The action is set to resume at 2:00 P.M. local time inside the Poker Arena at King's Casino for the final day of Event #5: THE COLOSSUS €550 No-Limit Hold'em. There will be 12 players returning after a long Day 2 that saw the field dwindle from 256 players.
One of those that will be in search of the title and a WSOP gold bracelet is Makarios Avramidis who comes into the day second in chips with 5,775,000. Making the final table will be no stranger to Avramidis, as he won the €2,200 No-Limit Hold'em 6-Max event two years ago in Berlin where the WSOP Europe was held. He also has nearly $500,000 in career earnings, making him the most experienced of those remaining.
Jonathan Khalifa will hold the chip lead after bagging 6,915,000 to end Day 2. The two players are seated at the same table for the time being and would be no surprise if they were to engage in some large pots. Roman Matovsky (5,625,000) and Matous Skorepa (5,010,000), two local Czech players, are also in contention with some of the larger stacks.
When play gets underway, the blinds will change to 80,000/160,000 with a 20,000 ante. That doesn't leave a lot of room for the short stacks to manoeuvre and eliminations could happen quickly. The returning players are all guaranteed to take home a prize of €18,324 but will be battling for the first-place prize of €270,015.
After three more eliminations, the official final table will be moved to the feature table and will be live-streamed. The PokerNews coverage will continue on a 30-minute delay to be in sync with the live stream.
Seat Assignments THE COLOSSUS Day 3
|Table||Seat||Player||Country||Chip Count||Big Blinds|
|131||6||Ruben Garcia Blancas||Spain||2,945,000||18|
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|137||4||Matous Skorepa||Czech Republic||5,010,000||31|
|137||5||Roman Motovsky||Czech Republic||5,625,000||35|