Event #61: COLOSSUS - $400 No-Limit Hold'em

Flashback: 2017 Colossus Winner Thomas Pomponio

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2017 Colossus Winner Thomas Pomponio

The third installment of the Colossus was held in 2017 and attracted 18,054 entries, the third most in live tournament poker history behind the previous first two years of the tournament.

This huge field generated a prize pool of $9,027,000 and at the end of it all, Thomas Pomponio was the man to take down the title, the bracelet and $1,000,000.

"It feels... just surreal," the Champion said. Pomponio's live tournament cashes at the time totaled less than $140,000 before he entered this tournament. Earning a seven-figure score is certainly an amazing feeling for anyone who makes their breakthrough in poker, but for Pomponio, the bracelet is even more meaningful.

"Ever since I was a kid, I was dreaming about sitting there and holding that gold," said Pomponio, who hails from New Jersey.

Thomas Pomponio wins Colossus
Thomas Pomponio wins Colossus

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