Ryan Tamanini raised on the button to 125k. Arkadiy called. The flop came 6♣3♣5♠. Arkadiy checked and Tamanini bet 125k. Arkadiy moved all-in and Tamanini made the call with 8♣4♣ against Arkadiy’s A♣7♣.
Turn: J♠ River: 9♦
Arkadiy holds with Ace-high and converts his 5-1 advantage into an outright win of the 2500 Main Event.
That hand brings an end to Big Stax XXIV. Thanks to everyone who participated and the schedule for Big Stax XXV, which will be in May, will be released soon. Full results for the 2500 Main Event will be posted soon.
Nick Lee raised to 110k from under the gun and was called by Tsinis Arkadiy on the button as well as Abe Faroni in the big blind.
Flop: 4♥7♠3♥ Pot: 375k
Faroni checks. Lee bets 150k. Arkadiy called. Faroni folded.
Turn: 2♦ Pot: 675k
Lee checked. Arkadiy bet 450k. Lee moved all-in for 1.4M and was called.
Lee 10♥7♥ vs Arkadiy 3♦3♠ Pot: 3.475M
Lee was still drawing live to his flush but the board paired on the end giving Arkadiy a full-house and another elimination at the Final Table. He extends his chip-lead while Faroni and Taminini will have to fight for the opportunity to gets heads-up with Arkadiy.
During Level 25, Ryan Taminini found a full double through Abe Faroni with 6x6x against AxKx all-in preflop. The board ran out 9x8x6x8x5x and Taminini escaped the short-stack. After that, the four players stayed fairly even for the remainder of the level. Here’s how the chip-counts look heading into Level 26:
Under the gun opens to 65k and is called by Tsinis Arkadiy in middle position as well as Keith Morrow in the big blind. The flop comes A♣4♣6♦ and both players check to Arkadiy. Arkadiy fires 95k and is shoved on by Morrow for 410k. The other player goes away and Arkadiy makes the call putting Morrow at risk.
Arkadiy AxQx vs Morrow Q♣6♣
The turn and river brought no help for Morrow and he is out.
Keith Morrow is eliminated in 9th place for $6,580.
Tsinis Arkadiy continued his good run by picking up AxAx against Ryan McKnight’s KxKx all-in preflop. The board ran out 8x8x7xQxAx and Arkadiy grabs another KO.
Ryan McKnight is eliminated in 8th place for $7,664.
There was a raise to 50k from early position and one flat call from middle position. Action folded to Altman in the big blind and he moved all-in for ~760k. The original raiser, Nick Lee, called and the middle position player folded.
Lee held AxAx and had Altman’s AxQx in horrible shape. The board ran clean for Lee and he grabs the first K.O. of the Final Table.
Brian Altman is eliminated in 10th place for $5,832.
There is about ten minutes remaining in Level 22. The blog will be providing limited coverage with the help of the Parx floor staff due to the weather situation. Bust-outs and any details that can be gathered will be posted promptly. Here are the chip counts heading into the Final Table: