2022 888poker XL Winter Series
Event #5: €550 NLH COLOSSUS
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Event #5: €550 NLH COLOSSUS
Day 2 Completed

Calzoni Leads Final Ten Players in the COLOSSUS with Ricci in Third Place

poolshir • Level 34: 125,000-250,000, 250,000 ante
Matteo Calzoni
Matteo Calzoni

After more than fourteen hours on Day 2 of Event #5: €550 COLOSSUS has come to an end with ten players making it through to the final day on Monday, November 29. The four starting flights had 2,478 entires which created a prize pool of €1,177,050 for the eventual winner to walk away with €147,775, the WSOP gold bracelet, and a ticket for the WSOPE Main Event.

Coming back with the chip lead is Matteo Calzoni with 14,375,000 in chips. He is joined by Riadh Farhat (12,200,000) and Andrea Ricci (9,075,000) in the top three. They have Zlatin Penev, Fotios Ntamaris, Edmond Jahjaga, Roman Krahula, Gabriele Re, Merijn van Rooij, and Aureio Reggi with them on the final table.

COLOSSUS Final Day Chip Counts

RankPlayerCountryChip CountsBig Blinds
1Matteo CalzoniItaly14,375,00048
2Riadh FarhatFrance12,200,00041
3Andrea RicciItaly9,075,00030
4Zlatin PenevBulgaria6,450,00022
5Fotios NtamarisGreece5,525,00018
6Edmond JahjagaKosovo4,000,00013
7Roman KrahulaCzech Republic2,800,0009
8Gabriele ReItaly2,750,0009
9Merijn van RooijNetherlands2,425,0008
10Aurelio ReggiItaly2,075,0007

There were 308 survivors who had all secured at least €1,120 each but were all looking to climb that pay ladder. Many familiar names like Antonello Ferraiuoli, Pete Chen, [b[PLAYER="jerry-odeen"]Jerry Odeen[/PLAYER][/b], and many more failed to get to the later part of the day.

Calzoni was on the road to the top when he first knocked out Floor ten Zijthof and then Martin Kabrhel in 22nd place to give him over 11 million. The eliminations didn't go any slower and when they still had to play four more hands, Nicolae Modrea busted in the final one to the queens of Farhat.

When play resumes at 10 a.m. CET here at the King's Resort, the unofficial final table will be played at the feature table. The level duration will remain 40 minutes long with a break after every three levels. The first level of the day will feature a small blind of 150,000, a big blind of 300,000, and a big blind ante of 300,000.

The PokerNews live reporting team will be there from the start with ten players with live updates until the start of the official final table and then follow the delay of the WSOP Youtube stream which is estimated to start at 6 p.m. CET.

Remaining Payouts

*PlacePrize
1€147,775
2€91,318
3€67,596
4€50,506
5€38,095
6€29,008
7€22,302
8€17,314
9€13,574
10€10,747

All prize money mentioned above has a WSOPE Main Event Ticket worth €10,350 added to it)

Nicolae Modrea Eliminated in 11th Place (€10,747)

ajlamers • Level 34: 125,000-250,000, 250,000 ante
Nicolae Modrea
Nicolae Modrea

Nicolae Modrea pushed all in on the button for a little over 2,500,000 and Riadh Farhat called from the big blind.

Nicolae Modrea: {a-Hearts}{2-Spades}
Riadh Farhat: {q-Hearts}{q-Clubs}

The flop came {j-Clubs}{j-Diamonds}{8-Clubs} and Farhat held the lead with his pair of queens. The turn brought the {q-Diamonds} to give Farhat a full house and Modrea was drawing dead to the {9-Clubs} on the river.

Riadh Farhat fr
Riadh Farhat
fr 11,700,000 2,900,000
Nicolae Modrea RO
Nicolae Modrea
RO Busted

Last Four Hands of the Night

ajlamers • Level 34: 125,000-250,000, 250,000 ante

The clock has been paused and each table will play four more hands before the players bag up for the night.

Reggi Barely Stays Alive

ajlamers • Level 34: 125,000-250,000, 250,000 ante

Edmond Jahjaga opened to 500,000 from under the gun and Aurelio Reggi pushed all in for 820,000 in the big blind. Jahjaga actually gave it some thought before making the call.

Aurelio Reggi: {a-Spades}{4-Spades}
Edmond Jahjaga: {j-Spades}{10-Spades}

The flop came {6-Spades}{5-Spades}{2-Hearts} and both players picked up a flush draw. The {k-Spades} on the turn gave Reggi the nut flush and he stayed alive, albeit still under 10 big blinds.

Edmond Jahjaga KV
Edmond Jahjaga
KV 4,600,000 -1,650,000
Aurelio Reggi it
Aurelio Reggi
it 1,750,000 490,000

Boro Skalonja Eliminated in 12th Place (€8,595)

poolshir • Level 34: 125,000-250,000, 250,000 ante
Boro Skalonja
Boro Skalonja

Boro Skalonja shoved from the cutoff and the action folded to Matteo Calzoni in the big blind who asked for a count. The dealer confirmed Skalonja had 2,470,000 behind. Calzoni called.

Boro Skalonja: {a-Clubs}{8-Clubs}
Matteo Calzoni: {9-Hearts}{9-Clubs}

The board ran out {5-Diamonds}{j-Clubs}{6-Spades}{k-Diamonds}{6-Clubs} for Skalonja to put his head down as his stack was pushed to Calzoni's side.

Matteo Calzoni it
Matteo Calzoni
it 14,200,000 5,600,000
Boro Skalonja CH
Boro Skalonja
CH Busted

Farhat Doubles Through Krahula

ajlamers • Level 34: 125,000-250,000, 250,000 ante

Riadh Farhat raised it up on the button and Roman Krahula announced all in from the big blind. Farhat quickly called off his stack of 4,380,000 and the cards were face up.

Riadh Farhat: {a-Diamonds}{k-Hearts}
Roman Krahula: {a-Clubs}{10-Clubs}

The flop came {q-Hearts}{8-Hearts}{8-Diamonds} which gave Krahula some chop outs. The {3-Spades} on the turn and the {6-Clubs} on the river locked up the double for Farhat.

Riadh Farhat fr
Riadh Farhat
fr 8,800,000 5,600,000
Roman Krahula CZ
Roman Krahula
CZ 2,950,000 -4,650,000

Henning Wendlandt Eliminated in 13th Place (€8,595)

poolshir • Level 34: 125,000-250,000, 250,000 ante
Henning Wendlandt
Henning Wendlandt

Henning Wendlandt had shoved from the middle position for around 2,000,000 and Edmond Jahjaga called from the hijack with the bigger stack while the rest folded.

Henning Wendlandt: {a-Clubs}{q-Diamonds}
Edmond Jahjaga: {a-Diamonds}{k-Hearts}

The board ran out {5-Hearts}{8-Clubs}{k-Spades}{2-Clubs}{j-Diamonds} to not help Wendlandt as Jahjaga flopped top pair to bust him in thirteenth place.

Edmond Jahjaga KV
Edmond Jahjaga
KV 6,250,000 3,050,000
Henning Wendlandt de
Henning Wendlandt
de Busted

Krahula Calls Down Re

ajlamers • Level 34: 125,000-250,000, 250,000 ante

Roman Krahula opened to 400,000 in the hijack and was called by Gabriele Re in the cutoff. They went heads-up to a flop of {q-Hearts}{q-Diamonds}{6-Hearts} and Krahula led out with a bet of 600,000. Re called and the {k-Clubs} landed on the turn.

Both players checked and the {k-Spades} hit the river. Kahula checked again and Re announced a bet of 1,200,000. Krahula instantly called and Re showed {10-Spades}{10-Diamonds}. Kahula turned over {6-Spades}{6-Diamonds} for a baby full house but it was good enough to win the pot.

Roman Krahula CZ
Roman Krahula
CZ 7,600,000 2,380,000
Gabriele Re it
Gabriele Re
it 2,980,000 -2,695,000