WSOP Colossus Set to Live up to Name

WSOP Colossus Set to Live up to Name

Wednesday, 18 March 2015

The $565 Colossus event at this year's World Series of Poker looks like living up to its name with organisers expecting an enormous record-breaking field.

Up to 20,000 players are expected to take to the tables at the Rio in search of a guaranteed prize pool of $5m during the five-day event which starts on Friday 29 May 2015.

The Colossus will feature four opening flights, each of which will include a pair of “late wave” entries which will allow a further 1,750 players to take part.

Each flight will play ten, 40-minute levels which equates to 7 hours, 45 minutes of real time. Tables will be 10-handed instead of the usual nine-handed. Re-entry will also be allowed.

With the WSOP expecting the Colossus to be “the largest poker tournament ever held in terms of participants” its encouraging players to register in advance.

The 2006 Main Event, which attracted 8,773 runners, is currently the largest ever live tournament field.

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