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2023 54th Annual World Series of Poker The Official WSOP Live Updates

Friday, June 30, 2023 to Monday, July 03, 2023

Event #70: $400 COLOSSUS No-Limit Hold’em

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  • Buy-in: $400
  • Prizepool: $5,245,020
  • Entries: 15,894
  • Remaining: 0


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Monday, July 3, 2023 12:06 PM Local Time
Break Time

Players are on a 15 minute break and will return at about 12:15 p.m. local time.

Monday, July 3, 2023 11:59 AM Local Time
Bust Outs Before First Break
James Manalang0-4,800,000
Henry Fischer0-1,100,000
Shawn Gill0-5,900,000
Florentino Deleon0-8,000,050
Edgar Antezana0-4,500,000
Mayank Madan0-5,750,000
Gary Yee0-450,000
Paul McMullin0-5,100,000
Monday, July 3, 2023 11:47 AM Local Time
Amer Sends Fagg to the Rail

Action was joined on a board of      and there was an all in bet from John Fagg to 6,475,000. Abdulrahim Amer was in the tank and only had Fagg covered by a few million chips. Eventually he landed on a call and the cards hit their backs.

John Fagg:   
Abdulrahim Amer:   

The river landed a clean   and Fagg hit the rail just before break.

Abdulrahim Amer26,700,00015,375,000
John Fagg0-5,100,000
Monday, July 3, 2023 11:44 AM Local Time
Lamanna with the Triple!

Three players were all in and Andre Clarke had both Brian Lamanna and Derek Romanowsky at risk in what was assured to be a massive hand.

Brian Lamanna:   
Derek Romanowsky:   
Andre Clarke:   

The type of hand the whole table can't help sweating had the entire table craning their necks as the dealer rolled,    , the turn was also little with the  , giving Clarke a wheel draw and both other players a flush draw.

The river paired the board with the   and Lamanna clapped his hands in celebration as he more than tripled his stack. Romanowsky cam pretty close to breaking even on the transaction as he won the side pot against Clarke.

Mitchell Smith also chimed in to say he had folded    preflop to the heavy action.

Brian Lamanna15,300,00011,400,000
Derek Romanowsky8,500,000850,000
Andre Clarke4,000,000-9,400,000
Monday, July 3, 2023 11:26 AM Local Time
Phil Hellmuth's Bracelet Record is Even More Impressive Than You Realized

Phil Hellmuth

Phil Hellmuth now has 17 World Series of Poker (WSOP) bracelets, seven more than anyone else. He's won enough bracelets to likely hold onto that record throughout his lifetime. But he'll almost certainly tack on some more before he calls it a career.

The record alone is tournament poker's greatest accomplishment, and yet there's so much more to his WSOP resume than perhaps you even knew. Take, for starters, the fact that he's the only player to win bracelets in five separate decades (1980s, 1990s, 2000s, 2010s, and 2020s) and one of two players, along with Josh Arieh, to win at all three host venues (Binion's, Rio, and Bally's/Horseshoe).

Read the Full Story Here

Monday, July 3, 2023 11:25 AM Local Time
Tensions are High at Table 5

Darrick Arreola was speaking with PokerNews to let them know how he had accumulated his stack, which included the elimination of two players. At the very start of the day he got one when his    held against the    of his opponent. A while later he ended up making a straight against a flopped set to push him further up in the counts.

At the same time, Konstantinos Nanos bet 2,300,000 on a river reading       and when he faced an all-in raise from Ghadi Akari, he was visibly upset. A long tank, a concerned face, clenched hands, and an eventual frustrated call saw him SLAM the table when he saw his opponent's   , causing a loud knock and startling some of his neighbors. Akari had made the nut straight on the turn and still had the nuts after the river fell.

The floor quickly approached the table to warn Nanos for his behavior but not before Arreola expressed himself as feeling unsafe. The floor assured Arreola that he would be speaking with Nanos, but he reproached Arreola first for being delicate.

Tensions can run high when there's half a million on the line.

Darrick Arreola28,900,0009,150,000
Ghadi Akari18,700,0008,475,000
Konstantinos Nanos5,600,000-3,600,000
Monday, July 3, 2023 11:21 AM Local Time
Recent Bust Outs
Dario Dussan0-11,900,000
Prabakaran Sivabalasundaram0-8,650,000
Alessandro Minasi0-3,175,000
John Gorsuch0-4,075,000
Alexander Perez0-7,050,000
Andrew Chung0-3,150,000
James Dempsey0-8,275,000
Ashkan Razavi0-1,525,000
Ninos Awraham0-8,500,000
Ethan Blauner0-7,000,000
Monday, July 3, 2023 10:59 AM Local Time
Yee Gets it in Bad and Scoops

Gary Yee

Action folded to Gary Yee in late position who limped. It made it to Nikhail Nair in the big blind, who checked, and the two were off to a flop.

The     flop landed and Nair checked it over to Yee. He went into the tank for a moment and eventually went all in for 1,550.000. Nair took a moment and then made the call as it was only a few big blinds.

Gary K Y Yee:   
Nikhil Nair:   

Yee was in bad shape and only drawing to two outs. Right on time the   hit the turn and Nair was suddenly drawing dead. Yee would scoop the pot after a huge suck-out to keep his tournament alive.

Nikhail Nair9,500,0001,150,000
Gary Yee450,000-3,950,000
Monday, July 3, 2023 10:59 AM Local Time
Dussan Finds a Double

Dario Dussan, who has back pedaled a bit today, and Colin Robinson, one of our start of day chip leaders, went all in preflop putting Dussan at risk.

Dario Dussan:   
Colin Robinson:   

It proved a moment of good fortune for Dussan as the board ran out      , awarding him the pot with a pair of queens and an ace kicker.

Colin Robinson16,000,000-6,300,000
Dario Dussan6,000,000-5,900,000
Monday, July 3, 2023 10:48 AM Local Time
Edmondson Out Early on Day 3

Action folded to Jonathan Edmondson in early position who went all in for 2,250,000. Then Andre Clarke in late position went all in for 5,125,000. The remaining players folded and the cards hit their backs.

Jonathan Edmondson:   
Andre Clarke:   

The full board ran out       and Edmondson would not be able to get past the pair of tens of Clarke.

Andre Clarke9,750,0006,225,000
Jonathan Edmondson0-4,950,000
Monday, July 3, 2023 10:43 AM Local Time
Madan Out the Door

Manish Madan went all in from middle position and was isolated by Garrett Fleetwood in late position.

Manish Madan:   
Garrett Fleetwood:   

Fleetwood was ahead with his pocket pair as the flop fanned out     and Madan was left looking for an ace. The turn paired the board with the   and the river bricked the  , awarding the pot to Fleetwood with his pair of tens.

Garrett Fleetwood15,000,0005,350,000
Manish Madan0-5,350,000
Monday, July 3, 2023 10:33 AM Local Time
First Round of Bust Outs
Jeremy Abrams00
Ricardo Eyzaguirre0-3,400,000
Raghuram Jonnalagedda0-8,025,000
Jason Wheeler0-2,375,000
Aaron Gunn0-4,800,750
Victor Paulino0-3,400,000
Jacques Ortega0-3,625,000
Monday, July 3, 2023 10:25 AM Local Time
Tomescu Sends Deering to the Rail

Action folded to Samuel Deering in middle positon, who open-jammed for 3,400,000. It then folded to George Tomescu on the button, who called, and the blinds folded.

Samuel Deering:   
George Tomescu:   

The board ran out       and Deering hit the rail early in Day 3.

George Tomescu11,500,0004,775,000
Samuel Deering0-3,450,000
Monday, July 3, 2023 10:20 AM Local Time
Serrano Gets Spicy at Table 1

Abraham Serrano

Heads up to a flop of    , Yi-Cheng Yeh checked, inducing a bet from Abraham Serrano for a cool 1,000,000. Yeh made the call.

The turn brought the   and Serrano sized down, sliding out one pink chip for a wager of 500,000. Yeh took a moment to think it over but pushed his hand in the muck.

A flurry of bust outs to start the day had Table 1 break as the players began to consolidate.

Abraham Serrano8,600,0001,500,000
Yi-Cheng Yeh5,300,000-1,500,000
Monday, July 3, 2023 10:03 AM Local Time
Cards are in the Air

Day 3 of Event #70: $400 The Colossus has begun!

Monday, July 3, 2023 9:00 AM Local Time
Day 3 of Event #70: $400 The Colossus Kicks Off at 10 AM

Toshimasa Sakato

After the dust settled on Day 2 of Event #70: $400 The Colossus at the 2023 World Series of Poker at Horseshoe and Paris Las Vegas, 80 players reminded that will all return for their shot at glory.

The talented group of players will all be competing for the coveted WSOP gold bracelet and $501,120 top prize. Currently all players are guaranteed $5,930 for their efforts but each pay jump going forward will account for a significant amount of buy-ins compared to the $400 entry fee.

The current chip leader going into Day 3 is Jesse Kertland, who bagged the big stack on Day 2 and will come into battle with 26,150,000. Others at the top of the leaderboard include Colin Robinson (22,300,000) and Darrick Arreola (19,750,000) to round out the top three.

Top Ten Chip Counts

RankPlayerCountryChip CountBig Blinds
1Jesse KertlandUnited States26,150,00065
2Colin RobinsonUnited States22,300,00056
3Darrick ArreolaUnited States19,750,00049
4Michael HalevyUnited States16,975,00042
5Toshimasa SakatoJapan15,925,00040
6Laurence SametUnited States15,625,00039
7Francesco MicucciItaly14,725,00037
8Mitchell SmithUnited States12,475,00031
9Erdenbold BegzjavMongolia12,400,00031
10Moshe RefaelowitzUnited Kingdom12,400,00031

The chances of this year's colossus crowning a first time bracelet winner are looking good. Currently there are only four bracelet winners left in the field. James Dempsey (8,275,000), John Gorsuch (4,075,000), Jason Wheeler (2,375,000), and Ashkan Razavi (1,525,000). However, it is totally possible that we may see another story of a two-time bracelet winner being crowned after play concludes. Only time will tell.

Jason Wheeler
Jason Wheeler

Players who found a bag on Day 2 will return on Monday at 10 a.m. local time and play down to a winner with a dinner break time to be determined. They will be playing 40 minute levels and have 15-minute breaks every three levels. Play will resume at Level 33 with 200,000/400,000/400,000 blinds.

Stay tuned in to PokerNews to catch it as it happens live from the tournament floor.

Monday, July 3, 2023 8:55 AM Local Time
Seat Draw for Day 3
CasinoTableSeatPlayerCountryChip CountBig Blinds
Paris11Abraham SerranoSpain7,100,00018
Paris12Ryan RamsdellUnited States11,800,00030
Paris13William MrochekUnited States4,100,00010
Paris14Brian LamannaUnited States3,900,00010
Paris15Yi-Cheng YehUnited States6,800,00017
Paris16Erdenbold BegzjavMongolia12,400,00031
Paris17Andre ClarkeUnited States3,525,0009
Paris18Manish MadanUnited States5,350,00013
Paris19Dae Woong SongSouth Korea9,475,00024
Paris21Terry WilliamsUnited States2,000,0505
Paris22Colin RobinsonUnited States22,300,00056
Paris23Ashkan RazaviCanada1,525,0004
Paris24Louis RussoUnited States9,300,02523
Paris25Jesse KertlandUnited States26,150,00065
Paris26James ManalangUnited States4,800,00012
Paris27Garrett FleetwoodUnited States9,650,00024
Paris28Andrew StirlingUnited States9,800,00025
Paris29Tanupat PunjarojanakulUnited States2,450,0006
Paris31Aaron GunnUnited States4,800,75012
Paris32Victor PaulinoUnited States3,400,0009
Paris33David DanlagUnited States3,600,0009
Paris34Richard WilliamsCanada9,625,00024
Paris35Bruno HernandezUnited States11,250,00028
Paris36Francesco MicucciItaly14,725,00037
Paris37Richie WongUnited States11,000,00028
Paris38Jonathan EdmondsonUnited States4,950,00012
Paris39Jacques OrtegaBrazil3,625,0009
Paris41Laurence SametUnited States15,625,00039
Paris42Moshe RefaelowitzUnited Kingdom12,400,00031
Paris43Gabriel Jansen Falcao BalUnited States5,550,00014
Paris44Paul McMullinUnited States5,100,00013
Paris45James DempseyUnited Kingdom8,275,00021
Paris46Mayank MadanUnited States5,750,00014
Paris47Gibran BaraanUnited States3,975,00010
Paris48Michael YoungUnited States5,050,00013
Paris49David NutiniUnited States10,800,00027
Paris51William AckermanUnited States660,0002
Paris52Ken BarkoffUnited States11,175,00028
Paris53Ghadi AkariUnited States10,225,00026
Paris54Prabakaran SivabalasundaramCanada8,650,00022
Paris55Konstantinos NanosGermany9,200,00023
Paris56Alessandro MinasiItaly3,175,0008
Paris57Ethan BlaunerUnited States7,000,00018
Paris58Darrick ArreolaUnited States19,750,00049
Paris59Louis GanserUnited States12,370,00031
Paris101Jeremy AbramsUnited States4,300,00011
Paris102Denny LeeUnited States5,350,00013
Paris103Alexander PerezUnited States7,050,00018
Paris104Mitchell SmithUnited States12,475,00031
Paris105Derek RomanowskyUnited States7,650,00019
Paris106Ricardo EyzaguirreUnited States3,400,0009
Paris107Andrew ChungUnited States3,150,0008
Paris108John GorsuchUnited States4,075,00010
Paris109Daniel ScalfaroUnited States7,801,50020
Paris111Henry FischerBrazil1,100,0003
Paris112Sean GibsonUnited States6,050,00015
Paris113James RannUnited Kingdom12,025,00030
Paris114Florentino DeleonUnited States8,000,05020
Paris115John FaggUnited States5,100,00013
Paris116Max KingstoneUnited States4,400,00011
Paris117Raghuram JonnalageddaUnited States8,025,00020
Paris118Abdulrahim AmerUnited States11,325,00028
Paris119Shawn GillUnited States5,900,00015
Paris121Toshimasa SakatoJapan15,925,00040
Paris122Gary K Y YeeCanada3,400,0009
Paris123Jose OrozcogomezMexico9,350,00023
Paris124Olga IermolchevaUnited States4,575,00011
Paris125Nikhil NairUnited States8,350,00021
Paris126Edgar AntezanaSouth Africa4,500,00011
Paris127Michael HalevyUnited States16,975,00042
Paris128Ninos AwrahamUnited States8,500,00021
Paris129Mitchell WatsonAustralia8,890,07522
Paris131Jason WheelerUnited States2,375,0006
Paris133Samuel DeeringAustralia3,450,0009
Paris134Dario DussanUnited States11,900,00030
Paris135Adam VelezUnited States4,500,02511
Paris136Pete ChenTaiwan10,075,00025
Paris137George TomescuRomania6,725,00017
Paris138Ian SteinmanUnited States7,700,00019
Paris139Manuel Bravo MartinsPortugal9,725,00024