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

Bruno Politano Among Chip Leaders at the End of Day 1b; Kou Vang Bags Big

Chad_Holloway • Level 17: 5,000-10,000, 10,000 ante
Bruno Politano
Bruno Politano

Saturday brought more poker players to the 2022 World Series of Poker (WSOP) at Bally's and Paris Las Vegas for Day 1b of Event #51: $400 The Colossus. By night’s end, there were 7,704 entries and only around 1,000 survived and advanced to Day 2. They will join the 684 survivors from Day 1a as the total field reached 13,573 entrants. Official numbers, including payouts, are expected to be released early on Day 2.

Former November Niner Bruno Politano was among the chip leaders after bagging 1.016 million, which was slightly behind Minnesota legend and MSPT Hall of Famer Kou Vang, who made it through with 1.084 million. Less than a week ago, Politano took down the WPT Influencers Tournament winning over $125,000. This will be the Brazilian's first cash in the WSOP this year and he will be looking to make another deep run.

Others to bag were Alexander Green (906,000), Ryan Laplante (755,000), Donnie Peters (597,000), Hayden Fortini (517,000), Barbara Sargent (451,000), Steve Wilkie (415,000), and Mark "Pegasus" Smith (174,000).

Unfortunately, not everyone was so lucky as among those to bust Day 1b were Ben Lysne, Casey Robbins, JJ Liu, Vanessa Kade, Pat Lyons, Greg Raymer, and Alex Outhred.

The surviving players from both flights will return at 10 a.m. on Sunday for Day 2 action. PokerNews will be on-site to capture all the action, so be sure to join us then!

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Various End of Day 1b Chip Counts (full)

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

A full list of chip counts from the field, as well as the Day 2 seat draw, will be published as soon as they're made available by tournament officials.

Sahar Bakhshi us
Sahar Bakhshi
us 1,212,000 1,212,000
Kou Vang us
Kou Vang
us 1,084,000 1,084,000
Sebastiano Bagatin US
Sebastiano Bagatin
US 1,072,000 1,072,000
Sameh Youssef US
Sameh Youssef
US 1,023,000 148,000
Bruno Politano br
Bruno Politano
br 1,016,000 1,016,000
Thomas Sherman US
Thomas Sherman
US 1,010,000 1,010,000
Antoine Aivand FR
Antoine Aivand
FR 968,000 -32,000
Alexander Oberlin US
Alexander Oberlin
US 955,000 955,000
Kalyan Chivukula US
Kalyan Chivukula
US 930,000 930,000
Paul McMullin us
Paul McMullin
us 925,000 95,000
Enrico Mosca it
Enrico Mosca
it 920,000 320,000
Oscar Zavala US
Oscar Zavala
US 917,000 917,000
Michael Kennedy us
Michael Kennedy
us 912,000 912,000
Alexander Green us
Alexander Green
us 906,000 906,000
Meddi Ferrah fr
Meddi Ferrah
fr 857,000 857,000
Sheila Raines us
Sheila Raines
us 840,000 40,000
Keith Kroeger US
Keith Kroeger
US 835,000 835,000
Philip Rigby gb
Philip Rigby
gb 828,000 828,000
Carlos Dorca US
Carlos Dorca
US 826,000
Johann Compagnon fr
Johann Compagnon
fr 824,000 14,000
Charles Dorothy US
Charles Dorothy
US 820,000 820,000
William Kridle us
William Kridle
us 820,000 820,000
Nathanael Kogel us
Nathanael Kogel
us 808,000 808,000
Eduardo Moucherek Cecchin US
Eduardo Moucherek Cecchin
US 804,000 804,000
Rene Lang
Rene Lang
798,000 798,000

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Seven More Hands

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

The tournament staff announced that players will play seven more hands before players bag and tag for the end of Day 1b. Stay tuned for various chip counts and a short recap of today's action.

Shah Calls With King High

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

Joining the action on the river the board was {q-Diamonds}{5-Hearts}{2-Diamonds}{8-Spades}{2-Clubs}.

The under the gun player bet 65,000 and Sean Shah was in the hijack. Shah made the call and his opponent showed {j-Spades}{10-Spades} for a jack high. Shah turned over {k-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds} for king high to take down the pot with a great call as the table marvelled in it.

Sean Shah us
Sean Shah
us 410,000

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Payouts Announced for Day 1b

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

It has been announced that 1,155 from flight 1b will make the money with a min-cash being worth $640.

Further payouts will be revealed at or near the start of Day 2 when they're officially released by tournament officials.

Rigby Raises Turn

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

Joining the hand three ways on the flop of {9-Spades}{8-Hearts}{5-Diamonds} action checked through.

The turn was the {4-Spades} and the small blind led out for 18,000 and Phil Rigby raised to 55,000. Both players folded as Rigby raked in the chips.

Phil Rigby gb
Phil Rigby
gb 885,000

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