2018 World Series of Poker Europe

Event #1: €550 COLOSSUS No-Limit Hold'em
Day: 1c
Event Info

2018 World Series of Poker Europe

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

Event #1: €550 COLOSSUS No-Limit Hold'em

Day 1c Completed

Daniel Prior Takes Day 1C Chip Lead Honors; Rezaei, Snejberg, and Sun Also Make It Through

Level 18 : 4,000/8,000, 8,000 ante
Daniel Prior
Daniel Prior

After 18 levels of play, the third of eight starting days of Event #1: €550 COLOSSUS No-Limit Hold'em during the 2018 World Series of Poker Europe here in the King’s Casino is in the book. Day 1C attracted 125 entries for it’s first afternoon flight of the series and 12 of them managed to find a bag for Day 2. In total over the first three starting flights, the COLOSSUS has attracted 446 entries for the €1,000,000 guaranteed prize pool.

Daniel Prior takes the honor of being the Day 1C chip leader bagging 649,000 in chips, pipping Daniel Rezaei to the top spot. Rezaei tagged 623,000 at the end of a day where both of them were both aggressively fighting to be on top. Josef Snejberg closes the podium with 527,000 in chips. Other notable players making it to Day 2 include Gaetan Cariou (212,000), Yunsheng Sun (173,000), and Alexander Bachmann (152,000).

Alexander Shelukhin ended up being the bubble boy when he ran his ace-four into the ace-queen of Rezaei. Out of the 125 players, 19 of them would make the money, and seven of them busted before the end of the day, including Roland Israelashvili and Jan Bednar who collected €809 for their efforts today before jumping into Day 1d.

The COLOSSUS Day 1C Payouts

PlacePlayerCountryPrize (in EUR)
13Chandru AltSwitzerland€940
14Marek SoukupCzech Republic€940
15Avi HamoIsrael€940
16Jan BednarCzech Republic€809
17Zoltan SzaboHungary€809
18Roland IsraelashviliUnited States€809
19Vladas BurneikisLithuania€809

Action of the day

The day was off to a slow start as the noon start might have been a shock to some of the players’ system as the previous two starting flights all started at 6 PM. Israelashvili was responsible for one of the first eliminations of the day when he called Thomas Wolf’s shove on the seven-ten-king flop with queen-ten. Wolf held ace-king but Israelashvili managed to hit a straight on the river to send Wolf back to the cashier.

Other players that failed early on in the day include Ronny Voth, Oliver Heidel, Kevin Paschmann, Timo Kamphues, Renato Kaneoya, Rifat Gegic, Anatolii Zyrin, Anson Tsang, Hannes Neurauter, Sander van Wesemael, Chris Ferguson, Philippe Bouhkin, Andrey Andreev, and Jakob Miegel. Bouhkin actually made a huge call to eliminate Sun on his first bullet when he called Sun’s shove on the jack-queen-four-trey-ten board with king-high. Sun had bluffed with seven-high, unfortunately, Bouhkin himself couldn’t make it into the money stages.

The 2018 WSOPE €550 The COLOSSUS Schedule

DayDateStarting TimeLate RegEntriesSurvivorsFurther Information
1ATuesday October 9th18:00~23:4015412Play 18 Levels of 30 Minutes, top 24 spots paid
1BWednesday October 10th18:00~23:4016717Play 18 Levels of 30 Minutes, top 26 spots paid
1CThursday October 11th12:00~17:4012512Play 18 Levels of 30 Minutes, top 19 spots paid
1DThursday October 11th18:00~23:40tbatbaPlay 18 Levels of 30 Minutes, the money will be reached
1EFriday October 12th12:00~17:40tbatbaPlay 18 Levels of 30 Minutes, the money will be reached
1FFriday October 12th18:00~23:40tbatbaPlay 18 Levels of 30 Minutes, the money will be reached
1GSaturday October 13th12:00~17:40tbatbaPlay 18 Levels of 30 Minutes, the money will be reached
1HSaturday October 13th18:00~23:40tbatbaPlay 18 Levels of 30 Minutes, the money will be reached
2Sunday October 14th15:00-tbatbaLevel duration increases to 40 minutes
3Monday October 15thtba-tba-Play Down to a champion

With four more starting flights coming up as Day 1d is happening right now, players have another shot to make it through to Day 2, Sunday, October 14. The PokerNews live reporting team will be on the floor to bring you all the COLOSSUS action.

Tags: Alexander BachmannAlexander ShelukhinAnatolii ZyrinAndrey AndreevAnson TsangChris FergusonDaniel PriorDaniel RezaeiGaetan CariouHannes NeurauterJakob MiegelJan BednarJosef SnejbergKevin PaschmannOliver HeidelRenato KaneoyaRifat GegicRoland IsraelashviliRonny VothSander van WesemaelTimo KamphuesYunsheng Sun

End-of-Day Chip Counts (full)

Level 18 : 4,000/8,000, 8,000 ante
Player Chips Progress
Daniel Prior at
Daniel Prior
649,000 199,000
Day 1C Chip Leader
Daniel Rezaei at
Daniel Rezaei
623,000 198,000
Josef Snejberg cz
Josef Snejberg
527,000 -43,000
Konstantin Vovchenko ua
Konstantin Vovchenko
257,000 22,000
Gaetan Cariou fr
Gaetan Cariou
212,000 58,000
Yunsheng Sun cn
Yunsheng Sun
173,000 13,000
Alexander Bachmann de
Alexander Bachmann
152,000 12,000
Ali Cetinbilek de
Ali Cetinbilek
135,000 -115,000
Aleksandr Nemtsov ru
Aleksandr Nemtsov
111,000 -9,000
Pawel Skrzypczak pl
Pawel Skrzypczak
107,000 37,000
Petr Vlk cz
Petr Vlk
98,000 -56,000
Pierre Kauert de
Pierre Kauert
88,000 -121,000

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Bachmann Doubles Through Cariou

Level 18 : 4,000/8,000, 8,000 ante

Gaetan Cariou shoved with the bigger stack in the small blind and Alexander Bachmann called in the big blind for the 84,000 he had in front of him.

Alexander Bachmann: {k-Hearts}{10-Clubs}
Gaetan Cariou : {A-Hearts}{8-Hearts}

The board ran out {k-Spades}{5-Hearts}{7-Clubs}{3-Clubs}{8-Spades} to give Bachmann the pair of kings on the flop to double up.

Shortly after, Marek Soukup and Chandru Alt was eliminated and picked up €940 for their efforts today.

Player Chips Progress
Gaetan Cariou fr
Gaetan Cariou
154,000 -108,000
Chandru Alt ch
Chandru Alt
Marek Soukup cz
Marek Soukup

Tags: Alexander BachmannChandru AltGaetan CariouMarek Soukup

Cariou Flops a Straight Flush

Level 18 : 4,000/8,000, 8,000 ante

Gaetan Cariou shoved all in from the button for 125,000 and was called by Konstantin Vovchenko in the big blind with the bigger stack.

Gaetan Cariou {7-Diamonds}{6-Diamonds}
Konstantin Vovchenko: {a-Spades}{j-Diamonds}

The flop came {8-Diamonds}{9-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds} for the whole table to gasp as Cariou sat back down as he had flopped a straight flush. But he wasn't safe though as the {q-Diamonds} on the turn or river would mean that Vovchenko would have the higher straight flush.

The rest of the board was completed with the {a-Hearts} on the turn and the {7-Hearts} on the river to ensure Cariou's double-up.

Player Chips Progress
Gaetan Cariou fr
Gaetan Cariou
262,000 262,000
Konstantin Vovchenko ua
Konstantin Vovchenko
235,000 85,500

Tags: Konstantin VovchenkoGaetan Cariou

Level: 18

Blinds: 4,000/8,000

Ante: 8,000

Cetinbilek More Than Doubles Through Rezaei

Level 17 : 3,000/6,000, 6,000 ante

Yunsheng Sun raised to 13,000 from the hijack and was called by Daniel Rezaei in the cutoff, Aleksandr Nemtsov in the small blind, and Ali Cetinbilek in the big blind.

They all checked through the {a-Clubs}{k-Diamonds}{10-Spades} on the flop to the {k-Clubs} on the turn. Nemtsov checked, Cetinbilek bet 13,000. Sun folded, Rezaei put in a stack of chips for the raise and Nemtsov quickly got out of their way too. Cetinbilek shoved for 118,000 in total and Rezaei snap-called.

Ali Cetinbilek: {Q-Spades}{J-Clubs}
Daniel Rezaei: {j-Clubs}{8-Clubs}

Cetinbilek had flopped a straight and Rezaei had a flush draw. Rezaei needed another club to eliminate Cetinbilek or pick up the queen on the river to split the pot.

The river completed the board with the {6-Diamonds} for Cetinbilek to double up.

Player Chips Progress
Daniel Rezaei at
Daniel Rezaei
301,000 -111,000
Ali Cetinbilek de
Ali Cetinbilek
194,000 164,000

Tags: Aleksandr NemtsovAli CetinbilekDaniel RezaeiYunsheng Sun