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Event #15: €550 Colossus No-Limit Hold'em



Event #15: €550 Colossus No-Limit Hold'em
Day 1a Completed

Zhong Chen Leads After COLOSSUS Day 1a

gaellej • Level 18: 3,000-6,000, 6,000 ante
Zhong Chen
Zhong Chen

A total of 143 entries have been counted on Day 1a of the 2019 WSOPE COLOSSUS, and just 15 players will be advancing after an opening flight full of action. The top 22 were in the money and the remaining players are led by Dutch player Zhong Chen (587,000), the only player over the half-million mark.

Chen is a regular player at King's resort and has already cashed this festival in Event #9: €1,650 Pot-Limit Omaha/No-Limit Hold'em Mix for a 19th place finish.

Zhong is followed in the counts by Yusuf Azaroglu (352,000) and Alessandro Laubinger (351,000) who completes the podium. Eyal Bensimhon, long time chipleader of the tournament today, lost a huge pot on the last hand and will come back on day 2 with 265,000.

Here is a full list of those advancing:

NameCountryChip Count
Zhong ChenNetherlands587,000
Yusuf AzarogluGermany352,000
Alessandro LaubingerGermany351,000
Aleksandr MerzhvinskiiRussia317,000
Alessio CasiraghiItaly265,000
Eyal BensimhonIsrael265,000
Roland IsraelashviliUnited States252,000
Thomas SchulzeGermany235,000
Mark IoliUnited States219,000
Oldrich ChyleCzech Republic155,000
Robert WirthGermany153,000
Jakub RampasCzech Republic135,000
Ernestas LisauskasLithuania107,000
Maximilian EckiGermany101,000
Christian KindlGermany81,000

There was a glut of WSOP talent at the tables early on Day 1A of the COLOSSUS, with multiple bracelet winners Daniel Negreanu, Chris Ferguson, Robert Campbell, Shaun Deeb at the tables. The 2018 WSOPE bracelet winner Anson Tsang and the 2015 WSOP Main Event finalist Pierre Neuville also made an appearance. However, none of them made it into Day 2.

With just 22 players making the cash it didn't take long for the field to whittle itself down, and here are the players who made the money on Day 1a after Diana Volcovishi got eliminated at the bubble:

16Ongbin GuoChine€865
17Michael StraussGermany€865
18Rinat TulepbergenovKazastan€788
19Ion NaicuRomania€788
20Franz HaidGermany€788
21Viktor BlomSweden€788
22Remus CiubotaruGermany€788

Stay tuned to to catch all the action from the remaining eight starting flights of THE COLOSSUS live from King's Resort.

Tags: Anson TsangChris FergusonDaniel NegreanuKing's ResortPierre NeuvilleRobert CampbellShaun DeebZhong Chen

Full End of the Day Chipcounts

gaellej • Level 18: 3,000-6,000, 6,000 ante
Zhong Chen nl
Zhong Chen
nl 587,000 -3,000
Yusuf Azaroglu DE
Yusuf Azaroglu
DE 352,000 -18,000
Alessandro Laubinger de
Alessandro Laubinger
de 351,000 314,500
Aleksandr Merzhvinskii ru
Aleksandr Merzhvinskii
ru 317,000 67,000
Alessio Casiraghi it
Alessio Casiraghi
it 265,000 185,000
Eyal Bensimhon il
Eyal Bensimhon
il 265,000 -125,000
Roland Israelashvili us
Roland Israelashvili
us 252,000 95,000
Thomas Schulze DE
Thomas Schulze
DE 238,000 128,000
Mark Ioli us
Mark Ioli
us 219,000 -1,000
Oldrich Chyle CZ
Oldrich Chyle
CZ 155,000 12,000
Robert Wirth de
Robert Wirth
de 153,000 42,000
Jakub Rampas CZ
Jakub Rampas
CZ 135,000 -35,000
Ernestas Lisauskas LT
Ernestas Lisauskas
LT 107,000 -18,000
Maximilian Eck DE
Maximilian Eck
DE 101,000 31,000
Christian Kindl DE
Christian Kindl
DE 81,000 8,000

Play Ended

gaellej • Level 18: 3,000-6,000, 6,000 ante

The play has halted for the day. The remaining 15 players are now bagging their chips. A full recap and the chipcounts will come showrtley.

Five More Hands

gaellej • Level 18: 3,000-6,000, 6,000 ante

The clock has been paused and five more hands will be played tonight before the players bag their chips.

Chen Busts Strauch

gaellej • Level 18: 3,000-6,000, 6,000 ante

Michael Strauch three-bet to 36,000 after a raise and Zhong Chen four-bet all-in in the blinds. It came back to Strauss who called, holding {10-Spades}{10-Clubs}, only to see {k-Diamonds}{k-Clubs} in Chen's hand.

The board din't change anything with {q-Hearts}{8-Clubs}{8-Spades}{2-Clubs}{3-Diamonds} and Strauch made his way to collect his prize.

Zhong Chen nl
Zhong Chen
nl 590,000 185,000
Michael Strauch DE
Michael Strauch
DE Busted

Tags: Michael StrauchZhong Chen

Azaroglu Cracks Tulepbergenov's Queens

gaellej • Level 18: 3,000-6,000, 6,000 ante

Rinat Tulepbergenov raised to 25,000 and after some consideration, Yusuf Azaroglu called in the big blind.

Things heated on the flop {8-Spades}{8-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds}. Azaroglu check-raised Tulepbergenov's continuation bet worth 16,000 and Tulepbergenov moved all-in for a stack around 150,000. Azaroglu called.

Rinat Tulepbergenov: {q-Spades}{q-Diamonds}
Yusuf Azaroglu: {9-Hearts}{9-Clubs}

Tulepbergenov was in very good shape for the double up but a {9-Diamonds} showed up on the turn, giving a set of nines to Azaroglu, who took down the pot after the {5-Hearts} hit the river.

Yusuf Azaroglu DE
Yusuf Azaroglu
DE 370,000 133,000
Rinat Tulepbergenov kz
Rinat Tulepbergenov
kz Busted

Tags: Rinat Tulepbergenov

Laubinger Eliminates Haid

gaellej • Level 18: 3,000-6,000, 6,000 ante

Franz Haid raised to 20,000 and it folded to Alessandro Laubinger who made the call in the big blind after some thinking.

The flop showed {7-Diamonds}{j-Diamonds}{5-Diamonds} and Laubinger checked to Haid who continued for 25,000. Laubinger raised, putting haid at risk for his last chips and the called.

Franz Haid: {a-Spades}{q-Diamonds}
Alessandro Laubinger: {k-Diamonds}{9-Diamonds}

Haid was drawing dead and made his way to the cashier after the board was completed by a {9-Hearts} and a {8-Hearts}.

Alessandro Laubinger de
Alessandro Laubinger
de 36,500 -245,500
Franz Haid DE
Franz Haid
DE Busted

Tags: Alessandro Laubinger

Double Up for Naicu

gaellej • Level 18: 3,000-6,000, 6,000 ante

Aleksandr Merzhvinskii raised in the cutoff and called an all-in raise from Ion Naicu in the small blind for a stack around 48,000.

Ion Naicu: {a-Clubs}{4-Clubs}
Aleksandr Merzhvinskii: {k-Diamonds}{9-Hearts}

Naicu found the double up thanks to a board {3-Clubs}{6-Spades}{3-Hearts}{5-Spades}{2-Hearts}, improving his hand into the straight.

Aleksandr Merzhvinskii ru
Aleksandr Merzhvinskii
ru 250,000 103,000
Ion Naicu RO
Ion Naicu
RO 95,000 30,000

Tags: Aleksandr Merzhvinskii