Event #5: THE COLOSSUS - €550 No-Limit Hold'em

Event Info

Prijavnina €550
Nagradni sklad €2,078,075
Players 4,115

Informacije o trenutnem nivoju

Nivo 38
Slepe stave 300,000 / 600,000
Ante 100,000

All You Can Shove

[user38873] • Nivo 33: 100,000-200,000, 25,000 ante

Out of the small blind, Nebojsa Ankucic raised to 500,000 and Gaetan Cauchy moved all in to force a quick fold.

The next hand, Ankucic jammed from the button and claimed the blinds and antes.

Florian Fuchs opened to 400,000 from the hijack and Ankucic shoved from the cutoff. Cauchy on the button glanced at the stack of the Austrian and Ankucic cut it down to be 2,195,000. Cauchy had that covered by around two big blinds and folded, as did everyone else including Fuchs.

"I had ace-queen, but there is three people behind," Cauchy said in table chat.

Florian Fuchs at
Florian Fuchs
at 3,450,000 550,000
Nebojsa Ankucic at
Nebojsa Ankucic
at 2,950,000 290,000
Gaetan Cauchy FR
Gaetan Cauchy
FR 2,650,000 -350,000

Oznake: Florian FuchsGaetan CauchyNebojsa Ankucic

Khalifa Takes a Stand

[user339872] • Nivo 33: 100,000-200,000, 25,000 ante

Jonathan Khalifa opened to 380,000 on the button and Ruben Garcia Blancas called in the small blind. Ivaylo Sivinov was in the big blind and three-bet to 1,065,000. Sivinov had previously three-bet Khalifa's opening raises multiple times, which Khalifa folded every time.

However, Khalifa had enough, and this time he four-bet shoved all in. Blancas quickly got out of the way and Sivinov looked back at his cards before folding as well. Khalifa turned over {k-Diamonds}{5-Hearts} to show he was not going to be bullied anymore.

Jonathan Khalifa FR
Jonathan Khalifa
FR 7,950,000 1,200,000
Makarios Avramidis gr
Makarios Avramidis
gr 4,420,000 -330,000
Ruben Garcia Blancas es
Ruben Garcia Blancas
es 3,040,000 95,000
Pascal Pflock de
Pascal Pflock
de 2,830,000 -790,000
Ivaylo Sivinov bg
Ivaylo Sivinov
bg 2,820,000 -1,180,000

Oznake: Ivaylo SivinovJonathan KhalifaRuben Garcia Blancas

Slepe stave:

Lucina Takes it on the Flop

[user38873] • Nivo 32: 80,000-160,000, 20,000 ante

While Makarios Avramidis has not played any hand yet today to drop a portion of his stack.

Over on the other table, [Removed:35] raised to 350,000 on the button and Roman Motovsky called from the big blind. The flop of {Q-Hearts}{10-Spades}{4-Diamonds} was checked to Lucina and his bet of 215,000 won the pot without further resistance.

Makarios Avramidis gr
Makarios Avramidis
gr 4,750,000 -1,025,000
Roman Motovsky cz
Roman Motovsky
cz 3,300,000 -540,000
[Removed:7] DE
DE 2,600,000 120,000

Oznake: Makarios AvramidisRoman Motovsky

Sivinov Jams Into Khalifa

[user38873] • Nivo 32: 80,000-160,000, 20,000 ante

Jonathan Khalifa raised to 375,000 from the cutoff and Ivaylo Sivinov moved all in from the small blind.

"Can I get a count please?" Khalifa asked and the shove was for 3.3 million.

"I have a big hand, a really big hand," Khalifa added. "Not sure if I want to flip against you for 3.3 million, that's 40% of my stack." After taking off his jacket and spending another minute in the think tank, Khalifa asked his opponent "You are good?" and Sivinov smiled back and said "I think so," the only reply he gave to the Frenchman.

Khalifa called the clock on himself and a ten second countdown ended with no decision, his hand was declared dead. "I show you if you show me," Sivinov added and Khalifa replied "I can't," sending his cards into the muck.

Jonathan Khalifa FR
Jonathan Khalifa
FR 6,750,000 -165,000
Ivaylo Sivinov bg
Ivaylo Sivinov
bg 4,000,000 1,750,000

Oznake: Ivaylo SivinovJonathan Khalifa

Cauchy Wins Roller Coaster Flip

[user38873] • Nivo 32: 80,000-160,000, 20,000 ante

Down to 1,345,000, Gaetan Cauchy moved all in from the cutoff and Roman Motovsky in the big blind gave it plenty of consideration. He motioned for the stack to be counted, tanked for another minute and called.

Gaetan Cauchy: {2-Diamonds}{2-Spades}
Roman Motovsky: {K-Hearts}{J-Clubs}

After the {J-Spades}{10-Diamonds}{4-Clubs} flop, Cauchy let out a loud "ohhhhh crap" in French and turned away from the table. He didn't immediately return to his seat or he would have seen the {2-Hearts} turn already that locked up his double. By the time the {Q-Hearts} fell on the river, Cauchy was back and celebrated, then took out his smart phone to take a picture of the board.

Roman Motovsky cz
Roman Motovsky
cz 3,840,000 -1,785,000
Gaetan Cauchy FR
Gaetan Cauchy
FR 3,000,000 1,500,000

Oznake: Gaetan CauchyRoman Motovsky

Fuchs Jams Twice; Cauchy Loses Some

[user38873] • Nivo 32: 80,000-160,000, 20,000 ante

Gaetan Cauchy opened to 365,000 from the cutoff and Matous Skorepa called from the small blind. On the {8-Clubs}{3-Clubs}{3-Spades} flop, Skorepa checked and called a bet of 305,000 by Cauchy before the duo checked through the {10-Diamonds} turn and {J-Hearts} river. Skorepa flashed {7-Diamonds}{7-Spades} and won the pot.

Florian Fuchs, who had shoved earlier, then three-bet all in against a raise by Skorepa for 340,000. "I should have around 2.4 million now," the Austrian said. The stack was counted for 2,460,000 and Skorepa engaged in some table chat. "I have deuces. I think you have ace-ten," he said and Fuchs replied "then you are ahead." Skorepa folded after some more consideration and only two hands went past the preflop all in and call stage thus far.

Matous Skorepa cz
Matous Skorepa
cz 5,200,000 190,000
Florian Fuchs at
Florian Fuchs
at 2,900,000 920,000
Gaetan Cauchy FR
Gaetan Cauchy
FR 1,500,000 -630,000

Oznake: Florian FuchsGaetan CauchyMatous Skorepa

Philipp Lutkemeier Eliminated in 12th Place (€18,324)

[user339872] • Nivo 32: 80,000-160,000, 20,000 ante
Philipp Lutkemeier
Philipp Lutkemeier

Philipp Lutkemeier came into the day as the short stack and shoved all in from under the gun for just under 900,000. The action folded around to Ivaylo Sivinov in the big blind who looked down at his cards and quickly made the call.

Lutkemeier: {6-Spades}{6-Clubs}
Sivinov: {8-Spades}{8-Diamonds}

The flop came {j-Spades}{8-Clubs}{7-Diamonds} giving Sivinov a set of eights and leaving Lutkemeier drawing slim. The turn was the {7-Spades} and the river landed the {3-Diamonds}. Lutkemeier became the first casualty of the day while Sivinov is in the process of building up a stack.

Ivaylo Sivinov bg
Ivaylo Sivinov
bg 2,250,000 1,015,000
Philipp Lutkemeier de
Philipp Lutkemeier
de Izpadel

Oznake: Ivaylo SivinovPhilipp Lutkemeier

Slepe stave:

Makarios Avramidis in Contention for Another Bracelet in Event #5: THE COLOSSUS

Makarios Avramidis
Makarios Avramidis

The action is set to resume at 2:00 P.M. local time inside the Poker Arena at King's Casino for the final day of Event #5: THE COLOSSUS €550 No-Limit Hold'em. There will be 12 players returning after a long Day 2 that saw the field dwindle from 256 players.

One of those that will be in search of the title and a WSOP gold bracelet is Makarios Avramidis who comes into the day second in chips with 5,775,000. Making the final table will be no stranger to Avramidis, as he won the €2,200 No-Limit Hold'em 6-Max event two years ago in Berlin where the WSOP Europe was held. He also has nearly $500,000 in career earnings, making him the most experienced of those remaining.

Jonathan Khalifa will hold the chip lead after bagging 6,915,000 to end Day 2. The two players are seated at the same table for the time being and would be no surprise if they were to engage in some large pots. Roman Matovsky (5,625,000) and Matous Skorepa (5,010,000), two local Czech players, are also in contention with some of the larger stacks.

When play gets underway, the blinds will change to 80,000/160,000 with a 20,000 ante. That doesn't leave a lot of room for the short stacks to manoeuvre and eliminations could happen quickly. The returning players are all guaranteed to take home a prize of €18,324 but will be battling for the first-place prize of €270,015.

After three more eliminations, the official final table will be moved to the feature table and will be live-streamed. The PokerNews coverage will continue on a 30-minute delay to be in sync with the live stream.

Seat Assignments THE COLOSSUS Day 3

TableSeatPlayerCountryChip CountBig Blinds
1311Pascal PflockGermany3,620,00023
1312Jonathan KhalifaFrance6,915,00043
1316Ruben Garcia BlancasSpain2,945,00018
1317Ivaylo SivinovBulgaria1,235,0008
1318Philipp LutkemeierGermany930,0006
1319Makarios AvramidisGreece5,775,00036
1374Matous SkorepaCzech Republic5,010,00031
1375Roman MotovskyCzech Republic5,625,00035
1376Florian FuchsAustria1,980,00012
1378Nebojsa AnkucicAustria2,660,00017
1379Gaetan CauchyFrance2,130,00013

Oznake: Florian FuchsGaetan CauchyIvaylo SivinovJonathan KhalifaMakarios AvramidisMatous SkorepaNebojsa AnkucicPascal PflockPhilipp LutkemeierRoman MotovskyRuben Garcia Blancas