The first-ever WSOP Colossus event has come to an end with 14,284 players paying the $565 buy-in and a total of 22,374 players after re-entries. With a prize pool guaranteed at $5 million, the player pool increased the prize money to $11,187,000 with 2241 players earning a payday. In the end it was 25 year old Lance “Cord” Garcia who earned the title win and $638,880 in prize money.

The Colossus tournament turned out to be a record-breaking event with the massive amount of players competing and prize pool up for grabs at the Rio in Las Vegas. The tournament was the largest of its kind to take place since the 2006 WSOP Main Event which saw only 8,773 players competing.

On the final day of Colossus, nine players returned to the felt to take part in final table game play. Once the tournament whittled down to the final 2, it would be Garcia facing off against Brad McFarland. On the final hand, Garcia would hold pocket 4s with McFarland holding A-8 off-suit. The board ran 4-Q-2-2-7 giving Garcia trips and the title win. This was the first WSOP bracelet earned by Garcia and quite an exciting one to win!

Final Results:

First                     Lance Garcia                                      $638,880

Second                Brad McFarland                                $386,253

Third                   Ray Henson                                        $308,761

Fourth                 Paul Lentz                                           $234,927

Fifth                     Aditya Prasetyo                                 $182,348

Sixth                    Kenny Halaert                                    $140,956

Seventh               Garry Simms                                      $109,632

Eighth                  David Farber                                      $87,817

Ninth                   Anthony Blanda                                 $67,681