Day 1c Completed
Day 1c Completed
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
|Place||Player||Country||Prize (in EUR)|
|14||Marek Soukup||Czech Republic||€940|
|16||Jan Bednar||Czech Republic||€809|
|18||Roland Israelashvili||United States||€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
|Day||Date||Starting Time||Late Reg||Entries||Survivors||Further Information|
|1A||Tuesday October 9th||18:00||~23:40||154||12||Play 18 Levels of 30 Minutes, top 24 spots paid|
|1B||Wednesday October 10th||18:00||~23:40||167||17||Play 18 Levels of 30 Minutes, top 26 spots paid|
|1C||Thursday October 11th||12:00||~17:40||125||12||Play 18 Levels of 30 Minutes, top 19 spots paid|
|1D||Thursday October 11th||18:00||~23:40||tba||tba||Play 18 Levels of 30 Minutes, the money will be reached|
|1E||Friday October 12th||12:00||~17:40||tba||tba||Play 18 Levels of 30 Minutes, the money will be reached|
|1F||Friday October 12th||18:00||~23:40||tba||tba||Play 18 Levels of 30 Minutes, the money will be reached|
|1G||Saturday October 13th||12:00||~17:40||tba||tba||Play 18 Levels of 30 Minutes, the money will be reached|
|1H||Saturday October 13th||18:00||~23:40||tba||tba||Play 18 Levels of 30 Minutes, the money will be reached|
|2||Sunday October 14th||15:00||-||tba||tba||Level duration increases to 40 minutes|
|3||Monday October 15th||tba||-||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.
Play has ended for today, the full chip counts and a recap of today's action is to follow.
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.
Gaetan Cariou :
The board ran out 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.
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.
The flop came 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 on the turn or river would mean that Vovchenko would have the higher straight flush.
The rest of the board was completed with the on the turn and the on the river to ensure Cariou's double-up.
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 on the flop to the 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.
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 for Cetinbilek to double up.
Play will end either when there are ten players left or when all 18 levels have been played today.