Day 1a Completed
Day 1a Completed
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:
|Roland Israelashvili||United States||252,000|
|Mark Ioli||United States||219,000|
|Oldrich Chyle||Czech Republic||155,000|
|Jakub Rampas||Czech Republic||135,000|
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:
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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.
The clock has been paused and five more hands will be played tonight before the players bag their chips.
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 , only to see in Chen's hand.
The board din't change anything with and Strauch made his way to collect his prize.
The following players received €788 for their efforts today.
Rinat Tulepbergenov raised to 25,000 and after some consideration, Yusuf Azaroglu called in the big blind.
Things heated on the flop . Azaroglu check-raised Tulepbergenov's continuation bet worth 16,000 and Tulepbergenov moved all-in for a stack around 150,000. Azaroglu called.
Tulepbergenov was in very good shape for the double up but a showed up on the turn, giving a set of nines to Azaroglu, who took down the pot after the hit the river.
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 and Laubinger checked to Haid who continued for 25,000. Laubinger raised, putting haid at risk for his last chips and the called.
Haid was drawing dead and made his way to the cashier after the board was completed by a and a .
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.
Naicu found the double up thanks to a board , improving his hand into the straight.