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

Numerous Bracelet Winners Still Alive as Day 2 of Event #61: $400 COLOSSUS No-Limit Hold'em Starts Today

Greg Raymer

The 2019 World Series of Poker kicked-off the summer with The Big 50 shattering the tournament field record and Event #61: $400 COLOSSUS No-Limit Hold'em tournament found its way into the record books as well. The fifth installment of the COLOSSUS saw another record-breaking field with 13,109 total entries coming off of two Day 1 flights. Both starting days were scheduled to play through 16 levels of action but it was announced that players were playing down to the money. Each flight would end two-levels later with the bubble boy being eliminated, guaranteeing the 1,948 returning players a minimum cash of $600.

Leading the pack into Day 2 is Romik Vartzar who bagged an outstanding 2,170,000 in chips at the end of Day 1b. Vartzar was the only player in the massive field to surpass two million in chips, but there were a handful of players that accumulated over one million chips, John Goyette (1,435,000), Hien Tran (1,152,000), Kyle Shaw (1,130,000), Ian Steinman (1,127,000), Julian Manolio (1,095,000), and Amador Trinidad (1,012,000). Once the players take their seats,19% of the 1,948 players will begin their day with double the 269,179 chip average.

The games best players took a stab at the enormous field and 31 WSOP bracelet winners look to add to their collection.

BraceletsNameTableChipsBig Blinds
1Georgious Manousos Sotiropo107960,00080
1Greg Raymer159850,00071
1Nick Jivkov125737,00061
1Kathy Liebert105655,00055
1Andrew Barber308584,00049
1Amir Lehavot205562,0047
2David 'Bakes' Baker160529,00044
1Ylon Schwartz165475,00040
1'Captian' Tom Franklin104408,00034
1Jeremy Ausmus234350,00029
1Erik Cajelais174317,00026
1Jean 'Prince' Gaspard137294,00025
1Blair Hinkle107287,00024
1David Miscikowski268269,0022
1James Mackey170250,00021
1Justin Liberto173225,00019
1Chris Moneymaker170195,00016
2Benjamin Zamani257190,00016
1Hani Awad100159,00013
1Calen McNeil126157,00013
2Athanasios Polychronopoulos136142,00012
1Jerry Yang194114,00010
2Tony Ma289104,0009
2Loni Harwood199101,0008
1Christian Pham27085,0007
2Dan Heimiller23783,007
1Arkadly Tsinis18377,0006
1Marsha Wolak20471,0006
4Tom McEvoy20849,0004
2David Singer13247,0004
1Longsheng Tan23138,0003

Day 2 will start today at 11:00 a.m. local time and players will pick up action from level 19 where blinds are 5,000/10,000 with a 10,000 big blind ante. Players are scheduled to finish 15 levels of play with each level being 40 minutes long. Players will receive a 15-minute break after every 3 levels with a 60-minute dinner break coming after the ninth level.

Stay tuned here, as the PokerNews Live Reporting team will be in the field bringing you coverage of the COLOSSUS and as well as every event throughout the 2019 World Series of Poker.

Tags: Hien TranIan SteinmanJulian ManolioRomik Vartzar