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WSOP: Early Successes and Failures

The first big test of the World Series of Poker—the Colossus—was seen by some as bit of a flop, attracting fewer players than last year. But was it really? Steve Ruddock on Part Time Poker:

In my opinion, Colossus II was simply a victim of its own hype. It may not have exceeded last year’s inaugural Colossus tournament, but it wasn’t a full blown failure. It wasn’t even slightly disappointing. Colossus II was less Caddyshack II and more Godfather Part II, a nearly equal follow up to one of the best films of all time. Colossus II was the second largest tournament ever held.