2021 World Series of Poker

Event #55: $400 Colossus
Day: 2
Event Info

2021 World Series of Poker

Final Results
Winning Hand
Event Info
Prize Pool
Level Info
4,000,000 / 8,000,000
Players Info - Day 2
Players Left

Event #55: $400 Colossus

Day 2 Completed

Rafael Fernandes Leads; Anatolii Zyrin Looking for More Gold in Event #55: $400 Colossus

Level 32 : 150,000/300,000, 300,000 ante
Rafael Fernandes
Rafael Fernandes

A total of 1,181 players took their seats this morning at the start of Day 2 in the World Series of Poker Event #55: $400 Colossus, but only 49 advanced to Monday’s final day. They are all guaranteed at least $6,120 but all have their eyes on the $314,705 top prize and the prestigious gold bracelet.

The chip lead is held by Rafael Fernandes, who ended the day with 23,300,000 in chips and already cashed in two WSOP events in this series. Second in chips stands Elad Kubi with 18,675,00 and closing the podium right behind him is John Trinh with a nice 18,500,000.

Also still in the hunt are WSOP bracelet winners Anatolii Zyrin (9,675,000), Vincas Tamasauskas (6,025,000), Brett Apter (3,000,000) and Carlos Chang with a short stack of 1,775,000.

Event #55: $400 Colossus Top 10 Chip Counts

1Rafael FernandesUnited States23,300,000
2John TrinhUnited States18,850,000
3Elad KubiIsrael18,675,000
4Michael LeeUnited States16,900,000
5Avi CohenIsrael12,675,000
6Matthew O'MearaUnited States12,400,000
7Penh LoUnited States12,175,000
8Yonatan BasinIsrael12,000,000
9Lucas KulbeUnited States11,925,000
10Alexander MalodFrance11,900,000

Among the notables who will be back for the final day are are Avi Cohen (12,675,000), Arie Kliper (11,150,000) and Korean Inkyu Choi (5,025,000). The chip leader at the start of the day, Frankie Flowers, also found a bag tonight and will be returning tomorrow with 2,775,000.

The eliminations came in in abundance from all corners of the Pavilion Room here at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino. Bracelet winners such as Thi Truong (232nd for $1,805), Kevin Song (267th for $1,805), Ari Engel (556th for $1,065), and Ismael Bojang (663rd for $980) were among the casualties. The Apprentice runner-up and Boise Boys star Clint Robertson (162th for $2,350), Brock Wilson (106th for $2,350), Garrett Greer (149th for $2,350), Jason Wheeler (384th for $1,430) and Rafi Elharar (707th for $910) were also eliminated throughout the day.

End of The Day Action

The action was fast and furious and only 95 players made it to the dinner break. The tournament was down to the last six tables less than two hours after the play restarted.

Kathy Liebert
Kathy Liebert

Kathy Liebert, member of the women in poker Hall of Fame, fell not long after returning from the dinner break in 89th place for $3,140, shoving her last 12 big blinds preflop with ace-ten and facing Yonatan Basin who called with pocket jacks. She was followed a few minutes later by Andres Korn (81st for $3,675), winner of the 2017 $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em.

The action will pick up again at 10 a.m local time Monday and will play down to a winner. There will be a 15-minute break every three levels until a new champion is crowned.

As usual, the PokerNews live reporting team will be providing a complete coverage until the final cards have been dealt, so make sure to return.

Tags: Anatolii ZyrinAndres KornAri EngelBrock WilsonCarlos ChangElad KubiFrankie FlowersIsmael BojangJason WheelerKathy LiebertKevin SongRafi Elharar

Day 3 Seat Draw - Event #55: $400 Colossus

Level 32 : 150,000/300,000, 300,000 ante
Amazon4231Priscilla LakeUnited States4,075,000
Amazon4232Anatolii ZyrinRussia9,675,000
Amazon4233Carlos ChangTaiwan1,775,000
Amazon4234Timothy MilesUnited States8,850,000
Amazon4235David StensethUnited States2,175,000
Amazon4236Gabriel MoralesUnited States8,000,000
Amazon4237Matthew O'mearaUnited States12,400,000
Amazon4238Penh LoUnited States12,175,000
Amazon4239John TrinhUnited States18,850,000
Amazon4241Michael MorrisUnited States5,700,000
Amazon4242Yonatan BasinIsrael12,000,000
Amazon4243Brett ApterUnited States3,000,000
Amazon4244Huy NguyenUnited States6,425,000
Amazon4245Martin GavasciSpain3,575,000
Amazon4246Phuoc NguyenUnited States6,450,000
Amazon4248Lucas KulbeUnited States11,925,000
Amazon4249Giancarlo SantolinCanada2,750,000
Amazon4311Brandon CashwellUnited States7,375,000
Amazon4313Chen PeihengUnited States6,425,000
Amazon4314Michael LeeUnited States16,900,000
Amazon4315Frank FlowersUnited States2,775,000
Amazon4316William GianUnited States5,325,000
Amazon4317Milad HajihabibUnited States6,025,000
Amazon4318David RipleyUnited States2,000,000
Amazon4319Timothy GuilfordUnited States6,225,000
Amazon4322Arie KliperIsrael11,150,000
Amazon4323Alexander MalodFrance11,900,000
Amazon4324Harrison AshdownUnited States5,700,000
Amazon4325Kevin RandUnited States9,350,000
Amazon4326Bobby SanoubaneUnited States3,250,000
Amazon4327Abhishek GoindiIndia6,300,000
Amazon4328Vladas TamasauskasLithuania6,025,000
Amazon4329Dwayne HillockCanada5,525,000
Amazon4331Hoan NguyenUnited States205,000
Amazon4332Inkyu ChoiSouth Korea5,025,000
Amazon4334Jacob ThibodeauUnited States10,700,500
Amazon4335Barbara EnrightUnited States1,900,000
Amazon4336Rachel GiacopuzziUnited States3,950,000
Amazon4337Avi CohenIsrael12,675,000
Amazon4338Robert MatherUnited States4,100,050
Amazon4339[Removed:321] BerenjinatajUnited States8,650,000
Amazon4401Elad KubiIsrael18,675,000
Amazon4402Robert MercerUnited States11,425,000
Amazon4403Timothy VanceUnited States8,625,000
Amazon4404Jerry ZehrUnited States4,700,000
Amazon4405Jeffrey StellwagonUnited States7,600,000
Amazon4407Rafael FernandesUnited States23,300,000
Amazon4408Ryan JohalCanada3,150,000
Amazon4409Eric KimUnited States5,975,000

End of Day Chip Counts (full)

Level 32 : 150,000/300,000, 300,000 ante
Player Chips Progress
Rafael Fernandes us
Rafael Fernandes
23,300,000 23,031,000
John Trinh us
John Trinh
18,850,000 2,350,000
Elad Kubi il
Elad Kubi
18,675,000 5,135,000
Michael Lee us
Michael Lee
16,900,000 7,670,000
Avi Cohen il
Avi Cohen
12,675,000 -1,025,000
Matthew O'Meara us
Matthew O'Meara
12,400,000 -1,400,000
Penh Lo us
Penh Lo
12,175,000 11,575,000
Yonatan Basin il
Yonatan Basin
12,000,000 2,000,000
Lucas Kulbe us
Lucas Kulbe
11,925,000 4,325,000
Alexander Malod fr
Alexander Malod
11,900,000 11,109,000
Robert Mercer us
Robert Mercer
11,425,000 925,000
Arie Kliper il
Arie Kliper
11,150,000 -150,000
Jacob Thibodeau us
Jacob Thibodeau
10,700,500 3,275,500
Anatolii Zyrin ru
Anatolii Zyrin
9,675,000 4,555,000
WSOP 2X Winner
Kevin Rand us
Kevin Rand
9,350,000 9,006,000
Timothy Miles us
Timothy Miles
8,850,000 550,000
Mohammad Berenjinataj us
Mohammad Berenjinataj
8,650,000 8,649,999
Timothy Vance us
Timothy Vance
8,625,000 2,795,000
Gabriel Morales us
Gabriel Morales
8,000,000 7,272,000
Jeffrey Stellwagon us
Jeffrey Stellwagon
7,600,000 -150,000
Brandon Cashwell us
Brandon Cashwell
7,375,000 -2,895,000
Phuoc Nguyen us
Phuoc Nguyen
6,450,000 5,752,000
Huy Nguyen us
Huy Nguyen
6,425,000 5,724,000
Chen Peiheng us
Chen Peiheng
6,425,000 6,086,000
Abhishek Goindi in
Abhishek Goindi
6,300,000 1,100,000

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Last Hand for Zehr

Level 32 : 150,000/300,000, 300,000 ante

Elad Kubi raised to 800,000 and faced an all-in raise worth 3,455,000 from Jerry Zehr in the blinds. After some thinking, Kubi decided to let it go and Zehr took down the last pot of the night.

Player Chips Progress
Jerry Zehr us
Jerry Zehr
4,700,000 -2,800,000

Mercer Gets a Double Up from Cohen

Level 32 : 150,000/300,000, 300,000 ante

There was a raise to 625,000 from under the gun followed by two calls. Robert Mercer was in the hijack and shipped all in for 4,410,000. The action folded back to Avi Cohen who had previously called in middle position and he quickly called Mercer to put him at risk.

Robert Mercer: {j-Spades}{j-Diamonds}
Avi Cohen: {9-Spades}{9-Clubs}

Mercer was in the lead with the larger of the two pocket pairs and the board ran out {10-Spades}{6-Diamonds}{3-Hearts}{a-Spades}{q-Spades} to give Mercer a double up.

Player Chips Progress
Avi Cohen il
Avi Cohen
13,700,000 -2,500,000
Robert Mercer us
Robert Mercer
10,500,000 10,007,000

Big Double Up for Trinh

Level 32 : 150,000/300,000, 300,000 ante

The tabled folded to John Trinh who raised on the button and faced an all-in from Abhishek Goindi in the blinds, putting him at risk for a stack of 7,880,000. Trinh called and the players showed their cards:

John Trinh: {k-Spades}{q-Spades}
Abhishek Goindi: {a-Spades}{8-Clubs}

Trinh had the dominated hand, but managed to find a board {5-Spades}{7-Clubs}{q-Diamonds}{9-Hearts}{j-Diamonds}, giving him a pair of queens on the turn for the double up.

Player Chips Progress
John Trinh us
John Trinh
16,500,000 11,400,000
Abhishek Goindi in
Abhishek Goindi
5,200,000 -8,400,000

Choi Forces a Fold from Santolin

Level 32 : 150,000/300,000, 300,000 ante

On a board {j-Hearts}{4-Hearts}{5-Spades} in a raised pot, Inkyu Choi checked from the blinds and Giancarlo Santolin sent a bet worth 600,00. Choi replied by moving all in for 3,500,000, putting Santolin at risk for a stack worth 3,300,000.

After a few minutes, the clock was called and Santolin ended up folding {10-Hearts}{10-Clubs}. Choi agreed to show his hand, and revealed {q-Hearts}{6-Hearts} for a flush draw.

Player Chips Progress
Inkyu Choi kr
Inkyu Choi
5,200,000 1,700,000
Giancarlo Santolin ca
Giancarlo Santolin
3,300,000 -1,650,000

Flores Holds for a Double

Level 32 : 150,000/300,000, 300,000 ante

Terry Morrison ripped all in for a little over 2,000,000 in early position and David Flores stuck in the last of his 1,665,000 on the button. The blinds folded and the two hands were tabled.

David Flores: {a-Spades}{q-Spades}
Terry Morrison: {a-Hearts}{8-Clubs}

Flores held a dominating position but the flop of {j-Hearts}{4-Hearts}{4-Diamonds} provided some chop outs. The {2-Diamonds} on the turn changed nothing and the {a-Clubs} on the river gave both players two pair, but Flores had the better kicker to double up. Morrison was left with just a couple big blinds and was eliminated in the next hand.

Player Chips Progress
David Flores us
David Flores
3,600,000 400,000
Terry Morrison us
Terry Morrison

Tags: Terry Morrison