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2017 World Series of Poker Europe The Official WSOP Live Updates

Friday, October 27, 2017 to Thursday, November 02, 2017

Event #5: THE COLOSSUS - €550 No-Limit Hold'em

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  • Buy-in: €550
  • Prizepool: €2,000,000
  • Entries: 4,115
  • Remaining: 0
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11/02/17 05:48:27 AM PDT
Khalifa Takes a Stand

Jonathan Khalifa opened to 380,000 on the button and Ruben Garcia Blancas called in the small blind. Ivaylo Sivinov was in the big blind and three-bet to 1,065,000. Sivinov had previously three-bet Khalifa's opening raises multiple times, which Khalifa folded every time.

However, Khalifa had enough, and this time he four-bet shoved all in. Blancas quickly got out of the way and Sivinov looked back at his cards before folding as well. Khalifa turned over    to show he was not going to be bullied anymore.

Jonathan Khalifa7,950,0001,200,000
Makarios Avramidis4,420,000-330,000
Ruben Garcia Blancas3,040,00095,000
Pascal Pflock2,830,000-790,000
Ivaylo Sivinov2,820,000-1,180,000
11/02/17 05:42:54 AM PDT
Lucina Takes it on the Flop

While Makarios Avramidis has not played any hand yet today to drop a portion of his stack.

Over on the other table, Sebastien Lucina raised to 350,000 on the button and Roman Motovsky called from the big blind. The flop of     was checked to Lucina and his bet of 215,000 won the pot without further resistance.

Makarios Avramidis4,750,000-1,025,000
Roman Motovsky3,300,000-540,000
Sebastien Lucina2,600,000120,000
11/02/17 05:31:58 AM PDT
Sivinov Jams Into Khalifa

Jonathan Khalifa raised to 375,000 from the cutoff and Ivaylo Sivinov moved all in from the small blind.

"Can I get a count please?" Khalifa asked and the shove was for 3.3 million.

"I have a big hand, a really big hand," Khalifa added. "Not sure if I want to flip against you for 3.3 million, that's 40% of my stack." After taking off his jacket and spending another minute in the think tank, Khalifa asked his opponent "You are good?" and Sivinov smiled back and said "I think so," the only reply he gave to the Frenchman.

Khalifa called the clock on himself and a ten second countdown ended with no decision, his hand was declared dead. "I show you if you show me," Sivinov added and Khalifa replied "I can't," sending his cards into the muck.

Jonathan Khalifa6,750,000-165,000
Ivaylo Sivinov4,000,0001,750,000
11/02/17 05:22:39 AM PDT
Cauchy Wins Roller Coaster Flip

Down to 1,345,000, Gaetan Cauchy moved all in from the cutoff and Roman Motovsky in the big blind gave it plenty of consideration. He motioned for the stack to be counted, tanked for another minute and called.

Gaetan Cauchy:   
Roman Motovsky:   

After the     flop, Cauchy let out a loud "ohhhhh crap" in French and turned away from the table. He didn't immediately return to his seat or he would have seen the   turn already that locked up his double. By the time the   fell on the river, Cauchy was back and celebrated, then took out his smart phone to take a picture of the board.

Roman Motovsky3,840,000-1,785,000
Gaetan Cauchy3,000,0001,500,000
11/02/17 05:16:29 AM PDT
Fuchs Jams Twice; Cauchy Loses Some

Gaetan Cauchy opened to 365,000 from the cutoff and Matous Skorepa called from the small blind. On the     flop, Skorepa checked and called a bet of 305,000 by Cauchy before the duo checked through the   turn and   river. Skorepa flashed    and won the pot.

Florian Fuchs, who had shoved earlier, then three-bet all in against a raise by Skorepa for 340,000. "I should have around 2.4 million now," the Austrian said. The stack was counted for 2,460,000 and Skorepa engaged in some table chat. "I have deuces. I think you have ace-ten," he said and Fuchs replied "then you are ahead." Skorepa folded after some more consideration and only two hands went past the preflop all in and call stage thus far.

Matous Skorepa5,200,000190,000
Florian Fuchs2,900,000920,000
Gaetan Cauchy1,500,000-630,000
11/02/17 05:10:14 AM PDT
Philipp Lutkemeier Eliminated in 12th Place (€18,324)

Philipp Lutkemeier

Philipp Lutkemeier came into the day as the short stack and shoved all in from under the gun for just under 900,000. The action folded around to Ivaylo Sivinov in the big blind who looked down at his cards and quickly made the call.


The flop came     giving Sivinov a set of eights and leaving Lutkemeier drawing slim. The turn was the   and the river landed the  . Lutkemeier became the first casualty of the day while Sivinov is in the process of building up a stack.

Ivaylo Sivinov2,250,0001,015,000
Philipp Lutkemeier0-930,000
11/02/17 03:13:57 AM PDT
Makarios Avramidis in Contention for Another Bracelet in Event #5: THE COLOSSUS

Makarios Avramidis

The action is set to resume at 2:00 P.M. local time inside the Poker Arena at King's Casino for the final day of Event #5: THE COLOSSUS €550 No-Limit Hold'em. There will be 12 players returning after a long Day 2 that saw the field dwindle from 256 players.

One of those that will be in search of the title and a WSOP gold bracelet is Makarios Avramidis who comes into the day second in chips with 5,775,000. Making the final table will be no stranger to Avramidis, as he won the €2,200 No-Limit Hold'em 6-Max event two years ago in Berlin where the WSOP Europe was held. He also has nearly $500,000 in career earnings, making him the most experienced of those remaining.

Jonathan Khalifa will hold the chip lead after bagging 6,915,000 to end Day 2. The two players are seated at the same table for the time being and would be no surprise if they were to engage in some large pots. Roman Matovsky (5,625,000) and Matous Skorepa (5,010,000), two local Czech players, are also in contention with some of the larger stacks.

When play gets underway, the blinds will change to 80,000/160,000 with a 20,000 ante. That doesn't leave a lot of room for the short stacks to manoeuvre and eliminations could happen quickly. The returning players are all guaranteed to take home a prize of €18,324 but will be battling for the first-place prize of €270,015.

After three more eliminations, the official final table will be moved to the feature table and will be live-streamed. The PokerNews coverage will continue on a 30-minute delay to be in sync with the live stream.

Seat Assignments THE COLOSSUS Day 3

TableSeatPlayerCountryChip CountBig Blinds
1311Pascal PflockGermany3,620,00023
1312Jonathan KhalifaFrance6,915,00043
1316Ruben Garcia BlancasSpain2,945,00018
1317Ivaylo SivinovBulgaria1,235,0008
1318Philipp LutkemeierGermany930,0006
1319Makarios AvramidisGreece5,775,00036
1373Sebastien LucinaGermany2,480,00016
1374Matous SkorepaCzech Republic5,010,00031
1375Roman MotovskyCzech Republic5,625,00035
1376Florian FuchsAustria1,980,00012
1378Nebojsa AnkucicAustria2,660,00017
1379Gaetan CauchyFrance2,130,00013