2021 World Series of Poker Europe
Event #55: $400 Colossus
Days:

Event Info

Buy-in $400
Prize Pool $3,101,670
Players 9399

Level Info

Level 46
Blinds 4,000,000 / 8,000,000
Ante 8,000,000

Players Info - Day 3

Players Left 1
Entries 49
Event #55: $400 Colossus
Day 3 completed

Anatolii Zyrin Wins Second WSOP Bracelet and $314,705 in Event $55: $400 Colossus

gaellej • Level 46: 4,000,000-8,000,000, 8,000,000 ante
Anatolii Zyrin
Anatolii Zyrin

Anatolii Zyrin defeated Michael Lee heads-up in Event #55: $400 Colossus at the 2021 World Series of Poker to win his second bracelet and the $314,705 top prize. The event attracted one of the biggest fields at the WSOP with 9,399 generating a healthy $3,101,670 prize pool.

While it wasn't the largest cash of his career, Zyrin said this one felt like it was the most deserved. "The first one was more luck, but this one was won on skill. I had to defeat such a large field. Really strange feeling when you win against more than 9,000 people."

The Russian's previous WSOP bracelet came in 2019 when he defeated a field of 717 entries in the $1,500 Omaha Mix event.

Event #55: $400 Colossus Final Table Results

PlacePlayerCountryPrize
1Anatolii ZyrinRussia$314,705
2Michael LeeUnited States$194,450
3Kevin RandUnited States$147,595
4Phuoc NguyenUnited States$112,730
5David RipleyUnited States$86,650
6Eric KimUnited States$67,025
7Martin GavasciArgentina$51,180
8Vincas TamasauskasLithuania$40,885
9Penh LoUnited States$32,240

This was the first time a WSOP bracelet final table was held in the King's Lounge, and it was due to the fact of how busy the other rooms were. But after seeing the energy from the rail who were able to get closer to the action, this may become more popular in the future. After the last hand of the tournament, Zyrin leaped into his boisterous rail that included many of his friends and girlfriend.

"It was amazing to have them here," Zyrin said about his friends. "I want to thank my friends, my girlfriend. I want to say hello to my parents, sister, brother, dog, everyone back home."

Zyrin was left grinning ear to ear with his girlfriend and translator standing by his side during his post-tournament interview.

Going forward, Zyrin will be sticking around Las Vegas for at least the next two weeks before heading back across the Atlantic Ocean for WSOP Europe which will be taking place starting Nov. 15 at King's Resort in Rozvadov. "I'm not sure what I will play before the Main Event, but right now I just need some sleep. I promised my rail that if I finished top three there would be a party, but maybe tomorrow."

Final Day Action

There were 49 players that returned for the final day and there was no shortage of action right from the onslaught. Each player that returned was guaranteed a payout of $6,120. The pay jumps increased at a rapid pace with the final three tables being assembled within the first hour of play.

Once the final three tables moved into the King's Lounge, a rail started to form and they got louder as the day progressed. Some of the notables forced to the payout desk throughout the day included WSOP gold bracelet winners Brett Apter (26th place), Barbara Enright (25th place), and Carlos Chang (18th place).

It was just before the second break of the day that Robert Mather was eliminated on the final table bubble. The eliminations started to slow with the pay jumps becoming more significant. Jeffrey Stellwagon, Penh Lo, and Vincas Tamasauskas all exited in a timely fashion with a nice boost to their wallets.

Seven-handed play continued for over 90 minutes with a new short stack finding multiple double-ups. Eventually, Martin Gavasci ran his ace-jack into a red-hot Lee who woke up with ace-king in the big blind. That led to another two quick eliminations with Eric Kim and David Ripley finishing in sixth and fifth place respectively.

Michael Lee finished in second place for $194,450
Michael Lee finished in second place for $194,450

Phuoc Nguyen was left as the shortest stack while the other three players passed chips around the table. Nguyen finally found a lucky double up but it didn't last long as he was eliminated in the very next hand. With just three players remaining and the blinds escalating quickly, it was anyone's game.

Kevin Rand was part of the rollercoaster as he once held the chip lead but also spent some time on the short stack. Despite back-to-back double-ups, Rand still found himself at risk against Zyrin who proved time and time again how relentless he was. Zyrin flopped top pair against Rand and turned a straight to eliminate Rand in third place.

It wasn't the start that Zyrin was looking for once heads-up play began. Lee showed some fierce aggression which led to him holding nearly a two-to-one chip lead after the first few hands. However, Zyrin spotted a couple of timely check-raises on the river that ultimately cost Lee. In the final hand of the tournament, Lee was unable to escape a rivered straight when Zyrin turned a baby flush, bringing an end to Lee's incredible run.

That wraps up the coverage from this event but there is still plenty happening at the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino with the Main Event on the horizon. Keep it locked here on PokerNews for updates throughout every tournament.

Tags: Anatolii ZyrinBarbara EnrightBrett ApterCarlos ChangDavid RipleyEric KimJeffrey StellwagonKevin RandMartin GavasciMichael LeePenh LoPhuoc NguyenVincas Tamasauskas

Michael Lee Eliminated in 2nd Place ($194,450)

ajlamers • Level 46: 4,000,000-8,000,000, 8,000,000 ante
Michael Lee
Michael Lee

Michael Lee limped in on the button and Anatolii Zyrin checked his option. The flop came {a-Hearts}{j-Spades}{8-Hearts} and Zyrin check-called a bet of 12,000,000 from Lee.

The turn brought the {q-Hearts} and both players checked to the {10-Clubs} on the river. Zyrin checked once more and Lee threw in a bet of 25,000,000. Zyrin check-raised all in, putting Lee to the test for just under 100,000,000. Lee thought for a minute and then stuck in some chips to call.

Zyrin turned over {5-Hearts}{2-Hearts} for a flush while Lee held {k-Clubs}{2-Diamonds} for a straight. Zyrin leaped into his rail on the sidelines to celebrate his second WSOP gold bracelet.

Anatolii Zyrin ru
Anatolii Zyrin
ru 375,000,000 250,000,000
Michael Lee us
Michael Lee
us Busted

Tags: Anatolii ZyrinMichael Lee

Lee Takes More from Zyrin

gaellej • Level 46: 4,000,000-8,000,000, 8,000,000 ante

Anatolii Zyrin completed and Michael Lee checked to see a flop {j-Clubs}{3-Spades}{5-Spades}. Lee check-called a bet from Zyrin for 9,000,000.

The same action happened on the {4-Clubs} turn, this time for 18,000,000. The river was the {8-Clubs} and Lee announced all in. Zyrin looked at his cards once more and sent them into the muck.

Michael Lee us
Michael Lee
us 250,000,000 20,000,000
Anatolii Zyrin ru
Anatolii Zyrin
ru 125,000,000 -20,000,000
Level:
46
Blinds:
4,000,000/8,000,000
Ante:
8,000,000

Lee Puts the Pressure on Zyrin

ajlamers • Level 45: 3,000,000-6,000,000, 6,000,000 ante

Anatolii Zyrin limped in on the button and Michael Lee checked his option. The flop came {j-Diamonds}{8-Diamonds}{2-Spades} and Lee check-called a bet of 10,000,000 from Zyrin. The {3-Spades} landed on the turn and Lee led out for 15,000,000 this time. Zyrin called and the {2-Diamonds} paired the board on the river. Lee fired out a bet of 40,000,000 and Zyrin folded.

In the next hand, Lee raised to 16,000,000 and Zyrin called. The flop fell {k-Diamonds}{2-Clubs}{2-Diamonds} and both players checked to the {k-Hearts} on the turn. Two more checks and the {5-Spades} hit the river. Zyrin threw in a bet of 22,000,000 and Lee raised to 50,000,000. Zyrin quickly tossed his cards and Lee collected another pot.

Michael Lee us
Michael Lee
us 230,000,000 90,000,000
Anatolii Zyrin ru
Anatolii Zyrin
ru 145,000,000 -90,000,000

Tags: Anatolii ZyrinMichael Lee

Kevin Rand Eliminated in 3rd Place ($147,595)

gaellej • Level 45: 3,000,000-6,000,000, 6,000,000 ante
Kevin Rand
Kevin Rand

Kevin Rand moved all in for a total of 64,000,000 on the button and Michael Lee folded. Zyrin tanked for a minute and annouced "Ok my turn to win" while moving a pile of chips in the middle for the call.

Kevin Rand: {k-Clubs}{9-Clubs}
Anatolii Zyrin: {q-Clubs}{j-Diamonds}

The flop fell {q-Hearts}{10-Spades}{8-Hearts}, giving a pair of queens to Zyrin, and the {9-Hearts} gave him a straight. The {8-Diamonds} didn't change anything to give the winning hand to Zyrin and eliminating Rand in third place.

Anatolii Zyrin ru
Anatolii Zyrin
ru 235,000,000 90,000,000
Michael Lee us
Michael Lee
us 140,000,000 -25,000,000
Kevin Rand us
Kevin Rand
us Busted

Lee Down and Back Up

ajlamers • Level 45: 3,000,000-6,000,000, 6,000,000 ante

Anatolii Zyrin raised to 12,000,000 on the button and Michael Lee defended from the big blind. The flop came {a-Diamonds}{k-Clubs}{5-Spades} and Lee led out with a bet of 12,000,000. Zyrin stuck in a raise to 32,000,000 and Lee let his hand go.

A couple of hands later, Lee raised to 12,000,000 on the button and Kevin Rand called from the big blind. The flop fell {q-Hearts}{10-Spades}{7-Diamonds} and Rand check-called a bet of 12,000,000 from Lee.

The turn was the {5-Spades} and both players checked to the {4-Hearts} on the river. Rand threw in a bet of 25,000,000 and Lee looked him up. Rand showed {j-Hearts}{9-Spades} for a missed straight draw and Lee tabled {3-Spades}{3-Diamonds} for the only pair.

Michael Lee us
Michael Lee
us 165,000,000 26,000,000
Anatolii Zyrin ru
Anatolii Zyrin
ru 145,000,000 -1,000,000
Kevin Rand us
Kevin Rand
us 65,000,000 -61,000,000

Tags: Anatolii ZyrinKevin RandMichael Lee

Rand Doubles Twice in a Row

gaellej • Level 45: 3,000,000-6,000,000, 6,000,000 ante

On the first hand, Anatolii Zyrin raised to 28,000,000 in the small blind and Kevin Rand called all in for his last 21,000,000 after some thinking.

"Let me win that one!" said Rand while showing {j-Hearts}{6-Hearts}. Zyrin revealed {10-Diamonds}{9-Hearts} and Rand got the double up he needed after teh dealer brought a board {5-Clubs}{7-Hearts}{7-Clubs}{6-Clubs}{7-Spades}, giving a full house to Rand.

Right after, Zyrin raised to 12,000,000 on the button and Rand pushed for 48,000,000. Zyrin didn't take long to call and the cards were tabled.

Kevin Rand: {a-Spades}{2-Spades}
Anatolii Zyrin: {q-Spades}{9-Hearts}

Once again, Rand had the best starting hand and found a board {a-Diamonds}{k-Diamonds}{10-Spades}{9-Spades}{3-Diamonds}, giving him a pair of aces and another double up.

Anatolii Zyrin ru
Anatolii Zyrin
ru 146,000,000 -94,000,000
Michael Lee us
Michael Lee
us 139,000,000 -5,000,000
Kevin Rand us
Kevin Rand
us 126,000,000 99,000,000

Rand on the Wrong End of a Cooler

ajlamers • Level 45: 3,000,000-6,000,000, 6,000,000 ante

In a three-way limped pot, the dealer fanned the flop of {a-Hearts}{k-Spades}{j-Spades}. The action checked around to the {k-Hearts} on the turn. Kevin Rand was the first to take a shot at the pot with a bet of 6,000,000 on the button. Both Michael Lee and Anatolii Zyrin called to see the {3-Diamonds} on the river.

Lee open-shipped all in for 49,000,000 which got Zyrin to fold. Rand snap-called and turned over {q-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds} for a straight. However, Lee held {a-Diamonds}{k-Clubs} for a full house and Rand was left with just a few big blinds.

Michael Lee us
Michael Lee
us 144,000,000 92,000,000
Kevin Rand us
Kevin Rand
us 27,000,000 -56,000,000

Tags: Anatolii ZyrinKevin RandMichael Lee