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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

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  • Buy-in: $400
  • Prizepool: $4,476,450
  • Entries: 13,565
  • Remaining: 0


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Sunday, June 26, 2022 11:54 PM Local Time (about 41 days and 19 hours ago)
Jordan Pelon Dominates Day 2 of The Colossus as 68 Remain

Jordan Pelon

Day 2 of Event #51: $400 The Colossus No Limit Hold'em certainly lived up to its moniker. What started as a massive field of 1,695 players spread out across the Bally's ballroom ended after 15 40-minute levels with 68 hopefuls still in the hunt for the prestigious World Series of Poker bracelet.

Leading the way is a Frenchman who was an unstoppable force throughout the day. Jordan Pelon has just one recorded WSOP cash for $4,483, but he put on a clinic today, knocking out opponent after opponent on his way to bagging up 30,350,000 chips.

Event #51: $400 The Colossus Top 10 Chip Counts

PlacePlayerCountryChipsBig Blinds
1Jordan PelonFrance30,350,00076
2Francklin FloryFrance17,375,00043
3Ari OxmanUnited States17,200,00043
4Raymond DowningUnited States17,025,00042
5Frank JamrowUnited States15,975,00040
6Alon Butcher GuttmanUnited States14,800,00037
7Hartt StearnsUnited States14,125,00035
8Anthony RuttlerUnited States13,850,00035
9Gabriel AndradeEcuador13,525,00034
10Jeffrey LoiaconoUnited States13,175,00033

Pelon's closest challengers include Ari Oxman (17,200,000), Frank Jamrow (15,975,000), and Gabriel Andrade (15,525,000), who entertained his table both with his play and his singing. Bracelet winner David Jackson survived the day on a short stack of 4,600,000.

Everyone who made it through to Day 3 still has a shot at the title and $414,490 first prize when play resumes at 11 a.m. local time on June 27 inside the Bally's Event Center. But for countless others, their dream ended on Day 2 and ended quickly. Cries of "payout" resonated around the room from the start of play, with the clock having to be paused twice so tournament officials could catch up on all the payouts.

Along the way, Alejandro "Papa MC" Lococo (1,345th), Joseph Cheong (807th), PokerGo's Donnie Peters (235th), Day 1 chip leader Kao "Flexx" Saechao (132nd), and Joseph "JoeytheMush" Straub (107th) would all find their way to the lenghty payout line.

It was truly a colossal field that took to the felt today on Day 2. For 68 players, that journey continues from 11:00 a.m. on June 27, and PokerNews will be on hand as they race to the final table and eventually crown The Colossus champion.

Sunday, June 26, 2022 11:53 PM Local Time (about 41 days and 19 hours ago)
Seat Draw for Day 3
CasinoTableSeatPlayerCountryChipsBig Blinds
Bally's6101Bayani FangayenUnited States3,650,0009
Bally's6102Russell HarpUnited States9,000,00023
Bally's6103Bryan PosadalopezCuba5,450,00014
Bally's6104Daniel KellyUnited States1,900,0255
Bally's6105Dave StannUnited States11,500,00029
Bally's6106Scott AuldsUnited States6,950,00017
Bally's6107Jordan PelonUnited States30,350,00076
Bally's6108Xiang LinUnited States11,000,00028
Bally's6109Ari OxmanUnited States17,200,00043
Bally's6111Martin PineiroArgentina8,500,00021
Bally's6112Christopher WilliamsUnited States6,775,00017
Bally's6113Brian StonoffUnited States12,375,00031
Bally's6114David JacksonUnited States4,600,00012
Bally's6115Jeffrey LoiaconoUnited States13,175,00033
Bally's6116Paul HizerUnited Kingdom5,575,00014
Bally's6117James ScottUnited States8,900,00022
Bally's6119Gregory BowmanUnited States7,800,00020
Bally's6121Luong QuachUnited States5,100,00013
Bally's6122Jeremy SmithUnited States5,025,00013
Bally's6123Rui BotelhoFrance8,050,00020
Bally's6124Vitor AbreuPortugal9,775,00024
Bally's6125Chak Lam TsangUnited States6,900,00017
Bally's6126Sean ShahUnited States3,900,00010
Bally's6127Frank JamrowUnited States15,975,00040
Bally's6128Brian WeaverUnited States4,950,00012
Bally's6129Evan AckerUnited States6,100,00015
Bally's6181Raed AbualfilatUnited States7,750,00019
Bally's6182Andy SuUnited States6,675,00017
Bally's6183Raymond DowningUnited States17,025,00043
Bally's6185Alon Butcher GuttmanUnited States14,800,00037
Bally's6186Francis FiguereoUnited States10,275,00026
Bally's6187Stella DavilaUnited States1,450,0004
Bally's6188Robert KushellUnited States7,300,00018
Bally's6189Sung KeemUnited States6,350,00016
Bally's6191Patrick ChoueiriUnited States4,875,00012
Bally's6192Jacob SuggsUnited States7,725,00019
Bally's6193Justin BugnosenUnited States7,550,00019
Bally's6194Gabriel AndradeEcuador13,525,00034
Bally's6195Jeremy WingUnited States5,875,00015
Bally's6196Aaron FreiUnited States13,125,00033
Bally's6197David HillmanUnited States6,125,00015
Bally's6198William GianUnited States5,850,00015
Bally's6199Jason PuzackeUnited States6,500,00016
Bally's6201Andrew LokUnited States3,700,0009
Bally's6202Usman InayatullahUnited States1,800,0005
Bally's6203Clement MeunierFrance3,175,0008
Bally's6204Kyle JanisseCanada5,050,00013
Bally's6205Juliane SchumacherDenmark7,975,00020
Bally's6206Jamey MckayUnited States3,000,0508
Bally's6207Ryan McphersonUnited States9,550,00024
Bally's6208Lawrence ChineryUnited States6,375,00016
Bally's6209Stephen SandovalUnited States8,500,00021
Bally's6271Anthony RuttlerUnited States13,850,00035
Bally's6273Marc DesantisUnited States1,850,0005
Bally's6274Frank PasqualeUnited States9,500,00024
Bally's6275Thomas LavianoUnited States5,250,00013
Bally's6276Thomas SlaydayUnited States2,975,0007
Bally's6277Romain GalendoFrance4,375,00011
Bally's6278William PollardUnited States11,250,00028
Bally's6279Andrew OlesonUnited States1,325,0003
Bally's6281Christopher FlintUnited Kingdom2,250,0006
Bally's6282Samuel LaskowitzUnited States6,950,00017
Bally's6283Paul McMullinUnited States10,700,00027
Bally's6285Hartt StearnsUnited States14,125,00035
Bally's6286Francklin FloryFrance17,375,00043
Bally's6287Sean BigelowUnited States10,275,00026
Bally's6288Thomas RyanUnited States4,750,00012
Bally's6289Dominick FrenchCanada4,750,00012
Sunday, June 26, 2022 11:32 PM Local Time (about 41 days and 19 hours ago)
Official End of Day Chip Counts
Jordan Pelon30,350,0000
Francklin Flory17,375,0006,275,000
Ari Oxman17,200,0000
Raymond Downing17,025,00016,925,000
Frank Jamrow15,975,0000
Alon Butcher Guttman14,800,00014,236,000
Hartt Stearns14,125,0000
Anthony Ruttler13,850,00013,585,000
Gabriel Andrade13,525,000-2,000,000
Jeffrey Loiacono13,175,00012,721,000
Aaron Frei13,125,0000
Brian Stonoff12,375,0000
Dave Stann11,500,0000
William Pollard11,250,00010,648,000
Xiang Lin11,000,0001,000,000
Paul McMullin10,700,0009,775,000
Francis Figuereo10,275,00010,036,000
Sean Bigelow10,275,0009,697,000
Vitor Abreu9,775,0002,175,000
Ryan Mcpherson9,550,0001,050,000
Frank Pasquale9,500,0009,110,000
Russell Harp9,000,0000
James Scott8,900,0000
Martin Pineiro8,500,0000
Stephen Sandoval8,500,0008,334,000
Rui Botelho8,050,0007,536,000
Juliane Schumacher7,975,0000
Gregory Bowman7,800,000-1,200,000
Raed Abualfilat7,750,0007,570,000
Jacob Suggs7,725,000-675,000
Justin Bugnosen7,550,0000
Robert Kushell7,300,0000
Samuel Laskowitz6,950,0005,653,000
Scott Aulds6,950,0006,711,000
Chak Lam Tsang6,900,0006,675,000
Christopher Williams6,775,0006,564,000
Andy Su6,675,0000
Jason Puzacke6,500,0006,134,000
Lawrence Chinery6,375,0000
Sung Keem6,350,0005,226,000
David Hillman6,125,0005,706,000
Evan Acker6,100,0005,933,000
Jeremy Wing5,875,0005,327,000
William Gian5,850,0000
Paul Hizer5,575,0005,055,000
Bryan Posadalopez5,450,0005,019,000
Thomas Laviano5,250,0005,250,000
Luong Quach5,100,0004,668,000
Kyle Janisse5,050,0002,550,000
Jeremy Smith5,025,0004,441,000
Brian Weaver4,950,000-250,000
Patrick Choueiri4,875,0004,318,000
Dominick French4,750,0004,003,000
Thomas Ryan4,750,0000
David Jackson4,600,0000
Romain Galendo4,375,0004,140,000
Sean Shah3,900,0000
Andrew Lok3,700,0003,008,000
Bayani Fangayen3,650,000650,000
Clement Meunier3,175,0002,736,000
Jamey McKay3,000,0502,240,050
Thomas Slayday2,975,0000
Christopher Flint2,250,0001,939,000
Daniel Kelly1,900,0251,546,025
Marc Desantis1,850,0001,502,000
Usman Inayatullah1,800,0001,479,000
Stella Davila1,450,0000
Andrew Oleson1,325,0000
Sunday, June 26, 2022 11:21 PM Local Time (about 41 days and 19 hours ago)
Bowman Survives Late All In

Greg Bowman was all in for 4,200,000 in the small blind and up against an opponent in middle position.

Greg Bowman:   

The board ran out       and Bowman doubled up.

"I've been waiting all day for that," Bowman said.

He would give some of his new chips back the next hand. Gabriel Andrade raised to 800,000 in the cutoff.

"I'm going to call that obvious bluff," Bowman said as he called on the button. The flop came     and Bowman called another 500,000 bet.

Both players checked down the   turn and   river, and Andrade took the pot with   .

Gabriel Andrade15,525,00013,825,000
Gregory Bowman9,000,0008,612,000
Sunday, June 26, 2022 11:10 PM Local Time (about 41 days and 19 hours ago)
Ryan Takes Out Two With Ace-High

Two short stacks were all in, one in the small blind and the other in the hijack, and up against Thomas Ryan in early position who had both well covered.

Small Blind:   
Thomas Ryan:   

With the two all-in players both looking for spades, they instead got all red cards as the board came      . All three players made two pair, but Ryan won the pot with his ace to send both opponents to the payout desk.

Thomas Ryan10,000,0009,366,000
Sunday, June 26, 2022 10:56 PM Local Time (about 41 days and 20 hours ago)
Harp Hits Miracle Jack

Russ Harp was all in from early position for 4,950,000 and up against a player in the small blind.

Russ Harp:   

A dominated Harp was already standing up and putting on his backpack as the flop came    . The   turn opened possibilities of a chop, but Harp would win the pot outright when the   fell on the river.

"Miracle jack," Harp said, sitting back down. "Now I might make it to tomorrow. If I get up in the morning."

Russell Harp10,000,0009,312,000
Sunday, June 26, 2022 10:44 PM Local Time (about 41 days and 20 hours ago)
Level 32 started
Level: 32
Blinds: 150,000/300,000
Ante: 300,000
Sunday, June 26, 2022 10:43 PM Local Time (about 41 days and 20 hours ago)
Pineiro Doesn't Believe Pelon

In a three-way pot on a     flop, Martin Pineiro bet 600,000, a player in middle position folded, and Jordan Pelon called in the hijack.

The turn came the   and Pineiro checked over to Pelon, who bet 1,375,000.

Pineiro, with Alejandro Lococo leaning over the rail in support of his countryman, called after some thought before also checking the   river.

Pelon checked behind and Pineiro showed    for a pair of eights, king-kicker. Pelon turned over    for eights and fours to take the pot.

Jordan Pelon22,000,0003,500,000
Martin Pineiro7,500,0006,351,000
Sunday, June 26, 2022 10:40 PM Local Time (about 41 days and 20 hours ago)
Oxman Chipping Up After Gutsy Snap-Call

Ari Oxman raised to 625,000 from early position and the small blind called. The big blind got out of the way and the flop was    .

Oxman's opponent check-called a 1,200,000 bet on the flop and the turn was  .

His opponent check-called again when Oxman bet 3,200,000 and the river was  .

The small blind switched gears and fired 4,000,000 on the river, to which Oxman snap-called. His opponent tabled    for the missed straight, while Oxman turned over    to take the pot with a set of nines.

Ari Oxman22,000,00017,100,000
Sunday, June 26, 2022 10:30 PM Local Time (about 41 days and 20 hours ago)
Flory Gets Big Double

Francklin Flory raised to 500,000 from under the gun and got two calls. The big blind then re-raised to 2,000,000 and Flory shoved for 5,000,000.

An original caller in middle position quickly got out of the way, but the button tanked for about a minute before also folding. The big blind snap-called with   , but was behind the    of Flory.

The board ran out       and Flory doubled up to more than 11,000,000.

Francklin Flory11,100,0006,600,000
Sunday, June 26, 2022 10:16 PM Local Time (about 41 days and 20 hours ago)
Jackson Felts One With Kings

Action picked up with David Jackson putting one of his opponents at risk for around 3,000,000.

David Jackson:   

The board ran out       and Jackson made a set of kings to send his opponent to the rail and move above the 6,000,000 mark.

David Jackson6,500,0005,805,000
Sunday, June 26, 2022 10:14 PM Local Time (about 41 days and 20 hours ago)
"JoeytheMush" Doesn't Win His All In

Joseph Straub

Just before the end of the previous level, a player in middle position raised to 450,000 and Joseph "JoeytheMush" Straub called from the next seat over. Andy Su shoved from the cutoff for just under 3,000,000 and the middle position got out of the way before Straub called with slightly more. Action was heads up and Su was at risk with just 225,000 less than Straub.

Andy Su:   
Joseph "JoeytheMush" Straub:   

The Mush was in great shape, but the board ran out       and Su picked up quads to leave Straub looking dejected with his few remaining chips.

A few moments later, Straub was seen gathering his things while he patiently waited for the payout clerk.

Andy Su7,200,0003,700,000
Joseph Straub0-3,500,000
Sunday, June 26, 2022 10:13 PM Local Time (about 41 days and 20 hours ago)
Lin Pleads for Small Cards

A player was all in from under the gun for 4,300,000 and up against Xiang Lin on the button.

All-In Player:   
Xiang Lin:   

"Small, small, small," Lin pleaded as the dealer spread the     flop. "Small," he repeated as the   fell on the turn.

The river was the   and Lin got his wish to knock out his opponent.

Xiang Lin10,000,0009,600,000
Sunday, June 26, 2022 10:07 PM Local Time (about 41 days and 20 hours ago)
"Hometown Hero" Stonoff Doubles

Heads-up on a flop of    , Brian Stonoff moved all in for 5,200,000 from the big blind and Chip Chinery called from under the gun.

Chinery showed    for top pair, but Stonoff had out-flopped him with    for two pair. The rest of the board ran out    and Stonoff doubled up.

"He's a hometown hero," his supporters said on the rail while the Scottsdale, Arizona native stacked up more than 11,000,000.

Brian Stonoff11,500,00010,894,000
Chip Chinery2,500,000-3,900,000
Sunday, June 26, 2022 10:04 PM Local Time (about 41 days and 20 hours ago)
Level 31 started
Level: 31
Blinds: 125,000/250,000
Ante: 250,000
Sunday, June 26, 2022 9:58 PM Local Time (about 41 days and 21 hours ago)
Down to 100

The tournament clock currently shows 100 players remaining with two full levels left to play tonight.

Sunday, June 26, 2022 9:57 PM Local Time (about 41 days and 21 hours ago)
Stearns Bets Big on the River

Picking up the action on the turn with already more than 2,000,000 in the pot, Hartt Stearns bet 1,500,000 on a board of      and was called by an opponent in the small blind.

The river was the   and the small blind checked over to Stearns. He announced a bet of 4,000,000, pushing forward two towers of purple 100,000 chips, as his opponent quickly folded to hand the big pot to Stearns.

Hartt Stearns12,500,00011,200,000
Sunday, June 26, 2022 9:52 PM Local Time (about 41 days and 21 hours ago)
Bugnosen Spikes the Turn on Baldwin

Justin Bugnosen was all in for around 5,300,000 from the small blind as two-time bracelet winner Eric Baldwin called to put him at risk.

Justin Bugnosen:   
Eric Baldwin:   

The     flop provided no help to Bugnosen, but the   on the turn propelled him to a big lead in the hand. Baldwin was looking for the case king or a jack on the river to split but instead got the   to send over most of his stack.

Justin Bugnosen11,500,00010,980,000
Eric Baldwin2,200,000-1,800,000
Sunday, June 26, 2022 9:46 PM Local Time (about 41 days and 21 hours ago)
Weaver Good at Flips

Brian Weaver moved all in for 2,600,000 and was up against an opponent on his immediate left, who confidently slammed dowh his cards when he called.

Brian Weaver:   

Weaver's opponent got up off his seat to await the board, which provided no help as it came      .

"You keep winning those flips," a tablemate told Weaver after he doubled up.

Brian Weaver5,200,0004,336,000
Sunday, June 26, 2022 9:22 PM Local Time (about 41 days and 21 hours ago)
Level 30 started
Level: 30
Blinds: 100,000/200,000
Ante: 200,000