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2018 World Series of Poker Europe The Official WSOP Live Updates

Tuesday, October 09, 2018 to Monday, October 15, 2018

Event #1: €550 COLOSSUS

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  • Buy-in: €550
  • Prizepool: €1,435,412
  • Entries: 2,992
  • Remaining: 0
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Monday, October 15, 2018 9:36 PM Local Time
Tamir Segal Wins the 2018 World Series of Poker Europe COLOSSUS for €203,820

Tamir Segal - 2018 WSOPE COLOSSUS Champion

After less than four hours of play, the first gold bracelet of the 2018 World Series of Poker Europe has been awarded to Tamir Segal from Israel! Segal beat 2,991 other hopefuls on the road to the first-place prize of €203,820 for winning Event #1: €550 COLOSSUS No-Limit Hold'em.

The guaranteed prize pool for the tournament was set at €1,000,000 but was surpassed during the penultimate flight and exceeded the expectations by achieving a prize pool of €1,435,412 in the end. More than half of the entries were collecting over the last two flights here at the King's Casino in rustic Rozvadoz, Czech Republic.

This is the biggest cash ever for Segal and he was very happy to be able to take this back to the bank after defeating Wojciech Wyrebski heads-up. The second-place prize of €125,966 is also the biggest ever for the Polish player and he will also have been very satisfied with his deep run today.

After eight starting flights and a hectic paced Day 2, ten players made it through to the unofficial final table. Hannes Neurauter, Krasimir Yankov, and Bjorn Bouwmans were the most notable players on the feature table.

2018 WSOPE COLOSSUS Final Table
2018 WSOPE COLOSSUS Final Table

Final Table Results

PlacePlayerCountryPrize (in EUR)
1Tamir SegalIsrael203,820 
2Wojciech WyrebskiPoland125,966
3Aksel AyguenBelgium92,385 
4Dariusz GlinskiPoland68,331 
5Hannes NeurauterGermany51,854
6Francesco DelfocoItaly38,349 
7Flavio DecataldoItaly29,104
8Krasimir YankovBulgaria22,281 
9Bjorn BouwmansNetherlands17,209
10Nelio GattaItaly13,410 

Action of the Final Day

The final day of the COLOSSUS started just after 3 PM local time on the TV table which would be live streamed with a 30-minute delay. Hole cards wouldn't be shown until the final eight players had been reached. A mere twenty minutes into the day, Aksel Ayguen found a double-up through Dariusz Glinski when he shoved with pocket eights and was called by Glinksi with pocket aces. Ayguen rivered a straight to stay alive. Another fifteen minutes later, the official final table was reached when Nelio Gatta shoved his last 12 big blinds into the pocket fives of Segal and didn't get enough help of the board.

Flavio Decataldo was the next to double his short stack up with ace-king against Yankov's queen-ten just before the first official break of the day. Shortly after the restart of the tournament, which might have been the key hand of the tournament, Bouwmans had raised with ace-king and Segal shoved on him with ace-queen. Bouwmans tanked and then called to see the queen come on the turn to eliminate him in 9th place. The Dutchman finished in 24th place last year so has improved on that result but was pretty disappointed to not have come even farther this time.

Hannes Neurauter vs Wojciech Wyrebski
Hannes Neurauter vs Wojciech Wyrebski

With the hole cards now being streamed too, the momentum seemed to turn too. Wojciech Wyrebski doubled through Neurauter with pocket aces against queens. Yankov was yanked away from the tournament when he ran his ace-jack into the ace-king of Wyrebski. Yankov ran deep earlier this year during the summer when he finished in 64th place in the Main Event on Day 6.

Then it was Flavio Decataldo's turn to double up when his ace-king held against the ace-jack of Glinski. Glinski himself then quadrupled up to just over seven big blinds with king-queen. But then the run of Decataldo was really over, his pocket kings couldn't crack the pocket aces of Segal. The Italian kilt-wearing Francesco Delfoco had just over a big blind when he called Segal's raise from the button. His ace-ten couldn't beat the deuces of Segal who even flopped a set to eliminate Delfoco in 6th place for €38,349.

A double up for Glinski and one for Ayguen later, Neurauter's shove with queen-five suited was called by Segal and Ayguen. The flop came seven-deuce-ten for Ayguen to shove too. Segal folded and Neurauter was behind against the pocket nines. Neurauter turned a flush draw but got no further help. He picked up €50,971 plus €883 he won in one of the starting days of the tournament. Five minutes later, The day 1A chip leader, Glinksi, was gone when his ace-deuce were beaten by the ace-eight of Ayguen.

Ayguen was slowly losing chips to Segal when the final blow came when he ran his pocket jacks into the king-seven of Segal himself. Segal rivered the straight to eliminate Ayguen in third place to go heads up against the Day 2 chip leader, Wyrebski. The chips when back and forth for about twenty minutes before Wyrebski raised with ace-queen and Segal shoved on him with king-ten. Wyrebski called but busted when the king came on the turn for Segal and Segal even improved to two pair on the river to win the tournament.

Tamir Segal vs Wojciech Wyrebski
Tamir Segal vs Wojciech Wyrebski

Right now, Event #2: €1,650 No-Limit Hold'em 6-Handed Deepstack and Event #3: €550 Pot-Limit Omaha 8-Handed are ongoing with live updates coming in from the PokerNews live reporting team, so make sure to follow all the action in those events too!

Monday, October 15, 2018 7:46 PM Local Time
Wojciech Wyrebski Eliminated in 2nd Place (€125,966)

Wojciech Wyrebski

Wojciech Wyrebski raised to 3,000,000 from the button and Tamir Segal shoved for Wyrebski to snap-call with the shorter stack.

Tamir Segal:   
Wojciech Wyrebski:   

Both players got up from their chairs to see the board run out.

The flop came     with the king in the window.

The turn was the   for the ace to be the only out for Wyrebski to survive but the river was the   and Wyrebski finished the tournament as the runner-up for €125,966.

A full recap of today's action is to follow.

Tamir Segal74,750,00016,200,000
Wojciech Wyrebski0-16,200,000
Monday, October 15, 2018 7:42 PM Local Time
Raise, Shove, and Fold

- Wojciech Wyrebski raised to 2,100,000 from the button with   . Tamir Segal shoved putting Wyrebski all-in. Wyrebski contemplated for a bit but then folded.

- Segal shoved with    and Wyrebski insta-folded.

- Wyrebski raised to 2,000,000 from the button with    and Segal found    in the big blind and decided to fold.

Monday, October 15, 2018 7:40 PM Local Time
Level 39 started
Level: 39 Blinds: 500000/1000000 Ante: 1000000
Monday, October 15, 2018 7:25 PM Local Time
Aksel Ayguen Eliminated in 3rd Place (€92,385)

Aksel Ayguen

Aksel Ayguen shoved on the button for 6,850,000 after having lost part of his stack in various little pots before. Tamir Segal was sitting in the big blind and asked for a count, the dealer confirmed the amount and Segal called.

Aksel Ayguen:   
Tamir Segal:   

The flop came     to keep Ayguen ahead.

The turn was the   to give Segal a straight draw so Ayguen just needed to avoid a jack or king but the   came on the river to blow Ayguen out of the tournament in 3rd place for €92,385.

Segal and Wojciech Wyrebski have been sent for a short break while the table is set up for the heads-up match.

Tamir Segal58,550,00014,075,000
Wojciech Wyrebski16,200,000775,000
Aksel Ayguen0-15,025,000
Monday, October 15, 2018 7:14 PM Local Time
Not Much Action

Tamir Segal raised to 1,800,000 from the button with   , Aksel Ayguen three-bet to 4,200,000 from the small blind with   . Action folded back to Segal who considered it for a bit and then folded.

Ayguen then shoved with    from the button and got no call.

Tamir Segal44,475,0001,200,000
Wojciech Wyrebski15,425,000800,000
Aksel Ayguen15,025,000-1,225,000
Monday, October 15, 2018 6:50 PM Local Time
Level 38 started
Level: 38 Blinds: 400000/800000 Ante: 800000
Monday, October 15, 2018 6:50 PM Local Time
Dariusz Glinski Eliminated in 4th Place (€68,331)

Dariusz Glinski

Aksel Ayguen raised from under the gun and Dariusz Glinski shoved from the button. Action folded back to Ayguen who made the call.

Dariusz Glinski:   
Aksel Ayguen:   

The board ran out       for Ayguen to flop top two pair and no help came for Glinski on the turn for him to be drawing dead by the time the river was dealt. Glinski picked up some pay jumps and was eliminated in fourth place for €68,331.

Tamir Segal43,275,000-2,600,000
Aksel Ayguen16,250,0005,250,000
Wojciech Wyrebski14,625,000-1,500,000
Dariusz Glinski0-3,500,000
Monday, October 15, 2018 6:45 PM Local Time
Hannes Neurauter Eliminated in 5th Place (€51,854)

Hannes Neurauter

Hannes Neurauter shoved from the button for 2,300,000. Tamir Segal asked for a count in the small blind and called. Aksel Ayguen looked at his cards in the big blind and considered his options. After a few seconds, Ayguen made the call.

The flop came     and Segal check-folded to Ayguen's shove.

Hannes Neurauter:   
Aksel Ayguen:   

Ayguen was ahead with the pocket nines and Neurauter needed hearts or a queen.

The turn was the   to give Neurauter a flush draw but the   on the river wasn't what he needed and Neurauter was sent to the cashier to pick up €51,854 for finishing in 5th place (which also includes an earlier cash in the COLOSSUS).

Aksel Ayguen11,000,0004,650,000
Hannes Neurauter0-2,300,000
Monday, October 15, 2018 6:44 PM Local Time
Ayguen Doubles Through Segal

Aksel Ayguen shoved for 3,025,000 from under the gun and Tamir Segal snap-called in the big blind.

Aksel Ayguen:   
Tamir Segal:   

The flop came     for Ayguen to pick up the gutshot to the straight draw.

The turn was the   to give Ayguen the straight indeed to double up unless another seven would show up on the river for them to split the pot.

The river completed the board with the   and Ayguen secured the double-up.

Tamir Segal45,875,0001,575,000
Wojciech Wyrebski16,125,000-1,600,000
Aksel Ayguen6,350,000-1,175,000
Dariusz Glinski3,500,000-1,500,000
Hannes Neurauter2,300,000-900,000
Monday, October 15, 2018 6:33 PM Local Time
Glinski Doubles Through Neurauter

Dariusz Glinski shoved for his last 2,350,000 from the button and Hannes Neurauter called in the big blind.

Dariusz Glinski:   
Hannes Neurauter:   

The board ran out       for Glinski to hit a ten on the river to stay alive after being behind all through the board and doubled up.

Dariusz Glinski5,000,0002,650,000
Hannes Neurauter3,200,000-850,000
Monday, October 15, 2018 6:26 PM Local Time
Francesco Delfoco Eliminated in 6th Place (€38,349)

Francesco Delfoco

Tamir Segal raised to 1,200,000 from under the gun and Francesco Delfoco called for his last 725,000 on the button.

Tamir Segal:   
Francesco Delfoco:   

The flop came     for Segal to flop a set of deuces immediately.

The rest of the board was completed with the   on the turn and the   on the river for Delfoco to be eliminated in 6th place for €38,349.

Tamir Segal44,300,0003,725,000
Francesco Delfoco0-2,525,000
Monday, October 15, 2018 6:09 PM Local Time
Level 37 started
Level: 37 Blinds: 300000/600000 Ante: 600000
Monday, October 15, 2018 6:06 PM Local Time
Official Chip Counts During the Break
Tamir Segal40,575,0000
Wojciech Wyrebski17,725,000-2,025,000
Aksel Ayguen7,525,0001,000,000
Hannes Neurauter4,050,000-1,775,000
Francesco Delfoco2,525,000-1,000,000
Dariusz Glinski2,350,000-1,250,000
Monday, October 15, 2018 5:53 PM Local Time

The six remaining players have been sent for another 15-minute break.

Monday, October 15, 2018 5:49 PM Local Time
Flavio Decataldo Eliminated in 7th Place (€29,104)

Flavio Decataldo

Flavio Decataldo raised to 2,250,00 from the early position and action folded to Tamir Segal in the small blind. Segal looked at his cards and decided to call.

The flop came    , Segal checked, Decataldo shoved for 8,850,000, and Segal snap-called.

Flavio Decataldo:   
Tamir Segal:   

Segal was ahead with the pocket aces.

The rest of the board was completed with the   on the turn and the   on the river to send Decataldo to the rail in 7th place for €29,104.

Tamir Segal40,575,00010,825,000
Flavio Decataldo0-9,850,000
Monday, October 15, 2018 5:45 PM Local Time
Glinski Quadruples up

Dariusz Glinski shoved for his last 775,000 from the early position. Wojciech Wyrebski called on the button and so did Hannes Neurauter and Tamir Segal in the blinds.

The flop came    , both Neurauter and Segal check-folded to Wyrebski's bet.

Dariusz Glinski:   
Wojciech Wyrebski:   

Glinski saw Wyrebski's cards and saw he was ahead.

The turn was the   for the situation to not change and the   on the river kept Glinski ahead to quadruple up.

Dariusz Glinski3,600,000825,000
Monday, October 15, 2018 5:40 PM Local Time
Decataldo Doubles Up Through Glinski

Dariusz Glinski raised to 1,150,000 from the cutoff and Flavio Delfoco shoved on the button for 4,300,000. Action folded back to Glinski who asked for a count. The dealer confirmed the amount and Glinski called.

Flavio Decataldo:   
Dariusz Glinski:   

The flop came     to give them both an ace.

The turn was the   which didn't change the situation and neither did the   on the river for Decataldo to double up.

Flavio Decataldo9,850,0004,300,000
Dariusz Glinski2,775,000-3,550,000
Monday, October 15, 2018 5:33 PM Local Time
Krasimir Yankov Eliminated in 8th Place (€22,281)

Krasimir Yankov

Wojciech Wybreski raised to 1,250,000 from the early position and action folded to Krasimir Yankov in the cutoff. Yankov looked at Wyrebski and then shoved for 4,900,000. Action folded back to Wyrebski who looked at Yankov's stack and then made the call.

Krasimir Yankov:   
Wojciech Wyrebski:   

The flop came     to keep Wyrebski ahead.

The turn was the   for Yankov to pick up a straight draw but the river completed the board with the   for Yankov to be eliminated in 8th place for €22,281.

Wojciech Wyrebski19,750,0006,150,000
Krasimir Yankov0-4,900,000
Monday, October 15, 2018 5:29 PM Local Time
Wyrebski Doubles Up

Wojciech Wyrebski raised to 1,250,000 from mid-position and Hannes Neurauter shoved from the hijack with the bigger stack. Wyrebski took a bit of time, looked at his stack, and then called.

Wojciech Wyrebski:   
Hannes Neurauter:   

The flop came     to keep Wyrebski ahead.

The   on the turn sealed the deal for Wyrebski and the   on the river was just a formality to complete the board as Wyrebski doubled up for the 6,175,000 he had behind.

Wojciech Wyrebski13,600,0007,425,000
Hannes Neurauter5,825,000-6,175,000