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2015 46th Annual World Series of Poker

Friday, May 29, 2015 to Tuesday, June 02, 2015

Event #5: THE COLOSSUS - $565 No-Limit Hold'em

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  • Buy-in: $565
  • Prizepool: $11,187,000
  • Entries: 22,374
  • Remaining: 0

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Wednesday, June 3, 2015 5:04 PM Local Time

Ray Henson

Ray Henson moves all-in for just under 8,000,000 from the small blind and Brad McFarland snap calls in the big blind.

McFarland holds a sizable advantage,    to   .

That advantage holds on the      , scoring the knockout of Ray Henson in 3rd place.

Henson will make just over $300,000 for his finish, while McFarland enters heads up play just a few million chips behind Cord Garcia.

There will now be a break in the action, as the players shift around the table to prepare for the final battle of 'The Colossus'.

Wednesday, June 3, 2015 5:00 PM Local Time
Cord Garcia moves all-in from the small blind and forces a fold from Ray Henson, who is now playing just eight big blinds. 
Wednesday, June 3, 2015 4:59 PM Local Time
Cord Garcia gets a walk in the big blind. 
Wednesday, June 3, 2015 4:58 PM Local Time

Cord Garcia opens the button to 2,500,000. Brad McFarland goes into the tank in the big blind before three-betting to 6,700,000.

Garcia gets the count and then goes into the tank himself, eventually folding to award the pot to McFarland. 

Wednesday, June 3, 2015 4:56 PM Local Time
Brad McFarland opens the button to 2,000,000. Both blinds fold to award him the pot. 
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Wednesday, June 3, 2015 4:55 PM Local Time

In a blind versus blind encounter, Brad McFarland bets 1,200,000 and gets called by Cord Garcia on a     flop. 

McFarland then checks the   turn and Garcia forces a fold with a 1,800,000 chip bet. 

Wednesday, June 3, 2015 4:54 PM Local Time

Paul Lentz

Cord Garcia opens 2,400,000 and Paul Lentz moves all-in 18,000,000 as the next player to act.

Ray Henson then re-shoves, having both players covered.

Garcia quickly calls and flips over   .

Brad McFarland shoots away from the table and shouts, "Three way all-in!"

Lentz tables    and Henson holds    and both are in tough shape.

Despite a little sweat on the turn, the board runs out       locking up the huge pot for Garcia.

When the dust settles, Lentz is eliminated in 4th place, making $234,927 and Henson is left with just over ten big blinds with 11,200,000.

Cord Garcia on the other hand is now the chip leader, with nearly 60,000,000.

Wednesday, June 3, 2015 4:48 PM Local Time

Back from break, Brad McFarland opens and sees Cord Garcia move all-in for 17,000,000. 

The table folds back to McFarland, who quickly mucks to award the pot to Garcia. 

Wednesday, June 3, 2015 4:47 PM Local Time
Level: 41
Blinds: 500,000/1,000,000
Ante: 150,000
Wednesday, June 3, 2015 4:31 PM Local Time

The last few levels have shown us some massive swings most markedly displayed with Brad Mcfarland won a massive three-way all-in pot towards the end of level 40 to essentially triple up and become the new final table chip leader.

We also saw the eliminations of Aditya Prasetyo in 6th place ($140,956) and Kenny Hallaert in 5th place ($182,348).

Players will return in 20 minutes with the following chip stacks:

Bradley McFarland: 46,400,000
Cord Garcia: 17,175,000
Paul Lentz: 15,150,000
Raymond Henson: 33,550,000

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Wednesday, June 3, 2015 4:28 PM Local Time

Brad McFarland raises to 1,700,000 from the button. 

Cord Garcia tanks in the small blind before folding. Paul Lentz does the same in the big blind but calls. 

He checks the     flop, with McFarland continuing for 1,300,000. Lentz quickly folds and the players are now on another 20 minute break.

A complete list of updated counts will be posted shortly. 

Wednesday, June 3, 2015 4:25 PM Local Time

Brad McFarland raises to 1,700,000 from the button. 

Cord Garcia tanks in the small blind before folding. Paul Lentz does the same in the big blind but calls. 

He checks the     flop, with McFarland continuing for 1,300,000. Lentz quickly folds and the players are now on another 20 minute break.

A complete list of updated counts will be posted shortly. 

Wednesday, June 3, 2015 4:22 PM Local Time

Ray Henson raises to 1,800,000 from the button. 

Cord Garcia defends his big blind to see the     flop. 

He leads for 2,100,000 and Henson quickly calls. 

The   comes on the turn and brings a check from Garcia, with Henson retaking the betting, firing out 3,400,000.

That forces a quick fold from Garcia and the pot moves Henson up near the 30,000,000 chip mark. 

Wednesday, June 3, 2015 4:20 PM Local Time
Brad McFarland's turn to get a pass in the big blind. 
Wednesday, June 3, 2015 4:20 PM Local Time
After scoring the elimination of Kenny Hallaert, Ray Henson gets a walk in the big blind. 
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Wednesday, June 3, 2015 4:19 PM Local Time

Kenny Hallaert

Ray Henson raise to 1,600,000 from under the gun.

Kenny Hallaert moves all-in fro 8,275,000 from the big blind.

Henson snap calls and see's Hallaert table   . Henson is in bad shape with   .

The board runs out      , giving Henson a winning river set to best the superior pocket pair.

Hallaert will be eliminated in 5th place, earning just over $180,000 for his 'The Colossus' final table run.

With just over five minutes remaining in the level, Ray Henson is now playing close to 25,000,000.

Wednesday, June 3, 2015 4:15 PM Local Time

Brad McFarland opens the button to 1,700,000. 

Paul Lentz three-bets to 4,800,000 from the big blind, which is enough to take down the pot. 

Wednesday, June 3, 2015 4:14 PM Local Time

Brad McFarland opens the small blind to 1,900,000.

Cord Garcia folds the big blind to award McFarland the pot. 

Wednesday, June 3, 2015 4:12 PM Local Time
Kenny Hallaert moves all-in for 6,700,000 and forces folds from the table. 
Wednesday, June 3, 2015 4:11 PM Local Time
Ray Henson gets a walk in the big blind and then shows   
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