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2021 World Series of Poker Europe The Official WSOP Live Updates

Wednesday, November 24, 2021 to Wednesday, November 24, 2021

Event #5: No Limit Hold'em Colossus

  • Buy-in: €550
  • Prizepool: tbd
  • Entries: tbd
  • Remaining: 1


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Friday, November 26, 2021 9:21 PM Local Time (about 54 days and 0 hour ago)
Kabrhel Bags Huge After Day 1d in Event #5: €550 No-Limit Hold'em COLOSSUS

Martin Kabrhel

It was a wild end to Day 1d in Event #5: €550 No-Limit Hold'em COLOSSUS where 77 players will be advancing to Day 2 of the 688 total entries. In the last few hands of the night, Martin Kabrhel scooped the largest pot of the tournament thus far to bag a whopping 980,000 chips.

Kabrhel already has two World Series of Poker gold bracelets that he has won right here at King's Casino. Kabrhel entered the tournament for the second time just before late registration closed. He managed to run up a stack to over 400,000 before the bubble came along, and in one of the last hands of the night, he collided with Charles Motamedi in a monster pot.

Kabrhel managed to scoop the pot with just a pair of jacks and eliminated Motamedi in the process. Kabrhel currently holds the overall chip lead by quite some margin with his nearest competitor being Nawroz Gaff. In the latter stages of the day, Gaff vaulted to the top of the leaderboard as well and finished the day with 658,000 chips. Cenk Oguz rounds out the top three counts for Day 1d as he finished with a healthy stack of 600,000.

This was the third of four starting flights for this event and it was the largest one thus far. A total of 688 entries were recorded with the player-cap being increased to 1,000 and only one flight running each day. Some notables that fell short of reaching the end of the day include Michal Mrakes, Max Pescatori, Zhong Chen, and Floor ten Zijthof.

Once again, the bubble was reached just after the last break of the day. It only took a couple of hands in the -hand-for-hand process until Zhao Feng got all of his chips in the middle with pocket jacks. Unfortunately for him, Henning Wendlandt woke up with pocket queens and Feng was unable to improve. The remaining 104 players were all guaranteed at least €895 for a min-cash.

Event #5: €550 NLH COLOSSUS Schedule

Thursday, November 25Day 1b12 p.m.After Level 1842743
Thursday, November 25Day 1c6 p.m.After Level 1836338
Friday, November 26Day 1d10 a.m.After Level 1868877
Saturday, November 27Day 1f10 a.m.After Level 18--
Sunday, November 28Day 22 p.m.9 Players Remain--
Monday, November 29Day 31 p.m.End of Event  

The action will resume tomorrow with the last starting flight for this event. The cards are scheduled to be in the air at 10 a.m. with another 18 levels on tap for Day 1f. Any players that have not yet bagged chips for Day 2 are eligible to register and take another shot at advancing.

The PokerNews live reporting team will be on the tournament floor to bring you all of the live updates throughout the event.

Friday, November 26, 2021 8:52 PM Local Time (about 54 days and 1 hour ago)
End of Day Chip Counts
Martin Kabrhel980,000120,000
Nawroz Gaff658,000548,000
Cenk Oguz600,000
Randee Clybouw525,000
Friedrich Schiller497,000
Bleron Maliqi467,000
Olav Genemans466,000
Yehuda Cohen143,00032,500
Jonathan Abdellatif142,000
Tobias Peters120,000-25,000
Pete Chen86,00017,200
Friday, November 26, 2021 8:43 PM Local Time (about 54 days and 1 hour ago)
Kabrhel Vaults to the Lead in the Last Hands

Martin Kabrhel raised to 15,000 in middle position and Charles Motamedi called from the small blind. The flop came     and Motamedi check-called a bet of 30,000 from Kabrhel.

The turn brought the   and Motamedi checked again. Kabrhel counted out a bet of 60,000 and Motamedi check-raised to 135,000. Kabrhel called and the   completed the board.

Motamedi checked for the third time and Kabrhel shoved all in for around 280,000. Motamedi counted his own stack which was about 260,000 and went into the tank. After a couple of minutes, he finally called and saw the bad news. Kabrhel tabled    and Motamedi could only muster   .

Martin Kabrhel860,000438,000
Charles Motamedi0
Friday, November 26, 2021 8:28 PM Local Time (about 54 days and 1 hour ago)
Last Five Hands of the Night

The tournament clock has been paused with 10 minutes remaining in level 18. Each table will play five more hands before the bagging process begins.

Friday, November 26, 2021 8:21 PM Local Time (about 54 days and 1 hour ago)
Sigurjonsson Takes a Couple of Beats

Gudmundur Sigurjonsson raised it up in early position and Roberto Manfredi shoved all in for 32,000 on his left. The action folded back to Sigurjonsson who quickly called.

Manfredi showed    and was up against the    of Sigurjonsson. The board ran out       and Manfredi made a flush to score a small double up.

On the next hand, Sigurjonsson and Alexander Huss got all of the chips in the middle with Huss at risk for 113,000. Huss held    and was dominating Sigurjonsson's   . The board ran out       and Huss took his turn for a double up.

Alexander Huss232,000
Gudmundur Sigurjonsson150,000150,000
Roberto Manfredi72,00047,000
Friday, November 26, 2021 8:06 PM Local Time (about 54 days and 1 hour ago)
Level 18 started
Level: 18
Blinds: 3,000/6,000
Ante: 6,000
Friday, November 26, 2021 8:03 PM Local Time (about 54 days and 1 hour ago)
Wendlandt Eliminates Feng on the Bubble

Zhao Feng

Henning Wendlandt and Zhao Fang got all of their chips in the middle with Fang being the player at risk for around 100,000. Once all of the action was complete at the other tables, the two hands were turned face up.

Zhao Feng:   
Henning Wendlandt:   

The flop came     and Wendlandt held the lead with his pocket queens. The   on the turn left Feng drawing to just two outs and the   on the river was not one of them.

Henning Wendlandt278,000278,000
Zhao Feng00
Friday, November 26, 2021 8:01 PM Local Time (about 54 days and 1 hour ago)
PN Podcast: Interviews w/ WSOP Main Event Champ Koray Aldemir, Vince Vaughn & Eli Elezra
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PokerNews Podcast

On the latest episode of the PokerNews Podcast, Sarah Herring, Jeff Platt and Chad Holloway come to you from the 2021 World Series of Poker (WSOP)!

They recap the 2021 WSOP $10,000 Main Event, which was won by Koray Aldemir, and highlight other recent bracelet winners including Brian Hastings, Chad Himmelspach, and David Moses.

They also offer an interview with actor and new WSOP Master of Ceremonies Vince Vaughn, as well as one with new Poker Hall of Fame inductee Eli Elezra. Also, hear the crew discuss rumors concerning the WSOP's upcoming move to the Las Vegas Strip and what the future may hold for the aforementioned Poker Hall of Fame.

Click here to listen to the new PN Podcast!

Friday, November 26, 2021 7:48 PM Local Time (about 54 days and 2 hours ago)
Hand-for-Hand Begins

A loud bang on the table came from Table 110 as the field was just two players away from the money. Medet Kilinc and Sebastian Kovaci got all of their chips in the middle preflop with Kovaci being the player at risk for around 75,000.

Kilinc held    against the    of Kovaci. The board ran out       and Kilinc found a straight on the river to eliminate Kovaci. The tournament will now proceed hand-for-hand on the money bubble.

Medet Kilinc225,000225,000
Sebastian Kovaci0
Friday, November 26, 2021 7:29 PM Local Time (about 54 days and 2 hours ago)
Level 17 started
Level: 17
Blinds: 3,000/5,000
Ante: 5,000
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Friday, November 26, 2021 7:16 PM Local Time (about 54 days and 2 hours ago)
Last Break of the Night

The remaining 110 players are heading on their last 15-minute break of the night. There will be a total of 104 places paid with a min-cash being worth €895.

Friday, November 26, 2021 7:11 PM Local Time (about 54 days and 2 hours ago)
Everything is a Cooler

Martin Kabrhel

Klaus Schiefer opened to 8,000 in early position and was called by Milad Oghabian in the cutoff and Martin Kabrhel in the small blind.

The flop came     and the action checked to Oghabian who bet 20,000. Kabrhel called and Schiefer jammed all in for 101,000. Oghabian quickly folded and Kabrhel asked if it was a bluff, to which Schiefer responded with a "yes". Kabrhel quickly flicked in a chip to call and tabled his    which was up against the    of Schiefer.

The   on the turn also gave Schiefer a straight draw but the   on the river bricked everything. Kabrhel collected the pot and Schiefer headed for the exit.

"It was a cooler," Kabrhel said. "Everything is a cooler."

Martin Kabrhel422,000417,000
Klaus Schiefer0
Friday, November 26, 2021 7:05 PM Local Time (about 54 days and 2 hours ago)
Andersen Takes Out Vignoboul

Thierry Vignoboul raised to 15,000 in the hijack and Jesper Andersen pushed all in for 128,000 on the button. The blinds folded and Vignoboul called off his stack of 106,000.

Thierry Vignoboul:   
Jesper Andersen:   

The flop came     to give Andersen the lead with a pair of jacks. The   on the turn gave Vignoboul a straight draw but the   on the river bricked out.

Jesper Andersen237,000
Thierry Vignoboul0-183,000
Friday, November 26, 2021 6:55 PM Local Time (about 54 days and 3 hours ago)
Peters Shows a Bluff

With around 40,000 in the middle and the board reading     , Tobias Peters checked to Munkhbayar Nyamsuren who bet 31,000. Peters check-raised all in for 74,000 and Nyamsuren asked for a count before laying his hand down.

Peters showed the table his    for just jack-high and Nyamsuren was left shaking his head as Peters dragged in the pot.

Munkhbayar Nyamsuren190,00073,500
Tobias Peters145,000120,000
Friday, November 26, 2021 6:44 PM Local Time (about 54 days and 3 hours ago)
Level 16 started
Level: 16
Blinds: 2,000/4,000
Ante: 4,000
Velo 690x150
Friday, November 26, 2021 6:38 PM Local Time (about 54 days and 3 hours ago)
Recent Eliminations
Mykola Kostyrko0-83,500
Dario Quattrucci0-137,000
Christos Theodoridis0-72,000
George Marin0-27,500
Floor ten Zijthof0-25,000
Maximilian Frese0-224,500
Stefan Raschbauer0-25,000
Michal Mrakes0-33,000
Dominik Heinrich0-85,500
Max Pescatori0-29,200
Friday, November 26, 2021 6:34 PM Local Time (about 54 days and 3 hours ago)
Richards Rivers a Flush

Christopher Richards raised it up from middle position and Stefan Neurauter defended from the big blind. The flop came     and both players checked to the   on the turn.

Neurauter checked again and Richards tossed in a bet of 10,000. Neurauter called and the   completed the board. Neurauter checked once more and Richards dropped in a bet of 20,000. Neurauter instantly called and Richards turned over    for the nut flush which won the pot.

Christopher Richards290,000
Stefan Neurauter60,000
Friday, November 26, 2021 6:16 PM Local Time (about 54 days and 3 hours ago)
Level 15 started
Level: 15
Blinds: 1,500/3,000
Ante: 3,000
Friday, November 26, 2021 6:11 PM Local Time (about 54 days and 3 hours ago)
Overgaard Goes Runner-Runner to Top the Leaderboard

Tim Overgaard and Radek Mlcak were two of the bigger stacks in the tournament and found themselves sitting across from each other on the same table. On a flop of    , Overgaard tossed in a bet of 9,000 from middle position and Mlcak called on the button.

The turn brought the   and Overgaard fired out another bet of 30,000. Mlcak still called and the   completed the board. Overgaard reached back for a bet of 120,000 and Mlcak asked for a count before flicking in a call.

Overgaard turned over    for a runner-runner flush and Mlcak was forced to muck his cards. Mlcak was left with just 39,000 after the hand and was eliminated shortly after.

Tim Overgaard445,000297,500
Radek Mlcak0-208,000
Friday, November 26, 2021 6:02 PM Local Time (about 54 days and 3 hours ago)
Shalamai Kicks Gorczak to the Rail

Christian Gorczak raised it up from the cutoff and Kostiantyn Shalamai three-bet on the button. Gorczak responded with a four-bet all in that Shalamai quickly called.

Gorczak turned over    but was dominated by the    of Shalamai. The board ran out       and Shalamai's ace-high held up for the win. After the chips were counted, Gorczak started the hand with 93,500 and Shalamai barely had him covered with 94,500.

Kostiantyn Shalamai191,000191,000
Christian Gorczak00