Day 1e Completed
Day 1e Completed
Böhringer Takes Overall Lead; Klatt and Cormier Advance from THE COLOSSUS Day 1e
The fifth of ten starting days of the 2017 World Series of Poker Europe Event #5 THE COLOSSUS attracted a field of 202 entries that each ponied up the buy-in of €550 at the King's Casino in Rozvadov and it took 17 levels of 30 minutes each and the start of the final level to reduce field to the last 11. Throughout the first five starting days, a total of 55 players have secured their seat for Day already.
A new overall chip leader at half time has been crowned in Torsten Böhringer with 446,000, while WSOP International Circuit ring winner Patrick Schuhl bagged up the second-most chips with 292,500. Fahir Han rounds up the top three with 271,500, while Event #2 €550 Pot-Limit Omaha Bracelet winner Andreas Klatt advanced to Day 2 on Wednesday, November 1st 2017 with a healthy stack of 165,000. Among the other notables that made it through were Jeff Cormier (150,000), Ronald Keijzer (90,000) and Gudmundur Sigurjonsson (79,000).
As usual, the payouts were reached and the top 31 spots earned a share of the initial prize pool. Among those to cash were Sam Grafton (31st, for €794), Michal Mrakes (25th, for €870), Jean-Noel Thorel (20th, for €870), Pedro Oliveira (17th, for €985) and Alexander Lakhov (15th, for €1,148).
Day 1e Payouts
|Place||Winner||Country||Prize (in EUR)|
|21||Jaromir Hanel||Czech Republic||870|
|25||Michal Mrakes||Czech Republic||870|
|26||Lukas Klima||Czech Republic||870|
|31||Sam Grafton||United Kingdom||794|
Among those to bust once, or even twice before the dinner break and end of registration period were such familiar names as MONSTER STACK champion Oleksandr Shcherbak, Petr Jelinek, Ivo Donev, Fabrice Soulier, Ivan Freitez and Roland Israelashvili. Phil Hellmuth and Roberto Romanello were part of the dozen hopefuls that jumped in at the very last minute and busted right after sitting down. Hellmuth's raise resulted in a shove by Romanello and Patrick Schuhl called from the big blind. Hellmuth beat him into the pot with pocket eights and Romanello flipped over pocket sevens, while Schuhl's ace-queen connected right away with the flop.
Marc MacDonnell ran with pocket queens into pocket aces soon after and the 2017 WSOP Player of the Year contenders Chris Ferguson and Ryan Hughes also failed to score further points in the title hunt. Barny Boatman busted twice without anything to show for and other notables such as Rex Clinkscales, Catalin Pop and Aneris Adomkevicius all busted before the money. The bubble burst when a short-stacked Thomas Pettersson ended up second best with king-queen versus ace-seven and Sam Grafton joined the rail moments later as first one in the money.
Torsten Böhringer jumped into the top spot when he rivered a flush against the turned straight of Pedro Oliveira and the German wouldn't surrender his lead anymore for the rest of the night. Patrick Schuhl's stack skyrocketed thanks to a big squeeze with a queen-high flush draw and Pietro Errante's nine-high flush draw and straight draw failed to improve, awarding the massive pot to Schuhl with just queen-high. Fahir Han had dropped back into the middle of the pack before doubling with aces versus tens and Errantze's eliminated a few minutes into the last level of the night concluded the action.
Day 1f is currently ongoing with 222 entries and four further starting days await until the remaining field combines for Day 2 with a separate prize pool up for grabs. Until then players can enter and re-enter once per starting day if they haven't bagged up chips yet, and the PokerNews live reporting team will be on the floor to provide all the action.
End-of-Day Chip Counts
A recap of today's action is to follow while the registration for Day 1f has just closed with ongoing live updates until the early morning hours.
Errante Busts to End Day 1e
A short-stacked Pietro Errante moved all in for his last 37,500 and chip leader Thorsten Böhringer called from the big blind.
The board of improved Böhringer to a straight on the turn and Errante was eliminated with 21:52 minutes left in the final level of the night. All remaining 11 players will now bag up and return for Day 2 on Wednesday November 1st as of 1 p.m. local time.
Volk Busts to Böhringer
The blinds had just gone up when Roman Volk pushed for his last 36,500 from early position. Thorsten Böhringer called from one seat over and the rest of the table got out of the way.
The board came and Volk was eliminated in 13th place.
Big Pot for Grabovci
Ronald Keijzer raised to 12,000 on the button and Diamond Grabovci defended his big blind. On the flop, Grabovci check-raised from 10,000 to 26,000 and Keijzer clicked it back to 50,000. Grabovici called and the turn was checked. After the river, Grabovci moved all in and Keijzer folded.
Han Scores Big Double
Fahir Han raised to 12,000 on the button and was called by Roman Volk on the button and Andreas Klatt in the big blind. The flop fell and the action checked to Han, who bet 20,000. Volk raised to 45,000 and Klatt quickly let go before Han moved all in. Volk asked for a count and the 45,000 bet of Volk was pulled in.
Han was at risk for another 72,500 on top and Volk eventually called.
The turn and river let Han double and Volk dropped to the bottom of the counts.
Errante Triples; Uzunoglu Busts
Pietro Errante was all in for 17,500 and Fahir Han called before Roman Volk moved all in over the top. That forced out Han and the cards were turned over.
The board came and Errante tripled up. Soon after, Volk opened to 12,000 in the cutoff and Kadir Uzunoglu moved all in for around 55,000 from the button. Once the action was on Volk, he didn't bother asking for a count but snap-called.
A board of sent Uzunoglu to the rail in 14th place and Day 1e is just two eliminations away from bagging andf tagging.
Schuhl Wins Massive Pot with Queen-High Only
Thorsten Böhringer was the initial raiser and picked up calls by Andreas Klatt in the cutoff, Pietro Errante on the button, Patrick Schuhl in the small blind and Fahir Han in the big blind. All players checked the flop of and the turn was checked by Schuhl. Han bet 35,000 to force out Böhringer and Klatt. Errante called and Schuhl then moved all in.
Han folded but Errante asked for a count, and the shove of the Frenchman was for 105,500 in total. After staring at the tournament info screen several times, Errante sighed and called. What followed were gasps by everyone at the table.
Both players were on a flush draw and Errante also had a straight draw. The on the river was a blank and Schuhl scored a massive double with just queen-high.
Uzunoglu's String Bet Forces Fold on Flop
Fahir Han raised to 10,000 from the button and Kadir Uzunoglu wanted to go all in from the big blind, but made a string bet to get his chips in. As a result, it was ruled as a call only and Uzunoglu then shoved for 38,000 on the flop. Han folded and the pot was shipped to the Austrian.