2019 World Series of Poker Europe

Event #15: €550 Colossus No-Limit Hold'em
Day: 1i
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 1i
Players Left

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

Day 1i Completed

Karagogov Tops Day 1i; Negreanu and Zinno Advance to Day 2

Level 18 : 3,000/6,000, 6,000 ante
Day 1i chip leader Yordanov Karagogov
Day 1i chip leader Yordanov Karagogov

The final starting day of the 2019 World Series of Poker Europe Event #15 €550 Colossus drew the second-biggest field thanks to 628 total entries and that boosted the total field size to 2,738 entries and generated a prize pool of €1,300,550.

Some players already secured a portion of that through the nine starting days but a new payout structure for all 313 Day 1 survivors will be published before the start of Day 2 on Sunday, November 3rd, 2019. Cards will be back in the air at 3 p.m. local time with blinds of 4,000-8,000 and a big blind ante of 8,000. As of Day 2, the level duration also increases to 40 minutes each.

Out of the 628 entries, only 80 players bagged and tagged for the night as Marco Kalchgruber was the last player to forfeit his stack at the end of the night and take home €841 for his efforts.

At the end of level 18 and the final hands for the night it was Yordanov Karagogov that earned the honors of Day 1i chip leader after claiming 616,000 to his name. The Georgian who lives in Prague was one of just two players to accumulate more than half a million in chips as Rudolf Eberle follows in second place with 560,000.

Other notables that advanced through the final flight were Stefan Mital (404,000), Dominique Potenza (395,000), Vladimir Schwarz (372,000), Stefan Raschbauer (359,000), Claudio Di Giacomo (322,000), Jan Ramik (298,000), Bertrand Grospellier (285,000) and Tezer Cetindag (272,000).

It was also the last chance for the 2019 Player of the Year contenders Daniel Negreanu and Anthony Zinno to claim a stack for Day 2. Negreanu had cashed in a previous flight but came up short in the end and would have suffered the same fate again if he had lost the flip with ace-king against the pocket eights of Czech WSOP bracelet winner Lukas Zaskodny. However, a king appeared on the flop and the rail that gathered around the table in the very last hand of the night had reason to celebrate.

Daniel Negreanu and Mehrzad Moadeli
Daniel Negreanu and Mehrzad Moadeli

Negreanu made it through with 235,000 while Zaskodny put 131,000 in his bag. Zinno also made it through with 261,000 and keeps his slim chances of the 2019 POY title alive. Shaun Deeb and Robert Campbell had bagged in the previous flight and all eyes will be on the "fantastic four" in the final tournament of the 2019 WSOPE in Europe's biggest poker arena at the King's Resort in Rozvadov.

Among those to bust throughout the last starting day were such familiar names as Anson Tsang, Manuel Blaschke, Konstantinos Tsirakidis, Matous Skorepa, Elena Litvinyuk, Remi Wyrzykiewicz, Maria Lampropulos, Dorde Jovanovic and Tomas Ribeiro to name just a few.

Lampropulos saw her hopes of Day 2 vanish when she ran with kings into the pocket aces of Walter Pflueger. While a king appeared on the turn, a ten on the river restored the preflop order and improved Pflueger to the ace-high straight. Close to the money bubble on the very same table, Yaniv Kaldaron turned a wheel but Efstathios Komitas rivered a full house.

In the final level of the night the money bubble burst when Shay Aldorf and Eli Molina were eliminated on different tables with the former coming up short in a set-over-set clash with Stefan Mital. Once the bubble burst, more than a dozen players were sent to the payout desk including Roberto Manfredi, Sebastien Soardi, and Petr Mifek.

Day 1i Payouts

PlaceWinnerCountryPrize (in EUR)Prize (in USD)
81Marco KalchgruberGermany€841€934
82Christoph MertenGermany€805€894
83Amit GibelIsrael€805€894
84Sebastien SoardiFrance€805€894
85Petr MifekCzech Republic€805€894
86Igor SalimovicSerbia€805€894
87Rinat TulepbergenovKazakhstan€805€894
88Leif PetersenNetherlands€805€894
89Marek SulcCzech Republic€805€894
90Roberto ManfrediItaly€805€894
91Falko KoehnkeGermany€789€876
92Bruno EnglebertBelgium€789€876
93Guenter JakwerthAustria€789€876
94Ehud SalomonIsrael€789€876
95Somphong DaoheuangGermany€789€876

All Day 1 survivors combine to a single field for the first time and return to the tables at 3 p.m. local time in order to get one step closer to the coveted gold bracelet on the penultimate day of the festival in Rozvadov. PokerNews will be your one-stop-shop for all the action.

King's Resort Poker Arena
The King's Resort Poker Arena was bursting with action on the final two Colossus Flights

Tags: Anson TsangAnthony ZinnoBertrand GrospellierClaudio Di GiacomoDaniel NegreanuEfstathios KomitasEli MolinaJan RamikKing's ResortLukas ZaskodnyMaria LampropulosRoberto ManfrediRudolf EberleSebastien SoardiShay AldorfStefan RaschbauerTezer CetindagTomas RibeiroVladimir SchwarzWalter PfluegerYaniv KaldaronYordanov Karagogov

Day 2 Seat Draw

Level 18 : 3,000/6,000, 6,000 ante
TableSeatPlayerCountryChip CountBig Blinds
801Majid Ejlal NoubarianIran233,00029
802Nico FrennSwitzerland265,00033
803Petr SubikCzech Republic205,00026
804Pieter De KortBelgium49,0006
805Aviad MazalIsrael104,00013
806Yusuf AzarogluGermany352,00044
807Mykola KostyrkoUkraine108,00014
808Jakub DobiasCzech Republic166,00021
809Radek CastkaCzech Republic454,00057
811Ernestas LisauskasLithuania107,00013
812Nathan GonikmanIsrael229,00029
813Pasquale BracoItaly313,00039
814Tomas KvapilCzech Republic301,00038
815Marc OrsulicFrance110,00014
816Hussam Abdel AzizGermany247,00031
817Romain BerberatSwitzerland76,00010
818Susanne ZimmermannGermany224,00028
819Karsten HonnefellerGermany365,00046
821Jaroslav MartinecCzech Republic260,00033
822Evgenios PiataniotisGreece62,0008
823Guy DadonIsrael169,00021
824Marcus BonnaGermany159,00020
825Jakub RampasCzech Republic135,00017
826Mario HeissmannAustria46,0006
827Andreas MagesAustria259,00032
828Cornelis De MoreeNetherlands179,00022
829Sebastien LucinaGermany162,00020
831Josef SnejbergCzech Republic547,00068
832Paul TheobaldGermany515,00064
833Alain CaliberBelgium176,00022
834Sascha MinervaGermany191,00024
835Catalin DiacRomania155,00019
836Marian KubisSlovakia253,00032
837Tomas KnesplCzech Republic344,00043
838Daniel NegreanuUnited States235,00029
839Lars PeczänGermany129,00016
841Balazs MuskovszkyHungary147,00018
842Artan DedushaUnited Kingdom556,00070
843Bertrand GrospellierFrance285,00036
844Sebastien DuboisBelgium126,00016
845Wladimir GernerGermany196,00025
846Chris FergusonUnited States137,00017
847Ondrej LonCzech Republic249,00031
848Jan StreicherGermany57,0007
849Andrea Per UzziItaly226,00028
851Patrick LudwigGermany224,00028
852Robert CampbellAustralia374,00047
853Idan The OneIsrael241,00030
854Nir BaufeldIsrael152,00019
855Aleksandr MerzhvinskiiRussia317,00040
856Corrado MartinelliItaly66,0008
857Michael WitterGermany143,00018
858Claudio Di GiacomoItaly322,00040
859Michael AkdemirGermany115,00014
861Wojciech WyrebskiPoland334,00042
862Georges ChehadeLebanon199,00025
863Jan WieckenbergGermany449,00056
864Alexander BuninIsrael285,00036
865Romain PutzFrance77,00010
866Dieter BeckerGermany135,00017
867Bjoern BouwmansNetherlands159,00020
868Yordanov KaragogovGeorgia616,00077
869Andrea RadicchiItaly306,00038
871Andreas ZaunerAustria200,00025
872Manfred HammerGermany224,00028
873Floor ZijthofNetherlands260,00033
874Walter MaturaAustria236,00030
875Stefanos PothoulakisGreece96,00012
876Yaron BorensteinIsrael136,00017
877Richard FehrSwitzerland60,0008
878Mark BermanUnited Kingdom173,00022
879Stephan KribbenGermany112,00014
881Bertram BechtoldGermany165,00021
882Jasper DesmetBelgium129,00016
883Diana VolcovschiPortugal280,00035
884Michail KavourasGreece326,00041
885Lukas ZaskodnyCzech Republic131,00016
886Yaakov SarafIsrael166,00021
887Werner GuldeGermany103,00013
888Anthony ZinnoUnited States261,00033
889Christian KosinskiGermany179,00022
941Nesrin CanTurkey325,00041
942Catherine HannaFrance83,00010
943Lubomir RulikCzech Republic247,00031
944Michael MandlGermany225,00028
945Roberto Lanero CarrilloSpain300,00038
946Tien Tam NguyenCzech Republic288,00036
947Nico SchwarzGermany37,0005
948Romain PommierFrance88,00011
949Christian SarnackiGermany390,00049
951Rainer RockensteinGermany304,00038
952Agostino PecorarioItaly81,00010
953Roman LendiSwitzerland90,00011
954Gavriel JanaIsrael158,00020
955Efstathios KomitasGreece394,00049
956Peter MaerzGermany103,00013
957Yossi EluzIsrael163,00020
958Idan ElbergIsrael186,00023
959Sandu GanorIsrael272,00034
961Francesco AmatulliItaly43,0005
962Shachar YonayovIsrael220,00028
963Christian KindlGermany81,00010
964Alexei CherninIsrael199,00025
965Luca PirasItaly378,00047
966Gregoire PanettiSwitzerland151,00019
967Francesco DelfocoItaly95,00012
968Lubos VoeroesCzech Republic212,00027
969Albert TurgemanIsrael352,00044
971Vladimir ValentSlovakia84,00011
972Alexander MikhalevRussia83,00010
973Prosper MamaneSwitzerland271,00034
974Karel NovotnyCzech Republic399,00050
975Tomas SchejbalCzech Republic161,00020
976Juergen PetelkauGermany109,00014
977Alon DorIsrael111,00014
978Stefan RaschbauerAustria359,00045
981Aleksandr VelichkoRussia257,00032
982Mark IoliUnited States219,00027
983Inaki GonzalesSpain305,00038
984Christos XanthopoulosGreece112,00014
985Heinrich EbelingDenmark130,00016
986Sebastian ToedlingAustria242,00030
987Panagiotis PetrouGreece265,00033
988Avraham DayanIsrael577,00072
989Karim FrickAustria302,00038
991Darko KonradGermany167,00021
992Grzegorz WyrazPoland217,00027
993Alexandre ViardFrance105,00013
994Ryszard KubikPoland295,00037
995Omid Kamali NovinGermany245,00031
996Vladimir AndjelicItaly80,00010
997Alessio CasiraghiItaly265,00033
998Adam BlazekCzech Republic176,00022
999Hongbin GuoChina250,00031
1001Andre WiedenstriedGermany198,00025
1003Avraham ShavitIsrael274,00034
1004Alexander [Removed:349]Germany281,00035
1005Stefan RothdauscherGermany162,00020
1006Itzhak BittonIsrael138,00017
1007Peter OettlItaly48,0006
1008Christian KleinlercherAustria72,0009
1009Robert AshelmGermany299,00037
1011Roustem ZakreevIsrael127,00016
1012Orhan LjecajMacedonia100,00013
1013Jerome BarbeBelgium65,0008
1014Pavel ChomickyCzech Republic145,00018
1015Marc PichlerItaly170,00021
1016Eyal TsabarIsrael235,00029
1017Aleksandr GlinskiiRussia441,00055
1018Mikis KalaidzidisCzech Republic196,00025
1019Daniel DinulescuRomania172,00022
1021David KurbelHungary251,00031
1022Gerrit SchwotzerGermany229,00029
1023Andreas SuchowerskyjGermany80,00010
1024Roland IsraelashviliUnited States252,00032
1025Jan Lukas KoehlerGermany246,00031
1026Radek MichalCzech Republic272,00034
1027Volkan CakarGermany236,00030
1028Sladan BabicCroatia30,0004
1029Jessica MendykaGermany156,00020
1081Ariel SamuhiIsrael105,00013
1082Roman MotovskyCzech Republic216,00027
1083Balazs BisteiHungary134,00017
1084Francesco CandelariItaly224,00028
1085Gerhard BrimmersGermany205,00026
1086Charlie DefresneFrance343,00043
1087Sinan AksuGermany122,00015
1088Andre CruzPortugal111,00014
1089Eran CohenIsrael261,00033
1091Yossi DayanIsrael362,00045
1092Alexander ScheiermannGermany155,00019
1093Roldan Perez BenitoSpain87,00011
1094David NovotnyCzech Republic102,00013
1095Ioannis ChorianopoulosGreece327,00041
1096Mick HederDenmark369,00046
1097Thomas SchulzeGermany238,00030
1098Mario HeAustria87,00011
1099Michael HasenbergGermany300,00038
1101Roland MeisslGermany71,0009
1102Shalom KadoshIsrael717,00090
1104Ion Teodor NaicuRomania176,00022
1105Markus LuehringGermany133,00017
1106Yannick SchumacherGermany289,00036
1107Alexander GrafSwitzerland288,00036
1109Basil SapinSwitzerland194,00024
1111Ilija SavevskiMacedonia167,00021
1112Moshe KokaIsrael193,00024
1113Ilyas GueltekinGermany268,00034
1114Paolo LitricoItaly32,0004
1115Antuen AgalliuAlbania116,00015
1116Lior AfllaloIsrael389,00049
1117Jian YangChina202,00025
1118Shahar OhayonIsrael55,0007
1119Eshed HadayaIsrael207,00026
1121Ron MoisescuIsrael197,00025
1122Robert WirthGermany153,00019
1123Viktor BlomSweden324,00041
1124Benjamin BiniFrance92,00012
1125Elad TevaIsrael301,00038
1126Carsten BarthGermany131,00016
1127Ioannis MantonanakisGreece62,0008
1128Pavel KellnerCzech Republic473,00059
1129Vladimir SchwarzSlovakia372,00047
1131Marco Di PersioItaly65,0008
1132Armin KeimGermany67,0008
1133Giorgiy SkhulukhiyaRussia317,00040
1134Adam TwitoIsrael93,00012
1135Jan CeskaCzech Republic374,00047
1136Mirko KratzerGermany79,00010
1137Tezer CetindagGermany272,00034
1138Oleg PavlyuchukRussia145,00018
1139Ricardo GraellsSwitzerland181,00023
1141Martin IlavskySlovakia539,00067
1142Eduardo De BellisItaly271,00034
1143Agostino PellegriniItaly587,00073
1144Sergii KarpovUkraine732,00092
1145Alessandro PezzoliItaly154,00019
1146Shai AvitanIsrael94,00012
1147Stefan MitalCzech Republic404,00051
1148Lukas BregenzerGermany129,00016
1149Zsolt NagyHungary94,00012
1151Alon YonayovIsrael144,00018
1152Diego PedersenDenmark172,00022
1153Ralf BarthGermany135,00017
1154Dieter KramarGermany114,00014
1155Nikolay MigachevIsrael94,00012
1156Andreas HafnerGermany117,00015
1157Dominique PotenzaBelgium395,00049
1158Alireza PanahandehGermany174,00022
1159Miroslav HurtaCzech Republic305,00038
1161Thomas GrabGermany215,00027
1162Julian LudtGermany165,00021
1163Aristeidis GiannatosGreece153,00019
1164Alfred NaderLebanon231,00029
1165Christian MohrGermany247,00031
1166Friedrich SchillerAustria40,0005
1167Jeton HykasmoniSwitzerland61,0008
1168Shraga VrubelIsrael196,00025
1169Alessandro LaubingerGermany351,00044
1231Zhong ChenNetherlands587,00073
1232Ivica KulfaGermany62,0008
1233Thiago Silva De MorgadoBrazil84,00011
1234Walter PfluegerAustria405,00051
1235Ilker ShabaniAlbania143,00018
1236Steve WilmsBelgium92,00012
1237Teodor PopovicSlovakia462,00058
1238Mathijs JanssenBelgium185,00023
1239Robert DourasUnited Kingdom157,00020
1241Walter SinzingerAustria57,0007
1242Petr FungacCzech Republic322,00040
1243Sebastian GaehlGermany148,00019
1244Christoph PeperGermany261,00033
1245Patrick KurfnerAustria298,00037
1246Erik CajelaisCanada115,00014
1247Lukasz Szymon GrossmannPoland300,00038
1248Kyriakos SarantisGreece104,00013
1249Mykhailo HryhorievUkraine113,00014
1251Enes AvdagicBosnia and Herzegovina59,0007
1252Shaun DeebUnited States215,00027
1253Timo MerzGermany452,00057
1254Feng LiangChina189,00024
1255Pierre NeuvilleBelgium720,00090
1256Oren RamIsrael136,00017
1257Eyal BensimhonFrance265,00033
1258Simon BurnsUnited Kingdom635,00079
1259Filip SochorCzech Republic335,00042
1261Haim ToorgemanIsrael142,00018
1262Jan RamikCzech Republic298,00037
1263Tom HarelIsrael150,00019
1264Oldrich ChyleCzech Republic155,00019
1265Tibor BorzakHungary107,00013
1266Olga HirtSwitzerland23,0003
1267Dmitrij FadeevGermany124,00016
1268Jan RyduchowskiGermany224,00028
1269Alexander MoserAustria134,00017
1271Witali ReinboldGermany192,00024
1272Jiri NogaCzech Republic37,0005
1273Vasile StrugariRomania166,00021
1274Anastasios VrakasGreece144,00018
1275Kristof LenartHungary400,00050
1276Cristian DavidRomania234,00029
1277Vaclav ZelechovskyCzech Republic341,00043
1278Rudolf EberleSwitzerland560,00070
1279Adir MenasheIsrael194,00024
1281Darkhan RakhymzhanovKazakhstan435,00054
1282Alois SprachtaCzech Republic331,00041
1283Leo TamesNetherlands196,00025
1284Lior PadobaIsrael194,00024
1285Volodymyr KernytskyiUkraine234,00029
1286Alain RomaillerSwitzerland200,00025
1287Torsten RinkGermany93,00012
1288Maximilian EckGermany101,00013
1289Sherif KasamiMacedonia127,00016
1291Aviv TzarumIsrael201,00025
1292Colin GrunowGermany431,00054
1293Sean MillsUnited Kingdom244,00031
1294Tobias GeklerGermany87,00011
1295Vicente Ortiz RomeroSpain135,00017
1296Tomas FaraCzech Republic325,00041
1297Michael HornGermany271,00034
1298Marinus Van Der WalleNetherlands306,00038
1299Marsel RakhmankulovRussia268,00034
1301Sebastien NeyFrance66,0008
1302Predrag BudakovicSwitzerland442,00055
1303Remco VerbakelNetherlands247,00031
1305Michal MrakesCzech Republic191,00024
1306Heimo GaulhoferAustria205,00026
1307Gilad YeshayahuIsrael138,00017
1308Daniel SalnerAustria249,00031
1309Antonio TurrisiItaly210,00026

End-of-Day 1i Chip Counts (full)

Level 18 : 3,000/6,000, 6,000 ante
Player Chips Progress
Yordanov Karagogov bg
Yordanov Karagogov
Day 1I Chip Leader
616,000 76,000
Rudolf Eberle ch
Rudolf Eberle
560,000 40,000
Timo Merz de
Timo Merz
452,000 17,000
Walter Pflueger at
Walter Pflueger
405,000 105,000
Stefan Mital cz
Stefan Mital
404,000 124,000
Dominique Potenza be
Dominique Potenza
395,000 115,000
Efstathios Komitas gr
Efstathios Komitas
394,000 -116,000
Vladimir Schwarz sk
Vladimir Schwarz
372,000 372,000
Stefan Raschbauer at
Stefan Raschbauer
359,000 19,000
Vaclav Zelechovsky cz
Vaclav Zelechovsky
341,000 341,000
Ioannis Chorianopoulos gr
Ioannis Chorianopoulos
327,000 177,000
Nesrin Can tr
Nesrin Can
325,000 115,000
Claudio Di Giacomo it
Claudio Di Giacomo
322,000 47,000
Jan Ramik cz
Jan Ramik
298,000 18,000
Patrick Kurfner at
Patrick Kurfner
298,000 33,000
Bertrand Grospellier fr
Bertrand Grospellier
285,000 80,000
Tezer Cetindag de
Tezer Cetindag
272,000 225,000
Ilyas Gueltekin de
Ilyas Gueltekin
268,000 88,000
Anthony Zinno us
Anthony Zinno
WSOP 4X Winner
WPT 3X Winner
261,000 81,000
Andreas Mages at
Andreas Mages
259,000 -1,000
Aleksandr Velichko ru
Aleksandr Velichko
257,000 257,000
Hongbin Guo cn
Hongbin Guo
250,000 65,000
Daniel Salner at
Daniel Salner
249,000 9,000
Jan Koehler de
Jan Koehler
246,000 -34,000
Sean Mills gb
Sean Mills
244,000 -1,000

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Negreanu Wins Race in Last Hand

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

In the very last hand, Daniel Negreanu was all in for 110,000 against Lukas Zaskodny and a large rail gathered around his table to witness a flip.

Daniel Negreanu: {a-Clubs}{k-Spades}
Lukas Zaskodny: {8-Clubs}{8-Hearts}

The board came {k-Hearts}{7-Spades}{6-Clubs}{3-Hearts}{j-Diamonds} and Negreanu doubled to eventually secure a stack for Day 2.

Player Chips Progress
Daniel Negreanu ca
Daniel Negreanu
235,000 85,000
Lukas Zaskodny cz
Lukas Zaskodny
WSOP 1X Winner
131,000 -47,500

Tags: Daniel NegreanuLukas Zaskodny

More Late Bustouts

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

Igor Salimovic got his short stack in with the {q-Diamonds}{j-Diamonds} and was called by Stefan Raschbauer with {10-Clubs}{8-Clubs}.

The board came {a-Spades}{9-Hearts}{6-Spades}{5-Spades}{8-Diamonds} and Raschbauer paired his eight on the river to send Salimovic to the payout desk.

Among others, Sebastien Soardi was also among those to bust before bagging and tagging.

Player Chips Progress
Stefan Raschbauer at
Stefan Raschbauer
340,000 193,000
Igor Salimovic rs
Igor Salimovic
Christoph Merten de
Christoph Merten
Amit Gibel il
Amit Gibel
Sebastien Soardi fr
Sebastien Soardi

Tags: Igor SalimovicSebastien SoardiStefan Raschbauer