UPDATED COLOSSUS INFORMATION – As of May 28, 2015 – 2:30pm

After reviewing yesterday’s Event #1, that offered same buy-in, starting stack and structure as the Colossus, we see that the extra play as a result of more chips and added levels is giving more play than we anticipated. (Good for players, but bad to potentially get everyone who survives Day 1 seated together for Day 2). As a result, we are making changes. Please read below carefully. Thank you.


Players participating in the 10am Flights (Flights A & C) will begin promptly at 10am and now play 11 levels.

That will push the end of flights A & C to approximately 6:30pm.

Flights B & D will now move to a 7:00 pm start time – pushed back one hour from originally scheduled. Please plan accordingly. 

Flights B & D will also play 11 levels and are expected to conclude play for the day at 3:30am.

We ask all Flight B & D players with existing seats reserved to please not come to the Rio Convention Center area before 6:30pm, to allow us the necessary space to bag up Flight A & C players and get the tournament rooms re-set for your flights. Your cooperation is greatly appreciated and will help our operations immensely.

The Day 2 restart on Sunday for all players surviving with chips on Day 1 is now scheduled for a 5:00pm start.

Day 2 will play nine one-hour levels, with 20-minute breaks after every two levels and conclude play at approximately 3:00am.

Day 3 on Monday will begin at 2:00 pm and will play 10 one-hour levels, with 20-minute breaks after every two levels, with a 60-minute dinner break after Level 6. Monday’s Day 3 play is expected to conclude at 2:00am.


With the 7:00pm starting flights, if those flights do reach capacity, the late wave seating times will be pushed back an hour too. It won’t affect the level you enter in, but it will now be one hour later than originally scheduled.

So for Friday’s Event 5B, Late Wave Flight 3 will seat between 9:25-10:40pm, which falls between Levels 4 and 5. Level 4 has blinds of 100-200. Level 5 has blinds of 100-200 with a 25 ante. Late wave participants will begin with their full 5,000 chip starting stack.

If Late Wave Flight 4 is used for Friday’s Event 5B, it will seat between 11:45pm and 1:00am. This will occur in Levels 7 & 8. Level 7 has blinds of 200-400 with a 50 ante. Level 8 will have blinds of 250-500 with a 50 ante. Late wave participants will begin with their full 5,000 chip starting stack.

The above late wave scenario is identical for Saturday’s Event 5D late wave participants. Saturday’s Late Wave Flight 7 entrants begin between 9:25-10:40pm Saturday. Saturday’s Late Wave Flight 8 – the very last available seating for the Colossus event – begins seating between 11:45pm and 1:00am.

Note: Anyone purchasing a seat in a Late Wave Flight knowingly accepts the fact they will enter an existing event already in play. You may be sat anywhere between the assigned levels, and by purchasing a seat, you accept the fact you will miss the early levels of the event.

Please follow @WSOP on Twitter to get the latest developments as they unfold. Thank you.