Poker player turns $400 into $409,007 after COLOSSUS win

Poker player turns $400 into $409,007 after COLOSSUS win

The WSOP COLOSSUS event attracted a colossal field of 11,000 poker players

Nearly a total of 11,000 entries were registered in the $400 buy-in No-Limit Hold’em COLOSSUS event of the 2021 World Series of Poker (WSOP) online, which surpassed the expected $3 million guarantee to build a final prize pool of $4,099,528. While the action of this virtual event was among a sea of players, only one eventual champion was able to take home the title, and that was Armando D’avanzo. The great skill of this Maltese player caused his starting bankroll to be multiplied more than 1,000 times, going from initially paying $400 to taking home a total of $409,007, not to mention the first WSOP gold bracelet of his career.

The first nine starting flights were topped by a total of 1,800 players, who came together on the final day to see who had what it took to take down the big pot. There was no doubt that the action was quite intense, and as a result, nearly eight hours were needed to determine the final table of nine players. Jacky Zhang was eliminated in tenth place, and while all this was going on, D’avanzo did whatever it took to keep his chip lead intact. Damian Salas, who had been the champion of the WSOP $10,000 2020 Main Event, had also been able to make it to the final table this time around. However, the Argentinean’s hopes for his second bracelet were dashed when he was eliminated in ninth place.

D’avanzo managed to take a chip lead of more than 2:1 in a heads-up play with Kosuke Tajima. The Japanese managed to come back into the fray with his head held high and even overtook the chip lead for a moment, but D’avanzo didn’t let it stay that way when the final hand was dealt. After intense raising action, Tajima was eliminated in second place, taking home $306,707, while D’avanzo was crowned the overall champion.

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