Colin Robinson Wins 2024 WSOP $2,500 No-Limit Hold’em Event

In June 2023, Colin Robinson navigated through a field of thousands to reach the final two in the World Series of Poker $1,500 buy-in no-limit hold’em Monster Stack event. He narrowly missed the gold, finishing second and earning $718,649. Just over a year later, Robinson returned to heads-up play at the WSOP, this time in the $2,500 no-limit hold’em event. The Anthem, Arizona resident emerged victorious, winning $667,963 and his first bracelet.

Robinson now has $2,215,711 in lifetime tournament earnings, with $1,737,103 coming from his 33 in-the-money finishes at the WSOP.

The 2,229-entry turnout for this event created a prize pool of $4,959,525, distributed among the top 335 finishers. Several bracelet winners were among the 21 players who made it to the third and final day, including Jin Hoon Lee (21st), Rui Ferreira (20th), Mike Holtz (17th), Andre Akkari (12th), and Jose ‘Nacho’ Barbero (11th).

2023 World Poker Tour Gardens Poker Championship winner Ky Nguyen was eliminated in 10th place, setting the stage for the official final table. Ivan Stankov lost a critical preflop race with pocket queens against bracelet winner Carl Shaw’s A-K suited, finishing ninth ($61,906).

Gonzalo Almada was left with few chips when his K-J lost to Shaw’s Q-9 suited. He soon went all-in with 10-7 suited, trailing Shaw’s A-10. Almada picked up an open-ended straight draw on the turn but missed on the river, finishing eighth ($79,537).

Robinson’s first knockout at the final table came when his A-K bested the 10-9 of recent $1,500 super turbo bounty freezeout bracelet winner Peter Park (7th – $103,279). He then drew out on the A-K of Akshat Bajaj with A-Q, flopping a queen and holding to narrow the field to five. Bajaj finished sixth, earning $135,522.

Two-time bracelet winner and Card Player Publisher Barry Shulman finished fifth. He went all-in with A-8 against Robinson’s K-Q. The board ran out K-10-6-Q-2, giving Robinson two pair and the pot. Shulman earned $179,687 for his 64th WSOP cash, bringing his overall tournament earnings to nearly $6.2 million.

Vitalijs Zavorotnijs was the next to face Robinson in an all-in showdown. His K-Q suited was dominated by Robinson’s A-K. Zavorotnijs turned an open-ended straight draw, but a deuce on the river eliminated him in fourth place ($240,707). The 2019 WPT Barcelona champion now has more than $2.2 million in career cashes.

Robinson continued his momentum when his A-5 held against John Reiter’s K-Q. Neither player connected with the board, and Reiter was sent to the rail with $325,744 for his third-place finish.

Heads-up play began with Robinson holding a roughly 6:1 chip lead over Shaw. A few hands into their match, Robinson shoved from the button, and Shaw called with Q-10. Robinson’s Q-7 was dominated, but the K-9-8-5-A runout gave him a winning flush.

Shaw earned $445,285 as the runner-up. The 2019 WSOP $5,000 no-limit hold’em event winner now has nearly $3.7 million in lifetime earnings with this strong performance.

$2,500 No-Limit Hold’em Final Table Results

PlacePlayerCountryPrize (USD)
1Colin RobinsonUnited States$667,963
2Carl ShawUnited Kingdom$445,285
3John ReiterUnited States$325,744
4Vitalijs ZavorotnijsLatvia$240,707
5Barry ShulmanUnited States$179,687

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