Monster Stack: Robert Cheung – 5th Place ($18,367)

$400 Monster Stack NLH (Re-Entry)
$200,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 36:  200,000/400,000 with a 400,000 ante
Players Remaining:  4 of 1,371

Serge Dergham
Serge Dergham

With the blinds still at 150,000-300,000 (300,000 ante), Chastity Fowler-Lee and Serge Dergham saw a flop of Js7c3d with about 1.5 million already in the pot.

Fowler-Lee bet 1,500,000 from the big blind, Dergham moved all in under the gun for 2,275,000, and Fowler-Lee called with As9s for ace high. Dergham turned over AhKd for ace high with a king kicker, and he needed his hand to hold to stay alive.

The turn card was the 8h, the river card was the 6h, and Dergham won the pot with his king kicker to double up in chips.

Serge Dergham  –  6,000,000  (20 bb)
Chastity Fowler-Lee  –  5,200,000  (17 bb)

Robert Cheung
Robert Cheung

Shortly after the blinds increased to 200,000-400,000 (400,000 ante), chipleader Kevin Ho raised from the button to 1,000,000, Robert Cheung moved all in from the small blind for 4,300,000, and Ho asked for an exact count before he called.

Cheung said, “I have a pair. I hope you don’t have a pair.”

Cheung showed 5s5c, and Ho turned over 6s6d. Cheung needed to improve to stay alive.

The board came QcJh9c10s9d, and the pocket sixes held up for Ho to win the pot and eliminate Cheung in fifth place.

Kevin Ho  –  19,900,000  (50 bb)
Robert Cheung  –  Eliminated in 5th Place  ($18,367)

With four players remaining, the average chip stack is about 10,275,000 (26 big blinds), and the next player to bust will earn $24,227.