bharath Janardhan in 126,500 -83,500
David Hudson gb 120,000 20,000
Sterling Savill us 118,500 -43,500
Luca Sebastiani it 117,500 -132,500
Lukas Klima CZ 88,000
Aaron Duczak ca 86,500 -13,500

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Play Has Concluded for the Day

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The action on all four tables have concluded and players are bagging up their chips. A full list of chip counts and a recap for the day will be posted shortly.

Zhou Eliminates Tuominen for the Chip Lead

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The board read {j-Spades}{q-Spades}{k-Spades}{4-Diamonds}{4-Clubs} and Eemil Tuominen had checked his big blind, Quan Zhou shoved from mid-position and Tuominen called after a while.

"Flush?" Tuominen asked Zhou.

Zhou flipped over {10-Spades}{9-Spades} for the flopped straight flush. Tuominen nodded and got up from his seat, the dealer turned over {k-Diamonds}{j-Clubs} for Tuominen to show he had flopped two pair. This pot catapulted Zhou into the chip lead for tonight with only a few more hands left to play.

Quan Zhou cn 509,000 292,500
Eemil Tuominen fi Busted

Tags: Eemil TuominenQuan Zhou

Houzvicek Scores a Double Elimination

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Matous Houzvicek
Matous Houzvicek

Three players got all of their chips in the middle preflop and it was Szabolcs Mayer with the shortest stack of around 25,000. Maria Lampropulos had just over 100,000 chips while Matous Houzvicek had both players covered.

Matous Houzvicek: {a-Spades}{j-Clubs}
Maria Lampropulos: {10-Hearts}{10-Clubs}
Szabolcs Mayer: {10-Spades}{10-Diamonds}

Lampropulos and Mayer shared the same pair while Houzvicek was looking to pair one of his overcards. The flop of {7-Clubs}{7-Diamonds}{6-Spades} left the pocket tens in the lead and the {5-Diamonds} on the turn changed nothing. However, the {a-Hearts} on the river gave Houzvicek the best hand as he scored a double elimination.

Matous Houzvicek cz 291,500 129,000
Maria Lampropulos ar Busted
Szabolcs Mayer hu Busted

Tags: Maria LampropulosMatous HouzvicekSzabolcs Mayer

Four More Hands

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The tournament clock has been stopped and four more hands need to be played before the remaining players can bag and tag their chips for Day 2, Sunday, October 21, which will start at 2 PM local time.

Hansen Counterfeits Loeser

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Manig Loeser
Manig Loeser

The cards were all face-up on the table with Manig Loeser having all of his 110,000 chips in the middle. He was up against Jesper Hansen on his left with the board reading {9-Clubs}{6-Clubs}{5-Hearts}{a-Clubs}{a-Hearts}.

It appeared that all of the chips got in the middle before the river with Loeser holding {6-Diamonds}{5-Clubs} and Hansen with {k-Spades}{k-Hearts}. Loeser was ahead with two pair but the running aces were helpful for Hansen as he made a bigger two pair to send Loeser to the rail in the last level of the night.

Jesper Hansen dk 233,000 133,000
Manig Loeser de Busted

Tags: Jesper HansenManig Loeser

Kernytskyi Gets a Fold

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The board read {3-Clubs}{10-Diamonds}{3-Hearts}{q-Diamonds}{j-Spades} with 48,500 in the middle.

Luiz Antonio Duarte Ferreira Filho had checked in the big blind and Volodymyr Kernytskyi bet 26,000 which sent Ferreira Filho into the tank. After a while, he folded to let the pot go Kernytskyi's way.

Jaroslav Peter cz 410,000 5,000
Volodymyr Kernytskyi ua 302,000 8,800
Frank Koopmann de 253,000 84,500
Henrik Brockmann de 215,000 215,000
Chris Ferguson us 187,000 187,000
Ting Ho us 115,000 5,000
Luiz Antonio Duarte Ferreira Filho BR 70,000 70,000
Yang Zhang cn 42,000 -48,000
Muhammad Tharani pk 32,000 32,000

Tags: Luiz Antonio Duarte Ferreira FilhoVolodymyr Kernytskyi