Welcome to Event #5: €1,100 MONSTER STACK No-Limit Hold’em which kicks off at 3 PM local time with Day 1A here in the splendid King’s Casino in Rozvadov, Czech Republic. Three bracelets have already been awarded over the past week, who will be the next one?
Fourteen levels of 40 minutes each are scheduled for each of the three starting flights with a 40-minute dinner break after Level 6 which will be around 7:20 PM. Late registration is possible until the end of the break after Level 12 so it will close at approximately 00:25 AM due to the reduced duration of the dinner break and normal breaks. Players can only reenter in one of the next flights with a maximum of three entries per player. After every three levels or when color-ups need to take place, a 15-minute break will take place.
Oleksandr Shcherbak is the defending champion who won €117,708 last year by defeating the 561-strong field that was attracted by the Monster Stack. With a guaranteed prize pool of €500,000, the expectation is that this year will do just as well. Other notables that cashed last year and are expected to jump in include Viliyan Petleshkov, Carlo Savinelli, Rene Crha, Micky Blasi, Jan Bendik, Avi Hamo, Allen Kessler, and Jakob Miegel.
Shaun Deeb, Cord Garcia, Xixiang Luo, Michael Soyza, Rex Clinkscales, and many others are also expected to join the field over the next few days.
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2018 WSOPE Monster Stack Schedule
|Day||Date||Starting Time||Late Reg||Entries||Survivors||Further Information|
|1A||Thursday October 18th||15:00||~00:25||tba||tba||Play 14 levels of 40 minutes|
|1B||Friday October 19th||15:00||~00:25||tba||tba||Play 14 levels of 40 minutes|
|1C||Saturday October 20th||15:00||~00:25||tba||tba||Play 14 levels of 40 minutes|
|2||Sunday October 21st||14:00||-||tba||tba||Level duration increases to 60 minutes|
|3||Monday October 22nd||TBD||-||tba||tba||Play down to a champion|
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