2022 888poker XL Winter Series
Event #5: €550 NLH COLOSSUS
Event #5: €550 NLH COLOSSUS
Day 1c Completed

Garnelis Georgios Tops Pack of 38 Day 1c Survivors in Event #5: €550 No-Limit Hold'em COLOSSUS

Calum_Grant • Level 18: 3,000-6,000, 6,000 ante
King's Button
King's Button

Greece's Garnelis Georgios (630,000) topped the end of day chip counts in Day 1c of Event #5: €550 No-Limit Hold'em COLOSSUS which played out at King's Resort, Rozvadov. The starting flight, which wrapped up after 18 levels of play had just 38 of the 363 entries bagging and tagging for Day 2.

Andreas Kuecuekkaplan (542,000) and Israel's Yosef Levi (542,000) round of the top three stacks advancing to the next stage of the event. Kuecuekkaplan knocked out Gudmundur Sigurjonsson with a turned full house.

The latter asked Kuecuekkaplan if he was slowrolling him as he took his time to call when the Icelandic player moved all-in.

Notable names who were who fell at the first hurdler include Krzysztof Dulowski, Ali Sameeian, Peter Da and WSOP bracelet winner Sebastian Langrock.

Liverpool's Daniel Myers fell late on in the night after moving all-in with top two pair, but found himself behind the flopped straight made by Volodymyr Siekhov. Despite not making Day 2, he secured a cash prize of €983.

Top 10 Day 1c Chip Counts

RankNameCountryChip Count
1Garnelis GeorgiosGreece630,000
2Andreas KuecuekkaplanGermany542,000
3Yosef LeviIsrael521,000
4Tobias BoettcherGermany499,000
5Stylianos KollatosGreece490,000
6Volodymyr SiekhovUkraine467,000
7Riadh FarhatFrance431,000
8Darko SveskoSerbia407,000
9Ciro FasonoItaly350,000
10Georgios KoliofotisGermany327,000

With the recent government announcements in the Czech Republic, there will only be four total flights for this event. Starting tomorrow, there will only be one flight per day with a 1,000 player cap, starting at 10 a.m. each day. Day 2 players will also be returning at 10 a.m. and playing down to a final table, which will then be carried out on Day 3.

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 18--
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  

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Day 1c End of Day Chip Counts (full)

Calum_Grant • Level 18: 3,000-6,000, 6,000 ante
Garnelis Georgios GR
Garnelis Georgios
GR 630,000
Andreas Kuecuekkaplan DE
Andreas Kuecuekkaplan
DE 542,000
Yosef Levi IL
Yosef Levi
IL 521,000
Tobias Boettcher DE
Tobias Boettcher
DE 499,000 44,000
Stylianos Kollatos gr
Stylianos Kollatos
gr 490,000
Volodymyr Syekhov UA
Volodymyr Syekhov
UA 467,000 -153,000
Riadh Farhat fr
Riadh Farhat
fr 431,000 431,000
Darko Svesko rs
Darko Svesko
rs 407,000
Ciro Fasano IT
Ciro Fasano
IT 350,000 350,000
Georgios Koliofotis de
Georgios Koliofotis
de 327,000
Vasyl Zabrodskyy ua
Vasyl Zabrodskyy
ua 298,000 -37,000
Cezar Herea RO
Cezar Herea
RO 293,000 165,000
Oktay Kahyaoglu tr
Oktay Kahyaoglu
tr 266,000
Matteo Calzoni it
Matteo Calzoni
it 247,000 247,000
Gil Talit IT
Gil Talit
IT 228,000 228,000
Leandro Dirlewanger ch
Leandro Dirlewanger
ch 212,000 212,000
Athanasios Kefalas gr
Athanasios Kefalas
gr 208,000 63,000
Boro Skalonja CH
Boro Skalonja
CH 204,000 204,000
Fotios Katidis DE
Fotios Katidis
DE 194,000 9,000
James O'Brien ie
James O'Brien
ie 183,000 -7,000
Yves Thalmann ch
Yves Thalmann
ch 175,000 5,000
Pascal Iwersen at
Pascal Iwersen
at 163,000 163,000
Adrian Dan RO
Adrian Dan
RO 144,000 9,000
Frank Appelmann DE
Frank Appelmann
DE 134,000 134,000
Costin Zainea fr
Costin Zainea
fr 124,000 124,000

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Day 1c Closes

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

Day 1c has ended and 38 of the 363 entries have made it through to Day 2. All players have secured a min-cash for the event, with payouts finalised after all starting flights have played out.

Chip counts and the Day 1c recap will follow shortly.

Myers Busts Late on Day 1c

Calum_Grant • Level 18: 3,000-6,000, 6,000 ante
Daniel Myers
Daniel Myers

With over 60,000 in the pot on the {8-Spades}{7-Spades}{6-Hearts} flop, Daniel Myers shoved in his last 110,000 chips from the small blind.

Action folded to Volodymyr Siekhov who-reshoved, pushing out Ionnas Tamaris.

Daniel Myers: {8-Diamonds}{7-Diamonds}
Volodymyr Siekhov: {5-Spades}{4-Spades}

Tamaris flopped the bottom end of the straight with a gut-shot straight flush draw while Myers had top two pair.

Myers was unable to boat up on the {4-Clubs} turn or the {9-Clubs} river to be eliminated. Jan Pettersson also was unable to bag up for Day 2.

Volodymyr Syekhov UA
Volodymyr Syekhov
UA 620,000 620,000
Daniel Myers gb
Daniel Myers
gb Busted
Jan Pettersson (SWE) SE
Jan Pettersson (SWE)
SE Busted

Last Five Hands

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

The clock has been paused and the dealers have been instructed to deal five more hands.

Touati Doubles Through Levi

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

Nadir Touati jammed for 53,000 under the gun and action folded to Yosef Levi who called in the big blind.

Nadir Touati: {k-Spades}{q-Hearts}
Yosef Levi: {j-Diamonds}{10-Spades}

Touati got the double on the {j-Clubs}{q-Spades}{5-Diamonds}{7-Clubs}{a-Diamonds} runout.

Yosef Levi IL
Yosef Levi
IL 545,000
Nadir Touati FR
Nadir Touati
FR 125,000

Last Level of Day 1c

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

All 44 remaining players just have to get through Level 18 to book their seat for Day 2 of the COLOSSUS.