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Event #61: COLOSSUS - $400 No-Limit Hold'em
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Eight Left in the COLOSSUS with Kapalas in the Chip Lead; Barber and Depaulo Also Through

poolshir • Level 42: 1,000,000-2,000,000, 2,000,000 ante
Georgios Kapalas

Day 3 of Event #61: COLOSSUS - $400 No-Limit Hold’em has come to a quick end after just nine and a half levels of play. The day started with 107 players returning out of a field of 13,109 players and only seven of them are now left to play for that first-place prize of $451,272 and the coveted gold WSOP bracelet. Georgios Kapalas is leading this colossal tournament with 105,700,000 in chips.

Also through to the final day are Andrew Barber (89,300,000) who already has one bracelet and Maksim Kalman (85,500,000), Ryan Depaulo (72,400,000), Juan Lopez (56,500,000), Sejin Park (48,400,000), Norson Saho (47,900,000), and Patrick Miller with 18,500,000 in chips. They will all be trying to win their first ever bracelet in the 50th Annual World Series of Poker.

Seat Assignments for the Final Day

SeatPlayerCountryChip CountBig Blinds
1Georgios KapalasGreece105,700,00053
2Andrew BarberUnited States89,300,00045
3Maksim KalmanUnited States85,500,00043
4Norson SahoBrazil47,900,00024
5Patrick MillerUnited States18,500,0009
6Ryan DepauloUnited States72,400,00036
7Juan LopezUnited States56,500,00028
8Sejin ParkSouth Korea48,400,00024

Today’s Action

The eliminations were coming in in abundance from all corners of the Miranda Room here at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino. Players like Georgios Sotiropoulos, Daniel Dizenzo, Andrew Teng, Tom McEvoy, Aurelie Reard, Kunal Patni, Dong Chen, Jeremy Ausmus, and Chen An Lin were all eliminated before the final three tables were being redrawn.

It then took less than an hour before the final eighteen players were known and redrawn again for the final two tables. Ian Steinman called Barber’s shove for his last nine million with pocket eights. Barber held the ducks and found another one on the turn to eliminate Steinman. Barber also took out Oswin Ziegelbecker in fifteenth place when Barber called the four-bet shove of Ziegelbecker with pocket kings. Ziegelbecker held ace-king and got no help of the board.

Andrew Barber
Andrew Barber finished second in the chip counts with 89,300,000

If you thought things were going fast already, the slew of eliminations kept going as the final eight players were reached 50 minutes later, even with a 15-minute break in between. Brazil’s Diego Lima fell in ninth place for $41,965 when he shoved with king-jack. Unfortunately for him, Depaulo held pocket kings and held throughout the board to bring only eight players to the final table instead of nine.

The eight remaining players played six hands before it was decided that they would bag up their chips for the final day on Sunday, June 30, to play down to a winner from noon local time with 19 minutes left in Level 42 which features a small blind of 1,000,000, big blind of 2,000,000, and a big blind ante of 2,000,000. They are also all guaranteed to cash for at least $53,925 when they return to the feature table to battle it out.

The final table will be streamed on CBS All Access from 1 p.m. local time with the hole cards exposed. As usual, the PokerNews live reporting team will be providing hand-for-hand coverage until the final cards have been dealt, so make sure to return.

Final Table Payouts

PlacePlayerCountryPrize (USD)
1  $451,272
2  $278,881
3  $208,643
4  $157,106
5  $119,072
6  $90,838
7  $69,757
8  $53,925
9Diego LimaBrazil$41,965

Tags: Andrew BarberAndrew TengAurelie ReardChen An LinDaniel DizenzoDiego LimaDong ChenGeorgios KapalasGeorgios SotiropoulosIan SteinmanJeremy AusmusJuan LopezKunal PatniMaksim KalmanNorson SahoOswin ZiegelbeckerPatrick MillerRyan DepauloSejin ParkTom McEvoy