The fifth event in this year’s schedule of the World Series of Poker Europe The Colossus €550 No-Limit Hold’em had its final third day and the big winner after a total of ten days of poker game was Matous Skorepa. The poker pro from the Czech Republic had its third gold bracelet won on Czech soil and the sweet payday amounting to €270,015.
At the very beginning of the anticipated poker event, there were many poker players eager to take part in the ten days of exciting poker. Over the span of all initial flights and the two other days of play there were some 4,115 entries running for the big win, which was systematically reduced to only 12 players at the end of the second day. Those poker enthusiasts were then ready for the final day and the heated final table, which was going to lead them even closer to the first place and the big money.
The Colossus event made King’s Casino in Rozvadov, the Czech Republic the hottest location for poker and players from all around the world were competing for the coveted title of the seventh winner of the wanted by many gold bracelet during this festival. Skorepa demonstrated his playing skills as he mercilessly defeated Florian Fuchs and let him nowhere near the first place. Austrian poker player Fuchs remained in the runner-up position and he received €166,855.
Jonathan Khalifa was the chip leader at the end of Day 2 of the tournament, but he managed to make it only to the third place on the leader board. He bagged a total of €123,241 at the end of the ten-day tournament and seemed content with his performance. Meanwhile, Skorepa’s fellow countrymen players Michal Schuh and Lukas Zaskodny were some of the first people to congratulate the new winner on his new gold bracelet. Zaskodny recently claimed the throne at Event #6: €2,200 Pot-Limit Omaha and defeated the feared by many Allen “Chainsaw” Kessler.
Final Table Action
The overall game during the final table was rapid and the first player to go home was Gaetan Cauchy from France who had to settle for mere €23,499 at the end of his ten-day game. He was defeated by the big winner himself, who dominated most of the action on the final table. Greece’s Makarios Avramidis was the only player who had already won a WSOP bracelet during his poker career but even he made it only to the fifth position on the leader board winning €68,771.
Ivaylo Sivinov from Bulgaria finished fourth in the run following a final day filled with ups and downs for him. He got his hands on €91,711. The big winner at the Colossus event Skorepa said that he had been preparing for the tournament for the last twelve months and as a result, he found the tables pretty easy, as good fortune was more important for the big win. He shared that up next for him is a well-deserved break from the busy schedule and some time for himself.