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

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

Day 1e Completed

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

Final Hands of Day 1E

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

The Tournament Supervisor has announced there are four hands left in the evening. Once play is concluded, players will be given the option to surrender their chip stack and hop in Day 1F or bag their chips and return for Day 2 tomorrow.

Karel Havelka Surging to the Top

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

There was a raise to 12,000 and a three-bet all in to 22,500. Karel Havelka was next to act, and he four-bet to 36,000. Everyone else folded, and the two remaining players tabled their cards. Havelka was ahead with {8-Hearts}{8-Diamonds} versus his opponent's {A-Diamonds}{J-Diamonds}.

The board ran out {10-Hearts}{8-Clubs}{5-Spades}{K-Diamonds}{6-Hearts}, and Havelka's set was good enough to take down the pot. He's now close to being the chip leader.

Player Chips Progress
Karel Havelka
Karel Havelka
37,500 37,500

Level: 18

Blinds: 3,000/6,000

Ante: 500

Leah Takes the Chip Lead

Level 17 : 2,500/5,000, 500 ante

Mike Leah raised to 12,500 from early position, and his opponent in late position pushed all-in for 42,500. The action was back on Leah, and he contemplated calling after figuring out chip stacks. He ended up calling but would need to get a bit lucky, as he was holding {A-Spades}{4-Clubs} up against his opponent's {5-Spades}{5-Hearts}.

The dealer spread the flop, and Leah hit an ace right in the window. His opponent wasn't able to catch up. Leah is now closing in on 400,000 chips.

Player Chips Progress
Mike Leah ca
Mike Leah
385,000 312,500
WSOP 1X Winner

Level: 17

Blinds: 2,500/5,000

Ante: 500

Thomas Nguyen Triples Up

Level 16 : 2,000/4,000, 500 ante

Thomas Nguyen's tournament life was hanging on by a thread, but one big suck-out can turn that all around.

Nguyen moved all in from middle position for 33,000 but was met by two opponents with monster hands. Nguyen held {A-Spades}{7-Diamonds}, one opponent had {K-Clubs}{K-Diamonds}, and the other opponent had {Q-Clubs}{Q-Diamonds}.

The dealer fanned the flop {A-Clubs}{10-Diamonds}{9-Diamonds}, and Nguyen hit one of his outs to take the lead. The turn was the {5-Spades}, and the river was another ace, giving him a full triple-up.

Nguyen kept his hopes alive to become a millionaire, just like his brother, Qui Nguyen, did last year in the 2016 WSOP Main Event.

Player Chips Progress
Thomas Nguyen us
Thomas Nguyen
115,000 110,000

Ladies Strike Again for Sean Davis

Level 16 : 2,000/4,000, 500 ante

A player in early position moved all in with {A-Diamonds}{J-Diamonds} for 31,000, and Sean Davis was directly to his left. Davis pushed all in, as well, with {Q-Spades}{Q-Hearts} for 106,500. The player directly to his left was in agony and had a decision to make. After nearly three minutes, he finally called holding the best hand: {K-Clubs}{K-Diamonds}.

The flop came {Q-Clubs}{9-Clubs}{5-Clubs}, giving Davis top set, but his opponent still had a flush draw and an overpair. The turn was the {J-Hearts}, and the river came the {8-Spades}. Davis was able to come from way behind to crack his opponent's kings and take down a massive pot.

Player Chips Progress
Sean Davis us
Sean Davis
248,000 248,000

Level: 16

Blinds: 2,000/4,000

Ante: 500