Friday, November 26, 2021 9:21 PM Local Time (about 9 hours and 29 minutes ago)
Kabrhel Bags Huge After Day 1d in Event #5: €550 No-Limit Hold'em COLOSSUS
It was a wild end to Day 1d in Event #5: €550 No-Limit Hold'em COLOSSUS where 77 players will be advancing to Day 2 of the 688 total entries. In the last few hands of the night, Martin Kabrhel scooped the largest pot of the tournament thus far to bag a whopping 980,000 chips.
Kabrhel already has two World Series of Poker gold bracelets that he has won right here at King's Casino. Kabrhel entered the tournament for the second time just before late registration closed. He managed to run up a stack to over 400,000 before the bubble came along, and in one of the last hands of the night, he collided with Charles Motamedi in a monster pot.
Kabrhel managed to scoop the pot with just a pair of jacks and eliminated Motamedi in the process. Kabrhel currently holds the overall chip lead by quite some margin with his nearest competitor being Nawroz Gaff. In the latter stages of the day, Gaff vaulted to the top of the leaderboard as well and finished the day with 658,000 chips. Cenk Oguz rounds out the top three counts for Day 1d as he finished with a healthy stack of 600,000.
This was the third of four starting flights for this event and it was the largest one thus far. A total of 688 entries were recorded with the player-cap being increased to 1,000 and only one flight running each day. Some notables that fell short of reaching the end of the day include Michal Mrakes, Max Pescatori, Zhong Chen, and Floor ten Zijthof.
Once again, the bubble was reached just after the last break of the day. It only took a couple of hands in the -hand-for-hand process until Zhao Feng got all of his chips in the middle with pocket jacks. Unfortunately for him, Henning Wendlandt woke up with pocket queens and Feng was unable to improve. The remaining 104 players were all guaranteed at least €895 for a min-cash.
Event #5: €550 NLH COLOSSUS Schedule
|DATE||DAY||START TIME (CET)||PLAY CONCLUDES||Total Entries||Advancing|
|Thursday, November 25||Day 1b||12 p.m.||After Level 18||427||43|
|Thursday, November 25||Day 1c||6 p.m.||After Level 18||363||38|
|Friday, November 26||Day 1d||10 a.m.||After Level 18||688||77|
|Saturday, November 27||Day 1f||10 a.m.||After Level 18||-||-|
|Sunday, November 28||Day 2||2 p.m.||9 Players Remain||-||-|
|Monday, November 29||Day 3||1 p.m.||End of Event|| || |
The action will resume tomorrow with the last starting flight for this event. The cards are scheduled to be in the air at 10 a.m. with another 18 levels on tap for Day 1f. Any players that have not yet bagged chips for Day 2 are eligible to register and take another shot at advancing.
The PokerNews live reporting team will be on the tournament floor to bring you all of the live updates throughout the event.
Friday, November 26, 2021 8:52 PM Local Time (about 9 hours and 58 minutes ago)
End of Day Chip Counts
|Martin Kabrhel||980,000||120,000 |
|Nawroz Gaff||658,000||548,000 |
|Yehuda Cohen||143,000||32,500 |
|Tobias Peters||120,000||-25,000 |
|Pete Chen||86,000||17,200 |
Friday, November 26, 2021 8:43 PM Local Time (about 10 hours and 7 minutes ago)
Kabrhel Vaults to the Lead in the Last Hands
Martin Kabrhel raised to 15,000 in middle position and Charles Motamedi called from the small blind. The flop came and Motamedi check-called a bet of 30,000 from Kabrhel.
The turn brought the and Motamedi checked again. Kabrhel counted out a bet of 60,000 and Motamedi check-raised to 135,000. Kabrhel called and the completed the board.
Motamedi checked for the third time and Kabrhel shoved all in for around 280,000. Motamedi counted his own stack which was about 260,000 and went into the tank. After a couple of minutes, he finally called and saw the bad news. Kabrhel tabled and Motamedi could only muster .
|Martin Kabrhel||860,000||438,000 |
Friday, November 26, 2021 8:28 PM Local Time (about 10 hours and 22 minutes ago)
Last Five Hands of the Night
The tournament clock has been paused with 10 minutes remaining in level 18. Each table will play five more hands before the bagging process begins.
Friday, November 26, 2021 8:21 PM Local Time (about 10 hours and 29 minutes ago)
Sigurjonsson Takes a Couple of Beats
Gudmundur Sigurjonsson raised it up in early position and Roberto Manfredi shoved all in for 32,000 on his left. The action folded back to Sigurjonsson who quickly called.
Manfredi showed and was up against the of Sigurjonsson. The board ran out and Manfredi made a flush to score a small double up.
On the next hand, Sigurjonsson and Alexander Huss got all of the chips in the middle with Huss at risk for 113,000. Huss held and was dominating Sigurjonsson's . The board ran out and Huss took his turn for a double up.
|Gudmundur Sigurjonsson||150,000||150,000 |
|Roberto Manfredi||72,000||47,000 |
Friday, November 26, 2021 8:06 PM Local Time (about 10 hours and 44 minutes ago)
Level 18 started
Friday, November 26, 2021 8:03 PM Local Time (about 10 hours and 47 minutes ago)
Wendlandt Eliminates Feng on the Bubble
Henning Wendlandt and Zhao Fang got all of their chips in the middle with Fang being the player at risk for around 100,000. Once all of the action was complete at the other tables, the two hands were turned face up.
The flop came and Wendlandt held the lead with his pocket queens. The on the turn left Feng drawing to just two outs and the on the river was not one of them.
|Henning Wendlandt||278,000||278,000 |
|Zhao Feng||0||0 |
Friday, November 26, 2021 8:01 PM Local Time (about 10 hours and 49 minutes ago)
PN Podcast: Interviews w/ WSOP Main Event Champ Koray Aldemir, Vince Vaughn & Eli Elezra
On the latest episode of the PokerNews Podcast, Sarah Herring, Jeff Platt and Chad Holloway come to you from the 2021 World Series of Poker (WSOP)!
They recap the 2021 WSOP $10,000 Main Event, which was won by Koray Aldemir, and highlight other recent bracelet winners including Brian Hastings, Chad Himmelspach, and David Moses.
They also offer an interview with actor and new WSOP Master of Ceremonies Vince Vaughn, as well as one with new Poker Hall of Fame inductee Eli Elezra. Also, hear the crew discuss rumors concerning the WSOP's upcoming move to the Las Vegas Strip and what the future may hold for the aforementioned Poker Hall of Fame.
Click here to listen to the new PN Podcast!
Friday, November 26, 2021 7:48 PM Local Time (about 11 hours and 2 minutes ago)
A loud bang on the table came from Table 110 as the field was just two players away from the money. Medet Kilinc and Sebastian Kovaci got all of their chips in the middle preflop with Kovaci being the player at risk for around 75,000.
Kilinc held against the of Kovaci. The board ran out and Kilinc found a straight on the river to eliminate Kovaci. The tournament will now proceed hand-for-hand on the money bubble.
|Medet Kilinc||225,000||225,000 |
Friday, November 26, 2021 7:29 PM Local Time (about 11 hours and 21 minutes ago)
Level 17 started
Friday, November 26, 2021 7:16 PM Local Time (about 11 hours and 35 minutes ago)
Last Break of the Night
The remaining 110 players are heading on their last 15-minute break of the night. There will be a total of 104 places paid with a min-cash being worth €895.
Friday, November 26, 2021 7:11 PM Local Time (about 11 hours and 39 minutes ago)
Everything is a Cooler
Klaus Schiefer opened to 8,000 in early position and was called by Milad Oghabian in the cutoff and Martin Kabrhel in the small blind.
The flop came and the action checked to Oghabian who bet 20,000. Kabrhel called and Schiefer jammed all in for 101,000. Oghabian quickly folded and Kabrhel asked if it was a bluff, to which Schiefer responded with a "yes". Kabrhel quickly flicked in a chip to call and tabled his which was up against the of Schiefer.
The on the turn also gave Schiefer a straight draw but the on the river bricked everything. Kabrhel collected the pot and Schiefer headed for the exit.
"It was a cooler," Kabrhel said. "Everything is a cooler."
|Martin Kabrhel||422,000||417,000 |
Friday, November 26, 2021 7:05 PM Local Time (about 11 hours and 45 minutes ago)
Andersen Takes Out Vignoboul
Thierry Vignoboul raised to 15,000 in the hijack and Jesper Andersen pushed all in for 128,000 on the button. The blinds folded and Vignoboul called off his stack of 106,000.
The flop came to give Andersen the lead with a pair of jacks. The on the turn gave Vignoboul a straight draw but the on the river bricked out.
|Thierry Vignoboul||0||-183,000 |
Friday, November 26, 2021 6:55 PM Local Time (about 11 hours and 55 minutes ago)
Peters Shows a Bluff
With around 40,000 in the middle and the board reading , Tobias Peters checked to Munkhbayar Nyamsuren who bet 31,000. Peters check-raised all in for 74,000 and Nyamsuren asked for a count before laying his hand down.
Peters showed the table his for just jack-high and Nyamsuren was left shaking his head as Peters dragged in the pot.
|Munkhbayar Nyamsuren||190,000||73,500 |
|Tobias Peters||145,000||120,000 |
Friday, November 26, 2021 6:44 PM Local Time (about 12 hours and 6 minutes ago)
Level 16 started
Friday, November 26, 2021 6:38 PM Local Time (about 12 hours and 12 minutes ago)
|Mykola Kostyrko||0||-83,500 |
|Dario Quattrucci||0||-137,000 |
|Christos Theodoridis||0||-72,000 |
|George Marin||0||-27,500 |
|Floor ten Zijthof||0||-25,000 |
|Maximilian Frese||0||-224,500 |
|Stefan Raschbauer||0||-25,000 |
|Michal Mrakes||0||-33,000 |
|Dominik Heinrich||0||-85,500 |
|Max Pescatori||0||-29,200 |
Friday, November 26, 2021 6:34 PM Local Time (about 12 hours and 16 minutes ago)
Richards Rivers a Flush
Christopher Richards raised it up from middle position and Stefan Neurauter defended from the big blind. The flop came and both players checked to the on the turn.
Neurauter checked again and Richards tossed in a bet of 10,000. Neurauter called and the completed the board. Neurauter checked once more and Richards dropped in a bet of 20,000. Neurauter instantly called and Richards turned over for the nut flush which won the pot.
Friday, November 26, 2021 6:16 PM Local Time (about 12 hours and 35 minutes ago)
Level 15 started
Friday, November 26, 2021 6:11 PM Local Time (about 12 hours and 39 minutes ago)
Overgaard Goes Runner-Runner to Top the Leaderboard
Tim Overgaard and Radek Mlcak were two of the bigger stacks in the tournament and found themselves sitting across from each other on the same table. On a flop of , Overgaard tossed in a bet of 9,000 from middle position and Mlcak called on the button.
The turn brought the and Overgaard fired out another bet of 30,000. Mlcak still called and the completed the board. Overgaard reached back for a bet of 120,000 and Mlcak asked for a count before flicking in a call.
Overgaard turned over for a runner-runner flush and Mlcak was forced to muck his cards. Mlcak was left with just 39,000 after the hand and was eliminated shortly after.
|Tim Overgaard||445,000||297,500 |
|Radek Mlcak||0||-208,000 |
Friday, November 26, 2021 6:02 PM Local Time (about 12 hours and 48 minutes ago)
Shalamai Kicks Gorczak to the Rail
Christian Gorczak raised it up from the cutoff and Kostiantyn Shalamai three-bet on the button. Gorczak responded with a four-bet all in that Shalamai quickly called.
Gorczak turned over but was dominated by the of Shalamai. The board ran out and Shalamai's ace-high held up for the win. After the chips were counted, Gorczak started the hand with 93,500 and Shalamai barely had him covered with 94,500.
|Kostiantyn Shalamai||191,000||191,000 |
|Christian Gorczak||0||0 |