The World Series of Poker brings a lot to its participants every single year of its existence and the year 2018 brought its 49th edition to the well-known gaming venue of Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. Progressing with impressive poker tournament the schedule introduces new single- and multiple-day events every single day. Event #7: COLOSSUS – $565 No-Limit Hold’em is one of the multiple-day events in the poker festival’s schedule boasting a total prize pool of $6,535,000.
The COLOSSUS event is among the more generous offerings of the WSOP every single year and is one of the preferred ones for participation in since it features a relatively average buy-in which brings with itself the chance for a large payout at the end of the action. This is one of the main reasons why poker players from around the world manage to make their way to the event and this year was no exception. There was a total of 13,070 entries registered for participation throughout the six starting flights which this event had on offer, bringing the poker action to new levels.
This Wednesday brings the official Day 2 of the poker tournament which welcomes back all survivors throughout the starting flights. Poker action was fast-paced and there are some 32 players remaining on the felt. At the end of the official Day 2 of action the leading player among all surviving participants was Matthew Causa from Chicago who has managed to amass some 4,410,000 in chips. The runner-up position on the unofficial leader board was claimed by Thai Ha who is following him closely with his chip stack of 4,095,000.
Six Starting Flights Guarantee Generous Payouts
The guaranteed prize for the eventual winner who is going to outplay the entire field of participants amounts to some $1,000,000 and this was one of the main incentives for players from near and far to make their way to the COLOSSUS tournament. Each of the players had a starting chip stack of some 5,000 but many of them were quick to generate more impressive chip counts throughout the action days.
There was also a compliment for every player taking part in Day 1a, as 304 of them had the chance to leave with a cash prize as a consolation for their elimination. The minimum prize amounted to some $833 which is still more than the buy-in for the event. As for the top positions on the official leader board, only the most skillful 539 players registered for action will be in for the money and will share the prize pool. The minimum amount of cash they could win amounts to some $2,048.
Among the players that could not make it further during this flight were Phil Hellmuth and Kristen Bicknell. Throughout the last Day 1f, only 133 players bagged chips and progressed ahead towards the official second day of action. Among them, the chip leader was Brian Ray from the US who generated some 351,000 in chips.
The 2nd June was when poker action at the COLOSSUS tournament first commenced, and ever since then the interest towards participation in this event has not decreased. As for the Final Table towards which everyone is aiming, it is set to take place on 7th June and poker action progresses ahead.