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

Event #5: $565 Colossus No-Limit Hold'em Set for the Final Table

poolshir • Level 36: 200,000-400,000, 50,000 ante
Mark Babekov

Forty-one players took their seats this afternoon at the start of Day 3 in the World Series of Poker Event #5: $565 Colossus No Limit Hold'em, but only nine advanced to Wednesday's final table. The winner will take home the top prize of $1,000,000.

The chip lead is held by Mark Babekov, who ended the day with 19,025,000 in chips. Second in chips is Erkut Yilmaz with 16,000,00, followed by Taylor Black with 13,300,000 chips.

Among the notables at the final table are Matt Affleck and Luke Vrabel. The chip leader at the start of the day, Raul Martinez Requena, busted in a hand against Yilmaz in 11th place. After his bust-out the players merged onto the unofficial final table, where the bubble lasted a bit more than three hours until Jason Orrell was eliminated in 10th place.

Final Table

SeatPlayerCountryChip Count
1Erkut YilmazUnited States16,000,000
2Thomas PomponioUnited States10,125,000
3Mark BabekovUnited States19,025,000
4Ralph MasseyUnited States5,300,000
5Taylor BlackUnited States13,300,000
6John HannaUnited States7,550,000
7Luke VrabelUnited States4,000,000
8Kent CoppockUnited States11,500,000
9Matt AffleckUnited States3,500,000

The final table will continue Wednesday at 2 p.m. and play down to a winner. Follow all the updates here on PokerNews throughout the 2017 World Series of Poker. Below you can find the end-of-day-chip counts of all players.

Player Chips Progress
Mark Babekov us
Mark Babekov
us 19,025,000 2,125,000
Erkut Yilmaz us
Erkut Yilmaz
us 16,000,000 6,500,000
Taylor Black us
Taylor Black
us 13,300,000 -1,000,000
Kent Coppock us
Kent Coppock
us 11,500,000 -800,000
Thomas Pomponio us
Thomas Pomponio
us 10,125,000 4,225,000
John Hanna US
John Hanna
US 7,550,000 -1,300,000
Ralph Massey us
Ralph Massey
us 5,300,000 -3,100,000
Luke Vrabel us
Luke Vrabel
us 4,000,000 -4,700,000
Matt Affleck us
Matt Affleck
us 3,500,000 500,000

Tags: Erkut YilmazJohn HannaKent CoppockLuke VrabelMark BabekovMatt AffleckRalph MasseyTaylor BlackTom Pomponio