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

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

Sikora Takes The Absolute Chip Lead On Day 1h of THE COLOSSUS; Van Wesemael Looking For Another Deep Run

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

Day 1h of Event #5: THE COLOSSUS ended today with 29 players making it through to Day 2 on Wednesday November 1st. After more than 9 hours of play Jaroslaw Sikora takes the chip lead honours for Day 1h with 507,00 chips. This also means he is the overall chip leader of all the players that have made it to Day 2 already.

Sikora has been here for a few weeks already having cashed three times this month during the WSOP Circuit events. Sikora is definitely no stranger to big tournaments and big cashes as he has accumulated more than $1,000,000 in live cashes already. Second in chips is Laszlo Toth from Hungary who has also been here in Rozvadov for a while already. He has two cashes in the earlier WSOP Circuit events here. He is taking 484,500 with him to the tables on Wednesday. Sander van Wesemael is third in chips today with 472,000. After nursing a pretty short stack at the beginning of the day, things started going a lot better for him in the second half of the day.

Other notables making it through to Day 2 are Michael Magalashvili (241,500), new WSOPE bracelet winner Martin Kabrhel (235,000), Erich Kollmann (217,500), Erik Cajelais (160,500) and Vladimir Burstein (120,000). Unfortunately, not everyone make it through today, players like Theodoros Aidonopoulos, Catalin Pop, Pierre Neuville, Sebastian Langrock, Chris Ferguson, Ryan Hughes, Dermot Blain and many others fell today.

The last two flights take place tomorrow here at the King’s Casino so stay tuned to PokerNews for all the latest news.

Tags: Catalin PopChris FergusonDermot BlainErich KollmannErik CajelaisMartin KabrhelMichael MagalashviliPierre NeuvilleRyan HughesSander van WesemaelTheodoros Aidonopoulos

End-of-day Chip Counts (full)

poolshir • Level 16: 2,000-4,000, 500 ante
Jaroslaw Sikora pl
Jaroslaw Sikora
pl 507,000 7,000
Lászlo Toth HU
Lászlo Toth
HU 484,500 484,500
Sander van Wesemael nl
Sander van Wesemael
nl 472,000 252,000
Michael Magalashvili il
Michael Magalashvili
il 241,500 7,500
Martin Kabrhel cz
Martin Kabrhel
cz 235,000 71,000
Erich Kollmann at
Erich Kollmann
at 217,500 217,500
Vladislav Donchev bg
Vladislav Donchev
bg 206,500 206,500
Mathijs Janssen be
Mathijs Janssen
be 195,500 195,500
Volodymyr Trubanov ua
Volodymyr Trubanov
ua 188,000 188,000
Erik Cajelais ca
Erik Cajelais
ca 160,500 -9,500
Latif El Azzimani be
Latif El Azzimani
be 158,500 158,500
Vladimir Burstein cz
Vladimir Burstein
cz 120,000 10,000
Mohammad Zanjani DE
Mohammad Zanjani
DE 118,000 118,000
Kfir Levy IL
Kfir Levy
IL 104,000 104,000
Angelo Bennedetto IT
Angelo Bennedetto
IT 101,000 11,500
Przemyslaw Klejnowski PL
Przemyslaw Klejnowski
PL 99,500 99,500
Sacheen Ramchandani in
Sacheen Ramchandani
in 92,500 92,500
Marek Ohnisko cz
Marek Ohnisko
cz 87,000 87,000
Ivan Fedor sk
Ivan Fedor
sk 84,000 84,000
Jean-Sebastien Benoit BE
Jean-Sebastien Benoit
BE 83,000 -57,000
Jaco Valk NL
Jaco Valk
NL 80,500 44,500
[Removed:320] DE
[Removed:320]
DE 78,000 78,000
Dorde Jovanović cs
Dorde Jovanović
cs 69,500 69,500
Karol Radomski pl
Karol Radomski
pl 68,000 68,000
Jochen Geiselmann DE
Jochen Geiselmann
DE 67,500 67,500

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Play Ended

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

Play has ended for today. A recap and the full chip counts of the 29 remaining players will be posted soon.

Last Hands of the Day

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

The tournament clock has been stopped. The tournament director has announced that the players need to play five more hands before play ends for today.

Valk Loses Two Big Ones

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

Jaco Valk was down to his last 36,000 after losing eights against ace-queen earlier and then losing with pocket sixes against ace-king. The flop was good for him when it came six-nine-queen but then the jack came on the turn and the ten on the river to give his opponent a runner-runner straight.

Jaroslaw Sikora pl
Jaroslaw Sikora
pl 500,000 80,000
Michael Magalashvili il
Michael Magalashvili
il 234,000 44,000
Sander van Wesemael nl
Sander van Wesemael
nl 220,000 -40,000
Erik Cajelais ca
Erik Cajelais
ca 170,000 138,500
Vladimir Burstein cz
Vladimir Burstein
cz 110,000 5,000
Angelo Bennedetto IT
Angelo Bennedetto
IT 89,500 -9,500
Frederick Bittar BR
Frederick Bittar
BR 55,000 -25,000
Jaco Valk NL
Jaco Valk
NL 36,000 -46,000
Emil Lukac sk
Emil Lukac
sk Busted
Catalin Pop RO
Catalin Pop
RO Busted
Theodoros Aidonopoulos gr
Theodoros Aidonopoulos
gr Busted
Gerard van Veen NL
Gerard van Veen
NL Busted

Tags: Jaco Valk

Van Wesemael Eliminates Two

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

Jan Riha went all in from the cutoff and so did Christopher Back in the small blind with a bigger stack. Sander van Wesemael, seated in the big blind called.

Sander van Wesemael: {A-Diamonds}{Q-Spades}
Christopher Back: {A-}{10-}
Jan Riha: {A-}{7-}

The board ran out {K-Spades}{4-Diamonds}{Q-Hearts}{K-Diamonds}{7-Clubs} - Van Wesemael hit two pair, kings and queens and that was more than enough to eliminate Riha and Back from the tournament.

Sander van Wesemael nl
Sander van Wesemael
nl 260,000 211,000
Christopher Back ca
Christopher Back
ca Busted
Jan Riha
Jan Riha
Busted

Tags: Christopher BackSander van WesemaelJan Riha

Bittar Makes Wierzgon Bite The Dust

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

Adam Wierzgon had gone all in from the button and action was now on Davood Mehrmand in the small blind. He went in the tank and eventually the clock was called on him. The floor came over and asked the dealer if he had had sufficient time to make a decision. The dealer confirmed so the floor gave Mehrmand 30 seconds to decide what he was going to do. When the time ran down to 5 seconds, the floor started counting down all the way to the end and declared his hand dead. Frederick Bittar, in the big blind, snap-called. Mehrmand angrily threw his cards into the muck, face open, which were {A-}{J-}.

Frederick Bittar: {Q-Diamonds}{9-Diamonds}
Adam Wierzgon: {3-Spades}{3-Diamonds}

The board ran out {J-Diamonds}{4-Spades}{9-Hearts}{6-Spades}{6-Clubs} - Bittar hit a nine on the flop giving him the better two pair with nines and sixes. The fact that the jack fell on the flop seemed to anger Mehrmand even more as he went into a bit of a rant. Wierzgon calmly grabbed his stuff and left the table. Bittar didn't say much either and just started stacking up his new chips.

Frederick Bittar BR
Frederick Bittar
BR 80,000
Adam Wierzgon
Adam Wierzgon
Busted

Tags: Frederick BittarDavood MehrmandAdam Wierzgon

Level:
16
Blinds:
2,000/4,000
Ante:
500