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Last amateur standing ends Colossal WSOP run in ninth

3 June 2015
LAS VEGAS — Anthony Blanda is the epitome of the recreational poker player. A 52-year-old father of two teenagers, Blanda grew up in Brooklyn and has lived in Las Vegas for more than 20 years. He works at Home Depot as a kitchen designer. Blanda plays in a home poker game with friends, might play in a small ... (read more)
 

Garcia wins WSOP Colossus title, $638,880

3 June 2015
LAS VEGAS — Cord Garcia defeated Brad McFarland heads-up to win the World Series of Poker's $565 Colossus event -- the largest tournament in poker history. Garcia won $638,880 and his first World Series of Poker bracelet for finishing first. Garcia is a professional poker player who started playing in underground games in Houston when he was 15 years old. ... (read more)
 

Two longtime friends from Miami make the most of the WSOP Colossus

2 June 2015
LAS VEGAS — When Mike Elbilia decided to come to the World Series of Poker, he was hoping to watch his friend Juan Endara make a deep run in the $565 Colossus event. Little did he know he'd be making a deep run of his own. The two have been friends for nearly 25 years, meeting during their freshman year at the University of Miami. ... (read more)
 

WSOP: Third day narrows Colossus field to 39

2 June 2015
LAS VEGAS — After 10 hours of play in the World Series of Poker's $565 Colossus event on Monday, 506 players were whittled down to just 39 on Day 3 of the largest live tournament in poker history. The tournament was originally scheduled to play down to a winner on Tuesday, but with a record-setting 22,374 entries at the start of the tournament, the winner likely won't be decided until Wednesday. ... (read more)
 

Colossal displeasure with Colossus payout structure at WSOP

1 June 2015
LAS VEGAS — The money bubble burst at the World Series of Poker's Colossus event after just two levels of play on Sunday night at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino, but the bulk of the buzz in the Pavilion was a payout structure that will see first place earn $638,880, or just 5.7 percent of the prize pool — well below the typical winner's share for a poker tournament. ... (read more)
 

One on one with WSOP Executive Director Ty Stewart

1 June 2015
LAS VEGAS — Now that the final field size in the World Series of Poker's $565 Colossus has been determined, the $5 million guaranteed prize pool for the tournament seems almost quaint. Not only did the tournament meet the guarantee, it more than doubled it, with 22,374 entries creating a prize pool of $11,187,000. ... (read more)
 

Money bubble bursts, WSOP Colossus down to 506 players

1 June 2015
LAS VEGAS — The bustouts were fast and furious on Day 2 of the $565 Colossus at the World Series of Poker. In fact, the tournament staff could barely keep up, and it appeared for a few moments as if WSOP officials might have actually missed the money bubble. With 10 minutes remaining in the second level of ... (read more)
 

Top 10 numbers from the WSOP's Colossus

1 June 2015
LAS VEGAS — The $565 Colossus has been the most talked-about event at the week-old 2015 World Series of Poker, and for good reason. The tournament drew more entries than any tournament in poker history by a long shot. Here are 10 mind-bending numbers from the first two days of the WSOP Colossus. 10. ... (read more)
 

WSOP Colossus shatters record for largest live poker tournament

31 May 2015
LAS VEGAS — The final two starting flights of the World Series of Poker's $565 Colossus event were filled to capacity on Saturday at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino, ensuring that the event wouldn't just break the record for largest live poker tournament, but shatter it. There were more than 24,000 paid ... (read more)
 

Colossus attracts new faces to WSOP

30 May 2015
LAS VEGAS — One of the primary goals of the World Series of Poker's Colossus event, according to WSOP Executive Director Ty Stewart, was to attract new players. "Seven or eight years ago, (tournament entries) were two-thirds new players and one-third returning players," said Stewart. "In the last few years, ... (read more)

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Aaron Todd

Home-game hotshot Aaron Todd was an editor/writer at Casino City for nearly eight years, and is currently the Assistant Director of Athletics for Communications and Marketing at St. Lawrence University, his alma mater. While he is happy to play Texas Hold'em, he'd rather mix it up and play Omaha Hi/Lo, Razz, Deuce-to-Seven Triple Draw, and Badugi.

Aaron Todd

Home-game hotshot Aaron Todd was an editor/writer at Casino City for nearly eight years, and is currently the Assistant Director of Athletics for Communications and Marketing at St. Lawrence University, his alma mater. While he is happy to play Texas Hold'em, he'd rather mix it up and play Omaha Hi/Lo, Razz, Deuce-to-Seven Triple Draw, and Badugi.