Day 1g completed
Day 1g completed
Today saw the biggest flight so far of the Event #15: €550 Colossus No-Limit Hold'em with 346 players coming together to form the Day 1g field, and from that 346 only 39 players will be advancing to Day 2.
They are lead by Agostino Pellegrini (587,000) who was the only player over the half-million mark. Pellegrini increased considerably his stack at the bubble, putting pressure against Gerrit Schwotzer who ended up folding pocket queens on an ace-high flop, and a few minutes later, by making the right call on the river with ace-king on David Debes on a jack-high board. However close behind him is Avraham Dayan (577,00) and Artan Dedusha closes the podium with 556,000.
The total number of entries catapulted to 1,374 today, thanks to the 341 entries earlier today of Day 1f, and the tournament now has 149 players already making it to Day 2 and more to be added from the next two busy flights to come as the weekend started.
The top 52 players of this flight were paid and the bubble burst in level 18, after 40 minutes of hand for hand play. It Koby Blaiman who felted at the unfortunate bubble place, when his pocket kings felted versus Christos Xanthopoulos who was holding ace-two and found a deuces full of nines on the board.
Other players who cashed tonight but failed to bag include Bertrand “Elky” Grospellier, who late registered at the end of level 12 and managed to make it to the money, Britt Pettersen, Francesco Amatulli, Flavio Decataldo, Jakub Oliva and Catalin Diac.
Day 1g Payouts
|Position||Name||Country||Price (EUR)||Prize (USD)|
|41th||Jakub Oliva||Czech Republic||€865||$965|
With two more flights to go the Colossus is already shaping up to be a big event here at King's Resort in Rozvadov and all those who had failed to bag still have a chance to take their ticket for Day 2, including Daniel Negreanu, who min-cashed in Day 1e, Pierre Neuville, actual second in the Player of the Year race Robert Campbell, Anthony Zinno, Anson Tsang, Ondrej Lon or Pasquale Braco to name a few.
|Flight||Entries||Advancing to Day 2|
Stay tuned to PokerNews.com for all the updates from the remaining flights of the COLOSSUS.
Play has halted and the remaining 39 survivors of the day are bagging their chips. A full recap of the day and the chipcounts will follow shortly.
The tournament director announced three more hands will be played tonight before the remaining palyers beg their chips for Day 2.
Christos Xanthopoulos limped under the gun and Koby Blaiman went deep into the tank, then moved all in from one seat over for 16,000. Mykhailo Hryhoriev called from the big blind and Xanthopoulos added the remainder to call as well.
The flop fell and was checked through to the turn and to the river. Hryhoriev and Xanthopoulos checked again. Hryhoriev showed , Blaiman tabled but Xanthopoulos turned over to win the pot with deuces full of nines, eliminating Blaiman on the bubble.
The remaining 52 players are all guaranteed a min-cash of €797.
Shai Avitan raised to 13,000 and Andrea Radicchi called on the button.
The flop appeared and Raddichi called once more Avitan for 13,000. The same action happened on the turn, this time for 27,000.
The river fell the and Avitan announced all-in. Radichhi ended up folding and Avitan showed a .
Johannes Braun moved all in for about 65,000 from middle position and Roi Havilio called for less from the small blind with his last 10,000.
The runout was and Havilio doubled up with his better kicker.
Julien Ludt raised to 12,000 under the gun and Nico Frenn made the call one seat over. The flop gave and Ludt checked. Frenn opted to bet 14,000 and Ludt call.
When the landed on the turn Ludt checked again but raised all-in for 79,000 after Frenn sent a second barrel worth 28,000. Frenn went deep into the tank and micked his hand.
Agostino Pellegrini raised to 17,000 under the gun and David Debes called from the cutoff.
The flop came and was checked through to the turn. Pellegrini bet 23,000 and Debes called.
The river completed the board and Pellegrini checked. Debes threw in a bet of 40,000 and Pellegrini hit the tank for about a minute, then called. Debes tabled for ace-high and Pellegrini turned over to win the pot with ace-high and a king kicker.