2017 World Series of Poker

Event #5: THE COLOSSUS III - $565 No-Limit Hold'em
Day: 1e
Event Info

2017 World Series of Poker

Final Results
Winning Hand
Event Info
Prize Pool
Level Info
500,000 / 1,000,000

Mike Leah Bags a Big Stack in Event #5E: $565 Colossus III No-Limit Hold'Em

Level 18 : 3,000/6,000, 500 ante
Mike Leah
Mike Leah

The second-to-last and largest flight of Event #5E: $565 Colossus III No-Limit Hold'Em has wrapped up with Mike Leah bagging a stack of 310,000 chips. Leah dominated the field throughout the day and continued to stay aggressive, applying pressure to all of his opponents. The Canadian pro has victories throughout the WSOP Circuit, WPT, and PCA, and he's the owner of one WSOP gold bracelet. He has career tournament earnings of over $5.8 million and is looking to add to that in this event.

A total of 3,966 entries were attracted to this flight, and Neil Mittleman came out on top with 430,000 chips after winning a big pot in the last hand of the evening. Scott Stewart was close behind, bagging 380,000, and Katie Lindsay finished in the mix with 340,000 chips.

At the conclusion of play, 147 players bagged chips and will be returning on June 5th for Day 2 of the event. The money bubble burst shortly after level 12 began when Sunny Dong flopped a set of sevens versus his opponent's top pair. That left 595 players remaining who were guaranteed a minimum cash of $833.

Many notables entered the field on Day 1E, however, some of the unfortunate ones to bust before the money include Joey Weissman, Kathy Liebert, Martin Finger, Cate Hall, and Andy Frankenberger. There were others that made it into the money but failed to bag chips at the of the day, such as Joseph Cheong, Alex Greenblatt, Sorel Mizzi, and Eric Baldwin.

Below is a look at some of the top stacks heading into Day 2 and some notables that were able to find a bag at the end of the day. The last flight, Day 1F is currently ongoing and you can follow along with all of the updates right here.

Player Chips Progress
Neil Mittleman us
Neil Mittleman
430,000 430,000
Scott Stewart us
Scott Stewart
380,000 380,000
Katie Lindsay us
Katie Lindsay
340,000 130,500
Blair Matheson gb
Blair Matheson
325,000 108,000
Mike Leah ca
Mike Leah
310,000 -75,000
WSOP 1X Winner
Chris Moorman gb
Chris Moorman
185,000 136,500
Jeff Shulman us
Jeff Shulman
178,000 52,000
Nipun Java in
Nipun Java
170,000 170,000
WSOP 3X Winner
Hugo Perez us
Hugo Perez
152,000 127,000

Tags: Alex GreenblattAndy FrankenbergerCate HallEric BaldwinJoey WeissmanKathy LiebertMartin FingerMike LeahSorel MizziSunny Dong