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Roberly Felicio Triumphs over Event #7: COLOSSUS $565 NLHE Field for $1,000,000

One of the most emblematic poker tournaments in the rich schedule of the World Series of Poker, Event #7: COLOSSUS – $565 No-Limit Hold’em just reached the last hand of its Final Table and there was only one triumphant player at the end of the heads-up duel. The most skillful poker player out of the entire player field of 13,070 was Roberly Felicio from Anapolis, Brazil who managed to claim the first place which comes with a coveted WSOP gold bracelet as well as a fixed cash prize amounting to some $1,000,000.

This seventh event in this year’s 49th edition of the WSOP was one of the longer ones as it commenced on 2nd June, shortly after the official start of the poker festival and continued over the span of a total of five days, giving everyone a chance to enter one of the six starting flights. Yesterday saw the official Day 3 of the poker tournament and players were determined to sift out the majority of players remaining in order to determine who is going to continue ahead towards the last day of action.

Bringing more than attractive cash payouts for the skillful winner who was set to receive the guaranteed cash payout of $1,000,000 while the runner-up position managed to bag the consolation prize of $500,000 at the end of the heads-up duel, the COLOSSUS event went down in history.

The last day of the tournament witnessed Sang Liu returning as the chip leader and in possession of the largest chip stack on the felt. A lot changed over the span of the 243 hands which were played this day and the leading players from Day 3 had to settle for less than expected.

Riveting Final Table at the Colossus Event

The player with the smallest chip count at the beginning of the day, Steven Jones was also the first one to hit the rail and he had to settle for a payout of $57,425 after he was eliminated by Song Choe shortly after the start of the day. Scott Margereson was the player who was second in chips at the very beginning of Day 4 and he had quite the experience since he eliminated two consecutive players.

First Margereson outplayed Song Choe from the US and bid him farewell with $126,158. This feat was then followed by a second duel against Timothy Miles who had to leave so close to the throne with only $166,091. Poker action progressed ahead towards the heads-up duel which was secured with the help of Liu who eliminated another one of the promising players Joel Wurtzel who had to settle for the third position on the official leader board and a total of $300,000.

Coincidentally Wurtzel was third in chips at the beginning of the day as well. The heads-up duel itself brought both players a very emotional poker action since Felicio had the chance to demonstrate his poker skills against a good player such as Liu. Felicio was also supported by well-known Brazilians to the liking of Andre Akkari, Felipe Ramos, and Bruno Politano which further solidified the special moment.

This is how this special event came to conclusion but SOP has much many more up for grabs, one of latest being Event $16: $10,000 Heads-Up No-Limit Hold’em Championship which features a prize pool amounting to a total of $1,071,600. CasinoGamesPro’s team will continue providing the latest updates around WSOP events in the upcoming days.

 Author: Benjamin Barry

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