2017 World Series of Poker Europe

Event #5: THE COLOSSUS - €550 No-Limit Hold'em
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2017 World Series of Poker Europe

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Event Info
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300,000 / 600,000

Event #5: THE COLOSSUS - €550 No-Limit Hold'em

Dia 1a Terminado

Stanislaw Miadzel Leads After COLOSSUS Day 1a

Nível 16 : 2,000/4,000, 500 ante
Stanislav Mertsen
Stanislav Mertsen

A total of 155 players entered on Day 1a of the 2017 WSOPE COLOSSUS, and just 11 players will be advancing after a truncated opening flight. The top 24 were in the money and the remaining players are led by Stanislaw Miadzel (273,000), one of just two players over the 200,000 mark.

The other player is Fahredin Mustafov (206,000), who is no stranger to bagging big stacks going into Day 2. The Bulgarian was the overall chip leader heading into Day 2 of the €550 Pot-Limit Omaha, but will be looking for a better start to Day 2 of this tournament, having been one of the first to bust when the Omaha resumed.

The big names advancing from Day 1a are former November Niner Kenny Hallaert (190,000) and bracelet winner Mike Leah (166,500).

Here is a full list of those advancing:

NameCountryChip Count
Stanislaw MiadzelPoland273,000
Fahredin MustafovBulgaria206,000
Kenny HallaertBelgium190,000
Ivaylo SivinovBulgaria177,000
Mike LeahCanada166,500
Zoltan BartusHungary148,000
Salvatore CamardaItaly106,000
Rene CrhaCzech Republic85,500
Martin UrbanekCzech Republic85,000
Krasimir YankovBulgaria56,500
Oleh HaisiukUkraine55,000

There was a glut of WSOP talent at the tables early on Day 1A of the COLOSSUS, with former bracelet winners Kristen Bicknell, Martin Kabrhel and Barny Boatman at the tables. 2015 WSOPE Main Event winner Kevin MacPhee also made an appearance, as well as 2017 WSOPE bracelet winner Andreas Klatt.

However, none of the above-mentioned would make it far into the day.

With just 24 players making the cash it didn't take long for the field to whittle itself down, and here are the players who made the money on Day 1a:

12Sebastien ZeiterAustriaEUR 1,227
13Radu-Florentin ChirilaRomaniaEUR 1,030
14Michael SklenickaCzech RepublicEUR 1,030
15Ngoc Minh HoangCzech RepublicEUR 1,030
16Artan DedushaRomaniaEUR 889
17Tommy AnkalaGermanyEUR 889
18Stefan BachmannGermanyEUR 889
19Ismael BojangAustriaEUR 789
20Khaled AliCzech RepublicEUR 789
21Fabrice HalleuxBelgiumEUR 789
22Waldemar KopylGermanyEUR 789
23Roland IsraelashviliUnited StatesEUR 789
24Sorin PruteanuRomaniaEUR 789

Stay tuned to PokerNews.com to catch all the action from the remaining starting flights of THE COLOSSUS live from King's Casino Rozvadov.

Tags: Andreas KlattBarny BoatmanFabrice HalleuxFahredin MustafovKenny HallaertKevin MacPheeKrasimir YankovKristen BicknellMartin KabrhelMichael SklenickaMike LeahNgoc Minh HoangRadu Florentin ChirilaRene CrhaRoland IsraelashviliSalvatore CamardaSorin PruteanuStanislav MertsenStefan BachmannTommy AnkalaWaldemar KopylZoltan Bartus

Play Down to 11

Nível 16 : 2,000/4,000, 500 ante

With the eliminations of Sebastien Reiter and Radu Florentin Chirila, Day 1A of THE COLOSSUS is down to 11 players and they are bagging up for the evening with 20:13 left in Level 17.

Stay tuned to PokerNews.com for a full recap of the day's action.

Jogador Fichas Progresso
Sebastien Reiter at
Sebastien Reiter
Radu Florentin Chirila ro
Radu Florentin Chirila

Sklenicka Eliminated

Nível 16 : 2,000/4,000, 500 ante

In the last hand before the break, Michael Sklenicka limped in the cutoff and Salvatore Camarda moved all in for 100,000 from the small blind. Sklenicka called with Aces against the Deuces of Camarda. There was a deuce on the turn and that sent Camarda to the rail.

That means just 13 players are coming back from the break, with only the final 11 bagging up for Day 2.

Jogador Fichas Progresso
Salvatore Camarda it
Salvatore Camarda
150,000 35,000
Michael Sklenicka cz
Michael Sklenicka

Tags: Michael SklenickaSalvatore Camarda

Nível: 17

Blinds: 2,500/5,000

Ante: 500

Hoang Eliminated

Nível 16 : 2,000/4,000, 500 ante

Ngoc Minh Hoang moved all in from under the gun. It folded to Fahredin Mustafov in the big blind who called.

Ngoc Minh Hoang: {10-Spades}{10-Hearts}
Fahredin Mustafov: {q-Clubs}{5-Clubs}

The flop came Queen high giving Mustafov the lead {q-Hearts}{6-Diamonds}{4-Spades}. The turn was the {5-Diamonds} and the river the {4-Hearts} meaning Hoang was eliminated.

Jogador Fichas Progresso
Fahredin Mustafov bg
Fahredin Mustafov
200,000 70,000
Ngoc Minh Hoang cz
Ngoc Minh Hoang

Tags: Fahredin MustafovNgoc Minh Hoang

Standing Up Works For Chirila

Nível 16 : 2,000/4,000, 500 ante

Kenny Hallaert: {a-Spades}{2-Spades}
Radu Florentin Chirila: {q-Clubs}{j-Diamonds}

There was a pair on the flop for Kenny Hallaert in an all-in pot against Radu Florentin Chirila as it came {6-Diamonds}{2-Hearts}{4-Spades}. The turn was the {10-Diamonds} and Chirila got to his feet. The river however was the {j-Clubs} and Chirila quickly sat back down and raked in a small but meaningful double up.

Jogador Fichas Progresso
Kenny Hallaert be
Kenny Hallaert
140,000 -10,000
Radu Florentin Chirila ro
Radu Florentin Chirila
20,000 -13,000

Tags: Kenny HallaertRadu Florentin Chirila

Ankala and Dedusha Eliminated; Sklenicka Chops to Stay Alive

Nível 16 : 2,000/4,000, 500 ante
Artan Dedusha
Artan Dedusha

After Tommy Ankala's elimination, it was all-in pre-flop between Artan Dedusha and Zoltan Bartus.

Zoltan Bartus: {a-Clubs}{9-Clubs}
Artan Dedusha: {a-}{j-}

Dedusha looked in good shape after the {8-Clubs}{7-Spades}{a-Spades} flop, but the {4-Clubs} turn and 5c] river gave Bartus a flush and sent Dedusha to the rail.

Meanwhile, at the other table, Michael Sklenicka was all in against Kenny Hallaert.

Michael Sklenicka: {q-Clubs}{k-Spades}
Kenny Hallaert: {a-Hearts}{q-Hearts}

The board ran out {4-Hearts}{9-Clubs}{4-Spades}{9-Hearts}{4-Diamonds} giving a full house to both players, but Hallaert failed to realise that, waggling his {a-Hearts} for the dealer before realising it was a split pot.

Hallaert, a part-time tournament director, realised his mistake and released his cards and apologised to the table.

Jogador Fichas Progresso
Stanislaw Miadzel pl
Stanislaw Miadzel
275,000 125,000
Day 1A Chip Leader
Zoltan Bartus hu
Zoltan Bartus
160,000 55,000
Kenny Hallaert be
Kenny Hallaert
150,000 -28,000
Michael Sklenicka cz
Michael Sklenicka
35,000 24,000
Tommy Ankala de
Tommy Ankala
Artan Dedusha gb
Artan Dedusha

Tags: Kenny HallaertMichael SklenickaTommy AnkalaZoltan Bartus