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2022 53rd Annual World Series of Poker The Official WSOP Live Updates

Friday, June 24, 2022 to Monday, June 27, 2022

Event #51: $400 COLOSSUS No-Limit Hold’em

EVENT IN PROGRESS:Level: 20 | Blinds: 10,000/20,000 | Ante: 20,000
  • Buy-in: $400
  • Prizepool: $1,936,770
  • Entries: 5,869
  • Remaining: 1300


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Sunday, June 26, 2022 12:27 PM Local Time (about 9 minutes ago)
Flexx Just Keeps Winning

Kao "Flexx" Saechao

The Day 1a chip leader has continued his form going into Day 2 as he was seen scooping in more chips into his mountain of a stack. He told PokerNews that he had just set over set his opponent to move up to 2,000,000 and likely continued to be the biggest stack in the room.

Kao "Flexx" Saechao2,000,000486,000
Sunday, June 26, 2022 12:22 PM Local Time (about 15 minutes ago)
Capute Seeks to Emulate Her Brother

Anthony Blanda made the final table of the first Colossus event in 2015. His sister, Donna Capute, is in the field today and just busted two players.

According to Capute, she held two aces against ace-queen and pocket fives to win the pot and climb up near 900,000.

"First brother-sister duo trying to make Colossus final tables," Blanda, supporting his sister on the rail, said.

Donna Capute840,000840,000
Sunday, June 26, 2022 12:16 PM Local Time (about 21 minutes ago)
Level 20 started
Level: 20
Blinds: 10,000/20,000
Ante: 20,000
Sunday, June 26, 2022 12:15 PM Local Time (about 21 minutes ago)
Gavrilov Doubles With Big Sweat

Joining the action Arthur Gavrilov was already all in and another two players were acting on the flop of    .

The small blind bet 200,000 and the middle position player folded.

Arthur Gavrilov:   
Small Blind:   

Gavrilov was in good shape with top set, however the   turn had him drawing thin and made him likely to exit the tournament. But there was late drama as the river came   giving Gavrilov a full house and doubling him up.

Arthur Gavrilov300,00010,000
Sunday, June 26, 2022 12:15 PM Local Time (about 22 minutes ago)
Karia Picks Up Aces to Leave Opponent With Crumbs

A player under the gun was all in for 394,000 and up against Siddharth Karia.

Siddharth Karia:   

The under-the-gun player had run into a massive cooler and didn't get any help on the       flop. He already had his backpack on and was headed for the exit before a count of the chips showed Karia only had 374,000.

Karia doubled up, while his opponent, left with 20,000, was all in from the big blind next hand and busted.

Siddharth Karia750,000
Sunday, June 26, 2022 12:15 PM Local Time (about 22 minutes ago)
Sunday, June 26, 2022 11:59 AM Local Time (about 37 minutes ago)
Ramos Gets Some, Then Gives Some Back

Gabe Ramos called the all in of Alemu Tesema for 211,000.

Alemu Tesema:   
Gabe Ramos:   

Ramos shook his head when he saw he had run into the kings of Tesema and got no help on the       runout to send a double up across the table.

A hand earlier, Ramos was involved in another all in, but with a different result. According to his tablemates, he had    against   , with each player committing around 500,000. The board ran out       and Ramos counterfeited his opponent's pocket pair to collect the knockout.

Gabe Ramos980,000270,000
Alemu Tesema450,000
Sunday, June 26, 2022 11:58 AM Local Time (about 39 minutes ago)
Chamberlain Shoves River

Joining the action on the board of       there was a couple hundred thousand in the middle.

Richard Chamberlain moved all in for about 250,000 from under the gun. His opponent on the button paused before folding as the Brit took in a huge pot.

Richard Chamberlain835,000410,000
Sunday, June 26, 2022 11:51 AM Local Time (about 45 minutes ago)
Harrison Eliminated

Audley Harrison

PokerNews caught up with former professional boxer Audley Harrison at the payout desk. His pocket nines were not enough to double up as the Brit said he is still on the hunt for a bracelet.

When asked what he will play next, Harrison said that he will either play the online bracelet event $600 Deepstack Championship or head out to the Golden Nugget to play the PokerNews cup.

Audley Harrison0-120,000
Sunday, June 26, 2022 11:46 AM Local Time (about 50 minutes ago)
Blomdahl's Jacks Take Out Lococo

Corey Blomdahl raised to 30,000 from early position before Alejandro Lococo, next to act, moved all in for 258,000. Blomdahl asked for a count before committing the chips.

Alejandro Lococo:   
Corey Blomdahl:   

The board ran out      , giving both players a full house, but Blomdahl's queens over jacks were best. The stacks were counted down and Blomdahl had the Argentinian rapper covered, sending "Papo MC" to the payout desk.

Corey Blomdahl580,00050,000
Alejandro Lococo0
Sunday, June 26, 2022 11:40 AM Local Time (about 57 minutes ago)
Johnson Wins Pot Without Showdown

Aaron Johnson was in the cutoff and checked behind on the     board against the big blind.

The turn was the   and the big blind bet 30,000. Johnson called.

The   was the river and the big blind decided to check. Johnson asked his opponent how much he had before betting 65,000. The big blind folded as Johnson scooped in the chips.

Aaron Johnson (MN)420,000235,000
Sunday, June 26, 2022 11:36 AM Local Time (about 1 hour and 1 minute ago)
Level 19 started
Level: 19
Blinds: 10,000/15,000
Ante: 15,000
Sunday, June 26, 2022 11:34 AM Local Time (about 1 hour and 2 minutes ago)
Paolino's Queens Hold in Three-Way All In

Two players in early position were all in and were called by Chris Paolino, who turned over his    before another player had a chance to act.

"I almost folded this hand. You have kings, right?" Paolino asked the second all-in player, who showed   . The under-the-gun opponent had   .

Paolino had to dodge overcards and a flush draw as the board came      by the turn, but the   on the river was harmless and he eliminated both opponents to climb above 1,000,000.

Christopher Paolino1,000,000454,000
Sunday, June 26, 2022 11:24 AM Local Time (about 1 hour and 13 minutes ago)
Play Resumed

The logjam at the payout desk has been cleared and play is back underway.

Sunday, June 26, 2022 10:52 AM Local Time (about 1 hour and 44 minutes ago)
Play Has Been Paused

The pace of bustouts has been so fast that tournament officials have instructed dealers to stop play while they catch up with all the payouts.

Sunday, June 26, 2022 10:50 AM Local Time (about 1 hour and 46 minutes ago)
Harrison Attempts Double Knock Out

Audley Harrison

Audley Harrison had 23 knockouts in his boxing career but he couldn't knock out his opponents this time. A player from middle position moved all in for 131,000 and Travis Renkens moved all in on the button for 107,000. Harrison went into the tank before deciding to call, having both opponents covered.

Middle Position:   
Travis Renkens:   
Audley Harrison:   

Harrison had his opponents against the ropes as he flopped a flush draw    , however he couldn't land the knockout punch as the turn came   and the river   ensuring both players survived.

It would be Renkens who would knock out his opponent in the next hand as the middle position player pushed his last 24,000 chips into the middle. Renkens moved all in on the button and everyone else folded.

Middle Position:   
Travis Renkens:   

The board ran out       as Renkens landed the knockout blow.

Travis Renkens390,000390,000
Audley Harrison120,000-30,000
Sunday, June 26, 2022 10:44 AM Local Time (about 1 hour and 53 minutes ago)
Bobillier Starts Third-Best, Ends With a Knockout and Double

Mark Nahama was all in for 20,000, Monnot Bobillier shoved for 150,000, and Denis Vladimirov called, creating another three-way all in going to the flop.

Mark Nahama:   
Monnot Bobillier:   
Denis Vladimirov:   

Bobillier, behind both opponents heading to the flop, leaped into the lead by pairing his eight on    . The   turn gave him two pair, while the   river was a mere formality.

Nahama was eliminated, while Bobillier doubled up through Vladimirov.

A line to the payout desk, that surrounds the back wall of the Bally's ballroom, has already formed just 20 minutes into the first level of Day 2 .

Monnot Bobillier350,000195,000
Denis Vladimirov210,000-270,000
Mark Nahama00
Sunday, June 26, 2022 10:36 AM Local Time (about 2 hours and 0 minute ago)
Sunwoo Shoves Turn

Joining the action on the flop of     and James Sunwoo, who was in the big blind, checked. His opponent in middle position bet 30,000 and Sunwoo called.

The turn was the   and Sunwoo checked to his opponent again who bet 80,000. Sunwoo moved all in for approximately 300,000 and his opponent went into the tank before folding.

James Sunwoo557,000201,000
Sunday, June 26, 2022 10:34 AM Local Time (about 2 hours and 2 minutes ago)
Let the Bustouts Begin

Ira Friedman was all in from early position for 105,000, Corey Blomdahl moved all in for 215,000, and Mordechai Hazan called, having both players covered.

Ira Friedman:   
Corey Blomdahl:   
Mordechai Hazan:   

Blomdahl was ahead with his pocket pair as the board came     . The   river improved him to a full house and knocked out Friedman and doubled through Hazan.

Eliminations have been fast and furious here early on Day 2, with the constant cry of "payout" reverberating around the Bally's ballroom.

Corey Blomdahl530,000530,000
Mordechai Hazan70,000-67,000
Ira Friedman0-100,000
Sunday, June 26, 2022 10:29 AM Local Time (about 2 hours and 7 minutes ago)
Kleins Gets Value on the River

The player on the button raised to 25,000 and Martins Kleins called in the the big blind.

The flop came     and the button continued for 12,000. Kleins called.

The   was the turn and action checked through.

The river was the   and Kleins led out for 35,000. The button said "Are you going to show me a seven if I call?". The button eventually called and Kleins showed    for the winner as his opponent mucked.

Martins Kleins500,00058,000