Event #55: $400 Colossus
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Event #55: $400 Colossus
Day 1b Completed

Frank Flowers, Andrew Heckman and Kao "Flexx" Saechao Bag Big In Event #55: $400 Colossus No-limit Hold'em

tucsonmonster • Level 17: 5,000-10,000, 10,000 ante
Frankie Flowers
Frankie Flowers

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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End of the Day Chip Counts (Full)

gaellej • Level 17: 5,000-10,000, 10,000 ante
Frank Flowers us
Frank Flowers
us 1,217,000 1,217,000
Timothy Keenan
Timothy Keenan
1,172,000 1,172,000
Dwayne Hillock CA
Dwayne Hillock
CA 1,031,000 1,031,000
Keith Doering us
Keith Doering
us 1,024,000 494,000
Andrew Heckman us
Andrew Heckman
us 1,000,000 370,000
Kao Chieng Saechao
Kao Chieng Saechao
994,000 994,000
Eric Stamey US
Eric Stamey
US 984,000 984,000
Mikhaile Richards us
Mikhaile Richards
us 950,000 950,000
Anant Patel us
Anant Patel
us 925,000 925,000
Michael Thach us
Michael Thach
us 886,000 886,000
Nicola Tassone
Nicola Tassone
880,000 880,000
Joshua Burns US
Joshua Burns
US 854,000 854,000
Felix Bleiker ch
Felix Bleiker
ch 833,000 833,000
Priscilla Lake US
Priscilla Lake
US 830,000 830,000
Benjamin Thompson us
Benjamin Thompson
us 816,000 816,000
Han Yit
Han Yit
803,000 803,000
Andy Spears us
Andy Spears
us 799,000 259,000
Alexander Malod FR
Alexander Malod
FR 791,000 791,000
Myles German
Myles German
775,000 775,000
Laurent Boublil
Laurent Boublil
773,000 773,000
Harpal Aulakh
Harpal Aulakh
763,000 763,000
Daniel Gates
Daniel Gates
763,000 763,000
Khamar Xaytavone us
Khamar Xaytavone
us 741,000 741,000
Frederick Nichols
Frederick Nichols
739,000 739,000
Gabriel Morales US
Gabriel Morales
US 728,000 728,000

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Lucky Double Up for Chacon

gaellej • Level 17: 5,000-10,000, 10,000 ante

Angeli Chacon was all in for her last 124,000 and one of her opponents made the call with Chacon covered.

Angeli Chacon: {a-Diamonds}{j-Spades}
Opponent: {q-Diamonds}{q-Spades}

The flop came {8-Clubs}{q-Hearts}{10-Hearts}, improving Chacon's opponent into a set of queens, but a {7-Diamonds} and a {9-Clubs} completed the board. Chacon went runner-runner for the straight and double up.

Angeli Chacon VE
Angeli Chacon
VE 260,000 260,000

Five More Hands

gaellej • Level 17: 5,000-10,000, 10,000 ante

The tournament director has instructed the dealers to deal five more hands before the night ends.

In The Money

tucsonmonster • Level 17: 5,000-10,000, 10,000 ante

The players are now in the money. There are 778 spots, each player now has guaranteed a minimum payday of at least $640.

Williams Falls Short of The Money

benlysne • Level 17: 5,000-10,000, 10,000 ante

Jeff Williams shoved all-in preflop putting himself at risk of busting the tournament without cashing and Mike Takayama called from behind, covering him.

Jeff Williams: {a-Spades}{k-Diamonds}
Mike Takayama: {a-Hearts}{q-Clubs}

The board ran out {4-Hearts}{4-Spades}{4-Diamonds}{2-Spades}{q-Diamonds} 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.

Mike Takayama ph
Mike Takayama
ph 500,000 500,000
Jeff Williams us
Jeff Williams
us Busted

Falk Doubles at the Bubble

gaellej • Level 17: 5,000-10,000, 10,000 ante

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:

Eyal Falk: {q-Diamonds}{q-Hearts}
Opponent: {5-Spades}{4-Diamonds}

The board brought no bad surprise to Falk with the {2-Hearts}{9-Diamonds}{a-Spades}{8-Spades}{9-Clubs} runnout. Falk managed to double up at the bubble.

Eyal Falk il
Eyal Falk
il 160,000 -45,000

Hand-for-Hand Begins

gaellej • Level 17: 5,000-10,000, 10,000 ante

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.