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Old 05-07-2017, 11:27 AM   #1
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Colossus 2017

I want this to be the official Colossus thread once the tournament gets underway. Until then, I'm curious as to how many people plan on playing and how many bullets they will fire.

I know people are disappointed with the structure so a lot are skipping it this year. Plus, with The Giant, online events, and other relatively inexpensive tournaments going on, I suspect this will be the worst turnout so far. I'm interested in people's guesses. I'll go with under 20,000 total entries and under 11,000 unique entries. Other guesses?
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Old 05-07-2017, 12:15 PM   #2
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Colossus III will be my first ever WSOP event. I plan on 1 bullet only, unless I do well in the cash games. Not sure what to expect at all. I chose this tournament for its low buy-in as well as its, gather chips early OR bust and play cash, structure. Has anyone played in this event in years past that can give me general tips or any help me on what to expect? Either way, I'm extremely excited for my first WSOP experience.
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Old 05-07-2017, 12:22 PM   #3
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Anyone know of good qualifiers for this tournament or others in Vegas (other than the "freerolls" for play many hours per mo)


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Old 05-07-2017, 12:48 PM   #4
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Colossus III will be my first ever WSOP event. I plan on 1 bullet only, unless I do well in the cash games. Not sure what to expect at all. I chose this tournament for its low buy-in as well as its, gather chips early OR bust and play cash, structure. Has anyone played in this event in years past that can give me general tips or any help me on what to expect? Either way, I'm extremely excited for my first WSOP experience.
It's run just like any daily you would expect at your local casino. 5,000 in chips and 30 minute levels. Soft field with a few pros sprinkled here and there. Most players don't understand position and donk off chips on long shot draws. Of course, that means you might bust from a bad beat by a lucky donk but that's to be expected. It will be crowded and food is overpriced. Eat before you go and use the restroom long before it starts. Bring a sweater or jacket for inside.
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Old 05-07-2017, 05:01 PM   #5
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Re: Colossus 2017

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I want this to be the official Colossus thread once the tournament gets underway. Until then, I'm curious as to how many people plan on playing and how many bullets they will fire.

I know people are disappointed with the structure so a lot are skipping it this year. Plus, with The Giant, online events, and other relatively inexpensive tournaments going on, I suspect this will be the worst turnout so far. I'm interested in people's guesses. I'll go with under 20,000 total entries and under 11,000 unique entries. Other guesses?
Flying in a couple hours before last flight. Firing as many as needed hoping to make a day 2 when it turns into an actual poker tournament. Definitely pre registering, well already did.
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Old 05-07-2017, 06:06 PM   #6
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Flying in a couple hours before last flight. Firing as many as needed hoping to make a day 2 when it turns into an actual poker tournament. Definitely pre registering, well already did.
I'm pretty sure you can only enter once per flight. So if you're arriving a few hours before the last flight, you might only get 1 shot. If I am wrong, someone with more knowledge please correct me.

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Old 05-07-2017, 07:37 PM   #7
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I'm pretty sure you can only enter once per flight. So if you're arriving a few hours before the last flight, you might only get 1 shot. If I am wrong, someone with more knowledge please correct me.

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This year, I think you can fire two bullets per flight and there are two flights per day.
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Old 05-07-2017, 07:37 PM   #8
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I just read "One re-entry per flight" On the website. So it looks like you can fire a second bullet if needed.
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Old 05-08-2017, 02:42 PM   #9
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Re: Colossus 2017

What are people saying about the structure? I was thinking it will smash records this year with the new re-entry rules. I for one will be buying in as many times as it takes to get a top chip stack for day 2.
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Old 05-08-2017, 02:57 PM   #10
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What are people saying about the structure? I was thinking it will smash records this year with the new re-entry rules. I for one will be buying in as many times as it takes to get a top chip stack for day 2.
Antes by level 3...

80% of the players tanking on trivial preflop decisions because the pros do it on TV.

My table from last year, we were lucky to get 1 orbit per blind level.

I might pass this year or only fire one bullet and try to get lucky.
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Old 05-08-2017, 04:06 PM   #11
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Two Colostomies are enough for me. Not playing it again.
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Old 05-08-2017, 05:45 PM   #12
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It's a $565 turbo with a huge guarantee. Call it what it really is. Day 2 is a normal pace structure but the stacks will be really shallow.
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Old 05-08-2017, 10:20 PM   #13
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It's a $565 turbo with a huge guarantee. Call it what it really is. Day 2 is a normal pace structure but the stacks will be really shallow.
Exactly, ez skip imo. Wayyy better structure at PH in $600 goliath milly starting end of same weekend.
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Old 05-08-2017, 11:33 PM   #14
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Exactly, ez skip imo. Wayyy better structure at PH in $600 goliath milly starting end of same weekend.
But the prestige of the WSOP and the chance for a bracelet are certainly factors for most people choosing Colossus.
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Old 05-12-2017, 09:54 AM   #15
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I think the "over 1000 buyins" first place might have something to do with it.
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Old 05-12-2017, 12:08 PM   #16
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Personally planning on a hard limit of 2 bullets for the Colossus (debating limiting self to 1, probably won't), but 3-4 maybe in the Goliath.
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Old 05-12-2017, 05:43 PM   #17
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Antes by level 3...

80% of the players tanking on trivial preflop decisions because the pros do it on TV.

My table from last year, we were lucky to get 1 orbit per blind level.

I might pass this year or only fire one bullet and try to get lucky.
New clock rules this year, use them to speed up play.
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Old 05-16-2017, 01:37 PM   #18
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hi guys, whats the wsop event that takes place partly online or is it all online? and how do i participate in it, oh and gl in the colossus
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Old 05-17-2017, 12:55 AM   #19
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Look on the WSOP schedule.
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