A nine-year-old record was broken on May 27th as 8,926 players had already signed up for the Colossus event. (153 more than when Jamie Gold won the Main Event back in 2006). Although history was made on Wednesday, WSOP is expecting another 11,000 + players to enter the $565 buy-in tournament.
The Colossus is a brand-new tournament that debuts today. The number of entrants mentioned above (8,926) [...] Read more » 2015 WSOP: The Colossus Attracts Record Field
Joined: Mar '09
Age: 50 (M)
Hello what a perfect choice of name to a massive tournament this will be a lot of fun to follow bút I´m not sure how can I do it? Will there be a stream or a TV broadcast ? If some one knows when and where such event can be watched please post it here
Joined: Mar '12
Location: United Kingdom
Age: 37 (F)
This is a unbelievably massive field but at quite a low buy in it does give the chance for loads of recreational players to fulfil a dream in playing at a big event in the world series.a great prize pool as well.
Posted by doubletop777: Well this event has definitely lived up to is name!! The amount of players entered for this tournament is staggering and whoever wins this is going to have earned every penny won
Somehow I am not getting how is a record broken when this tourey is a first-timer...
Joined: Oct '14
Age: 26 (M)
Posted by av1966: Hello what a perfect choice of name to a massive tournament this will be a lot of fun to follow b�t I'm not sure how can I do it? Will there be a stream or a TV broadcast ? If some one knows when and where such event can be watched please post it here
Joined: Jan '12
Age: 25 (M)
Is a huge thing and a massive record, and because the buy.in is a low thing, and like klash23 said above, call for a lot of recreation players that wants to try their shot and maybe win big. Maybe because is a the first time of this tournament, we hope that next year can break another record and more players buy.in into the colossus. This shows that the organization of tournaments around the world is attentive to requests from players and for new ways to innovate.
$565 buy-in is low compared to the WSOP Main Event 10k entry fee but otherwise I do not know many 'recreational' players who willing to spend an iPhone worth of sum to play poker with strangers. It's all relative but six hundred bucks is still 25% of the average pay or 40% of the minimal wage/month in the USA.