Event #5: THE COLOSSUS III - $565 No-Limit Hold'em

Hunter Frey Among Leaders After Day 1b

Brentharrington • Level 18: 3,000-6,000, 500 ante
Hunter Frey

The opening day of Colossus III is in the books and Hunter Frey bagged 400,000 to lead the Day 1b field. Frey leads 64 players into Day 2 Monday.

Frey just beat out Ryan Buckholtz (386,000) and Scott Bohlman (346,000), both of whom came on late to overtake some of the bigger stacks throughout the day. Jesse Vilchez (331,000) and Yang Zhang (283,000) round out the unofficial top five stacks from Day 1b.

Frey also came on late in the evening, with Mike Dentale (217,000) hitting some bumps in the final level. Dentale was cruising through the middle parts of the tournament working his stack up to 400,000 with relative ease. He told us during the final level he lost at least two hands where his opponent hit a two-outer to win the pot. Dentale still managed to bag over 200,000 and is sitting comfortably for the Day 2 restart.

Mike Sexton (225,000) and Michael Rocco (133,000) have also made it through to Day 2. Meanwhile, Barry Greenstein, Dan O'Brien, Jesse Sylvia, and both former Colossus Champions Cord Garcia and Ben Keeline failed to find a bag in Day 1b.

There are still four more starting flights for Colossus III and four more chances for Ben Keeline, last year's winner, to defend his title. Follow all the updates right here on PokerNews, as the 2017 World Series of Poker continues through July.

Player Chips Progress
Hunter Frey us
Hunter Frey
us 400,000 400,000
Ryan Buckholtz us
Ryan Buckholtz
us 386,000 -14,000
Scott Bohlman us
Scott Bohlman
us 346,000 346,000
Jesse Vilchez us
Jesse Vilchez
us 331,000 -9,000
Yang Zhang cn
Yang Zhang
cn 283,000 -37,000

Tags: Barry GreensteinBen KeelineCord GarciaDan O'BrienHunter FreyJesse SylviaJesse VilchezMichael RoccoMike DentaleMike SextonRyan BuckholtzYang Zhang