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Hansen Vs. Collopy WSOPE Heads-Up Delayed Indefinitely
The final round of the best of three match between poker legend Gus Hansen and online star Jim Collopy to settle the WSOP Europe’s £10,350 Heads-Up High Roller event has been delayed indefinitely.
World Series of Poker media director Seth Palansky even suggested they may wait until the November WSOP Main Event final table to play it out.
“We’re playing it by ear right now,” Palansky said. “We’ll just take it one day at a time and see when scheduling will allow them to finish it up.”
Both players entered the WSOPE main event Friday and agreed the 90-minute dinner break wouldn’t give them enough time to finish the match.
With the main event continuing through Sep. 28, should both players go deep or bust out at different times, scheduling could prove difficult.
Plus, a full schedule of events is still running online and around London, where the EPT London Poker Festival is already underway at the Victoria Grosvenor Casino and the Hilton Metropole, leaving both players relatively busy.
Hansen said as long as he’s in the main event he won’t play and wouldn’t rule out the possibility of a November finish.
“That’s possible,” he said. “I’m open minded.”
But after dominating the first round and holding a lead in the second before getting kings cracked, Hansen said he would rather finish this shot at his first WSOP bracelet as soon as possible.
“That would be to my advantage I would think,” he said.
Collopy said he would like to get it finished as well, but doesn’t necessarily know when they can.
Plus, he sees the time away from the match actually working to his advantage.
“I guess I don’t mind taking a break,” he said. “Let those river cards haunt him a little more.”
First place is worth £288,409 and either player’s first World Series bracelet with £178,211 going to the runner up.