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Event #41: $400 COLOSSUS [Day 2], $3M GTD

Event Info

Prize Pool $4,796,632
Players 12757

Level Info

Level 34
Blinds 5,000,000 / 10,000,000
Ante 1,000,000

Players Info - Day 3

Players Left 1
Entries 9
Event #41: $400 COLOSSUS [Day 2], $3M GTD
Day 3 Completed

Estonia's Ranno Sootla Wins Event #41: COLOSSUS for $595,930

will_shill • Level 34: 5,000,000-10,000,000, 1,000,000 ante
Ranno Sootla
Ranno Sootla

Ranno Sootla has Estonia's first WSOP bracelet in Event #41: COLOSSUS after defeating start-of-day chip leader Paraskevas Tsokaridis heads-up. Sootla takes home $595,930 and a WSOP Europe Package after topping the 12,747-player field, and finished off proceedings with a lightning-fast 90-minute final table.

Runner-up Tsokaridis had dominated large portions of the final table; he was responsible for half of all the eliminations and came into heads-up with a close to 2:1 chip lead.

However, Sootla bided his time and dominated the early proceedings heads-up, winning 12 of the first 15 hands to move into the lead. Tsokaridis would double heads-up, but failed to mount any comeback, eventually succumbing to the Estonian's pocket kings and having to settle for second place.

Event #41: COLOSSUS Final Table Results

PlaceWinnerCountry Prize (USD)
1Ranno SootlaEstonia $595,930
2Paraskevas TsokaridisGreece $433,345
3Joni JouhkimainenFinland $308,904
4Andre FigueiredoBrazil $220,198
5Arunas SapitaviciusLithuania $156,964
6Agate OseAustria $111,890
7Tom DelaineMalta $79,759
8Lai SishengSingapore $56,885
9Ajay ChabraCanada $40,529

Sootla has just two career WSOP cashes, both coming in 2018. They include a runner-up finish in Event #51: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em Bounty to Ryan Leng for $168,464.

He can now take pride in becoming Estonia's first WSOP bracelet winner.

Final Table Recap

From a starting field of 12,757, the final day resumed with nine players remaining and just 155 big blinds between them. Short-stacked Ajay Chabra was always going to look for a spot to get his chips in, and that came in the first hand when he shoved with kings only to get called by Tsokaridis with ace-king. However, an ace on the river sent Chabra to the rail in ninth.

Lai Sisheng also started the day with fewer than ten big blinds and he went next, falling at the hands of Andre Figueiredo.

There was still time for one more elimination before the first break of the day, with Joni Jouhkimainen's queens making light work of Tom Delaine's ace-jack to bring play six-handed.

Tsokaridis into the Driving Seat

Tsokaridis had managed to hold onto his chip lead up until now, and extended it with the elimination of Agate Ose in sixth. On the very next hand he moved well clear, sending Arunas Sapitavicius to the rail to move above 360 million chips, almost triple second in chips.

Figueiredo would fall next at the hands of Jouhkimainen, before the first of just two doubles at the final table as Sootla doubled back into contention after falling to the bottom of the chip counts three-handed.

Both Sootla and Jouhkimainen attempted to reel in Tsokaridis at the head of proceedings but to no avail. And Jouhkimainen was eliminated by the Greek player, Tsokaridis held practically a 2:1 chip lead heads-up.

Paraskevas Tsokaridis
Paraskevas Tsokaridis

Heads-up Play

However, this was where Sootla impressed. He dominated the early stages, restricting Tsokaridis to just three of the first 15 pots as he turned the tables on his opponent. A standout moment came when, after checking both flop and turn, Sootla overbet river and was called, only for the Estonian to have flopped a flush.

Sootla moved further ahead; winning with queen-high and cracking kings to move within touching distance of 500 million of the 635 million in play. Tsokaridis would double once heads-up, but remained a distant second, and he was eliminated after shoving into the pocket kings of Sootla, and receiving no help.

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Paraskevas Tsokaridis Eliminated in 2nd Place ($433,345)

will_shill • Level 34: 5,000,000-10,000,000, 1,000,000 ante
Paraskevas Tsokaridis
Paraskevas Tsokaridis

Paraskevas Tsokaridis limped and Ranno Sootla raised to 30 million. Tsokaridis re-raised all in for 172.2 million and Sootla called.

Paraskevas Tsokaridis: {a-Clubs}{9-Hearts}
Ranno Sootla: {k-Clubs}{k-Hearts}

Tsokaridis had run into the pocket kings of Sootla who was on the verge of victory. The {7-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds}{10-Clubs} flop changed nothing, but the {8-Hearts} turn gave Tsokaridis a straight draw. The river, however, was the {10-Spades} and he was eliminated taking home $433,345 for his efforts.

Paraskevas Tsokaridis - 2nd Place
Paraskevas Tsokaridis - 2nd Place
Ranno Sootla EE 635,900,000 173,200,000
Paraskevas Tsokaridis gr Busted

Back Comes Sootla

will_shill • Level 34: 5,000,000-10,000,000, 1,000,000 ante

Ranno Sootla raised to 20 million and Paraskevas Tsokaridis three-bet to 48 million. Sootla called.

Tsokaridis bet 26 million on the {9-Hearts}{4-Hearts}{9-Diamonds} flop, but folded when Sootla raised to 67 million.

Ranno Sootla EE 462,700,000 102,000,000
Paraskevas Tsokaridis gr 173,200,000 -102,000,000

Tsokaridis Doubles Through Sootla

will_shill • Level 34: 5,000,000-10,000,000, 1,000,000 ante

Paraskevas Tsokaridis limped and Ranno Sootla shoved for 497 million. Tsokaridis called all in for 126.6 million.

Ranno Sootla: {a-Diamonds}{5-Hearts}
Paraskevas Tsokaridis: {a-Spades}{j-Diamonds}

Tsokaridis was in a good spot and doubled on the {q-Clubs}{7-Diamonds}{3-Clubs}{3-Hearts}{q-Spades} board, but remained in second place.

Ranno Sootla EE 360,700,000 -137,600,000
Paraskevas Tsokaridis gr 275,200,000 137,700,000


will_shill • Level 34: 5,000,000-10,000,000, 1,000,000 ante

The final two players are going on another break. A reminder that the winner will walk away with $595,930 and a WSOP Europe Package Ticket!

Kings No Good for Tsokaridis

will_shill • Level 34: 5,000,000-10,000,000, 1,000,000 ante
Sootla Cracks Kings
Sootla Cracks Kings

Ranno Sootla limped and Paraskevas Tsokaridis raised to 30 million. Sootla called and the flop was {a-Clubs}{q-Spades}{q-Clubs}.

Tsokaridis bet 13 million and Sootla called. The turn was the {3-Clubs} and both players checked.

The river was the {5-Diamonds}. Tsokaridis checked and Sootla bet 44 million. Tsokaridis called with {k-Clubs}{k-Spades} but Sootla held {a-Diamonds}{6-Diamonds} to win the pot and move close to 500 million in chips.

Ranno Sootla EE 498,300,000 88,000,000
Paraskevas Tsokaridis gr 137,500,000 -88,000,000

Queen-High Good for Sootla

will_shill • Level 33: 4,000,000-8,000,000, 800,000 ante

Ranno Sootla limped and called a raise to 24 million from Paraskevas Tsokaridis. Tsokaridis bet 16.368 million on the flop {5-Hearts}{k-Spades}{3-Hearts} and Sootla called.

The turn was the {k-Clubs} and both players checked. The river was another {k-Hearts} putting three kings on the board. The pair checked with Sootla showing {q-Hearts}{8-Spades} to win with queen high.

Ranno Sootla EE 478,300,000 41,200,000
Paraskevas Tsokaridis gr 157,500,000 -41,200,000