Day 1c completed
Day 1c completed
Day 1C has come to an end in Event #5: THE COLOSSUS €550 No-Limit Hold'em with 10 players advancing to Day 2. Martin Thiel leads them all with 399,500 chips.
Thiel is a recreational German poker player that has yet to record a live tournament cash. Based on his play today, you would never guess that was the case. Thiel showed pure aggression throughout the day, bluffing opponents off pots and turning up with the goods when it mattered. There were multiple instances when Thiel won an all-in and you could hear him cheering across the room with a fist pump to go with it.
The day started with around 50 entries but quickly escalated to over 100 within the first level. By the end of late registration, there were a total of 196 entries to enter the field. After nearly 17 levels, the day came to a halt when Vladas Burneikis was eliminated.
Aleksandar Tomovic was left with around 12,000 after he won an all-in on the last hand of the night. He chose to surrender his stack and become the 11th place finisher. Ting Ho is one of the most notable names to find on the leaderboard after Day 1C. She was forced to re-enter early in the day but made excellent use of her second bullet by quickly running up a stack. She held on towards the end of the night to advance to Day 2.
Many familiar faces came and went on Day 1C, unable to get anything going their way. Chris Ferguson was looking to keep pace in the Player of the Year race but buster his first bullet on the last hand of level 8. Kristen Bicknell and Roberto Romanello were a couple of the late entries but they didn't last long with their short stacks. Michael Magalashvili ran into aces twice to bust both of his entries and Ivo Donev struggled on the short stack through the early periods.
It was not all bad news for the notables though, as Kevin MacPhee (30th Place - €796), Roland Israelashvili (25th Place - €895), Stefan Vogt (19th Place - €895), Sander van Wesemael (15th Place - €1,218 ), and Aleksandar Tomovic (11th Place - €1,478) all found the money.
Meanwhile, Day 1D has fired up on the other side of the tournament floor and there are many notables taking a seat in that flight. You can follow all of the PokerNews coverage throughout the entire event.
On a flop of , Pasini Dorenico bet 20,000 into a pot of around 35,000. Aleksandar Tomovic called on the button and the peeled off on the turn.
Dorenico fired another 20,000 and Tomovic called again. The river was the and Tomovic was faced with a bet of 40,000. He thought for a couple of minutes before finally sticking in the chips to call. Dorenico turned over for two pair on the river and Tomovic disgustingly tossed his cards away.
Tomovic was left with just 3,000 after the hand and blindly put his chips in the middle on the next hand. Despite coming out on top to win the hand, Miroslav Jozic busted on the table next to him. That would mean play would conclude for the night and with Tomovic only having around 12,000 remaining, he chose to surrender his stack and become the eleventh-place finisher.
Martin Thiel raised to 14,000 from early position and Rifat Gegic moved all-in for 102,000 in the hijack. Thiel thought for a moment and eventually made the call.
Gegic was dominated and at risk for his tournament life. The flop came and Gegic flopped a flush draw to go with his one live card. The turn was the and the river landed the . Gegic was unable to hit any of his outs and was eliminated in 13th place.
Jakub Fujerik raised to 10,000 from early position and Sander van Wesemael three-bet to 27,000 on the button. Martin Thiel called from the small blind and the action was back on Fujerik. He announced all-in and van Wesemael quickly did the same. Thiel got out of the way and the two remaining hands were face up.
Sander van Wesemael:
The board ran out and the stacks were counted. Fujerik barely had van Wesemael covered and stacked up chips to over 300,000.
Natascha Stamm shipped all-in for he last 15,000 from under the gun and was called by a player in middle position. Ionut Voinea was in the cutoff and re-raised all-in. The player in middle position would be at risk as well should he make the call, thus he took his time on the decision. After the clock was called, he tossed his cards to the muck.
Stamm turned over and Voinea showed her the bad news when he tabled . The board ran out and Stamm was eliminated. Voinea is now within reach of the 300,000 chip mark.
Miroslav Jozic raised to 8,000 from under the gun and Petr Stastny pushed all-in for 24,500 on the button. The small blind called and Jozic also made the call.
The flop came and the action was checked to the on the turn. The small blind checked again and Jozic fired 25,000. The small blind folded and the remaining two hands were tabled. Jozic turned over and Stastny showed . The river was the and Stastny was eliminated.
Kisohkumar Ramachandrani raised to 6,000 on the button and was called by the small blind. The flop came and the small blind checked to Ramachandrani who continued for 10,000. His opponent called and the landed on the turn.
Both players checked to the on the river and the small blind led out for 10,000. Ramachandrani raised to 25,000 and his opponent called. Ramachandrani tabled for a king-high straight and his opponent mucked his cards in frustration.