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Event #5: THE COLOSSUS - €550 No-Limit Hold'em

Highlights

Highlights

Event #5: THE COLOSSUS - €550 No-Limit Hold'em
Day 1f completed

Ognjen Sekularac Takes The Overall Chip Lead Into Day 2

poolshir • Level 16: 2,000-4,000, 500 ante
Ognjen Sekularac
Ognjen Sekularac

Today Day 1f of Event #5: THE COLOSSUS ended with all 18 levels of play being needed to get to eleven remaining players. Ognjen Sekularac is the absolute chip leader of the day, and of everyone that has advanced to Day 2 already, with 447,500 chips.

Sekularac has an impressive list of cashes already with his biggest cash taking place almost three months ago when he finished in 2nd place in the $1,000 No-Limit Hold’em Event during the 2017 World Series of Poker in Las Vegas. He has actually won a tournament here in Rozvadov before but that was five years ago so he will be looking to add a gold bracelet to his collection to embellish it even more.

Second in chips is Sebastian Curcu from Germany who seems to be a local here in the casino as all his cashes have taken place here in the King’s Casino. He will take 329,000 to the table on Wednesday when he takes his seat for Day 2. Another German to make it through to Day 2, third in chips for today, is Sebastian Wolfrom with 323,500 chips. This will be his biggest cash up till now so he will definitely be looking to make that cash even bigger now.

Other notables making it through to Day 2 are Rifat Gegic (125,500) and Max Pescatori (81,000). Unfortunately, not everyone was lucky enough to make it through, players like Chris Ferguson, Martin Kabrhel, Ryan Hughes, Georgios Zisimopoulos, Allen Kessler, Roland Israelashvili, Michael Magalashvili, Dermot Blain, Tobias Peters and many others.

Day 1g and 1h will take place tomorrow here at the King’s Casino so keep following PokerNews for all the latest news.

Tags: Allen KesslerChris FergusonDermot BlainGeorgios ZisimopoulosMartin KabrhelMax PescatoriMichael MagalashviliOgnjen SekularacRifat GegicRoland IsraelashviliRyan HughesSebastian CurcuSebastian WolfromTobias Peters

Wolfrom Wastes No Time

poolshir • Level 16: 2,000-4,000, 500 ante

In the second hand of the six they still had to play, Viacheslav Belyaev had gone all in from the cutoff. Robert Zipf called from the small blind with the smaller stack. Sebastian Wolfrom, in the big blind, asked how much it was for. The dealer counted out Belyaev's stack and confirmed it was for 101,000 in total and that Zipf's stack was shorter. Wolfrom called.

Sebastian Wolfrom: {A-Diamonds}{K-Clubs}
Viacheslav Belyaev: {A-Spades}{7-Spades}
Robert Zipf: {J-Spades}{J-Clubs}

The board ran out {K-Spades}{2-Clubs}{9-Hearts}{5-Diamonds}{5-Hearts} to give Wolfrom two pair, kings and fives to eliminate the two other players. As he busted two in one hand, play was stopped as they reached 11 remaining players in the tournament.

Sebastian Wolfrom DE
Sebastian Wolfrom
DE 323,500 153,500
Viacheslav Belyaev ru
Viacheslav Belyaev
ru Busted
Robert Zipf de
Robert Zipf
de Busted

Tags: Sebastian Wolfrom

Last Hands of the Day

poolshir • Level 16: 2,000-4,000, 500 ante

The tournament clock has been stopped. The floor has just announced that the players have to play six more hands before play ends for today.

Clash of the Big Stacks

poolshir • Level 16: 2,000-4,000, 500 ante

Ognjen Sekularac had gone all in from mid-position and was called by Thomas Layher on the button with the bigger stack.

Ognjen Sekularac: {Q-Hearts}{J-Clubs}
Thomas Layher: {9-Spades}{9-Hearts}

The board ran out {4-Clubs}{6-Clubs}{9-Clubs}{A-Spades}{10-Clubs} - even though Layher hit a set of nines on the flop, Sekularac had the upper hand with the {J-Clubs} as he hit his flush on the river and doubled up.

Ognjen Sekularac rs
Ognjen Sekularac
rs 309,000 159,000
Thomas Layher de
Thomas Layher
de 96,500 -183,500

Tags: Ognjen SekularacSebastian Wolfrom

Karakousis Eliminated By Curcu

poolshir • Level 16: 2,000-4,000, 500 ante

Georgios Karakousis was at risk as he was all in from mid-position and covered by Sebastian Curcu in the big blind who called with the {6-Spades}{3-Hearts}{9-Spades} flop already on the board.

Sebastian Curcu: {J-Spades}{10-Spades}
Georgios Karakousis: {7-Spades}{4-Spades}

The {A-Clubs} on the turn and the {Q-Diamonds} on the river didn't change much and Curcu eliminated Karkousis from the tournament.

Sebastian Curcu de
Sebastian Curcu
de 230,000 95,000
Georgios Karakousis gr
Georgios Karakousis
gr Busted

Tags: Georgios KarakousisSebastian Curcu

Layher Eliminates Gonczo

poolshir • Level 16: 2,000-4,000, 500 ante

Zoltan Gonczo was all in and at risk as he was called by Thomas Layher with the bigger stack.

Thomas Layher: {A-Hearts}{Q-Clubs}
Zoltan Gonczo: {A-Clubs}{10-Spades}

The board ran out {2-Hearts}{4-Hearts}{3-Hearts}{Q-Hearts}{10-Hearts} - Layher had the ace for the higher flush that was on the board anyways and he eliminated Gonczo from the tournament.

Thomas Layher de
Thomas Layher
de 280,000 62,000
Zoltan Gonczo HU
Zoltan Gonczo
HU Busted

Tags: Thomas LayherZoltan Gonczo