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Event #55: $400 Colossus
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Highlights

Highlights

Event #55: $400 Colossus
Day 1a Completed

Jeff Platt Among the Players to Bag at the End of The Colossus Day 1a

Leo_Contreras • Level 16: 4,000-8,000, 8,000 ante
Jeff Platt
Jeff Platt

The first of two starting flights of the Colossus attracted 4,217 entrants to the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino. Some 632 of those starters made it into the money places, and only 484 players were left at the end of Day 1a.

The Day 1a chip leader is none other than Hiep Tran who crammed 1,308,000 chips into his overnight bag.Eight other players finished their flight with seven-figure stacks, including Hogyun Kang (1,297,000), bracelet winner Vincas Tamasauskas (1,241,000), Martin Ryan (1,178,000), and Charbel Kanterjian (1,118,000).

Jeff Platt (582,000), fresh from a fourth-place finish in the $1,000 Double Stack event, looks set for another deep run. Platt finished with an above-average stack.

Plenty of well-known players are among the Day 1a survivors. They include former WSOP champions Thi Truong (737,000), Kevin Song (689,000), Barbara Enright (411,000), Chris Wallace (309,000), Gary Benson (241,000), Pete Chen (231,000), and former Main Event champion Robert Varkonyi (175,000).

End of Day 1A Top 10 Chip Counts

PlacePlayerCountryChips
1Hiep TranUnited States1,308,000
2Hogyun KangSouth Korea1,297,000
3Vincas TamasauskasLithuania1,241,000
4Martin RyanUnited States1,178,000
5Charbel KanterjianCanada1,118,000
6Lucas TabarinBrazil1,116,000
7Joseph MalebrancheUnited States1,098,000
8Erikas LaugzemysLithuania1,048,000
9Michael MarderUnited States1,018,000
10Ivan BarnesUnited States900,000

Saturday's Day 1b kicks off at 10 a.m. giving players another chance to make it through to Day 2. Another bumper crowd is expected, so stay tuned to PokerNews as we bring you all the live updates from this huge tournament.

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Official End of Day 1a Chip Counts (full)

YorkshirePud • Level 16: 4,000-8,000, 8,000 ante
Hiep Tran US
Hiep Tran
US 1,308,000 1,308,000
Hogyun Kang KR
Hogyun Kang
KR 1,297,000 1,297,000
Vincas Tamasauskas lt
Vincas Tamasauskas
lt 1,241,000 241,000
Martin Ryan tt
Martin Ryan
tt 1,178,000 78,000
Charbel Kanterjian ca
Charbel Kanterjian
ca 1,118,000 1,118,000
Lucas Tabarin br
Lucas Tabarin
br 1,116,000 -84,000
Joseph Malebranche us
Joseph Malebranche
us 1,098,000 1,098,000
Erikas Laugzemys lt
Erikas Laugzemys
lt 1,048,000 1,048,000
Michael Marder us
Michael Marder
us 1,018,000 643,000
Ivan Barnes US
Ivan Barnes
US 900,000 400,000
Andrew Flaherty us
Andrew Flaherty
us 890,000 890,000
Oleg Titov ru
Oleg Titov
ru 884,000
Walter Ruman US
Walter Ruman
US 870,000 870,000
Jordan Meltzer us
Jordan Meltzer
us 862,000 862,000
Rennei Liu CA
Rennei Liu
CA 842,000 842,000
James Pifer US
James Pifer
US 830,000 830,000
Lucas Tae us
Lucas Tae
us 823,000 823,000
Harrison Ashdown us
Harrison Ashdown
us 813,000 813,000
David Cambas us
David Cambas
us 813,000 33,000
Trevor Sather us
Trevor Sather
us 806,000 706,000
Samrat ray chaudhuri US
Samrat ray chaudhuri
US 801,000 801,000
Raymond Grell TT
Raymond Grell
TT 789,000 439,000
Sandeep Pallampati US
Sandeep Pallampati
US 782,000 782,000
Gregg Swanson US
Gregg Swanson
US 773,000 773,000
Michael Tomic US
Michael Tomic
US 771,000 771,000

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Cordeiro Eliminated as Night Ends

Tboss • Level 16: 4,000-8,000, 8,000 ante
Marle Cordeiro
Marle Cordeiro

Martin Ryan raised the button to 32,000 and Marle Cordeiro three-bet from the small blind to 125,000. The big blind quickly folded and Ryan made the call.

The dealer spread a flop of {8-Clubs}{6-Clubs}{5-Clubs} and Cordeiro put in a continuation bet of 65,000. Ryan raised to 200,000 and Cordeiro went into the tank for about a minute before jamming her stack of just over 300,000 in the middle. Ryan made the call and both hands were tabled.

Marle Cordeiro: {q-Spades}{q-Hearts}
Martin Ryan: {10-Clubs}{10-Hearts}

Both players flopped an overpair but Cordeiro was in the lead with pocket queens. The turn {q-Clubs} completed Ryan's flush but still gave Cordeiro some outs to make a full house. The river {3-Diamonds} however, was not what Cordeiro needed and she was eliminated just as the night finished.

Martin Ryan tt
Martin Ryan
tt 1,100,000 1,100,000
Marle Cordeiro us
Marle Cordeiro
us Busted

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Day 1a Is Wrapping Up

Leo_Contreras • Level 16: 4,000-8,000, 8,000 ante

They will play five more hands before play concludes for the night.

Rummel Rakes It In

tucsonmonster • Level 16: 4,000-8,000, 8,000 ante

Jody Rummel raised to 20,000 from early position then a player moved all-in from middle position for 77,000. The action folded back to Rummel who made the call.

Opponent: {7-Clubs}{7-Spades}
Jody Rummel: {a-Hearts}{q-Spades}

The board ran out {10-Clubs}{4-Hearts}{3-Hearts}{3-Clubs}{a-Spades}. Rummel hit the ace on the river to get a knockout and chip up in the last level of the night.

Jody Rummel us
Jody Rummel
us 450,000 94,000

Heiberg Doubles Through Boski

Tboss • Level 16: 4,000-8,000, 8,000 ante

Jeff Boski shoved his stack of 75,000 in the middle from early position and Jeff Heiberg called off his 68,000 from two spots over.

Jeff Boski:{j-Diamonds}{10-Hearts}
Jeff Heiberg: {q-Diamonds}{q-Clubs}

Boski ran into the overpair of Heiberg and the {a-Diamonds}{8-Diamonds}{2-Hearts} flop was no help. Boski picked up some life on the {9-Hearts} turn but the {6-Hearts} on the river was a brick.

Boski was left with only 7,000 chips and was seen walking to the payout desk shortly after.

Jeff Heiberg us
Jeff Heiberg
us 161,000
Jeff Boski US
Jeff Boski
US Busted

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Money Bubble

tucsonmonster • Level 16: 4,000-8,000, 8,000 ante

The money bubble has officially burst, 632 players made the money.

Tabarin Takes Down Massive Pot

Tboss • Level 16: 4,000-8,000, 8,000 ante

On a flop of {10-Diamonds}{10-Hearts}{3-Hearts} Lucas Tabarin put in a bet of 45,000 and his opponent on the button called.

The turn was the {a-Clubs} and Tabarin fired for a second time, this time for 75,000 and his opponent made the call.

The {7-Hearts} fell on the river and Tabarin grabbed two stacks of reds, took two off from one of them and with two hands put them in the middle. Facing the 190,000 bet his opponent went deep into the tank and eventually, threw in one chip to signal a call.

Tabarin tabled {q-Hearts}{9-Hearts} for a flush and his opponent mucked.

Lucas Tabarin br
Lucas Tabarin
br 1,200,000 390,000

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