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2021 52nd Annual World Series of Poker The Official WSOP Live Updates

Friday, October 29, 2021 to Monday, November 01, 2021

Event #55: COLOSSUS No-Limit Hold'em

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  • Buy-in: $400
  • Prizepool: $3,101,670
  • Entries: 9,399
  • Remaining: 0


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Sunday, October 31, 2021 1:49 PM Local Time
Recent Eliminations
Mathieu Papineau0-528,000
Jon Turner0-65,000
Stephanie Johnston0-840,000
Ran Ilani0-1,150,000
Sunday, October 31, 2021 1:46 PM Local Time
Griffin Busts One

Jeon Griffin limped under the gun and it folded to the small blind who made the call. The big blind tanked for a minute and shoved for a remaining stack worth 330,000. Griffin made the call and the small blind folded.

Griffin had the best hand with   , against    for his opponent, and took down the pot after the board revealed      .

Jeon Griffin840,000520,000
Sunday, October 31, 2021 1:46 PM Local Time
Yu Gets a Fold on the River

There was a raise to 80,000 from middle position which picked up calls from Robert Yu in the cutoff, Frankie Flowers on the button, and the big blind. The flop came     and the action checked around to the   on the turn.

The preflop raiser tossed in a bet of 105,000 and only Yu called to see the   on the river. This time, the action checked to Yu who pushed out a bet of 280,000. His opponent thought for a moment but decided to fold and Yu collected the pot.

Robert Yu2,330,0001,981,000
Sunday, October 31, 2021 1:42 PM Local Time
Beaucage Makes the Flush

Darcey Beaucage open-shoved under the gun for 335,000 chips and the player two seats behind decided to raise it to 825,000. The rest of the table folded and the players tabled their cards:

Darcey Beaucage:   

Beaucage was in bad shape for the double up, but the flop gave him outs with    , and Beaucage hit the flush thanks to the   turn. The   completed the board and Beaucage went back to his seat to grab the pot.

Darcey Beaucage700,000458,000
Sunday, October 31, 2021 1:25 PM Local Time
Jacks Hold for Gallegos

A player opened to 55,000 and it was three-bet by the hijack before Timothy Gallegos shoved for 270,000 on the button. It folded back to the hijack who quickly made the call for the following showdown:

Timothy Gallegos:   

Gallegos's pocket jacks held throughout the       board and the pot was sent to Gallegos.

Timothy Gallegos600,00062,000
Sunday, October 31, 2021 1:18 PM Local Time
Dejenderedjian's Kings Hold for Chip Lead Pot

After arriving at the table, two players had all of their chips in the middle in what would be a huge pot. Thibault Dejenderedjian had the best of it and also had his opponent's stack of around 650,000 covered.

Thibault Dejenderedjian:   

The board ran out       and Dejenderedjian held on to eliminate his opponent while stacking up one of the largest stacks in the room.

Thibault Dejenderedjian2,470,000
Sunday, October 31, 2021 1:15 PM Local Time
Double Up for Oppenheimer

Kenneth Oppenheimer open-shoved in early position for his last 195,000 chips and it folded to the big blind who made the call.

Kenneth Oppenheimer:   

Oppenheimer was in good shape for the double up, which he did after the       run out.

Kenneth Oppenheimer420,000216,000
Sunday, October 31, 2021 1:11 PM Local Time
Aces for Webb

A player opened in the hijack and Stephen Webb shoved behind for a stack worth 205,000. It folded back to the hijack made the call with    but only to see    in Webb's hand.

The board brought      , improving Webb's hand into a straight and giving him the double up he needed.

Stephen Webb440,000300,000
Sunday, October 31, 2021 1:10 PM Local Time
Johnston Binks the River to Stay Alive

Alex Benjamen opened to 75,000 from under the gun and Stephanie Johnston called from the small blind. The flop came     and Johnston checked to Benjamen who continued for 80,000. Johnston check-raised all in for 330,000 and Benjamen snap-called.

Stephanie Johnston:   
Alex Benjamen:   

Johnston was behind but still had a few outs in the deck. The   on the turn changed nothing but it was the   on the river that gave Johnston trip jacks and a double up.

Stephanie Johnston840,000670,000
Alex Benjamen360,000141,000
Sunday, October 31, 2021 1:03 PM Local Time
One for Kang

The action was picked up on a      board with a pot containing more than 360,000.

Hogyun Kang, in the big blind seat, pushed all in for a stack worth 420,000, putting his opponent into a decision for his tournament life. After a few minutes, the latter let it go, and Kang took down the pot.

Hogyun Kang800,000-497,000
Sunday, October 31, 2021 12:56 PM Local Time
Herrin Takes from Arnwine

Justin Arnwine

On a      board with a pot already containing more than 250,000 chips, Justin Arnwine check-called a 130,000 bet from Christopher Herrin on the button.

The river was the   and Arnwine checked once more. Herrin tanked for some time and bet 180,000. It was enough for Arnwine who folded his hand.

Christopher Herrin920,000276,000
Justin Arnwine550,00053,000
Sunday, October 31, 2021 12:11 PM Local Time
First Break with Color Up

The remaining players have been sent on a scheduled 30-minute break while the 1,000-denomination chips are raced off.

Sunday, October 31, 2021 12:11 PM Local Time
Ashdown Wins a Flip

Harrison Ashdown opened to 40,000 in early position and the cutoff shipped all in for around 150,000. The action was back on Ashdown who quickly called to put his opponent at risk.

Harrison Ashdown:   

It was a coin flip and Ashdown held on the       run out to eliminate his opponent.

Harrison Ashdown1,180,000367,000
Sunday, October 31, 2021 12:05 PM Local Time
Lucky Turn for Greene

Kevin Greene opened in the hijack to 60,000 and it was only called by the big blind.

The flop revealed     and the big blind quickly check-raised all in for a stack around 140,000 left after Greene bet another 60,000. Greene took a minute and opted to call.

"I flopped the nuts" said Green's opponent, showing    for a pair of aces and the nut flush draw while Greene tabled   . However, a   appeared on the turn, giving a set of queens to Greene, and the   completed the board on the river to eliminate his opponent from the tournament.

Kevin Greene500,000195,000
Sunday, October 31, 2021 11:55 AM Local Time
Cavanaugh Gets a Fold from Lambrecht

Matthew Lambrecht opened in the hijack to 45,000 and only Sean Cavanaugh called in the big blind.

The flop brought     and Cavanaugh check-called Lambrecht's continuation for 50,000. Both players checked when the   paired the board on the turn.

A   fell on the river and Cavanaugh led out for 90,000. After some thinking, Lambrecht let it go.

Matthew Lambrecht800,000554,000
Sean Cavanaugh710,00051,000
Sunday, October 31, 2021 11:50 AM Local Time
Ilani Won't Slow Down

Ran Ilani

Ran Ilani already has a runner-up finish this year at the 2021 WSOP in Event #33: $800 Deepstack, and he's poised to make another deep run in this event. Ilani raised it up on the button and Sebastian Medina called from the big blind.

The flop came     and Medina checked to Ilani who continued for 31,000. Medina called and the   landed on the turn. Medina checked once more and Ilani pushed out a bet of 120,000. Medina let his hand go this time and Ilani collected the pot.

Ran Ilani1,150,000170,000
Sebastian Medina540,000129,000
Sunday, October 31, 2021 11:43 AM Local Time
Some Updated Chip Counts
Vincas Tamasauskas1,380,000139,000
Louise Francoeur1,080,000574,000
Jason Wheeler890,000315,000
Priscilla Lake810,000-20,000
Kathy Liebert760,0000
Portia McDaniels510,000-106,000
Florian Dietrich300,000255,000
Karanvir Singh80,000-20,000
Sunday, October 31, 2021 11:42 AM Local Time
Updated Chip Counts
Walter Ruman1,560,000690,000
Ari Engel810,000247,000
Kathy Liebert760,000488,000
Jeff Platt705,000123,000
Timothy Miles415,000151,000
Anatolii Zyrin280,000-10,000
Ismael Bojang245,00080,000
Bill Klein100,000100,000
Jon Turner65,000-116,000
Sunday, October 31, 2021 11:29 AM Local Time
Ilani Chipping Up on Zyrin

In a raised pot with a board already reading     , Ran Ilani bet 105,000. Anatolii Zyrin tanked for some time and made the call.

The river was the   and Ilani thought about his move for a minute before betting 80,000. Zyrin called once more but mucked his hand when Ilani tabled    for the full house.

Ran Ilani980,000263,000
Anatolii Zyrin290,000-200,000
Sunday, October 31, 2021 11:17 AM Local Time
Lucky River for Migliorini

Massimiliano Migliorini pushed his last 80,000 chips in the middle, and the button raised. The rest of the table folded and the active players tabled their cards:

Massimiliano Migliorini:   

It was a typical flip situation and the board first didn't help Migliorini with     , but a   appeared on the river to give Migliorini a pair of jacks and the needed double up.

Massimiliano Migliorini170,00063,000