Day 1b has come to an end in Event #15: €550 Colossus No-Limit Hold'em with 16 players advancing to Day 2. Colin Grunow leads them all with 431,000 chips.
Grunow, with only $2,974 in total live earnings so far, all obtained here at the King's Resort in Rozvadov, is looking for a deep run in this event to reach the first big score of his career.
The German player was in very good shape all day and started to build his stack early. He even busted Shaun Deeb and Anson Tsang in the same hand before the end of late registration, holding queens versus pocket trees for Deeb and king-jack offsuit for Tsang. All the chips went in the middle preflop and Tsang managed to find a king on the flop, however, Grunow found a runner-runner flush to continue his run.
The day started with around 30 entries but escalated to over 100 after the first break. By the end of late registration, there were a total of 196 entries to enter the field. After 18 levels, the day came to an end and saw Catalin Diac being eliminated on the very last end.
Bracelet winners Chris Ferguson (137,000) and Erik Cajelais (115,000) have also gained their ticket for day 2, which will be Saturday, November 3rd, at 3 p.m.
With 20 players being in the money, the field reduced itself quite fast and Robert Campbell, currently second in the WSOP Player of the Year race, busted close to the bubble when his pocket sixes felted against Giorgiy Skhulukhiia’s pocket sevens. Skhulukhiia, representing Russia, ended the day as the second stack with 317,000. He is closely followed in the counts by Spanish player Roberto Carrillo, with exactly 300,000 chips.
On the very first hand of hand-for-hand play, both Martin Kabrhel and Vladimir Peck found themselves all in and at risk and ended up busting to share the min-cash for €809.
Many familiar faces came and went on Day 1b, unable to get anything going their way. Daniel Negreanu was looking to add more points in the Player of the Year race but busted his two bullets. Georgios Vrakas, Viktor Blom and William Kassouf also made an appearance but didn’t find a bag tonight.
Day 1b Payouts
|Place||Winner||Country||Prize (in EUR)||Prize (in USD)|
|16||Tung Ho Kim||Czech Republic||€809||$898|
|18||John D Silva||United States||€809||$898|
|20||Martin Kabrhel||Czech Republic||€405||$450|
|21||Vladimir Peck||United States||€405||$450|
Day 1c will take place tomorrow here at the King’s Resort at 6 p.m so keep following PokerNews for all the latest news.