When it comes to the poker world and its myriad of gaming offerings, there is one poker festival which manages to always stand out in the crowd and this is now other than the World Series of Poker which has it 49th annual edition this summer. 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 which had its Day 3 and the chip leader at the end of it was Sang Liu.
This third official day of action is the last one before the Final Table reunites the surviving players once more and gives them the chance to showcase their best poker performance in order to lay their hands on the big prizes. They are more than attractive since the skillful winner is set to receive the guaranteed cash payout of $1,000,000 whereas the runner-up position is going to bag the consolation prize of $500,000 at the end of the heads-up duel. For the winner, there is also the coveted gold bracelet bearing the WSOP branding.
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. As a consequence of the good conditions provided by the tournament, there were some 13,070 entries registered for participation throughout the six starting flights which this event had on offer, bringing the poker action to new record levels.
Poker Action Approaches Final Table
Day 3 brought more riveting poker action on the felt which was anticipated by everyone surviving after the redraw Day 2. Only as many as 33 players were remaining at the end of the day and they progressed ahead to the next stage of the poker tournament. This is how action commenced and participants began eliminating each other in the run towards the big cashes.
The chip leader of Day 2 Matthew Causa was eliminated soon after the start of the day which scrapped his plans of becoming the champion at the end of the event. The runner-up position at the end of Day 2 was reserved Thai Ha, but he also had to bid farewell to his chances of claiming the throne this Thursday.
This is when the Final Table of the COLOSSUS event is set to take place. Not even the player who claimed the third place on Day 2 Paawan Bansal was able to progress ahead since he was eliminated from the tournament on the 15th position on the official rank list. Liu, on the other hand, climbed from his 4th place at the end of Day 2 to the leading spot with a chip count of 18,205,000.
At the moment, the runner-up position is occupied by Scott Margereson from the UK who managed to bag a considerable chip stack at the end of the day amounting to some 13,855,000 in chips. He placed a significant distance between himself and the third position where Joel Wurtzel from the US is in possession of 8,375,000.