Paul James Wins COLOSSUS Event From Field Of 13,565

By Craig Klinski
June 29, 2022
Paul James WSOP bracelet 2022

More gold bracelets were awarded on Tuesday at the World Series of Poker, which saw the conclusion to two huge low-buy-in events.

After four days of play and 13,565 entries, Paul Hizer is the last remaining player in the $400 COLOSSUS No Limit Hold’em event. Despite some close calls towards the end of the event where he needed a King to save his tournament, Hizer secured his first bracelet and $414,490 in first place earnings on Tuesday night.

Hizer, whose previous biggest win came during a 3rd place finish in the $1,000 Limit Hold’em WPTDeepStacks Hollywood Main Event, now has $889,048 in lifetime winnings. Other big winners from the final table of the event included Sam Laskowitz ($256,170), Jordan Pelon ($193,240), James Scott ($146,680) and Luong Quach ($112,060).

The win was timely for James, who had never won a tournament.

“It means a lot. I played many tournaments. Had lots of deep runs. But I’ve never actually won a tournament outright. I don’t know if many people know that about me. I’m sure my close friends do. And maybe today was just written in the stars and I was meant to go all the way. I felt really confident, I felt like I had a really good game plan, and I’m just really thankful that it worked out.”

James Todd wins Salute to Warriors Event

James Todd is the winner of the $500 Salute to Warriors Event on Tuesday night after outlasting 3,209 entries over three days in what turned out to be a record-breaking field. The prize pool ultimately generated over $1.4 million and raised $74,809 for the USO and other charities. With his win, Todd won his first bracelet and a $161,256 first place prize.

On tap for Wednesday

Poker Players Championship to play down to the final table

The $50,000 Poker Players Championship is down to just 13 players from an original 112 entries as Day 3 was completed on Tuesday. Day 4 gets underway at 2 PM PT with Yuri Dziielevski holding the chip lead among a field that includes Dan “Jungleman” Cates, John Racener, Koray Aldemir and Benny Glaser. The remaining players are guaranteed at least $100,866 with first place set to receive $1,449,103.

Tag Team of Corey Paggeot and Jamie Kerstetter lead Event #56

Just five players remain in the $1,000 Tag Team Team No Limit Hold’em event with a team of Corey Paggeot and Jamie Kerstetter leading the way. When action resumes at 5 PM PT, they will be joined by four other teams: Tsugaru/Ichikawa, Leonard?Jorstad, Spitale/Pochat and Kraemer/Schiller. The remaining teams are guaranteed $17,150 with first place set to receive $74,042.

Deep Stack Championship enters Day 3

A field of 60 players remain in the $600 Deepstack Championship No Limit Hold’em with John Ypma leading the way when action picks up at 12 PM PT. They will be playing for some big prizes with first place set to receive $299,464 as well as the coveted bracelet.

$1,500 Pot Limit Omaha Hi/Lo 8 or better down to 14

Just 14 players remain in the $1,500 Pot Limit Omaha Hi/Lo 8 or Better after 2 days. It’s Richard Crooks who holds the lead when play resumes at 2 PM PT with the remaining players guaranteed $15,380 and first place set to receive $289,610.

Super Seniors No Limit Hold’em enters Day 2

A field of 2,669 players aged 60 years or older entered the $1,000 Super Seniors No Limit Hold’em on Tuesday with 727 of those surviving the first day of play. Angelita Grayer held the lead at the start of the day with play ending at Level 20.

$10,000 Short Deck No Limit Hold’em attracts 102 players during Day 1

A total of 102 players entered the $10,000 Short Deck event on Tuesday. Of those, 37 survived the day’s play with late registration until Day 2 gets underway at 2 PM PT.

Upcoming events

Three new events are on the schedule at the World Series of Poker today: the $1,000 Ladies No Limit Hold’em Championship starting at 11 AM PT, the $1,500 Super Turbo Bounty No Limit Hold’em at 1 PM PT and the $10,000 Pot Liit Omaha Hi/Lo 8 or Better Championship at 3 PM PT.

Watch the WSOP

At 5 PM PT, poker fans will be able to watch live streaming of the $1,000 TAG Team event, which down to the final five teams. To watch, you can tune into live streaming action of the 2022 World Series of Poker through PokerGo, via a subscription that can be purchased for $14.99 per month or $99 per year.

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