2021 World Series of Poker
Event #22: $400 COLOSSUS [Final Day], $3M GTD
Days:
2

Event Info

Buy-in $400
Prize Pool $4,099,528
Players 10903

Players Info - Day 2

Players Left 1
Event #22: $400 COLOSSUS [Final Day], $3M GTD
Day 2 Completed

Armando D'Avanzo Wins Event #22: $400 COLOSSUS ($409,007)

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Armando D'Avanzo
Armando D'Avanzo

The latest 2021 GGPoker WSOP Online bracelet event is in the books, and when the dust settled, Armando D'Avanzo took down Event #22: $400 COLOSSUS NLH $3M GTD. He beat a massive field of 10,903 entries to collect a first place prize of $409,007. The overall prizepool for this event smashed the posted guarantee, finishing at $4,099,528.

The headliner coming into the final table was Damian Salas, who is no stranger to WSOP success. The Argentinian pro burst onto the live poker scene when he final tabled the 2017 Main Event, earning $1,425,000 for his seventh place finish. However, he is best known for winning last year's International WSOP Main Event for $1,550,969, and also defeated Joseph Herbert heads up for an additional $1 million. However, Salas had a big bluff picked off early, and then busted in 9th after flopping a flush draw.

D'avanzo laid low for the first half of the final table, content to let the other big stacks duke it out. He would take his first big step towards victory when he won a big coin flip to knock out Tarun "AreYouAhead" Goyal.

However, it was the knockout of Kenneth Smaron in fourth that was the biggest of the final table for D'avanzo. In that hand, he would flop bottom set of fives, and all of the chips got into the middle is what was at the time the biggest pot of the tournament.

D'avanzo continued the big knockouts when he busted Mirko "25Ezekiel17" Numerato in third. It was a cooler after the flop, as D'Avanzo had bottom two pair against the top pair of Numerato.

After a heads up battle that lasted about half an hour, D'avanzo won the event in style, flopping a king high flush to crack the pocket aces held by Kosuke “PXR-51” Tajima. A full breakdown of the final table can be viewed below.

Event #20: $400 COLLOSUS NLH Final Table Results

PlacePlayerCountryPrize
1Armando D’AvanzoItaly$409,007
2Kosuke “PXR-51” TajimaJapan$306,707
3Mirko “25Ezekiel17” NumeratoAustria$229,998
4Kenneth SmaronUnited States$172,474
5Tarun "AreYouAhead" GoyalIndia$129,337
6Diego “Shereka” SpataroBrazil$96,989
7Mathieu “Le_C0lombbi1” GiabiconiFrance$72,732
8Guillermo “Come on!!” GordoSpain$54,451
9Damian SalasArgentina$40,900

Not much is know about Armando D'avanzo, who's only big score before this appears to be a WSOPC High Roller Event on May 13th, earning $43,875. Well, this new high score is nearly ten times that, along with of course D'avanzo's first ever WSOP bracelet.

That concludes our coverage of the COLOSSUS tonight. The next action coming up on Pokernews will be Event #23: $600 Deepstack Championship No-Limit Hold'em on Tuesday August 31, and Event #24: $1,050 Bounty Pot-Limit Omaha on Thursday September 2. Be sure to come back for more bracelet coverage then!

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Kosuke “PXR-51” Tajima Eliminated in 2nd Place ($306,707)

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Blinds 2,500,000/5,000,000

Kosuke “PXR-51” Tajima raised to 10,000,000, Armando D’avanzo called, and the flop brought all spades, {8-Spades}{6-Spades}{3-Spades}. D'avanzo checked, Tajima fired 10,600,000, and D'avanzo check raised to 24,377,411.

Tajima reraised to 70,000,000 even, and it was back on D'avanzo. He moved all in, and Tajima called with {a-Spades}{a-Diamonds}. Davanzo had outflopped him with {k-Spades}{7-Spades}, and would need to fade another spade coming to claim the bracelet. The {8-Diamonds} turn meant that an ace or eight would also work now, but the {9-Diamonds} completed the board instead.

Kosuke “PXR-51” Tajima will have to settle for over $306,000 for second place, but it is Armando D’avanzo who has completed the dream, turning $400 into a payday of over $400,000, along with his first WSOP bracelet.

Please stay tuned for a full recap from today's action!

Armando D’avanzo MT
Armando D’avanzo
MT 434,287,493 168,702,738
Kosuke “PXR-51” Tajima jp
Kosuke “PXR-51” Tajima
jp Busted

D'avanzo Takes Lead Back With Bluff

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Blinds: 2,500,000/5,000,000

Kosuke “PXR-51” Tajima raised to 10,000,000, and Armando D’avanzo three bet to 26,758,555. Tajima called, and the flop came down {k-Diamonds}{6-Spades}{5-Clubs}. D'avanzo fired 27,594,855, Tajima called, and both players checked the {j-Diamonds} turn.

The {4-Diamonds} completed the board, and D'avanzo fired 55,650,333, about half of the pot. Tajima folded, and D'avanzo immediately rolled over {9-Clubs}{2-Hearts} for nine high.

Armando D’avanzo MT
Armando D’avanzo
MT 265,584,755 59,645,272
Kosuke “PXR-51” Tajima jp
Kosuke “PXR-51” Tajima
jp 168,436,087 -59,911,923

Tajima Takes the Chip Lead

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Blinds: 2,500,000/5,000,000

Kosuke “PXR-51” Tajima raised to 10,000,000, and Armando D’avanzo called to see the flop come down {4-Spades}{4-Diamonds}{3-Hearts}. D'avanzo check called a bet of 15,500, and the {a-Spades} hit the turn. After another check, Tajima went for a massive bet of 57,000,000, more than the pot, and D'avanzo folded.

With that pot, Tajima now has a small lead.

Kosuke “PXR-51” Tajima jp
Kosuke “PXR-51” Tajima
jp 228,348,010 41,224,155
Armando D’avanzo MT
Armando D’avanzo
MT 205,939,483 -41,200,000

Tajima Picks Off a Bluff

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Blinds: 2,000,000/4,000,000

Kosuke “PXR-51” Tajima raised to 8,000,000, and Armando D’avanzo called to see the flop of {9-Spades}{8-Clubs}{4-Diamonds}. D’avanzo check called a bet of 5,600,000, and both players would check the {4-Hearts} turn. The {9-Clubs} completed the board, and D'avanzo fired 21,759,560.

Tajima called with {8-Spades}{5-Diamonds}, and D'avanzo could only muster up six high, sending Tajima a much needed pot.

Armando D’avanzo MT
Armando D’avanzo
MT 247,139,483 -40,239,400
Kosuke “PXR-51” Tajima jp
Kosuke “PXR-51” Tajima
jp 187,123,855 40,215,245

D'avanzo Wins Biggest Pot of Heads up So Far

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Blinds: 2,000,000/4,000,000

Kosuke “PXR-51” Tajima raised to 9,200,000, and Armando D’avanzo called to see the flop of {3-Clubs}{3-Diamonds}{4-Diamonds} come down. D'avanzo check called a c-bet of 6,500,000, and the {3-Spades} hit the turn.

D'avanzo check called another bet, 24,000,000 this time, and both players would check the {a-Spades} river. D'avanzo rolled over {a-Clubs}{10-Spades}
for a rivered full house, and Tajima's {8-Spades}{6-Spades} hit the muck.

Armando D’avanzo MT
Armando D’avanzo
MT 287,378,883 -8,468,672
Kosuke “PXR-51” Tajima jp
Kosuke “PXR-51” Tajima
jp 146,908,610 9,034,234

Mirko “25Ezekiel17” Numerato Eliminated in 3rd Place ($229,998)

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Blinds: 1,750,000/3,500,000

Armando D’avanzo limped from the small blind, and Mirko “25Ezekiel17” Numerato made it 10,500,000 to go. D'avanzo called, and the flop came down {a-Clubs}{8-Clubs}{5-Diamonds}. D'avanzo check called a bet of 11,000,000, and the {2-Diamonds} came on the turn.

D'avanzo checked again, and Numerato fired 13,500,000 this time. D'avanzo check raised all in, and Numerato called with {a-Diamonds}{j-Spades}. He was trailing the {8-Spades}{5-Spades} of D'avanzo, and the {k-Hearts} on the river changed nothing.

With that hand, play is now heads up!

Armando D’avanzo MT
Armando D’avanzo
MT 295,847,555 120,467,842
Kosuke “PXR-51” Tajima jp
Kosuke “PXR-51” Tajima
jp 137,874,376 11,587,122
Mirko “25Ezekiel17” Numerato RO
Mirko “25Ezekiel17” Numerato
RO Busted

Numerato Doubles Through D'avanzo

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Blinds: 1,750,000/3,500,000

Mirko “25Ezekiel17” Numerato raised to 7,000,000, and Armando D’avanzo defended his big blind.The flop came down {9-Spades}{6-Hearts}{3-Spades}, and D'avanzo check called a bet of 7,000,000. The {10-Clubs} hit the turn, and D'avanzo checked again.

Numerato fired 9,500,000 this time, but D'avanzo went for it all, betting enough to put Numerato all in. He would call with {j-Spades}{j-Diamonds}, well ahead of the {k-Clubs}{10-Hearts} of D'avanzo. Numerato caught an unnecessary third jack on the river, sending him a double up.

Armando D’avanzo MT
Armando D’avanzo
MT 175,379,713 -3,919,895
Mirko “25Ezekiel17” Numerato RO
Mirko “25Ezekiel17” Numerato
RO 92,210,148 19,605,076

Tajima Doubles Through Numerato

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Blinds: 1,500,000/3,000,000

Kosuke “PXR-51” Tajima and Mirko “25Ezekiel17” Numerato got into a raising war that saw all of Tajima's 60,000,000 and change get into the middle preflop. He was holding {a-Hearts}{k-Clubs} and was in great shape to score a massive double up against the {a-Spades}{q-Diamonds} of Numerato.

The board came down {j-Clubs}{8-Hearts}{5-Spades}{4-Diamonds}{9-Diamonds}, and the king kicker played to spring Tajima into second place.

Kosuke “PXR-51” Tajima jp
Kosuke “PXR-51” Tajima
jp 126,287,254 5,711,610
Mirko “25Ezekiel17” Numerato RO
Mirko “25Ezekiel17” Numerato
RO 72,605,072 -64,353,604