June 29, 2022 Live Poker News, Poker News Lars Liedtke

Paul Hizer Wins WSOP Colossus for $414,490, Topping 13,565 Entries

Paul Hizer from England chose a great one to win his first live poker tournament turning $400 into a staggering $414,490 and a WSOP bracelet at the COLOSSUS. Hizer topped a massive field of 13,565 entries.

Paul Hizer Wins WSOP Colossus for $414,490, Topping 13,565 Entries

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13,565 entries, $1,936,770 in the prize pool

The 2022 WSOP Colossus attracted an incredible 13,565 entries, which generated a huge $1,936,770 prize pool and all of that for a tiny buy-in of only $400.

The enormous field played all the way down to the final table and the decision fell on Day 4.

Final Table Bustouts

Anthony Rutter was the first player, who had to leave the final table followed by Jeffrey Loiacono finishing in sixth place. After that, Luong Quach and James Scott followed them to the rails.

Paul Hizer and Sam Laskowitz were the two players, who found themselves as the last two standing after Jordan Pelon exited in third place.

Laskowitz entered heads-up play as chip leader, but then Hizer doubled into the lead with Ace-Queen against Sam’s Pocket Threes.

Paul Hizer wins 2022 WSOP COLOSSUS as first live tournament ever!

Hizer took a commanding lead with a great call with just king high to pick off a bluff from Laskowitz.

After this hand, Sam Lakowitz was very short and Hizer managed to finish the job when his A3s held up against Laskowitz’s 82o to win not only his first WSOP bracelet, but even his first live tournament ever!

Paul Hizer said after his breakthrough victory:

“It means a lot. 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.”

2022 WSOP Event #51: $400 Colossus Final Table Results:

1Paul James Hizer$414,490
2Sam Laskowitz$256,170
3Jordan Pelon$193,240
4James Scott$146,680
5Luong Quach$112,060
6Jeffrey Loiacono$86,160
7Anthony Rutter$66,670
8William Gian$51,930
9Syed Shah$40,710
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