Event #51: $400 Colossus
Event #51: $400 Colossus
Day 1a Completed

Dvorkin and Saechao Bag Massive Stacks in Day 1a of The Colossus

NicholasBaltz • Level 17: 5,000-10,000, 10,000 ante
Mary Dvorkin
Mary Dvorkin

A sea of people flooded the 2022 World Series of Poker at Bally's and Paris Las Vegas for Day 1a of Event #51: $400 The Colossus. By night’s end, there were 5,869 entries and only 684 survived and advanced to Day 2.

Kao "Flexx" Saechao (1,514,000), fresh off a 10th place finish in the $1,500 PLO bagged up a massive stack.

Not far behind was Mary Dvorkin (1,388,000) from Isreal, who led throughout much of the day.

The field generated an already massive prize pool of $1,936,770 with 881 players making the money. Those who did not bag tonight will have a second chance tomorrow for Day 1b. The second flight is expected to be even bigger than the first.

Day 1a Top 10 Chip Counts

1Kao "Flexx" CaechaoUnited States1,514,000
2Mary DvorkinUnited Kingdom1,388,000
3Samuel LaskowitzUnited States1,297,000
4Charles PeppersUnited States1,190,000
5Eric RevakUnited States1,183,000
6Ryan HimesUnited States1,168,000
7Vanessa MejiasUnited States1,159,000
8Martin PineiroArgentina1,149,000
9Sung KeemUnited States1,124,000
10Danny GroganGuatamala1,008,000

Other players to find a bag include Brian Weaver (864,000), Marle Spragg (236,000), Francisco Valencia (133,000), Olympic Boxer Audley Harrison (150,000), and former PokerNews live reporter Dannah Kamp.

Kao "Flexx" Caechao
Kao "Flexx" Caechao

Some of the players to fall throughout the day included Main Event winners Joe Cada and Greg Raymer. Also pros such as Pat Lyons, Alex Outhred, Ryan Depaulo, and Jeff Boski.

All players who advanced will return on Sunday, June 26 at 10 a.m. for Day 2.

Follow all the updates through the end of this event right here on PokerNews.

Tags: Alex OuthredAudley HarrisonBrian WeaverDannah KampFrancisco ValenciaGreg RaymerJeff BoskiJoe CadaMarle SpraggMary DvorkinPat LyonsRyan Depaulo

End of Day 1A Chip Counts (full)

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

A full recap of today's events, plus a full chip count listing will be posted later tonight.

Kao "Flexx" Saechao us
Kao "Flexx" Saechao
us 1,514,000 -11,000
Mary Dvorkin GB
Mary Dvorkin
GB 1,388,000 -32,000
Samuel Laskowitz US
Samuel Laskowitz
US 1,297,000
Charles Peppers US
Charles Peppers
US 1,190,000
Eric Revak US
Eric Revak
US 1,183,000
Ryan Himes us
Ryan Himes
us 1,168,000
Vanessa Mejias ve
Vanessa Mejias
ve 1,159,000
Martin Pineiro ar
Martin Pineiro
ar 1,149,000
Sung Keem us
Sung Keem
us 1,124,000
Danny Grogan GT
Danny Grogan
GT 1,008,000
Jacky Wong hk
Jacky Wong
hk 977,000
Michael Romanos us
Michael Romanos
us 925,000
Brett Silverman us
Brett Silverman
us 903,000
Armando Mesina us
Armando Mesina
us 901,000
Andy Su us
Andy Su
us 893,000
Kevin Oharra us
Kevin Oharra
us 883,000
Christopher Marcadet fr
Christopher Marcadet
fr 882,000
Daxton Alexander us
Daxton Alexander
us 880,000
Jason Kolpin us
Jason Kolpin
us 875,000 355,000
Steven Enstine us
Steven Enstine
us 868,000
Brian Weaver US
Brian Weaver
US 864,000 234,000
Jacob Suggs US
Jacob Suggs
US 863,000
Richard Walker us
Richard Walker
us 850,000
Adam Krach us
Adam Krach
us 849,000
Alex Phung CA
Alex Phung
CA 845,000

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Six More Hands

lewispowell2000 • Level 17: 5,000-10,000, 10,000 ante

There will be six more hands until play concludes for the day.

Bubble Bursts

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

A chorus of cheers was heard in the room as the field made the money.

Each player is now guaranteed a min-cash of $641.

Play will end at the end of this level.

No Friends in Poker

lewispowell2000 • Level 17: 5,000-10,000, 10,000 ante

Joining the action on the turn with the board {j-Hearts}{10-Clubs}{3-Spades}{k-Spades} in a blind vs blind battle.

The small blind bet 25,000 and Mary Payeur called in the big blind.

The river was the {10-Hearts} and the small blind checked. Payeur bet 75,000 moving her opponent all in. The small blind went into the tank before making the call. Payeur showed {j-Spades}{10-Diamonds} and the small blind mucked as she was eliminated. Payeur said to the table "I didn't want to knock her about" but the table agreed that there's no friends in poker.

Mary Payeur US
Mary Payeur
US 320,000

Tags: Mary Payeur

Stone Bubble

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

The field is one away from the money. Dealers have been instructed to stand up after each hand has been dealt.


Bubble Approaching

NicholasBaltz • Level 16: 4,000-8,000, 8,000 ante

The board shows 887 players and 881 will be paid.

The bubble is bound to burst soon.