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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 12:48 PM Local Time

Adi Prasetyo raises to 850,000 from early position.

Brad McFarland calls in the small blind to see the     flop. He checks and Prasetyo continues for 1,100,000.

That's enough to get a fold and Prasetyo is back over the 40,000,000 chip mark.

Wednesday, June 3, 2015 12:46 PM Local Time

Kenny Hallaert opens to 850,000 from the button. Brad McFarland defends his big blind. 

The out of position McFarland checks the     flop, with Hallaert sliding out a bet of 1,375,000. 

McFarland quickly folds, sending the pot to the Hallaert, who is now playing just over 21,000,000. 

Wednesday, June 3, 2015 12:44 PM Local Time

Brad McFarland opens to 850,000 from under the gun and Aditya Prasetyo calls in the cut off. 

McFarland checks the     flop and Prasetyo follows suit to send the players to the turn. 

The   does not bring any checks, as McFarland leads for 1,450,000. After a few moments of deliberation, Prasetyo calls. 

The   completes the board and a bet of 3,200,000 from McFarland. 

Prasetyo, engulfed by his sweatshirt, goes into the tank and then folds. 

McFarland increases his stack by close to 4,000,000 and is now playing 19,000,000, while Prasetyo has been cut down slightly to 30,000,000. 

Wednesday, June 3, 2015 12:38 PM Local Time

Ray Henson opens to 800,000 form under the gun. 

Kenny Hallaert tank folds in the big blind and Henson chips up to 7,500,000. 

Wednesday, June 3, 2015 12:37 PM Local Time

Action folds to Paul Lentz who raises to 1,275,000 from the button. 

Next to act in the small blind, Adi Prasetyo three-bets to 2,875,000. Lentz calls to send the two the to flop.

The dealer fans the     and Prasetyo slides out a 2,350,000 chip bet. 

Lentz mumbles "nice hand" before folding, shipping the pot to Prasetyo to move him up to the 35,000,000 chip mark. 

Lentz slides back down to under 15,000,000. 

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Wednesday, June 3, 2015 12:32 PM Local Time
Brad McFarland raises to 850,000 to take down the blinds and antes. 
Wednesday, June 3, 2015 12:31 PM Local Time

David Farber

The table folds to David Farber, who raises to 850,000 from the button. Paul Lentz announces "raise" in the small blind and slides out 2,250,000.

Farber calls to see the     flop. Lentz quickly announces "all-in" for close to 7,500,000 and Farber takes a few moments before making the call.

Lentz is drawing to three outs, as he holds    and Farber holds   .

One of those three outs arrives on the turn, as the   shoots Lentz into the lead.

The river bricks out and Farber is eliminated in 8th place, good for a $87,000 score.

Lentz on the other hand is now playing close to 16,000,000.

Wednesday, June 3, 2015 12:25 PM Local Time

Kenny Hallaert opens to 850,000 for the third consecutive hand.

The third time is the charm, as he takes down the blinds and antes. 

Wednesday, June 3, 2015 12:24 PM Local Time

Kenny Hallaert opens to 850,000 from the cutoff and Ray Henson moves all-in on the button for 2,525,000. 

Hallaert makes the call and tables   . Henson is flipping for his life with   .

The board runs out      , locking up the double for Henson who is now playing just over 6,000,000. 

Kenny Hallaert takes a small hit and is just south of the 20,000,000 chip mark. 

Wednesday, June 3, 2015 12:22 PM Local Time

Kenny Hallaert raises to 850,000 from the button and Brad McFarland defends his big blind. 

He checks the     flop and Hallaert continues for 900,000. McFarland calls to see the turn. 

The   brings checks from both players. 

The   completes the board and McFarland this time leads for 1,550,000. Hallaert quickly makes the call and while the cards are missed, the tournament announcer tells the audience that Hallaert takes down the pot with two pair, aces and eights. 

He's now up to 22,500,000 while McFarland is now playing close to 11,000,000. 

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Wednesday, June 3, 2015 12:18 PM Local Time

Anthony Blanda

Brad McFarland opens to 850,000 from under the gun.

Anthony Blanda moves all-in from the hijack for 3,700,000 and McFarland snap calls and tables   .

Blanda tables    and is flipping for his tournament life.

The board runs out       and Blanda is unable to hit, meaning he is eliminated in 9th place.

He'll make just over $67,000, while McFarland is now playing just under 19,000,000.

Wednesday, June 3, 2015 12:14 PM Local Time
Kenny Hallaert gets a pass in the big blind. 
Wednesday, June 3, 2015 12:12 PM Local Time
Cord Garcia raises to 850,000 from the hijack. Same story, different hand as his bet is good enough to take down the pot. 
Wednesday, June 3, 2015 12:10 PM Local Time
David Farber opens to 900,000 from the hijack. For a third time in a row, a pre flop raise takes down the blinds and antes. 
Wednesday, June 3, 2015 12:08 PM Local Time
Adi Prasetyo opens to 875,000 from under the gun which is good enough to take down the pot. 
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Wednesday, June 3, 2015 12:07 PM Local Time

Ray Henson moves all-in from late position for 2,400,000.

Cord Garcia asks for a count in the small blind and goes into the tank before folding. Paul Lentz folds in the big blind and Henson takes down the blinds and antes, increasing his stack by close to 1,000,000 chips. 

Wednesday, June 3, 2015 12:04 PM Local Time

The players have been introduced, the stage has been set and the cards are officially in the air for the 'The Colossus' final table. 

Play will resume with 49 minutes in Level 37, with the blinds at 200,000/400,000 and a 50,000 chip ante. 

Wednesday, June 3, 2015 12:03 PM Local Time
Level: 37
Blinds: 200,000/400,000
Ante: 50,000
Wednesday, June 3, 2015 10:19 AM Local Time

When 'The Colossus' began, the main focus of nearly every poker media outlet on the planet was the sheer size of the event and rightfully so, as more than 22,000 players sat down for a shot at a World Series of Poker bracelet.

After four starting flights and three additional days of play, only a final table remains. The focus now not on how massive this record breaking event was, but on these nine players who will all look to capture their first bracelet today, while taking down the biggest live poker tournament in history.

The remaining nine players could not be more different in terms of poker experience, as there are veteran pros with multiple major titles and millions in earnings and stone amateurs looking to make their first big WSOP score.

It still remains to be seen who will win potentially the most coveted bracelet of the this year's Series, but what we do know is that WSOP.com will be following all the action with play beginning at 12 PM.

Before play begins though, here is a look at the 'The Colossus' final table seating assignments and chip counts:

  1. Brad McFarland - 14,250,000
  2. David Farber - 8,725,000
  3. Cord Garcia - 7,275,000
  4. Paul Lentz - 10,475,000
  5. Anthony Blanda - 4,600,000
  6. Adi Prasetyo - 39,300,000 (pictured above)
  7. Garry Simms - 6,850,000
  8. Kenny Hallaert - 18,575,000
  9. Ray Henson - 2,475,000

The remaining final table payouts are also listed below for your connivence:

  1. $628,880
  2. $386,253
  3. $308,761
  4. $234,972
  5. $182,348
  6. $140,956
  7. $109,632
  8. $87,817
  9. $67,681

Again, play will begin at 12 PM and WSOP.com will provided hand for hand updates, as well as a live stream (on a 30 minute delay) that can be found within the 'Live Streaming' link above.