Sunday, June 30, 2019 7:02 PM Local Time
Sejiin Park Wins $451,272 and 2019's Second Bracelet for South Korea in the COLOSSUS
After less than five hours of play over 125 hands, the 2019 World Series of Poker Event #61: COLOSSUS - $400 No-Limit Hold'em crowned its winner in Sejin Park who won the second WSOP gold bracelet for South Korea this summer.
Aside from the bracelet, Park also took home $451,272 as the lion share of the $4,391,515 total prize pool, which was created by the 13,109 entrants over two starting days. Park defeated Greece's Georgios Kapalas heads up with the Greek taking a consolation prize of $278,881.
Park's victory was the first-ever bracelet for South Korea in an open event. When he found about it he responded: "I actually had no idea I was the first. My friend [Jiyoung Kim] won the ladies event earlier this summer, but knowing I am the first in an open event makes me even happier."
Park mainly plays cash games in Macau and hardly ever ventures into the tournament circuit. His win smashes his previous cashes by a mile. He added: "I didn't expect a lot from this tournament, with such a low buy-in I knew there would be a lot of entries."
COLOSSUS Final Table Results
|1||Sejin Park||South Korea||$451,272|
|3||Ryan Depaulo||United States||$208,643|
|4||Juan Lopez||United States||$157,106|
|5||Andrew Barber||United States||$119,072|
|7||Patrick Miller||United States||$69,757|
|8||Maksim Kalman||United States||$53,925|
Final Table Action
The final eight players returned to the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino at noon local time to play down to a winner with nineteen minutes left in Level 42. Kapalas kept building on his chip lead throughout the first part of the day.
Patrick Miller started the day as the short stack but managed to find a double-up through Norson Saho with ace-five while Saho held ace-deuce. Saho then became the short stack and doubled up through Park which became a bit of a theme for the rest of the day as the various short stacks kept doubling up or chopping pots.
Park doubled up once more with pocket nines before the curtains fell for Maksim Kalman when he three-bet shoved with king-jack and was called by Andrew Barber, who held the pocket jacks. Even though Kalman picked up a straight and flush draw on the turn, he bricked the river to be sent to the payout desk to collect $53,925.
Miller picked up a pay jump but left the final table in seventh place for $69,757 when his ace-seven couldn't win against the king-queen of Kapalas who turned two pair the higher two pair to eliminate him.
Ryan Depaulo, Saho, and Park all doubled up while Kapalas was using his big stack to keep the pressure on the short stacks. The noisy Brazilian rail was on par with the Greek one but they made their way out of the tournament area when Saho got his last nine big blinds in with pocket queens when he called Park's shove. Park, who barely had the bigger stack, held ace-five and found another ace on the river to send Saho away in sixth place. Park then doubled through Kapalas to take over the chip lead.
Juan Lopez also doubled up through Kapalas to stay alive. Depaulo and Barber then doubled up after that. Nine hands later, Kapalas raised big and Barber called off with ace-trey in the first hand after a break. Kapalas found pocket rockets and they held to send Barber out the door for $119,072, some of which he planned to donate to charity.
Lopez found another double-up for a glimmer of hope, but a mere 20 minutes later, he shoved his last chips in from the small blind with ace-trey. Park held queen-ten and flopped a pair of queens and even improved to a flush to send Lopez packing in fourth place for $157,106.
Two hands later, Depaulo, who is also known from his Youtube channel: Ryan Depaulo: Degenerate Gambler, was done for the day after he shoved the last of his chips in after Kapalas had bet on the king-eight-four flop. Depaulo hit middle pair but Kapalas was ahead with the overpair of aces. The rest of the runout didn't change anything as Depaulo and his rail sporting the same caps made their way out of the feature table stage.
Heads-up play only lasted thirteen hands in which Park ground Kapalas down hard. In the end, Kapalas shoved his last eight blinds in with ace-trey after Park had raised with king-deuce. Park flopped trip deuces and held on for the rest of the board for the Korean rail, which also included Jiyoung Kim who won the Ladies Championship earlier this week, to celebrate loudly while the Greeks consoled Kapalas with his runner-up finish, which was his best ever career-cash and more than doubled his previous personal best.
Park gave credit to Kim for being on his rail alongside his other friend: "I would talk strategy during the break with them and it was a tremendous help."
It marked Park's first time in Las Vegas for the WSOP and he is definitely going to play some more tournaments this year. One tournament which is 100% on his radar is the Main Event because that is the main reason why he came over to this side of the world.
The PokerNews live reporting team will be there too to bring you all the action until the final cards have been dealt this summer and will follow his progress to see if he can bring a second bracelet back with him to Asia.
Sunday, June 30, 2019 5:53 PM Local Time
Georgios Kapalas Eliminated in 2nd Place ($278,881)
Hand #131: Park raised to 25,000,000 from the button and Kapalas shoved for 78,000,000. Park confirmed the amount with the dealer and then flicked in the chip for the call.
The flop came for Park to hit trip deuces to jump ahead while the South Korean rail cheered loudly.
The turn was the for Kapalas to pick up a chance to chop if another eight would come on the river.
The river completed the board with the for the tournament to be over as the deal was sealed and Park wins the 2nd bracelet for South Korea this summer.
Kapalas was sent to the payout desk to collect $278,881 for his efforts over the past days.
A recap of today's action is to follow.
|Sejin Park||524,000,000||88,000,000 |
|Georgios Kapalas||0||-88,000,000 |
Sunday, June 30, 2019 5:43 PM Local Time
Hands #129-130: Kapalas Getting Shorter and Shorter
Hand #129: Sejin Park raised to 25,000,000 from the button and Georgios Kapalas opted to fold.
Hand #130: Park got a walk.
|Sejin Park||436,000,000||19,000,000 |
|Georgios Kapalas||88,000,000||-45,000,000 |
Sunday, June 30, 2019 5:35 PM Local Time
Hands #123-128: Park Adds to His Chip Lead
Hand #124: Georgios Kapalas folded the button giving Sejin Park a walk.
Hand #125: Park raised to 30,000,000 on the button and Kapalas went all-in for 139,000,000 and Park snap-folded.
Hand #126: Kapalas limped the button and Park checked his option. The flop came and they both checked to the on the turn. Park led for 12,000,000 and took it down.
Hand #127: Park limped the button and Kapalas checked. The flop came , Kapalas checked and Park bet 12,000,000. Kapalas quickly folded.
Hand #128: Kapalas raised the button to 20,000,000 and Park called. The flop came , Park checked and Kapalas bet 16,000,000. Park made the call. The turn was the , Park checked again and Kapalas checked back. The hit the river and Park led out for 40,000,000, and Kapalas cards quickly hit the muck.
|Sejin Park||417,000,000||26,000,000 |
|Georgios Kapalas||133,000,000||-26,000,000 |
Sunday, June 30, 2019 5:28 PM Local Time
Hands #119-123: No Showdowns
Hand #119: Sejin Park raised to 20,000,000 from the button and Georgios Kapalas defended. The flop came , Kapalas quickly checked and Park led out for 13,000,000. Kapalas let his hand go.
Hand #120: Kapalas called on the button and Park checked. The flop came , Park check-folded to the 10,000,000 bet of Kapalas.
Hand #121: Park called on the button and Kapalas checked. The flop came , Kapalas check-folded to the 10,000,000 bet of Park.
Hand #122: Kapalas raised to 20,000,000 from the button and Park called. The flop came , Park check-folded to the 14,000,000 bet of Kapalas.
Hand #123: Park raised to 25,000,000 from the button and Kapalas let his hand go.
|Sejin Park||391,000,000||14,000,000 |
|Georgios Kapalas||159,000,000||12,000,000 |
Sunday, June 30, 2019 5:25 PM Local Time
Level 49 started
Sunday, June 30, 2019 5:25 PM Local Time
Hand #118: Heads-Up Play Started
Hand #118: Georgios Kapalas called on the button and Sejin Park opted to check. The flop came , Park looked at Kapalas and decided to bet 10,000,000. Kapalas called. The turn was the and Park slowed down by checking. Kapalas bet 18,000,000 and Park folded. The Greek rail cheered loudly while the melon has made its appearance on the table as the Greek mascotte or at least of this group of Greeks.
Sunday, June 30, 2019 5:15 PM Local Time
Ryan Depaulo Eliminated in 3rd Place ($208,643)
Hand #117: Georgios Kapalas limped the small blind and Ryan Depaulo checked his option. The flop fell , Kapalas bet 8,000,00 and Depaulo raised all-in and Kapalas called.
The turn was the and the river was the eliminating Depaulo in third place
The players were sent for a 5-minute break as they prepared the table for heads-up play.
|Sejin Park||377,000,000||-8,000,000 |
|Georgios Kapalas||147,000,000||47,000,000 |
|Ryan Depaulo||0||-60,000,000 |
Sunday, June 30, 2019 5:13 PM Local Time
Hand #116: Kapalas Gets a Walk
Hand #116: Georgios Kapalas got a walk.
Sunday, June 30, 2019 5:10 PM Local Time
Juan Lopez Eliminated in 4th Place ($157,106)
Hand #115: Lopez shoved from the small blind for 69,000,000 and Park called in the big blind.
The flop came for Park to hit a pair of queens but it also gave Lopez a shot at a Broadway. The turn was the for Lopez to have three outs left. The river completed the board with the for Park to improve to a flush to eliminate Lopez in fourth place for $157,106.
|Sejin Park||385,000,000||69,000,000 |
|Georgios Kapalas||100,000,000||0 |
|Ryan Depaulo||60,000,000||0 |
|Juan Lopez||0||-69,000,000 |
Sunday, June 30, 2019 5:09 PM Local Time
Hands #112-114: Another Chopped Pot
Hand #112: Sejin Park raised to 20,000,000 from the small blind and Georgios Kapalas folded his big blind.
Hand #113: Kapalas put Ryan Depaulo all-in from the small blind and Depaulo called for his tournament life.
The flop came for Kapalas to stay ahead. The greek rail shouted for a red board.
The turn was the to give Depauo outs for a chopped pot. The river completed the board with the for a chopped pot indeed as the flush was completed on the table.
Hand #114: Depaulo shoved from the small blind for 44,000,000 and Juan Lopez quickly folded his big blind after looking at his cards.
|Sejin Park||316,000,000||16,000,000 |
|Georgios Kapalas||100,000,000||4,000,000 |
|Juan Lopez||69,000,000||-16,000,000 |
|Ryan Depaulo||60,000,000||12,000,000 |
Sunday, June 30, 2019 4:58 PM Local Time
Hands #107-111: Park Keeps the Pressure On
Hand #107: Georgios Kapalas raised to 18,000,000 under-the-gun and Sejin Park called from the big blind. The flop came Park checked, and Kapalas checked behind. The turn was the , Park led for 15,000,000 and Kapalas folded.
Hand #108: Ryan Depaulo shoved all-in for 48,000,000 under-the-gun and took it down.
Hand #109: Park raised to 17,000,000 on the button and took down the blinds and ante.
Hand #110: Park raised under-the-gun to 17,000,000 and once again took it down.
Hand #111: Park took a walk.
|Sejin Park||300,000,000||66,000,000 |
|Georgios Kapalas||96,000,000||-38,000,000 |
|Juan Lopez||85,000,000||-24,000,000 |
|Ryan Depaulo||48,000,000||-4,000,000 |
Sunday, June 30, 2019 4:51 PM Local Time
Hands #102-106: Lopez Doubles Up
Hand #102: Sejin Park raised to 17,000,000 from under the gun and Juan Lopez shoved in the big blind. Park asked for a count and the dealer confirmed Lopez had 36,000,000 behind. Park called.
The board ran out for them to chop the pot.
Hand #103; Ryan Depaulo shoved from the button for 58,000,000 and got no action.
Hand #104: Depaulo shoved again, this time for 78,000,000 from under the gun and picked up the blinds and ante.
Hand #105: Juan Lopez shoved from under the gun for 38,000,000 and Ryan Depaulo called in the big blind.
The flop came for Depaulo to flop a gutshot to a wheel. The turn was the which didn't change anything. The river completed the board with the for Lopez to double up.
Hand #106: Park raised to 17,000,000 from under the gun and action folded to Lopez in the big blind. Lopez looked at his cards and glanced at Park before deciding to shove for 80,000,000. Park now took a few seconds before opting to fold.
|Sejin Park||234,000,000||-31,000,000 |
|Georgios Kapalas||134,000,000||-20,000,000 |
|Juan Lopez||109,000,000||49,000,000 |
|Ryan Depaulo||52,000,000||-14,000,000 |
Sunday, June 30, 2019 4:42 PM Local Time
Hands #97-101: Park Keeps Stackin'
Hand #97: Juan Lopez raised all-in under-the-gun for 48,000,000 and took down the blinds and ante.
Hand #98: Sejin Park raised to 17,000,000 under-the-gun and took it down.
Hand #99: Park got a walk.
Hand #100: Park limped in the small blind, and Georgios Kapalas checked his option. The flop came , and both players checked to the on the turn. Park bet out 11,000,000 and Kapalas folded.
Hand #101: Kapalas raised all-in for 70,000 in the small blind and Ryan Depaulo folded the big blind.
|Sejin Park||265,000,000||40,000,000 |
|Georgios Kapalas||154,000,000||0 |
|Ryan Depaulo||66,000,000||-32,000,000 |
|Juan Lopez||60,000,000||12,000,000 |
Sunday, June 30, 2019 4:36 PM Local Time
Andrew Barber Eliminated in 5th Place ($119,072)
Hand #96: Georgios Kapalas shoved from the small blind and Andrew Barber called in the big blind for his last 48,000,000.
The flop came for Barber to flop a pair of treys but keep Kapalas ahead. The turn was the which didn't change anything and the river completed the board with the for Barber to be eliminated in the first hand after the break
|Sejin Park||225,000,000||-1,000,000 |
|Georgios Kapalas||154,000,000||56,500,000 |
|Ryan Depaulo||98,000,000||-2,000,000 |
|Juan Lopez||48,000,000||-5,000,000 |
|Andrew Barber||0||-48,000,000 |
Sunday, June 30, 2019 4:32 PM Local Time
Level 48 started
Sunday, June 30, 2019 4:22 PM Local Time
The five remaining players have been sent for another 15-minute break.
Sunday, June 30, 2019 4:21 PM Local Time
Hands #89-95: Depaulo Check-Raises the Flop
Hand #89: Juan Lopez raised to 12,000,000 in the small blind and Sejin Park called. The flop came , Lopez checked quickly and Park bet out 10,000,000, and Lopez mucked.
Hand #90: Lopez raised all-in for 61,000,000 on the button and took it down.
Hand #91: Park raised to 14,000,000 on the button, Georgios Kapalas folded the small blind and Andrew Barber folded the big blind.
Hand #92: Park raised to 14,000,000 in the cutoff and took it down.
Hand #93: Ryan Depaulo limped the small blind and Lopez checked his option. The flop came , Depaulo checked, Lopez bet out 8,000,000 and Depaulo check-raised to 22,000,000 and Lopez folded.
Hand #94: Park took a walk.
Hand #95: Park called in the small blind and Kapalas checked his option. The flop came , Park bet out 7,000,000 and Kapalas called. The fell on the turn and both players checked to the on the river. Park led out for 20,000,000 and Kapalas folded.
|Sejin Park||226,000,000||61,000,000 |
|Ryan Depaulo||100,000,000||8,000,000 |
|Georgios Kapalas||97,500,000||-34,000,000 |
|Juan Lopez||53,000,000||-20,000,000 |
|Andrew Barber||48,000,000||-15,000,000 |
Sunday, June 30, 2019 4:08 PM Local Time
Hands #84-88: Depaulo and Barber Double Up
Hand #84: Ryan Depaulo shoved from the button for 61,500,000 and Sejin Park called in the big blind.
The flop came for Depaulo to hit top pair and his rail went crazy. The turn was the which meant Park was drawing dead as the completed the board and Depaulo doubled up.
Hand #85: Park raised to 20,000,000 from the small blind and Georgios Kapalas folded his big blind.
Hand #86: Juan Lopez shoved from the cutoff for 70,000,000 and Park tanked on the button. He ended up folding and so did the blinds.
Hand #87: Andrew Barber shoved for 28,500,000 from the small blind and Depaulo called in the big blind.
The flop came for Barber to hit trip aces immediately but it also gave Depaulo a gutshot to a Broadway. The turn was the which didn't change anything. The river completed the board with the for Depaulo to make two pair but those couldn't beat Barber's trips.
Hand #88: Park raised to 13,000,000 from under the gun and got no action.
|Sejin Park||165,000,000||-38,000,000 |
|Georgios Kapalas||131,500,000||-15,000,000 |
|Ryan Depaulo||92,000,000||30,500,000 |
|Juan Lopez||73,000,000||0 |
|Andrew Barber||63,000,000||22,500,000 |
Sunday, June 30, 2019 3:53 PM Local Time
Hands #79-83: A Couple of Double Ups
Hand #79: Georgios Kapalas raised to 98,500,000 under-the-gun and Sejin Park called off his 92,500,000 and both hands were tabled.
Park was in a dominating situation and the flop came giving each of them a pair, the turn was the and the river was the sealing Park's double up.
Hand #80: Juan Lopez raised all-in on the button for 30,500,000 and Kapalas thought about it for a few moments before calling.
The flop came giving Lopez a set of tens, the turn was the and the river was the to make Lopez a full house and double through Kapalas.
Hand #81: Lopez moved all-in for 70,000,000 in early position and took the blinds and ante down.
Hand #82: Ryan Depaulo got a walk.
Hand #83: Kapalas raised to 79,000,000 and Lopez counted his stack, but eventually let his hand go.
|Sejin Park||203,000,000||98,500,000 |
|Georgios Kapalas||146,500,000||-123,000,000 |
|Juan Lopez||73,000,000||39,500,000 |
|Ryan Depaulo||61,500,000||0 |
|Andrew Barber||40,500,000||-15,000,000 |