2017 World Series of Poker

Event #5: THE COLOSSUS III - $565 No-Limit Hold'em
Dias: 3

Raul Martinez Requena Leads to Start Day 3 of Colossus III

2017 Bracelet
2017 Bracelet

Event #5 of the 2017 World Series of Poker at the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino continues today as the Colossus III reaches the penultimate day in the search for a new champion and gold bracelet winner.

A total of 18,054 entries and 9,074 unique players over six starting flights generated a prize pool of $9,027,000 with the eventual winner guaranteed $1,000,000.

Day 2 was a whirlwind of eliminations as the field was scythed down from a starting number of 634 to today’s returning 41 players after 10 one-hour levels of play wrapping up at 3 am.

Raul Martinez Requena from the U.K. is the man out in front as the Day 3 chip leader on 5,270,000, while Erkut Yilmaz sits in second on 5,150,000 with Pojana Jenne currently in third with 4,700,000.

Other notables still in the hunt for a gold bracelet include Matt Affleck (2,890,000), Tom Hall (930,000), Gavin O'Rourke (3,000,000) and Michael Telker (2,155,000).

Today the survivors will play down to a final table of nine before they bag up their chips. Levels remain at one hour with breaks every two levels and a one-hour dinner break after Level 6 coming at approximately 8:30 pm. The clock will begin at Level 29 which is 40,000 / 80,000 with a ante of 10,000.

Cards are in the air at 2 p.m. in Brasilia over at Tables 700-713.

PokerNews is proud to return as the official Live Reporting partner of the WSOP 2017 so stay tuned as we bring you all the action from the felt as the Colossus strides on towards crowning a new champion who will become a millionaire.

RoomTableSeatPlayerCountryChip CountBig Blinds
Brasilia7001Robert HankinsUnited States2,400,00030
Brasilia7002Jason OrrellUnited States2,055,00026
Brasilia7003Alexander BortehUnited States630,0008
Brasilia7004Erkut YilmazUnited States5,150,00064
Brasilia7005Luke BreretonUnited Kingdom2,190,00027
Brasilia7006Yulius SepmanRussia2,770,00035
Brasilia7008Michael TelkerUnited States2,155,00027
Brasilia7009Raul Martinez RequenaUnited Kingdom5,270,00066
Brasilia7041Thomas HallUnited Kingdom930,00012
Brasilia7042Ron JenkinsUnited States1,140,00014
Brasilia7043Pojana JenneUnited States4,700,00059
Brasilia7044John HannaUnited States1,285,00016
Brasilia7045Guifang LiuUnited States700,0009
Brasilia7046Anthony UtnageUnited States865,00011
Brasilia7047Mark ScacewaterUnited States2,800,00035
Brasilia7049Tony SinishtajUnited States2,875,00036
Brasilia7081Hugo PerezUnited States3,935,00049
Brasilia7082Justin GishUnited States1,050,00013
Brasilia7083Robert WebbUnited States1,640,00021
Brasilia7084Ronald LemcoUnited States630,0008
Brasilia7085Mark BabekovUnited States1,434,00018
Brasilia7086Farid Labib-KiyarashUnited States2,245,00028
Brasilia7087Luke VrabelUnited States2,600,00033
Brasilia7088Daniel PlacenciaUnited States855,00011
Brasilia7089Taylor BlackUnited States4,275,00053
Brasilia7121Massoud EskandariUnited States1,220,00015
Brasilia7122Christopher MittsUnited States4,680,00059
Brasilia7124Mark Johnson JrUnited States890,00011
Brasilia7125Benjamin JonesUnited States2,485,00031
Brasilia7126Matt AffleckUnited States2,890,00036
Brasilia7127Taylor PollardUnited States2,820,00035
Brasilia7128Gavin O'RourkeIreland3,000,04038
Brasilia7129Thomas PomponioUnited States4,265,00053
Brasilia7131Kent CoppockUnited States2,125,00027
Brasilia7132Chad DavisUnited States460,0006
Brasilia7133Satsuki OchiaiJapan1,080,00014
Brasilia7134Ardavan YazdiUnited States3,735,00047
Brasilia7135Robert ElliottUnited States1,800,00023
Brasilia7136Ralph MasseyUnited States1,500,00019
Brasilia7137Steven LausonUnited States380,0005
Brasilia7139Alexandru MasekUnited States1,005,00013

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