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  1. The World Series of Poker Colossus, which attracted over 22,000 entrants is, within a matter of days, already down to just 39. Nine PocketFivers are among the group and everyone is trailing the chip-leading stack of Raymond Henson, who has 7.4 million, 600,000 more than the next closest person. --- Tournament Poker Edgeis the only poker training site dedicated exclusively to MTTs and features over 1,000 training videos, blogs, articles, podcasts and a dedicated strategy forum for members. Check Tournament Poker Edge out on Twitter. --- Hensen reclai
  2. The World Series of Poker Colossus, which starts Friday with the first set of flights, will likely go down as the largest-field live tournament in history. Reportedly, we could see as many as 20,000 entrants at $565 a pop. The tournament has a $5 million guaranteed prize pool and, after seeing a ton of buzz on PocketFives, we caught up with Caesars Interactive Entertainment Vice President Seth Palansky to give you a leg up when it comes to navigating the melee. --- Tournament Poker Edgeis the only poker training site dedicated exclusively to MTTs and features over 1,000 training vide
  3. We're still more than two months away from the first ever World Series of Poker Colossus event and the field size is already in the four-figures, according to WSOP officials. The tournament has a $565 buy-in, will award a bracelet, and could boast the largest field in the history of live poker. Four starting flights will take place. Flights A and B will take place on May 29, while Flights C and D will start one day later. Flights A and C begin bright and early at 10:00am, while Flights B and D begin at 6:00pm. Players eliminated from a flight may enter any of the other flights, which should
  4. [caption width="640"] The World Series of Poker has 74 events on the schedule but only five are considered "must play."[/caption] It’s almost here. The 2017 World Series of Poker edges closer on the poker horizon with each passing day. The excitement sticks to every player whether it is an amateur taking their chance or a tournament grinder trying to fight their way out of makeup. The WSOP schedule has a whopping 74 events on it but only five tournaments are worthy of “must play” status. #5 - The Millionaire Maker - $1,500 buy-in - June 10-14One omission that some might have a few gripes
  5. [caption width="680"] Robert Mizrachi hunts for his fourth WSOP bracelet in the Stud Championship.[/caption]The 2016 World Series of Poker wrapped up its opening weekend with the Colossus II and the $1,000 Top Up Turbo for the No Limit Hold’em crowd and the Seven Card Stud Championship and the $1,500 Dealers Choice for mixed game junkies. Two events reached the final the table – Stud and Turbo, while the Colussus II heads into Day 3 loaded with talent and the Dealers Choice event returns with the money bubble in mind. Ben Lindenmulder Bags Huge Lead in Colossus II Day 2 of Colos
  6. In a conference call on Tuesday, World Series of Poker officials outlined a variety of highlights and major changes for this year's tournament extravaganza, which is set to start in 15 days from the Rio in Las Vegas. Sorry, there are no Frisbee-catching dogs this year. --- Tournament Poker Edgeis the only poker training site dedicated exclusively to MTTs and features over 1,000 training videos, blogs, articles, podcasts and a dedicated strategy forum for members. Check Tournament Poker Edge out on Twitter. --- Pre-registration, in part driven by the opening $565 buy-in Colossus
  7. Bertrand 'ElkY' Grospellier won his second career World Series of Poker gold bracelet on Monday, taking top honors in the 2019 WSOP Europe €550 Colossus. Grospellier topped a field of 2,738 entries to win €190,375 and with it came the close of WSOP Europe. The win gave Grospellier his second career gold bracelet. His first came in 2011 when he won the $10,000 Seven Card Stud event for $331,639. €550 Colossus Final Table Results 1st: Bertrand 'ElkY' Grospellier - €190,375 2nd: Avraham Dayan - €117,630 3rd: Marian Kubis - €86,172 4th: Mick Heder - €63,670 5th: Dieter Becker - €47,452 6
  8. [caption width="640"] Thomas Pomponio is a few months removed from winning Colossus and has undergone a few changes in his life in that time (WSOP Photo)[/caption] Thomas 'pompyouup Pomponio’slife changed forever on June 6 when he won the World Series of Poker Colossus event for $1 million. That type of score in poker’s biggest lottery would change anyone’s life and it’s done so for Pomponio, but not in the way that you would expect. When the 28-year-old Pomponio won Colossus, he said he would go back to work the next day and resume his profession as a butcher. Pomponio did just tha
  9. [caption width="640"] A trip to the desert might be exactly what Mike Azzaro needed to turn his summer around.[/caption] The record heat in Las Vegas this week didn’t stop the masses from heading down the highway to the Las Vegas Motor Speedway for the annual Electric Daisy Carnival music festival. Mike Azzaro was among those participants who made the pilgrimage. Azzaro’s summer has lacked on the felt with only three cashes and a high point score of $1,178. That hasn’t waned his enthusiasm about his prospects for the remainder of the summer and Azzaro thinks his trip to EDC is just wh
  10. It took until Sunday night, but the final numbers for the 2015 World Series of Poker Colossusare in. The result was as expected: the largest-field live poker tournament in history. This author said from the get-go that the Colossus, which had a $565 buy-in, would fetch over 20,000 entrants and was dead on. The final attendance figure: 22,374. Who says poker is dying? --- Tournament Poker Edgeis the only poker training site dedicated exclusively to MTTs and features over 1,000 training videos, blogs, articles, podcasts and a dedicated strategy forum for members. Chec
  11. Throughout most of the weekend, PocketFives' WSOP coveragewill be focused on the Colossus, the massive $565 buy-in tournament with a $5 million guarantee. Word on the street is that this tournament, which is assured the title of the largest live poker tournament ever held, could break 20,000 entrants. --- Tournament Poker Edgeis the only poker training site dedicated exclusively to MTTs and features over 1,000 training videos, blogs, articles, podcasts and a dedicated strategy forum for members. Check Tournament Poker Edge out on Twitter. --- After two-ho
  12. [caption width="618"] The WSOP Colossus in 2015[/caption] Late last week, the dates for the 2016 World Series of Poker were announced. The tournament series runs from May 31 to July 18 and the details of several events were unveiled, including the second running of the Colossus. Dubbed Colossus II, the $565 buy-in tournament guarantees $7 million (up from $5 million in 2015) and offers a $1 million first place prize, up from $638,000 in 2015, which was tantamount to 5.7% of the prize pool. It starts June 2. Upping the Ante in the Colossus Caesars Vice President of Corporate Communicat
  13. [caption width="640"] Mike Azzaro's summer is off to a slow start but that hasn't dampened his confidence.[/caption] The first full week of the 2017 World Series of Poker is in the books and the wave of thousands who took their shot in the Colossus have come and gone from the Amazon Room. New Jersey's Mike Azzaro was among that group of hopefuls and he fired five times in pursuit of millionaire glory. Despite the volume put in, Azzaro came away with just a single min-cash to show for his efforts. Azzaro’s expectations were tempered coming into the event and he was realistic about his
  14. [caption width="640"] Mike Azzaro is taking a leave from the online world this summer to battle in Las Vegas and prove his chops on poker's biggest stage.[/caption] New Jersey online poker is producing some of the best players on the East Coast and a few of them are out in Las Vegas this summer to take their shot at a full schedule. Among those players is Mike ‘MikeyCasino’ Azzaro. Currently, Azzaro is the #8-ranked player in New Jersey and has put together a live tournament resume of $310,000 in earnings. Azzaro has been on the precipice of his tournament breakthrough for a few years
  15. [CAPTION=98%]The Pavilion Room will be filled to capacity every weekend of the World Series of Poker as thousands of "Weekend Warriors" take their shot at a bracelet.[/CAPTION] Each year the World Series of Poker carefully plans its schedule around the lower buy-in No Limit Hold’em events that run every weekend of the series. This is done to cater to the “Weekend Warriors” who only have one or two weekends a year to play in a WSOP event. All of these events carry a catchy name and huge fields guaranteed to give all players the maximum bang for their buck. Here at PocketFives, as part o
  16. For the last week, the poker world has been buzzing and the hallways at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino have been jam-packed all thanks to the $500 Big 50 event at the World Series of Poker. While big crowds and plenty of hype are nothing new for the opening week of the WSOP, the Big 50 was unprecedented in many ways. Largest All-Time Live Poker Tournament The 28,371-player field made the Big 50 the largest live tournament in poker history. The previous title holder in that category, The Colossus in 2015, which had a $565 buy-in and allowed players to enter each of the four starting
  17. The 2019 edition of the World Series of Poker Colossus event has a bunch of changes when compared to the 2018 version of the event. In fact, almost everything other than the event's name has been changed for this year's WSOP, but players should very much enjoy the alterations that have been made, especially to the structure. Colossal Changes in 2019 Right off the bat, you'll notice the 2019 Colossus has a lot more starting chips than the 2018 version did. In 2019, players will get 40,000 in chips to start, whereas 2018 saw competitors begin with 5,000. In 2018, levels on the Day 1s were 30 m
  18. [caption width="640"] Jon Borenstein has had many close final table calls and finally earned his breakthrough victory in the WPT500. (WPT photo)[/caption] The fine line between poker immortality and being just another player with a few close calls is rail thin and Jon 'itsmejon' Borenstein can firmly attest to that. In the last few years, Borenstein has put together a strong track record in tournaments with four-figure fields that reached a peak last summer when he finished eighth in the Colossus. The majority of Borenstein’s final table runs have ended in heartbreak as when the equity is
  19. [caption width="640"] Thomas Pomponio is poker's latest darling after winning the WSOP Colossus III[/caption] Thomas ‘pompyouup’ Pomponio walked into the Rio last week as just another face among the 18,054 entrants in Colossus III. Fast-forward a few days later, Pomponio is the newest millionaire at the WSOP after beating the field to collect the seven-figure first place prize. Pomponio’s name is will forever be remembered now among the winners of Colossus but his game is already reckoned with online in New Jersey. Playing on New Jersey’s regulated websites, Pomponio has racked up ove
  20. The final numbers for the 2015 World Series of Poker Colossuswere unveiled on Sunday night and, although the tournament broke records across the board, a chunk of the community was outraged over the 5.7% of the prize pool allocated to first place. Meanwhile, 2,241 entrants of the 22,374 who entered will finish in the money, with a minimum cash of $1,096. --- Tournament Poker Edgeis the only poker training site dedicated exclusively to MTTs and features over 1,000 training videos, blogs, articles, podcasts and a dedicated strategy forum for members. Check Tournamen
  21. Four weeks after releasing the dates and a few select events for the 2019 World Series of Poker, WSOP organizers announced another 13 events that will make up the schedule including most of the signature branded events including the Colossus, Marathon, Little One for One Drop, and The Closer. The Colossus, which was immensely popular when it debuted in 2015 as a $565 buy-in, is now a $400 event after three straight years of declining attendance. In previous years, the Colossus has had upwards of eight starting flights. The 2019 version will feature just two, one of June 26, the second on Ju
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