The fourth and final of Event #61: COLOSSUS - $400 No Limit Hold'em starts today at 12 p.m, and this will be an extra day as the organizers originally planned for this legendary tournament only to be a three-day event. Only eight players remain of the 13,109 total entries, with one champion about to be crowned.
Greek player Georgios Kapalas bagged the chip lead at the end of Day 3 with 105,700,000. He will be up against talented opposition, starting with World Series of Poker gold bracelet winner Andrew Barber, who sits a close second with 89,300,000 in chips. Barber has the most WSOP cashes out of the remaining eight players with a total of 48 results and a total of $801,881 in WSOP earnings.
The other six remaining players are Maksim Kalman (85,500,000), Ryan Depaulo (72,400,000), Juan Lopez (56,500,000), Sejin Park (48,400,000), Norson Saho (47,900,000) and Patrick Miller (18,500,000), who goes into play as a pretty drastic short stack. Here's the full line-up.
Final Table Seat Draw
|Seat||Player||Country||Chip Count||Big Blinds|
|2||Andrew Barber||United States||89,300,000||45|
|3||Maksim Kalman||United States||85,500,000||43|
|5||Patrick Miller||United States||18,500,000||9|
|6||Ryan Depaulo||United States||72,400,000||36|
|7||Juan Lopez||United States||56,500,000||28|
|8||Sejin Park||South Korea||48,400,000||24|
All of the players are guaranteed a payout of $53,925, but they are all battling for the $451,272 first place prize and the coveted World Series of Poker gold bracelet.
This tournament will resume at 12 noon today with 19 minutes left in Level 42 which has blinds of 1,000,000/2,000,000, and a big blind ante of 2,000,000, with action streamed all the way until a champion is crowned. Make sure to stay tuned in to PokerNews for all the latest updates.