With the start of Day 1E at noon local time, Event #1: €550 COLOSSUS No-Limit Hold'em will have passed its half-way point here at the King’s Casino in Rozvadov, Czech Republic. The fifth of eight starting flights is expected to be busier as traditionally the later days attract more players to compete for the €1,000,000 guaranteed prize pool.
The first four starting days attracted 610 players already with many more expected to take their seat over the following flights. Out of those 610 entries, 51 have already made it through to Day 2, Sunday, October 14. Fresh players and the ones that fell at one of the hurdles over the past four Day 1s can try again with registration open for the first ten levels.
After players have paid the €550 buy-in, they will receive 25,000 in chips and can re-enter once per flight. Eighteen levels of play are scheduled with a 20-minute break after every four levels. At 6 PM local time, another starting flight, Day 1F, is scheduled to start, so it will be another busy day in Europe’s biggest poker arena.
Currently leading the chip counts are Day 1A chip leader Dariusz Glinski with 669,000 in chips, followed by Day 1C chip leader Daniel Prior (649,000), and Day 1D chip leader Jan Bednar (633,000). Not everyone that played over the past three days has found a bag for Day 2 yet though, so most of them are expected to jump in again today. Players like Sander van Wesemael, Shaun Deeb, Roland Israelashvili, Jakob Miegel, Teun Kooij, Allen Kessler, Carlo Savinelli, Michael Soyza, Michal Lubas, and numerous others will be taking another shot.
The 2018 WSOPE €550 The COLOSSUS Schedule
|Day||Date||Starting Time||Late Reg||Entries||Survivors||Further Information|
|1A||Tuesday October 9th||18:00||~23:40||154||12||Play 18 Levels of 30 Minutes, top 24 spots paid|
|1B||Wednesday October 10th||18:00||~23:40||167||tba||Play 18 Levels of 30 Minutes, top 26 spots paid|
|1C||Thursday October 11th||12:00||~17:40||125||12||Play 18 Levels of 30 Minutes, top 19 spots paid|
|1D||Thursday October 11th||18:00||~23:40||164||10||Play concluded with 19:00 left in Level 18, top 25 spots paid|
|1E||Friday October 12th||12:00||~17:40||tba||tba||Play 18 Levels of 30 Minutes, the money will be reached|
|1F||Friday October 12th||18:00||~23:40||tba||tba||Play 18 Levels of 30 Minutes, the money will be reached|
|1G||Saturday October 13th||12:00||~17:40||tba||tba||Play 18 Levels of 30 Minutes, the money will be reached|
|1H||Saturday October 13th||18:00||~23:40||tba||tba||Play 18 Levels of 30 Minutes, the money will be reached|
|2||Sunday October 14th||15:00||-||tba||tba||Level duration increases to 40 minutes|
|3||Monday October 15th||tba||-||tba||-||Play Down to a champion|
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