After two full tournament days of poker action at the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino, Event #61: COLOSSUS - $400 No-Limit Hold'em has seen a field of 13,109 entries whittled down all the way to just 107 players. This event is scheduled to play down to a winner today, but has the potential to need an extra day added to its schedule should it fail to do so.
Leading the day is William Davila with 17,900,000 in chips, followed by Neil Ho (14,030,000). Davila had his first ever World Series of Poker result this year, cashing in Event #59: $600 No Limit Hold'em Deepstack Championship for $984, but he'll be hoping he can go all the way in this event, with huge sums up for grabs late in the tournament.
Canadian Cindy Kerslake (10,675,000), is still relatively near the top of the leaderboard and is looking to win her first-ever World Series of Poker gold bracelet. Kerslake has already cashed in Event #59:$600 No-Limit Hold'em Deepstack Championship this summer for $6,023 and has a total of $405,663 in career earnings to date.
The tournament will resume at 11 a.m in level 33 with blinds at 125,000/250,000 with a 250,000 big blind ante. There will be a 15-minute break every three levels, although the dinner break time has not been determined yet.
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