Day 1b Completed
Day 1b Completed
Frank Flowers, Andrew Heckman and Kao "Flexx" Saechao Bag Big In Event #55: $400 Colossus No-limit Hold'em
Day 1a combined with Day 1b of Event #55: $400 Colossus No-limit Hold'em attracted a whopping 9,399 entrants. The total prize pool is still being worked out but will be available shortly.
The first starting flight attracted 4,217 entrants. There were 632 to make the money but only 484 players advanced to Day 2. Hiep 'David' Tran bagged the chip lead coming back to 1,308,000.
The second starting flight attracted 5,182 entrants. In the last level of the day, 778 players made the money with just 697 to bag. A few players among end of day chip leaders include Frank Flowers (1,217,000), Andrew Heckman (1,000,000), Kao "Flexx" Saechao (994,000), Mikhaile Richards (950,000), and Anant Patel (925,000).
The remaining players combined from each flight will come back for Day 2 tomorrow October 31 at 10:00 a.m. PT at the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino. The players will play 15 levels with a duration of 40-minutes. They will have a 15-min break every three levels with a 60-minute break after Level 29 (≈7:00 p.m.).
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Angeli Chacon was all in for her last 124,000 and one of her opponents made the call with Chacon covered.
The flop came , improving Chacon's opponent into a set of queens, but a and a completed the board. Chacon went runner-runner for the straight and double up.
The tournament director has instructed the dealers to deal five more hands before the night ends.
The players are now in the money. There are 778 spots, each player now has guaranteed a minimum payday of at least $640.
Jeff Williams shoved all-in preflop putting himself at risk of busting the tournament without cashing and Mike Takayama called from behind, covering him.
The board ran out and Takaymaya sent Williams to the rail with a full house, fours over queens.
A few seconds later the floor announced that four players busted at the same time and those players mutually agreed to chop up a $640 min-cash.
It folded to the small blind player who shoved blind, putting Eyal Falk at risk for his last 71,000 chips. The latter quickly called for the following showdown:
The board brought no bad surprise to Falk with the runnout. Falk managed to double up at the bubble.
With 782 players remaining, just four more need to leave empty-handed before the money is made. As such, hand-for-hand play has begun. Stay tuned for some bubble action.