2021 World Series of Poker Europe

Event #5: €550 NLH COLOSSUS
Day: 1d
Event Info

2021 World Series of Poker Europe

Final Results
Winning Hand
Event Info
Prize Pool
Level Info
300,000 / 600,000
Players Info - Day 1d
Players Left

Kabrhel Bags Huge After Day 1d in Event #5: €550 No-Limit Hold'em COLOSSUS

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

It was a wild end to Day 1d in Event #5: €550 No-Limit Hold'em COLOSSUS where 77 players will be advancing to Day 2 of the 688 total entries. In the last few hands of the night, Martin Kabrhel scooped the largest pot of the tournament thus far to bag a whopping 980,000 chips.

Kabrhel already has two World Series of Poker gold bracelets that he has won right here at King's Casino. Kabrhel entered the tournament for the second time just before late registration closed. He managed to run up a stack to over 400,000 before the bubble came along, and in one of the last hands of the night, he collided with Charles Motamedi in a monster pot.

Kabrhel managed to scoop the pot with just a pair of jacks and eliminated Motamedi in the process. Kabrhel currently holds the overall chip lead by quite some margin with his nearest competitor being Nawroz Gaff. In the latter stages of the day, Gaff vaulted to the top of the leaderboard as well and finished the day with 658,000 chips. Cenk Oguz rounds out the top three counts for Day 1d as he finished with a healthy stack of 600,000.

This was the third of four starting flights for this event and it was the largest one thus far. A total of 688 entries were recorded with the player-cap being increased to 1,000 and only one flight running each day. Some notables that fell short of reaching the end of the day include Michal Mrakes, Max Pescatori, Zhong Chen, and Floor ten Zijthof.

Once again, the bubble was reached just after the last break of the day. It only took a couple of hands in the -hand-for-hand process until Zhao Feng got all of his chips in the middle with pocket jacks. Unfortunately for him, Henning Wendlandt woke up with pocket queens and Feng was unable to improve. The remaining 104 players were all guaranteed at least €895 for a min-cash.

Event #5: €550 NLH COLOSSUS Schedule

Thursday, November 25Day 1b12 p.m.After Level 1842743
Thursday, November 25Day 1c6 p.m.After Level 1836338
Friday, November 26Day 1d10 a.m.After Level 1868877
Saturday, November 27Day 1f10 a.m.After Level 18--
Sunday, November 28Day 22 p.m.9 Players Remain--
Monday, November 29Day 31 p.m.End of Event  

The action will resume tomorrow with the last starting flight for this event. The cards are scheduled to be in the air at 10 a.m. with another 18 levels on tap for Day 1f. Any players that have not yet bagged chips for Day 2 are eligible to register and take another shot at advancing.

The PokerNews live reporting team will be on the tournament floor to bring you all of the live updates throughout the event.

Tags: Cenk OguzCharles MotamediHenning WendlandtMartin KabrhelMax PescatoriMichal MrakesNawroz GaffZhao FengZhong Chen