Day 1b Completed
Day 1b Completed
Day 1B of Event #61: $400 COLOSSUS No-Limit Hold’em has officially come to an end after 18 levels of play. This year saw many changes made to the low-risk high-reward tournament, one of which players took notice to, aside from the buy-in, is the number of Day 1 flights.
The COLOSSUS has been astronomical with the number of players it has attracted each year, and this year was no different. Both starting days were scheduled to only play through 16 levels, but due to the massive fields players were required to play down to the money each flight. Day 1b saw 1,181 players move on to Day 2 from the massive 7,871 playing field.
The chip leader is not yet confirmed, but several players bagged in excess of a million. John Goyette (1,435,000), Hien Tran (1,152,000), Kyle Shaw (1,130,000), and Ian Steinman (1,127,000), were among the big stacks left at the end of play.
WSOP Circuit phenom Maurice Hawkins (811,000), Kathy Liebert (655,000), 2016 bracelet winner Jean Gaspard (294,000) and former WSOP Main Event champion Chris Moneymaker (195,000) are also safely through to Day 2.
Day 1b Recap
With another 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.
These included 12-time WSOP Circuit ring winner Valentin Vornicu, Maria Ho, MSPT Hall of Famer Kou Vang, and 2016 bracelet winner Peter Eichhardt.
The 1,951 combined players will return for Day 2 action tomorrow, Friday, June 28, at 11:00 am local time, with action staring back on Level 19 where blinds are 5,000/10,000 with an 10,000 big blind ante. Players are scheduled to play 15 levels, each lasting 40 minutes.
|Tournament Day||Date||Further Information|
|Day 1A||Wednesday, June 26, 2019 @ 10:00 a.m.||770 players out of 5,238 entries advanced to Day 2|
|Day 1B||Thursday, June 27, 2018, @ 10:00 a.m.||1,178 players out of 7,871 entries advanced to Day 2|
|Day 2||Friday, June 28, 2019, @ 11:00 a.m.||Levels of 60 minutes each, Play 15 levels|
|Day 3||Saturday, June 29, 2019, @ 11:00 a.m.||Levels of 60 minutes each, Play down to winner|
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The bubble burst and play has ended for the night. End of day chip counts and recap will follow shortly.
With 1,184 players remaining, the tournament director has told the field it is now hand-for-hand.
Players are on a quick 10-minute break before the money bubble.
With only 1,220 players left, Rafal Scalco raised under-the-gun to 16,000, two players called and Mike Adamo went all-in for 106,000 in the cutoff. The blinds folded and Scalco raised his entire stack, and the two middle players mucked.
Scalco was in great shape and had nothing to worry about on the board, knocking Scalco out of the tournament and adding to his chip stack.
Sreyleap Prom moved all-in in early position for 65,000, the cutoff called and Mike Adamo over-shoved all-in for 120,000 and the cutoff called.
The board ran out , giving Prom a much-needed triple up and Adamo won the side pot with ace-king high.
The tournament clock reads 1,260 remaining players and 1,181 of them will be getting a minimum of $600.