Playground's WSOP-C Colossus Event Breaks Records
When the World Series of Poker Circuit (WSOP-C) announced they were returning to Canada this year for the first time in two years, there was a lot of excitement in the Canadian poker community. That initial excitement also played out on the felt as the first event in the series saw record-breaking attendance for Day 1.
The WSOP-C event kicked off with The Colossus, a $330 buy-in with Day 1s spread across 13 possible opportunities. Four Day 1s played out online at partypoker while nine more Day 1s were held on the real felt of Playground Poker Club. Of course, whether the felt was real or virtual, players had multiple opportunities to satellite into the Day 1 of their choice as well.
In the end, the 13 different Day 1 flights drew an astonishing total of 3,503 entries. That turnout not only filled the prize pool with well over $1 million, but represented the largest tournament (by number of entries) in Playground Poker history. In addition to the record total for the tournament, Day 1g drew a total of 712 entries, which is the largest single day or flight in the history of Playground Poker Club.
When Day 2 commenced, there were 449 players left in the running for the $155,000 top prize. It was on Day 2 that players started to collect money on their exit, and by the time the final hand on Day 2 was dealt, just 37 players were left with a shot at first place. Trevor Delaney leads the way into Day 3 with a solid lead of more than 3 million chips over his closest rival.
Day 3 action is underway as the remaining players fight it out to decide who will win "the largest tournament (by number of entries) in Playground Poker history."