Calzoni Leads Final Ten Players in the COLOSSUS with Ricci in Third Place
After more than fourteen hours on Day 2 of Event #5: €550 COLOSSUS has come to an end with ten players making it through to the final day on Monday, November 29. The four starting flights had 2,478 entires which created a prize pool of €1,177,050 for the eventual winner to walk away with €147,775, the WSOP gold bracelet, and a ticket for the WSOPE Main Event.
Coming back with the chip lead is Matteo Calzoni with 14,375,000 in chips. He is joined by Riadh Farhat (12,200,000) and Andrea Ricci (9,075,000) in the top three. They have Zlatin Penev, Fotios Ntamaris, Edmond Jahjaga, Roman Krahula, Gabriele Re, Merijn van Rooij, and Aureio Reggi with them on the final table.
COLOSSUS Final Day Chip Counts
|Rank||Player||Country||Chip Counts||Big Blinds|
|7||Roman Krahula||Czech Republic||2,800,000||9|
|9||Merijn van Rooij||Netherlands||2,425,000||8|
There were 308 survivors who had all secured at least €1,120 each but were all looking to climb that pay ladder. Many familiar names like Antonello Ferraiuoli, Pete Chen, [b[PLAYER="jerry-odeen"]Jerry Odeen[/PLAYER][/b], and many more failed to get to the later part of the day.
Calzoni was on the road to the top when he first knocked out Floor ten Zijthof and then Martin Kabrhel in 22nd place to give him over 11 million. The eliminations didn't go any slower and when they still had to play four more hands, Nicolae Modrea busted in the final one to the queens of Farhat.
When play resumes at 10 a.m. CET here at the King's Resort, the unofficial final table will be played at the feature table. The level duration will remain 40 minutes long with a break after every three levels. The first level of the day will feature a small blind of 150,000, a big blind of 300,000, and a big blind ante of 300,000.
The PokerNews live reporting team will be there from the start with ten players with live updates until the start of the official final table and then follow the delay of the WSOP Youtube stream which is estimated to start at 6 p.m. CET.
All prize money mentioned above has a WSOPE Main Event Ticket worth €10,350 added to it)