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

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

ajlamers • 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

DATEDAYSTART TIME (CET)PLAY CONCLUDESTotal EntriesAdvancing
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

Kabrhel Vaults to the Lead in the Last Hands

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

Martin Kabrhel raised to 15,000 in middle position and Charles Motamedi called from the small blind. The flop came {4-Spades}{3-Spades}{2-Hearts} and Motamedi check-called a bet of 30,000 from Kabrhel.

The turn brought the {8-Clubs} and Motamedi checked again. Kabrhel counted out a bet of 60,000 and Motamedi check-raised to 135,000. Kabrhel called and the {5-Clubs} completed the board.

Motamedi checked for the third time and Kabrhel shoved all in for around 280,000. Motamedi counted his own stack which was about 260,000 and went into the tank. After a couple of minutes, he finally called and saw the bad news. Kabrhel tabled {j-Spades}{j-Diamonds} and Motamedi could only muster {9-Clubs}{9-Diamonds}.

Martin Kabrhel cz
Martin Kabrhel
cz 860,000 438,000
Charles Motamedi se
Charles Motamedi
se Busted

Tags: Martin KabrhelCharles Motamedi

Last Five Hands of the Night

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

The tournament clock has been paused with 10 minutes remaining in level 18. Each table will play five more hands before the bagging process begins.

Sigurjonsson Takes a Couple of Beats

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

Gudmundur Sigurjonsson raised it up in early position and Roberto Manfredi shoved all in for 32,000 on his left. The action folded back to Sigurjonsson who quickly called.

Manfredi showed {a-Spades}{a-Clubs} and was up against the {j-Hearts}{j-Diamonds} of Sigurjonsson. The board ran out {q-Spades}{8-Spades}{4-Spades}{2-Spades}{9-Clubs} and Manfredi made a flush to score a small double up.

On the next hand, Sigurjonsson and Alexander Huss got all of the chips in the middle with Huss at risk for 113,000. Huss held {a-Clubs}{k-Hearts} and was dominating Sigurjonsson's {a-Diamonds}{q-Hearts}. The board ran out {j-Spades}{4-Clubs}{3-Clubs}{7-Clubs}{9-Spades} and Huss took his turn for a double up.

Alexander Huss DE
Alexander Huss
DE 232,000
Gudmundur Sigurjonsson is
Gudmundur Sigurjonsson
is 150,000 150,000
Roberto Manfredi it
Roberto Manfredi
it 72,000 47,000

Tags: Alexander HussRoberto Manfredi

Level:
18
Blinds:
3,000/6,000
Ante:
6,000

Wendlandt Eliminates Feng on the Bubble

ajlamers • Level 17: 3,000-5,000, 5,000 ante
Zhao Feng
Zhao Feng

Henning Wendlandt and Zhao Fang got all of their chips in the middle with Fang being the player at risk for around 100,000. Once all of the action was complete at the other tables, the two hands were turned face up.

Zhao Feng: {j-Spades}{j-Diamonds}
Henning Wendlandt: {q-Hearts}{q-Diamonds}

The flop came {9-Hearts}{9-Clubs}{7-Spades} and Wendlandt held the lead with his pocket queens. The {3-Clubs} on the turn left Feng drawing to just two outs and the {2-Spades} on the river was not one of them.

Henning Wendlandt de
Henning Wendlandt
de 278,000 278,000
Zhao Feng sg
Zhao Feng
sg Busted

PN Podcast: Interviews w/ WSOP Main Event Champ Koray Aldemir, Vince Vaughn & Eli Elezra

Chad_Holloway • Level 17: 3,000-5,000, 5,000 ante
PokerNews Podcast
PokerNews Podcast

On the latest episode of the PokerNews Podcast, Sarah Herring, Jeff Platt and Chad Holloway come to you from the 2021 World Series of Poker (WSOP)!

They recap the 2021 WSOP $10,000 Main Event, which was won by Koray Aldemir, and highlight other recent bracelet winners including Brian Hastings, Chad Himmelspach, and David Moses.

They also offer an interview with actor and new WSOP Master of Ceremonies Vince Vaughn, as well as one with new Poker Hall of Fame inductee Eli Elezra. Also, hear the crew discuss rumors concerning the WSOP's upcoming move to the Las Vegas Strip and what the future may hold for the aforementioned Poker Hall of Fame.

Click here to listen to the new PN Podcast!

Hand-for-Hand Begins

ajlamers • Level 17: 3,000-5,000, 5,000 ante

A loud bang on the table came from Table 110 as the field was just two players away from the money. Medet Kilinc and Sebastian Kovaci got all of their chips in the middle preflop with Kovaci being the player at risk for around 75,000.

Kilinc held {a-}{j-} against the {a-}{k-} of Kovaci. The board ran out {9-}{8-}{3-}{7-}{10-} and Kilinc found a straight on the river to eliminate Kovaci. The tournament will now proceed hand-for-hand on the money bubble.

Medet Kilinc DE
Medet Kilinc
DE 225,000 225,000
Sebastian Kovaci
Sebastian Kovaci
Busted

Tags: Sebastian Kovaci