2021 World Series of Poker Europe
Event #41: $400 COLOSSUS [Day 2], $3M GTD
Days:
23
Event #41: $400 COLOSSUS [Day 2], $3M GTD
Day 2 completed

Short-Stacked Final Table Left From 12,757 in Colossus

mnuwwarah • Level 30: 2,000,000-4,000,000, 400,000 ante
Event #41 final table
Event #41 final table

A field of nearly 2,000 Day 2 was trimmed to just nine, and it's anyone's game heading to the final table of Event #41: $400 COLOSSUS. That's because nobody has more than 33 big blinds, so while the shortest stacks are in single digits, anyone is a mini-heater away from the chip lead.

Holding the actual chip lead at this late juncture: Lithuania's Arunas "AngryGoose" Sapitavicius. Sapitavicius has less than $90K in WSOP cashes but could potentially ship many times that should he manage to close out this final table, which offers a whopping $595,930 up top plus an added $15K WSOP Europe package.

Among others still in contention: online PLO Joni Jouhkimainen and Ajay Chabra, who came very close to a bracelet in 2019 but fell heads up in the $1,500 2-7 Single Draw.

SeatPlayerCountryStackBig blinds
1Lai "fisherman90" SishengSingapore36,651,3689
2Tom "Pik00rs" DelaineMalta49,304,15412
3Ajay "Ross_Geller" ChabraCanada27,561,0796
4Ranno "RukKuRuku" SootlaEstonia77,724,69219
5Andre "hwilson22" Felipe De Medeiros FigueiredoBrazil48,203,96012
6Arunas "AngryGoose" SapitaviciusLithuania130,807,60832
7Paraskevas "Cantaloupe7" TsokaridisGreece117,977,37029
8Joni JouhkimainenFinland103,160,11725
9Agate "bonerjamz69" OseAustria44,532,68411

All of the players left appear to be seeking their first bracelets.

They all had to endure a very crazy finish to the tournament as blinds climbed higher and higher while stacks struggled to keep up. It was a whirlwind of shoves and mostly a lot of folds in response, although some of the players went through some manic swings.

Sapitavicius, for example, was in a great position late with almost 100 big blinds. However, just two poor hands saw him all in for his tournament life — a dominating spot with queens against king-queen — just a few hands later.

Another player spending a ton of time at the top of the counts was Chabra. He was seemingly in the top five for hours during the play down only to wind up at the bottom of the final-table counts after an ice-cold final hour.

Matthias Eibinger was perhaps the most notable player to make a deep run, but after getting lucky on the river once to double up, he'd ultimately fall in 14th place. Other recognizables who ran to the final few hundred included Chris "FamousJameis" Conrad, Mike McDonald, Thomas "MickeyM" Boivin, Joao Vieira, Chance Kornuth, Mark Radoja and Steven van Zadelhoff.

The remaining runners will have almost a week to study their shove charts as the final table doesn't resume until Aug. 1. Come back to PokerNews then to find out who will become the latest Colossus winner at the WSOP.

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"gymkhana1" Eliminated in 10th Place ($28,890)

• Level 30: 2,000,000-4,000,000, 400,000 ante

"AngryGoose" moved all in preflop. "gymkhana" was next to act and called the all in for the remainining 26,000,000 of their stack.

gymkhana: {a-Clubs}{j-Clubs}
AngryGoose: {a-Diamonds}{7-Spades}

gymkhana looked to be in decent shape to grab a double up but the flop came {7-Diamonds}{8-Clubs}{3-Diamonds} to pair the seven. The turn was the {4-Spades} and the river brought the field to the final table as the {a-Hearts} peeled off to eliminate gymkhana.

Arunas Sapitavicius lt
Arunas Sapitavicius
lt 130,807,000 9,807,000
gymkhana1 NZ
gymkhana1
NZ Busted

"Cantaloupe7" Flops Trips to Crack Kings For Huge Pot

• Level 30: 2,000,000-4,000,000, 400,000 ante

In a huge preflop all in "Cantaloupe7" held the {a-Diamonds}{q-Diamonds} against the {k-Hearts}{k-Diamonds} of "fisherman90".

It was an enormous pot of 118,000,000.

The flop came {a-Clubs}{6-Clubs}{a-Spades} to launch Cantaloupe7 into the lead. The turn was the {8-Hearts} and the river came the {6-Diamonds} to give the huge pot to the Greek player while it left fisherman90 short.

Paraskevas Tsokaridis gr
Paraskevas Tsokaridis
gr 118,337,000 56,337,000
Lai Sisheng SG
Lai Sisheng
SG 23,925,000 -3,875,000

"GTOwannabe" Eliminated in 13th Place ($20,594)

mnuwwarah • Level 30: 2,000,000-4,000,000, 400,000 ante

"GTOwannabe" stuck in all but their last 1.5 million on the button, putting around 15 million in. "Cantaloupe7" shoved in the small blind and "AngryGoose" called off in the big. GTOwannabe didn't back down.

GTOwannabe: {j-}{10-}
Cantaloupe7: {k-}{q-}
AngryGoose: {q-}{q-}

The board ran {9-}{6-}{6-}{9-}{6-}, and AngryGoose scooped with a full house.

Arunas Sapitavicius lt
Arunas Sapitavicius
lt 121,000,000 72,834,000
Paraskevas Tsokaridis gr
Paraskevas Tsokaridis
gr 55,000,000 -25,351,000
GTOwannabe AT
GTOwannabe
AT Busted
Level:
30
Blinds:
2,000,000/4,000,000
Ante:
400,000

Matthias Eibinger Eliminated in 14th Place ($20,594)

• Level 29: 1,500,000-3,000,000, 300,000 ante

Matthias Eibinger moned his short stack into the middle preflop and was called by "RukKuRuku".

His ace-nine could not track down the pocket queens and he was eliminated in 14th place.

Ranno Sootla EE
Ranno Sootla
EE 68,790,000 24,469,000
Matthias Eibinger at
Matthias Eibinger
at Busted

Eibinger on Four Bigs

mnuwwarah • Level 29: 1,500,000-3,000,000, 300,000 ante

"gymkhana1" shoved in early position for 12.2 million and Matthias Eibinger isolated with a reship holding {a-Spades}{3-Spades}. He was dominated though by {7-}{7-} and the sweat wasn't much of one as gymkhana1 flopped a set.

gymkhana1 NZ
gymkhana1
NZ 31,000,000 -630,000
Matthias Eibinger at
Matthias Eibinger
at 13,300,000 -13,480,000