Day 1i completed
Day 1i completed
The first of the last two flights of Event #5: THE COLOSSUS ended today with 70 players making it through to Day 2 tomorrow, Wednesday, November 1st. After more than 9 hours of play, Nebojsa Ankucic took the chip lead honor for Day 1i with 525,500 chips. This also means he has taken over the overall chip lead of all the players that have made it through to Day 2.
Day 1i had a total of 1,022 entries and 70 players made it through to Day 2. It was the second biggest flights of the series, only surpassed by Day 1j, which had 1,140 entries. Out of the 70 players today, second in the chip counts is Belgian Bjorn Bouwmans (420,500). The cash he will earn for this event will be his biggest ever and his second in his poker career. Thomas Hofmann is taking 407,000 chips with him, this is his first cash in Rozvadov so he will be looking forward to achieving some great results here.
Other notables making it through to Day 2 are two-time WSOP bracelet winner Kristen Bicknell (225,000), Master Classics of Poker winner Abdelhakim Zoufri (205,500) and Jaroslav Peter (143,500). Unfortunately, not everyone made it through today, players like Pedro Oliveira, Aneris Adomkevicius, Walter Treccarichi, Ivo Donev, Phil Hellmuth, William Kassouf, Manig Loeser and many others fell today.
Keep your eyes on PokerNews as the last flight ends today. Tomorrow all the action of Day 2 starts at 3 p.m. local time so make sure to come back to follow all the latest updates!
Play has ended for today. A recap and full chip counts will follow as soon as possible.
In the last hand of the day, Bjorn Bouwmans eliminated another player for a pot which could possibly have shot him up in the chip counts, all the way to the top.
Bjorn Bouwmans was all in and called by his opponent.
The board ran out - a set of queens for Bouwmans and he eliminated his opponent. He now has one of the bigger or maybe even the biggest stack of all the players aking it through to Day 2 via Day 1i.
The tournament organization has announced that the players have to play four more hands before bagging for the day.
Pierre De Berry raised to 12,000 from the cutoff but Theodoros Aidonopoulos shoved all in from the button. Action folded back to De Berry who called.
Pierre De Berry:
The board ran out - no help for Aidonopoulos and he was on his way to the payout desk once again.
The bust-outs have been coming fast and furiously after the bubble burst. It seems things have calmed down now and there are some new people to get to know:
Mihai Hanu just won an all in with against on a board and he doubled up for the 90,500 he had in front of him.
The players have just gone for their final break which lasts 15 minutes. When they return, they will play 2 more levels.