2021 World Series of Poker Europe

Day 1b of Event #5: €550 NLH COLOSSUS Kicks Off at 12 P.M. CET

Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier Wins Event #15 Colossus

One of the most popular events, Event #5: €550 NLH COLOSSUS, of the World Series of Poker Europe (WSOPE) gets underway today Thursday, November 25 at 12 p.m. CET at King's Resort, Rozvadov. Day 1c also commences on the same day but begins at 6 p.m.

Yesterday's Day 1a was cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances.

Bertrand “Elky” Grospellier took down this event in 2019, winning €190,375 ($211,000). He bested a field of 2,177 entries and beat Avraham Dayan heads-up to secure the victory as well as his second WSOP gold bracelet.

Other notables who cashed the event last time round include Shaun Deeb (11th - €12,453/$13,802), Viktor Blom (€2,812/$3,116) and Martin Kabrhel (396th - €405/$448).

All Day 1 starting flights (B-G) will end after 18 levels, with blinds increasing every 30 minutes. Players will receive a starting stack of 25,000 chips for their €550 buy-in and will get a 15 minute break after every four levels or color ups. Day 2 and Day 3 will see the blinds increase to 40 minutes intervals.

There is a 500 player cap for each starting flight and registration opens three hours before each flight starts.

Day 2 will see all the survivors from the seven flights merge into one field on Sunday, November 28. The second stage of the event will see the field play down to the final table. The nine finalists on Day 3 will then be playing for the WSOP bracelet and first-place prize, which takes place on Monday, November 29.

Be sure to stay tuned to PokerNews for all the updates from King's Resort!

Event #5: €550 NLH COLOSSUS Schedule

Thursday, November 25Day 1b12 p.m.After Level 18
Thursday, November 25Day 1c6 p.m.After Level 18
Friday, November 26Day 1d11 a.m.After Level 18
Friday, November 26Day 1e6 p.m.After Level 18
Saturday, November 27Day 1f11 a.m.After Level 18
Saturday, November 27Day 1g6 p.m.After Level 18
Sunday, November 28Day 22 p.m.9 Players Remain
Monday, November 29Day 31 p.m.End of Event