Day 2 of Event #51: $400 The Colossus No Limit Hold'em certainly lived up to its moniker. What started as a massive field of 1,695 players spread out across the Bally’s ballroom ended after 15 40-minute levels with 68 hopefuls still in the hunt for the prestigious World Series of Poker bracelet.
Leading the way is a Frenchman who was an unstoppable force throughout the day. Jordan Pelon has just one recorded WSOP cash for $4,483, but he put on a clinic today, knocking out opponent after opponent on his way to bagging up 30,350,000 chips.
Event #51: $400 The Colossus Top 10 Chip Counts
|3||Ari Oxman||United States||17,200,000||43|
|4||Raymond Downing||United States||17,025,000||42|
|5||Frank Jamrow||United States||15,975,000||40|
|6||Alon Butcher Guttman||United States||14,800,000||37|
|7||Hartt Stearns||United States||14,125,000||35|
|8||Anthony Ruttler||United States||13,850,000||35|
|10||Jeffrey Loiacono||United States||13,175,000||33|
Pelon’s closest challengers include Ari Oxman (17,200,000), Frank Jamrow (15,975,000), and Gabriel Andrade (15,525,000), who entertained his table both with his play and his singing. Bracelet winner David Jackson survived the day on a short stack of 4,600,000.
Everyone who made it through to Day 3 still has a shot at the title and $414,490 first prize when play resumes at 11 a.m. local time on June 27 inside the Bally’s Event Center. But for countless others, their dream ended on Day 2 and ended quickly. Cries of “payout” resonated around the room from the start of play, with the clock having to be paused twice so tournament officials could catch up on all the payouts.
Along the way, Alejandro “Papa MC” Lococo (1,345th), Joseph Cheong (807th), PokerGo’s Donnie Peters (235th), Day 1 chip leader Kao “Flexx” Saechao (132nd), and Joseph “JoeytheMush” Straub (107th) would all find their way to the lenghty payout line.
It was truly a colossal field that took to the felt today on Day 2. For 68 players, that journey continues from 11:00 a.m. on June 27, and PokerNews will be on hand as they race to the final table and eventually crown The Colossus champion.