2019 World Series of Poker Europe

Event #15: €550 Colossus No-Limit Hold'em
Day: 1g
Event Info

2019 World Series of Poker Europe

Final Results
Winning Hand
Event Info
Prize Pool
Level Info
500,000 / 1,000,000
Players Info - Day 1g
Players Left

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

Day 1g Completed

Agostino Pellegrini Tops 39 Survivors on Day 1g

Level 18 : 3,000/6,000, 6,000 ante
Tournament Room
Tournament Room

Today saw the biggest flight so far of the Event #15: €550 Colossus No-Limit Hold'em with 346 players coming together to form the Day 1g field, and from that 346 only 39 players will be advancing to Day 2.

They are lead by Agostino Pellegrini (587,000) who was the only player over the half-million mark. Pellegrini increased considerably his stack at the bubble, putting pressure against Gerrit Schwotzer who ended up folding pocket queens on an ace-high flop, and a few minutes later, by making the right call on the river with ace-king on David Debes on a jack-high board. However close behind him is Avraham Dayan (577,00) and Artan Dedusha closes the podium with 556,000.

The total number of entries catapulted to 1,374 today, thanks to the 341 entries earlier today of Day 1f, and the tournament now has 149 players already making it to Day 2 and more to be added from the next two busy flights to come as the weekend started.

The top 52 players of this flight were paid and the bubble burst in level 18, after 40 minutes of hand for hand play. It Koby Blaiman who felted at the unfortunate bubble place, when his pocket kings felted versus Christos Xanthopoulos who was holding ace-two and found a deuces full of nines on the board.

Other players who cashed tonight but failed to bag include Bertrand “Elky” Grospellier, who late registered at the end of level 12 and managed to make it to the money, Britt Pettersen, Francesco Amatulli, Flavio Decataldo, Jakub Oliva and Catalin Diac.

Day 1g Payouts

PositionNameCountryPrice (EUR)Prize (USD)
40thRoi HavilioIsrael€865$965
41thJakub OlivaCzech Republic€865$965
42thAndrey DemidovRussia€865$965
43thFlavio DecataldoItaly€865$965
44thRobert ClarazFrance€865$965
45thIlie JanuszewskiRomania€865$965
46thJohannes BraunSlovakia€797$889
47thRoberto CastelliItaly€797$889
48thDavid DebesFrance€797$889
49thBertrand GrospellierFrance€797$889
50thBritt PetersenNetherlands€797$889
51thEhud SalomonIsrael€797$889
52thFrancesco AmatulliItaly€797$889

With two more flights to go the Colossus is already shaping up to be a big event here at King's Resort in Rozvadov and all those who had failed to bag still have a chance to take their ticket for Day 2, including Daniel Negreanu, who min-cashed in Day 1e, Pierre Neuville, actual second in the Player of the Year race Robert Campbell, Anthony Zinno, Anson Tsang, Ondrej Lon or Pasquale Braco to name a few.

FlightEntriesAdvancing to Day 2
Day 1a14315
Day 1b13316
Day 1c12811
Day 1d11213
Day 1e17115
Day 1f34140
Day 1g34939
Day 1h  
Day 1i  

Stay tuned to PokerNews.com for all the updates from the remaining flights of the COLOSSUS.

Tags: Agostino PellegriniAnson TsangAnthony ZinnoAvraham DayanCatalin DiacChristos XanthopoulosDaniel NegreanuDavid DebesFlavio DecataldoFrancesco AmatulliJakub OlivaKing's ResortKoby BlaimanOndrej LonPasquale BracoPierre NeuvilleRobert Campbell

End of Day Chip Counts (full)

Level 18 : 3,000/6,000, 6,000 ante
Player Chips Progress
Agostino Pellegrini it
Agostino Pellegrini
587,000 7,000
Day 1G Chip Leader
Avraham Dayan il
Avraham Dayan
577,000 167,000
Artan Dedusha gb
Artan Dedusha
556,000 401,000
Predrag Budakovic ch
Predrag Budakovic
442,000 107,000
Luca Piras it
Luca Piras
378,000 195,000
Tomas Knespl cz
Tomas Knespl
344,000 227,000
Tomas Fara cz
Tomas Fara
325,000 180,000
WSOP 1X Winner
Petr Fungac cz
Petr Fungac
322,000 112,000
Andrea Radicchi it
Andrea Radicchi
306,000 165,000
Robert Ashelm de
Robert Ashelm
299,000 169,000
Yannick Schumacher de
Yannick Schumacher
285,000 20,000
Nico Frenn ch
Nico Frenn
265,000 -80,000
Idan The One il
Idan The One
241,000 -99,000
Cristian David ro
Cristian David
234,000 -126,000
Gerrit Schwotzer de
Gerrit Schwotzer
229,000 -196,000
Andrea Uzzi it
Andrea Uzzi
226,000 226,000
Jan Ryduchowski de
Jan Ryduchowski
224,000 104,000
Grzegorz Wyraz pl
Grzegorz Wyraz
217,000 191,500
Lior Padoba il
Lior Padoba
194,000 163,000
Cornelis De Moree nl
Cornelis De Moree
179,000 -151,000
Julian Ludt de
Julian Ludt
165,000 27,000
Tomas Schejbal cz
Tomas Schejbal
161,000 96,000
Gavriel Jana il
Gavriel Jana
158,000 158,000
Robert Douras gb
Robert Douras
157,000 -28,000
Catalin Diac ro
Catalin Diac
155,000 -3,000

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Play Ended

Level 18 : 3,000/6,000, 6,000 ante

Play has halted and the remaining 39 survivors of the day are bagging their chips. A full recap of the day and the chipcounts will follow shortly.

Xanthopoulos Bursts the Bubble by Eliminating Blaiman

Level 18 : 3,000/6,000, 6,000 ante

Christos Xanthopoulos limped under the gun and Koby Blaiman went deep into the tank, then moved all in from one seat over for 16,000. Mykhailo Hryhoriev called from the big blind and Xanthopoulos added the remainder to call as well.

The flop fell {9-Hearts}{2-Spades}{2-Diamonds} and was checked through to the {9-Clubs} turn and to the {3-Spades} river. Hryhoriev and Xanthopoulos checked again. Hryhoriev showed {a-Spades}{4-Diamonds}, Blaiman tabled {k-Spades}{k-Diamonds} but Xanthopoulos turned over {a-Clubs}{2-Clubs} to win the pot with deuces full of nines, eliminating Blaiman on the bubble.

The remaining 52 players are all guaranteed a min-cash of €797.

Player Chips Progress
Christos Xanthopoulos gr
Christos Xanthopoulos
140,000 81,000
Mykhailo Hryhoriev ua
Mykhailo Hryhoriev
120,000 -100,000
Koby Blaiman il
Koby Blaiman

Tags: Christos XanthopoulosKoby BlaimanMykhailo Hryhoriev

Avitan Increases his Stack Through Radicchi

Level 18 : 3,000/6,000, 6,000 ante

Shai Avitan raised to 13,000 and Andrea Radicchi called on the button.

The flop appeared {4-Hearts}{10-Clubs}{k-Clubs} and Raddichi called once more Avitan for 13,000. The same action happened on the {9-Spades} turn, this time for 27,000.

The river fell the {2-Hearts} and Avitan announced all-in. Radichhi ended up folding and Avitan showed a {10-Spades}.

Player Chips Progress
Shai Avitan il
Shai Avitan
190,000 95,000
Andrea Radicchi it
Andrea Radicchi
141,000 -21,000

Tags: Shai Avitan

Havilio Doubles Through Braun on the Bubble

Level 18 : 3,000/6,000, 6,000 ante

Johannes Braun moved all in for about 65,000 from middle position and Roi Havilio called for less from the small blind with his last 10,000.

Roi Havilio: {a-Clubs}{k-Clubs}
Johannes Braun: {a-Spades}{10-Clubs}

The runout was {a-Diamonds}{5-Spades}{4-Spades}{j-Diamonds}{2-Diamonds} and Havilio doubled up with his better kicker.

Player Chips Progress
Johannes Braun de
Johannes Braun
55,000 -35,000
Roi Havilio il
Roi Havilio
30,000 -48,000

Tags: Johannes BraunRoi Havilio

Ludt Forces a Fold from Frenn

Level 18 : 3,000/6,000, 6,000 ante

Julien Ludt raised to 12,000 under the gun and Nico Frenn made the call one seat over. The flop gave {4-Spades}{q-Hearts}{q-Clubs} and Ludt checked. Frenn opted to bet 14,000 and Ludt call.

When the {9-Hearts} landed on the turn Ludt checked again but raised all-in for 79,000 after Frenn sent a second barrel worth 28,000. Frenn went deep into the tank and micked his hand.

Player Chips Progress
Nico Frenn ch
Nico Frenn
345,000 25,000
Julian Ludt de
Julian Ludt
138,000 20,000

Tags: Nico Frenn

Pellegrini Makes the Right Call

Level 18 : 3,000/6,000, 6,000 ante

Agostino Pellegrini raised to 17,000 under the gun and David Debes called from the cutoff.

The flop came {7-Diamonds}{5-Clubs}{3-Diamonds} and was checked through to the {6-Hearts} turn. Pellegrini bet 23,000 and Debes called.

The {j-Spades} river completed the board and Pellegrini checked. Debes threw in a bet of 40,000 and Pellegrini hit the tank for about a minute, then called. Debes tabled {a-Clubs}{8-Clubs} for ace-high and Pellegrini turned over {a-Hearts}{k-Clubs} to win the pot with ace-high and a king kicker.

Player Chips Progress
Agostino Pellegrini it
Agostino Pellegrini
580,000 155,000
Day 1G Chip Leader
David Debes fr
David Debes
80,000 43,000

Tags: Agostino PellegriniDavid Debes