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2021 World Series of Poker Europe The Official WSOP Live Updates

Wednesday, November 24, 2021 to Wednesday, November 24, 2021

Event #5: No Limit Hold'em Colossus

  • Buy-in: €550
  • Prizepool: tbd
  • Entries: tbd
  • Remaining: 1

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Monday, November 29, 2021 9:36 PM Local Time (about 10 hours and 37 minutes ago)
Edmond Jahjaga Wins First WSOP Europe Bracelet in Event #5: €550 NLH COLOSSUS for €147,775

Edmond Jahjaga

Another World Series of Poker Europe gold bracelet has been awarded as Edmond Jahjaga has captured his first-ever title in Event #5: €550 No-Limit Hold'em COLOSSUS. Jahjaga steam-rolled his way to a victory and €147,775 after defeating 2,478 players including a very brief heads-up match with Riadh Farhat.

The 43-year-old from Pristina, the capital of Kosovo, is a business owner and started playing poker roughly five years ago, and is now a new WSOP Europe champion. He considers himself a recreational player and headed to King's Resort for the second time after a brief spell here back in 2020. Jahjaga can often be found playing live cash games and only takes part in tournaments a handful of times throughout the year.

"It means a lot to me. I don't know how to describe it because it comes so unexpected. The whole experience feels like a movie and it just happened." You could tell just how much winning a tournament like this meant to Jahjaga, even for someone who just plays the game as a hobby.

He also mentioned that he got very lucky on Day 1 when he found himself all in with an overpair against his opponent's set. Jahjaga managed to hit a bigger full house on the river which kept his tournament life alive. "I also got lucky on Day 2 but that's part of the game. You have to get lucky at times to win tournaments and fortune was on my side."

Final Table Payouts

PlacePlayerCountryPrize
1Edmond JahjagaKosovo€147,775
2Riadh FarhatFrance€91,318
3Matteo CalzoniItaly€67,596
4Andrea RicciItaly€50,506
5Roman KrahulaCzech Republic€38,095
6Zlatin PenevBulgaria€29,008
7Aurelio ReggiItaly€22,302
8Fotios NtamarisGreece€17,314
9Gabriele ReItaly€13,574

Final Day Action

There were 10 players who returned to their seats for 10 a.m. at King's Resort and it only took a mere 14 minutes until Merijn can Rooij was sent to the rail in 10th place thanks to the pocket nines of Jahjaga. After that, the remaining nine players took a 90-minute break, awaiting the live stream to begin at 12 p.m. Once the action got underway, there were a few short stacks that needed to navigate their way through the pay jumps.

Unfortunately for Gabriele Re, he was the first casualty on just the second hand at the feature table. He was quickly followed by Fotios Ntamaris and Aurelio Reggi who also entered the day as short stacks. With six players left, Jahjaga took a stranglehold on the chip lead when Zlatin Penev shipped into his pocket kings, leaving just five players remaining.

Roman Krahula was the next shortest stack and his patience finally came to an end. He picked up an ace in the big blind but Andrea Ricci was waiting with his pocket nines to snap him off. Krahula was unable to improve and he headed for the payout desk in fifth place.

The final four players all made it to the first break at the final table but when they returned it became a blood bath. Matteo Calzoni started with a double up through Ricci, which left Ricci on the short stack. Just a couple of hands later, Ricci fell to a two-outer from Farhat and was ousted in fourth place.

Andrea Ricci (WSOP circuit ring winner) finished in fourth place
Andrea Ricci (WSOP circuit ring winner) finished in fourth place

Once three-handed play began, Calzoni attempted to take a couple of shots at Jahjaga's chip lead but failed time and time again when Jahjaga always had the best hand. His last straw came when he shoved all in with jack-ten suited but Jahjaga once again woke up with ace-king. Calzoni couldn't connect with the board and bowed out in third place, leaving Jahjaga with a big chip lead versus Farhat.

The heads-up battle didn't last long as Farhat raised it up on the button with king-queen in the very first hand. Jahjaga shoved all in from the big blind with ace-nine and Farhat called off his stack. The board ran out clean for Jahjaga and he quickly ended the match on the very first hand. Farhat was forced to settle for a runner-up finish but still claimed his largest ever tournament score.

That wraps up the coverage for this event, but the PokerNews live reporting team will be here to bring you the live updates throughout the rest of the WSOP Europe from King's Resort.

Monday, November 29, 2021 9:25 PM Local Time (about 10 hours and 48 minutes ago)
Riadh Farhat Eliminated in 2nd Place (€91,318)

Riadh Farhat

Riadh Farhat raised it up on the button and Edmond Jahjaga announced all in from the big blind. Farhat quickly called off his stack of 13,100,000 and the cards were on their backs in the first hand of heads-up action.

Riadh Farhat:   
Edmond Jahjaga:   

The flop came     and Jahjaga's ace-high remained in the lead. The turn brought the   and Jahjaga picked up two pair, leaving Farhat drawing dead to the   on the river. Just like that, in an instance the match was over on the first hand and Farhat was eliminated in second place.

Edmond Jahjaga62,000,00013,200,000
Riadh Farhat0-13,100,000
Monday, November 29, 2021 9:13 PM Local Time (about 11 hours and 0 minute ago)
Matteo Calzoni Eliminated in 3rd Place (€67,596)

Matteo Calzoni

Matteo Calzoni was the shortest stack at the table with around 15 big blinds and pushed all in for 9,900,000 on the button. Edmond Jahjaga called from the small blind and the cards were on their backs.

Matteo Calzoni:   
Edmond Jahjaga:   

The flop came     to give Calzoni a straight draw to go with his two live cards. The   on the turn paired the board and the   on the river also paired the board. Calzoni was unable to connect and was eliminated in third place.

The stage is now being set for the heads-up match and they will take a quick 5-minute break.

Edmond Jahjaga48,800,00016,100,000
Riadh Farhat13,100,000-1,200,000
Matteo Calzoni0-13,400,000
Monday, November 29, 2021 9:04 PM Local Time (about 11 hours and 9 minutes ago)
Jahjaga Wins Two with the Worst Hand

Edmond Jahjaga opened to 1,400,000 on the button with    and Matteo Calzoni defended from the big blind with   . The flop came     and Calzoni check-folded to a bet of 1,400,000 from Jahjaga.

A couple of hands later, Jahjaga raised to 1,400,000 in the small blind with    and Riadh Farhat just called in the big blind with   . The flop fell     and Jahjaga led out with a bet of 1,800,000. Farhat laid down the best hand and Jahjaga raked in another pot.

Edmond Jahjaga32,700,0004,900,000
Riadh Farhat14,300,000-3,500,000
Matteo Calzoni13,400,000700,000
Monday, November 29, 2021 8:52 PM Local Time (about 11 hours and 21 minutes ago)
Andrea Ricci Eliminated in 4th Place (€50,506)

Andrea Ricci

Andrea Ricci pushed all in for 8,300,000 on the button and Riadh Farhat asked for a count from the small blind. Farhat thought for a moment and then also shoved all in.

Andrea Ricci:   
Riadh Farhat:   

The flop of     gave both players a pair but Ricci held the better one with the kings. However, the   on the turn gave Farhat trip sixes and Ricci was left drawing to two outs. The   on the river was not one of them and Ricci was sent packing in fourth place.

Riadh Farhat17,800,0006,150,000
Andrea Ricci0-10,500,000
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Monday, November 29, 2021 8:46 PM Local Time (about 11 hours and 27 minutes ago)
Calzoni Doubles Through Ricci

Matteo Calzoni shoved all in for 5,900,000 on the button and Andrea Ricci asked for a count from the big blind. Ricci made the call and the cards were tabled.

Matteo Calzoni:   
Andrea Ricci:   

The flop came     which left Calzoni in the lead with the better ace-high. The   on the turn and the   on the river gave Calzoni a double up and left Ricci on the short stack.

Matteo Calzoni12,700,0007,175,000
Andrea Ricci10,500,000-6,375,000
Monday, November 29, 2021 8:36 PM Local Time (about 11 hours and 37 minutes ago)
Level 38 started
Level: 38
Blinds: 300,000/600,000
Ante: 600,000
Monday, November 29, 2021 8:20 PM Local Time (about 11 hours and 52 minutes ago)
Break Time

The remaining four players are heading on a 15-minute break.

Edmond Jahjaga27,800,0003,500,000
Andrea Ricci16,875,000-1,525,000
Riadh Farhat11,650,0002,550,000
Matteo Calzoni5,525,000-3,875,000
Monday, November 29, 2021 8:07 PM Local Time (about 12 hours and 5 minutes ago)
Ricci Goes for Three Small Bets

Andrea Ricci made it 1,250,000 in the cutoff with    and Edmond Jahjaga defended from the big blind with   . The flop came     and Jahjaga check-called a bet from Ricci.

The turn was the   and Jahjaga checked again. Ricci made another small bet of 1,400,000 and Jahjaga stuck around to see the   on the river.

Jahjaga checked for the third time and Ricci went with another bet of 1,400,000. Jahjaga quickly called and Ricci collected the pot with a pair of kings and the better kicker.

Edmond Jahjaga24,300,000-3,500,000
Andrea Ricci18,400,0003,775,000
Monday, November 29, 2021 8:01 PM Local Time (about 12 hours and 12 minutes ago)
Roman Krahula Eliminated in 5th Place (€38,095)

Roman Krahula

Andrea Ricci raised it up to 1,000,000 on the button and Roman Krahula three-bet to 2,400,000 in the big blind. Ricci announced all in and Krahula called off his stack of 3,650,000.

Roman Krahula:   
Andrea Ricci:   

The flop fell     to give Krahula a straight draw to go with his single over card. The turn was the   to give Krahula a few more outs but the   on the river was not one of them.

Andrea Ricci14,625,0004,425,000
Roman Krahula0-5,300,000
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Monday, November 29, 2021 7:57 PM Local Time (about 12 hours and 16 minutes ago)
Up and Down for Ricci

Andrea Ricci opened to 1,000,000 in the hijack with    and was called by Riadh Farhat in the cutoff with   . They went heads-up to a flop of     and Ricci continued with a bet of 1,000,000. Farhat quickly folded and Ricci collected the pot.

On the next hand, Edmond Jahjaga limped in from the small blind and Ricci checked his option. The flop came     and they both checked to the   on the turn.

Jahjaga led out with a bet of 1,000,000 and Ricci called to see the   on the river. Jahjaga checked this time and Ricci fired out a bet of 1,400,000. Jahjaga looked him up and Ricci showed    for a missed flush draw while Jahjaga held    for two pair.

Edmond Jahjaga27,800,0002,425,000
Andrea Ricci10,200,0003,400,000
Riadh Farhat9,100,000-3,850,000
Monday, November 29, 2021 7:48 PM Local Time (about 12 hours and 24 minutes ago)
Zlatin Penev Eliminated in 6th Place (€29,008)

Zlatin Penev

Edmond Jahjaga raised to 1,000,000 in the hijack and Zlatin Penev shipped all in for 9,175,000 in the small blind. The action was back to Jahjaga who looked back at his cards before making the call.

Zlatin Penev:   
Edmond Jahjaga:   

Penev was in rough shape up against the pocket kings and the flop of     didn't provide much help. The   on the turn left Penev drawing dead to the   on the river.

Edmond Jahjaga25,375,00011,575,000
Zlatin Penev0-8,500,000
Monday, November 29, 2021 7:40 PM Local Time (about 12 hours and 33 minutes ago)
Level 37 started
Level: 37
Blinds: 250,000/500,000
Ante: 500,000
Monday, November 29, 2021 7:37 PM Local Time (about 12 hours and 36 minutes ago)
Aurelio Reggi Eliminated in 7th Place (€22,302

Aurelio Reggi

Aurelio Reggi ripped all in for his last 1,325,000 from under the gun and Andrea Ricci called on his left. Zlatin Penev also shoved all in for 3,300,000 in the cutoff and it folded back to Ricci who called to put both players at risk.

Aurelio Reggi:   
Zlatin Penev:   
Andrea Ricci:   

The flop came     to give Penev a commanding lead with a pair of queens. The   on the turn and the   on the river spelled the end for Reggi who finished in seventh place.

Zlatin Penev8,500,0002,050,000
Andrea Ricci6,800,000-2,400,000
Aurelio Reggi0-1,325,000
Monday, November 29, 2021 7:20 PM Local Time (about 12 hours and 53 minutes ago)
Fotios Ntamaris Eliminated in 8th Place (€17,314)

Fotios Ntamaris

Fotios Ntamaris raised to 1,050,000 in early position, with just 1,500,000 behind. Edmond Jahjaga re-raised to 3,000,000 on the button which got the blinds to fold and Ntamaris called off his stack of 2,525,000.

Fotios Ntamaris:   
Edmond Jahjaga:   

The flop fell     to give both players a pair but Jahjaga's was the larger of the two. The turn brought the   which narrowed Ntamaris' outs and the   on the river sent him home in eighth place.

Edmond Jahjaga13,800,0002,500,000
Fotios Ntamaris0-4,375,000
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Monday, November 29, 2021 7:02 PM Local Time (about 13 hours and 10 minutes ago)
Level 36 started
Level: 36
Blinds: 200,000/400,000
Ante: 400,000
Monday, November 29, 2021 6:59 PM Local Time (about 13 hours and 14 minutes ago)
Jahjaga Flops a Royal Draw

Roman Krahula raised to 600,000 in middle position with    and was called by Edmond Jahjaga in the cutoff with    and Riadh Farhat in the big blind with   .

The flop fell     and the action checked to Jahjaga who just ripped all in with the royal flush draw. Farhat gave it some thought with a pair of jacks but decided to ditch his cards as did Krahula with his pocket tens.

Edmond Jahjaga11,300,0002,525,000
Monday, November 29, 2021 6:53 PM Local Time (about 13 hours and 19 minutes ago)
Ricci Raises and Folds to Three-Bets

Andrea Ricci raised to 600,000 in early position with    and Roman Krahula jammed all in for 3,900,000 on the button with   . The action folded back to Ricci who also let his hand go.

On the next hand, Ricci opened to 600,000 from under the gun with    and Matteo Calzoni three-bet to 1,900,000 on the button with   . The blinds folded and Ricci was forced to lay his hand down again.

Matteo Calzoni12,500,000150,000
Andrea Ricci9,200,000-1,800,000
Roman Krahula5,300,000650,000
Monday, November 29, 2021 6:43 PM Local Time (about 13 hours and 30 minutes ago)
Gabriele Re Eliminated in 9th Place (€13,574)

Gabriele Re

Andrea Ricci raised to 600,000 in the hijack and Gabriele Re three-bet to 1,350,000 on the button, leaving himself with just 550,000 behind. Ricci eyed up his stack and then shoved all in, which Re quickly called off.

Gabriele Re:   
Andrea Ricci:   

The flop fell     and Ricci found a pair of jacks on the flop to take the lead. The   on the turn paired the board, leaving Re with just six outs. The river was the   and Re was unable to come from behind, being eliminated in ninth place.

Gabriele Re
Gabriele Re
Andrea Ricci11,000,0002,675,000
Gabriele Re0-2,650,000
Monday, November 29, 2021 6:34 PM Local Time (about 13 hours and 39 minutes ago)
Final Table is Underway

Event #5: €550 NLH COLOSSUS - Final Table

The cards are in the air at the final table of Event #5: €550 NLH COLOSSUS with the blinds resuming at 150,000/300,000 and a big blind ante of 300,000.

Event #5: €550 NLH COLOSSUS - Final Table
Event #5: €550 NLH COLOSSUS - Final Table
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