2019 World Series of Poker

Event #61: COLOSSUS - $400 No-Limit Hold'em
Days: 1a
Event Info

2019 World Series of Poker

Final Results
Winning Hand
Event Info
Prize Pool
Level Info
5,000,000 / 10,000,000

Event #61: COLOSSUS - $400 No-Limit Hold'em

Day 1a Completed

Bubble Bursts to End Colossus Day 1a; 750+ Players Advance

Level 18 : 4,000-8,000, 8,000 ante
Amador Trinidad
Amador Trinidad

The first of two starting flights of the fifth edition of the Colossus attracted 5,238 entrants and were initially scheduled to play 16 levels. However, tournament officials decided that the tournament would play to the money instead, and after 18 levels the money was reached.

A little over 13 hours after they started, a maximum of 786 players bagged up for Day 2 all safely assured a min-cash of $600. That's a maximum because players were given the opportunity to surrender the stacks should they want to play Day 1b tomorrow.

The chip leader is not confirmed, but several players bagged close to or in excess of a million. Amador Trinidad (1,012,000), Marc Korner (937,000) and William Blais (930,000) were among the big stacks left at the end of play.

Popular Indian poker player Kunal Patni (849,000), former WSOP Main Event champion Greg Raymer (850,000) and bracelet winners Ylon Schwartz (475,000) and Loni Harwood (101,000) are also safely through to Day 2.

Greg Raymer is through to Day 2 of the Colossus
Greg Raymer is through to Day 2 of the Colossus

Day 1a Recap

With a 10 a.m. start time, it took a few levels for some of the bigger names to make their way into the Colossus field, but there were still plenty of famous faces around.

Maurice Hawkins, Gaelle Baumann, Maria Konnikova, Chris Moneymaker, Dan Heimiller and Men Nguyen all played and busted and will have to make it through to Day 1b if they want to make it to Day 2.

The eliminations continued with former WSOP bracelet winner Ryan Laplante, Scott Davies and Belgian player Pierre Neuville all missing out on a min-cash before the bubble burst to end the evening.

Tomorrow's Day 1b kicks off at 10 a.m. giving players a second chance to make it through to Day 2. Stay tuned to PokerNews as we bring you all the live updates from the 2019 WSOP.

Tags: Chris MoneymakerDan HeimillerGaelle BaumannGreg RaymerKunal PatniLoni HarwoodMarc KornerMaria KonnikovaMen NguyenPierre NeuvilleRyan LaplanteScott DaviesWilliam BlaisYlon Schwartz

End-of-Day Chip Counts (full)

Level 18 : 4,000-8,000, 8,000 ante
Player Chips Progress
Amador Trinidad US
Amador Trinidad
1,012,000 1,012,000
Joseph Torres us
Joseph Torres
Marc Korner de
Marc Korner
937,000 937,000
William Blais ca
William Blais
934,000 294,000
Haoxiang Wang cn
Haoxiang Wang
901,000 791,000
Arturs Daugis lv
Arturs Daugis
Carolyn Grad ca
Carolyn Grad
Greg Raymer us
Greg Raymer
850,000 80,000
Badge Title
Kunal Patni in
Kunal Patni
849,000 334,000
Matthew Beisner us
Matthew Beisner
Marc Robinson us
Marc Robinson
Ken Yamamoto us
Ken Yamamoto
Mark Seif us
Mark Seif
Badge Title
Brian Rushton ca
Brian Rushton
Vasken Ken Demlakian AT
Vasken Ken Demlakian
Daniel Gabriel au
Daniel Gabriel
David Nutini US
David Nutini
David Towson us
David Towson
Rolands Norietis lv
Rolands Norietis
Michael Sarrasin CH
Michael Sarrasin
Tayfun Akbasli us
Tayfun Akbasli
David Song US
David Song
715,000 295,000
Najar Karbalaeiali ca
Najar Karbalaeiali
Jean Guillette ca
Jean Guillette
710,000 160,000
Martin Verdegaal us
Martin Verdegaal
708,000 -192,000

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Rodriguez Eliminates Bubble Boy

Level 18 : 4,000-8,000, 8,000 ante

A player from early position open-jammed for 22,000 and action folded around to Jorge Rodriguez who called from the big blind.

Jorge Rodriguez: {j-Clubs}{9-Clubs}
Opponent: {10-Clubs}{10-Spades}

Rodriguez was behind until the {j-Hearts}{6-Spades}{9-Clubs} flop gave him top-two.

Rodriguez sealed the deal with the {a-Hearts} on the turn and {2-Spades} on the river as he eliminated the bubble boy.

Player Chips Progress
Jorge Rodriguez us
Jorge Rodriguez
300,000 300,000

Tags: Jorge Rodriguez

Royal Flush Over Straight Flush

Level 18 : 4,000-8,000, 8,000 ante

Vinny Frigeria opened from middle position and got four callers including both blinds.

The blinds checked a {q-Diamonds}{j-Clubs}{10-Diamonds} flop to Frigeria who bet 25,000. One player called before the button raised. Frigeria moved all in, the second player called and the button called.

Vinny Frigeria: {a-Spades}{k-Diamonds}
Opponent: {8-Diamonds}{9-Diamonds}

Both players had flopped straights, with Frigeria holding the nuts. However, the turn {j-Diamonds} improved his opponent to a straight flush.

But better yet was still to come. The river {a-Diamonds} improved Frigeria to a royal flush as he hit his one outer to double up.

Player Chips Progress
Vinny Frigeria US
Vinny Frigeria
450,000 450,000

Tags: Vinny Frigeria

Chinn Gets the Knockout With Rockets

Level 18 : 4,000-8,000, 8,000 ante

A player from middle position open-jammed for 73,000 and he was called by Thomas Chinn from late position.

Thomas Chinn: {a-Hearts}{a-Diamonds}
Opponent: {a-Clubs}{3-Clubs}

Chinn had his opponent crushed but the {3-Diamonds}{5-Diamonds}{7-Clubs} flop gave him some hope.

The {6-Spades} fell on the turn and Chinn just needed to dodge a three or four to win the hand.

The dealer peeled the {10-Spades} on the river and Chinn eliminated his opponent.

Player Chips Progress
Thomas Chinn us
Thomas Chinn
550,000 445,000

Tags: Thomas Chinn

Song Gets Their on the River

Level 18 : 4,000-8,000, 8,000 ante

The under-the-gun player opened for 18,000, sitting directly to his left was David Song who called with along Martin Pineiro from the big blind.

The {8-Hearts}{5-Diamonds}{j-Hearts} flop was checked the UTG player who bet 27,000. Both Song and Pineiro called.

Pineiro check-folded the {6-Spades} turn after the UTG player fired out 69,000 while Song called.

The river brought the {7-Hearts} and Song fired out 145,000 after his opponent checked his option.

Song's opponent gave him a death stare for minutes and then made the call only to see Song {7-Clubs}{5-Clubs} rivered two-pair for the winner.

Player Chips Progress
David Song US
David Song
Martin Pineiro ar
Martin Pineiro
300,000 220,000

Tags: David SongMartin Pineiro

Level: 18

Blinds: 4,000/8,000

Ante: 8,000