Welcome to Day 4 of Event #7: $565 COLOSSUS No-Limit Hold'em where cards will be in the air in just a few hours at 2 p.m. local time. After three long days of poker the massive 13,070 entry field is down to the final table.
USA's Sang Liu is leading the way with 18,205,000 after catching fire late on Day 3. The relatively unknown Liu has just five recorded tournament cashes on his Hendon Mob for $7,399. Liu has already locked up his largest career score and is now guaranteed at least $57,425.
Liu vaulted to the top of the chip counts holding against the of Michael Cohen on the flop. All of the chips went in the middle and the turn improved Liu to a full house leaving Cohen drawing to just one out. The river sealed the deal for Liu eliminating Cohen in 11th and moving Liu into the chip lead.
|FT||1||John Racener||United States||3,540,000|
|FT||2||Sang Liu||United States||18,205,000|
|FT||4||Timothy Miles||United States||2,810,000|
|FT||5||Steven Jones||United States||1,300,000|
|FT||6||Scott Margereson||United Kingdom||13,855,000|
|FT||7||Joel Wurtzel||United States||8,375,000|
|FT||9||Song Choe||United States||5,835,000|
There are no shortage of story lines here on Day 4 of the Colossus as the massive 13,070 is has been whittled down to the final nine. The ever consistent John Racener has his sights set on his second WSOP bracelet after winning the 2017 WSOP $10,000 Dealer's Choice - 6 Handed Championship for $273,962.
The 2010 WSOP Main Event runner-up will be joined by another Florida pro as Timothy Miles makes his second WSOP final table appearance. Miles fell just short of winning his first WSOP bracelet when he finished third in a $1,500 no-limit hold'em event last year for $176,455.
The United Kingdom's Scott Margereson sits second in the chip counts with 13,855,000. Margereson is fresh off his largest career tournament cash after winning the SHRPO $3,500 No Limit Hold'em-WPT Showdown Championship. Margereson bested the stacked 1,390 entry field, defeating Faraz Jaka heads-up to take home $697,740 and his first WPT title.
He is also no stranger to the virtual felt, earning over $4,000,000 playing under the online moniker "Aggro Santos" and currently ranks 150th worldwide in the online poker world according to the Pocket Fives database.
Today the final nine players will return to the Brasilia to battle it out for the massive $1,000,000 first prize and the coveted bracelet. Play will restart in Level 33 with the blinds at 80,000/160,000 with a 20,000 ante. There will be a 15-minute break after every two levels.
Stay tuned to PokerNews to follow all the action as we find out together who from the massive 13,070-entry field will be crowned this year's Colossus champion and earn a $1,000,000 payday along with the most coveted jewelry in the game.
Gunther DumskyJoel WurtzelJohn RacenerRoberly FelicioSang LiuScott MargeresonSong ChoeSteven JonesTimothy Miles