|Aug 22 - 26, 2018||
No Limit Hold'em - EPT National (Event #4)
Quan Zhou is one of the more successful poker players hailing from China. He started playing in the live circuit in 2011 but within 3 years, he was able to bag the 2014 Asia Pacific Poker Tournament (APPT) High Roller Event in Seoul, taking home USD$75,459 for 1st place.
The following month of the same year, Zhou came up 1 step shy of first place at the APPT High Roller Event in Macau, taking 2nd place for USD$164,435. Continuing his streak in the High Roller Events for that year, Zhou once again made final table at the Macau Poker Cup (MPC) finishing 6th for USD$40,122.
The year 2015 was not as eventful for Zhou. For this year, Zhou kept a consistent performance in his participation of live events but it did not product any significant winnings.
The following year of 2016, however, was a totally different story. He started the year off by being the runner-up at the Macau Millions Main Event held in January 2016. For this event, he had cash earnings worth USD$90,201. In March, he made significant a cash earnings at the APPT 10 High Roller Re-entry Event, placing 3rd and winning USD$120,144. Unstoppable, in May, he ventured out of Asia and made 18th place at the European Poker Tour (EPT) High Roller Event in Monte Carlo taking home USD$77,073. The rest of the year, Zhou traveled within Asia, to Europe and to the United States, joining numerous live tournaments and exhibiting his prowess in the game of poker by consistently finishing In-the-Money.
The year 2017 had seen his biggest cash earnings to date. In April 2017, Zhou was victorious at the HK$ 200,000 + 6,000 No Limit Hold’em Event at the PokerStars Championship Macau, winning for himself a whopping USD$469,009. In August, he flew to Spain to attend the PokerStars Championship Barcelona where he cashed in 2 High Roller events – the € 25,500 No Limit Hold’em – 8 Handed Event for USD$238,502 and the € 10,300 No Limit Hold’em Event for USD$107,733.
Quan Zhou definitely shines at the High Roller scene. And as the year is not yet over, the world is definitely going to see more of Zhou in the most expensive and most prestigious final tables the world has to offer.
Cover photo by Long Guan Courtesy of PokerStars