The word colossus is defined as something of “enormous size” and Event # 51: $ 400 Colossus No-Limit Hold’em it certainly fits that description.
Two days of start were seen 13,565 players distributed by the Paris and Bally’s ballrooms. Of this massive field, only 1,689 are still in search of the World Series of Poker bracelet when it starts on the 2nd at 10 a.m. local time.
Leading the way is Kao “Flexx” Saechaowhich managed to convert its initial stack of 40,000 into 1,514,000 for day 2. Old November Niner Bruno Politano (1,016,000), winner of the bracelet Ryan Laplante (755,000), who has already closed his 100th cash WSOP of his career, and PokerGo‘s Donnie Peters (597,000) also return with large batteries.
Event # 51: $ 400 Colossus No-Limit Hold’em Top 10 Day 2 Chip Counts
|Classification||Player||Chip count||Large blinds|
|1||Kao “Flexx” Saechao||1,514,000||126|
There are still others, but there is more in the middle of the package Joe Serock (373,000) and two Main Event finalists, Nick Marchington (311,000) i Alexandre “Papo MC” Lococo (247,000).
Day 2 will consist of 15 40-minute levels and will go up to level 18, with blinds between 6,000 and 12,000 and a large blind of 12,000. There will be a lunch break after Level 29, which should arrive around 7pm. The full prize has not yet been confirmed and will be announced at some point in the day.
What was once a mammoth camp will be combined with Bally’s for day 2 and PokerNews will be available throughout the day to capture all the action.