Event #55: $400 Colossus

New Chip Leader

tucsonmonster • Level 15: 3,000-6,000, 6,000 ante
Kao Saechao
Kao Saechao

A player ran over to let PokerNews know a hand was brewing between two big stacks at his table.

It was blind on blind action and the board read {q-Diamonds}{3-Spades}{7-Spades}{k-Clubs}{7-Hearts}. With what didn't look like more than 200,000 in the pot, Kao "Flexx" Saechao was all in for 800,000 and his opponent in the small blind was in the tank.

The clock was called on Saechao's opponent and he made the call before time ran out.

Saechao tabled {9-Hearts}{7-Diamonds} for trip sevens.

His opponent mucked his hand but the floor man made him turn it back over based on tournament rules. He had called with {q-Clubs}{2-Spades} for two pair.

Saechao now has a mountain of chips.

Kao Saechao us
Kao Saechao
us 1,600,000 1,600,000

New Chip Counts; Garcia Over Half Million Chips

gaellej • Level 15: 3,000-6,000, 6,000 ante

Cord Garcia, the first winner ever of the inaugural 'Colossus' in 2015, winning his first WSOP bracelet and a cool $638,880 to go with it, moved to Brasilia room and is now seated with a comfortable stack worth 550,000 chips.

Right next him stands Daniel 'Danny' Ghobrial with 245,000 in front of him, and "looking forward to eat all of Garcia's chips".

Frankie Flowers us
Frankie Flowers
us 750,000 750,000
Christian Ly fr
Christian Ly
fr 600,000 266,000
Cord Garcia us
Cord Garcia
us 550,000 550,000
Julie Silberstein it
Julie Silberstein
it 540,000 305,000
Daniel Ghobrial ca
Daniel Ghobrial
ca 245,000 245,000
Jon Turner us
Jon Turner
us 195,000 -35,000
Rosalie Petit fr
Rosalie Petit
fr 160,000 33,000
Stephanie Johnston us
Stephanie Johnston
us 145,000 133,000
Emil Lukac sk
Emil Lukac
sk 80,000 -7,000

Holder Holds

benlysne • Level 15: 3,000-6,000, 6,000 ante

The action picked up when Dave Holder shoved all-in 19,000 and his opponent called with chips behind.

Dave Holder: {a-Clubs}{2-Clubs}
Opponent: {a-Clubs}{q-Diamonds}

The board ran out {5-Clubs}{10-Clubs}{k-Spades}{k-Diamonds}{6-Clubs} and Holder holds with the nut flush.

Dave Holder
Dave Holder

Dream Situation For Michael

tucsonmonster • Level 15: 3,000-6,000, 6,000 ante

Todd Michael raised to 12,000 from under the gun. A player in middle position moved all in for about 75,000. The player in the hijack then moved all in for about 150,000. The player in the small blind cold-called. Michael put his stack in the middle, They went four-ways to the flop with three players at risk.

Middle Position: {a-Spades}{k-Hearts}
Hijack: {8-Clubs}{8-Spades}
Todd Michael: {a-Hearts}{a-Spades}
Small Blind: {q-Diamonds}{q-Hearts}

The board ran out {a-Diamonds}{9-Clubs}{3-Spades}{9-Hearts}{10-Clubs}. Michael flopped top set and turned a full house to triple up and eliminate the middle position player.

The small blind won a small side pot to eliminate the player in the hijack.

Todd Michael US
Todd Michael
US 350,000 350,000

Karima Sends Slovic Out

gaellej • Level 15: 3,000-6,000, 6,000 ante
Eva Slovikova
Eva Slovikova

Rashad Karima limped and it was called by two players before Eva Slovic decided to shove from the big blind for her 67,000 last chips. Only Karima made the call for the following showdown:

Eva Slovic: {a-Diamonds}{q-Clubs}
Rashad Karima: {j-Hearts}{j-Diamonds}

It was a typical flip situation, and the flop first fell {4-Hearts}{q-Spades}{9-Diamonds}, giving a pair of queens to Slovic. However, the {10-Clubs} and the {k-Clubs} hit the turn and the river, giving a runner-runner straight to Karima to eliminate Slovic from the event.

Rashad Karima
Rashad Karima
245,000 -5,000
Eva Slovic SK
Eva Slovic
SK Busted

Lococo Chipping Down

gaellej • Level 15: 3,000-6,000, 6,000 ante

After two players limped, the hijack player pushed all in for a remaining stack worth around 45,000 and Alejandro “Papo MC” Lococo squized. The two initial players folded and the cards were tabled.

Alejandro Lococo: {a-Hearts}{j-Clubs}
Opponent: {10-Hearts}{8-Hearts}

Lococo had the best starting hand, but the board fell {8-Clubs}{6-Clubs}{2-Diamonds}{2-Hearts}{3-Diamonds} and the pot was sent to Lococo's opponent who hit two pairs.

Alejandro Lococo ar
Alejandro Lococo
ar 170,000 -60,000

Knockout For Newberry

tucsonmonster • Level 15: 3,000-6,000, 6,000 ante

Travis Newberry opened from under the gun for 13,000. The player next to act moved all in for 62,000. It folded back to Newberry and he called.

Opponent: {9-Spades}{9-Diamonds}
Travis Newberry: {k-Clubs}{q-Diamonds}

The board ran out {j-Spades}{q-Hearts}{10-Clubs}{a-Hearts}{5-Spades}. Newberry made a pair of queens on the flop and improved to the broadway straight on the turn to eliminate his opponent.

Travis Newberry us
Travis Newberry
us 310,000 310,000

Double Up for “Papo MC”

gaellej • Level 14: 3,000-5,000, 5,000 ante

After a first player raised, the cutoff shoved for a stack worth 119,000 and Argentine rapper Alejandro Lococo, known as “Papo MC”, called also all in for a stack of 105,000. The initial player folded and the players tabled their cards:

Alejandro Lococo: {a-Diamonds}{k-Diamonds}
Opponent: {a-Clubs}{q-Diamonds}

Lococo was in good shape for the double up, which he did after the {5-Spades}{7-Hearts}{3-Spades}{j-Hearts}{9-Diamonds} ranout.

Alejandro Lococo ar
Alejandro Lococo
ar 230,000